Honouring God, encouraging faith in Christ and serving our community.

Online Services

Church Open.

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Service for Sunday 14th April 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Family Sunday Service for 14th April 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This Family Sunday service at 10:30am is led by Rev. Jon Grant with Amini and the Gospel Choir.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 7th April 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 7th April 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This Sunday service at 10:30am is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 31st March 2024 Easter Day.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Easter Sunday Service 31st March 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This Easter Sunday service at 10:30am is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 24th March 2024 Palm Sunday

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Palm Sunday 24th March 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This Palm Sunday service at 10:30am is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 17th March 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 17th March 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

     

Service for Sunday 10th March 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 10th March 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am is led by Roger Whittaker.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 3rd March 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 3rd March 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am is led by Roger Whittaker.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 25th February 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 25th February 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am is led by Christine Cook.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 18th February 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 18th February 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am is led by Christine Cook.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 11th February 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 11th February 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am is led by Rev. Jon Grant, with Amini and the young peoples gospel choir.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 4th February 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 4th February 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

There will be a church members meeting, in the church, after the service.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 28th January 2024.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 28th January 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Refreshments will be at the back of the church.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 21st January 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 21st January 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.


Thank you for reading this far!

  

Service for Sunday 14th January 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 14th January 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

  

Service for Sunday 7th January 2024.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 7th January 2024.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am is led by Rev. Jon Grant and includes communion.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   
  

Service for Sunday 31st December 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 31st December 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The Sunday morning service at 10:30am led by Derek Newbold.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

  

Service for Sunday 24th December 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Services for Sunday 24th December 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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There are two services, the Sunday morning service at 10:30am led by Rev. Jon Grant,
and the Christingle Service at 4:00pm led by Marianne and Ami.

The theme of the morning service is 'The Genealogy of Jesus'.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 17th December 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 17th December 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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There are two services, the Nativity Service at 10:30am with Marianne and the Junior Church,

and the Carols by Candlelight service at 7:00pm led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 10th December 2023.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 10th December 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The theme is Women in Jesus Family - Ruth.

The service is led by Rev. Jon Grant and Rev. Jill Willett.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 3rd December 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 3rd December 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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The theme is The Experience of Mary.


The service is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 26th November 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 26th November 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This Service continues our theme of PAUL.

The service is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 19th November 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 19th November 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This Service continues our theme of PAUL.

The service is led by Rev. Jon Grant and Roger Whittaker.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 12th November 2023 Remembrance

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 12th November 2023.
(See also under the 'Online Services' tab.)

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This Remembrance Service is also a Family Service.

The service is led by Rev. Jon Grant with Amini and the Gospel Choir.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

  

Service for Sunday 5th November 2023.


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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 5th November 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This service continues the theme "PAUL".

This week is our service is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 29th October 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 29th October 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

This service is week three of the theme "PAUL".

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This week is our service is led by Paul Campbell.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 22nd October 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 22nd October 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This week is our service is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 15th October 2023.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 15th October 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This week is our service is led by Rev. Jon Grant.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 8th October 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 8th October 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This week is our Harvest Festival service and is led by Tony Richard and Amini and the Gospel Choir.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


  Thank you for reading this far!


Service for Sunday 1st October 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 1st October 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This weeks service is led by Roger Whittaker and includes communion.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 24th September 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 24th September 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This weeks service is led by Christine Cook.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 17th September 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 17th September 2023.
(See also under the 'Online Services' tab.)

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This weeks service is led by Rev Jill Willett and Martyn Willett.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 10th September 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 10th September 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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Amini Mupenda

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This weeks service is led by Roger Whittaker and Amini and the Young Peoples Choir.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 3rd September 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 3rd September 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This weeks service is led by Tony Richard.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 27th August 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 27th August 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This weeks service is led by Tony Richard.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 20th August 2023.


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Welcome to our Sunday Service for 20th August 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This weeks service is led by Derek Newbold.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 13th August 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 13th August 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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This weeks service is led by Rev Jon Grant and includes the baptism of Judith and Julienne.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 30th July 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 30th July 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.



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This weeks service is led by Dan and Annie Dupree.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

    

Service for Sunday 23rd July 2023.


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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 23rd July 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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We continue with our theme of Growing Disciples.

This week, "Enabling Discipleship".

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 16th July 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 16th July 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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We continue with our theme of Growing Disciples.

"Trees of Transformation, Fruit of the Kingdom.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 2nd July 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 2nd July 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 25th June 2023

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 25th June 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available, usually by email.

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 18th June 2023.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 18th June 2023.

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Please refer to the emailed News Sheet for more detailed information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
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This Sunday we are celebrating Father's day and the theme of the service is "Growing Disciples".

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Service for Sunday 4th June 2023.

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This Sunday we continue our Confidence Journey with "Confidence Through Courage".

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Service for Sunday 28th May 2023.

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This Sunday we continue our Confidence Journey with "Confidence Through Competence".

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Service for Sunday 21st May 2023.

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This Sunday we continue our Confidence Journey with Matthew 7:24-25.

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Service for Sunday 14th May 2023.

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This Sunday is a Family Service.

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Service for Sunday 7th May 2023.

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This Sunday we continue the Confidence Journey. "Confidence Through Compassion."

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Service for Sunday 30th April 2023.

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This Sunday we continue the Confidence Journey. "Confidence Through Community."

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Service for Sunday 23rd April 2023.

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This Sunday we start exploring the Confidence Journey. "Sunday confidence on Monday morning."

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Service for Sunday 16th April 2023


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Service for Easter Sunday 9th April 2023.


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Service for Sunday 2nd April 2023, Palm Sunday.

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Service for Sunday 26th March 2023.

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Service for Sunday 19th March 2023 Mothering Sunday

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Service for Sunday 12th March 2023.

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20th March Ukraine Prayer

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Service for Sunday 5th March 2023.

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20th March Ukraine Prayer

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Service for Sunday 26th February 2023.

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20th March Ukraine Prayer

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Service for Sunday 19th February 2023.

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20th March Ukraine Prayer

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Service for Sunday 12th February 2023.

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Service for Sunday 5th February 2023.

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Service for Sunday 29th January 2023.

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Service for Sunday 15th January 2023.

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Service for Sunday 8th January 2023.

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20th March Ukraine Prayer

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Service for Sunday 1st January 2023.


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Service Christingle 24th December 2022.


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Christmas Day Service.

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Services for Sunday 18th December 2022.

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Sunday 18th December 10:30am Nativity Service.

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Sunday 18th December 7pm Carols by Candlelight Service.

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Service for Sunday 11th December 2022.

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Service for Sunday 4th December 2022.

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Service for Sunday 20th November 2022.


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Service for Sunday 13th November 2022, Remembrance Sunday.

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Service for Sunday 6th November 2022.

Sunday 6th November 2022.

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Service for Sunday 30th October 2022.

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Service for Sunday 23rd October 2022.

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Service for Sunday 16th October 2022.

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Service for Sunday 9th October 2022.

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Service for Sunday 2nd October 2022.

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Service for Sunday 25th September 2022.


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Service for Sunday 18th September 2022.

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Service for Sunday 11th September 2022.

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Service for Sunday 4th September 2022.

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Service for Sunday 28th August 2022.

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Service for Sunday 21st August 2022.

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Service for Sunday 14th August 2022.

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Service for Sunday 7th August 2022.

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Service for Sunday 31st July 2022.

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

    

Service for Sunday 24th July 2022 Christine.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 24th July 2022.

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Below is the News Sheet and information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

News Sheet.

News Sheet (011)


Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available.

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

    

Service for Sunday 17th July 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 17th July 2022.

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Below is the Bible Study sheet and News Sheet and information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study sheets.

Bible Study 114

Bible Study 115


News Sheet.

News Sheet (011)


Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available.

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

    

Service for Sunday 26th June 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 26th June 2022.

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Below is the Bible Study sheet and News Sheet and information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study sheet.

Bible Study 113


News Sheet.

News Sheet (011)


Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service is:

https://youtu.be/pGK9efK_ioY

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

    

Service for Sunday 19th June 2022.


Img370Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 19th June 2022.

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Below is the Bible Study sheet and News Sheet and information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study sheet.

Bible Study 112


News Sheet.

News Sheet (00F)


Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as it is available.

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

    

Service for Sunday 12th June 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 12th June 2022.

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Below is the Bible Study sheet and News Sheet and information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study sheet.

Bible Study 111


News Sheet.

News Sheet (00D)


Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service is:

https://youtu.be/iOd9eLzT7n8

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

      

Service for Sunday 5th June 2022 Pentecost.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 5th June 2022.

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Below is the Bible Study sheet and News Sheet and information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study sheet.

Bible Study 110

News Sheet.

News Sheet (00D)


Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the service is:

https://youtu.be/fauaRJnP5xw

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

     

Service for Sunday 29th May 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 29th May 2022.

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Below is the Bible Study sheet and News Sheet and information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study sheet.

Bible Study 109

News Sheet.

News Sheet (00D)


Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer


Blessed are those who mourn prayers.

Blessed are those who mourn prayers

Video of the Service.
The link to the service will be posted as soon as possible.

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

       

Service for Sunday 22nd May 2022 60th Anniversary.

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Img323Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 22nd May 2022.

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Below is the News Sheet and information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

There will be no Bible Study for a couple of weeks normal service will be resumed on 29th May.

News Sheet.

News Sheet (00B)


Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Morning Anniversary Service, led by Rev Jon Grant with the talk by Rev Hayley Young, President of Baptist Together (BUGB).
The link to the service will be posted as soon as possible.

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Hayley Young

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Video of the Praise and Worship evening service led by Amini Mupenda, with talk by Rev Jon Grant.

https://youtu.be/AgGjUXWTDiY

Amini Mupenda

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT

   

Service for Sunday 15th May 2022.


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Welcome to our Service for Sunday 15th May 2022.

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Below is the News Sheet, and information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings. 

There will be no Bible Study for a couple of weeks normal service will be resumed on 29th May.

The service on Sunday is a live link to the Baptist Union Assembly so we will start a couple of minutes early. You may want to arrive a few minutes earlier than usual so you can be seated just before 10.30am.

News Sheet.

News Sheet (00B)


Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the BU video of the service is https://youtu.be/A8WrjuH6DZA

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

       

Service for Sunday 8th May 2022.


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Welcome to our Service for Sunday 8th May 2022.

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Below is the News Sheet and Bible Study sheet, and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study Sheet 108.

Bible Study 108


News Sheet.

News Sheet (00B)


Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.

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The link to the video of the service will be sent by email.


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!


Service for Sunday 10th April 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 10th April 2022.

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Below is the News Sheet and Bible Study sheet, and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study Sheet 104.

Bible Study 104

News Sheet.

News Sheet (009)

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.

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The link to the video of the service will be sent by email.


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

       

Service for Sunday 3rd April 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 3rd April 2022.

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Below is the News Sheet and Bible Study sheet, and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

There will be coffee, tea and cake after the service on Sunday to thank David for all that he has brought to FLABBC and to wish him very best wishes in his retirement.

   
Bible Study Sheet 103.

Bible Study 103

News Sheet.

News Sheet (009)

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.
The link to the video of the service will be sent by email.

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

         

Service for Sunday 27th March 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 27th March 2022.

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Below is the News Sheet and Bible Study sheet, and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study Sheet 102.

Bible Study 102

News Sheet.

News Sheet

Prayers for Ukraine.

Ukraine Prayer for Peace 60 minute prayer guide EN
FLABBC pray for ukraine


Video of the Service.

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The link to the video of the service will be posted as soon as it is available.


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

         

Service for Sunday 20th March 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 20th March 2022.


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Below is the News Sheet with a Study Sheet by David Spriggs, and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Study Sheet.

Christian Giving 2

News Sheet.

News Sheet (007)

Powerpoint of the Service.

20th March 2022 Giving 2 (003)

Powerpoint of the Prayers for Ukraine.

20th March Ukraine Prayer

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:

https://youtu.be/1qcesSxjaZE

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

    

Service for Sunday 13th March 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 13th March 2022.

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Below is the notice sheet with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

The news sheet is also attached.

Bible Study sheet 101.

Bible Study 101

News Sheet 101.

News Sheet (005)


Video of the Service.

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The link to the video of the service is:

https://youtu.be/si0rrQpa6es



Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

     

Service for Sunday 6th March 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 6th March 2022.
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Below is the notice sheet with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

The service powerpoint, and the news sheet is also attached.

Bible Study sheet.

There is not one this week but there will be next week.



News Sheet 101.

News Sheet



Powerpoint used for the service.

2022 Sunday March 6th Christian Giving 1

Video of the Service.

David

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The link to the video of the service is:

https://youtu.be/qGRbaE16kXE

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

Prayers for Ukraine.

Last Sunday at 4.30pm over 40 people returned to our church to pray for Ukraine. Thank you for that amazing response.

This Sunday we wish to give everyone the chance to learn a little more about the way Baptists in Ukraine and Poland, Hungary and Slovakia are working tirelessly and sacrificially to show God’s love to the 10s of thousands of refugees who need help.
At the end of our main service there will be a mini-break, followed immediately by 15 minutes to learn and pray.

PLEASE PLAN TO STAY FOR THIS EXTRA TIME. It is a small sacrifice compared with the cost to Ukranians and those helping them in Europe. Our prayer is vital for all, including Russians. God chooses to use this ‘weak’ tool to confound the mighty and change the world.

If people wish to stay longer to pray in church or the lounge they will, of course be able to do so.

Refreshments will be available in the JRH about 11.50.

You may find it helpful to look at the attached Power Point and to read Psalm 46; Lamentations 3: 1 – 10, 19 – 27; Acts 4: 24 – 31; Revelation 22: 1 – 5.

Thank you so much for getting involved. With my Christian friendship

David Spriggs

The powerpoint slides that are used for this prayer time are:

Pray for Ukraine 3 March update

    

Service for Sunday 27th February 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 27th February 2022.

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Below is the notice sheet with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

The Bible study, the service powerpoint, and the news sheet is also attached.

Bible Study sheet 100.

Bible Study 100

News Sheet 100.

News Sheet (005)

Powerpoint used for the service.

2022 February 27th

Video of the Service.

David

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The link to the video of the service is:

https://youtu.be/D_DGXzd3tx8



Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

   

Service for Sunday 20th February 2022.

Hi Everyone,

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Below is the notice sheet with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

The Bible study and the news sheet is also attached.

Bible Study sheet 99.

Bible Study 99

News Sheet 99.

News Sheet (005)

Video of the Service.

David

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The link to the video of the service is,

https://youtu.be/NuGr7GyUyAg

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

    

Service for Sunday 13th February 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 13th February 2022.


Below is the notice sheet with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

The Bible study and the news sheet is also attached.

Bible Study sheet 98.

Bible Study 98



News Sheet 98.

News Sheet (005)

     

Video of the Service.

David

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The link to the video of the service will be posted as soon as it is available.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs.


Service for Sunday 30th January 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 30th January 2022.

(See also under tabs 'Services - Online services' ).


Below is the notice sheet with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

The Bible study and the news sheet is also attached.

Bible Study sheet 96.

Bible Study 96



News Sheet 96.

News Sheet (003)

Video of the Service.

David

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The link to the video of the service is:

https://youtu.be/OakcBWrPUEE

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs.

   

Service for Sunday 23rd January 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 23rd January 2022.

Below is the notice sheet with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

The Bible study and the news sheet is also attached.

Bible Study sheet 95.

Bible Study 95

News Sheet 95.

News Sheet

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:

https://youtu.be/4flX8aK2Ovo

   
Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs.


Service for Sunday 9th January 2022.


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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 9th January 2022.

Below is the notice sheet with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Attached are the PowerPoint slides for last Sunday’s service and sermon – use it to refresh your memory if you were there and as a way of catching up if you missed it.

The Bible study returns and the news sheet is also attached.

Sermon powerpoint for Sunday 2nd January 2022.

Sermon 2nd Jan 2022


Bible Study sheet 93.

Bible Study Week 93

News Sheet 93.

News Sheet

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service will be posted as soon as it is available.



Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs.

   

Service for Sunday 2nd January 2022.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday 2nd January 2022.

Below is the notice sheet with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

    

In case you missed them, here are the links to the videos of our Christmas services,

Christingle service, 24th December 2021.

https://youtu.be/SclR5h2Rd1M

Christmas Day service, 25th December 2021'

https://youtu.be/xUgf-nMKqZI

Boxing Day service, 26th December 2021.

https://youtu.be/5lsOFlShczs

Bible Study sheet 92.



News Sheet 93.

News Sheet 2

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:

https://youtu.be/eHvrovm9wpU


  

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

   

Service for Sunday 19th December 2021 4th in Advent Nativity.


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Hi Everyone,

Regrettably our Carols by Candlelight service on Sunday 19th evening has had to be cancelled.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR MINISTER

The Government advise us to be careful about socialising and prioritise who we meet with so we can spend time with our closest family members over Christmas. Good advice. This is one reason why we have sadly and reluctantly cancelled our Carols by Candlelight Service this Sunday evening.

But as Christians we have another priority – we are commissioned by Jesus to tell the world he is our Saviour and can be theirs!

So, to help you fulfil this priority we have produced a short version of the service we had planned. We encourage you to enjoy this service with your family (and friends if you are meeting them) over Christmas. Set up your own candles, relax and join in.

We are also giving you access to a short message I produced for Winstanley with the Christmas message for them. This too can be used to share the truth that Jesus is the world’s Saviour.

Both these video links are below.

Using these videos can help us fulfil God’s priority, even as we seek to be safe and enjoy time with the people closest too us.

We prayerfully hope these will enhance your Christmas together.

But remember we intend to run all our other services– at this point in time

An Alternative Carol service.

Rev David Spriggs.

https://youtu.be/FvL87CXM-Ks

Winstanley message

https://youtu.be/HhmsAx82K0c

    

Welcome to our Family Nativity Service for Sunday 19th December 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the next two weeks with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study sheet 92.

Bible Study Week 92



News Sheet 92.

News Sheet 2

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service will be posted as soon as it is available.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

   

Service for Sunday 12th December 2021 3rd in Advent Rev David Spriggs.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 12th December 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the coming week with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study sheet 91.

Bible Study Week 91

News Sheet 91.

News Sheet 2 ed

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/T7NempoMh-s

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs


Service for Sunday 5th December 2021 Rev David Spriggs, 2nd in Advent.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 5th December 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the coming week with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study sheet 90.

Bible Study Week 90




News Sheet 90.

News Sheet

Video of the Service.

