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Coventry Winter Night Shelter needs you!
Coventry Winter Night Shelter opens again on 1st December - but they can't do it with without you! They are holding three training sessions for volunteers: the 9th and 18th October are aimed mostly at new people interested in volunteering and those who would like to learn more before committing; the training on the 29th October is for those who have volunteered in the past for CWNS, and for those new volunteers who attended either of the first two training sessions. 

Training will involve how to recognise when someone has taken drugs, to how to deal with stressful situations, de-escalating conflicts, listening skills, and much more. For more details, see the Facebook event or email cwnshelen@hopecoventry.org.uk.
Share your social group with us!
Good Neighbours Coventry is finalising booklets of activities going on in Coventry churches and communities which can be handed out to local older people. If you know of a social group (coffee morning, knitting club, games group etc.), send the details to goodneighbourscoventry@hopecoventry.org.uk.
Bereavement training & tea party
Good Neighbours Coventry is holding an advanced training event for volunteers on bereavement (how to help others and yourself through it), water aid for vulnerable customers, and local activities for older people. This will be held on 1st October from 6pm-8pm at West Orchard URC. For more details and to RSVP, see the invite. There will also be a tea party for volunteers and their older people on 26th November; details are in the flyer.

Kidz Klub Coventry

Kidz Klub Coventry is part of an imaginative, international initiative which aims to share the Gospel and God's love to un-churched primary school aged children in a fun, interactive and relevant way. They are currently looking for new volunteers to come and join teams across the city. Roles can be hands on with the children or behind the scenes. For more, see the website or contact kidzklubcov@gmail.com or 07890 868390.

Eat good food and support refugees!

Do you like well-priced, luxury vegan food in a restaurant? How about slow-baked sourdough bread? Two new projects are flourishing in Coventry, each run by refugees to improve their language skills and job prospects. The Arabian Bites restaurant has recently moved into a permanent home, where they serve up delicacies like stuffed vine leaves and vegan cakes. For opening hours, photos of the food and bookings, see their website. Meanwhile, Proof Bakery makes artisan bread in a variety of flavours, and employs refugee women to do so. For orders and more, see their website.

Festival of Imagineers - arts and performances
Date: Tuesday 18th September-Sunday 23rd September
Time: various
Place: various including Coventry Cathedral
Details: Shows, dances, art installations and more, all across Coventry city centre all week. For details and tickets to the paid events, see the website.

Coventry City Mission – Crossline Introductory Morning
Date: Saturday 22nd September
Time: 10am-12.30pm
Place: Coventry City Mission, Deedmore Road, CV2 2AA
Details:  Crossline is a confidential, Christian-staffed helpline. Come and find out about being a volunteer telephone listener on Crossline; currently 50% of calls go unanswered. For more, watch the video, email john@covcitymission.org.uk or call 02476 615931, or see the latest Coventry City Mission Newsletter.


Spirit Cafe - how to run an event for mediums and psychics
Date: Monday 24th September
Time: 7pm
Place: Queen’s Road Baptist Church (Small Hall)
Details: Information evening about Spirit Café to hear how to get involved in an initiative starting in Coventry. Spirit Cafés run regularly nationally and internationally with exciting results. For more, contact Susan on 07870 384410/susan27bluebell@gmail.com or Jan on 07467 605593.

'As One' prayer event
Date: Saturday 29th September
Time: 11am
Place: Coventry Cathedral ruins
Details: A gathering to worship and pray as one church. For more, see the website.

Coventry Chinese Christian Church - Mid-Autumn Festival Gospel event
Date: Saturday 29th September
Time: 5.30pm-8.30pm
Place: Coventry Chinese Christian Church, 151 Elm Tree Ave, CV4 9EN
Details: Mid-Autumn festival celebration including a meal, dance and talk. Bring a dish to share if you wish. For more, email lindacs@uwclub.net.

Prayer for Christian Service - The Light House
Date: Monday 1st October
Time: 4-5pm
Place: Coventry Cathedral – Chapel of Unity
Details: The next Prayer for Christian Service features the Light House counselling service. The Lighthouse offers a confidential and sensitive counselling help for a wide range of difficulties which people experience. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Curry and Comedy Night with Andy Kind
Date: Friday 12th October
Time: 7pm
Place: Village Hotel, Tile Hill, CV4 9GZ
Details: Coventry South and Kenilworth churches are hosting a Curry and Comedy night with a 2 course meal and show for £18. For details, booking and meal options, email CSKchurches@gmail.com or see the event page.

Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Conference
Date: Saturday 6th October
Time: 11am-3pm
Place: Coventry Cathedral
Details: The day will focus on the good news of the Ban Treaty and on how to share this among Christians. This is a free event open to all. Register in advance via the link.

In the Arena – Equipping men for the challenges of life
Date: Tuesday 6th November
Time: 7.30pm-10pm
Place: Coventry Elim Church, CV1 3GR
Details:  In the Arena is an event for men where our speaker Rob Parsons will share strategies to strengthen and empower you. With inspirational stories about critical areas of everyday life, you will leave encouraged and better prepared to run life’s race. Early bird ticket rate of £4 available until 19th September.
Calling all church leaders -
HOPE Coventry lunch!

HOPE Coventry's next Leaders' Lunch is on Tuesday 9th October (12pm-2pm at CLM, CV1 2HG); we invite all church leaders from every church in Coventry to come together to celebrate our city and its opportunities over lunch. HOPE Coventry exists to grow a connected church to benefit our city, and with so much happening in Coventry, it is a great opportunity to explore ideas together with other church leaders from all denominations and local areas. Book in for free via clm.churchsuite.co.uk/events/tk8hpaqx. For more, email jess@hopecoventry.org.uk or text 07563 902 904.

Coventry Prayer House - a place of retreat to pray for you

Coventry Prayer House's vision is to 'Be a powerhouse of prayer behind, and a resource centre for, the church’s mission locally.' Please send in your prayer requests and any information that will help them and their visitors to support your ministry effectively in prayer. If you have leaflets, send some in, or come and make up a small display in one of the rooms dedicated to city ministries, or send in regular updates to coventryprayerhouse@gmail.com that can be printed out for people to use in prayer. The Prayer House's purpose is to bless, and be a blessing in Coventry.

If you or your small group need time away in contemplation, the Prayer House also offers daily retreats at very low cost, with comfortable surroundings and interesting resources provided. Visit the website for more and to get in touch.
New community gospel choir

Crosspoint Community Gospel Choir is a new choir which rehearses every Wednesday at 7.30pm at Walsgrave Baptist Church, Coventry. Hinckley Road, Walsgrave, CV2 2EX. They would love more members of the community to join so please come along. For more, contact Dave on 07715 371984 or info@wbchurch.co.uk.
Get fit - get walking!

Everyone is welcome to the seventh Coventry Pilgrimage Walk on Saturday 22nd September. There will be two starting points in Bedworth, offering a longer and a shorter walk to Fillongley. Walkers will meet at All Saints, Church Way, Bedworth, CV12 8NH at 10am and walk 6.2 miles to St Mary and All Saints, Tamworth Road OR meet at St Andrew’s, Smorrall Lane, Bedworth, CV12 2DQ at 10.30am and will walk 4.6 miles. For more, see cov100.org.
100 Days of Remembrance

Remembrance 100 helps churches mark the centenary of WWI. On 4th August 1918 King George V called a National Day of Prayer and 100 days later, the war ended. Remembrance 100 launched on 4th August 2018 with 100 Days of Peace and Hope – prayers, Bible readings, reflections and peace-making activities – which are available to download as a booklet, or as a daily email
WEC International Open Day

WEC International is an international mission organization which has now been based in Coventry for 1 year. They are holding an Open Day on Saturday 29th September from 11am-1pm at their HQ (The Scala, 115a Far Gosford Street, CV1 5EA). For more details and to RSVP, see the attached press release.
Carriers of Hope win funding

Carriers of Hope, a local charity which supports migrants, has been awarded £320,000 of National Lottery funding for new staff to manage the charity’s warehouse and transport operation. For more, see the press release.
Train to be a Youth Worker with YFC
Fancy spending a year changing your life?  Whether through school engagement, city-wide events or Drench cafes, the Coventry Youth for Christ Internship will challenge, grow and empower you to be an effective youth leader. For more and to apply, see the website.
Job Opportunities
Mission, Outreach and Worship leader
West Orchard United Reformed Church
flexible 37.5 hrs/wk (inc. some evenings/weekends), 5 year contract with possibility for extension
£30-35,000pa depending on experience

Application forms and more via Church Secretary (suematt@gmail.com) or westorchardurc.org.uk/vacancies
Closing date: 30th September
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