Steep Turnpike Church, Matlock

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Special Notices

Baptism DatesJULY BAPTISMS

A couple of believers are being baptised soon.
Please get in touch if you are interested in being baptised or would like more information.


TIPTOES
TODDLER GROUP
10 YEAR REUNION!

POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN

(Final Tiptoes session for this term is Monday July 7th)

Please scroll down for dates / details of what's on this month

REGULAR ACTIVITIES:
JULY 2014

quick link:SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Most weekdays there's something on - and there's something for everyone. If you've never been before, why not get in touch and join us?

HOME GROUPS & CHURCH PRAYER TIMES

The Thursday evening Church Prayer time generally alternates with various Home Groups in a variety of locations, week by week. Current dates arrangements are:

July

ALTERNATE HOME GROUPS & CHURCH PRAYER TIME

7.45-9pm
(although days and venues change)

Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12.12

CHURCH PRAYER TIME

The main Church Prayer time is on
Thursdays, 7.45pm at church, but we currently alternate these with Home Groups
(except during school holidays).

Out of the SaltPot

This year we are trying to improve the way in which we support each other with the challenges and opportunities many of us face in the workplace. We recognise that 'secular' work has no less dignity and nobility than 'sacred' work and that all work, and the way in which we do it, matters to God. Once a month, we will have a presentation at the Thursday evening prayer event informing us of a particular person's job, followed by a time of prayer focussing on the specific needs, challenges and opportunities which have been presented to us. Over time, we hope that we will become more informed in our prayer and practical support for each other in the workplace.

Thursday 3 June, 7.45pm
Prayer Time at Church
Thursday 10 June, 7.45pm
Prayer Time at Church
including 'Out of the SaltPot'.
These 'Out of the SaltPot' sessions give us the opportunity to find out about the challenges of being a Christian in different workplace situations, as well as to support and encourage each other in prayer
Thurs 17 June, 7.45pm
Prayer Time at Church
Thursday 24 June, 7.45pm
Prayer Time at Church

Thursday 31 July, 7.45pm, Prayer Time at Church

For further information on Home Groups, please contact church

WEEKDAYS

For details of
CHILDRENS' WEEKDAY CLUBS / ACTIVITIES
see the Childrens' Clubs Noticeboard


ON-DEMAND ACTIVITES

Other events, such as Christianity Explored sessions, or training sessions, are fitted in as and when they are needed. Please contact church if you would like to participate in any particular activity.

MONDAYS

10am Tiptoes (Pre school)

Parent & Toddlers' Group

6.15, 7.15pm Steep Turnpike Youth Theatre

6.15pm Youth Theatre (1) for Year 7-9
7.15pm Youth Theatre (2) for Year 10 upwards

TUESDAYS

6.15pm Footsteps (Year 1-5)

Childrens' Club

THURSDAYS

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for youChurch Prayer Times

Held at Steep Turnpike Evangelical Church in Matlock
Details above, or contact us for updates.

FRIDAYS

12 noon - 2.00pm Stroll Inn

A Monthly Lunchtime event at Steep Turnpike Evangelical Church in Matlock - for fun!

7.30pm Strides (Year 6-8)

Childrens' Club

7.30pm Courtyard Cafe (Strides 2, for Year 9 upwards)

Older Childrens' Club

SUNDAY TIMETABLE

Usual Sunday schedule:

MORNING FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICES
11am every Sunday

People from every walk of life and of all ages will find our Sunday Morning Family Service (click for details) relevant. We sometimes include Communion (Breaking of Bread) at this service.

EVENING SERVICES
6pm every Sunday (except first Sunday in the month)

Everyone is welcome to Sunday Evening Service. It's a special opportunity to remember Jesus, and sometimes includes Breaking of Bread

SUNDAY CLUB

Just turn up for 11am - your children don't have to sign up for Sunday Club. This weekly event for children happens every week during Family Service in term-time. (There are different activities in holidays.)

