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Gift Aid

Gift Aid is worth an extra 25 pence on every pound donated and really maximises charitable donations. In order to be able to claim gift aid on donations, donors must be UK tax payers (income or capital gains tax) and have signed a gift aid declaration form.

AoG provides a central Gift Aid Service that is available to any AoG Church that would like to claim the gift aid on donations they have received. The AoG system is incredibly easy to use. There is no need to register with HMRC, as all of the paper work has been undertaken centrally. AoG's service also ensures that AoG member church claims adhere to all HMRC guidelines, as AoG staff maintain up to date knowledge of all legislative changes. Submitting a claim is very simple, and AoG can even supply templates for treasurers to use, and its Gift Aid Department is open 8.45am to 4.45pm Mondays to Fridays for advice and support. Gift Aid declaration forms and explanatory leaflets are available from AoG.

Should you require more information about Gift Aid or wish to enquire about the AoG Gift Aid service, please login as a leader and go to the "Information for Leaders" section of the website or contact the Gift Aid Department at the National Ministry Centre or check out our Gift Aid leaflet.

 

Prayer Requests

Dennis Robson, a retired Minister, passed away last night. Please join us in prayer for the family. The funeral will be held on Friday 19th January at 11am at Maidstone Cemetry (for family & friends) and then 2pm at The Life Church, Brewer St, Maidstone, ME14 1RU.  added 3.1.18

 

John Crump, a retired Minister from the Wales area, has recently passed away. Please pray for his family. The funeral will be held on Friday 24th November at 10.30am at Bethania Church, Queens Road, New Tredegar, NP24 6DU.

 

Retired Minister, David Pavitt, sadly passed away yesterday. David was a Minister for many years in Chadwell Heath & Norwich. Please join us in prayer for the family. Funeral details will follow shortly.  added 6.11.17 

 

John Phillips, Retired Minister from Nottingham, passed away this week. Please join us in prayer for the family. John was a former Executive Council Member and outstanding Bible Teacher across AoG. The funeral will be on Wednesday 22nd November at 10.30am at Carlton Cemetry, Off Cavendish Road, Carlton, NG4 3GH and then 12.15pm there will be a thanksgiving service at Heart Church, 104 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GL.  added 26.10.2017

 

Please join us in prayer for Edward (Ted) Yates, a Minister from Hornsea. Ted is currently unwell and has been told he has got cancer and is due to get the results of his biopsy on Thursday this week. Let's pray and believe together for total healing and good results!  added 17.10.17

 

Please pray for Pastor David Hughes, former pastor of Full Gospel Church, New Moston, Manchester as his wife Brenda passed away in the early hours of this morning.  added 10.10.17

 

Wesley Harvey, retired Pastor of Sharon Full Gospel Church, Old Trafford, Manchester, went to be with the Lord yesterday. Please join us in prayer for his dear wife Joyce. Funeral details will follow shortly.  added 10.10.17

 

Please pray for Brian Oxborough, leader of Springs Christian Fellowship, Ware. Brian has been diagnosed with non-secretory Myeloma (a bone marrow based cancer) and has just started chemotherapy treatment. Let's pray for strength and that his body would not react badly to the treatment and that the miracle of total healing  would be his portion.  added 8.8.17

 

Leonie Webster is  a British AOG missionary working to provide justice solutions for vulnerable orphans in the Americas. She has been diagnosed with Leukaemia and is currently in a US hospital receiving chemo treatment. She has asked for prayer for full and permanent remission of her condition. Also for freedom from complications and serious side effects  from the treatment she is undergoing. She asks for prayer for her son while she is in hospital and renewal of her mum's visa so that she can continue to provide the support and care to Leonie and her son. 

She has also requested `a swift return back to serving the Lord, parenting JJ and working for IHOPKC's Orphan Justice Center.'
Please join us in praying for Leonie added    6 October 2017 

 

 

 

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UCAN NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017

UCAN is the UK Church Administrator Network was established in 2009 and has now grown to over 1,250 members. It is designed for anyone employed by a church in an administrative capacity, part-time or full time at any level.  The network includes Directors of Operation, Church Business Managers, Church Office Administrators, Parish Secretaries, Ministers’ PAs, Administrative Assistants, etc. Membership is drawn from Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, FIEC, Newfrontiers, Vineyard, independent churches and other denominations and groupings.

 

The theme of the 2017 National Conference is one of health worked out in three specific areas of our life.
 
"First there is our own physical and mental well-being when working in the stressful environment of a busy church.
Secondly, our relationships with other staff and leaders but in particular with our Senior Minister.
Thirdly there is our spiritual health as disciples of Jesus Christ. Can we open our hearts before God to seek his ways for living a healthy life in spite of the pressure most of us work under?
Trevor Stammers, as a medical expert, will help us understand our own need for good physical and mental health. There are many fault lines beneath the surface of even the most apparently ‘together’ people.
Jez Barnes and Jules Morgan, who work together as Senior Minister and Operations Director, will look at the importance of taking time to understand our differences and work out how to play to each other’s strengths.
John and Pauline Tindall will be our Chaplains throughout the conference and John will lead us in a Bible teaching session from the Pastoral Epistles.
Our overall aim is that you will be stimulated to think clearly and strategically on professional issues related to your work informed by quality speakers, resource information and peer debate challenged to relate your faith to your work through Bible input and discussion encouraged as a senior administrator by networking with others in similar roles and thereby you will be better equipped as a church worker and as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Your hosts at King’s Park Brian Howells (Operations Manager at Holy Trinity, Claygate) // Julian Mander (Operations Manager at Riverside Church, Birmingham) // Irene Nash (Administration Manager at South Street Baptist, Greenwich, London) // Mark Parsons (Operations Manager at Christ Church Clifton, Bristol) // Becky Thomas (Operations Manager at Beeston Free Church, Nottingham) // John Truscott (UCAN National Co-ordinator)"
 
Watch this.
 
LIFESPRING IN THE DUKERIES SOLAR PANEL INITIATIVE
 
 

AoG Central Area Church Lifespring has been shortlisted in a completion to win solar panels!  Senior Leader Mike Phillips writes:

“Dear all, we are involved in a very special project! The M&S Energy Fund competition!  Lifespring Centre at Ollerton has been shortlisted and is in the running to win money from M&S to help them buy solar panels for the Centre. This would be a great bonus in helping them to reduce their electricity costs and it helps the environment at the same time.

Please visit https://www.mandsenergyfund.com/projects/power-to-ollerton to vote today!  You can also donate money via crowdfunding and receive a reward.  The voting button is at the top of the page and it doesn’t cost anything to vote!  The giving button is further down. 

Please share this with your friends and help Lifespring Community Centre reach number one!

Many thanks for voting for us.”

Telephone: 01623860303  

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