July 27, 2012
8:15 am to 8:20 am
The 70 day cascade of prayer and praise will come to an end with the prayer relay finish in East London on the evening of 26th July and the Praise Bus wil complete its journey on 27th July.
We want to invite everyone everywhere to pray 8.12am on 27th July – please forward this invitation on.
At 8.12am on 27th July 2012 the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games are calling for bells to be rung across our nations : any bell, anyone, anywhere www.allthebells.com
We feel this is a very significant moment and want to invite everyone to pray wherever they are on that day! We long to see a spiritual turning in our nation.
It is 70 years ago to the day when Winston Churchill called for the bells to be rung after the first battle of El Alamein ended on 27th July 1942 with a stalemate. The bells marked a turning point. After the second battle of El Alamein which ended on 3rd November 1942 there was victory. He recalled ‘before El Alamein we never had a victory, after El Alamein we never had a defeat’.
- Bells were rung on 3 June at the Jubilee Pageant carried on the bell barge and were answered by church bells along the Thames.
- Bells will ring on 27th July 2012 at 08.12am
- A 27 ton bell will ring at 9pm on 27 July. It is twice the size of Big Ben and the largest tuned bell in Europe and will ring in the Olympic Stadium to start London 2012. It will carry the quote from The Tempest ‘Do not be afeard; the isle is full of noises ’.
A number of people have been carrying words about the significance of bells:
Jonathan Bellamy http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/articles/life/The_Bells_Of_Change/47694/p1
Beni Johnson of Bethel Church had a recent word about the bells ringing in England Beni Johnson’s Word for UK – May 2012
Kathie Walters www.kathiewaltersministry.com who has mobilized thousands around the world to pray during the Jubilee and for the start of the games.
World Prayer Centre has put together some scriptures and prayers for you to use; but feel free to pray how the Lord leads on that morning. Download the Call to Prayer 27th July sheet http://www.worldprayer.org.uk/files/2012/07/Call-to-Prayer-27-July-8.12am-WPC-27_07_12.pdf.
July 24, 2012 9:15 am to July 27, 2012 4:15 pm
July 31, 2012 9:15 am to August 3, 2012 4:15 pm
August 7, 2012 9:15 am to August 10, 2012 4:15 pm
Developing children’s Godly character and confidence through sport. Children age 5-12 years. See the website www.getsported.org for more details.
Not long to go until the world’s largest sporting event begins here in the Britain of Great! WSM has been partnering and serving with others over the past few months to help engage churches and train the sports minded believers to try sports ministry this summer. Over 3,000 churches are doing something for the Olympics and Paralympics under the banner of More Than Gold which is brilliant. Here at WSM we have been helping new groups consider starting teams to be able to deliver really good sports projects in their local community. We are hopeful that over 20 new teams would have begun something special by October and a further 30 more by next March. Could you start a Community Sports Team?
We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new Community Sports team in Plymouth. Prayer and preparation have been ongoing for months, however the first ‘Kick Off’ meeting took place on May 18th and saw a good crowd of people from different churches attend to hear the vision. This new team are wasting no time as their first event is a community sports day on 18th August!
Much more news about the team and their plans will follow soon but if you would like to find out more about the Plymouth CST please contact leader Dean Stanbury here.
July 23, 2012 9:45 am to July 26, 2012 4:00 pm
World Sports Ministries and New Generation Music are Christian charities with a passion to see young people realising their full potential. For this week they are working in partnership with Christ Church Downend, and Downend Baptist Church. Our Sports and Creative Arts teams are committed to providing fun, challenging and safe activity programmes for young people, and include qualified professionals and trained local volunteers, all of whom have been CRB checked. Young people will need to bring suitable clothing and footwear for both indoor and outdoor activities. They will also need packed lunch and a drink. All who attend the More than Gold Activity week will be invited to a BBQ and evening performance at Downend School with NGM’s Release Street Dance Crew on Thursday 26th July at 7pm
More than Gold – 23rd – 26th July. Registration 9.45am each day Price for 1 child £25 for 4 days, siblings pay just £20 for 4 days.
Click here for the brochure