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CHURCHES TOGETHER IN HEATHFIELD & DISTRICT
NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
FEBRUARY 2018


‘THE TURNING'
The Turning is an effort by Christian people to bring the Gospel to others in their communities and to guide those who take an interest to develop a faith in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. It has been amazingly successful, particularly in Reading! Lots of information about the Reading experience is available at www.theturning.eu
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it is going to take place throughout East Sussex from June 3rd to 10th this year' with appropriate follow-up an the following weeks!
There will be ‘hubs' in Newhaven, Eastbourne, Bexhill, Hastings and one other place which is likely to be Heathfield.
Not all of our church leaders feel able to give the time to be involved personally: but there is generally good support for the mission in principle. And it is hoped that many laypeople from all the churches will want to be involved in one way or another.

There are three kinds of involvement
1. Those who go out into the streets and talk about Jesus. (There will be necessary training for this - one evening plus additional guidance before going out during the appointed week).
2. Those who pray for the mission teams (No training required).
3. Those who meet up with people who would like to know more and take them through a discipleship programme. (There will be a necessary training day - in April, after Easter- and disciplers must be prepared to follow up any contacts made, for up to ten times.)
Training will be by a Reading team and Mark Hirst from Battle.
To take part in The Turning, please proceed as follows:
a) Ask your minister or church leader if he or she agrees to your being involved.
b) Send your name and the name of your church to George Dearsley.
c) State which of the three tasks you would prefer to do.
d) Ask your minister or church leader to send a brief reference for you also to George Dearsley.
(George's contact details are : geedlin@aol.com or 01435 862362 or Caburn, Collingwood Rise,Heathfield TN21 8DP)

There will also be a celebration event for everyone at the end of ‘The Turning ‘week on Sunday June 10th. For Heathfield, this year, it will replace, our usual CTH & D united morning service.
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CTH & D Lenten Reflections begin on Sunday 18th February at 6.30pm. at Heathfield Community Centre. The theme is "Journeying Together Towards the Cross". Revd.David Dunn-Wilson will lead the first session and will bring copies of his 2018 book of daily reflections for Lent - for sale at £10.00.
The subsequent sessions will be led by Revd. Sally Epps, Revd. Tom Duncanson, Revd. PJ Guy and Revd. Andy Caldwell.
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The Good Friday Walk of Witness will take place as usual this year on Friday March 30th at 11.00am. beginning at Union Church and meditations will continue in the church for those who do not wish to go on the walk.
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CTH & D will again host a ‘Sanctuary Space' at The Heathfield Show on Saturday May 26th. We shall need lots of volunteers again, so please keep the date if you can. Helpers' show tickets will be subsidised by CTH & D.
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Revd. Andy Caldwell is now Acting vice Moderator of CTH & D and Dr. Sue Greener will take on administering our website.