David

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The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/WIwo_JU9xuE


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs


Service for Sunday 28th November 2021 Rev David Spriggs Communion.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 28th November 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the coming week with the Bible study sheet and all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study sheet 89.

Bible Study Week 89

News Sheet 89.

News Sheet

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

David
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https://youtu.be/-jkiGUmzCWE



Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs


Service for Sunday 21st November 2021.


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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 21st November 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the coming week with all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

Bible Study.

There's no bible study this week, but it will be available next week.


News Sheet 88.

News Sheet (005) 2

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service will be posted as soon as it is available.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

   

Service for Sunday 14th November 2021 Rev David Spriggs Remembrance service.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 14th November 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the coming week with all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

This weeks service is led by Rev David Spriggs and Marianne Birtwistle.

Bible Study week 87.

Bible Study Week 87



News Sheet 87.

News Sheet (005)

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/15XyztP9fxg

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

   

Service for Sunday 7th November 2021 Christine Cook Anniversary


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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 7th November 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the coming week with all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

This weeks service is led by Christine Cook.

Bible Study week 86.

Bible Study Week 86



News Sheet 86:-

News Sheet (005)

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-


https://youtu.be/bwmEJOxiSx8

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

    

  

Service for Sunday 31st October 2021 Rev David Spriggs.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 31st October 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the coming week with all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

This weeks service is led by Rev David Spriggs.

Bible Study week 85.

Bible Study Week 85



News Sheet 85:-

News Sheet (005)

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/av5bxXuFUaY

David
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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

    

Service for Sunday 24th October 2021 Rev David Spriggs.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 24th October 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the coming week with all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

This weeks Bible Sunday service is led by Rev David Spriggs.

       

Bible Study week 84.

Bible Study Week 84



News Sheet 84:-

News Sheet (005)

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/xAvjAFU7Atg

David

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

        

Service for Sunday 17th October 2021 Rev David Spriggs Communion

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 17th October 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the coming week with all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

This weeks service "Long Lost Family" is led by Rev David Spriggs.

     

Bible Study week 83.

Bible Study Week 83

     

News Sheet 83:-

News Sheet (005) 2

     

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/GTg8BKPuDow

David


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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

         

Service for Sunday 10th October 2021 Derek Newbold.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Services for Sunday morning 10th October 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the coming week with all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

This weeks service is led by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study week 82.

Bible Study Week 82 (003)



News Sheet 82:-

News Sheet (005)

       

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/A6P9kSL_9rw

        

Derek 1


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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

    

Service for Sunday 3rd October 2021 Rev Jill Willett.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Services for Sunday morning 3rd October 2021.

Below is the notice sheet for the coming week with all the information of our weekly activities and up and coming meetings.

This weeks service is entitled "Praying for our Neighbours" and is led by Rev Jill Willett.

Bible Study week 81.

Bible Study Week 81



News Sheet 81:-

News Sheet (003)

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/Jd9mEOcEL6A


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs



Service for Sunday 26th September 2021 Roger Whittaker

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Services for Sunday morning 26th September 2021.

Attached is the news sheet packed full of information for the week. Please note the Special meetings this week. Also, the bible study based on Psalm 148 the subject of our HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE led by Roger Whittaker and the Junior Church.

Please bring your Harvest gifts -of appropriate food stuffs or use the envelopes available on Sunday to make a financial contribution. All of this will go to help Food Share which helps those who may go hungry without our help.

Bible Study week 80 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study Week 80

News Sheet 80:-

News Sheet

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/8o17z69UqYI


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

    

Service for Sunday 19th September 2021, Marlene Brooker.

David

To God’s Spirit-empowered people

Dear friends,

Do you remember?

For many years before we had ever heard of ‘Coronavirus’ our News Sheet used to look rather different - especially this page!

It used to tell us who the preacher was and what was their topic. It also listed the activities taking place in and around our church. This helpful information enabled us to share fully in the life of our church, avoid clashes over rooms and meant we could pray for our life together. As we are now seeing most aspects of our life together running again (including several house groups), we are returning to this presentation.

Dawn collated all this information, as well as the rest of the news Sheet and printed it for us. We are returning to this format from Sunday 26th September. We are all really grateful to Dawn for doing this for us.

Please remember

This will only work if you remember to let Dawn know what is going on. So please ensure that you tell Dawn by the latest 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the Sunday. Her email address is

danddnorman@hotmail.com

Please remember too…

Keep on praying for God to show us what our next steps should be concerning the ministerial vacancy here. Go on using the prayer leaflet which explains the situation and provides personal prayer points. Note especially Prayer Together on Saturday 25th September 10.30 -12.30 (when you can come and go as your time allows). Also, the

Special Church Meeting 7.30pm Wednesday September 29th.

In Christian friendship

David Spriggs

    

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Services for Sunday morning 19th September 2021.

Please make the most of this weekend’s resources.

The News Sheet will change a little next week. This weeks explains how and why we need your help.

Derek has produced a Bible Study to enrich the service which Marlene Brooker will lead, based on John 14: 1 – 14.

There is also a short Power Point to help you pray for the Ministerial Vacancy. This provided the framework for our prayer times together. So, if you were unable to join any of these, please use this to guide your prayers – maybe in your home group.

We have also been invited by Holy Apostle’s to join a Praise Party on Saturday 25th September – a poster with the details is also attached.

Sunday 26th is our HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE. Please bring your gifts -of appropriate food stuffs or use the envelopes available on Sunday to make a financial contribution. All of this will go to help Food Share which helps those who may go hungry without our help. We hope to restart tea and coffee after the service in the Top Kitchen

Thank you all for your commitment over the last 18 months during the Pandemic. Our preacher is Roger Whittaker and the children will also be involved.

Bible Study week 79 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study Week 79


News Sheet 79:-

News Sheet 79

Powerpoint for Ministerial Vacancy Prayer:-

Minsterial Vacancy prayer 15,09 7.30pm

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

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https://youtu.be/9JSyhwX1QdU    

The link to the children's song is:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22XcGKK0oj0

     

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

    

Service Sunday 12th September 2021, Communion.

DavidTo God’s Spirit-empowered people

Dear friends,

GO0D THINGS ARE HAPPENING

There are so many things around us, near and far, that can make us sad and anxious. From global issues, like climate change, to international issues like the devastating impact of the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, to national issues like mounting hospital admissions and delays to treatment, through to local issue, like the accident last week when a child was knocked over by a car near to our church. It is good to remind ourselves that there is ‘good news’ as well. Here is some of that!

This past week many new (old!) activities in our church re-started. These included Junior Church on Sunday, Modellers Club on Monday, Warm Welcome on Tuesday with many parents, carers and children and a great atmosphere, The Youth Club on Wednesday with 12 young people, and Friends on Thursdays. We are not restarting these because we have always done so, and we are not always running them exactly the same way. We offer these groups to show Jesus love to our community and one another and because they contribute to the mission of our church. Because of this we need to pray for all who give their time, as well as for all who come that through their enjoyment they can discover the joy that Jesus alone can bring.

PRAY IN THE SPIRIT ON EVERY OCCASION

As a church community we have been faced with a dilemma about God’s plans for the next minister here. We were faced with 3 possible suitable ministers but lacked clarity about our next step. The deacons wisely proposed that we spend September praying for God’s guidance and direction. We have already started but for the next two weeks there is a greater focus. So please make use of the leaflet which explains the situation, details opportunities to pray together and provides personal prayer points too.

COMMUNION & NEW MEMBERS

This Sunday we gather around the Lord’s Table to remember his greatest act of love, dying for us! We also hope to formally welcome people who have become members during Covid. So please be there if you can!

In Christian friendship

David Spriggs


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Services for Sunday morning 12th September 2021.

This weekend’s resources are a bumper issue! You won’t necessarily need all of them BUT the News Sheet is necessary for EVERYONE. The Prayer Leaflet is also vital – it contains information about potential new ministers, information about our corporate prayer opportunities (please join at least one of these) and also a daily prayer guide for personal use. So, if possible, print these off.

The Bible Study is by Tony Richard as Derek and Pauline have been on holiday.

As for the rest, please select which are helpful. As usual, the Communion A5 leaflet is for those who are unable to be with us for Sunday morning’s service.

After next weekend’s resources the News Sheet will be changing – so do watch out for this.

Thank you for sharing fully in the life of our community.

Bible Study week 78 by Tony Richard.

Bible Study week 78

Prayer meditation powerpoint:-

23rd July Prayer meditation

Prayer leaflet:-

Prayer sheet September

News Sheet 78:-

News Sheet 78

Powerpoint of the service.

09.12 Service Communion (2) 5

Communion service sheet 12th September 2021.

12th september Communion leaflet

Personal prayer guide exercises on LOVE.

Week 78 Prayer Guide for love

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

David

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https://youtu.be/8-NPLFI2sK8

     

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs


Service for Sunday 5th September 2021.


DavidTo God’s Spirit-empowered people

Dear friends,

IMPORTANT NEWS – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Thank you to all who attended last Sunday’s service or watched the recordings and fed your responses back to us. The Deacons have decided that as the situation is far from clear, the right next step for us is to call for a month of prayer about the future ministry. At the moment we are waiting on Andy to tell us if he wishes to accept the invitation to come on a “View Preach“. We will ask him to let us know his decision by September 24th. If Andy no longer wishes to proceed with us, we will then consider inviting John who came last Sunday or possibly another person who has expressed interest in us. The deacons will have a special meeting on Monday September 27th and we will hold a Special Church meeting on Wednesday 29th at 7.30pm. Please reserve this date.

MORE IMPORTANT NEWS!

This Sunday please be ready for more changes! Junior Church is moving back to a pre-lockdown pattern. So, we will be all together in church for the first 20minutes. Then they will go to classes. They should be collected by parents after the service from the JRH. This means the JRH will not be available as an overflow for the service. We will provide this in the ‘Top Kitchen’. In Church, please wear your mask as you come in and go out. If you wish, remove your mask during the service. BUT IF YOU JOIN IN THE SINGING, PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK (this is the most risky process for spreading the disease, hence we are encouraging masks to minimise the risks). We are hoping to encourage as many as possible to attend our services now – including those who have stayed away because of the requirement to wear masks throughout the service.

NEXT SUNDAY

Our morning service will be a communion service as we conclude our exploration of what it means to ‘love one another as Jesus loves us.’

With my thanks for your co-operation as we make these adjustments.

David Spriggs

      

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Services for Sunday morning 5th September 2021.


As always the News Sheet provides vital information about developments in seeking for our new minister plus changes to arrangements for our services (we are returning to more normal ‘Junior Church’ and the ‘overflow will no longer be in the JRH but the Top Kitchen), and modifying the wearing of masks. Please note these carefully and share the information with others who are likely to come to church services.

Attached are the News Sheet, a Bible Study (from Tony Richard – Derek is on holiday) and the Power Point for the service.

Our service on September 12th will include communion together.

The video link will be sent out early next week

Thank you for making good use of these resources.


Bible Study week 77 by Tony Richard.

Bible Study Week 77 (Final)docx10516

Prayer meditation powerpoint:-

23rd July Prayer meditation

Prayers used by the Wednesday group.

Morning Prayers A5 template 2021

News Sheet 77:-

News Sheet 77

Powerpoint of the service.

5th Sept Service

Video of the Service.

The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/jsWiU5jLwEo



Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

        

Service for Sunday 29th August 2021 Visiting preacher.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Services for Sunday morning 29th August 2021.


This week there are less resources than usual. We will send the Power Point of the service with the video link, early next week.

Please note this will not be available by the website, for reasons of confidentiality

There is no Bible Study (as we have a visiting preacher), but there is a sheet with suggestions as to how to allow God to make us more loving (prayer Guide for love).

As always there is the News Sheet. With many changes in our life together, it is even more important than ever to read and note what is happening.

thank you all!


Prayer Guide for love - Week 76.

Week 76 Prayer Guide for love

Prayer meditation powerpoint:-

23rd July Prayer meditation

Prayers used by the Wednesday group.

Morning Prayers A5 template 2021

News Sheet 76:-

News Sheet 76




Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

     

Service for Sunday 22nd August 2021 Communion.

David

To God’s Spirit-empowered people

Greetings to you all

Distressing Times

This week we have all been shocked by the terrible scenes from Afghanistan. How desperate people must be to cling to an aeroplane as it takes off! So, I encourage you to uphold in your prayers all the people of Afghanistan, pray for the Taliban’s religious/political leaders as well as their military personnel that they may honour the pledges they have given, and plead before God for the protection of Christian leaders and ordinary believers who are in very vulnerable positions. Also, all Christian organisations working there.

Exciting times

We have been thrilled to see the response to our Family Craft week. We thank God for excellent numbers. Those who attended have been truly appreciative and involved in the crafts, the singing, the stories AND the refreshments. A big thank you to Maz and her amazing team of helpers.

Next Sunday

is another special time. We have a minister visiting us who (If the relationship with Andy does not progress) is another possible one for us. The deacons have spoken to him on zoom and found him committed, sensitive, and someone who could fit in well with our community.

SO PLEASE PRAY & BE THERE FOR THE SERVICE IF POSSIBLE IF NOT WATCH ON ZOOM LATER

(because of confidentiality, the link for this will only be available via our email not on the website.) The deacons will be meeting him in person after the service. If you have questions you would like us to put to him, please let Kathryn know by NEXT WEDNESDAY

This Sunday, if you wish to sit with your friends (and not socially distance) please sit in the back pews on the right-hand side (as you look towards the front of the church). If you want to maintain social distance, then avoid these seats! Thank you.

With my Christian greetings

David Spriggs

   

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Services for Sunday morning 22nd August 2021.


Here are the weekend’s resources. Please check the News Sheet for important information about Sunday 29th August!

News Sheet, Communion Service leaflet, Derek’s Bible Study and the full service on Power Point are all attached.

The video link to the recording of the service will follow early next week.

We are postponing sending the Prayer Guide on love until next weekend, to avoid overloading everyone with too many good things!


Bible Study sheet 75 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study Week 75

Prayer meditation powerpoint:-

23rd July Prayer meditation

Prayers used by the Wednesday group.

Morning Prayers A5 template 2021

Communion Service sheet:-

22nd aug Communion A5 leaflet

News Sheet 75:-

News Sheet 75

Powerpoint of the Service 22nd August 2021, "Love - Getting to know you EVEN BETTER".

22nd aug Communion Service



Video of the Service 22nd August 2021 is:-

David

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https://youtu.be/ilEwVtSD8UY

  
Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs.

     


Service for Sunday 15th August 2021.

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Services for Sunday morning 15th August 2021.


Please find your spiritual provisions for this Sunday and the coming week below. We pray they help you follow Christ more fully.

In addition to the News Sheet (so vital for keeping up with changes within our Sunday services and topics to pray for - especially this week the Craft Week, running weekday mornings) there is Derek’s challenging Bible Study and the Power Point to guide you through the service – either for Sunday itself or as you watch the recording. If you are a family with children, please make use of the JRH where there are activity packs for the children to keep everyone engaged.
On Sunday morning, we now have Lindsey the musicians and singers leading some of our songs – another step towards freedom and fulfilment in our worship together.

The link to the service will be sent out later. Do remember to pray for David Sibson as he spends many hours to enable us, as well as those who don’t have wifi and so receive a DVD of the service, to engage with our worship time.

Next Sunday (22nd August) we will have communion within the service.

Bible Study sheet 74 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study week 74

Prayer meditation powerpoint:-

23rd July Prayer meditation

Prayers used by the Wednesday group.

Morning Prayers A5 template 2021

News Sheet 74:-

News Sheet 74

Powerpoint of the Service 15th August 2021, "Love - Getting to know you better".

15th August Service


Video of the Service 15th August 2021 is:-


David

https://youtu.be/eLwxgIm3R9U

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Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

    

Service for Sunday 8th August 2021.

David

To God’s Spirit-empowered people

Greetings to you all

Let love be sincere (Romans 12:9)

A few weeks ago, I joined a zoom meeting organised by The East Midlands Christian Aid reps.

I was so impressed by what I heard and saw that I want to share some of what I learnt with you all this Sunday. As I have been preparing for this Sunday I realised that the work of Christian Aid is spot on! It is part of what it means to love, as Christian people. Just as God’s love knows no limits, in terms of race, geography or social class, so ours needs to be the same. When Jesus saw a hungry crowd, he didn’t say, ‘please don’t distract me from my mission’ he realised feeding them was part of his mission and got his disciples involved in the task. James also reminds us, that loving our neighbours is ‘The Royal Law’! It is the fundamental principle in God’s Kingdom.

So, what impressed me? Two very different aspects! The first was the creativity and energy that people across the East Midlands had shown in order to help raise funds for Christian Aid. The second was the breadth and depth of the work that Christian Aid undertakes in order to ‘love our neighbours’ around the world. It is thrilling to see what God can do today with the equivalent of our ‘loaves and fishes’.

I hope you’ll catch some of my excitement through Sunday’s service.

Singing to God’s glory It was also wonderful to be in our service last week and to hear us actually singing our praise to God. I can’t wait to do so again. And, of course, we are now freer to mingle and talk after the service.

Next Sunday Christine Cook will be leading our service as she takes us through a very famous passage in Ecclesiastes chapter 3.

May God keep us and bless us through this summer season

With my Christian greetings

David Spriggs

    

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 8th August 2021.


Please note this weekend’s resources cover two weeks. The next issue will be for the weekend of 15th August. David is on holiday from 2nd – 8th August.

As usual we have the News Sheet, Derek’s Bible Study and an abbreviated version of the Power Point of the service - all attached.

We will email the link to the video of the service early next week

We pray these will enhance your walk with Jesus

There will be no resources for the week of the 8th of August. Christine will be taking our service for us.

Bible Study sheet 72 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study week 72docx (003)

Prayer meditation powerpoint:-

23rd July Prayer meditation

Prayers used by the Wednesday group.

Morning Prayers A5 template 2021

News Sheet 72:

News Sheet 72 (003)

Powerpoint of the Service 8th August 2021, Christine Cook, God and Time:-

Welcome to our service this morning Sunday 8th 3

Video of the Service 8th August 2021, Christine Cook:-

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https://youtu.be/_n6x31SBeXs

     

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

   

Service for Sunday 1st August 2021


David

To God’s Spirit-empowered people

Greetings to you all

Let love be sincere (Romans 12:9)

A few weeks ago, I joined a zoom meeting organised by The East Midlands Christian Aid reps.

