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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 11:53

Job Opportunity at CYE

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CYE CATERING AND HOUSEKEEPING ASSISTANT

(Fixed term, part time, 24 hours a week, occasional weekends)

 

CYE Sailing Centre has a short term vacancy for a catering assistant to join our hospitality team and support our programmes through the late summer and autumn of 2018 – providing food for school residential visits, youth group weekends, family weekends and more… All done on board our custom-built barge, TS Resolute, moored in beautiful Chichester harbour!

Christian Youth Enterprises is motivated by sharing the good news of Jesus, giving every guest, staff member and volunteer an irresistible experience and enabling them to develop their gifts. It is a genuine occupational requirement of the role to be a professing Christian.

For more information, a job description and application form email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office on 01243 573375

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 09:01

Lifecentre Strategic Director Post

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Monday, 04 June 2018 09:33

Job Opportunity

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Church Administrator (part time) Immanuel Church, Chichester 

 

Lively and growing Anglican church requires an experienced administrator, who is good with people, and has strong skills in IT and teamworking. 

Hours: 8 hours per week: two mornings midweek. 

Work base: mainly home-based; office equipment provided.

Salary: £3744 pa (equivalent to £18720 pa full time) 

 

For an information pack and application form, please contact Stephen Blamire - Senior Leader by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to 21 Stockbridge Gardens, Chichester PO19 8RE

Closing date for applications: 16thJune 2018 

 

Thursday, 31 May 2018 13:52

W I L D F I R E S

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A group from Revelation Family Church went to the brand new Wildfires Festival this past week at Wiston House in Steyning and came away with full hearts and stirred spirits! We had an incredible time together building friendships round campfires and enjoying inspiring talks, worship, seminars and family activities. We were so encouraged and refreshed by being together and giving time to seek God and 'lean in.' The three days ended with a fire procession and bonfire, symbolic of the wildfire of the Holy Spirit and fanning into flame the gifts, dreams, vision and passion that has been sparked within us! We're excited to walk into this fresh commissioning to be used by God for the transformation of our hearts, families, communities and city and are excited about next year!

If you would like to get an early ticket please contact the office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for details.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 13:33

Data Protection and Privacy Notice May 2018

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Data Protection and Privacy Notice 
May 2018

 

Revelation Family Church, its projects and services (including City Angels and other community projects and initiatives) uses personal data about living individuals for the purpose of general church and project administration and communication.

 

The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”) and Revelation Family Church fully endorses and adheres to the eight principles of the GDPR. These principles specify the legal conditions that must be satisfied in relation to obtaining, handling, processing, transportation and storage of personal data. Employees and any others who obtain, handle, process, transport and store personal data for Revelation Family Church must adhere to these principles.

 

THE PRINCIPLES OF GDPR

The principles require that personal data shall:

 

  1. Be processed fairly and lawfully and shall not be processed unless certain conditions are met.
  2. Be obtained for a specified and lawful purpose and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose.
  3. Be adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes.
  4. Be accurate and where necessary, kept up to date.
  5. Not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose.
  6. Be processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights.
  7. Be kept secure from unauthorised or unlawful processing and protected against accidental loss, destruction or damage by using the appropriate technical and organisational measures.
  8. Not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data. 

 

HOW WE COLLECT AND HOLD INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

We collect personal information each time you are in contact with us. For example, when you: 

  • Visit our website
  • Register your details and your family details on a Get Connected card
  • Make a donation, by completing a Gift Aid offering envelope or via electronic means
  • Register for church events, such as a conference, course or trip
  • Provide your contact details, in writing or orally, to church staff or volunteers
  • Purchase goods or services, including when you provide credit or debit card details
  • Attend church services or participate in other church activities
  • Communicate with the church by means such as email, letter or telephone
  • Have face to face meetings with staff and volunteers
  • Access social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram

 

Any personal data we hold will be treated as strictly confidential, will be for a specific reason and have a valid lawful basis. We do not hold data on you gathered from other sources and we do not use data to build a profile of you. Here are the most common examples of which lawful basis we use for the types of data we hold:

 

❖    Consent – this is when you choose to give us your data for a specific purpose such as receiving promotional emails, taking images or accepting cookies on our website. It may also include device information and IP addresses. This commonly includes your name and email address or other contact details. We may also collect sensitive data such as medical information on children/youth consent forms.

❖     Contract – this is when you enter into an agreement with us where we provide you with a service. This includes when you sign up for an event, register with our children and youth groups (Spark, Fire, Shockwave, Soulfire and Heatwave Playscheme) and also employment contracts with our staff. Data we hold will be relevant to the contract and might include contact details, date of birth, age, gender, family and next of kin, National Insurance number, DBS check and references, for the purpose of fulfilling the contract.

