Exwick Community Church

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Welcome to ECC! 

Dedicated to seeking God and serving Him in our community

Sunday Worship

We meet on SUNDAY MORNINGS at 10:30am in the Exwick Parish Hall, Station Road. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month - all who love the Lord Jesus Christ are invited! For more information, please click here. 

Our MESSY CHURCH service happens on the second Sunday afternoon of each month. If you like activities and crafts, check it out!

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. 


Latest News

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GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD - new film series

The “God Saw That It Is God” films entwine scientific and Christian narratives with stunning imagery, enabling a fresh appreciation of the wonder, playfulness and communion of the world in which we live, and share with a vast array of life. Looking along coasts and up to the sky; walking among the trees and alongside other life, God’s presence and creativity is to be found. 

They are written and presented by the Revd Dr Dave Gregory, a Baptist minister and former meteorologist and climate scientist at the Met Office and European Weather Centre.

He says, 'In our visual age, people are captivated by stunning images of our world and cosmos seen in nature and science programmes streamed to our TVs and phones. They are entranced by the wonder they see, yet often left with a sense of mystery and asking is there more to know?

‘The God Saw That It Was Good films take people deeper in the wonder and mystery of the world. They enable viewers to encounter the wonder, playfulness, and connections in creation that science reveals, and through which God may be encountered.' 

PRAYER COURSE

Sunday evenings, Parish Hall, January - March 2024

‘The disciples said: “Lord teach us to pray!”’                           

Every pilgrim gets a stone in their shoe eventually.  You wake up one morning thinking, ‘Is this really all there is to knowing the Creator of 100 billion galaxies?’  You read the book of Acts and ask, ‘Why isn’t it like that any more?’  Your world falls apart and you desperately need a miracle.  You stare up at the stars and feel things bigger than religious language.  You say to yourself, ‘If this thing is true there’s got to be more power, more mystery, more actual personal experience.’  And so, finally, you turn to God, half wondering whether you’re any more than half-serious and say, ‘Lord teach us to pray.’  And he replies, ‘I thought you’d never ask!’ (Extract from ‘how to pray a simple guide for normal people’ by Pete Greig, published Hodder & Stoughton 2019)

THE PRAYER COURSE – 24-7 Prayer International

We will be running this 8 week course at the Parish Hall on Sunday evenings between January 21st and March 24th (not February 11th or March 10th  as Messy Church) from 7.00pm to 8.15pm.

 The course will include prayer times, a 20 minute video and small group discussion/reflection.  The course is an 8 week journey through ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ and includes sessions on praying for others, listening to God, unanswered prayer and more.

Speak to Peter Fowler or Martin Cronin for more details.

CAROLS ROUND THE BONFIRE 2023

On the 9th December we gathered in the darkness to light a bonfire and sing carols about the Light of the World. There were shepherds, wise men, angels, and even a donkey!

Climbing the Mountain of Romans

Over the Autumn and into the Winter we will be looking at two books in the Bible for our Sunday morning talks – the book of Psalms from the Old Testament and the book of Romans from the New.

Romans has been described as “the high peak of scripture”, with “all roads in the Bible leading to Romans”. The riches it contains are almost inexhaustible.  Martin Lloyd-Jones, the famous Welsh preacher, took 13 years to preach through the book Romans! We will take a little less but I hope enough to give us an overview of this amazing book and whet our appetites to plumb its depths in greater detail in our own time.

Next Course

Four Monday lunchtimes at Exeter Foodbank - free lunch provided!

19, 26 February, 4, 11 March 2024 12:30-2pm

The CAP Money Management Course has helped thousands of people get control of their money. Everyone can benefit, regardless of your current financial situation.

Contact Sandy Salisbury at admin@exwickcommunitychurch.org.uk

or BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

SLEEPING BAGS and BLANKETS needed!

Street Pastors are asking for donations of sleeping bags and blankets. Could you please give them to Chris Carter or email admin@exwickcommunitychurch.org.uk.

TWO’S COMPANY needs YOU!


The number of referrals for the befriending service has increased. Could you phone or visit someone once a week? If so, please speak to Chris Carter or email admin@exwickcommunitychurch.org.uk.

KIDS MATTER: A small group of mums, dads and carers of children aged 1-10 meets weekly on FRIDAYS, 1:15-2:45pm. The programme focuses on parental wellbeing and confidence, and equips parents with the tools to build strong relationships, giving their children the best chance to thrive in their families.

For more details, contact Debbie Carter at debbie.carter@ymcaexeter.org.uk 

We are the ‘Cleany Uppy’ Church: Exeter Foodbank have asked us to collect Washing-up Liquid and Laundry Pods (not bottled or powdered soap). 


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.

 

There's a box in the Parish Hall foyer for collections so please remember the Foodbank when you do your weekly shop. 

 

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

Lapusna Baptist Church is located in the poorest country in Europe. Since the war in Ukraine we have been working together with the church and Pastor Costea to support both refugees and the poorest in their community. We are raising money to support a Community Kitchen.

Pastor Peter is working from the Exwick Parish Hall Church Office. You can contact him by leaving a message in the Contact Us box, or drop by for a cup of coffee and a chat!


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