I was so impressed by what I heard and saw that I want to share some of what I learnt with you all this Sunday. As I have been preparing for this Sunday I realised that the work of Christian Aid is spot on! It is part of what it means to love, as Christian people. Just as God’s love knows no limits, in terms of race, geography or social class, so ours needs to be the same. When Jesus saw a hungry crowd, he didn’t say, ‘please don’t distract me from my mission’ he realised feeding them was part of his mission and got his disciples involved in the task. James also reminds us, that loving our neighbours is ‘The Royal Law’! It is the fundamental principle in God’s Kingdom.

So, what impressed me? Two very different aspects! The first was the creativity and energy that people across the East Midlands had shown in order to help raise funds for Christian Aid. The second was the breadth and depth of the work that Christian Aid undertakes in order to ‘love our neighbours’ around the world. It is thrilling to see what God can do today with the equivalent of our ‘loaves and fishes’.

I hope you’ll catch some of my excitement through Sunday’s service.

Singing to God’s glory It was also wonderful to be in our service last week and to hear us actually singing our praise to God. I can’t wait to do so again. And, of course, we are now freer to mingle and talk after the service.

Next Sunday Christine Cook will be leading our service as she takes us through a very famous passage in Ecclesiastes chapter 3.

May God keep us and bless us through this summer season

With my Christian greetings

David Spriggs



Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 1st August 2021.

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Please note this weekend’s resources cover two weeks. The next issue will be for the weekend of 15th August. David is on holiday from 2nd – 8th August.

As usual we have the News Sheet, Derek’s Bible Study and an abbreviated version of the Power Point of the service - all attached.

We will email the link to the video of the service early next week

We pray these will enhance your walk with Jesus

There will be no resources for the week of the 8th of August. Christine will be taking our service for us.

     

Bible Study sheet 72 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study week 72docx (003)

     

Prayer meditation powerpoint:-

23rd July Prayer meditation

    

Prayers used by the Wednesday group.

Morning Prayers A5 template 2021


News Sheet 72:

News Sheet 72 (003)

Powerpoint of the Service:-

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The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/BxH_6TbCxgQ

     

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

    

Service for Sunday 25th July 2021.

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To God’s Spirit-empowered people

Greetings to you all,

Dedication

Last Sunday was a great service of celebration as we heard the faith stories of Jessica and Ben and then witnessed their baptisms.

This Sunday we will share in another celebration – that of the thanksgiving of Amini and Adeline for the gift of their new son. Now, of course, not so new. Like Jessica they have been patiently waiting for the time when they can publicly thank God for his safe arrival and then commit themselves, along with the church ,to bring Ishara up in a Christian home. We call this a Service of Dedication. Unlike a ‘Christening’ it isn’t thought of as the moment a child becomes a ‘Christian’ but a time for us all to commit to create the context where later on the chid can feely accept Jesus Christ personally, freely and in an informed way as their Lord and Saviour.

Moving on? As a church we are committed to putting other people’s interests before our own – it’s what love requires of us! For the foreseeable future we will continue to sanitise hands on arrival; pews and ‘touching points’ will be dealt with by our cleaning teams. We ask you all (unless you are exempt) to wear a mask, particularly on arrival and departure. We are now free to sing, but the Baptist Union (and the government) strongly advise that we should do so while still wearing a mask. You can congregate outside to talk but please be aware of others and allow good space for them to pass you.

The Church meeting has decided that from the

1st August our service will start at 10.30am.

During the summer there will be no special provision for ‘junior church’ but families can go to the JRH, activity packs will be provided and the service relayed there.

Thank you for being flexible and sensitive as we seek to move forward in our worship and witness.

With my Christian greetings

David Spriggs.       



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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Service for Sunday morning 25th July 2021.


Until we can share fully in church services, it is important that we find ways to enrich our discipleship so we can continue to please God and walk in his ways, both individually and as a church.

This is why we seek to provide a range of resources both for those who get to church and those who can’t – perhaps because you’re on holiday or ill or anxious about being with many people or struggling to get out.

Please try and use whatever is helpful.

As usual there is Derek’s Bible Study and David’s Power Point to guide us through the service (You’ll see from this we have a Dedication Service).

Extra’s this week include a prayer meditation on the verse David will preach and a copy of the Prayer’s used by the Wednesday Group. Maybe you can join in by using this at some point during the week. We believe that as we soak Braunstone in prayer God will be able to change things for the better. You can find the Bible passage for this week on the News Sheet. There is a lot of other significant information here.


The video link to this Sunday's service will posted as soon as it is available.

Bible Study sheet 71 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study week 71docx

Prayer meditation powerpoint:-

23rd July Prayer meditation

Prayers used by the Wednesday group.

Morning Prayers A5 template 2021


News Sheet 71:

News Sheet 71

Powerpoint of the Service:-

23rd July Service



The link to the video of the service is:-


https://youtu.be/a3JOgYqTy74


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs


Service for Sunday 18th July 2021 Baptism


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To God’s Spirit-empowered people

Greetings to you all,

“Believe and be baptised!”

For Baptists the New Testament couldn’t be clearer. We have the example of Jesus, who although he was sinless chose to be baptised to ‘fulfil all righteousness’, the command of Jesus to make disciples and baptise them and the example of the first Christians after Pentecost. Whenever people became Christian believers they were baptised to show and to seal their new-found faith. In addition to the stories, there are the words, such as Peter’s sermon on the Day of Pentecost or Paul’ s teaching which link baptism to becoming a Christian.

A baptismal service then is always a ‘high day’ in the life of our church. This Sunday we have two people following the command of Jesus and acknowledging their commitment to Jesus by being baptised. So please come along to share in this service. It is a celebration of the grace of God and the witness and ministry of the church over many years.

Moving on? At this point in time we are still not sure exactly what the regulations will be for Sunday 23rd. However, as a church we are committed to putting other people’s interests before our own. So, we intend to balance the need for some people to be protected by us all and for others to enjoy more freedom in worship. Please then be ready for the way we are asked to behave in our services to change over time. But for the foreseeable future we will continue to sanitise hands on arrival and pews and ‘touching points’ will be dealt with by our cleaning teams.

The Church meeting has decided that from the

1st August our service will start at 10.30am.

During the summer there will be no special provision for ‘junior church’ but families can go to the JRH, activity packs will be provided and the service relayed there.

Thank you for being flexible and sensitive as we seek to move forward in our worship and witness.

With my Christian greetings

David Spriggs

    

Hi Everyone

Welcome to our Baptism Service for Sunday morning 18th July 2021

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This week’s resources focus on the service of believer’s baptism.

Maybe, look at the Power Point (attached) first to get a feel for the service at 10am on Sunday.

Why not enjoy Derek’s Bible Study which will provide you with helpful background for the passages from the New Testament we will be using.

Finally enjoy the News Sheet which brings it all together. It also contains important information about changes over the next few weeks.

Thank you for sharing in the life of the Church


The video link to this Sunday's service will posted as soon as it is available.

Bible Study sheet 70 by Derek Newbold.

Bible study 70


News Sheet:

News Sheet 70

Powerpoint of the Service:-

18th July Service



The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/mqxMg96mNIw



Junior Church will be in the JRH at 11.00am.


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

     

Service for Sunday 11th July 2021 The Duprees

To God’s Spirit-empowered people

Greetings to you all,

“Shining like Stars in a dark sky”

Is there light at the end of the tunnel? According to the Government we will all be released from most Pandemic restrictions on 19th July! With the fierce-some rise in daily cases, it is understandable that there is much debate about exactly what is right and also, for some, much anxiety about the impact on us all, especially those who remain vulnerable. Given the confusion we are still called to ‘Shine like stars’

As a church then we need to be sensitive to one another’s needs and feelings, so the deacons will be working on a set of measures that will give people security and also allow for those who wish to enjoy more freedoms in our worship. Details will follow in next week’s News Sheet.

Until then somethings to look forward to.

***Please don’t miss the Dupree’s visit this Sunday***

We will learn so much about the way God works and enables his people to shine in very difficult circumstances. It will encourage us and encourage us to support them and their people in our prayers

We will be changing the Junior Church after this Sunday

***Sunday 18th July – a baptismal service (at last!)***

***Sunday 25th July – a dedication service***

for Amini, Adeline and family as they present Ishara.

Thank you for continuing our journey with God

David Spriggs

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Hi Everyone

Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 11th July 2021
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Thank you for sharing in the life of FL&B BC by using the resources we send out.

First the attachments

As usual there is the essential News Sheet – use it to make sure you are up to date with what’s happening.

Please find attached the resources for this weekend, namely the News Sheet and Derek’s Bible Study on the core passage the Duprees will be using as the basis for their presentation.

The video link to this Sunday's service will be sent out early next week.

     

The link to the 'Tek Ura' video is:-

https://youtu.be/38xJ5nIJ24Y

The link to the 'Together' powerpoint is:-

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eMpe8Zpwsv9tBvOMbiJZ18FWjw85OtF5/view?usp=sharing

    

Bible Study sheet 67 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study week 69docx

News Sheet:

News Sheet 69 (+DN)


The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/wG1Ilp1jMfU

     
Junior Church will be in the JRH at 11.00am.


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

     

        

Service for Sunday 4th July 2021.

To God’s Spirit-empowered people

Loved by God; loving others for God

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My dear Christian friends

This year’s motto text

This month we are returning to go a bit deeper with our motto text for the year. These are powerful words of Jesus ‘My commandment is this:

Love one another as I have loved you.’

but we are called to live lives of love and not just talk about it.

We are looking at 1 Corinthians 13, a most famous passage in the Bible; one of the greatest love poems ever written. But this ‘Christian’ love is not like any other kind of love, as Paul explains and as we shall discover. We can only love like Jesus if first we allow ourselves to be loved by Jesus. So, please join us to find out more and to grow in love

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The Deacon’s “away day”

Next Saturday the deacons are taking time out to be together.

Our main topic will be how we can be a more ‘inclusive church’. Another way of putting this is how can we show God’s love to everyone who comes to us, no matter what their past, no matter what their views, no matter what challenges they live with?

So please pray for us that God may be with us and reveal his purposes as he has in the past.

Next year’s motto text

We are also now in the second half of the year! Yes, Christmas is coming!! So, we will soon be seeking God to discern what our motto text for next year should be.

PLEASE LET KATHRYN, MYSELF OR ANY OF THE DEACONS

know what comes to your mind.

       

Details of God’s Harvesters session 4 are in the box above.

With my thanks to you all, for all your love

David Spriggs

   
Hi Everyone

Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 4th July 2021


Thank you for sharing in the life of FL&B BC by using the resources we send out.

First the attachments

As usual there is the essential News Sheet – use it to make sure you are up to date with what’s happening.

Then there is Derek’s Bible Study and the Power Point for Sunday’s service. These fit together well, especially if you can’t get to the service.

Finally, there is the leaflet for God’s harvesters – session 4 and the link to Jill’s talk which goes with it. https://youtu.be/V-i2L550q-8

Thank you for continuing to learn and grow as a disciple.


The video link to this Sunday's service will be sent out early next week.

AND Rev Jill Willett’s God’s Harvester’s session 4 video,

The video link is :-

https://youtu.be/V-i2L550q-8

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The leaflet which goes with Jill’s video is:

GOD'S HAREVSTERS Work Sheet (4a)

I encourage you to watch this (or watch it again as a refresher) as we are thinking about Sharing the good news of Jesus.

The Powerpoint link for this weeks service.

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Bible Study sheet 67 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study week 68

News Sheet:

News Sheet 68



The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/2vZmnWCJo_4


Junior Church will be in the JRH at 11.00am.


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

   

Service for Sunday 27th June 2021.

Hi Everyone
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Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 27th June 2021

To God’s Spirit-empowered people

Greetings to you all,

How’s your prayer life?

One of the marks of the early church was its prayer. Even before those young Christians received the Holy Spirit we read,

‘They all joined together constantly in prayer…’ (Acts 1: 14)

and after the Day of Pentecost it is a recurring theme. Peter was praying when he had his vision that led him to become open towards gentiles. Cornelius was praying when the angelic visit appeared to him. Paul was praying as soon as he met Jesus and was blinded temporarily.

Jesus told parables to encourage us to pray as well as giving us a prayer to guide us that we call ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ (Luke 11: 1 - 10)

But prayer can be draining and demanding and doesn’t always give us the results we long for. So, this week I encourage us all to keep on praying. Please don’t allow the demands of life under Covid restrictions to deflect us from our call to be a praying people. Please pray in your home groups and when you phone each other.

Please ensure that if you are part of the Prayer chain that you pray regularly for those who request prayer. If you or people you know can benefit from prayer, do contact Scott Turner. I was so grateful for your prayers this week.

Please also pray especially for friends and family we long to see becoming Christians. This is part of Jill’s challenge for us this week in

God’s Harvesters course – session 3 .

The link to the video is https://youtu.be/_pQey6R2mfI

There is also a leaflet to go with this session (details on the email)

With my thanks to you all

David Spriggs

     

Welcome to the resources for 27th June.

You will find attached, The News Sheet, Derek’s Bible Study, David's Bible Study, the Power Point for the service, the Communion service sheet, and Jill’s leaflet to accompany the God’s Harvesters session 3.

The News Sheet is a vital source of information, please, if possible, print it, read it and use it throughout the week.

Alongside this we have several attachments-

Derek’s Bible Study,

A Bible Sheet following up on last’s week’s parable of the ‘Waiting Father’,

The Power Point for our COMMUNION SERVICE plus a leaflet version for those who are at home.

We hope you use these resources to help build us up as disciples of Jesus

The video link to this Sunday's service will be sent out early next week.

     

AND Rev Jill Willett’s God’s Harvester’s session 3 video,

The video link is :-

https://youtu.be/_pQey6R2mfI

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The leaflet which goes with Jill’s video is:

God's Harvesters (3a)

I encourage you to watch this (or watch it again as a refresher) as we are thinking about Sharing the good news of Jesus.

     

The Powerpoint link for this weeks service.

27th June Communion Service

Communion service Sheet.

27th June COMMUNION

David's bible study sheet.

Bible Sheet 67

Bible Study sheet 67 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study week 67

News Sheet:

News Sheet 67



The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/4OrftVan9cg

   

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Junior Church will be in the JRH at 11.00am.


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

       

Service for Sunday 20th June 2021.

To God’s Spirit-empowered people

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Greetings to you all,

Freedom Day – DELAYED!

Many people are struggling with the announcement that the extra freedoms from Covid restrictions we anticipated for Monday are being delayed for a further 4 weeks. Please remember in your prayers those whose wedding plans have been disrupted and those with funerals to plan are also affected. We are conscious too of the impact of this on travel, music venues, hospitality and theatres etc. and we should be praying for all those whose health and businesses are being damaged.

In church we too are also still limited by the regulations and it is tiresome and disruptive (I can’t wait to see your faces and to sing God’s praises!), so please encourage one another during this extra month of delay.

One of our encouragements is the hope we have.

As Christians, we believe that one day Jesus will ‘return’ and the whole of creation will be released from its decay and be ‘brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God’.

I’m sure that I don’t need to remind you that although this ‘Freedom Day’ may be delayed, it has not been cancelled! (2 Peter 3: 8 – 14)

As we wait and pray we are also called to share the good news of Jesus. So, I encourage you to benefit from Jill’s

God’s Harvesters course – session 2.   

With my thanks to you all

David Spriggs

     

Hi Everyone

Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 20th June 2021

Welcome to the resources for 20th June.

You will find attached, The News Sheet, Derek’s Bible Study, The Power Point for the service and Jill’s leaflet to accompany the God’s Harvesters session 2.

This is to help us have more confidence and be better equipped to share the Good News that we know Jesus to be. Don’t miss out on this great provision. This week we learn how our own story with God can help other people.

The video link to this Sunday's service will be sent out early next week.

    

AND Rev Jill Willett’s God’s Harvester’s session 2 video,

The video link is :-

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https://youtu.be/-dlC-NXrRDY

The leaflet which goes with Jill’s video is:

GOD'S HARVESTERS Work Sheet (2)

I encourage you to watch this (or watch it again as a refresher).

     

Bible Study sheet 66 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study week 66

News Sheet:

News Sheet 66


The Powerpoint link for this weeks service.

20th June Service

The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/LfILr0dH-t4

    

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Junior Church will be in the JRH at 11.00am.
       

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

        

Service for Sunday 13th June 2021.

God’s Spirit-empowered people

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Greetings to you,

This Sunday we are thinking about the amazing events which led to Cornelius (A Roman Centurion) garrisoned in Caesarea (Gentile territory) and his household becoming believers and being baptised.

The command of Jesus was being fulfilled to take the Good News of Jesus to all the world.

This amazing event, supercharged by the activity of the Holy Spirit, would soon lead to trouble among the established Christians!

On Wednesday the Special Church Meeting unanimously agreed to invite Andy Scholes on a view preach (probably 1st August). Please continue to pray for Andy as he seeks God’s confirmation about whether to accept our invitation.

On Sunday, within our service,

we will recognise Scott Turner as our part time Youth Leader. Initially this is for one year only. We Praise God for preparing Scott for this role and for his willingness to serve us in this way. We also praise God for the growth in our children’s and youth work which makes this necessary. Please continue to pray for Scott and our young people.

Both of these ‘events’ could lead us to share the Good news of Jesus more widely. But each of us has a part to play too. That’s why we are re-running Jill’s God’s Harvesters course.

The link to the video is

https://youtu.be/22FAH0Ti0oQ

So, please be prepared for godly trouble. Whenever God is at work the enemy will seek to disrupt and discourage us.

With my thanks to you all

David Spriggs

    

Hi Everyone

Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 13th June 2021

This week’s resources include,

A Bible Study by Derek (attached)

The Power Point for the service (attached)

The News Sheet - with vital information – please read carefully (attached)

   

AND Jill Willett’s God’s Harvester’s session 1 video,

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The link is https://youtu.be/22FAH0Ti0oQ

   

The leaflet which goes with Jill’s video is:

GOD'S HARVESTERS Work Sheet (1) week 65

I encourage you to watch this (or watch it again as a refresher) as we are thinking about Sharing the good news of Jesus in this Pentecost period

    

Bible Study sheet 65 by Derek Newbold.

Bible Study week 65

News Sheet:

News Sheet 65


The Powerpoint link for this weeks service.

13th June Service

The link to the video of the service is:-

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https://youtu.be/fV0aBcsVMU4

   

Junior Church will be in the JRH at 11.00am.

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs


Service for Sunday 6th June 2021.

God’s Spirit-empowered people

Greetings to you,

It usually takes a lot longer to prepare a meal than to eat it! And that’s only the work in the kitchen.

