Fairtrade Sunday 9th June

posted 23 May 2019, 12:10 by Crossways Dorking

Crossways will be hosting a Fairtrade stall after the morning service.  Watch the video (above) and buy ethically!

BE ME Project

posted 23 Apr 2019, 05:34 by Crossways Dorking   [ updated 23 Apr 2019, 05:47 ]

Read the Easter Newsletter from the fast growing, high impact BE ME Project team and Be Encouraged!



 

Hi Crossways

 


Thank you for being one of our supporters! 

 

 

Our courses …

We are currently continuing
and we have been blessed
to have worked along side girls
and women throughout
Surrey, Kent and Cumbria! 

We are so grateful for funding for
24 courses in Mole Valley, 3 within Kent,
4 new courses in Cumbria
 and the start of a brand new course
being launched in Brighton. 

 

Clever ladies!

Huge thanks to our wonderful new team
of sewing ladies,who are making these

lovely pencil cases,
which are course resource (gift)
when we talk about boundaries.

Also thank you to Linda who regularly
assembles the key rings.

 

 

 

 

Community Sunday at Crossways Baptist Church
We were invited to be part of their outreach
Sunday in February.
Lots of their fellowship joined us in gift wrapping
two of our Course resources,
personal journals and frames.
Plenty of tea, coffee and bacon butties
helped us get everything  ready for the courses!
Great fun!
They have asked us back again in May
 thank you xx

 

 

Our New Look!
Marion has been busy sourcing
our beautiful new Be Me staff clothing.
Lovely crisp white T shirts
and gorgeous soft green hoodies,
our new corporate colours!

 

Getting the word out..

We were asked to have a stand at the
Education retreat day called 'Breathe'
held by the Charismatic Catholic Renewal in London,
and at the resent Dorking Mindfest. 
Both events were a success for networking

and meeting new people. 

 

Caroline does amazing work posting
weekly encouraging messages,
this is a great tool to get
positive messages out!

 

 

Our Next Newsletter will

 

Focus on projects being run in

Cumbria, Brighton and Kent.

Inform you on what is coming up 

+

with Lily-Jo coming to Dorking!
+

Hearing what Emma has to say

in her new blog

 

 

 

SADLY! on a resent course one of
our girls was asked...
What is your biggest fear?
she answered - 


  'being me for the rest of my life'.

This is why your support in prayer,
financial and encouragement is so 
important to us and the
girls and women!



The Be Me Team
x

 

 

 

 

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Besom Spring Update

posted 18 Apr 2019, 03:45 by Crossways Dorking   [ updated 18 Apr 2019, 03:58 ]

It has been a quarter of many changes for the Besom in Dorking and much to praise the Lord about.

Top of the list is we have replaced our old Luton van that had gallantly served the Besom in Dorking for more 10 years and itself was over 30 years old! Its age was beginning to show and it was highly unlikely that the next MOT due April would have been passed without much expense.

That we were able to do this was down two reasons:

1)      We had a specific legacy which assisted us in providing most of the funding required for the replacement van.

2)      Besom Guildford introduced us to a van rental company owned by a Christian family who are sympathetic to the Besom cause. We had to be patient for a few months as the MOT date for the old van approached but eventually they were replacing their Luton van fleet and a very suitable replacement was purchased.


It is very slightly longer that the old van but its big advantage is power steering, a more comfortable cab, a tail lift and it even has a radio!

Review of Besom work

Prayer

We have a core team that meets and prays for the week ahead every Monday morning about the running of the charity, the recipients we meet and the needs they have. We pray and the Lord provides again and again sometimes extremely quickly and specifically!

Volunteers

We have one full working day a week with the van which are sometimes quite long and tiring and so all the work could not be done without a very strong team of dedicated and willing and motivated volunteers both in the unit and on the van. It goes without saying that the volunteers also put in many additional hours, praying, communicating, assessing donations, assessing recipients and of course doing the admin.

