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Poppin - Nicola Musson

On Sunday morning, we sang and thought about trusting in God through life’s difficulties. We long for the children in the church, and their parents and carers, to learn what it means to rely on God in all of life.This is why Paul and Di Allcock recently ran a session on ‘faith in families’ during a Saturday afternoon Mini-WOW. And we want to see more people from outside the church come in and discover our God who gives life, who can be relied on, and who has conquered death (2 Corinthians 1:1–11

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Refresh building front 3

Steve Williams, who is now leading the Refresh team, explains what is involved in phase two of this exciting project to update our church building.

When people first visit ABC, they are always amazed when they enter the lounge, especially now it is so impressive after the first phase of Refresh. The auditorium has been likened to entering the Tardis. Such comments imply that the entrance and stairwell are pokey and uninviting. I frequently welcome at ground level and see first-time visitors ofte

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Front of church on street

The truth is that it’s too easy for people hurrying down Above Bar Street towards West Quay to barely register that they have walked past our church building. They may not even know it’s there at all!

Of course, at certain times in the week, smiling people from First Impressions or another ministry team are there to greet them, and that makes a huge difference. However, most of the time, even passers-by who briefly notice the striking colour of our lamppost banners see nothing through the glass

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Glo photo 1

Glo is one of Above Bar Church’s missional communities. It’s madeup of a bunch of enthusiastic, and slightly crazy, twenty-somethings.

As a community, we seek to encourage, support, and love one another, and to grow together. We come from all sort of backgrounds and life situations, so if you’re in your twenties, you qualify – we’d love you to be a part of our community!

Regular activities

We meet together every Wednesday evening. On the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, we have Bible

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Safe Families for Children 1

Chris (Tiff) Allcock has just changed jobs to help set up an exciting new programme designed to support families and children across the city and he explains how you can get involved.

Safe Families for Children is launching in Southampton from the beginning of October this year, and there are some great ways for the church to get involved in supporting the work.

Safe Families is a Christian charity whose overall mission is to improve the outcomes for children and families going through a crisis.

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