PCF 2019 Review

31 Dec 2019

Another year, in fact, a decade has come to an end. We have so much to be thankful for so let’s look back at some of the things God has done for us and through us.

January to March

2019 kicked off with a Week of Prayer! During which we had some encouraging times of prayer and felt God speaking to PCF in a number of ways. Our new sermon series, Church On Fire, (teachings in the book of Acts) also started in January. At the time of writing, we are up to the end of chapter 12.

Streams Serving was launched as a new way to get the whole church involved in loving, praying for and serving the church on Sunday mornings.

We came up with 5 specific goals for the year which were:

  • To develop and implement a structure for discipling so people are drawn closer to God.
  • To see wider involvement in and an increased depth of prayer.
  • That the impact of studying Acts will lead to a filling of the Spirit and an overflow of the Gospel into the community.
  • That the impact of studying Acts will lead to a filling of the Spirit and an overflow of the Gospel into the community.
  • To get the right people in the right roles to move PCF forward.
  • To see ourselves as part of a wider local, national and international church.

Clive was appointed the role of Pastoral Co-ordinator which he jumped straight into and Helen was formally appointed as the Church Manager in recognition of the fantastic work she was already doing.

The quarter ended with the Worship Team having a weekend “away” in Poole there was time for worship, reflection, discussion, planning and eating! Everyone presented a song they had prepared.

April to June

It wouldn’t be Easter at PCF without the Easter Egg Hunt and this year was no different. It was such a fun way to engage with the local community and the weather.

We had a week of PCF Prayer Challenge: Mission Possible where we were encouraged to make prayer part of our daily lives.

In May, we took a little break from the Church On Fire series and started a new series in the book James called Faith In Action.

The lovely Lin Naylor delivered a morning of Safeguarding Training at PCF, for all those in PCF working with children and vulnerable adults. It was a very productive and informative session.

At the end of June, the Children and Youth team had a vision day to work on the Mission Statement, Values and Goals of the ministry.

July to September

We welcomed in the Summer with the PCF Family Picnic, 6 Baptisms with one on the beach and a wonderful time of fellowship sharing lunch together as a whole church family.

The innovatively titled: Summer “Between Streams” had us meeting informally as a family between July and August and praying for an area of ministry in PCF. The beach was one of the meeting locations.

The youth went to Barnstaple 2 bootcamp: a Bible-centred week away for 11 – 14s. 

Michael Tomlinson MP paid a visit to our Poole CAP centre where he met some of the CAP Team and Clients. He has shown an interest in our CAP Centre since he learnt of one of his constituents who had been helped out of debt through the service provided.

We had a couple of new starters in September:

  • Izzie joined us as a placement student from Moorlands with Steve as her line manager.
  • Gez began his new role as PCF’s minister, working 3 days a week. Gez has been on the eldership for 10 years and, with the whole church behind the decision, this felt like a very natural progression.

October to December

We returned to our Church On Fire sermon series in the book of Acts. October also saw the start of our CAP Life Skills course run by Jo and Jenny.

We launched our 2020 Weekend Away. Click here to register your interest. To pay your deposit or to give a donation, you do so online via ChurchSuite, choosing “Weekend Away” in the donation field.

Soul Food For Mums, a fellowship group for PCF mums and kids, was started by Elizabeth and Joanna. The ultimate aim is to reach out to our community and invite mums from outside church to join us. We had an Evangelism Strategy day to focus on outreach at PCF over the next 6 months, especially equipping our folks for personal evangelism.

In November, we had a day with Mel Lucy who ran the Raising Kids for Christ course; covering identity, technology, relationships and much more. It was a fantastic opportunity to be inspired by our shared PCF family ministry of raising the next generation of life-long followers of Jesus!

Following the PCF partnership course (our version of membership), we’ve welcomed new partners into our family.

Our first ever Missions Sunday was in December with contributions and updates from various missionary activities. We also had someone on mission in a Muslim area in Africa with us.

The CAP Christmas Hamper Party went really well. As usual, we had a great response to the hamper request as well those who helped organise, wrap presents, prayed or contributed in various other ways.

Steve and Izzie were involved in the GSUS live project at St Edwards. 587 young people heard the gospel and had a chance to ask questions about the Christian faith. Many of whom really engaged in that question time and helped them really think about what they believed.

More Christmas festivities followed with our youth-led Christmas celebration and our Christmas Day service.

P.S. Here’s a little snippet of one of the amazing performances by the youth.

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Also in the year…

Church life

Our regular activities such as Children and Youth clubs, Standing prayer and CAP drop ins, featured throughout the year. The PCF Ladies group is also going strong with monthly social activities and a wonderful time of fellowship. PCF Cares (a way of organising practical support for those in need of a little extra care) continues to be a great resource for the church. Especially with all the new babies we have been blessed with this year, including twins!

We also welcomed several guest speakers throughout the year and you can find our recent talks on this handy page.


Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Amanda & Eliud, Claire, Phil & Emily, Virgil, Dennis and Matt who moved on to new pastures. They will all be greatly missed.


Our fantastic worship team do an amazing job on Sundays and they continue to grow together. They’ve introduced the following new songs this year:

  • Driven By Love
  • Great Things
  • King Of Kings
  • Living Hope
  • Raise A Hallelujah

You can listen to these and the full list of our song selections via the PCF Ultimate Playlist on YouTube.

And finally

We would like to thank everyone that has been involved with PCF in some way during 2019 and a special thank you to the many volunteers who work behind the scenes to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

There are lots to look forward to in 2020: Prayer Focus Week, Living and Telling and the Weekend Away, to name a few. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for us in 2020 as we continue our mission of:

“Knowing Jesus and making Him known”.

That’s it for our 2019 review! To see our year in pictures, connect with us via our social media channels below

Here’s a small selection from Instagram.