UPDATES FROM ADAM, AS OF NOVEMBER 4TH:
NEWS FROM THE CLEWERS: With the real estate market in the UK being in flux due to the upcoming Brexit, Adam and Sarah have made the decision to rent their home to a single mother with two children. They are happy this family will be able to make a home “in their home”!
“We are really sensing God’s leading. We keep receiving words/pictures from people-some of whom don’t know what we’re processing. So encouraging. God is on the case!”
“We have heard back from the U.S. Embassy….Everything is in order and all the paperwork has/is falling into place. In short, we’re coming your way!”
“My passport is back. With this in mind, and thinking about maintaining the connection, we will be coming to visit the end of November.”
The church is trying to help Adam and Sarah find housing. We are looking for an apartment or condo (with at least two bedrooms) to rent in either West Bridgewater or East Bridgewater. (they also have a dog) If anyone is aware of something out there please email or call the church office. Thank you!
“It was great to be with you over the weekend of September 30th. Once again, the warm welcome and tangible sense of God on the move is so very encouraging. I was especially encouraged to hear of people’s enthusiasm in prayer and worship – both at the worship evening on Friday night and people’s desire to pray for us personally. Again, thank you!”
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO ADAM’S MESSAGE FROM SEPTEMBER 30TH.
Congregational Prayer Guide
Housing: Over the last few months, we have been praying, visiting and connecting with various people across the region. What an incredible area with so many beautiful towns and people. Given the magnitude of our move, and a desire to give extra special consideration to schools, we have followed in the example of Joshua and Caleb in the Old Testament and have ‘scouted out the land’. The good news is we have come back with a good report. We feel encouraged and look forward to making home among you.
Please pray for favor (I spelled that the U.S. way!) in regard to finding the right property. Also, the financial arrangements with the restrictions we have in regard to mortgage etc. We are believing for God to make a way. He has so far, so why won’t He again!
Transitioning: This is big. Please pray for us in this transition - the girls especially as they prepare to say goodbye to their friends.
Space/peace to hear God: Throughout this process we have prioritized seeking God and listening for His voice. It’s made such a big difference. We feel peace and purpose, hence how we have managed to navigate such large decisions with a remarkable peace. Please pray that this continues.
“Friends, As I said when I spoke on the 30th, this move is not about a career - but a response to God calling us to join you, in the community, in seeking to see God’s kingdom come in the South Shore region. Please pray that we continue to connect and enjoy a sense of belonging. The warmth of welcome so far has been wonderful - Thank you.”
Meet Adam Clewer
We are pleased to announce the calling of Pastor Adam Clewer, his wife, Sarah and children, Eden and Esther to South Shore! Adam is coming to us from New Community Church in Southampton, UK.
Adam brings with him 15 years of leadership and ministry experience both as a Campus Pastor, Youth & Community Life Pastor and in local government.
He is a visionary leader who is Biblically rooted and places a high value in the leading of the Holy Spirit. He seeks to demonstrate the love of Christ to people so they can become everything God has made them to be. As an itinerant teacher and trainer, Adam partnered with the Pioneer Network of Churches on Evangelism and Church Growth in the UK.
One fun fact to know about Adam: He is a professionally sponsored angler (an avid fisherman in layman’s terms)!
We are blessed that God has called the Clewer family to South Shore and to New England!
We are also blessed by and grateful to the many people who have stepped forward to fill critical roles at every level in our church during this transition. We are a stronger, more united and a blessed body now because of that.
As we begin this new chapter in the life of South Shore, and turn our focus to the future, we believe God has a big calling and great things in store for us!