❖     Legal Obligation – this is when we hold your data to comply with the law and statutory requirements such as retaining financial transactions, employment, accident and safeguarding records, among others.

❖     Legitimate Interests – this is when we hold your data to carry out the general purposes of the church. Common examples include communicating with church members, providing services and advice, coordinating volunteers or statistical analysis and reporting. Data might include contact details, date of birth, age, gender, DBS check, attendance information, financial donations and sometimes school. We may also hold certain Special Category Data on individuals such as their religion under the legitimate activities condition (d) in Article 9 of the GDPR.

 

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Revelation Family Church will use your data for the following purposes:

  • To enable us to provide a service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution
  • The day-to-day administration of the church and its projects, e.g. managing membership records, preparing ministry rotas, maintaining financial records, managing employees and volunteers
  • To provide pastoral care to Revelation Family Church members, including calls and visits 
  • To operate the Revelation Family Church web site and social media accounts and deliver the services that individuals have requested
  • To inform individuals of news, events, activities, resources and services
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of Gift Aid applications)
  • To conduct surveys and research, helping us to evaluate our activities and services

WHO SEES YOUR INFORMATION

The information we collect will be used exclusively within Revelation Family Church and its projects for the purposes it was obtained for. Only specific individuals authorised by the church can access your information. We do not pass any of your personal information to other organisations and/or individuals without your express consent.

 

COOKIES

A cookie is a small text file generated by a server and placed on a user's device when they visit a website. The cookie contains information set by the server and works like an identification card, telling the website when a user has returned. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you should ensure that your web browser is set to not accept cookies. Please note that if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to aboutcookies.org

We use essential cookies that are required for the operation of our website, including cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, and to use online forms. We also use analytical cookies that allow us to see how many people visit our website and how visitors move around the website when they are using it.

 

HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION

We keep your personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary, for as long as you remain a member of Revelation Family Church or connected to its events, or for longer periods in compliance with our Finance Policy and/or Safeguarding Policy.

Examples of data we keep for longer periods include: 

 

  • Financial transactions and Gift Aid declarations, held for six years
  • Childcare records, held until the child reaches the age of 21.
  • Accident records, held for three years after last recorded date 
  • Employment records, held up to six years after employment ceases

 

FURTHER PROCESSING

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.

 

VIEWING, UPDATING OR ERASING YOUR INFORMATION

❖     You can change your details and preferences by contacting us by mail, phone or email using the contact details below, or you can unsubscribe from our regular emails at any time by using the 'unsubscribe' link on the email you have received.

❖     You have a right to request that your personal data is erased. This applies in certain circumstances usually where the lawful basis of the data we hold is by your consent, or it is no longer necessary for us to hold it (for example, you came to an event but no longer want to hear from us).

❖     You may request the full details of any information we hold about you by submitting a written request to our data protection officer on the details below.

 

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Operations Manager of Revelation Family Church. If personal details are inaccurate, they can be amended upon request.

 

FAO Operations Manager

Revelation Family Church

PO Box 58

Chichester

PO19 8UD

 

Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Phone: 01243 531898

Monday, 21 May 2018 09:24

SUMMER CELEBRATION

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Imagine the setting: a wonderful summer day, blue sky and the sun is shining, gorgeous countryside surroundings with lush trees, dazzling lake and immaculate lawn; add to that barbecue, bouncy castles, cream tea, games and of course the most important ingredient of all, the people. Yes, you have guessed it, I am talking about the Summer Celebration and the scene of last year’s event.

As a church, we believe that building family and community is what we are called to do; it goes without saying that the most valuable and important commodity you and I have is each other and this is the very sentiment that Paul echoes in his letter to the Thessalonians:

“For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy.” 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 NIV

So after a successful one day Summer Celebration last year, we have got another wonderful opportunity to foster the family spirit and to continue to build community together over two days rather than just one, from Saturday 21st July to Sunday 22nd July.

Here is the plan:

Saturday 

2pm Arrival time & set up tents

3pm Camp brief & Cream tea 

4pm Optional organised activities

6.30pm Dinner (provided)

7.30-9.30pm Silent disco 

All of this for the bargain price of £5.00 for adults & £3.00 for children

 

Sunday

8:00am Breakfast for campers

10:30am Sunday Gathering in the Millennium Hall + Testimonies from baptism candidates

11:45am Baptisms by the lake

12:45 Barbecue & lunch 

14:00 Games & Bouncy Castle

16:00 End of day

 

NB: Please bring some money.. ££££ ..for burger/sausage rolls, ice cream and drinks.

