Giving thanks for
· We have recently found out that we have been awarded a large grant of £55,000 to refurb and transform our run down community building into an amazing space for all our projects to run from and giving loads of new scope for starting new projects in the future. There will be massive changes happening including a café area and moving walls (very fancy). So we are crazy excited and now busy getting quotes and finalising plans.
· We are about to welcome in 9 new members this month and they are all wonderful and we are really excited about them joining God's mission with us at CNBC and taking on our family values. We also have two new believers who are doing Baptism prep with us.
· Growing financial stability. A couple of years ago we were looking at some serious financial problems, but now with some amazing support from Home Mission and a whole bunch of plans and visions coming together, we are now in a much more solid position. Can't tell you how thankful we are for this.
· Please pray for us as we meet with and book contractors for the building work; we really want the right person to work with on these plans, as we only have 1 shot at getting it right. Grants like this don't come around very often.
· Please pray for the Church and Stephen as 2017 will be Stephen's 7th year at Coulby and he is due a sabbatical at some point this year. Please pray for the right dates, the right focus for Stephen during that time, and for the Church to thrive under the different leadership over the 3 months he is away.
· Church Unity in Middlesbrough and Teesside
· Pray that in all that goes on during 2017 we at CNBC keep the first things first and we grow in our depth of relationship with Jesus and our kingdom living. Pray that the Kingdom grows in Middlesbrough, please.
Pastor: Rev Stephen Sutton
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