South England Simple Church Retreat

Members of five Adventist simple churches and community friends met for the first South England Simple Church retreat near Reading in Berkshire, 8-10 March. Each simple church is different – Simple Church Reading focuses on ministry in the workplace, Simple Church High Wycombe focuses on ministry to children, Simple Church Walthamstow focuses on reaching secular Lithuanians, Simple Church Epsom focuses on ministry to those with alcohol and drugs issues and Simple Church Wimbledon focuses on ministry to the sick and elderly. These were joined by members of a simple church in Sweden that focuses on single mothers in the community. The purpose of the retreat was to experience God through fellowship. ‘It is important for Simple Church missionaries to meet and share with each other and we are delighted that the Swedish Simple Church could join’, said Aris Vontzalidis, Church Growth Director of Adventists in South England. (Reported by Asha Wije)