Monday, 24 November 2014

Pauline reports herself

Teaching and Ministry Away Day.
On Saturday the 22 November a group of 11 of us from St. John’s went along to St. Hilda’s Church at Ravenscar to take part in the Alpha course DVD with Nicky Gumbel, having been through the first session “Who is the Holy spirit?” at St. John’s the previous evening.
In the Church Hall we started with tea and biscuits very kindly provided by Liz kitching. There were two morning session, “What does the Holy Spirit do?” and “How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?” All three sessions gave the answers to the questions posed. They were thought provoking, funny, serious and informative. After these three sessions we had lunch together and then did our own thing for about half an hour. Some stayed indoors, some went out into the damp air for a refreshing walk, it was damp but not that cold.
It is worth saying at this point that I had been praying about the impending events of this day for a while and wanted desperately to experience the Holy Spirit, I had had a dream and a huge eye was looking at me and a voice said to me “You will see” I didn’t really understand what this was and to be honest I didn’t expect to feel anything more than I had felt at my Confirmation, which was a wonderful experience, I was on a high for three days.
We were now ready for the afternoon session in the Church. We had heard different stories of how people react when they encounter the Holy Spirit but I thought, this won’t happen to me. What a surprise, I had been praying for only a short while, or so it seemed, when I heard a strange noise, a very high pitched sort of singing, not a soprano, higher. I started to tingle from my toes upward, I can’t really remember where it stopped but I started to tremble, mostly on my right had side and then to cry. I was aware of Andrew our Vicar and Liz Kitching one of our (retired) Vicars praying over me, and the singing, the tingling and the trembling subsiding and then building up again, when this had subsided again I recall Liz saying to me do you want to sit down, which I did. It took me a while to gather myself together and then I joined in the praying over the others who were receiving the Holy Spirit or having healing prayer.
It was altogether a wonderful, amazing and Godly experience and I hope this account of my experience will encourage someone else to take part in future teaching and ministry away days.
God Bless you all.
Love from Pauline Jackson

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Reporting back

Pauline reports back that she had a wonderful time at the Alpha away day, and she was not the only one. She was filled afresh with the Holy Spirit and so pleased to share the joy with us all today at Cafe Church . 
I realised this morning that so many of you are not on Facebook so cannot see our #cafechurchfiley pictures each time on the Filey Parish_UK Facebook page. I haven't been putting the photos in the Picasa Albums on this Blog either so when I have a moment will put a selection for you to see what we get up to at Cafe Church .

Today was typical -lots of good coffee was drunk , lots of singing and chatting and an hilarious sketch called the Tone Deaf Angel, a sketch with a twist too, and you will have to ask one of the angels to tell you the gist- Mrs Ann Stringer, Rev Liz Kitching , Mrs Jacqui Walker and Rev Wilma Horton oka Gabriel and a heavenly Host  and you will be surprized which one was Gabriel.
After Cafe church we seamlessly moved into a Soup and roll and Cake lunch to raise money for the  trip of young people from Filey School, to Mexico ,with Chloe who went this year. They will work on a project building houses for homeless people. 
SO Ive put a few pictures of the morning here for you. If you want to learn how to use Facebook, ask a teenager!! I would love to help anyone in Filey Parish who would like to use it, its a really positive experience if you learn how to use the Privacy settings. 
Jay, Courtney and Maisie

Cleo getting material for her blog

Louise and family

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Teaching & Ministry and Away Day

7:00pm Friday 21st November at St Johns
Evening Session1  "Who is the Holy Spirit?" Alpha DVD with Nicky Gumbel

10:00am -3.30pm Saturday 22nd November at St Hildas Ravenscar
Morning Session 2 What does the Holy Spirit do? Alpha DVD
Morning Session 3 How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit ?
Afternoon Session   MINISTRY TIME

Please help planning by booking a place. Lifts can be provided if you live in the Parish.

This could be the day that changes your life for ever for the good. So please come !

Led by Vicar Andrew, Rev Liz Kitching and Rev David Ford and the Holy Spirit of course.

Friday, 7 November 2014

New Alpha Course starting #FILEY

Alpha Course Find answers to your questions!

Starts at St Johns Monday 10th November 1-2.30pm led by Sheila and David Ford.

(Help with childcare provided, please contact Parish Office)

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Remembrance Events November 2014 Filey Parish

Friday 7th November
 FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE  at Filey Methodist Church 7pm Tickets £5

9.30am Sunday 9th November 
Civic Remembrance Service , followed by an Act of Remembrance at the town War Memorial in Murray Street at 10.30 for 10.57am .

2.45pm Remembrance Service at St Thomas Gristhorpe

Friday, 31 October 2014

Filey Lions Bonfire November 1st 2014

The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the Fireworks will begin at 7.15pm. Taking place as usual in the Glen Gardens Car Park at the end of West Avenue. Plenty of parking in town with 5-10 mins walk to venue. Just follow the crowds!! Every year the Filey Lions put on a spectacular show for the town, a Safe Place to enjoy Fireworks, with food and drinks to buy, a lantern Competition, First Aid Cover and WC facilities.
Entry is Free, but donations 'in the bucket' go to buying the Fireworks for next year . Post your pictures to Filey Parish Facebook page so that we can all enjoy them !


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