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A Living Community

Annual Report for 2014

The Maranatha Community is a registered charity (no: 327627) and as such we produce an Annual Report to Members with a set of independently examined accounts, and these are submitted to the Charity Commission.

We have now submitted our Annual Report and Accounts for 2014 and these can be viewed here, and you can see our entry on the Charity Commission website here.

The Annual Report is only a brief summary of some of the activities of the community during the year. Our website shows additional aspects of the Maranatha Community, and much of the life of the community takes place at local level throughout the UK and further afield, and does not get reported.

 

Spotlight Issue 38 – news from around the community

Spotlight - News and Views for Local Groups, by Local Groups
Spotlight Issue 38 - click hereThe latest issue of Spotlight – News and Views for Local Groups, by Local Groups can be downloaded here.

In this issue there is a report on a Maranatha Teaching Module on “Islam – who is my neighbour ?”, inspiration on the theme “No Limit” and news about the next Maranatha Teaching Module on “Kingdom Conflict”.

Spotlight is the vehicle for news from individual Maranatha Members and Local Groups (as distinct from the Maranatha Newsletter which brings news of inititatives from the office in Flixton).

If you have been to any Maranatha Teaching Weekends or Retreats, we would like to hear your experiences. We would also welcome news from your local Maranatha Groups.

What opportunities is God opening up for you personally and for your local community? As a community with a desire for unity in the Body of Christ – with what groups, churches, organisations has God given you fellowship and opportunities for ministry and service?

If you have anything to report or contribute then please email Matthew. You can also give us your thoughts via the comments facility here.

NEWSLETTER MARCH 2015

Maranatha Newsletter

Maranatha Newsletter - click here readI have set before you an open door.

We are seeing the evidence of a mounting spiritual battle across the globe. Light is penetrating darkness. Things concealed for years and even hundreds of years are now being exposed. The powerful movement of God’s Spirit is illuminating the false and revealing truth….. Doors have opened for this Community over many years – doors of healing, doors of reconciliation, doors to speak with those in positions of authority, doors to represent those without a voice.

The March edition of the Maranatha Community Newsletter which is available for you to read on-screen (or print for your convenience) expands this theme and encourages us. There is also news of community initiatives and activity, and information about our Weekends and Retreats for 2015.

We would also like to draw your attention to the following: (click on each)

Please share your thoughts and comments here.

Spotlight Issue 36 – news from around the community

Spotlight - News and Views for Local Groups, by Local Groups
Spotlight Issue 36 - click hereThe latest issue of Spotlight – News and Views for Local Groups, by Local Groups can be downloaded here.

In this issue:

  • Report from “Prophets Alive!” weekend
  • Report from South Midlands Region
  • Reports from and Nottingham and Sheffield gatherings
  • Uganda visit – report from Shauna Crawley, Maranatha Intern
  • Poems and thoughts in the run up to Christmas

Spotlight is the vehicle for news from individual Maranatha Members and Local Groups (as distinct from the Maranatha Newsletter which brings news of inititatives from the office in Flixton).

If you have been to any Maranatha Teaching Weekends or Retreats, we would like to hear your experiences. We would also welcome news from your local Maranatha Groups.

What opportunities is God opening up for you personally and for your local community? As a community with a desire for unity in the Body of Christ – with what groups, churches, organisations has God given you fellowship and opportunities for ministry and service?

If you have anything to report or contribute then please email Matthew. You can also give us your thoughts via the comments facility here.

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2014

Maranatha Bulletin

Maranatha Bulletin - Click here to read– MARANATHA TIMELINE –

At the beginning of this year we believe the Lord said to us
“Don’t plan anything, I will bring you invitations”.
So much has happened already this year!
This bulletin identifies the key points of our journey so far.

Click here to view / download the Maranatha Bulletin.

 

 

We would also like to draw your attention to the following: (click on each)

Please share your thoughts and comments here.

Voice 2014 – A Generational Perspective

This year four young people have been listening to God for three months on behalf of the Community to prayerfully consider these four questions:

  1. What is God saying to and about the world?
  2. What is God saying to and about our nation?
  3. What is God saying to and about the churches?
  4. What is God saying to and about the Maranatha Community?

After a period of 3 months, they met together on 8th March 2014 at The Ark to share with the Community what they believe God is saying. The notes from that time of sharing are available here.

Summary word – “Our generation needs to be equipped to use the Sword of the Spirit”.

 

Spotlight Issue 35 – news from around the community

Spotlight - News and Views for Local Groups, by Local Groups
Spotlight Issue 35 - click hereThe latest issue of Spotlight – News and Views for Local Groups, by Local Groups can be downloaded here.

In this issue:

  • Invitation to Yorkshire Regional Gathering – Sat 11th October
  • Information about our Quiet Days
  • Report from Rachel – Maranatha’s first Intern
  • News and prayer requests from Kenya
  • A Note of Encouragement from a recent visitor to Flixton Maranatha Group

Spotlight is the vehicle for news from individual Maranatha Members and Local Groups (as distinct from the Maranatha Newsletter which brings news of inititatives from the office in Flixton).

If you have been to any Maranatha Teaching Weekends or Retreats, we would like to hear your experiences. We would also welcome news from your local Maranatha Groups.

What opportunities is God opening up for you personally and for your local community? As a community with a desire for unity in the Body of Christ – with what groups, churches, organisations has God given you fellowship and opportunities for ministry and service?

If you have anything to report or contribute then please email Matthew. You can also give us your thoughts via the comments facility here.