Add on all the time it has taken to grow the crops and the meat. Then there’s all the time developing the seeds and breeding the animals. Oh, and lots of decades designing, producing and selling the equipment both for the fields and the kitchen. Of course, let’s not forget the production of all the energy to produce all of this…

Once you stop and think the 30 minutes eating and enjoying our meal has been a long while in getting ready.

We sometimes forget that God has been at work not only for years and decades but for centuries to bring us to the point in our church life where we now are.

Look at the foundation stones in the vestibule

You will see that the building where we now worship began 60 years ago. But the foundations God laid go back to Jesus (1 Corinthians 3:11) and, indeed millennia before.

So please make the most of and enjoy every aspect of our church life. But please take a moment to thank God for all his benefits and then ensure you contribute to the future.

Especially this week, let the deacons know your thoughts about Andy Scholes and attend the zoom Special Church meeting to consider whether we should invite him on a View Preach.

This is on Wednesday at 7.30pm (details above)

(open to everyone; only members can vote)

With my thanks to you all

David Spriggs

   

Hi Everyone

Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 6th June 2021

Welcome to this week’s resources – the theme for Sunday is about sharing the Good News of Jesus. This develops from last Sunday and is appropriate as we are in the Pentecost period when the disciples began to fulfil the commission of Jesus to take the Good news into all the world. We focus on Philip’s encounter with The Ethiopian Eunuch.

As Derek has been away Roger has produced an excellent Bible Study which provides some rich points for reflection as well as background for David's talk (attached)

You will also find the News Sheet which provides vital information (attached) and the Power Point outline for our Sunday service. You might want to have a go working out what David will say in the talk! (attached)

Please join us for the zoom Special Church meeting on Wednesday at 7.30pm.There are more details on the news Sheet about this.

     

Bible Study sheet 64 by Roger Whittaker

Bible Study week 64

News Sheet:

News Sheet 64


The Powerpoint link for this weeks service.

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Junior Church will be in the JRH at 11.00am.

The link to the video of the service is:-

https://youtu.be/3q8iFzyCDR0
   

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

    

Service for Sunday 30th May 2021.

God’s Spirit-empowered people

Greetings to you,

Bumps in the road

If you drive a car, or even cycle, you will be aware of the increasing number of bumps in the road. They are a nuisance and can be dangerous. They certainly cause damage! Sometimes they are put there deliberately to slow us down, often they just appear as the surface breaks up. This week we experienced another bump in the road, as the government announced further restrictions on Leicester. We thought we might have to close the church again to comply with the directives. But fortunately, this is not the case.

So please come along on Sunday both for church at 10am and then at 11 for Junior Church.

This ‘bump’ does remind us all to watch out and maintain all the Covid regulations about sanitising hands, wearing masks (unless exempt) and social distancing.

Please remember to order your plants from Sue Jenkins (she has lots available) and your Hostas from Derek.

Thank you for all who have given to Christian Aid. There are some interesting opportunities to discover more about its work starting on Tuesday 15th June. So please look out for more details.

With my Christian greetings.

David Spriggs

PS Please keep praying for Andy Scholes and let the deacons know your reflections about his visit.

    

Hi Everyone

Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 30th May 2021


The weekly sheets are attached.

Please look at the news sheet for more information.

Also lots of plants for sale!

Bible Study sheet 63 by Derek Newbold,

Bible Study week 63

News Sheet:

News Sheet 63


The Powerpoint link for this weeks service.

Service 30th May

Junior Church will be in the JRH at 11.00am.

The link to the video of the service is:

https://youtu.be/DnHKtcNlkBQ


Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

For the rest of the week,

Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


Thank you for reading this far!

David Spriggs

      

Service for Sunday 23rd May 2021 Rev Andrew Scholes.

God’s resurrection people

Greetings to you,

So at last….. Sunday May 23rd at 10am

For many weeks we have been looking forward to this Sunday. Some of us have met Andy on zoom, many of us have listened to his recorded service a few weeks ago. Today we all have the opportunity to worship with him as he leads our worship and preaches for us.

Please pray that

Andy will know God’s guidance as he prepares his service

He will feel completely at home with us

The question time at 12 will help us understand one another well

God will guide us all as to whether it is right to take the next step together which will be to invite Andy for a ‘View Preach’ Sunday.

    PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE FOR THE 12 noon session

    By filling in the sheet or a form in church or phoning, texting or emailing Paul and Marion Jones.

    There is a limit of 50 places

    Questions for Andy to Kathryn.

    Afterwards, share your prayerful reflections and thoughts with any of the deacons. They will take your comments into account when they meet on Wednesday 2nd June. The deacons will then offer a recommendation to the church meeting. Everyone will also have the opportunity to share their responses at the Special church meeting on the 9th June 7.30pm.

    With my Christian greetings. David Spriggs

       

    Hi Everyone

    Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 23rd May 2021


    The weekly sheets are attached.

    Please look at the news sheet for information about Rev Andy Scholes's visit and the Zoom Chat in the afternoon on Sunday.

    Also lots of plants for sale!

    Bible Study sheet 62 by Derek Newbold,

    Bible Study week 62

    News Sheet:

    News Sheet 62


    There is no Powerpoint link this week.

    Junior Church will be in the JRH at 11.00am, and Rev Andy Scholes will be there.

       

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    The link to the video of the service is:

    https://youtu.be/gOJB3Eon3QI

    Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

    For the rest of the week,

    Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


    Thank you for reading this far!

    David Spriggs

       


    Service for Sunday 16th May 2021 BU Assembly

    God’s resurrection people

    Greetings to you,

    On Thursday (May 13th) we commemorated the Ascension of Jesus. A time of perplexity for the disciples as they re-adjusted to life without the physical presence of Jesus. However, they had two promises. First that they would soon receive the Holy Spirit and secondly that one day Jesus would return as sovereign.

    PLEASE EXPLORE THIS WITH DEREK’S BIBLE STUDY.

    DO JOIN US THE BAPTIST UNION ASSEMBLY SERVICE

    In our church at 10.30 (but get there for 10.20)

    Individuals can also attend the Baptist Assembly FREE

    Thursday 13th -Sunday 16th.

    - https://www.baptist.org.uk/groups/247895/The_Baptist_Assembly.aspx

    Then go to registration and individuals, and you will be sent the links to join

    Sunday May 23rd

    Andy Scholes will visit us to take our service at 10 am.

    He will then join Junior Church to meet us and answer questions Don’t forget to join in again in church at 12 noon.

    He will share his vision and we can ask him questions.

    You can send any questions for Andy to Kathryn.

    By filling in the sheet/or a form in church or phoning, texting or emailing Paul and Marion Jones

    There is a limit of 50 places

    There will be a Special Church meeting 7.30 June 9th

    With my Christian greetings. 

    David Spriggs

       

    Hi Everyone

    Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 16th May 2021


    In the News Sheet this week there is important information about the Baptist Union Assembly and the live streamed service on Sunday 16th May.

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    The YouTube link to the BU Service is

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6h5vVaPfjM

    Do also take careful note of the arrangements for Andy Scholes’s visit next Sunday; please attend both the service and the 12 noon session if you possibly can.

    Please enjoy the Bible Study by Derek on Acts 1: 1 -11 (The Ascension of Jesus)

    Bible Study sheet 61 by Derek Newbold,

    Bible Study week 61

    News Sheet:

    News Sheet 61


    There is no Powerpoint link this week.

    Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

    For the rest of the week,

    Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


    Thank you for reading this far!

    David Spriggs

        

    Service for Sunday 9th May 2021 Communion service.

    God’s resurrection people

    Greetings to you,

    Nothing can change our good news! Jesus Christ rose from the dead. It is a historical fact with eternal consequences. As we share communion together this Sunday morning, we will celebrate this and explore the Good News of RECONCILIATION – 2 Corinthians 5: 14 -21. The video of the recording will be made available as soon as possible afterwards.

    Sunday May 23rd

    We are looking forward to Andy Scholes’s visit. After leading our service and preaching at 10 am he will then join Junior Church in the JRH before returning to the church at 12 noon.

    Then, he will share his vision and we can ask him questions.

    PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE FOR THIS

    By filling in the sheet/or a form in church or phoning, texting or emailing Paul and Marion Jones

    There is a limit of 50 places

       

    BAPTIST UNION ASSEMBLY – ON LINE

    May 16th -Next Sunday’s service will be different! It will start at 10.30 (but get there for 10.20), as we join thousands of other Baptists in hundreds of churches for an Assembly Service. Individuals can also attend the Baptist Assembly FREE

    Thursday 13th -Sunday 16th.

    To discover what’s available and to join as individuals use this link - https://www.baptist.org.uk/groups/247895/The_Baptist_Assembly.aspx

    Then go to registration and individuals, and you will be sent the links to join.

    Finally

    Please collect a Christian Aid Week envelope and read the article in OUTLOOK. Envelopes will be available this Sunday.

    Many thanks for sharing God’s journey with us

    With my Christian greetings. David Spriggs

       

       

    Hi Everyone

    Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 9th May 2021

    This Sunday we focus on the Good News of Reconciliation which Jesus brings.

    The You Tube recording of the live service will be made available as soon as possible after the event.

    The News Sheet is a must this week – it contains info about exciting opportunities over the next few weeks.

    This includes the Baptist Union on Line Assembly Thursday May 13th – Sunday 16th. This is a unique opportunity.

    The link to the information page is https://www.baptist.org.uk/groups/247895/The_Baptist_Assembly.aspx

    Please find attached the weekly sheets with details of the Communion Service this Sunday in the news sheet and the power point Order of Service.

    If you are unable to join us for the live service on Sunday, we hope that you will be able to join in the communion service by following the Power Point version. Please supply your own bread and wine. We will pray for you.

    Also please read the News Sheet in order to know more about Andy Scholes's visit and how to register to attend his session (with questions) at 12 noon on Sunday 23rd May.

        

    Bible Study sheet 560 by Derek Newbold,

    Bible Study week 60

    Powerpoint for the service.

    9th May Service

        

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    Video of the Sunday service (The Good News of Reconciliation) – by David Spriggs

    The YouTube link is:-

    https://youtu.be/-jSyaLjYIxQ

       

    There is no Junior Church video this week.

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    Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

    For the rest of the week,

    Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


    Thank you for reading this far!

    David Spriggs

            

    Service for Sunday 2nd May 2021.

    God’s resurrection people

    Greetings to you,

    As we explore the Good news that the risen Jesus brings, this Sunday we focus on freedom. If possible join us for worship at 10am this Sunday. Also use Derek’s Bible Study. The video of the recording will be made available as soon as possible afterwards.

    There is a lot to look forward too – here’s some of it!

    This Sunday - Please pick up a printed copy of OUTLOOK. In there you will find an article about Christian Aid Week. Envelopes will be available this Sunday. Please give generously. The Pandemic in India reminds us of the great needs around the world.

    Next Sunday’s service includes communion

    As the church’s life reopens, please consider your part.

    We need help with extra stewards. So please consider if you can serve the church in this way. Stewards need to be available from 9.30 am Contact Kathryn Turner to offer.

    On Sunday May 16th we will be in Church joining Baptists around the country for a massive service by zoom. Service times will be different too. Individuals can also attend the Baptist Assembly FREE Thursday 13th -Sunday 16th. More details next week.

    VERY IMPORTANT NEWS

    On Sunday May 23rd Andy Scholes will be leading our service and preaching at 10 am, visiting Junior Church in JRH and then returning to the church at 12 noon. He will share his vision and we can ask him questions.

    PLAN TO BE THERE.

    My thanks to you as we continue God’s journey together

    With my Christian greetings. David Spriggs


    Hi Everyone

    Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 2nd May 2021

    This Sunday we focus on the Good News of freedom which Jesus brings

    The You Tube recording of the live service will be made available as soon as possible after the event.

    In the meantime, you can get a sneak preview of the service from the Power Point (attached)

    Even better you can prepare your heart and mind by engaging with Derek’s Bible Study (attached)

    The News Sheet is a must this week – it contains info about exciting opportunities over the next few weeks.

    This includes the Baptist Union on Line Assembly Thursday May 13th – Sunday 16th. This is a unique opportunity.

    The link to the information page is https://www.baptist.org.uk/groups/247895/The_Baptist_Assembly.aspx

      

    Bible Study sheet 59 by Derek Newbold,

    Bible Study week 59

    Powerpoint for the service.

    2nd may Service

    Video of the Sunday service (The Good News of Freedom) – by David Spriggs
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    You Tube link (TBA)

    https://youtu.be/ubiXs6P2LMA


    There is no Junior Church video this week.


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    Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.

    For the rest of the week,

    Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


    Thank you for reading this far!

    David Spriggs

          

    Service for Sunday 25th April 2021.


    God’s resurrection people

    Greetings to you,

    Being God’s resurrection people is a tremendous privilege. Of course, it means we have a hope given to us both by the words and resurrection life of Jesus that death has been defeated. When we die we will be with him to share an eternity of dynamic love.

    It also means that we are called to live NOW with ‘resurrection qualities. We are set free from sin and self-centredness and are empowered to live the Jesus way right now – we are called to live in newness of life – his life. This requires our co-operation and effort!

    It means our character can be reshaped from within and our attitudes and behaviours will change too. This will show itself in how we see and care for other people, in family, work, school, neighbours and casual meetings. It also affects our attitudes towards our church.

    As we re-open our church’s life, please consider what part you can play. Each of us has a contribution to make, by regular attendance at services, prayer, helping to steward (please contact Alan and Pauline Robinson if you can help us here – 07904 354156) , cleaning the premises and eventually serve tea and coffee, etc! Above all we need those whom God is calling to help with our children’s and youth work. This requires prioritising God’s business over our personal preferences. But that is at the heart of living as resurrection people.

    Together we can move forward to help others know this resurrection life.

    With my Christian greetings. David Spriggs

       

    Hi Everyone

    Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 25th April 2021

    The church will be open for worship on 25th April and here are some resources to help you continue in your discipleship.

    Please read the News Sheet for Sunday 25th and onwards.

    The News Sheet, Bible Study by Derek and a Power Point to guide you through the recorded service are all attached.

    Bible Study sheet 58 by Derek Newbold,

    Bible Study week 58

    Powerpoint for the service.

    25th April Service


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    Video of the Sunday service (The Good News of Peace) – by David Spriggs

    You Tube link

    https://youtu.be/TPGeqcWraZ4


    There is no Junior Church video this week.


    Time to chat – Sunday at 11.30 - 12noon.


    Joining details - ID - 814 3203 2590
    Passcode - coffee




    Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.


    For the rest of the week,

    Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


    Thank you for reading this far!

    David Spriggs

        

    Service for Sunday 18th April 2021.

    God’s resurrection people

    Greetings to you,

    Some exciting news

    On Wednesday as Youth Alpha re-started, 16 young people showed up and were keen to get involved again. We anticipate more next week. The leaders are very excited and thank you for your prayers.

    In the light of the significant growth in our children’s and young people’s work, the Church Meeting decided to appoint a part time (5 hours a week) Youth leader to work alongside Maz who will focus mainly on the children’s work (including the re-launch of Warm Welcome)

    To obtain a copy of the job description and competencies please contact Marianne Birtwistle 07927 534024; email marianne_birtwistle@sky.com

    (Closing date for applications 30th April; Interviews are scheduled for 5th May)

    This Sunday - 18th April,

    re-opening the church for worship

    10 – 10.45 am - worship in the church

    11 -12 noon Junior church together in the JRH.

    On May 23rd in the morning we expect to have Andy Scholes leading a live service. This will be followed by an opportunity for some to listen to him explain his ministry and to ask him questions.

    Please make every effort to be present for this service.

    So, lots to look forward to!

    With my Christian greetings

    David Spriggs


       

    Hi Everyone


    Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 18th April 2021

    We are opening the church for worship on 18th April and here are some resources to help you continue in your discipleship.

    Please read the News Sheet for Sunday 18th and onwards.

    The News Sheet, Bible Study by Derek and a Power Point to guide you through the recorded service are all attached.

    Bible Study sheet 57 by Derek Newbold,

    Bible Study week 57


    Bible Sheet 57 by David Spriggs,

    Bible Sheet 57

    Powerpoint for the service.

    18th April service


    The service will be led by Christine Cook and the talk is by Rev David Spriggs.

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    Sunday Talk (The Good News of Forgiveness) – by David Spriggs

    You Tube link https://youtu.be/F9gBA4B9hB0

    Video of the Sunday service 18th April 2021, Led by Christine Cook and the talk by Rev. David Spriggs.

    https://youtu.be/0RC7RzwP34M

       

    There is no Junior Church video this week.


    Time to chat – Sunday at 11.30 - 12noon.


    Joining details - ID - 814 3203 2590
    Passcode - coffee




    Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.


    For the rest of the week,

    Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


    Thank you for reading this far!

    David Spriggs

         

    Service for Sunday 11th April 2021.

    “The saints” – People with a divine purpose

    Dear Christian friends,

    Even if your Easter Eggs have all gone, please don’t despair. The good news is that Easter continues. Jesus is alive and so is his church!

    For the next few weeks we will be exploring what the “Good news” means for us and for people everywhere.

    Thank you to all those who came to church to celebrate Easter together last Sunday and made it such a wonderful service of praise.

    EASTER SUNDAY

    There were about 100 people (60 in church and 40 in the JRH), including many family groups with children. We were delighted to celebrate Christ’ resurrection with the help of a message from Andy and a great children’s video re-telling the Easter story through the eyes of three trees!

    It was also great to see one another and, where necessary, guess who was behind the mask! Next year we look forward to our breakfast and communion together!

    This Sunday (11th April) we will NOT BE OPENING

    Please let everyone you can think of know this.

    The Good News is that from the following Sunday 18th April, we will be re-opening

    10 – 10.45 am - worship in the church

    11 -12 noon Junior church together in the JRH.

    On Wednesday at 7.30pm we have our Church meeting. Anyone can join in but only members can vote. It’s a great opportunity to discover what has happened and what is being planned.

    Thank you for praying for one another.

    With my Christian greetings

    David Spriggs

       

    Hi Everyone

    Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 11th April 2021

    As we are not re-opening the church for worship until 18th April, here are some resources to help you continue in your discipleship.

    Please read the News Sheet for Sunday 18th and onwards.

    The News Sheet, Bible Study by Derek and a Power Point to guide you through the recorded service are all attached. There is also a copy of the words for the second song which was recorded by Amini and all his family, especially for us.

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    The link to the recording of Sunday’s Service is:-

    https://youtu.be/vUH3cUJTR44

    Bible Study sheet 56,

    Bible Study week 56

    Amini's song 3, Our God.

