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Greater > Than | Hello Focus | Family Funday | Mothering Sunday | Welcome Lunch | HTB Leadership Conference
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Welcome to the March of edition of SPS News!

For the next three months we are piloting a new monthly format to SPS news. We will be sending out one monthly round up of the big news stories at the beginning of each month to all members of the church. Then during the month we will send occasional emails to focus on a specific event or news item to either all the church or to a more targeted group.

Do let us know what you think of the new format.
GREATER > THAN
 
This Lent we're exploring how the call to follow Jesus is GREATER > THAN any challenges we may face as his disciples. We'll be eavesdropping on Jesus' last words to his disciples in John's Gospel and discovering that... 
 
Love exceeds Hurt | Life triumphs over Death | Peace overcomes Fear | Together is stronger than Alone | Joy outlasts Tears | Jesus overcomes the World!

The call to walk in Jesus' footsteps may not be easy, but it's GREATER > THAN any other adventure we could imagine. 
HELLO FOCUS!
 
Seven miles of stunning beaches.
Six days of teaching and worship.
Two hours from London.
One week together.

This year St Paul’s Shadwell will be attending Focus as a part of the East London family of churches. Focus is a great opportunity to go deeper in our relationship with God and each other and we want you to be there! 

Over the next few weeks we are going to highlight why Focus is so special and how you can be involved. To find out more and book your place for 2015 go to htb.org/focus
MOTHERING SUNDAY: 15TH MARCH
 
Mothering Sunday (15th March) is a day to celebrate the mothers in our lives, both our actual mothers and the women in our lives who’ve cared for and nurtured us. CSPS children will show their thanks through handing out flowers, cards and maybe even some chocolates…do come along!
WELCOME LUNCH: 22ND MARCH
 
New here at St. Paul's Shadwell? If you've just started at SPS, or been with us longer but haven't met Ric and Louie yet, you are warmly invited to our Welcome Lunch on Sunday, 22nd March.

Lunch will be at 1pm at the Rectory. This is a great opportunity to meet Ric and Louie and find out more about the life of the church. Please sign up here to let us know you're coming.
FAMILY FUN DAY: 4TH APRIL
 
On Saturday 4th April from 1.30-4pm St Paul's Shadwell will be running a Family Fun Day! It will be an afternoon of fun for the community, young and old, with activities including face painting, crafts, games, a bouncy castle & much more. Do invite your neighbours and email the office if you can volunteer on the day.
WE'RE RECRUITING!
 
We're looking for a Children’s Pastor to start in either July or August. With around 90 children in our fast-growing Children's Church, this is a very exciting job! For more information about the role and start dates, email office@stpaulsshadwell.org
HTB LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: 4-5 MAY
 
Come and learn from some of the world’s most inspiring and influential leaders: Joyce Meyer, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Robert Madu and many more, live in the Hammersmith Apollo & Royal Albert Hall. To book a place on the HTB Leadership Conference go to: alpha.org/LC15
REGULAR EVENTS
Sunday Services
9.30am, 11am & 6pm

Money Advice
Available 7pm Mondays & 9am Saturdays 

Mums, Tums & Little Ones
10am, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Sing Tower Hamlets
7.30pm, Wednesdays

Coffee & Cake
10am, first Monday of the month
SPRING TERM
15 Mar Mothering Sunday
22 Mar Welcome Lunch
02 Apr Maundy Thursday Service
03 Apr Good Friday Children & Family Service

03 Apr Meditation Around the Cross
04 Apr Family Fun Day
05 Apr Easter Sunday Celebration
21 Apr APCM
26 Apr London Marathon
REST OF 2015
4-5 May HTB Leadership Conference
25-31 Jul Focus 2015

 
OTHER NEWS
CONNECTING TOGETHER
Are you part of a connect group yet? Connect groups are midweek gatherings of 15-20 people who meet across East London to have fun, grow in discipleship and share life together.

Joining a group is a great way to get to know people and connect into the life of the church. To find out more email the SPS Office


LENT RETREAT: 14 MARCH

“Come away with me to a quiet place and get some rest” Following the success of our pre-Christmas retreat Alexandra is organising another retreat for Saturday, 14th March.

This is a great opportunity to pause, reflect and spend time in God's presence. To find out more email Alexandra.


CROSSROADS COUNSELLING
Crossroads Counselling works with adults and children who live, work or worship in Tower Hamlets. Their aim is to see members of the Tower Hamlets community thrive as individuals or organisations.

Their services include: adult one to one counselling; adult relationship (couples) counselling; child therapy in specific primary schools; supervision, training and consultancy. To find out more email Alexandra.


THE PURSUIT: 1-3 MAY
The pursuit is a four-day, 24-7 worship, prayer, community and justice gathering. A place to retreat and experience a raw and authentic encounter with God. To find out more go to: www.thepursuit.co.uk

ACCOMMODATION
Looking for somewhere to live in East London, maybe with some friendly church people? Or looking for a new housemate? Post your accommodation needs on the East End Churches Accommodation Board!

PASTORAL CARE
If you would like someone to talk to, or someone to pray with, St Paul's has a Pastoral Care Team that is ready to meet with you or visit you at home. To get in touch, email the Pastoral Care Team.
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To find out more about anything in this month's edition of SPS news email office@stpaulsshadwell.org
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St Paul's Shadwell
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Shadwell
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