Steep Turnpike Church, Matlock

Special Notices

COFFEE & CHRISTMAS FAMILY SERVICE
Sunday 21st December
11am

You might be used to thinking of this as a 'Christmas Carol Service'.

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE
Thursday 25th December
at 11am

A service for all the family.

Don't miss our other Christmas Activities, including Carols at Costa and a Family Craft Afternoon...
Scroll down for more CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES...

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

REGULAR ACTIVITIES:
DECEMBER 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:

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
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)

STRIDES

Who: Year 7 - 8
Strides Term-time details:
When: Friday, 7.30pm
(except school holidays / half term)
Where: Steep Turnpike Church

COURTYARD CAFE


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

Getting ready for Christmas in Matlock . . .

Are you busy?

Daft question - Christmas is coming. You don't really have the time to read this do you? Especially if you're a mum. You feel the urgent need to make Christmas special - so you shop, decorate, do extra kindnesses. Did you go to the Victorian Christmas Market? The Highfields Christmas Concert? Were you looking for some 'Christmas Spirit'?

If you're going through a tough time, you may be finding despair instead - you wouldn't be the first, and it isn't surprising. We know the Nativity Story (all those school plays!), and we've probably all caught a glimmer of something special it it. But somehow the bigger meaning just eluded us, or faded over the years.

Why don't we just give up on Christmas? Because it's about a power and purpose stronger and more incredible than any film (yes, even "Harry Potter", or the 2013 TV series "The Bible"). And Christmas is not fiction.

The story beyond the school nativity play is where the true hope of Christmas lies - in a baby who's more than a baby. He came to rescue a people at war with God - that's why the angels declared "PEACE!'

So don't kill yourself in 'making Christmas special' - it already is. Give yourself a break - take time out to discover the rest of the plot. It could transform your celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel - "God with us".

P.S. John Lennon died December 8th

"Genius, the Movie" was released for free viewing online at GeniusTheMovie.com, to coincide with the anniversary of the former Beatle's death.

You're welcome to drop in!

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EVENTS

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

SPECIAL EVENTS THIS MONTH!

CHRISTMAS...
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE

Thursday 25 December
at 11am
A service for all the family

COFFEE & CHRISTMAS FAMILY SERVICE

10.30am Sunday 21st December

CHRISTMAS CRAFT AFTERNOON

Saturday 6th December, 1-4pm

An opportunity to make some innovative Christmas gifts!

NCYH CHRISTMAS EVENT

Saturday 13th December
Home baking would be appreciated - please speak to Christine

CAROLS @ COSTA

Friday 19th December 2014, 8pm
at Costa Coffee House, Crown Square, Matlock
Always popular and always packed out!

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR CHILDREN IN SOUTH AFRICA

Tracy is working hard once again this year to raise money to provide children in South Africa with Christmas presents. If you would like to make a donation, If you'd like to make a donation, please speak to Tracy.

STEC CHRISTMAS CHOIR REHEARSALS CONTINUE...

each Sunday, 12.20 - 12.50pm
Everyone welcome - all ages - new voices especially welcome!

EMMAUS ROAD - LEARNING ABOUT THE BIBLE

Friday 12th December, 1.30pm at church

 

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:
EMMAUS ROAD BIBLE STUDY

12 December 1.30pm (second Friday each month)

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

5 December 2014
2 January 2015 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:     November   |   December

WHAT'S NEW:
WEBSITE UPDATES

We are looking for people to help with the website - if you're a member of the church and you're interested, please let us know.

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)

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

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