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SUNDAY ACTIVITIES:

CHILDREN'S CLUBS

TIPTOES, FOOTSTEPS, STRIDES AND COURTYARD CAFE
are all held during school term-time
at Steep Turnpike Evangelical Church in Matlock
(Alternative events are held during holidays)

TIPTOES

Who: Pre-Schoolers
Final Tiptoes session for this term is Monday July 7th
Term-time details:
When: Mondays, 10am
(except school holidays / half term)
Where: Steep Turnpike Church

FOOTSTEPS

Who: Years 2 - 5
When: Tuesdays, 6.15pm
Where: Steep Turnpike Church

(except school holidays / half term)
Footsteps Finishes Tuesday 10 June for summer break; No Footsteps over Summer

STRIDES

Who: Year 7 - 8
No Strides in July
Strides Term-time details:
When: Friday, 7.30pm
Where: Steep Turnpike Church

COURTYARD CAFE


No Courtyard Cafe in July
Courtyard Cafe Term-time details:

Who: Year 9+
When: Friday, 7.30pm
(except school holidays / half term)
Where: Black Cat Cafe, Dale Road

PAGES FOR PARENTS
New pages especially for Tiptoes and Footsteps!

  • TIPTOES page
    TIPTOES is our Monday morning Mums & Toddler's style group
  • FOOTSTEPS page
    FOOTSTEPS is our well established club for children in Years 2-6

Summer Sport

2012 OLYMPIC TORCH
at Steep Turnpike,
Matlock
(Photographer:
Garth Newton)

It's July: tennis at Wimbledon and a community Six-A-Side Cricket Tournament organised by Matlock Cricket Club...

In July 2012 it was the Olympics and the flaming Olympic Torch - representing the Olympic flame stolen from the 'gods' - was in Matlock! In fact, the bottom of Steep Turnpike was a 'kiss' point, and the torch passed right in front of Steep Turnpike Church...

As the Olympic flame 'kissed' the next torch, spreading from torch-bearer to torch-bearer, we saw a hint of the wider spread of the fire between countries and continents, burning uninterrupted and unchanged until reaching its goal.

The flame stayed where it was expected to be - in the torches. But many years ago, in the middle east (amidst a mighty, rushing wind) tongues of flame descended on to the heads of 120 people. This fire was the Holy Spirit of God - a gift given by the one true God, to the followers of Jesus. Such a gift could never be earned or stolen.

And the way that it spread! The Olympic flame has nothing on the spread of the fire of God's Spirit! With unimaginable power and intensity that flame spread - and it burns still, in the hearts of Christ's servants. Those who carry it are guaranteed a king's reward.

For the people of Matlock, the Olympic flame has been - and gone. A memorable event, but not life-changing.

But the inextinguishable Spirit of the living God represents the one who promises to change your life - the Lord Jesus Christ - and he is worth carrying a torch for.

Steep Turnpike was closed to spectators when the Olympic Torch passed by. God's gift remains open to everyone - don't let it pass you by, unnoticed. To find out more, read your Bible, or come to church and hear the great news - we're holding it high, for anyone who chooses to see.

You're welcome to drop in!

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Recent Messages: 'LISTEN UP!' by Christopher Ash

EVENTS

Current Special Events... there's something for everyone, even if you've never been before.

SPECIAL EVENTS THIS MONTH!

Baptism DatesJULY BAPTISMS

A couple of believers are being baptised soon.
Please get in touch if you are interested in being baptised or would like more information.

CRAFT & HOBBY MORNING
Saturday (no Craft Saturdays over the summer holiday period)

 

Exploring Christianity

"ONE LIFE. WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?"
Explore Christianity

We run special discussion events for anyone interested in finding out more about Christianity.

At the moment we're running "ONE LIFE. WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?" (Christianity Explored)
- which, in its informal and very enjoyable way, has provoked some unusual, entertaining and inspiring conversation!

Dates vary, so please contact us if you might be interested - we should be able to find a time to suit you.

Would you like some information about the next session?

>> Info about "Christianity Explored"



SPECIALS

Crafts - Food - Study - Prayer - and more!

Friendly Fridays:
LUNCHTIME STROLL INN Stroll Inn lunchtime activity at one of the friendliest of all Matlock Churches

4 July 2014
12 noon - 2.00pm

'Stroll Inn' to Steep Turnpike Church, Matlock

Anyone can "Stroll Inn" to Steep Turnpike Church for some friendly company on the first Friday of each month.

Enjoy taking the weight off your feet, a relaxing sandwich lunch, homemade cake and and friendly chat at this popular lunchtime event in the centre of Matlock .

