Exwick Community Church

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Part of God's Church in Exeter

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We meet on SUNDAY MORNINGS at 10:30am in the Exwick Parish Hall, Station Road.

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You might have seen on ‘BBC Spotlight’ last week a short snippet featuring Mark, the Exeter Foodbank Manager. It was part of an item on the ‘cost of living’ crisis and Mark was saying that donations to the Foodbank have also dropped significantly as a result.

As part of the Foodbank response, they are asking each church or community group to focus on specific items. We have been asked if we can become the ‘Cleany Uppy’ Church and collect Washing-up Liquid and Laundry Pods (not bottled or powdered soap though!)

This doesn’t mean we can’t take anything else of course, and you can always get the latest list of items urgently needed from the foodbank website HERE.

From this coming Sunday we’ll be putting out a box again in the Parish Hall for collections together with a sign so please remember the Foodbank when you do your weekly shop. If you would prefer us to go shopping for you, we are happy to do that for you and any donations can be made via the Church Just Giving page HERE. Please add a note to Marie to say it’s for the Foodbank or you can also place cash in the offering box on a Sunday Morning, again marked for the Foodbank.

Thank you all for supporting the Foodbank in the past. If you have any questions, please just ask! Graeme Salisbury

THE GATHERING: a fabulous weekend for men will be taking place IN A FIELD NEAR SWINDON, June 24-26.

The time for booking is NOW to get the best deal! A group from Exwick Community Church is going, with catering provided (sausages over a fire plus other gourmet delicacies).

● Live comedy ● cool cars ● 5-a-side tournament ● bar ● live music ● walking football ● huge inflatables ● bar games ●volleyball ● axe throwing ● relevant Bible teaching ● great worship ● great speakers ● life stories ● scalextric ● bonfires and loads more...

It's the perfect event for groups of guys and individuals as The Gathering is tailor-made for you to be able to invite your mates to, especially your non-Christian mates.

It's £129 (or only £30 if you're up for stewarding tasks). To book, go to The Gathering (thegatheringformen.com), or get in touch with Trevor Sharp +44 7827 882707, If you don't have the funds at the moment, or you could do with some assistance, speak with Trevor.


THEME THIS TERM - Spring 2022: “A love letter to the church”

This term we are going to be looking at Paul's letter to the church in Philippi. Its essentially a thank you letter to the church for its practical support and partnership in sharing the Good News of Jesus. But it’s also much more than that. Although Paul wrote the letter while in prison, it’s very optimistic in its outlook and would’ve bought great encouragement to its readers. The letter to the Philippians is a valuable reminder that God is in our situation, no matter where we are or how bad it seems. Paul had learned to praise God and experience true joy no matter what his circumstances. I trust this series will help us to do the same.

To listen to the talks, go to our Talks page.

Appeal for refugees from the war in Ukraine

Over £12,000 raised so far!

Matt Jackson and Tim Ellis visited Moldova 16-20 March, taking aid and distributing food parcels. Matt and Tim told us about their trip in the Sunday service 27 March. You can hear their talk by following this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cvVKLW6842dn9nAct5rGyd56-UJmi9RK/view?usp=sharing

They described how the Moldovans are struggling to help the Ukrainian refugees coming into their country, as there is already so much poverty in the country. And yet, they testified to the generosity of the Moldovans and their desire to help more.

Our appeal is ongoing. Matt and Chris Carter visited Moldova again in May. We want to continue supporting churches in Moldova to help refugees, and to help their local communities as well.

If you would like to contribute, you can go directly to our JustGiving page

Exwick Community Church - JustGiving

You can also donate by cash or cheque on a Sunday morning.

Please put your donations in an envelope labelled ‘Ukraine.’

Thank you!

STREET PASTORS: Ben Keenan gave a testimony in the Sunday morning service on 30 Jan. of how God is working through Street Pastors in Exeter. His talk is included in the recording for this Sunday. Go to this link to listen!

SPREE: This is an exciting weekend of camping, fun, games and spiritual challenge for young people aged 8 to 17, and is happening at Shobrooke Park (Crediton) from 24 to 26 June 2022.

Ten young people and four leaders are going from Exwick Community Church. Please pray for them that they'll have a lot of fun, develop good relationships, stay safe and learn more about God's love for them.

CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube channel, where you can view our online services from April 2020 to July 2021.

Pastor Peter is working from the Exwick Parish Hall Church Office. Please contact him on 07909 134066 (m) or 01392 834988 (h).

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Recommended Books

  • The Cross and the Switchblade - by David Wilkerson. The dramatic and inspiring true story of a small town minister called to help inner city kids everyone else believed were beyond hope.

  • The Bible in One Year - by Nicky Gumbel. Read the whole Bible in 365 days. Get the book, app, or podcast. Click here: Bible in One Year.

  • The Heavenly Man - by Brother Yun. Brother Yun is one of China's house church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to emphasise the character and beauty of Jesus.

  • How to Pray – a simple guide for normal people’ – by Pete Greig. Very readable with lots of helpful illustrations from Pete’s own experience. The book is an accompaniment to the prayer course: Sessions | The Prayer Course - The Prayer Course

  • The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry - John Michael Comer.

  • The Bible: A story that makes sense of life - Andrew Ollerton. A great overview of the Bible, which shows how relevant it is for our lives today.

  • Singing in Babylon - Jeff Lucas. Flourishing in second-choice life situations.

We recommend ordering your books from Bridge Books, 3 Okehampton Street, Exeter.

You can now make a one-off or recurring gift to ECC in a safe way. Just use this button, which will take you to the Secure Just Giving Website. You can also add Gift Aid if you are a tax payer.