As you may be aware 2017 celebrates the 500th year of the Reformation. The Youth Department of the North England Conference launched an online video series called Lineage. The goal of this series is to connect us today with our spiritual heritage and to understand where we come from as a people. I would like to make you aware of this excellent resource and suggest some ways that it can be utilised. This video series is released weekly with a new video coming out online every Wednesday evening via Youtube and Facebook.
The video series is following a chronological journey from Constantine in the 4th century to around the year 1800. It includes episodes on reformers such as John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, John Calvin and groups such as the Waldenses and Albigensian's and how our history today is connected to the different parts of the Reformation. The series launched in January this year and it is currently on the 6th episode. Each video is only 3-5 minutes long and all of them are filmed on site with stunning videographery. You can access the video’s online at:
There are a number of ways that the video’s can be used:
Share them on your churches Facebook page or share the Youtube links to each week’s episode in your churches WhatsApp group
Play them in church during Sabbath School or before the Divine Service
Use them during Youth Sabbath School class
Play them in AYS
Use them in Personal Ministries timeslots
Use them in conjunction with reading through the Great Controversy
We pray that this may be of blessing to you and ask that you let us know any feedback you may have throughout the year. Please look out for other events which will take place during the year
highlighting the 500th year of the Reformation.
CAMP MEETING 2017: Christian greetings to you and your families, I write to inform you that we are making steady progress with regards to Camp Meeting for this year. We do not want you to miss out on the programmes we are planning for Camp Meeting and are providing you with the opportunity to book your chalet at a lower price up until the 31 March 2017. We also have some additional speakers and a baptism, so encourage you to book as soon as possible, we know that you will enjoy this spiritual time with your fellow members.
You can find more information by visiting www.necadventist.org.uk/CM2017, including a link to book directly on the Pontins website. We have received a number of enquiries about day tickets and weekend stays, more information on this will follow in due course.
Additional Speakers: The additional speakers who will be joining us for Camp Meeting are Pastor Keith Morris, Kansas Avenue SDA Church, Riverside, USA who will be speaking during the Power Hour and Pastor Damian Johnson from the Seabrook Church, Maryland, USA who will be speaking during the Youth services.
Baptism: As previously mentioned we will be holding a big baptism service and we are asking for your prayers for those who will publically declare their commitment to the Lord.
Children’s Programmes: All children must be registered before they can attend the children’s programmes, please register your child by using the following link https://cmregistration2017.eventbrite.co.uk. Please book early to avoid disappointment and remember to keep Camp Meeting in your prayers.
Lancaster SDA Church will be having 3rd Communion service on 11th March, 2017, you are free to invite your friends and neighbours.
Congrats to the newest elder, from 25th Feb, 2017 dedication of elders in Preston SDA.
We wish to felicitate with our member who has been recently made an Elder in Preston SDA Church - Elder Wilson, may God continue to strengthen you, but still always remember us and worship with us often. May God contimue to bless your ministry.
We also thank the youths for giving us two special youth days, may god continue to bless your ministries. We also wish the students all the best in their studies.
Thank God for Sister Wilsome who came to encourage us here in Lancaster SDA Church on church planting techniques and evangelism. Remember, we all have our goals to win souls for Christ.
We thank you all for attending and worshiping with us throughout this year 2016. We also thank you for the special thanksgiving service at Lancaster SDA Church, our first baptism from here, our holy communion services that has started and held twice, new students from Lancaster University and University of Cumbria.
We also thank you all for attending the special service to thank God for the life and work of our pioneer here- Elder Dr Keith Burrell, on Saturday 26th March, 2016. God bless you, and keep praying for the family. We also wish th thank the mother church -Preston SDA Church for thier support and for having her 10th Year Anniversary this year.
You are always welcome to fellowship with us always in the rest of 2017, we are our neighbours and friends. Our doors are always open to you. We are one family in Christ, remain blessed. and We have lovely activities up to December 2017. Also the church is listed in the Brochure of Churches in Lancaster, produced by Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre 2016/17.
Lancaster SDA Church all worshipped at Preston SDA Church on the 25th Feb., 2017, for dedication of elders and combined service.
The students and youths of Lancaster SDA Church handled all the service, with some other youths from Glasgow this sabbath 17th December, 2016 and also on 18th Feb., 2017.
See the links for events and announcements for more details.