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Caribbean Night

Caribbean-night

22nd of May 2010, 7.30pm

We will host a fund-raising Caribbean Night at our main assembly, Paragon Chapel

It will be a night of Food, Fellowship and Fun! The proceeds will go towards our day-school and building. Please contact us for tickets.

  • Adults: £10
  • Children (upto 14ys old): £5
  • Family £30 (2 adults & upto 3 children)

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate to World Vision for Christ, please contact the office and we will be glad to hear from you.

40 Years of World Vision for Christ

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Dr Albert Chambers moved to mainland Britain from Northern Ireland at the end of the 60’s. God called him to London. God took him a step at a time and as the months went on the vision started to evolve.

In the summer of 1969, with a small group of people, who also were taking their ‘first steps’ the first open-air of the new found World Vision for Christ, took place in Worthing, Sussex. From those summer months, until 31st December 1969 World Vision for Christ planned a strategy!

The Newham recorder, writing about our small group, in the 1970’s, said we were a ‘small group of revolutionaries ….’ and that is what we were, hidden away in a tiny flat in the East End of London. Low profile… big impact!

Here is a decade by decade account of what was started within that period and how things continue to date. Please bear in mind, that not many organisations were attempting to do what we started in those ‘early years’. You will note that we did not restrict ourselves to one particular outreach, we covered many areas.

1970-1980 The Planting Years

  • 1st major tract distribution started in East London
  • 1st Children’s ‘Special’ started in Essex Road School, E12
  • Opens Airs continue in market places in UK
  • Petticoat Lane Open-Air started
  • Started to print our own materials and made the service available to other churches.
  • Overseas Missions
  • Ministry into Ireland with crusades and monthly trips back.
  • Started the Film Ministry
  • Started filming crusades & meetings on 8mm film.
  • Recording all meetings, first on reel-to-reel then on cassette.
  • Started tent ministry, first with hired tents, then purchased our own. Tents throughout London, Birmingham, Bristol.
  • Meetings in Westminster Central Hall.
  • Church Crusades.
  • Start of the annual distribution of ‘Poppy Tract’
  • Israel Tours started.
  • Put the message ‘The Impossible thing …’ onto gramophone record.
  • During this decade we met Rev Jim Patterson, who was to become a very close friend and minister in the Gospel.
  • A young man, who had just made his decision for the Lord, made our acquaintance, that was Evangelist David McKivett!

1980-1990 The Developing Years

  • Became a registered charity with constitution & aims of the charity
  • Radio Ministry into the USA.
  • Radio Ministry into East, West & Central Africa
  • Purchased 53 seater coaches
  • Weekly visits in our 53 seater coaches to Birmingham to strengthen the hands of those recently converted during the Birmingham Tent Crusades.
  • Purchase of the Birmingham Church
  • Bible Conferences started
  • Updated 8mm filming to video filming
  • Overseas missions & tent crusades continued.
  • Petticoat Lane & Market Open Airs contined. Children’s Ministry continued.
  • Bookstores opened in: Ridley, Brixton & Manor Park
  • Weekly Church meetings, in London, continued for those recently converted in London tent crusades, using rented buildings.
  • Trafalgar Square Open-Airs

1990-2000 The Consolidating Years

  • Purchase of Paragon Chapel
  • Paragon Christian Academy started
  • Purchase of 243 Glyn Road for senior
  • PCA students
  • Purchase of Centre in Ireland
  • Purchase of Radio Star
  • Published ‘Foundations of Faith’

Continuing from previous decades:

  • Children’s ministry
  • Petticoat Lane Open Air
  • Open-Airs in market places
  • Tent Crusades
  • Ministry into Ireland
  • Radio Ministry into Africa & Ireland
  • Overseas Missions
  • Printing
  • Tract Distribution
  • Annual Poppy Tract distribution
  • Bible Conferences
  • Bible Stores
  • Videos & Audio recordings
  • Church Programme

2000-2010 Continuing & Expecting

  • Purchase of Emanuel Hall, Stratford
  • Updating of audio/video system
  • Started Friday street outreach in Stratford shopping area.
  • Paragon Chapel refurbished and re-wired.

Continuing from previous decades:

  • Children’s Ministry
  • Petticoat Lane Open Air
  • Open-Airs in market places
  • Tent Crusades
  • Ministry into Ireland
  • Radio Ministry into Africa & Ireland
  • Overseas Missions
  • Printing
  • Tract Distribution
  • Annual Poppy Tracts distribution
  • Bible Conferences
  • Bible Stores
  • Video/Audio recordings
  • Church Programmes
  • Paragon Christian Academy
  • Upkeep of Radio Star

What do we want for the coming years? …

Our immediate plans are to continue pursuing the vision God gave to His servant, and his ‘band of dedicated revolutionaries’, all those years ago.

For 2010 we want to develop a Social Care Programme for the older members in our Assembly.

We also need to nurture the youngsters who are attending church week by week, that they will have a ‘passion for Christ and His Kingdom work’. World Vision for Christ values your prayers, your presence and your financial support. Part of our constitution written with the help of a Godly solicitor all those years ago says:

To promote the Christian faith by any or all of the following means:

Conducting Christian crusades.
Publication & distribution or circulation of religious books, literature or pamphlets.
Establishment & maintenance of centres for young people in need of Christian guidance
Christian guidance by telephone
Production & distribution of Christian films
Conducting of childrens meetings, to bring together children from all walks of life, colour and creed and to teach the principles of the Christian faith.
Support of missionaries & evangelism
Purchase or lease or mortgaging of property

New Year’s Revolution

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You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, ‘’That is God.’’
Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.
Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher.
Do you wish to see that which is really sublime? Repeat the Lord’s Prayer.
Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general, First Consul
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded empires; but upon what do these creations of our genius depend? Upon force, Jesus alone founded His empire upon love; and to this very day millions would die for Him.
Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general, First Consul
But what do you think?

