Posts by Sue Hext

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What Makes a Successful Church? …..Generous to a Fault

by Sue Hext

Pastor Fern spoke to us at our Sunday Gathering on Sunday 19th November.  He continued our series on What Makes a Successful Church? Here are his notes. If you have any questions or comments then please email him at pastor@encounterchurch.org.uk We have looked at the need for: Enabling people to encounter Jesus Teaching and supporting people […]

Christmas is Coming….

by Sue Hext

Whether you like it or not Christmas is just a few weeks away! We do try not to focus on Christmas in November but we have lots of work to do to prepare for our Christmas Community Events. On Saturday 23rd December WAM Kids Cafe Group will be performing our Nativity Play – “Knock Knock… […]

What Makes a Successful Church….. How we deal with Intimidation.

by Sue Hext

As we were unable to record this sermon here are the notes from Pastor Fern’s talk at our Sunday Gathering on Sunday 15th October. THE ENEMY WITHIN – DEALING WITH INTIMIDATION Continuing our series on what makes a successful Church We have looked at the need for: Enabling people to encounter Jesus Teaching and supporting […]

What Makes a Successful Church……The Serving Church

by Sue Hext

Unfortunately we have not been able to record our sermons recently but here are the notes from Pastor Fern’s first talk under the heading “What makes a Successful Church?” from Sunday 8th October. THE SERVING CHURCH In looking at what characterises a successful Church we looked at the two key elements that flow from Jesus’ […]

How to measure the success of a church

by Sue Hext

On Sunday 10th September  our Pastor Fern spoke about how to measure the success of a church. It was our 4th birthday weekend as Encounter. If you would like to listen to this talk then please click here 

Mental Health Awareness Week

by Sue Hext

THE CHURCH AND MENTAL HEALTH This week (8th – 14th May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental Health is very much in focus at the moment and even Princes William and Harry have joined the media campaigns to raise awareness. This week I listened to a sermon by Kay Warren entitled The Church and Mental Health. […]

Relax, Chill and Go With The Flow!

by Sue Hext

There is something very special about being away together as a group and what a great time our women had together on a weekend away in Somerset a few weeks ago. Friday night we relaxed over a meal at our hotel and started the weekend thinking about what it means to “Relax, Chill and Go With The Flow“. […]

8/8 Day of Prayer Today

by Sue Hext

Today is an important day in the life of our church.  Since Monday we have been having concentrated times of prayer together and today is the first of three 8/8 Prayer Days over the next 3 months. We are focussing on four things: Looking INWARDS (the people who make up our ‘gathered church’ and their spiritual […]