In these difficult times, we at Zac’s House Kingdom Community have a lot to thank God for. Not the least of these is the safe arrival of our newest member to our community and to the Stanton family, Esther Joy, 9lb
4oz on Wednesday 10th June 2020. We send congratulations to Neal, Sarah, Joseph, James and Judah for the arrival of Esther and pray God’s protection and love over the whole family as they adjust to being a family
of 6 and getting used to a little girl!!
Esther brings with her the Hope that we have, moving forward, in beating
this pandemic, growing our community and helping those in need in the name of Jesus and spreading His Love with everyone we meet.
We also thank God that he is working between us and bringing us to a strong place of unity and shared commitment in bringing love and support to the people of Northwich and beyond.
Some of our leadership team have a “Huddle Zoom” 4 days a week where we seek God’s face, support each other in prayer and friendship, a place where we are ‘real’ and can discuss our everyday issues, thoughts
and prayer points for the day.
John 13:35 – “People will know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.”
Our Sunday Services are growing from strength to strength, not only with viewing numbers but also with new gifts appearing. Kiera really blessed us with the Lord’s Prayer the other week, when she also signed at the same time, amazing!
Seeing Joseph’s confidence grow and Jesus shining through him is inspirational and Debbie, as she masters the ukulele, complimenting her beautiful singing. Our community are being led by Jesus to share all their gifts and it is wonderful to see the progress week by week.
We have also had the opportunity in partnering with friends from elsewhere in the UK, USA and Uganda where they have shared their Love and Hope in Jesus with us.
Our ‘Hope Bites’ have always been Spirit led and, especially over the past few weeks, they have caused us to stop and think about relevant issues in our country and the world, Black Lives Matter is a very good example of where we can show peaceful support to a continuing problem that needs Justice, Hope and Healing.
We now have a tech team formed with Clara Brown leading this. They have only been going a short time but have already proved to be a good team and are making progress in all technical aspects that are probably way beyond most of us.
We are continuing to explore what ‘Young Disciples’ will look like when we come out of lockdown. Sarah McKechnie has taken on the role of Youth & Children’s Coordinator, as a whole, with the help of Gill Barrow at YD.
The group is small but perfectly formed, they are gelling well as a group and are showing their fun and creative side as well as joining in with various activities, prayer and learning more about the capabilities of
zoom with every meeting they have.
We have a fortnightly Prayer Meeting on Monday evenings for us to come together to share, cry, laugh and have fellowship in the presence of Jesus, bringing it all to Him in prayer.
Our ‘Unleashed’ Bible Study is continuing well and is proving to be both challenging and rewarding. Giving us questions and helping us to look spiritually and practically at how we can have an ‘Acts’ church in
We continue with Hands 4 Hope, headed up by Angie Sherridan, helping with Foodbank and sending gifts to the NHS. Our team is growing and is Spirit led providing opportunities to help and share Jesus in what can be difficult situations. Reaching out to our local community, especially at times like these, is an important part of our mission work here in Northwich.
Overseas Mission is also a huge part of what Zac’s House Kingdom Community is about, as we feel it informs local church. It is even more important when we see families and children starving because of the
coronavirus pandemic. For us to be able to partner with our friends in Uganda is a privilege that God has given to us and we have been able to help and support vital work with Jude Walubo in Kamuli (we have managed to raise £1000 for his projects), Richard Tumwesigye with
his wife Imelda in Kampala and Paul Tenywa at FACT in Jinja. Some of which you will have heard and seen them in one of our Sunday services.
On Sunday 7th June 2020, Zac’s initiated a strategic prayer time with other churches in our community to lift up the 24-hour prayer mission that started 00.00 on 8th June 2020. We had over 100 people praying for the lost
and broken, at least two people in every half hour slot.
People from across the community, country and continents came together in prayer, including Richmond, who is CEO of Pastors Discipleship Network
in Uganda and who called at 9am to join in prayer; an incredible 24 hours of talking with our Lord, answers to prayer and verses shared.
As I am sure you are all aware, it was Rob’s vision for Zac’s House Kingdom Community that started our church plant in Northwich. Rob has always been a great supporter of our mission in Northwich and Uganda and was an inspiration and real team player when we were in Uganda last August.
We have been so blessed to have Rob & Carol’s support, input and prayers at Zac’s and they will be truly missed. We pray that God blesses them greatly as they move to Wakefield, that they follow His lead and that God provides them with direction, support and friendship in their new mission and that they always feel His love and presence with them.
In this next stage of coming out of lockdown we pray that we have God’s wisdom in how we do this. We pray for God’s protection, for peace for those who are anxious, for healing for those who are sick and for God’s love and hope to shine through in all that we do.