You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, ‘’That is God.’’

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher.

Do you wish to see that which is really sublime? Repeat the Lord’s Prayer.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general, First Consul

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded empires; but upon what do these creations of our genius depend? Upon force, Jesus alone founded His empire upon love; and to this very day millions would die for Him.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general, First Consul

But what do you think?

Christmas Schedule 2009

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Well, it’s that time again! Christmas is already around the corner… Once again we have our end of year festivities at Paragon Chapel in Hackney.

Our school, Paragon Christian Academy, will perform their Christmas Performance for us. Attending is a great way to show your support for both the children and for the work that the staff and ministry are achieving in working with these young lives.

The PCA Christmas Presentation will take place at 7pm on Saturday the 12th of December. Free Admission.

We will also have our Annual Christmas Banquet at Paragon Chapel. A great way to catch up with friends and make new ones.

Christmas banquet will take place on Saturday 19th December at 7.30pm. There will be a minimal charge of £5 to cover expenses.

Rev Jim Patterson Hosts Sunday Night

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Dr. Albert Chambers and the whole World Vision for Christ Team, warmly invite you to join us!

Sunday the 4th of October 6.30pm, Paragon Chapel

The Reverend Jim Patterson will host an evening of singing, testimony and encouragement in God’s Word at Paragon Chapel

Come and join us as we listen to Jim Patterson give his amazing testimony about how God has saved, healed and delivered Jim from the depths of despair to the wonders of the saving power and love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

New Academic Year 09

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The new academic year for Paragon Christian Academy started on the 3rd September 2009. However we were reminded that on the 7th September that PCA was exactly 17 years old.

In 1992 World Vision for Christ opened its doors at Paragon Chapel to 7 students and Paragon Christian Academy was officially started. Three of our original students are now back at school, this time teaching the next generation both academically and spiritually.

The ministry of Dr Albert Chambers continues to ‘bring forth fruit‘.

Attract Attention; Impart Information; Impel Action

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On the 20th July  a fleet of minibuses and cars left East London for the beauty  of the New Forest, Hampshire; a far cry from the busy  streets of the metropolis. Our goal being the Annual Bible Conference of World Vision  for Christ’. Housed in four large Norwegian-style log cabins  (Lodges) deep in the New Forest, was an experience in itself. We were all looking forward to a time of blessing and to ‘hearing from heaven’ – learning the mind of the  Lord regarding our own lives and that of the life of our Fellowship.  The delegates came  from many different countries;  England (including Yorkshire!), Ireland, N & S., France, Ghana, The Philippines, China, Bolivia, Jamaica, and several other W.I. islands.

Dr. Albert Chambers challenged us night by night in his studies of the Word; taking as his theme the state of the church in general in our land, revealing the obvious need for Revival. Each time he aimed at the following: To Attract Attention… To Impart Information… To Impel Action.

He very adequately fulfilled his mission in the first two areas, but of course in the latter – that is up to us!  It is only on our return to church and family life that CHANGE will be seen. Even as the Bible exhorts, we must be doers of the Word and not hearers only; we certainly ‘heard the Word’ but now we must translate it into our individual lives, which in turn will affect our Fellowship, and if we follow on as he has taught us, change will come. May God grant that it be so.

On the 20th July  a fleet of minibuses and cars left East London for the beauty  of the New Forest, Hampshire;   a far cry from the busy  streets of the metropolis.  Our goal being the Annual Bible Conference of World Vision  for Christ’.  Housed in four large Norwegian-style log cabins  (Lodges) deep in the New Forest, was an experience in itself.   We were all looking forward to a time of blessing and to ‘hearing from heaven’  – learning the mind of the  Lord regarding our own lives and that of the life of our Fellowship.  The delegates came  from many different countries;  England (including Yorkshire!), Ireland, N & S., France, Ghana, The Philippines, China, Bolivia, Jamaica, and several other W.I. islands.
Dr, Albert Chambers challenged us night by night in his studies of the Word;taking as his theme the state of the church in general in our land, revealing the obvious need for Revival. Each time he aimed at the following:
To Attract Attention….To Impart Information… To Impel Action
He very adequately fulfilled his mission in the first two areas, but of course in the latter – that is up to us!  It is only on our return to church and family life that CHANGE will be seen.  Even as the Bible exhorts, we must be doers of the Word and not hearers only;    we certainly ‘heard the Word’ but now we must translate it into our individual lives, which in turn will affect our Fellowship, and if we follow on as he has taught us, change will come.  May God grant that it be so.

Movie at Paragon – Saving God

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Click Flyer for video trailer

8pm June 12th at Paragon Chapel.

Ex Con Armstrong Cane (Ving Rhames) returns to home a changed man looking to take over his father’s old church and congregation. The neighborhood though is full of drugs and gangs. 

Those who are able are leaving for more prosperous areas and falling in with a slick preacher (Ricardo Chivara). Even with a dangerous gang leader (Dean McDermott) threatening his flock, Armstrong won’t give up.

Tough as nails on the outside and inside, Armstrong shouts God’s word to whoever will listen – especially Norris – a youth on the verge of falling into a lifetime of bad choices. They form a close bond and Norris strives to change, but will the sins of the past come back to haunt them?