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Northampton Jesus Centre Vacancy – Project Officer (Services) Initial 3 months maternity cover with likelihood of contract extension.

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NJC is at an exciting time of transformation as we build on the last 16 years of experience of working with those who are homeless, vulnerably housed, socially isolated and those who want to learn English in order to improve their skills and employability and move forward.  After a period of restructuring as a Charity we have a new strategic direction overseen by our new Programme Team (CEO, Finance, Safeguarding, Operations, Health & safety).

We are looking for someone who is passionate about demonstrating their Christian faith through faith based social action.

You will be motivated by your desire to help the marginalised, excluded and disadvantaged in a non-judgemental way; an excellent communicator with an ability to relate to a wide range of people by phone, email, face to face and in writing ; self-motivated, organised and flexible; a good team player with competent administrative skills. Ideally you will have understanding and experience of the issues that affect volunteering, of implementing safeguarding processes in relation to recruitment, of identifying and managing risk, and also of using social media to promote activities and volunteer opportunities.

You will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring the efficient running of our reception and volunteers processes.

The post is for 16hrs a week initially for 3 months and ideally this should suit someone who’d be available to work flexibly over 4 mornings( or 4 half days) ?

Closing date for applications Tuesday 20th September

Interview w/c  30th September

If this sounds like you and if you’d like more information please contact steve.jones@northamptonjesuscentre.org.uk for a job description and application pack

Restoring dignity. Creating community

NAYC Half-Marathon challenge

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Northampton Half Marathon On Sunday September 29th, Scarlett will be running the Northampton Half Marathon to raise funds
for the work NAYC carries out throughout the county with young people.
Starting in the town centre and finishing in the grounds of Delapre
Abbey, this race is back for it’s 7th year.
Please do visit Scarlett’s sponsorship page and donate if you can.
Just Giving
This fabulous event takes place every September, winding through the
town and finishing in beautiful Delapre Abbey. NAYC is an official charity partner and you can run to raise money to improve the lives of young people in the town for free if you run for us and raise at least £100 sponsorship!! Sign up today!
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BIBLE SUNDAY – FREE RESOURCES

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Did you know there’s a day set aside in the Church calendar to celebrate the written word of God? Bible Sunday has long been celebrated by the Church and this year’s celebrations take place on 27 October.

The Bible Society has created some easy-to-use resources to help you celebrate with your whole church family. They include:

  • a fully written sermon on Psalm 119.129–136
  • sermon notes so you can more easily adapt the talk to suit your experiences
  • a poster to promote your event
  • a donation form for those wanting to support Bible mission across the globe
  • activities for Junior Church groups

Job opportunity for a School Pastors Coordinator

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Job opportunity for a School Pastors Coordinator.
Northampton Street and School Pastors are looking for someone with a passion for helping young people as well as the skills to lead a team. They will coordinate a small but dedicated team of volunteer School Pastors, currently working with schools in the Weston Favell area. They will work part-time flexible hours (25 hours per month).

Full details and a Job Description are available here:
https://streetpastors.org/locations/northampton/2019/08/06/school-pastors-coordinator/

CVs should be sent with a letter of application to Northampton.admin@streetpastors.org.uk or by post to Street & School Pastors Administrator, c/o Kingdom Life Church, 9 Tower Street Northampton NN1 2SN.

The closing date is Friday 30th August.

Northants Mental Health Churches Survey

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Northants Mental Health Survey

A short survey is being conducted by the Northamptonshire Redeeming our Communities (ROC*) Action Group for Mental Health. It is intended to gather information about what is happening in churches across Northamptonshire to support people with challenges to their mental health.

This information will be used to share good practice and to inform the development of resources to support people with mental health problems in the church and wider community.

Your completion of this survey would be greatly appreciated. You will find it on:

The survey will close on Wednesday 31st July 2019

Data will be treated confidentially; it will be password protected and stored in a safe place. A summary of findings will be shared with participants, it may be published or shared through ROC*. Individual churches will only be identified with permission.

Abbey Centre seeks volunteers for new well-being cafe initiative

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SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

Starting in January 2020 on the third Friday of each month the Abbey Centre is hosting a Happiness/Well-being cafe from 13.30 – 15.30. We are currently looking for people to volunteer to help run this venture, either by being hosts, servers or just being there to engage in conversation. We want to create a space where it’s OK to be not OK. We shall be running 4 training sessions as follows:

14.00 Friday 20th September A Basic Introduction to Well-being

14.00 Friday 18th October A Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding

14.00 Friday 15th November Sensitivity Awareness to Hidden Disabilities

14.00 Friday 20th December Practical arrangements for the cafe space

Then the cafe will open on Friday 17th January 2020. The training will take place in the Abbey Centre Chapel as will the well-being cafe space. Anyone interested in helping or just finding out more about this exciting new initiative should turn up on the first session on the 2oth September and contact David Warrington to let him know they are coming.

Creating space where it’s OK to be not OK

Free resource for use with young people

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Wonderful Youth 2019


This year’s “Wonderful Youth” resource on the theme of ‘No outsiders’ has been created for Black History Month (October) to empower young people between the ages of 13 and 16 to become ‘The best that you can be’.  Please let your youth leaders know about this new five-session resource which is available to download free of charge and use with young people in your church.

Eve is recruiting!

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Eve is looking for a Christian Business Manager to join our management team and support the organisation with administration, finance, monitoring of data and statistics and managing volunteers.  We are also seeking an Occupational Therapist to provide the therapeutic elements for our rehabilitation programme for women and children affected by domestic abuse.  For more information and an application pack, please go to our website www.eveda.org.uk/work-for-us

New Testaments in both English / Biblical Hebrew free to anyone who can use them

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  Bryen and Joyce Gaskell have 21 New Testaments in both English / Biblical Hebrew for free to anyone who can use them. Joyce and Bryen used to run training seminars and pass these out at no cost. Now, unfortunately they do not get around as much as they used to, so if you can use them just give them a call to arrange collection by phoning 01604-415791.

NORTHAMPTON AND DISTRICT ORGANISTS’ ASSOCIATION

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NORTHAMPTON AND DISTRICT ORGANISTS’ ASSOCIATION

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2019

Members and friends are most welcome to join us at our forthcoming events:

BANK HOLIDAY ORGAN CRAWL Monday 26th August 2019 St. Lawrence’s Church Towcester, Stowe School Chapel and Buckingham Parish Church. Lunch will be taken at 185 Watling St. Pub & Kitchen, Towcester.

ASSOCIATION DINNER Saturday 28th September 2019 at 7.00pm Overstone Park Clubhouse, Billing Lane, Northampton NN6 0AF. The speaker will be Lt. Col. Derek Kimberley (retired), former Director of Music Grenadier Guards (Household Division). Members and friends at RSCM will also be invited. Booking is essential, please.

THE ORGANS OF POLAND AND DENMARK Saturday 19th October 2019 at 3.00pm

2, Frank Large Walk, St. Crispin’s, Northampton NN5 4UP. Alan Cufaude will speak on the organs of Poland, and John Wilson on the organs of Denmark.

More details of all Association events can be found at northamptonorganists.org.uk, on Facebook or LinkedIn, or from our President, Alan Cufaude on 01604 750687 email alannorthampton@hotmail.co.uk.