    Amini's song 3 Our God

    Powerpoint for the service.

    11th April SERVICE


    News sheet for week starting 11th April 2021.

    News Sheet 56
        

    There is no Junior Church video this week.


    Time to chat – Sunday at 11 - 11:45am


    Joining details - ID - 814 3203 2590
    Passcode - coffee




    Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to one another.


    For the rest of the week,

    Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


    Thank you for reading this far!

    David Spriggs

         

    Service for Easter Sunday 4th April 2021.

    “The saints” – People with a divine purpose
    Dear Christian friends,

    Throughout the week, Jesus was teaching and preparing his
    disciples for his death. This reaches its climax on Friday.
       

    On Good Friday at 10.30 – 11.30am
    The church will be open for private prayer.
    PLEASE, IF YOU CAN, WATCH TWO VERY MOVING
    DRAMATISATIONS OF PETER’S EXPEREINCE – denying Jesus
    then the resurrection. The link is
    https://www.biblesociety.org.u...
       

    ON SUNDAY MORNING WE MEET TO CELEBRATE THE
    RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR
    10.30 – 11.15 am
    Join us if you possibly can.
    The children’s video retelling of the story
    An Easter Greeting from ‘Andy’ – a possible new
    minister for us
    A short talk from David Spriggs
    Some great Easter songs.
    Youth Alpha is taking a break – but still pray for God to work
    in these 20 or so young lives.
    EASTER DAY – PLEASE COME TO CHURCH IF YOU CAN.
    10.30 – 11.15 AM
       

    A VERY HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL,
    David Spriggs


       

    Hi Everyone

    Welcome to our service for Easter Sunday morning 4th April 2021

    Bible Sheet – attached link Bible Sheet 55

    Bible Study - attached link Bible Study week 55

         

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    YouTube link to the video of the service.

    https://youtu.be/bSFSmPGl34o

       

    Powerpoints.

    Powerpoint for Good Friday.

    Good Friday Prayers

    Powerpoint for Easter Day.

    EASTER SERVICE

       

    Junior Church.

    Hi everyone,

       
    Time to chat – Easter Sunday at 12 noon

    Joining details - ID - 814 3203 2590
    Passcode - coffee


    Thank you for praying and for making the most of Sunday!

    For the rest of the week,

    Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


    Thank you for reading this far!

    David Spriggs

             

    Service for Sunday 28th March 2021 Palm Sunday

    “The saints” – People with a divine purpose

    Dear Christian friends,

    PALM SUNDAY AND HOLY WEEK

    We join with Christians of many denominations and all nations to focus our minds on the events which happened to Jesus during his “last week”

    On Sunday it is Palm Sunday, the day Jesus reached Jerusalem, knowing that ahead of him was crucifixion. But that day was different. Yes a day of celebration for the disciples and the crowd that greeted him so enthusiastically, as they recalled the miracles he had done, or just joined in the fun! For Jesus it was much more, he was fulfilling prophecy and establishing that his rule was one of peace and love not hate and violence.

    Jill is our preacher this Sunday and will help us explore

    this. The link to her service is

    https://youtu.be/xlgSmbmzG7s

    Throughout the week, Jesus was teaching and preparing his disciples for his death. This reaches its climax on Friday.

    On Good Friday at 10.30 – 11.30am

    The church will be open for private prayer.

    We will respond to Jesus request to ‘watch and pray with him’. This is a special time to deepen our relationship with Jesus. Come and go as you are able. We will be observing the necessary restrictions, including masks.

    Please remember the vestibule and corridor are being decorated until Thursday. If you need to enter church premises, please remember to do this through the JRH door only.

    Youth Alpha is taking a break – but still pray for God to work in these 20 or so young lives.

    EASTER DAY – PLEASE COME TO CHURCH IF YOU CAN.

    10.30 – 11.15 AM

    With my grateful thanks, David Spriggs

        

    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.

    News Sheet - attached – Please read this very carefully as it contains important information that affects us all.

    Link News Sheet 54

    Welcome to our service for Palm Sunday morning 28th March 2021.

    The Temptations of Jesus 3 - Worship Who?

    By Rev Jill Willett.

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    Video link for the service -

    https://youtu.be/xlgSmbmzG7s

    Bible Sheet – attached link Bible Sheet 54

    Bible Study - attached link Bible Study week 54

    Junior Church.

    Hi everyone,

    This week we are busy filming our Easter play, so we don’t have a Sunday school video to share with you, but I do have two videos you might like to watch if you have time.

    The first is a video I made in preparation for a teams call with Caldecote school.

    I was asked to talk for 10-15 minutes about how Christianity effects my day to day life. I enjoyed thinking about it and I thought I would ask you the same question, how does being a Christian effect your life?

    https://youtu.be/0-dM9LCejEk

    Also Jessica was asked to make a short video for her school assembly this week, on what Easter means to her. This is Jessica’s response, what does Easter mean to you?

    https://youtu.be/ZOblUFiZovQ

    Marianne.


    Time to chat – Sunday at 11am

    Joining details - ID - 814 3203 2590
    Passcode - coffee


    Thank you for praying and for making the most of Sunday!

    For the rest of the week,

    Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


    Thank you for reading this far!

    David Spriggs

          

    Service for Sunday 21st March 2021.

    “The saints” – People with a divine purpose

    Dear Christian friends,

    The course of a pandemic, like ’true love’ never runs smooth!

    Just as we were regaining confidence with the vaccine rollout going so well we hit two blips. Europe thinks it might be unsafe and the supply is being delayed. This might affect the ‘road map’! We need to pray for all involved.

    But we also need to plan. So it is our intention to have Personal prayer in the church on GOOD FRIDAY from 10.30 – 11.30 am (with a Power Point to help us pray as we think about all that happened that day) and to have a live service in the church on EASTER DAY from 10.30 am – 11.45. This will include the Easter Story video which Maz and our children are creating (not to be missed!)

    All this could change so please keep alert for updates but do plan to come. Please help us by telling your friends about this. It will be wonderful to celebrate Christ’s resurrection together.

    In the meantime we are redecorating the entrance lobby and corridor. If you need to enter church premises, please remember to do this through the JRH door only.

    The Youth Alpha continues to prosper with 17 attending this week. Please pray for Jess whose video on what Jesus means to her will be shown to the whole school next week.

    “Revenge is sweet” – but is it? Joseph’s story can help us cope with any tendency we have to want to get even with those who hurt us or those we love. https://youtu.be/3FRsm9e4BA8

    Thanks to Derek for the Bible Study; I’ve provided a Bible Sheet on revenge as well.

    With my grateful thanks, 

    David Spriggs

       

    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.

    News Sheet - attached – Please read this very carefully as it contains important information that affects us all.

    Link News Sheet 53

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    Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 21st March 2021.

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    Joseph under Pressure (temptation 3 - revenge)

    Video link for the service - https://youtu.be/3FRsm9e4BA8

    Bible Sheet (David Spriggs) – attached link Bible Sheet 53

    Bible Study (Derek Newbold) - attached link Bible Study week 53

    Time to chat – Sunday at 11am

    Joining details - ID - 814 3203 2590
    Passcode - coffee



    2021 EMBA AGM

    We all have the special opportunity to be involved in the East Midlands Baptist Association Annual General Meeting as it is being held (probably uniquely) on zoom. It takes place on Saturday 27th March. All the details are below. Pleased pray for our regional Ministers, other EMBA staff and the other churches involved.

    The 2021 EMBA AGM will be held online via Zoom on Saturday 27 March, 10am-11.30am. Everyone in the EMBA family is warmly invited to join us!

    All of the information and paperwork relating to the AGM can be found on the EMBA website here.


    2021 EMBA AGM ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION

    The Zoom meeting will be open from 9.45am to enable a prompt start at 10am.
    Details for accessing the meeting are below:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81907578158?pwd=QUdoZDBpNnM5ZHYzNDJLOWNodHlUQT09

    Meeting ID: 819 0757 8158
    Passcode: 980446

    RENAMING YOURSELF ON ZOOM
    In order that we can try and compile an accurate list of attendees at the AGM please could we ask that after entering the Zoom meeting you rename yourself using the following format:

    V Name of church First name Surname (only add V to symbolise you are a voting delegate, if applicable)

    For instructions on how to rename after entering the Zoom meeting, please click here.

    Thank you for praying and for making the most of Sunday!

    For the rest of the week,

    Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT


    Thank you for reading this far!

    David Spriggs



    Service for Sunday 14th March 2021 Communion

    “The saints” – People with a divine purpose

    Dear Christian friends,

    Thank you to all those who attended our zoom AGM and also those who voted for our Treasurer and Church Secretary.

    We are pleased to announce that Tony Richard (treasurer) and Kathryn Turner (Secretary) were elected with 100% of the poll.

    We also presented Christine Cook with a garden token, card signed by the deacons and a painting of the church by Marianne Birtwistle. We all expressed our profound gratitude to Christine. Please feel free to tell her yourself, as well.

    The transition from Christine to Kathryn will be gradual, so please send emails etc. to both for the time being.

    The Youth Alpha continues to prosper with 19 attending this week. Thank you for your prayers and to the amazing team of Maz, Scott, Moji and Denise.

    Our service explores further Joseph’s temptations. The link for the You Tube video for the service and talk is -

    https://youtu.be/DqAcRRBjrgM

    This Sunday we also have a communion service (from our own homes, of course).

    Join this at 10.30am on Sunday and stay on for the chat at 11am, or use the leaflet. We are hoping to record the zoom one and will let you know the You-Tube details later, if you prefer to ‘remember Jesus’ this way.

    For those who have the DVD’s or CD’s it will be with this week’s service.

    Thanks to Derek for the Bible Study which dovetails with the talk.

    We are planning for Good Friday and Easter Sunday – details will follow soon.

    With my thanks to you all for your prayers and support.

    David Spriggs

       

    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.


    News Sheet - attached – vital for knowing what’s going on and planning your involvement with your Christian friends at FLAB BC
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    Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 14th March 2021.

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    Joseph under Pressure (temptation 2)

    Video link for the service - https://youtu.be/DqAcRRBjrgM

    Communion Service by zoom 10.30 am (provide your own bread and wine)

    Joining Details - ID - 814 3203 2590
    Passcode – coffee

    [Also available on DVDs CDs]

    Printable leaflet for Communion - 03.14.21 COMMUNION FINAL

    Bible Study (Derek Newbold) - Bible Study week 52

    Time to chat – Sunday at 11am

    Joining details - ID - 814 3203 2590
    Passcode - coffee

    Junior Church video -

    https://youtu.be/76bc_cd0rm8

    Recording of zoom communion – 

    https://youtu.be/AUqyV9O0H9k

      

    Thank you for praying and for making the most of Sunday!

    For the rest of the week,

    Please visit our website and read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT

    David Spriggs

         

    Service for Sunday 7th March 2021.

    "THE SAINTS" - PEOPLE WITH A DEVINE PURPOSE.

    Dear Christian friends,

    I hope that like me you are looking forward to our Annual General Meeting. This will give us the opportunity to look back over the past year and reflect on all that God has been doing for us. We will, of course, take time to express our deep gratitude to God for his loving kindness during this harsh year.

    We will also take the opportunity to say thank you to those who have been working so hard to keep us on track with God. We will announce the results of the election and look at some issues for the future. Everyone is welcome!

    It may feel that it has been ‘Stay at home: Keep safe; Save the NHS’ all year and, important as this has been, we know that God has been active too. Please make joining us on Zoom a priority if you can, and if not cover our meeting with much prayer. Thank you.

    Wednesday March 10th 7.30pm Annual General Meeting.

    The details for joining will be made available later.

      

    As we journey through Lent our attention moves from Jesus to Joseph for this Sunday’s service.

    The link for the You Tube video for the service and talk is - https://youtu.be/519eLtRyxTw

    Tony Richard provides the Bible Study and I have done a Bible Sheet, looking at how our strengths can turn out to be a weak point and what we can do about this.

    These printed resources are to help us really engage with God and embed his truth into our lifestyle.

      

    The Sunday Zoom chat is running again at 11am - it’s a chance to chat and pray and is a wonderful way to build us all up.

    With my thanks to you all for your prayers and support 

    David Spriggs


    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.
      
      
    We offer you the following to help you worship God and grow in your discipleship

    News Sheet – vital for knowing what’s going on and planning your involvement with your Christian friends at FLAB BC

      

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    Welcome to our service for Sunday morning 7th March 2021.

    Joseph under Pressure (temptation1)

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    Video link for the service - https://youtu.be/519eLtRyxTw

    Bible Sheet (David Spriggs) - Bible Study 51

    Bible Study (Tony Richard) - Bible Sheet 51

      

    Please enjoy the Junior Church video and pray for God’s blessing on this aspect of our church.

    18 of our young people joined the first Youth Alpha.
      

    https://youtu.be/CPGFcSdLQQk

      

    Thank you for praying and for making the most of Sunday!

    Please join our CHAT TOGETHER, on Zoom at 11am.

      

    There are more details on the NEWS SHEET.

    For the rest of the week,

    Please read the excellent TODAYS THOUGHT.

    David Spriggs

    Service for Sunday 28th February 2021.

    “The saints - keep marching on and on!”

    Dear Christian friends,

    ‘When can we re-open the church for worship?” This is a question on some people’s lips and many people’s minds. We listened to Boris on Monday and are not really any clearer. We are waiting for BUGB guidance and also for information from the Mayor’s office. The deacons will be meeting on Monday and will be considering all the available information and local guidance. So please pray for us. This is only one of several complex issues we need to know God’s will about.

    What we do know is that we have a ‘Faithful God’. It will soon be a year since we first needed to close the church for worship. Whilst we didn’t know what lay ahead, we were needing to grapple with many unknown issues. Now we know that whatever was going to happen, God would be with us and enable us to stay together, find new ways to express our worship and grow in our discipleship. March 10th is our Annual General Meeting. We will review the ways God has led us and give him thanks. SO PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND (you don’t need to be a member). It will, inevitably be a ‘Zoom’ meeting, but plan to be there so we can celebrate God’s provision. It will be from 7.30pm. The details for joining will be made available later. 

    The link for the You Tube video of the service is

    https://youtu.be/4APHf7w4VMY

    This focuses on the second temptation as does Derek’s Bible Study; the Prayer Power Point relates to all three!

    The Zoom chat (it really is great!) at 11am has a new joining ID and Passcode.

    Have a great week – with my Christian greetings

    David Spriggs
      
      
    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.

    Welcome to the resources for Sunday 28th February.

    We are continuing our exploration of Jesus’ Temptations in Luke 4: 1 -13. This week our attention is on the second temptation – where Satan tempts Jesus to jump from the top of the temple.

    It might seem ok; hasn’t God promised to take care of us when in danger? But Jesus sees what really lies behind this!

    So please take a look at Derek’s Bible Study which has many helpful suggestions for us.

    Bible Study week 50   
       

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    The service video link is:-

    https://youtu.be/4APHf7w4VMY

       

    ​The Prayer Power Point helps us see how we can use this important passage to guide our prayers for ourselves and other people.

    PRAYING WITH THE BIBLE (week 50)

    We are grateful for all who provide us with these resources to help us to ‘Let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly’.

       

    Please join our CHAT TOGETHER, on Zoom at 11am.

    There are more details on the NEWS SHEET.

       

    Please enjoy the Junior Church video and pray for God’s blessing on this aspect of our church.

    18 of our young people joined the first Youth Alpha.

    https://youtu.be/LsGYQVTs6BE

    Service for Sunday 21st February 2021

    “The saints - keep marching on and on!”

    Dear Christian friends,

    The Letter to the Hebrews tells us that we should keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. We will be doing that for the next couple of weeks as we consider Jesus’ Temptations, as recorded in Luke 4:1 - 13. Derek’s Bible Study provides a great introduction for us. It is also important to use the Bible Sheet I have prepared alongside the recorded service – they go together.

    The link for the You Tube video is

    https://youtu.be/N_kgqs5uZO8

    We will also be keeping our ears open to hear what the Prime Minister has to say about any easing of restrictions which may mean we can start to plan to re-open the church for either Personal Prayer or worship together.

    Now that most of our older members of the congregation and also those most vulnerable have been vaccinated, I hope once we can do so, we will return in good numbers so that we can plan for the minister with whom we have been in conversations to come and lead our worship in person. This is our next step in discerning together whether God is calling him to FLAB BC

    Until then it is important that we do all we can to remain in fellowship with each other. The Sunday after church zoom chat is an important way of doing this. Everyone is invited to this at 11am.

    Meeting ID and Passcode are on the news sheet.

    With my Christian greetings

    David Spriggs


    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY for the next 4 weeks at least which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.


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    David Spriggs

    This week with pancakes now a distant memory, we start our journey with Jesus into the wilderness where he both fasted for forty days and was tempted by Satan

    The link to our service is https://youtu.be/N_kgqs5uZO8

    Please do print off (if possible) and use the Bible Sheet (attached) which is an integral part of the talk.

    The Bible sheet link:-  Bible Sheet 49

    Derek also returns to provide the Bible Study (attached). This is an insightful introduction to the talk.

    May God bless us all,

    David Spriggs

       

    Please join our CHAT TOGETHER, on Zoom at 11am.

    There are more details on the NEWS SHEET.

    Please look at the Junior Church video, the link is:

    https://youtu.be/MDrcFzDq1Is

    Thank you for joining in as much as you can

    With my warm Christian greetings to each one

    David Spriggs

       

    Service for Sunday 14th February 2021 Communion

    “The saints - keep marching on and on!”

    Dear Christian friends,

    Just before the Israelites left Egypt on their long march to freedom, God provided them with physical and spiritual nourishment in the Passover meal. Jesus did the same for his disciples as they faced the long journey through crucifixion and resurrection, in the Lord’s Supper. We still benefit from this to-day, as we seek to keep going.

    This Sunday as well as my talk which is based on Ephesians 5: 25 -33, ‘Husbands love your wife just as Christ loves the church’, we are sharing in a communion service.

    The link for the You Tube video is

    https://youtu.be/XAq6CXl_pJM

    You can join in the communion by simply using the leaflet attached with this week’s resources, or use the DVD/CD where it follows my talk, or better still join us on Sunday on Zoom at 10.30 am (the same details as for the 11am chat).

    On the recorded version Tina is helping me and on Sunday’s live zoom it’s Christine. But the biggest help comes from you!

    Please prepare and bring your bread and wine to this service.

    This week’s helpful and insightful Bible Study is provided by Roger Whittaker.

