Below is the "official" report of a great evening in Thrapston. I am finding it very exciting to be involved in Churches Together in Thrapston where all four Churches are working more closely together than ever before. There is a real buzz about the Hope 08 campaign there with mover than 12 events planned already!
HOPE 08 Meeting at St James’ Thrapston 23rd Jan
Approximately 45 people met for cafe style church to celebrate
Fresh Hope, to worship & to give thanks for God’s leading &
inspiration, to be informed & to develop existing projects & events
& to brainstorm new ideas.We prayed for Christian unity in our town
& for God’s guidance to always follow his leading in all that we do.
We prayed for leaders in the field of youthwork especially men &
for God to raise up a leader for the Children’s Holiday club in the
We heard about projects that are already in the planning stage:
- A greetings card of Welcome to Newcomers to the town from the
Thrapston churches with contacts who are willing to speak to &
help with anyone’s enquiry.
- The Space 2 B: a drop-in listening centre to be opened on a
temporary basis at the Thrapston Centre one afternoon a week.
- Holiday at Home: a week of events, visits,activities,services
for the over 60′s during August.
Plenty more events planned:
- Lent course KNOW HOPE for churches together starting 13th Feb
for 5 weeks.
- Good Friday March & Easter Day Celebration
- A Gospel concert in May
- Charter Fair weekend with Praise in the Park on the Sunday in
People willingly contributed ideas for further developments of
existing & new ideas & were informed as to dates of the next planning group
We watched the DVD material from the HOPE website Fresh Hopes
& Brokenness. Many were wearing the HOPE t-shirts.
We had a joyful & blessed time together & have great HOPE for
our outreach in Thrapston.