Jonathan & Rachel Vaughan give thanks for a good start to the new church year
The new school year has seen a number of changes at Paris-Cardinet church. We’re encouraged by the new people God has brought along to our morning and evening services, and by the new small group that’s been launched (in addition to the five already meeting regularly). The church website is being redesigned to give it a fresh look, as it is a key way that people find out about the church and come along.
In the morning service, several of the children who have now reached secondary school are staying in for the whole service, making room downstairs for the growing crèche and Sunday school. To help them follow the sermon, the preachers are making more use of PowerPoint, handouts to fill in, and interactive Q&A times (which the adults are finding helpful too!). As we study the book of Proverbs together, we pray that we would all grow in wisdom, both young and old.
We’re preparing our next art exhibition for November, this time on the theme of despair and hope. This is a joint project involving eight artists, mostly non-Christians, who’ve accepted our invitation to engage with Bible verses on the theme and contribute a work of art in response to one of them. The exhibition is planned for 18-2Novemberand we hope to include a writing workshop and an evening talk on Christianhope, in addition to the usual opening and closing events. Pleasedo pray for many people to visit the exhibition and be challenged by thesubject. Pray particularly that visitors and artists would accept invitationsto Chistmas services and events, and that we would clearly proclaim the greatnews of hope in Jesus.