    Everyone is invited to chat together at 11am.

    Meeting ID and Passcode are on the news sheet.

    With my Christian greetings

    David Spriggs

      
      
    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY for the next 4 weeks at least which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.

    Welcome everyone to this weekend’s resources.

    This week Roger Whittaker has produced our Bible Study on Ephesians 5: 25 -33.

    David Spriggs

    This is the same passage that is the basis for my talk – not forgetting it’s Valentine’s Day!

    The link is https://youtu.be/XAq6CXl_pJM

    This also includes our COMMUNION SERVICE. Watching this is one of three ways you can join in this

    The others are – use attached LEAFLET (it is good to use this with the others too!)

    The leaflet is here: 14.02.21 COMMUNION A5

    And best of all – join the ZOOM GROUP at 10.30am on Sunday.

    The meeting ID and Passcode are on the news sheet.

    Which also takes you to our time to CHAT TOGETHER, on Zoom at 11am.

    There are more details on the NEWS SHEET.

    Please look at the family video, the link is:

    https://youtu.be/CMt7s8oZP8U

    Thank you for joining in as much as you can

    With my warm Christian greetings to each one

    David Spriggs

        

         

    Service for Sunday 7th February 2021 Jill Willett

    “The saints - keep marching on!”

    Dear Christian friends,

    If an army marches on its stomach, then God’s people march on their worship and biblical engagement!

    This Sunday Jill is leading our service and giving us the talk based on Philippians 4: 4 -20. This is a wonderful, positive passage and a real tonic for us in these long grey days of ‘lockdown’. So please do you best to benefit from it. One of the benefits of You-Tube or DVD’s is that we can watch and listen more than once.

    We are also providing another Bible Study from Derek and I am offering a Prayer Power Point which engages with links to a verse in the passage. Through praying with Bible verses we enable the Holy Spirit to release the power of God’s word into our spiritual blood stream, to give us energy and to keep us healthy. Please use these resources.

    The ‘icing on our cake’ is the opportunity to join in the zoom chat (it’s for all ages and is informal), and can really encourage us along. The Zoom meeting ID and Passcode are on the news sheet.

    Next week it’s Valentine’s Day. One way we’ll make this special is to have another communion service.

    With my prayers for you too,

    David Spriggs

       

    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY for the next 4 weeks at least which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.

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    This Sunday’s service is provided by Jill Willett. She is speaking about ‘Singing the Lord’s Song in a strange land’.

    The Bible passage is Philippians 4: 4 – 20. Here is the link to the recording.

    https://youtu.be/t97KGm6YhXw

    Please also enjoy the Bible Study by Derek Newbold and The Prayer Guide by David Spriggs. They can all enhance our experience of this great passage.

    Thank you for being part of our church

    With my Christian greetings

    David Spriggs


    The Power Point – PRAYING WITH THE BIBLE is as follows:

    PRAYING WITH THE BIBLE (week 47)

    The YouTube link to this Sundays Junior Church video is:-

    https://youtu.be/aRektxaL0kU

    You are also invited to a Zoom chat after Sunday morning’s service at 11am on Sunday. Martyn and Jill Willett will host this. It is open to all, including children and families.

    The meeting ID and passcode for this is on the news sheet.


    Service for Sunday 31st January 2021

    “The saints go marching on…”

    Dear Christian friends,

    It is good to know that many of our older congregation have now had, or are soon to have, their first Covid - 19 vaccination. Please give God the thanks for this gift which benefits not only the individuals but people around them.

    To help us keep ‘marching on’ following Jesus, make good use of Derek’s Bible Study, The ‘Praying with the Bible;’ Power Point which is much shorter this week (so give it a go, even if you don’t use it regularly) and of course our video service as we think more deeply about the love of Jesus shown in his sacrifice for us. This includes two powerful Christian songs.

    But it’s easier to march when we do it together. So, please join in the zoom chat (it’s for all ages and is informal), and can really encourage us along. The Zoom information is on the news sheet.

       
    If you, or anyone you know, would find it easier to use a DVD or CD to access our service, please let Christine Cook or myself know.

    Please keep praying for one another.

    With my prayers for you too,

    David Spriggs

      

    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY for the next 4 weeks at least which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.

    David Spriggs

    The YouTube link to this Sundays service is:-

    https://youtu.be/iSlOCxCFeIg



    The Power Point – PRAYING WITH THE BIBLE is as follows:

    PRAYING WITH THE BIBLE (week 46)

    The YouTube link to this Sundays Junior Church video is:-

    https://youtu.be/ckTAEGcJxFc

    You are also invited to a Zoom chat after Sunday morning’s service at 11am on Sunday. Martyn and Jill Willett will host this. It is open to all, including children and families.

    The meeting ID and passcode for this is on the news sheet.

    Please make good use of the News Sheet and pray for the deacons as they meet on Wednesday.

    Thank you

    David Spriggs

          

    Service for Sunday 24th January 2021.

    HERE’S OUR GOOD NEWS

    Dear Christian friends,

    Last week I mentioned a couple of new ventures. I thought you would like to know how they went.

    1) Last Sunday at 11am we re-instated coffee, biscuits and chat, as Martyn and Jill Willett hosted this on ZOOM. I think about 20 people of all ages turned up. We had a great time sharing our thoughts about Andy and his sermon and catching up with our news. Please give it a try if you can – you won’t regret it. The Zoom information, Meeting ID and Passcode, is on the news sheet.

    2) We delivered about 15 DVD’s and CD’s of Andy’s service to those people who don’t have Wi-Fi. They have been receiving in printed form the resources most of us get by email from Dawn. Thank you for your prayers. Once people got their equipment working (!) they were greatly appreciated. This means another 15 plus people can now experience worship with us again. If you, or anyone you know, could benefit from this do let Christine Cook or myself know.

    On Wednesday the deacons met and reviewed the many comments we have received from you. We were impressed by the perceptivity of your thoughts. Nearly everyone was positive about Andy as a person and his preaching. But several indicated they would value listening to him in person. So the deacons are asking Andy if he is willing to continue developing our relationship. If so we will plan for him to take a live service once we can do this with adequate numbers. Continue to pray for him and this process. We will keep you informed.

    Finally I recommend you look at the attachment about a mindfulness course run by Sue Steer, a Baptist Minister working on the new Lubbesthorpe development.

    With my prayers for you too, David Spriggs

       

    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY for the next 4 weeks at least which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.

    Attached you will find some familiar things

    The weekly News Sheet. PLEASE READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY – it has important information and provides a gateway to enable you to share in our life as fully as possible during lockdown.

    The service explores further our motto text – Love one another as I have loved you – by thinking about loving through praying.

    The You-Tube link is https://youtu.be/1kPMxySuduA

    To get the full benefit of this service please have available (printed is probably best!) The Power Point – PRAYING WITH THE BIBLE

    PRAYING WITH THE BIBLE (20)

    Derek’s Bible Study provides an excellent introduction to the key passage on which the talk and the Power Point are based - John 17: 1 – 23. The back page (produced by Pauline each week!) is a great way to use your hand to pray. So, every time you wash your hands, instead of counting to 20, why not spend that time praying, following the hints!

    We pray that God will bring his love more fully into your life and through you his love to others.

    David Spriggs

    You are also invited to a Zoom chat after Sunday morning’s service at 11am on Sunday. Martyn and Jill Willett will host this. It is open to all, including children and families.

    The meeting ID and passcode for this is on the news sheet.

       

    Service for Sunday 17th January 2021 Rev Andy Scholes

    AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS

    Dear Christian friends,

    As we are constantly challenged by images of overstretched Covid-19 wards, and very sick patients, together with dire warnings and demands that we stick to the rules rigorously – and all very necessary I’m sure – it is clear to me that additional anxiety and darkness are troubling many people. So let me bring you some good news.

    1) Beginning this Sunday at 11am onwards we are re-instating coffee, biscuits and chat. Not at church, of course, but in your own homes. Martyn and Jill Willett will be hosting this on ZOOM. It is for everyone and all ages and you can choose your own drinks and eats – although you will have to provide them yourself!! 

    The Zoom meeting ID and Passcode is on the emailed news sheet.

    2) We are intending to deliver DVD’s or CD’s to those people who don’t have wifi – that is those who each week receive in printed form the resources most of us get by email from Dawn. So a big thank you to David Sibson for producing these discs and for our loyal team who take the materials to these people. Please pray for this new venture that it will help those who haven’t been to church for many months know they are still a vital part of our church.

    3) We can all listen to Andy’s service on line. Many of you met Andy on Thursday and will be keen to hear him. We had hoped that he would preach in person, then that he would record in our church, but in the end we decided even that was too risky. So he agreed to do this from his home. We are most grateful to him. 

    The link is https://youtu.be/Bi-nJLeRt_Y

    With my heartfelt thanks to you all for your faithfulness

    David Spriggs   
       

    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY for the next 4 weeks at least which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.

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    Andy, a potential minister, who we met on zoom on Thursday evening, has recorded a service for this Sunday.

    Here is the link to his video,

      

    https://youtu.be/Bi-nJLeRt_Y

      

    You are also invited to a Zoom chat after Sunday morning’s service at 11am on Sunday. Martyn and Jill Willett will host this. It is open to all, including children and families.

    The meeting ID and passcode for this is on the news sheet.

    Also, there's exciting news from the Junior Church Team Please see the attached Document.

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    Thank you for keeping involved with one another.

         

    Service for 10th January 2021, communion.

    A NOT SO HAPPY NEW YEAR – SO LET’S PRAY!

    Dear Christian friends,

    Unfortunately, week 2 of this New Year has not brought us much good news! The new lockdown, set in all probability to continue to the end of March, seems daunting and the threat of the NHS being overwhelmed is deeply unsettling.

    So, let’s begin with the good news! I am beginning to discover some people have already had the vaccination and several others have been invited to go for theirs. So, in another 3 weeks there will be a growing number of people who have significant immunity.

    Until then, as a church and Christian community, it is important that we play our part. The Deacons have therefore taken the difficult decision that our church will be closed not only for worship but also for individual prayer for 4 weeks. We will then review the situation with the hope of opening for Individual Prayer. The BUGB have now strongly affirmed this approach.

    In the meantime, I encourage you to be patient and kind. Seek from God for new ways to fulfil Jesus command that ’we love one another’. Pray for those in authority and for all to respect the rules.

    Pray for the NHS staff that God will give them’ new strength every day.

    With my thanks to you all for your prayers and support

    David Spriggs

      

    Hi Everyone

    Very sadly in the light of the growing impact of the Coronavirus the deacons have decided we must close the church COMPLETELY for the next 4 weeks at least which means not only no worship service at 10am but also no individual prayer either. This complies with advice from the Baptist Union too.

    However, we can be together ‘in spirit and in truth’ as we share in a communion service which has been recorded. In this David explores our motto text to love one another as Jesus loves us, by looking at Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. This leads on into the communion itself. So please bring your own bread and wine to make full use of this. There is a leaflet to guide us through. You can also use this if you can’t see the recording.

    Then we have a Bible Study by Derek Newbold and a Prayer Power Point both of which help us to engage with the passage in John’s Gospel 13:1 -17 more fully.

    It is our prayer that these resources will help to nourish our faith at this testing time.

    David Spriggs

    The You Tube link for the service is https://youtu.be/q-VzufgVEpk

    This also contains some worship songs.

    Here is the communion service sheet.

    COMMUNION 10.01.21

    Thank you for keeping involved with one another


    Service for Sunday 3rd January 2021.

    A HAPPY NEW YEAR – LET’S PRAY SO!

    Dear Christian friends,

    We enter this New Year in Tier 4! Few of us regret leaving last year behind! But it has also been a year when we have experienced God’s provision and protection in so many ways. I invite you right now to pause and thank him for this.

    We are all hoping that the vaccine will change everything and that within 6 months we will be able to function more fully as the church we know and love. BUT until this happens we have a job to do – we are still called to take the Gospel into all the world and that involves Braunstone and Braunstone Town!

    Our text for the year is ‘This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you.’ But we can never forget the love Jesus has for us is the same love which he has for all the world! If we love his way we will give ourselves as he did – for the whole world. And that begins with praying for it.

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    PLEASE NOTE The length of the service is shorter to minimise any risks. If you prefer, just come for the personal prayer around 10.25 or stay for both. Heating will be left on throughout.

    When you leave please do not talk in the church or outside. When you walk home ensure that no more than 2 people are together. Thank you.

    With my thanks to you all for your prayers and support

    David Spriggs

         

    Hi Everyone

    Arrangements for Sunday worship have been altered.

    While we are permitted to be open for worship in Tier 4 just the same as we were in Tier 3, in recognition that there could be, or at least could be perceived to be, a greater risk now, we have reduced the length of time the service will take.

    But in order to make it worthwhile for those who want a bit longer we have added a Power Point for Personal Prayer after the ‘formal’ service.
          

    The details are in the news sheet above, but briefly,

    Service 10 - 10:20.

    Personal prayer 10:25 - 10:45.

       

    We have also decided to postpone the re-opening of the family (messy church) style church in the JRH.

    For those that cannot come, Derek has recorded his service in full. This is the link:

    Derek 1

    https://youtu.be/dl43f86TGEs

    ​Wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year, and praying that it won't be long before we can all meet up without restrictions.


    Thank you all for continuing to grow together in Jesus.

           

    Service for Sunday 27th December 2020.

    A NEW YEAR – WELL, ALMOST!

    Dear Christian friends,

    Many of us have faced disappointment over our Christmas arrangements because of the additional restrictions of those in Tier 4 and the truncation of the Christmas break from 5 days to just Christmas Day. But hopefully you have had some special times.

    If you weren’t able to see the production of ‘It’s a Miracle’ either at our service last week or on line, then there are some DVD’s available. Please contact Marianne Birtwistle to arrange for this.

    CHRISTMAS DAY 10 AM – Join us in the ‘Zoom Room’

    There will be no service in the church on Christmas Day. Instead we will have an informal time of worship by ZOOM.

    As well as your favourite Christmas present, please bring along your favourite Christmas verse from the Bible, or carol or poem to share with us. Feel free to wear your Christmas jumper or silly hat too!

    When you leave please do not talk in the church or outside. When you walk home ensure that no more than 2 people are together. Thank you.

    We encourage you to make a gift to BMS Disaster Recovery Fund for your Christmas Day gift – cheques to Tony Richard (Envelopes to Gift Aid your giving are available in church)

    With my thanks to you all for your prayers and support

    David Spriggs

       

    David Spriggs

    Hi Everyone

    This Sunday 27th December, the church will be open from 10:00am to 11:00am for Morning Service.

      

    You can watch David's service by following this link:-

    https://youtu.be/SWlNRcmkvvc

     

    Christmas Day Service - by Zoom.

    Please join us for our Christmas Day service, 10 - 10:30 by Zoom.

    Please see your news sheet for the Meeting ID and pass code.

    Please note Christmas day Zoom service starts at 10am (please join by 9.55 at the latest).
     

    Enjoy these Advent carols as part of your worship:-

    It came upon the midnight clear

    https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=cj1w-a-SbDI&list=RDAMVMcj1w-a-SbDI

    The first Noel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4iXatDeY7A


    Thank you all for continuing to grow together in Jesus.


    Christmas Day service - by Zoom.

    Christmas Day Service - by Zoom - Friday 25th December 2020.

    Please join us for our Christmas Day service, 10 - 10:30 by Zoom.

    Please see your news sheet for the Meeting ID and pass code.

    Led by David, Kathryn and Scott.

    Please note Christmas day Zoom service starts at 10am (please join by 9.55 at the latest).

      

       

    Christingle Service Online 24th December 2020

    Christingle Service - Online - At 4:00pm or whenever you wish.

    The Online service goes live on Christmas Eve 24th December 2020 and this is the link:-

    https://youtu.be/5CTi4eHN6So

    Christingle

    Use the contents of the Christingle Bag you collected from the church last Sunday to make your Christingles.

        

    Service for 4th Sunday in Advent 20th December 2020.

    CHRISTMAS IS COMING – DON’T MISS THE “NATIVITY”!

    Dear Christian friends

    You are warmly invited to attend the premier of FLAB BC’s special Christmas production. No, it’s not a pantomime, it’s our children’s on line virtual performance of a new presentation of the Nativity. I am told, on good authority, that this is something no one will want to miss.

    Sunday 20th December 2020

    Nativity Service time -10.00 – 11.00 am

    Please ensure you are in your seats by 9.55!

    This will be preceded by the Prayer Power Point for the 4th Sunday in Advent, which will focus on Luke’s story of the birth of Jesus as will the Bible Study prepared by Derek.

    We will light the fourth candle in the Advent Wreath.

    It will be very hard but…

    When you leave please do not talk in the church or outside. When you walk home ensure that no more than 2 people are together. Thank you.

    CHRISTMAS DAY 10 AM

    There will be no service in the church on Christmas Day. Instead we will have an informal time of worship by ZOOM.

    As well as your favourite Christmas present, please bring along your favourite Christmas verse from the Bible, or carol or poem to share with us. Feel free to wear your Christmas jumper or silly hat too!

    A big ‘thank you’ to Dawn for sending out our Christmas greetings.

    We encourage you to make a gift to BMS Disaster Recovery Fund in appreciation of this and also for your Christmas Day gift – cheques to Tony Richard (Envelopes to Gift Aid your giving are available in church)

    David Spriggs

    Hi Everyone

    Lots of attachments for this week....

    10:00am to 11:00am is our Nativity service.

    The Power Point for ‘Individual Prayer 16 Advent 4' integrates with this to enhance our worship time.

    Nativity Service.

    The children's nativity play, organised and recorded by Marianne, is available to view on the link below.

    https://youtu.be/8PiLgRuP8e0

    This is a video on YouTube, but is 'Private' and can only be viewed with this link. It will be removed in one week.   
     

    Also today, nominally at 6:30pm, is our Carols by Candlelight service
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    Please note the sheet with details of the Carols by Candlelight Service,

    the link to that is

    https://youtu.be/jzM6DN7Hm7U


    Enjoy these Advent carols as part of your worship:-

    O Little town of Bethlehem - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ppzuPARXg

    It came upon the midnight clear - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqfIjm0E1Fk


    Thank you all for continuing to grow together in Jesus.

    Service for 3rd Sunday in Advent 13th December 2020.

    David Spriggs

    CHRISTMAS IS COMING – BUT ARE YOU?

