ASSEMBLY PROGRAMME – AUTUMN TERM 2019

THEME:  The Power of Prayer & Comtemplation

Week beginning
Focus
Suggested Reading
Visiting speaker
2nd Sept What’s in a prayer? Matthew 6:9
9 Sept The place and power of prayer John 15:12-15
16 Sept The power of good listening James 1:19
23 Sept A still small voice of calm 2 Kings 9: 9-12
30 Sept Being connected – building community Matthew 18:18-19
7 Oct What’s in a name? Matthew 6:9-14
14 Oct Living in an imperfect world
21 Oct Our daily bread – being content with enough for today Exodus 16:1-8
Half term
4 Nov Freedom from perfection Matthew 7:1-12
11 Nov The power of forgiveness Luke 7:36-50
18 Nov Resisting temptation Luke 8:4-15
25 Nov Patient endurance Luke 22:39-46
2 Dec Advent Revelation 2: 1-7
9 Dec Awe and wonder Psalm 96
16 Dec Call-over and Christmas service

ASSEMBLY PROGRAMME – SUMMER TERM 2018

THEME:   Living Your Best Life

Week beginning
Focus
Suggested reading
Visiting speaker
22 April Stephen Lawrence’s Legacy Colossians 3:12-14
29 April Determination – seizing life’s opportunities Acts 3: 1-8
6 May Valuing difference – embracing diversity and inclusion James 2: 1-4 Connor Whiteside
13 May Finding our place in the world Romans 12: 4-8
20 May Making our voice heard Isiah 1: 17 /
Psalm 82:2-4
Half term
3 June Who inspires us? Mark 1: 1-8
10 June Being an active citizen 1 John 4: 16-18
17 June Building a better world Genesis 1: 28-31
24 June Achieving success as a healthy citizen Matthew 6: 25-33
1 July Being generous to others Matthew 10: 5-8
8 July In pursuit of justice Luke 11: 37-42
15 July Making positive choices Proverbs 18: 1-2
22 July End of Term Service – Giving Thanks TBC TBC

ASSEMBLY PROGRAMME – SPRING TERM 2019

THEME:   Ranelagh – what do we stand for?

 

For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control  (2 Timothy 1.7)

At the heart of our distinctive culture is our commitment to being a dynamic learning community, rooted in Christianity, where people matter.  In this we seek wisdom and pursue excellence.

Week beginning
Focus
Suggested reading
Visiting speaker
7 January What makes our culture distinctive? 2 Timothy 1:7
14 January What motivates us? Matthew 28: 16-20
21 January The place of courage in our lives Isaiah 41: 10-13 Rev Luke Taylor
28 January The place of power in our lives Isaiah 40: 27-31
4 February The importance of love in our lives 1 Corinthians 13: 1-10
11 February Who has control? Luke 4: 1-13
Half term
25 February The pursuit of excellence Matthew 5: 13-16 Mr John Boylan
4 March Service to others
11 March What does a dynamic learning community look like? Hebrews 10: 19-25
18 March Why people matter Proverbs 4: 6-7
25 March The pursuit of wisdom James 2: 1-12
1 April Easter Service TBC David Ritchie

ASSEMBLY PROGRAMME – AUTUMN TERM 2018

THEME:  Sometimes we have more questions than answers

 

Last Spring term we enjoyed having a week-long prayer space hosted in school by members of our church community.  When visiting the space, students had the opportunity to leave behind their ‘big’ questions.  We decided that these would form a thought-provoking basis for this term’s assembly series.

Week beginning
Focus
Suggested reading
Visiting speaker
3 Sept The value of asking good questions
10 Sept What is my place in the world? 1 Corinthians 12:12-26
17 Sept Why do I matter? Psalm 139:1-16 Adam Brown
24 Sept What gives us purpose Luke 10:25-37
1 Oct Why is there hate & suffering in our world? Romans 12:9-21
8 Oct Hard times – how can I help? Philippians 2:1-11
15 Oct How do I maintain balance in my life?
Half term
29 Oct How can I be free from fear? 2 Timothy 1:6-11
5 Nov Is it okay to doubt John 20:2-5
9 Nov Act of Remembrance Ranelaghs’ fallen
12 Nov Why is life difficult for some but easy for others? David Ritchie
19 Nov Why do some of us find it difficult to be honest with each other about our feelings? Prize Giving
26 Nov Why do people cause each other pain? Romans 13:8-10
3 Dec Advent
How can I cope when I don’t feel appreciated?
Luke 10:38-42
10 Dec What gifts can I bring to the world? Romans 12:3-8
17 Dec Call-over and Christmas service Luke 2:8-11

ASSEMBLY PROGRAMME – SUMMER TERM 2018

THEME:   Ranelagh – Introducing the Beatitudes

 

Week beginning
Focus
Suggested reading
Visiting speaker
16 April Introducing the Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-12
23 April Blessed are the poor in spirit – reflecting on the things that matter Luke 18:9-14
30 April Blessed are those that mourn – reflecting on what brings us hope 2 Corinthians
2:7 & 1:3-4
7 May Ascension Day – Holy Communion
18 May Blessed are the meek – the rewards of being gentle and humble 2 Timothy 2: 24-25
21 May Blessed are those who hunger & thirst – reflecting upon what motivates and energises us Luke 24: 15-34
Half term
4 June Blessed are the merciful – the place of forgiveness and compassion in our lives Matthew 18: 23-35 Adam Brown
11 June Blessed are the pure in heart – reflecting on what brings out the best in us Philippians 4: 4-8 Rev Luke Taylor
18 June Blessed are the peacemakers – living in harmony with others Peter 3: 10-11
29 June Blessed are those who are persecuted – suffering for what we believe in John Boylan
9 July Beyond the beatitudes – blessed by the opportunity to take part Acts 4:32-35
16 July End of term service – looking back, looking forward Celtic Blessing