This month at Croydon
If we have learnt anything over the past year, it is the importance of family, cohesion and staying connected, so a fitting theme for the month of May is ‘The Connected Church’.
Each Sabbath during Divine Service (11:15am – 12:45pm) we will focus on the importance of connections and look at them through the lenses of different groups within the church — men, women, teenagers, youth and families.
May marks a significant step for us as a church. It’s with great excitement that I can finally say that the church will be opening its doors to in-person worship again on 22 May!
In these times, as God’s children we must never yield to the doomsayers but anchor our hope in Him. Life is more than the visible things we see each day or a journey of trial and error. Even though we learn new things every moment and learn from our mistakes, God is perfect, and He knows what lies ahead of us. Learn to learn from Him, trust Him and lean upon Him.
When we appreciate our connections, our lives become more balanced and we can accomplish more. Better and deeper connections enable us to develop a fuller perspective. The fact is church is NOT something we do, it’s a family to connect with. Equally, as we cannot fulfil God’s purpose for my life by myself, we must learn to embrace and appreciate the connections around us.
— Pastor Royston
may Theme: The Connected Church
“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” Romans 12: 4-5 NLT
Pastor royston's PODCAST: TRUTH MATTERS
CHURCH OPENING | 22 May
We plan to open church for Divine Service starting from 22 May 2021. Due to social distancing rules, we can only have up to 80 members for worship at a time. For this reason, we’re kindly asking you to reserve your seat ahead of attending. Hopefully, after the 21 June, the church will be fully opened for all programmes.
BAPTISM SERVICE | 22 May
We are pleased to be going ahead with the baptism of 17 candidates, which will take place on 22 May at 5:00pm. Please support those who are committing themselves to God with your prayers and in any other practical ways. If you would like to give your life to the Lord, please contact us.
Services this month
MEN's day | 15 May
Theme: To Love and to Hold
Are you married, contemplating marriage or desiring to live a life of celibacy? Join us at 11:30am to explore this theme from a man’s perspective.
Men's Panel Discussion | 5pm
There are three women in the church for every man. So, why are Seventh-day Adventist men entering relationships with non-Adventist women? Come and participate in this interactive and thought-provoking discussion from a man’s perspective.
what's on this may?
In the month of May, the Children’s Department will continue to have weekly Sabbath programmes for three age groups: Kindergarten, Primary and Juniors.
The theme will be ‘The Basics of Prophecy’. We will be looking at the roles prophets play throughout the Bible, the book of Daniel and finally the book of Revelation later in the year. The children will learn the amazing predictions and promises in prophecies from God and how they have been fulfilled. The programmes are insightful, education and godly. Please contact Children’s Ministry Leader, Lee White (07944884154) for Zoom details.
Also join our Kahoot’s Bible quiz on Zoom (two devices required):
Join the Youth for their bi-monthly Bible Friday Fix at 7:30pm. The focus will be on the topic, ‘Purpose’ through Bible Study and workshops. These are educational, uplifting, interesting and spiritual. Get in touch with Youth Leader Siann (07950241792) or Elder Myrin (07450223707) for Zoom details.
Amazing Facts Youth conference
Undaunted Courage — 19–22 May: Become a man or woman of resilient faith in this power-packed Amazing Facts Youth Conference event, the first ever! With many dynamic speakers, you’ll learn about Creation/ Evolution (where you come from), the authority of God’s Word (where you are going), and sharing your faith (inviting others to join you).
weekly Prayer Meeting
Join us on Wednesdays at 12pm or 8pm for prayer. As we trust and believe in Christ and our faith in him is strong, we can come boldly and confidently into God’s presence and seek his face. When we collectively pray together, we are asking God to show up. Our desire is to grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ and be led by Him each day.
Meeting ID: 829 8772 9147
Bible Worker Training
For those who have already signed up for the Disciple Makers Bible Worker Training Course, I will be contacting you shortly with further details, including the Zoom login. The course will start on 21 May and last for 8 weeks. Each class is aimed at builing up your confidence in making friends and sharing the gospel in a simple but profound way. You will learn the Jesus method of ministry.