Donations

We have been greatly blessed by so many who remember us and kindly donate money and goods in the last quarter. In fact we have received physical donations of furniture, white goods and other household items from more than forty individual families. Sometimes this is as a result of upgrading or redecorating existing houses, decluttering, downsizing and sometimes as a result of the death of a loved one.

Recipients

We have been able to assist 24 different households in the first quarter due to the generosity above. The recipients are all referred to us from many organisations and other charities across the district. These cover the various council social service teams, hospitals and medical profession, housing associations, homeless shelters, and other charities. We insist that recipients are referred to us and do not come to us directly. The type of people we help cover a very broad range and are almost all are as a result of breakdowns we all hear so much about in society but perhaps do not see face to face unless we choose to. Those breakdowns can be in relationships, medical circumstance, mental health, those seeking refuge or simply age taking its toll.

I cannot finish this report without saying a big thank you to Jamie Wood for a smooth handover at Christmas after 5 years at the helm and for his continuing support and prayer.

Finally we look forward to the next quarter and what God brings our way and ask for your continued prayer and support in the work of the Besom in Dorking.

Paul Crozier

Trustee

On behalf of the Besom in Dorking

dorkingbesom@live.co.uk

07765 598 854

Big Church Day Out

posted 21 Mar 2019, 14:29 by Crossways Dorking   [ updated 22 Mar 2019, 00:06 ]



YOU’RE INVITED!

We’re going to the Big Church Day Out and we’d love you to come with us!

Join us at Wiston House in West Sussex on 25th & 26th May

with thousands of Christians from all over the country to worship and ‘celebrate all that is good’.


HOW DO I BOOK?

Follow the unique group plus link below. You will then be taken to your Group homepage where you can order your tickets. You will then need to create an account or login to your existing account. 

 

GROUP DISCOUNT

The cheapest way to go to the Big Church Day Out is in our group. Ordering your tickets this way guarantees the maximum discount possible and is not dependent on when you buy your tickets. 

This is your unique group plus link: http://bcdo.group/2019/the-hub 

Please click this link to join our group and purchase your tickets to the Big Church Day Out.


DISCOUNTED TICKET PRICES

Why not book a weekend ticket and share between two people - that's a saving of £18  (as long as you go on different days)!

LINE-UP





Weekend Away 2020

posted 21 Mar 2019, 14:14 by Crossways Dorking   [ updated 21 Mar 2019, 14:16 ]

A chance to relax, explore and learn together at Denham Grove, Friday 17th to Sunday 19th April 2020.  Email the church office to register your interest.  



Standing Strong

posted 7 Mar 2019, 23:57 by Crossways Dorking   [ updated 7 Mar 2019, 23:58 ]

An opportunity to celebrate how God is building His kingdom in the most dangerous countries to be a Christian; on Saturday 16th November in Birmingham. Details are here.  Promotional  video is here. There is a sign-up sheet on the auditorium table to register your interest. 


 

Home Mission May Update

posted 7 Feb 2019, 09:18 by Crossways Dorking   [ updated 27 Apr 2019, 02:51 ]

Read the BU Home Mission May Update here. Copies are on the auditorium table.

English Classes

posted 25 Jan 2019, 03:42 by Crossways Dorking

Free EFL classes are now running on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Crossways for anyone who does not speak English as their first language. Details are here.

 

Open Doors 2019 Watch List

posted 16 Jan 2019, 04:08 by Crossways Dorking   [ updated 16 Jan 2019, 04:19 ]

The World Watch List is Open Doors’ annual ranking of the 50 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution.  Explore the country profiles here to find information, stories and prayers for each of the countries on the World Watch List, along with ways that you can stand with your persecuted church family in prayer and action.



Read this life-changing book

posted 8 Apr 2018, 10:14 by Crossways Dorking

If you have not read this Christian classic, then get your free copy here today.


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