Doncaster Evangelical Church

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Harvest Message from our Pastor

Officially meteorological Autumn started a few days before I was writing this.

Autumn weather is variable and is proving so already.  I recalled a line from a poem I have heard quoted which starts “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,” (I found out it was from To Autumn by John Keats).  Autumn heralds in a harvest of so many good things and yet we can forget that our food production still needs cold, rain and sunshine – part of the old harvest hymns says about God’s care:

He sends the snow in winter,
The warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine,
And soft refreshing rain.

All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above.

As a church we feel it is good and right to thank God for His provision for us frequently, especially to remember He keeps His word to provide a harvest.  He said “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” (Genesis 8v22)  That is great news, as our harvests in UK and around the world are so dependant on the weather conditions even in our technological age. (more…)

Harvest Service

Harvest Celebration

30th September 10:45am

Our morning service will be centred on our Harvest Celebration when we give thanks to God for His provision in our lives both personally and as a church family. 

P1040868 (2)As in previous years and as a lead up to Harvest time we have asked our members and those who enjoy our group activities if they would like to donate either food or money to two charities.

Riverside Doncaster, who work with homeless and vulnerable people in the area will receive the food parcels which will help tremendously.

Monetary donations are sent to Caring For Life,  a Christian charity with the aim of sharing the love of Jesus with homeless or vulnerable people by providing accommodation, ongoing support, love and friendship.

“Out of the most severe trial, their over-flowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.  For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability.

Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 8:2 & 2 Corinthians 9:7

Harvest Quiz Family Night

Saturday 29th September

As part of our Harvest celebrations we are holding another of our family evenings.  From 5:30pm to 7:30pm come and join us for fun, food & friendship.  During the evening we will hold an entertaining quiz and there will be a buffet for you to enjoy.

This is event is free of charge but all children must be accompanied with an adult.

Spotlight English Club

Our New English Club will be starting on Wednesday 19th September

If you are at school or in the workplace it is quite easy to practise your everyday English but there are many who are at home who don’t get the chance.  That is why we are starting a new group called ‘Spotlight English Club‘  and it will be open to anyone in the community who wants to practise their spoken English.

The club is intended to be a safe and friendly environment with no classroom pressure.  During our time together we listen to a 15 minute recording then chat and talk about what we have heard.  We chose Spotlight because their audio and video programmes use a method called ‘Specialised English’ which uses fewer words spoken and shorter sentences all at a slower speed.  Everything is provided free of charge including refreshments.

Feeling confident in our everyday English is important for us all, that is why we feel there is this need.  We also realise that walking into a club like this on your own may seem daunting; especially if people feel their English is not so strong.  That is why we encourage anyone who knows of any neighbours or friends who might like to give this a try, to feel free to join them for the first session. 

The group will meet on a Wednesday morning from 10:30am – 12 noon and run during school term-time.