Friday, October 27, 2006

Act against internet child abuse

The innocent victims of Internet child abuse cannot speak for themselves.

But you can.

With your help, we can eradicate this evil trade.

We do not need your money.

We need you to light a candle of support .

We're aiming to light at least One Million Candles by December 31, 2006.

This petition will be used to encourage governments, politicians, financial institutions, payment organisations, Internet service providers, technology companies and law enforcement agencies to eradicate the commercial viability of online child abuse.

They have the power to work together. You have the power to get them to take action.

Please light your candle at or send an email of support to

Together, we can destroy the commercial viability of Internet child abuse sites that are destroying the lives of innocent children.

Thanks, love Richard

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Planned Boiler Room Activities Winter 2006

Christmas 24/7 Prayer Room
Saturday 16 December 6pm to Saturday 23 December 6pm 2006

We're seeking to run a Colchester town centre prayer room in the run up to Christmas. We've picked this time of year because the town centre will be busy with people, and people are thinking about Jesus more at this time of year than other times. It's also an important time to be praying for church leaders and church activities at this busy time for them.

We'll need help with finding a venue, planning the prayer room, setting up, staffing the prayer room and resourcing the prayer room. (The prayer room may cost £100 to run.)

Please keep time free over this period to support the prayer room. Please contact us if you'd like to help with planning and setting up the prayer room.

24/7 Prayer Room at St Stephen's Church, New Town.
Sunday 28 January to Sunday 4 February 2007

We've been invited to support the prayer room planned at St Stephen's. Looking forward to it!

Prayer Room to support Shockwaves (prayer for the persecuted church)
Friday 2 March to Sunday 4 March 2007

24-7 UK is encouraging prayer rooms across the UK at this time to pray for the persecuted church around the world.

Again we'll need a venue....and help planning the prayer room, setting up, staffing the prayer room and resourcing the prayer room. (The prayer room may cost £50 to run, if it's a weekend prayer room.)

and also Boiler Room Community development....

Also, during winter 2006 we are trying to set up a Council of Advisers, drawn from leaders across the church in Colchester. They will advise the leaders of the Boiler Room Community on community structure and further action.

Also, the core Boiler Room Community members will be meeting to talk about how we can act out our vision for prayer, mission, social action, creativity, hospitality and study.

For more information communicate via the comments link below, please do leave your email address if you'd like us to get back to you.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Prayer Room Pics

Here we have Kate and Jason helping out at the JiW Prayer Room in Sept, while Richard, Katy and Caz scoffed food after a long weekend of prayer and mission.

See separate article 'Prayer Room at St Paul's 22nd - 24th Sept' below for more about that.

We need you!

Calling all Bloggers and Boiler Roomers,
We love stories! We want to hear from you, your comments, stories, testimonies, ideas, book reviews, what you've been praying about.

If you have any words of encouragement, knowledge, wisdom, prohecy, or prayer requests, please e-mail to Richard Smith. That way we can be sensitive to information and decide whether it is appropriate to publish on the net.

Thanks for all you're doing for the Kingdom!
Keep on stepping out in FAVOUR of King Jesus, pushing on for BREAKTHROUGH in our town.

Much love

Monday, October 16, 2006

An idea from Caroline about mission

Dear Boiler Room Community,

I saw this done in belfast in a place called the odyssey-which has cinema, bars, resturants, bowling under one roof
was impressed:

•Make sure that it is catchy and appealing to the eye, make a sign or have a big back drop with a phrase or question like. "What's in your name?"
•Have a table and if possible a nice backdrop.
•Use index cards or something to write the meaning of peoples names with there origin, scripture, etc.
•Have your ministry information available to them.
•Have a strategy for follow up. Ex. Log in sheet (Name, Mobile, E-mail).
•Have books with the meaning of names. Dorothy Astoria has a very good one with the name meanings and spiritual significance.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Invite to reflect on the St Paul's prayer room

You’re invited …!

The Journey into Wholeness, Colchester group, warmly invites you to

A Shared Supper
on Tuesday 24 October 2006 at 7.30pm

in the Mount Zion Salvation Army Centre
Ipswich Road, Colchester, Essex

Please bring a starter/main course/dessert/drinks/cheese & biscuits
to share with everyone.
Please RSVP to Mike Eavery by 20 October 2006,
stating what food you will bring from the list above:
Email to

Please feel free to bring your friend/spouse/partner with you!

This invitation is to all our friends who helped us at the Mind Body Soul Exhibition on 23 and 24 September 2006, including all our friends in the Colchester Boiler Room Community who supported the outreach by their prayers at the St Paul’s Centre.

The evening will include times of story-telling of what we saw the Holy Spirit doing at the Exhibition and at the St Paul’s Centre, sharing times of prayer, as well as enjoying the food and fellowship together! It will help the JIW committee in their planning for next year’s Exhibition (29 and 30 September 2007).

The Mount Zion Salvation Army Centre is near the pelican crossing situated the town-side of the Esso petrol station. It is set back from the road along a driveway, and there is plenty of parking space.