Women @ St Mark's
Don't miss our brunches. With guest speakers, relevant themes, testimonies, discussion and worship...all served with pastries and coffee.
'H' Metters, a curate at HTB will be coming to speak to us.
Lindsay Melluish is joining us from St Paul's in Ealing.
Speaker and topic tbc
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With love from the Brunch team,
What we got up to at our June Brunch!
Walking in Love
After a fabulous porridge bar and copious coffee, we were treated to an inspiring talk from Hadley Bennett on 'Walking in Love'.
Hadley Bennett started the very first St Mark's Women's Brunches! She is now a Priest at St Paul's in Greyshott.
We will be explored Song of Songs, and had the opportunity to reflect, and write psalms as groups!
After filling up on bacon rolls and some great worship, we heard from Anna Mathur about 'A Different Kind of Resolution'. Drawing from Proverbs 31, we were explored three things that get in the way of us living out our calling. These were:
- Stop being a 'nice' girl - seek to be a 'Godly woman' instead.
- Stop picking a fight with Grace. It's bought and paid for.
- Stop shopping around! Let God be our first go-to.
Join us on April 27th to hear from guest Speaker, Hadley Bennett and enjoy our 'Porridge bar'.
Girls at Home
We had a wonderful time at our first Girls at Home event, right here at St Mark's. We heard some great talks, we worshipped, we caught up over copious amounts tea and cake, we were pampered, and we prayed for and encouraged one another. All topped off with a cocktail hour where we were handed roses & cocktails by some of our St Mark's men.
Here are the talks below just incase you missed out, want to share them, or fancy listening again.
Our guest speaker was the fabulous Erin Clifford. As well as being HTB clergy, she is passionate about preaching, the poor, and quality cheddar cheese. Oh and she makes a mean chocolate chip cookie. We heard from Erin on the theme of Faith, Hope and Love.
To see some photos from the events. Click on this link.
We will next be catching up at our first Women's Brunch of the year on January 12th.
The lowdown on our April brunch
Latte or Americano? Holiday or leave the country for good? We are constantly faced with choices, whether mundane, exciting, difficult or life changing. Some influence only the moment in which we make them, whereas others may shape your life and generations ahead. What does it mean to pursue God’s heart in our decision making? What about when it all seems to go wrong? We heard some great testimonies; both from women in our church and those of women in the Bible.
January's Brunch on 'The Pursuit of Peace'
At our January brunch, after copious amounts of fruit salad and chocolate brioche, Anna Mathur spoke about the Pursuit of Peace. She challenged us to think about where we run to in times of chaos, as well as suggesting ways in which we can seek peace within the midst of it.
For more information about our Women's brunches, and to find the dates for your diary, see above.
If you would like to listen to the January talk, or if you weren't able to make it, download it here!
"Girls on Tour Again" 25-27 November, 2011.
150 women from St Mark's enjoyed a pre-Christmas break, a brilliant opportunity to get refreshed and re-focussed.
Along with great worship and teaching from our guest speaker, we enjoyed:
- A great new venue with beautiful grounds
- Leisurely mealtimes with delicious buffet food (we can vouch for that!)
- Workshops and seminars
- An array of Saturday afternoon activities including autumnal walks and manicures!
- Chats in the wine bar with Saturday evening entertainment
- Free flowing cappucinos
- Opportunities to meet and make new friends
Anita Cleverly. Anita and her husband Charlie lead St Aldate’s Oxford – one of the city’s largest and most vibrant student congregations. Anita has many passions! High on the list are encouraging women and releasing them into their calling; and developing our love affair with God through prayer (both are key themes developed in her first book ‘Destiny’s Children’). Anita founded the Next Generation Conference in 2005, and is on the international team of a new global prayer network ‘ASK’. We had such an exciting time with her!
We were staying at the lovely De Vere Hotel in Sunningdale.Only a short train ride from Clapham Junction, it was a perfect choice for our weekend away. Have a little look here.