Churches Together in Malling

22/1/21

Churches Together in Malling

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will end with a united Zoom service commencing at 4pm on Sunday 24th January 2021. All are welcome to join in worshipping together with other Christians in our local area. This is the link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88301223432?pwd=Wmd5d1NFZ3c2UXVDcGRDK3pmMWJXUT09

 

ID: 883 0122 3432 Passcode: 2021

Dear Friends,

I hope you are well, May I take this opportunity to wish you every blessing for 2021.

I'm writing today to share our plans for 'The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity' (WPCU) which takes place from January 18th to 25th.  It is our usual practice to share collective prayer events throughout the week culminating in the United Service. Obviously things are very different this year but the need to pray for our communities and Churches is as strong as ever at this time.

Within CTiM we have been considering how we can use this week in prayer and we have decided to create a virtual 24/7 week of prayer with an online booking option. The idea being that we encourage folk within our Churches to set aside an hour (or more) to pray in their homes. It would be amazing to form a link of prayer through the week in this way and below you will see how this is accessed for both those online and those without internet. The week will culminate with a United service via Zoom on Sunday 24th (more details will follow)

We are concentrating our theme this year as 'Known and Loved' which is the CTiM mission planned for next year and within this theme we plan to focus our prayers towards current needs within our communities. On a broader scale, we are holding a 'Season of Prayer' from January to Pentecost for 'Known and Loved' and the WPCU represents the launch point for it.

To equip you for the virtual 24/7 week of prayer there are two things: i) Prayer Pointers ii) How do you book?

i) Prayer Pointers

The global pandemic is very much at the forefront of our prayers at this time and is a major focus for our 24/7 week of prayer.


Pray for...
- NHS Workers

- Care Workers
- Teachers
- Early Years Staff
- Police Officers
- All Key Workers
- For those who have been bereaved during Covid 19
- Those shielding or isolated
- Those furloughed, unemployed or facing the closure of their business - Those facing financial difficulty and poverty
- Vulnerable families and children.
- For all those involved in the Vaccination Program

Alongside this, let us also lift one another and all the Churches within CTiM.

It is really exciting that we can pray together in this way. If you have any comments or questions relating to this, please do contact me, we want to make this as accessible and easy for everyone.

ii) How do you book and how does it Work?

I am really grateful to David Mckie (Church Administrator at West Malling Baptist Church) for his work in setting up the 24/7 Online booking option. We've sought to make this as easy as possible and I've asked him to outline here how it all works. I want to stress that we recognise that not everyone has access to the internet but that the door for this week is wide open for everyone. We have made provision for those not online to be able to make bookings. David will also explain how we are safeguarding this week from a GDPR perspective....

If you don’t have access to the internet ask someone else to book a slot (or slots) for you using your name. To access the booking form click on this link...

https://book.timify.com/services?accountId=5fdb3e1168162f11db739ead&hideCloseButton=true

Filling in the form is straight forward, but if you are not sure what to do, follow these instructions...

  1. Click in the “Known and Loved” box.

  2. Select the day you want to book for (between the 17th and 23rd January 2021).

  3. Select either PS1 (Prayer Slot 1), PS2, PS3, PS4 or PS5

  4. Select the time slot that you want to book. If it is not there, it is already booked for that prayer slot so try

one of the other prayer slots.

  1. A summary of what you have booked is shown at the top of the box.

  2. Click on “Guest Booking”.

  3. Fill in the following details

    1. First Name

    2. Last Name (Just an initial will do)

    3. Your email address (so you get a confirmation email about your booking). If you are booking for

    someone else put your email address in here so you get the confirmation for them.

d. Your phone number. If you do not want to give out your phone number, use your church’s phone number.

  1. Click on “Save and continue”.

  2. Check the summary to make sure everything is correct. If it isn’t click on the arrow at the top of the box

to go back to the previous page.
10. Click on “Confirm booking”.
11. You will then get a page with a reassuring big green tick on it. You can now either click on “Make another booking” to book another slot OR you can close the tab at the top of your screen.
12. You will then get an email confirming your booking.

Only one person will have access to your details and these will be kept until the 24th January 2020 and then they will be deleted.

GDPR Privacy Notice

If you complete this form, we will only retain your name and details until the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We will not pass on your details to anyone.

Under Data Protection legislation the church Charity Trustees of West Malling Baptist Church are the Data Controller and can be contacted by ringing the church or emailing churchoffice@wmbc.org.uk.

If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled, please ask to speak to our Data Protection Trustee. If you are still unhappy you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.

Once again, every blessing for this New Year,

God bless, Dave

I am attaching the CTIM January Prayer Calendar, compiled by Tienie Dreyer, Brenda Tarr’s son-in-law. Verse for the month

For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 NIV 

PRAYER CALENDAR - January 2021

1 Friday          Pray for the new future of the United Kingdom

2 Saturday        Pray for all those people in our societies who are ill 

3 Sunday          Pray for all those who will be sharing the Lord’s Word today

4 Monday          Pray for teachers and children during this difficult time

5 Tuesday         Pray for all our Churches and Clergy

6 Wednesday       Known and Loved Prayer Representative Zoom meeting at 20:00

7 Thursday        Pray for all those who will be receiving COVID vaccinations

8 Friday          Pray for people’s mental health during this difficult time

9 Saturday        Pray for all those people in our societies that are in need of                     healing

10 Sunday         Pray for all those who will be sharing the Lord’s Word today 

11 Monday         Pray for teachers and children during this difficult time

12 Tuesday        Pray for all our Churches and Clergy

13 Wednesday      Known and Loved Zoom Planning Meeting 19:30

14 Thursday       Pray for all our medical staff involved in administering COVID                     vaccinations

15 Friday         Pray for all our Churches and Clergy

16 Saturday       Pray for all those frontline workers involved in COVID treatments

17 Sunday         Known and Loved – Season of Prayer – Week of Prayer

18 Monday         Known and Loved – Season of Prayer – Week of Prayer

19 Tuesday        Known and Loved – Season of Prayer – Week of Prayer

20 Wednesday      Known and Loved – Season of Prayer – Week of Prayer

21 Thursday       Known and Loved – Season of Prayer – Week of Prayer

22 Friday         Known and Loved – Season of Prayer – Week of Prayer

23 Saturday       Known and Loved – Season of Prayer – Week of Prayer

24 Sunday         Known and Loved – Season of Prayer – Week of Prayer

25 Monday         Spend some time in prayer saying thank you for what the Lord has                   done during the past week

26 Tuesday        Pray for all the answered prayers during the Week of Prayer

27 Wednesday      Pray for all our Churches and Clergy

28 Thursday       Pray for people to stay focused and safe during this difficult                     time

29 Friday         Pray for all those involved in making difficult decisions 

30 Saturday       Pray for all those people in our societies who are ill 

31 Sunday         Pray for all those who will be sharing the Lord’s Word today

 

 

Verse for the month

“For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 NIV

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