    Dear Christian friends

    As we re-open our church for services we do encourage all who can do so safely to make the effort to join us. While it is tempting to stay at home, and while we may bemoan the fact we can’t sing nor even talk on the premises (let alone have tea/coffee and mince-pies), everyone who makes the effort adds to the value of worshipping together for everyone else. But I also encourage you to come for your own sake. There is little doubt that those who come recognise the value of the opportunity to be together.

    This Sunday we have some additional features, including promotional video for our on line Christingle service and a video report from the Duprees in Albania with many of their contacts saying thank you to us. In return we want to send them a video message with our Christmas greetings.

    Maz and her team have now finished the recordings of 10 families who have put in a lot of time to make this a very special production. It will go live at our service next Sunday. This is not to be missed!

    Plan now to ensure you can be there.

    Service times -10.00 – 11.00 am

    (Preceded by the Prayer Power point)

    As you leave do not talk in the church or outside. When you walk home ensure that no more than 2 people are together. Thank you.

    We will light the third candle in the Advent Wreath.

    Alas, there is no POST BOX THIS YEAR. So send your Christmas Greetings (maximum of 20 words, please) to Dawn danddnorman@hotmail.com, and these will be compiled and sent with the weekly email for 20th December. If don’t have access to a computer please contact Jackie Moore who will collate your Christmas Greetings and pass them on to Dawn.

    We encourage you to make a gift to BMS Disaster Recovery Fund – cheques to Tony Richard

    With my thanks to you all for your prayers and support

    David Spriggs


    Hi Everyone
      

    Davids Talk ‘Mary visits Elizabeth:-      https://youtu.be/o0R35NpHzsk

    The Power Point for ‘Individual Prayer 15 Advent 3' integrates with this to enhance our worship time.

      

    Enjoy these Advent carols as part of your worship:-

      

    O Little town of Bethlehem - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ppzuPARXg

      

    It came upon the midnight clear - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqfIjm0E1Fk

       

    Thank you all for continuing to grow together in Jesus.

       

    Service for 2nd Sunday in Advent 6th December 2020.


    David Spriggs

    CHRISTMAS IS COMING – HONEST!

    Dear Christian friends,

    The Deacons wish to invite you to come back to church to ensure we prepare ourselves for the Christmas season as fully as we can.

    The Christmas tree is up and beautifully decorated (thank you Jan and Doug for doing this for 15 years and to Sue and Brian for this year.)

    The crib scene is displayed in front of the vestibule window (thank you Tina). Pray that this speaks to our community.

    ‘So all we want for Christmas’ is YOU!

    From Sunday 13th December onwards we will open for worship from 10 -11am. Please find your Christmas scarf and gloves and come along if you possibly can…..

    Especially for our Nativity video production featuring 10 of our families. The premier for this will be on 20thDecember

    BUT FOR THIS SUNDAY IT’S INDIVIDUAL PRAYER.

    Do come if you can

    10.00 – 11.00 am

    The arrangements are the same.

    As you leave do not talk in the church or outside. When you walk home ensure that no more than 2 people are together. Thank you.

    This week’s sermon is on Gabriel’s visit to Mary. It changed her life. If you watch it may change yours too. We also light the second candle in the Advent Wreath.

    Alas, there is no POST BOX THIS YEAR. So send your Christmas Greetings (maximum of 20 words, please) to Dawn danddnorman@hotmail.com, and these will be compiled and sent with the weekly email for 20th December. If don’t have access to a computer please contact Jackie Moore who will collate your Christmas Greetings and pass them on to Dawn.

    We encourage you to make a gift to BMS Disaster Recovery Fund – cheques to Tony Richard

    With my thanks to you all for your prayers and support

    David Spriggs

        
        
    Hi Everyone
       

    The sermon is Gabriel visits Mary - https://youtu.be/QJVlCMPXrcM

    The Power Point for ‘Individual Prayer 14 Advent 2' integrates with this to enhance our worship time.

    The advent carols are –

    The angel Gabriel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pliqObTHxUQ

    O Come, O come Emmanuel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01BcaggibDw


    Thank you all for continuing to grow together in Jesus.


    Service for 1st Sunday in Advent 29th November 2020.

    David Spriggs

    KEEPING IN STEP

    ? Going Round in Circles?

    Dear Christian friends,

    We now know that we are in Tier 3 – both sides of the Braunstone Lane! On Wednesday, the deacons will decide whether we should open for worship instead of ‘Individual Prayer’ and whether the Church Meeting will be on Zoom or gathered in church. We will let you know in next week’s News Sheet so please look out for this.

    THIS SUNDAY IT’S INDIVIDUAL PRAYER.

    Do come if you can

    10.00 – 11.00 am

    The arrangements are the same.

    As you leave do not talk in the church or outside. When you walk home ensure that no more than 2 people are together. Thank you.

    This week’s sermon is provided by Tony Richards, who also lights the first candle in the Advent Wreath.

    Please also make use of the ‘Individual Prayer’ Power Point attached to this email. It links with his talk on Gabriel visiting Zechariah, and is part of our worship time.

    The EMBA are also offering a gathering for Advent Prayer each week day. 

    The details are on the attached poster. I encourage you to join in and so fellowship with others in the EMBA.

    We will not be having our normal ‘Christmas card posting box’ in church.

    Instead, send your Christmas Greetings (maximum of 20 words, please) to Dawn danddnorman@hotmail.com, and these will be compiled and sent with the weekly email for 20th December. If don’t have access to a computer please contact Jackie Moore who will collate your Christmas Greetings and pass them on to Dawn. We encourage you to make a gift to BMS World Relief Fund – more details next week!

    With my thanks to you all

    David Spriggs


     

    Hi Everyone
    Tony Richards 3

    The YouTube link for Tony’s message is:-

    Gabriel visits Zechariah - https://youtu.be/V6PKLsy2rYM


    The Power Point for ‘Individual Prayer 13 Advent 1' integrates with this to enhance our worship time.

    Please feel free to choose your own songs/hymns on You Tube.

    Thank you all for continuing to grow together in Jesus.

    Service for Sunday 22nd November 2020.

    David Spriggs

    KEEPING IN STEP?

    Hopscotch

    Dear Christian friends,

    Do you ever feel that life is rather like playing hopscotch – constantly jumping around on one leg– to avoid people as they walk towards you and to understand and apply all the ‘Government Rules’ –it’s ok to land on some squares but not all of them!

    However, we are still planning to open our church for INDIVIDUAL PRAYER.

    Do come if you can

    This Sunday – November 22nd 2020

    INDIVIDUAL PRAYER – 10.00 – 11.00 am

    (Enter via the main entrance lobby into the church. Please wear a face covering, use the hand sanitiser and sit as directed)

    People are not expected to stay for the whole hour! There will be a Power Point to help you pray. As you leave do not talk in the church or outside. When you walk home ensure that no more than 2 people are together. Thank you.

    Thank you to all who took part in the EMBA day of prayer and fasting last Wednesday 15th November. The three ‘zoom’ sessions were led by 3 different ministers in very varied and creative ways. It was an excellent opportunity to be with people from across the Association. There were over 100 at the first session and probably over 80 at each of the others.

    But thank you for those who joined in using the material we sent last week. We are grateful to our Regional Ministers for their support and leadership. We are grateful to you for your encouragement, involvement and support.

    David Spriggs   

       

    Marlene 4

    Hi Everyone

    Marlene’s talk video link is https://youtu.be/1Xpdrzm1p-A

    The Power Point for ‘Individual Prayer 12' integrates with this to enhance our worship time. As does Derek’s Bible Study 36.

    Please feel free to choose your own songs/hymns on You Tube.

    Thank you all for continuing to grow together in Jesus.

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    Service for Sunday 15th November 2020.

    David Spriggs

    KEEPING IN STEP!

    Dear Christian friends,

    ‘Thank God for new technology’. There have been many times when I have thought this and many times when lots of you have said this to me. There have also been times when it hasn’t worked well, or I’ve got in a mess with it, when I have thought otherwise! We probably all have a different list of what we consider ‘modern technology’ – TV, Smart TV, phone, smart phone, laptops, tablets, google, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Zoom, Cloud storage… I’ll leave the rest to those of you who watch ‘Click’!

    It is great that we have been able to use this technology to serve God’s Kingdom purposes. It has helped us stay connected. But the jury is out as to whether anything is quite as good as face to face, and the ability to touch as well as see and hear!

    In the meantime we are still planning to open our church for INDIVIDUAL PRAYER. But we are back to the normal time for this.

    Do come if you can

    This Sunday – November 15th 2020

    INDIVIDUAL PRAYER – 10.00 – 11.00 am

    (Enter via the main entrance lobby into the church. Please wear a face covering, use the hand sanitiser and sit as directed)

    People are not expected to stay for the whole hour! There will be a Power Point to help you pray. As you leave do not talk in the church or outside. When you walk home ensure that no more than 2 people are together. Thank you.

    I also want to encourage you to take part in the EMBA day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday 15th November. Please see the separate sheet on this and for those of you who wish to fast (or even think about it) there are additional resources.

    David Spriggs

    Hi Everyone

    Here is David’s talk https://youtu.be/mMJIfo92LFc

       

    The Bible Sheet provides supplementary information for the talk.

    In place of the song choices we are including the Power Point for ‘Individual Prayer’ to enrich your worship experience. This links to the EMBA Day of Prayer and Fasting for this Wednesday – there is an attachment with details of this. There are also 2 leaflets which introduce the practice of fasting for those who wish to explore this further.

    The shorter one is by Nick Swanson (1 NS) and a study guide by David Spriggs (2 DS). To print these, select ‘print both sides/flip along short edge’ and they should be set correctly. Nick’s is a 4 page A5 leaflet, David’s is an 8 page A5 booklet.

    Here is the Individual Prayer power point:

    PERSONAL PRAYER (11) B (003)

       

    Please feel free to choose your own songs/hymns on You Tube.

    Thank you all for continuing to grow together in Jesus.

    Service for Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2020.


    David Spriggs

    2 STEPS FORWARD ONE STEP BACK?

    Dear Christian friends,

    Perhaps you feel that I am being unrealistic. Have we not gone back to square 1? I believe not. We have learnt of the goodness of God in supporting and caring for us through many months of ‘lockdown’. Yes, it is very sad that we cannot worship together and certainly all our plans for REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY have to change. But we know if we pray, care for one another and live for God we can still flourish. I believe that you will continue steadfastly in the Lord.

    So what is happening this Sunday? We are doing what we can which is to open for individual prayer and then engage with the national Remembrance Day events which can be followed on BBC 1 from 10.15 onwards on Sunday. Times will probably change for next Sunday.

    This Sunday – November 8th 2020

    INDIVIDUAL PRAYER – 9.00 – 9.45 am

    (Enter via the main entrance lobby into the church. Please wear a face covering, use the hand sanitiser and sit as directed)

    People are not expected to stay for the whole 45 minutes! There will be a Power Point to help you pray and this will relate to Remembrance Sunday. As you leave do not talk in the church or outside. When you walk home ensure that no more than 2 people are together. Thank you.

    Please pray for us as we try to work out what is best for us all in the light of the current lockdown restrictions.

    In Christian friendship,

    David Spriggs

    PS there are extra print and video resources to help us REMEMBER!

    These can be used at any time but revolve around the 11am silence.

       

    Hi Everyone

    We are sorry that we have had to change our plans for this Sunday.

    Please read the News Sheet carefully so you know what is happening. In addition to ‘Individual Prayer’ (i.e. people can come and go as they please and are not expected to stay for the 45 minutes) we are providing extra resources.

    David has recorded a short ‘Act of Remembrance service’

    – video link – https://youtu.be/wXjizJOQIvw

    As well there is a talk recorded in the church

    - video link - https://youtu.be/8CCb7DS7ay8

    For those who cannot attend the ‘Individual prayer’ a Power Point is attached which may help you to pray at home, knowing that others are using these topics too.

    PERSONAL PRAYER (Act of Remembrance)

    The recommended songs are

    O God our help in ages past

    https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=2wMrRF_2TTs&list=RDAMVM2wMrRF_2TTs

    O Lord, the clouds are gathering

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd8nkR-C8dI

    Service for Sunday 1st November 2020.

    MORE… NEXT STEPS

    Dear Christian friends,

    ‘Welcome back’

    Thank you to all who made my return to worship even better than I expected. It was great to see so many of you there and also several new families and individuals. I hear that there are some people who have been shielding etc. who now plan to join us this Sunday. I can assure you, that like me, you will be greeted with enthusiasm, and I think you’ll enjoy being ‘home’.

    CHURCH ANNIVERSARY 1st November

    This Sunday we celebrate our 369th birthday. Not our building! But the company of God’s people. In a way, not even that… we are celebrating God’s never failing goodness to us. And we are doing it ‘in style’. For the first time for many months we will celebrate ‘The Lord’s Supper’ together. Of course, it will be slightly different because of Corona Virus restrictions. We will be following Government guidelines to ensure it is safe.

    Next Week – Remembrance Day Service – 10.45 am

    A minutes silence at 11 is a bit tricky for us with our current service times. So ‘for one week only!’ We will all start BOTH services at 10.45am. If you are a family with children, we suggest you go to the JRH (our large hall). The whole service will be relayed there, so you won’t miss out. But after 11, there will be plenty of appropriate activities for the children too.

    This Sunday Worship service 10 -10.45 am

    (Enter via the main entrance lobby into the church. Please use the hand sanitiser and wear a face covering. When the church is full, then the JRH is set up for an overflow – with a comfortable chair!)

    Junior Church 11.15 -12 noon

    (Enter via the JRH from 11am onwards)

    Please join us when you can. And add to the richness of our time together for all.

    In Christian friendship,

    David Spriggs



    Hi Everyone

    Here is David's reading and talk for Sunday 1st November 2020,

    https://youtu.be/EkbuvMNQiig

    Attached is the check list we used when David preached on Ezekiel 37 – The valley of dry bones. Please print a copy and bring it with you on Sunday. I will print some extra copies one for each pew.

    Songs for this Sunday,

    When I survey the wondrous cross

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIKrcZYYjo

    And

    ‘Jesus, hope of the nations’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz-ofHZbRj0.


    Receive this blessing -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgKEokWLdA&feature=share

         

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    Service for Sunday 25th October 2020.

    NEXT STEPS

    Dear Christian friends,

    I’m looking forward to re-joining you on Sunday morning so that we can worship God together. I am delighted to hear that you have had some excellent services while I have been away. I am very grateful to Christine, Marlene and Derek for their excellent contributions.

    How are you?

    Obviously I am also looking forward to discovering how you and your family and friends have been getting on. I am aware that some of you are going through challenging and draining times and I will be in touch with you as soon as I can next week.

    Songs in worship

    Many of you will be aware that we have stopped using YouTube songs to help our worship because of copyright and performance issues. We are exploring various alternatives and for now we are using material provided by isingworship. Please pray for David Sibson as he finds out how this resource can work best for us.

    Just to remind you - this Sunday

    Worship service 10 -10.45 am

    (Enter via the main entrance lobby into the church. Please use the hand sanitiser and wear a face covering. When the church is full, then the JRH is set up for an overflow – with a comfortable chair!)

    Junior Church 11.15 -12 noon

    (Enter via the JRH from 11am onwards)

    Please note that after the church services have finished you should move away quickly from the main entrance and keep your mask on until you’re at your car or off the premises. It is safer not to chat, but remember if you are spoken to, socially distance 2 meters apart in groups of no more than 6.

    Please join us when you can. And add to the richness of our time together for all

    In Christian friendship,

    David Spriggs


    David Spriggs

    Hi Everyone

    Here is David's reading and talk for Sunday 25th October,

    https://youtu.be/GGJjQ8cre18

    Songs for this Sunday,

    O for a thousand tongues

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    All who are thirsty

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    Receive this blessing -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgKEokWLdA&feature=share

               

    Service for Sunday 18th October 2020

    MOVING ON

    Dear Christian friends,

    Derek will be taking the service this week, we look forward to hearing his message.

    David expects to be back with us for the service on 25th October.

    Please note David is currently on annual leave and consequently unavailable until October 23rd

    Please contact the Church Secretary on 0116 2898678 in case of emergencies

    STARTING UP?

    If you are hoping to restart an organisation or activity you lead for our church whether it normally operates weekly, monthly or occasionally, Please contact Christine Cook. She will then be able to provide you with the latest requirements to keep us all Covid- secure and also be able to ensure good co-ordination between groups.

    Just to remind you - this Sunday

    Worship service 10 -10.45 am

    (Enter via the main entrance lobby into the church. Please use the handsanitiser and wear a face covering. When the church is full, then the JRH is set up for an overflow.

    Junior Church 11.15 -12 noon

    (Enter via the JRH from 11am onwards)

    Please note that after the church services have finished you should move away quickly from the main entrance and keep your mask on until you’re at your car or off the premises. It is safer not to chat, but remember if you are spoken to, socially distance 2 meters apart in groups of no more than 6.

    Please join us when you can. And add to the richness of our time together for all

    In Christian friendship

    FRIAR LANE & BRAUNSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
      
      

    Hi Everyone

    Below is the YouTube link to last week's Sunday Service

    The talk by Marlene Brooker. -

    https://youtu.be/jXKqKLbnP0Q

    Songs for this Sunday,

    My Jesus my saviour -

    https://youtu.be/mqSQvoinDE4


    Mine eyes have seen the glory -

    https://youtu.be/Rj6bykzlOaM?list=RDRj6bykzlOaM

    Receive this blessing -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgKEokWLdA&feature=share

    Here is Derek's talk -

    https://youtu.be/xyY1A9JX-Fk

      

    Service for Sunday 11th October 2020.

    MOVING ON

    Dear Christian friends,

    Marlene will be taking the service this week, we look forward to hearing her message.

    Derek will be leading the service next week.

    David expects to be back with us for the 25th October service.

    Please note David is currently on annual leave and consequently unavailable until October 23rd

    Please contact the Church Secretary on 0116 2898678 in case of emergencies

    STARTING UP?

    If you are hoping to restart an organisation or activity you lead for our church whether it normally operates weekly, monthly or occasionally, Please contact Christine Cook. She will then be able to provide you with the latest requirements to keep us all Covid- secure and also be able to ensure good co-ordination between groups.

    Just to remind you - this Sunday 11th October 2020

    Worship service 10 -10.45 am

    Enter via the main entrance lobby into the church. Please use the handsanitiser and wear a face covering. When the church is full, then the JRH is set up for an overflow.