Stroll Inn - It's for everyone!

Dads and Toddlers"DADS & TOTS"

Dads and Tots is a bloke's breakfast-time get together - with toddlers in tow. It's great! But it only happens one Saturday per school term.

New dates are out now
- see details on special events page.

E100 BIBLE READING CHALLENGE: E100 Bible Reading Activity

Listen or Read online

Note:
We have updated the 'listen' links to play
Dramatized Audio Bible recordings.
Provided by Bible.is, these have characterisation and sound effects
The 'unembellished' audio is also still linked.
Full text is also displayed whilst each audio recording plays.
Separate 'text' links allow you to read the full text online.

Quick links:     Jun   |   July

WHAT'S NEW:
WEBSITE UPDATES

"ORIGINS"
Creation, Evolution and other Theories:

Origins: Creation, Evolution - Cave Art
Where did everything come from? The origins of life, the universe and everything - fascinating topics in our new "ORIGINS" section about Creation and Evolution.

Dinosaurs

The Dinosaur section (listed above) includes craft and cooking ideas - and everything you need to run a terrific DINOSAUR PARTY too!

GAMES, ONLINE PLAY & PRINTABLES

http://kids.inmatlock.com/fun_zone/

Visit children's website 'Fun Zone' for activities, stories, colouring and other fun stuff to keep your children busy, or to give you ideas.

games from The 'Showstoppers' Summer Holiday Club' in Matlock
Holiday Club Stories & Games

Some of the games are based on pictures from our Summer Holiday Club photo gallery . Why not have a look and see if any of your art or crafts have been used for a game?
Stories: Daniel in the Lions' Den Story

Online Games - from other Holiday Clubs

There are wordsearches, pairs games, quizzes, colouring, more stories and puzzles and other fun stuff - including a 'Typing Practice Game'. The games use several technologies - if one doesn't work for you, try a different one.
Fun zone >>

AUDIO SERMONS

MP3 Audio sermon downloads are now available for most weeks, thanks to Andy sorting out permissions and doing the donkey-work of preparation and uploading the recordings, dating back to April 2011.

NEW POEM

Christmas Poem (by Bob)

"SLOTTED IN!"

People at Steep Turnpike Evangelical Church write some good stuff. 'Meet' them and see what they've written at "SLOTTED IN!"

THE JAMES SLOT:

THE BOB SLOT:

LOOK BACK
What's been happening at Steep Turnpike Church?

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RED BALLOON THEATRE COMPANY
visit to Matlock
in association with Matlock Area Schools Trust (M.A.S.T)

Red Balloon Theatre Company visit to Steep Turnpike Evangelical Church in Matlock View Photos of the Red Balloon Theatre Company's visit to Matlock

- and pics of the Friday Finale

Matlock Area Schools Trust (M.A.S.T) website

LATVIA TRIP

Latvia trip blogANDY'S LATVIA TRIP

Andy has been to Latvia for two summers now, to volunteer at a children's camp - and others have since followed in his footsteps.

See Andy's Latvia Trip Blog - and the photos.

SUBMERGED!
Baptism Stories

When a load of teens got baptised . . .

"Stories from the Submerged" (and photos)

PHOTO GALLERIES

Steep Turnpike Evangelical Church Service Information

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There really is more to life than this.
We can help you get back on track.
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CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN BOOKSHOP
in Matlock
bookshop logo
open Mon - Sat,
9.30am - 5pm

Location: Dale Road, near the bridge and railway station.

Cornerstone Books, Matlock - our local Christian bookshop - now has a website www.cornerstonebooks.co.uk - which we are happy to support!

Check out the website - which has Bibles, news of the latest Christian literature, music, DVDs, children's books and entertainments and gifts - and pop in to say hello or pick up a treat.

Looking for Churches in Matlock?

On holiday in Matlock and Matlock Bath - or in the Peak District?

Living in or near Matlock - or visiting family and friends here?

Steep Turnpike Evangelical Church is for everyone - visitors and people living in Matlock. We aim to be one of the friendliest churches in Matlock . . . so we hope you will feel welcome.

People chatting at Steep Turnpike Church - one of the friendliest of all Matlock Churches

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