 

This is a truly exciting opportunity not to miss! You can sign up now by contact the office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or finding a staff member at our Sunday gatherings.

 

Thursday, 17 May 2018 11:04

Covenant Blessing Church Mumbai

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As you may recall a group of eight friends from Revelation Family Church went to Mumbai, India last summer. We had an amazing time together exploring one of the most densely populated cities on our planet. One in every 250 people alive today on the planet lives in Mumbai! It is the 5thmost populated city on the planet. 

One of the highlights for me during those ten days was spending time in the Malvani District of Mumbai. We got to visit a group of schools educating thousands of children from the slums. Another highlight was joining Covenant Blessing Church for a couple of Sundays to worship during our stay. The church is a truly inspiring place to be. 

Pastor Basil and Cathy D’Souza are currently on a break in the UK and we are thrilled that they are very briefly passing through Chichester to say hello. If you wish to meet them we would encourage you to come to our Evening Gathering this Sunday 20thMay, 6.30pm at the Family Centre. They are amazing people living in an amazing place doing amazing things to help people trapped in extreme poverty, and there is no doubt that you will be inspired by them.

Thursday, 10 May 2018 15:40

Walk to Church Sunday

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This Sunday 13th May 2018 is 'National Walk to Church Sunday.' As followers of Christ there is a strong mandate on us all to care for our beautiful God-given environment that we live in. Maybe you walk occasionally or maybe you have never tried it before. Either way our challenge to you is to give it a go this Sunday at the morning or evening gathering. At this stage we are also able to offer lovely weather! It will be 14 degrees with sunny intervals. If you are travelling from further a field to join us maybe you could 'park and stride’ the last mile. 

Monday, 07 May 2018 19:36

The Lanes Update

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The Lanes

 

In June 2016 after many months of prayer & preparation, Joel, Joelle, Micah & Asher gave up everything and set off for Hong Kong to follow God’s calling on their lives to work with the poor & needy. They arrived at St Stephens, a charity set up by Jackie Pullinger over 50 years ago and were very quickly trained up and helping to make a difference in the lives of addicts beginning to see them set free through faith in Jesus Christ. The first few months were a steep learning curve helping with an intense programme designed to bring healing and release from the bondage of addiction. This not only stretched them in their faith, but also practically as they got used to the long hours, the intense heat, and sharing a small living space with the boys sleeping together in a room for the first time!

Joel and Joelle were able, in their time at St Stephen's, to invest into the guys (mostly recovering addicts, known on site as ‘brothers’) who lived there, seeing them change as they experience physical & spiritual healing through the power of God and also how God’s love can truly transform lives. Through all this they have grown so much both practically and spiritually and Joel has even had the chance to become an experienced worship leader in Cantonese!

Towards the end of last year it become increasingly clear that Micah and Asher’s needs for schooling and good friendships were not being met in Hong Kong and so the decision to return to the UK was made and they returned in the middle of March. In this next season of their lives they will be staying with family in Croydon and are now looking forward to working through how to live out the things they have learned in Asia back home in England.

They are very grateful to everyone who has supported them in so many different ways and would ask that you please continue to pray for them for: 

  1. The ongoing transition back to the UK for the boys. They have just started pre-school but so far that has been quite challenging.
  2. Joelle would love to have a part time job that she is able to do during the hours the boys are at pre-school.
  3. That they are able to find a church in Croydon they feel able to call home.

 

 

Monday, 23 April 2018 08:36

Jelinda

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Jelinda Immaculate Akello

 

Many of you will remember having the Watoto choir come to visit a few years ago (and their previous visits too). Watoto is a family of people from all over the world who are working together to ensure that the forgotten have a place to belong. Watoto has placed thousands of orphans in families, empowered vulnerable women to reach their communities, rescued babies and former child soldiers, and sent children’s choirs across six continents. They have always been a huge blessing to us as a church as we have had the pleasure of hosting the choir in our homes and watching their vibrant and inspiring performances. 

As a church we sponsor one of the "aunties" from Watoto who helps to look after the children in the Watoto village. Her name is Jelinda Immaculate Akello. Jelinda is 34 years old and describes herself as being passionate about serving God. Our financial support is enabling her to nurture the children who are placed in her care. As well as offering this sponsorship we want to be committed to praying for Jelinda as a whole church family and we will also be sending her letters to build our relationship and to show her that she is known and remembered by us. 

 

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