WELCOME TO CFS

Our anthem does a pretty good job of explaining who we are, with lyrics including…

You can be young, old, middle-aged, married, single, divorced, engaged, healthy, sick, rich or poor, vegan, coeliac or a carnivore. Gay, queer, bi or pan, genderfluid, non-binary or trans, people of all skin colours and race, autistic or deaf you will be embraced.

We’re all made in God’s image, our diversity helps us to envisage, all that God is and created us to be, as we live our lives here in Southend-on-Sea.

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We are a small network of Community Groups in Southend-on-Sea and surrounding areas. We are passionate about following Jesus and sharing life together and we are inspired to make a difference in Southend and beyond.

To find out more you could get the email newsfor all our events and use the chatbot below to ask questions.

We would love to meet you. We are deeply affirming, inclusive and welcoming with a good number of us being from the LGBTQ+ community.

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we are so excited about this!!! 
more details coming soon, follow us to keep up to date!! πŸŒŸπŸŽ„βœ¨

we are so excited about this!!!
more details coming soon, follow us to keep up to date!! πŸŒŸπŸŽ„βœ¨
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at the weekend we had a very exciting meeting in preparation for Christmas!! πŸŽ„
we can't wait to share our plans with you!!

at the weekend we had a very exciting meeting in preparation for Christmas!! πŸŽ„
we can't wait to share our plans with you!!
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We've decided to postpone the Embrace event as numbers are low - the first half was this Friday.
LGBTQ+ inclusion in our churches is so so important and gets buried in most places, so we'll keep moving forward, to help with that please can you... 
Can you give feedback on why low numbers booked when we had a big turnout for the first Embrace last year in Chalkwell Hall, Westcliff. 
- Did you not hear about it? (not easy as others are nervous of passing on the publicity)
- You'd prefer a different time to Friday evenings? (When would work?)
- Cautious of coming to an online event on this? (was that because you wouldn't know the others there, nervous as the subject causes contention, other reason?)
- Any other reasons?

Please PM us if interested in hearing about the next Embrace or don't want to comment publicly.

We've decided to postpone the Embrace event as numbers are low - the first half was this Friday.
LGBTQ+ inclusion in our churches is so so important and gets buried in most places, so we'll keep moving forward, to help with that please can you...
Can you give feedback on why low numbers booked when we had a big turnout for the first Embrace last year in Chalkwell Hall, Westcliff.
- Did you not hear about it? (not easy as others are nervous of passing on the publicity)
- You'd prefer a different time to Friday evenings? (When would work?)
- Cautious of coming to an online event on this? (was that because you wouldn't know the others there, nervous as the subject causes contention, other reason?)
- Any other reasons?

Please PM us if interested in hearing about the next Embrace or don't want to comment publicly.
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CFS member, Sam, has created an incredible colouring book to help us through lockdown!
The colouring pages are a mixture of Bible verses and doodles, and they're beautiful!
Find the link in our bio to download it! 
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CFS member, Sam, has created an incredible colouring book to help us through lockdown!
The colouring pages are a mixture of Bible verses and doodles, and they're beautiful!
Find the link in our bio to download it!
πŸ’›
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tomorrow is our beach clean! are you coming? :)

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tomorrow is our beach clean! are you coming? :)
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