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Sunday 18th June at 7pm
 
Shared ventured with Thamesmead School

Pax Christi icon of Peace smalAfter years of praying for Thamesmead School, an exciting opportunity has arisen to become included in their school programme. From Tuesday 13th -18th June we will be welcoming an ‘icon’ (religious work of art) into our main hall which will be proudly displayed at the front. It will be on loan to Thamesmead School and Jubilee Church from Pax Christi, a Christian movement for peace and reconciliation, and the painting depicts this theme. The word ‘icon’ might make some Protestants a touch nervous but this one is quite powerful. It has a number of portraits of biblical and church historical scenes of reconciliation around the outside, and in the middle a marvelous portrait of Christ, the ultimate reconciler of mankind to the Father. A perfect pictorial representation of the gospel.

Our Lead Elder, Dave Webb-Peploe and a small team will have the opportunity to sit with small groups of ten Thamesmead students at a time, considering the icon (gospel in visual form) and discuss
some of the biblical stories illustrated:

  • issues of global confrontation and reconciliation
  • issues of personal conflict and reconciliation
  • ultimately, the wonderful truth about how Christ reconciles us to the Father

What a great chance to take the gospel into the heart of Thamesmead!

Service of Peace and Christian Unity 
As a culmination of the week, on the evening of Sunday 18th June we are planning a joint service with all the Shepperton churches (St Nicholas, St John Fisher, St Mary Magdalene) hosted by us at Jubilee Centre. What spiritual impact there will be for Shepperton as we meet with those from other local churches and worship God together in unity. Do come along; and please pray that God will move - in the work in the school and in the service!

7pm, Sunday 18th June at The Jubilee Centre.