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Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
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Here is this week’s Bible passage for Lent, in full. Every blessing, Andy Rickell

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, ‘Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a market-place!’ His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘Zeal for your house will consume me.’ The Jews then said to him, ‘What sign can you show us for doing this?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ The Jews then said, ‘This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?’ But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Some interesting activities are suggested to help you in Christian discipleship. Every blessing, Andy Rickell
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
CIRENCESTER ASHCROFT WORK CLUB

WEEKLY UPDATE - UPDATED AT 27TH FEBRUARY 2024 (with updated next 4 weeks’ sessions)

(Written as usual from home in Stratton, Cirencester)

**NEWSFLASH**

Monday sessions will move to St Lawrence’s Church, Chesterton, Cirencester from 4th March 2024 as part of building Cirencester Ashcroft Church’s partnership with St Lawrence’s. The Tuesday sessions will continue at Cirencester Ashcroft Church, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester, as usual.

The work club will continue to operate on most

Mondays - 9.00 to 11.00 and Tuesdays – 12.00 to 2.00

(but not on Bank Holidays).

We are now usually open for confidential one-to-one face-to-face support at these times. We also provide one-to-one phone and online support at these times too.

We also work in partnership with Cirencester Jobcentre to support referred jobseekers who would like some extra assistance.

You can contact me at the usual work club times by :-

- Face-to-face;

- Email : workclub@ashcroftchurch.org.uk;

- Phone or text : 07951439302;

- Sending a message through the Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club Facebook page.

We can then have a chat face-to-face, by phone, by message, or by video link if we can set one up, and I will do my best to help you.

You can also contact me at other times and we will then agree an appointment time to have a proper conversation.

Specific opening times over the next few weeks are below. Later opening times for the period up to the middle of JULY 2024 are in the Events section (which is itself sometimes in the About section) of the Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club and Cirencester Ashcroft Church and Centre Facebook pages. To access those later times, you will now need to be signed in to Facebook yourself, as Facebook recently “upgraded” so that Events data cannot be accessed by internet search alone (at least that seems to be what’s happened). Also Facebook only lets us select a maximum of about 50 future dates for an event at the time it is first published, hence why it appears to stop at a random date.

Monday 4th March 9.00 - 11.00 (AT ST LAWRENCE’S CENTRE)
Tuesday 5th March 12.00 - 2.00 (AT ASHCROFT CENTRE)

Monday 11th March 9.00 - 11.00 (AT ST LAWRENCE’S CENTRE)
Tuesday 12th March 12.00 - 2.00 (AT ASHCROFT CENTRE)

Monday 18th March 9.00 - 11.00 (AT ST LAWRENCE’S CENTRE)
Tuesday 19th March 12.00 - 2.00 (AT ASHCROFT CENTRE)

Monday 25th March 9.00 - 11.00 (AT ST LAWRENCE’S CENTRE)
Tuesday 26th March 12.00 - 2.00 (AT ASHCROFT CENTRE)

(For those who are interested, I normally highlight the opening times for the next 4 weeks. However sometimes I increase this when they include a break, in part to make sure that the last week I show is one when we are open. This is to emphasise that any closure is only temporary. The work club is a key part of Ashcroft’s mission and outreach project until at least December 2026. After that date I intend to continue to run the work club indefinitely, whether or not part of a larger project.)

Andy Rickell, Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club Manager
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Loving your neighbour takes on particular meaning when it’s about more houses being built near to yours, affecting the look of your area, the number of cars on the roads you use, and the number of people seeking to access local public services and using local facilities. Contrast that with the needs of other people to be able to live and to afford property in the area where you live at a time of a general shortage of residential property. A tough balance to resolve, and one where local authorities must square a difficult circle. So we pray for all those involved in planning for new homes across our county, and for ensuring that local people are properly consulted and involved in the complex decisions that must be taken. We pray for all those people who are being asked to consider more residential development in their area, to balance the needs of their families and others’. And we pray for us all to constructively engage with resolving the needs of all those who want or need to live in particular areas of the county. Every blessing, Andy Rickell, Circuit Social Justice Officer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cydlleq8yzeo?fbclid=IwAR16C6kqrVfoUfa-q6nzWVZjJPhTLex5R6umUGTGa5fh_XYyKBKPxdEWDf0_aem_AcAg_1bcOnrH4t3k5dMtlk0dzQddFl947w58Ktw28JSgXwroRK_hWb9cbOPwjzcD_W0&fs=e&s=cl
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
The opportunity to join a weekly online prayer meeting (on Wednesdays), praying for justice and peace in the Holy Land. More information is at this link -
https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/our-work-worldwide/global-relationships/partner-churches-and-organisations/global-partners/middle-east/the-methodist-liaison-office/
Every blessing, Andy Rickell, Circuit Social Justice Officer
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
I am relieved to say that I was never asked a weird question in a job interview. And I never asked one in all the hundreds of job interviews that I conducted myself. However there is nothing stopping an interviewer asking such questions if they can demonstrate it helps their decision-making, so this article offers some helpful advice in case it happens to you. If you want more advice about preparing for job interviews, we at Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club would be happy to help. Our contact details are on the Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club Facebook page. Andy Rickell, Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club Manager

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdmt2sg?fbclid=IwAR1Mba6R0kjyW3u_WSLb1jHJCMovTopVxvjoiDR5fAI8IC5v15fV_VHb0hU_aem_AbLH_5TWtt4NDXEvGVmHtuUEC-uoed0qNqlLY90PVUeozwspkDPAFu670KSnYoWI508&fs=e&s=cl

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