SoHOP – first birthday at NYE!

We invite all the SoHOP community to gather for new year’s eve celebration, prayer and dedication.

We begin with an opportunity to meet for Worship and Prayer at the Bargate (8pm), followed by a Prayer Party at the prayer room at 286 Burgess Road (9pm to midnight+).

Bargate, Southampton - view from the northThe worship at the Bargate (8pm) is in response to a picture one of our community had at the 24-7 retreat after the Belfast Gathering at the beginning of November. The worship will have a Hope and Heritage theme, with songs like Amazing Grace, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (by Southampton’s Isaac Watts), and others on the theme of “In God our Hope”. We envisage being there for about 45 mins.

The Prayer Party is from 9pm to 12:30am (and beyond).
We will have drinks and food in one room and prayer in the Sacred Space.
We are including a celebration of SoHOP’s 1st Birthday, and praying in the new year. There will be:

  • Bring and share party finger foods and drinks (please bring some!!)
    (but please don’t bring alcohol)
  • Thank you God for…
  • Worship led from the piano
  • Communion
  • Dedication and Consecration of SoHOP for the year ahead.
  • Opportunity to stay and pray on into the night/morning.

After midnight we will lock the door and go over to our normal arrangements for unsupervised prayer times, so if any of our regulars want to stay and pray, that will be possible.

We take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting SoHOP this year, but more than that, for responding to God’s call to pray. We believe we will each go from strength to strength as we continue to set our hearts on pilgrimage (Psalm 84) and that as we continue to pray, God will hear from heaven, forgive our sin and heal our land! (1 Chron 7:14)