    Junior Church 11.15 -12 noon

    (Enter via the JRH from 11am onwards)

    Please join us when you can. And add to the richness of our time together for all

    In Christian friendship

    FRIAR LANE & BRAUNSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH

            

    Hi Everyone

    Below is the YouTube link to last week's Sunday Service

    The reading and talk by Christine Cook. -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP-pNJ_yDmU

        

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    Songs for this Sunday,

    Lord I lift your name on high -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVqWEtfpTgo


    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKlQpjl_oqY


    Receive this blessing -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgKEokWLdA&feature=share


    Here is Marlene's talk

    https://youtu.be/jXKqKLbnP0Q

          

         

    Service for Sunday 4th October 2020, Harvest Festival.

    MOVING ON

    Dear Christian friends,

    This Sunday Christine Cook will be leading our Harvest service. Followed by Marlene (11th) October and Derek (18th). David expects to be back with us for the 25th October service.

    Please note David is currently on annual leave and consequently unavailable until October 23rd

    Please contact the Church Secretary on 0116 2898678 in case of emergencies

    STARTING UP?

    If you are hoping to restart an organisation or activity you lead for our church whether it normally operates weekly, monthly or occasionally, Please contact Christine Cook. She will then be able to provide you with the latest requirements to keep us all Covid- secure and also be able to ensure good co-ordination between groups.

    Just to remind you - this Sunday

    Worship service 10 -10.45 am

    (Enter via the main entrance lobby into the church. Please use the handsanitiser and wear a face covering. When the church is full, then the JRH is set up for an overflow.

    Junior Church 11.15 -12 noon

    (Enter via the JRH from 11am onwards)

    Please join us when you can. And add to the richness of our time together for all

    In Christian friendship

    FRIAR LANE & BRAUNSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH

       

    Christine 1

          

    Hi Everyone

    Please look at the Harvest update for the latest information.

    Below is the YouTube link to last week's Sunday Service

    The reading and talk by Roger Whittaker.

    https://youtu.be/LxcnfczhXIY

    Songs for this Sunday,

    Lindsay's harvest medley.

    Lindsays Harvest medley

      

    How great is our God - https://youtu.be/cKLQ1td3MbE

      

    Everlasting God, Strength will rise - https://youtu.be/yubLGTOcm8c

         

    Receive this blessing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgKEokWLdA&feature=share

           

    Here is Christine's talk,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP-pNJ_yDmU

        


    Service for Sunday 27th September 2020.

    David Spriggs

    MOVING ON

    Dear Christian friends,

    Last Sunday we welcomed some different people back to our worship service and interviewed Roger Whittacker about his work as a Community Mental Health Nurse. This Sunday Roger will be preaching. Next Sunday Christine Cook will lead our Harvest service, followed by Marlene (11th) October and Derek (18th). I expect to be back with you for the 25th October.

    STARTING UP?

    If you are hoping to restart an organisation or activity you lead for our church whether it normally operates weekly, monthly or occasionally, Please contact Christine Cook. She will then be able to provide you with the latest requirements to keep us all Covid- secure and also be able to ensure good co-ordination between groups

    Time off

    I am taking the next 4 weeks off as annual leave

        

    Just to remind you - this Sunday

    Worship service 10 -10.45 am

    (Enter via the main entrance lobby into the church. Please use the handsanitiser and wear a face covering. When the church is full, then the JRH is set up for an overflow – with a comfortable chair!)

    Junior Church 11.15 -12 noon

    (Enter via the JRH from 11am onwards)

    Please join us when you can. And add to the richness of our time together for all

       

    In Christian friendship,

    David Spriggs



    Our preacher this week is Roger Whittaker.

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    Hi Everyone

    Please look at the Harvest update for the latest information.

         

    Songs for this Sunday

        

    Be still my soul (in you I rest) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq59iE3MhXM

          

    All who are thirsty - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCwDtSFMjdw     

         

    Here is the link to Roger's talk.


    Service for Sunday 20th September 2020.

    David Spriggs

    EVERYONE COUNTS

    Dear Christian friends,

    Last Sunday was very special as we had 40 people in the first service and about 30 children and adults for the junior Church in the JRH afterwards. It is also good to learn that more people are planning to come back to our services. Everyone matters and everyone contributes to our sense of worship together. This week I will be interviewing Roger Whittacker about his ‘day job’. Roger is one of our great preaching team and he will be preaching next Sunday.

    Giving

    We are very grateful to all who have continued their giving to our church. Although we are not allowed to take up our offering in the normal way, people can place money in the box as they enter the church. So if you have been saving up for the last 6 months, maybe now is the time to bring in your gift. Alternatively you can send a cheque to our treasurer, Tony Richard at 104 Kingsway, Braunstone Town, LE3 3EH, 07701 019941

    Just to remind you - this Sunday

    Worship service 10 -10.45 am

    (Enter via the main entrance lobby into the church. When this is full, then the JRH is set up for an overflow – with a comfortable chair!)

    Junior Church 11.15 -12 noon

    (Enter via the JRH from 11am onwards)

    So please join us if you possibly can.

    Each one multiplies the value of our time together for all

    In Christian friendship,

    David Spriggs

          

    HI Everyone

    Please have a look at the HARVEST 2020 UPDATE attachment, there's lots of important information.

    David’s Talk

    A very strange Tale - https://youtu.be/jGMlhhXJ5Wk

    Song videos

    Men of faith -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Gia04IR6A

    Jesus put this song into our hearts -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w_QwKAdd8A

    UK BLESSING -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgKEokWLdA&feature=share

    Watch Roger's interview and David's talk recorded in the church on Sunday.

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    Service for Sunday 13th September 2020.

    David Spriggs

    WHAT’S STOPPING YOU?

    Dear Christian friends,

    The latest Government announcement about the ‘Rule of 6’ might seem to imply that from Monday onwards we can’t hold our worship services again. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact ‘Boris’ specifically said

    “Places of worship are NOT included in this limit of 6 people.”

    We are able to welcome as many people as we can, following social distancing and all the other Covid-secure guidance.

    We are however starting a new pattern for Sundays which requires those of us who come to the main (adult) service to arrive a little earlier. This is because we are now starting our children’s and young people’s Sunday work again. This is both a vital and exciting new step. So here is the programme.

    Sunday 13th September

    Worship service 10 -10.45 am

    (Enter via the main entrance lobby into the church. When this is full, then the JRH is set up for an overflow – with a comfortable chair!)

    Junior Church 11.15 -12 noon

    (Enter via the JRH from 11am onwards)

    So please join us, unless you have a reason not to do so.

    Each one multiplies the value of our time together for all

    In Christian friendship,

    David Spriggs


    Hi Everyone

    This week, as we restart the children’s and young people’s Sunday ministry, the ‘Family Page’ on the Bible Sheet is changing.

    The content will relate to their work and not the adult service talk. Please use this to stimulate your prayers. But you are free to enjoy it and benefit from it too! This page is also available in A4 format.

    David’s Talk

    A Tale of Two Houses - https://youtu.be/rrwjuSTACkc

       

    Song Choice:

       

    I have heard so many songs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovIaa-lmSeg

    Jesus shall take the highest honour -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv33W6W_ssw

    In Christ Alone -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCeSOY5tisI



    Service for Sunday 6th September 2020.

    David Spriggs

    DO JOIN US

    Dear Christian friends,

    It was great to welcome even more people to our second Sunday morning service.

    We heard Marlene’s story of her appointment as the Family Worker at Canley Community Church, Coventry and God’s remarkable provision of a fully furnished house for her to live in for the next few months. Maz and I (supported by everyone there) prayed for her and her new work for God.

    And this Sunday?

    This coming Sunday the pattern is the same

    10 -10.30am - Personal Prayer

    10.30 -11am - Sunday Worship together

    Let me re-assure you- there is still plenty of room for YOU!

    And when the church is full (with social distancing applied) the JRH is all set up for extra people – and there you get a comfortable seat!

    We are growing in numbers and confidence in our worship, honouring God with the songs we share, our prayers, and growing in understanding the Bible’s message for our lives to-day. It is just a joy to see people and chat together afterwards – outside, of course! So, please come to God’s party if you are able.

    From next Sunday onwards we expect that worship will be from 10 -10.45 am

    In Christian friendship,

    David Spriggs


    Do look at the leaflet about our Harvest arrangements and print a copy to give to a friend’

    David’s video talk

    The Great banquet – Unexpected guests –

    https://youtu.be/6y3VvWxDIOI


    Song choice:-

    Great is Thy faithfulness

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgkRZm_wMRw

    Only by grace can we enter

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdcW9G9Fovs

    I have heard so many songs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovIaa-lmSeg

    Service for Sunday 30th August 2020.

    David Spriggs

    WELCOME BACK!

    Dear Christian friends,

    It was great to welcome 27 people last Sunday to our first service of worship since 15th March

    Everything worked very well – all the social distancing measures and Covid-secure practices enabled us to feel safe.

    Everyone behaved very well!

    And, as far as I can discern people felt the worship was worthwhile and the opportunity to talk outside afterwards helped us to feel life was beginning to return to normal. It is just a joy to see people and chat together (social distancing, of course). So why not come along

    This coming Sunday the pattern is the same

    From 10 -10.30am - Personal Prayer

    From 10.30 -11am - Sunday Worship together

    (The Parables of the lost coin and the lost sheep:

    God’s surprising Kingdom -The cost to God)

    We will also find out what Marlene Brooker is going to be doing next!

    Do join us if it’s safe for you to do so, at 10.30am this Sunday. If you came last week and found it helpful, please encourage others.

    As with the lost sheep, we are incomplete without you.

    Please note that there won’t be any provision for separate children’s activities. This will need to wait until the children have re-started school (Please do pray for our children, parents and teachers). So our aim is to do this by 13th September. More details soon

    In Christian friendship,

    David Spriggs


    David’s Video Talk

    Hello everyone,

    Here are the resources for this weekend. I hope you enjoy exploring them, using them and sharing them with your friends and family. They focus on the Parables of the lost coin and the lost sheep. These highlight for us the depth and breadth of God’s love for everyone.

    The video talk is

    “The cost to God”

    Luke 15: 1 – 10

    https://youtu.be/e2G2Wk7Vtb8

    The song choice is


    Great is Thy faithfulness

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgkRZm_wMRw


    Amazing grace

    https://youtu.be/znFNPv9ugCA


    Thank you for your faithfulness to God and commitment to our church.

    David Spriggs

        

    Service for Sunday 23rd August 2020.


    David SpriggsCOME BACK!

    Dear Christian friends,

    YES, Friar Lane and Braunstone Baptist Church is on the way back, as we take another significant step towards ‘normality’. This Sunday we are re-opening for a time of worship together.

    From 10 -10.30am - Personal Prayer

    From 10.30 -11am - Sunday Worship together

    So our appeal to you is, if you possibly can, and if it’s safe for you to do so, please join us at 10.30am on Sunday 23rd August.

    We can’t make a come-back without YOU

    Please note that there won’t be any provision for separate children’s activities. This will need to wait until the children have re-started school. So our aim is to do this by 13th September. More details soon

    Because we are complying with all the government guidance (to ensure we have a safe environment for everyone)

    Please read the notices and comply with them

    Please sanitise your hands as you enter, and sit where it indicates it is safe to do so.

    Please wear some kind of face-covering unless you have a medical reason for not doing so.

      We can’t wait to welcome you back

      Equally we want to welcome new people

      That’s why we are getting ready to run the on line Alpha course which Jill and Martyn will be running in September. So keep on praying and be prepared to invite your friends and family to join it in a couple of weeks’ time. God wants to welcome everyone back!

      In Christian friendship,

      David Spriggs



      David’s Video Talk

      “Can you afford it?” (Luke 14:25 -33)

      https://youtu.be/D8fKjM9B1xY

      Songs


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVOZBANNRCk

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuudVoMyZyE

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svgHDdzP5xY  

            

      Service for Sunday 16th August 2020.


      David Spriggs

      Dear Christian Friends

      Buried Treasure – Holiday Bible Club? But have you found it yet?

      OK the secrets out now! We all know where the treasure is…

      On Monday over 90 Boxes full of treasure were handed to families and all through this week children and parents have been busy making bread, producing ‘Pirate wear’ and many other things.

      The children have also been very busy showing us just how much they have enjoyed this week’s activities.

      Please go to our website - Find ‘Menu’ and click ‘Bible Club’. Then open each day’s section, scroll down and you’ll see some wonderful pictures. Some children you’ll recognise and some you won’t. They seem to have found their treasure – and this archive becomes our treasure too.

      It has been a lot of fun. Amy and Barbara assisted by Maz and Jess have introduced each day’s topics and the normal HBC songs are there to enjoy as well. Each day there has also been a Bible story told in cartoon form. Let’s not forget what it’s really all about – helping people young and old discover Jesus. You can also enjoy sharing in some of their fun with our on line video

      Update of the Bible Club - https://youtu.be/bBZu92xTlcs

      And a family version of my talk -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBknlhFJRyY&feature=youtu.be

      OR track them down on the website.

      Adult version - https://youtu.be/6dBMSaFm6vM

      Each HBC pack also contained an invitation to sign up for the on line Alpha course which Jill and Martyn will be running in September. Now we need to pray that children and families will discover the real treasure for themselves.

      This Sunday we are again opening the church (and the Wednesday following) for Private Prayer only 10 – 11am. Please come along if you can. It is a wonderful thing to do! Of course we can pray ‘just as well in or own homes or walking in the park’ BUT there is still something special about being in the church which holds so many memories and rich experiences for us and being with some of the people who have helped us along on our Christian journey.

      Please be prepared to use hand sanitiser, wear a mask

      and have your attendance noted.

      But please do come, it will help us all get ready for a return to corporate worship. Afterwards, loiter in the new prayer garden!

      In Christian friendship,

      David Spriggs


      Update of the Holiday Bible Club

      https://youtu.be/bBZu92xTlcs

      And a family version of my talk

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBknlhFJRyY&feature=youtu.be

      OR track them down on the website.

      Adult version - https://youtu.be/6dBMSaFm6vM

      This week enjoy the Holiday Bible Club song. Find it on our website

      https://braunstonebaptistchurch.com

      Service for Sunday 9th August 2020.


      David SpriggsDear Christian Friends

      IT’S COMING ALONG…..

      At last… we can start to reopen the church not only for Private Prayer but also for Public Worship.

      We intend to do this in easy steps. For the first 2 Sundays (and Wednesday 19th August following) we will open the Church for Private Prayer only.

      We have found that this is a good way to encourage people to return into the church building and to discover, firstly that it is really a safe place with all the Covid 19 measures in place. Then secondly that it is a wonderful thing to do! Of course we can pray ‘just as well in or own homes or walking in the park’ BUT there is still something special about being in the church which holds so many memories and rich experiences for us and being with some of the people who have helped us along on our Christian journey.

      Please be prepared to use hand sanitiser, wear a mask and have your attendance noted.

      But please do come, it will help us all get ready for a return to corporate worship. Then loiter in the new prayer garden!   Time, 10.00am to 11.00am.

      IT’S COMING ALONG…..

      Our very own Virtual Holiday Bible Club starts on Monday

      Thanks to the vision and energy of Maz, Amy, Barbara and Jessica, plus many other volunteers we have our own unique videos (one for each day) plus Scripture Union videos available via the web-site.

      On Monday we expect lots of families to collect their activity pack for the week. All of this relates to the Landlubbers HBC.

      Then we have a treat for everyone, as our video for next Sunday will contain songs and photos and videos of some of the things the children have been involved in plus a short talk from me on ‘buried treasure’.

      IT’S COMING ALONG…..

      This week we start a new series on ‘Surprizes in God’s kingdom’

      The topic is ‘The Small Stuff’ and the link is

      The small stuff! - https://youtu.be/sygFNJsZ3m4

      IT’S COMING ALONG…..

      Soon we will be running our own online Alpha course, starting in September. This is thanks to Jill and Martyn Willett, so watch out. They will need lots of people to help them and all of us to pray. So start now, please! Continue to pray for your family and neighbours so they will be ready to meet with Jesus through Alpha.

      In Christian friendship,

      David Spriggs

      GOD’S NEW NORMAL – WEEK 6

      David's talk - God’s surprising Kingdom 1 – The small stuff!

      https://youtu.be/sygFNJsZ3m4

      The song choice is

      Seek ye first the Kingdom of God

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1Y8Naj3RFk

      The mustard seed song

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sphlYPgoqg

      ( I hope you all enjoy this, although it is especially suitable for families!)

         

      Service for Sunday 2nd August 2020


      David Spriggs

      Dear Christian Friends

      And now for the good news!!

      This week’s video talk focuses on God’s new Normal of FREEDOM!

      At the moment we can spend a lot of time trying to work out what we are and are not free to do!

      Many people eagerly booked and set off on their summer holidays, as they felt they were now free to travel (even though they would have to wear masks!). They needed a change of scenery and the stimulation which they expected that would bring them. Then, with little warning, they were told when they came back they would lose many of the freedoms they were getting used to – going out, meeting up with friends, even going to work – because they had to quarantine for 14 days on their return from Spain.

      We notice when we lose our freedoms. But we also notice when we are given them back. Jesus came to give us back our full humanity. To set us free from the many layers of restrictions that Satan has imposed on us. At the heart of this is our freedom to know and belong to God, and also to be set free from self-centredness. That is why Jesus died and rose again. But we need to grow into our Christian freedoms and that isn’t always easy. It’s a bit like playing snakes and ladders! This week’s video explores this gift of Freedom

      Video - Exploring freedom https://youtu.be/4X2cMUwTXF8

      FREEDOM FOR THE GOSPEL

      One way Paul talks about freedom is to liken it to an open door through which he can go. Today we can rejoice with Marlene Brooker that God has opened a door for her. We congratulate her on her appointment as the Community Worker (part time) at Canley Community Church in Coventry. We are sorry that this means we will see less of her but praise God for setting her free to use her gifts in this new context. She expects to start sometime in September.

      FREEDEOM TO REOPEN OUR CHURCH?

      As of Friday morning, it seems that we will now be able to start the process of re-opening our church. First for private prayer then for gathered worship. The deacons will discuss this on Monday. So please watch out for further information.

      AND PRAY FOR HELPFUL DECISIONS AND A GOOD RESPONSE.

      In Christian friendship,

      David Spriggs


      GOD’S NEW NORMAL – WEEK 5

      David’s talkExploring freedom

      https://youtu.be/4X2cMUwTXF8

      SONG CHOICE

      Jesus we celebrate your victory

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nug_dP8ubJ0

      And can it be

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t66l03XmQI

      Service for Sunday 26th July 2020.


      David Spriggs

      Dear Christian Friends

      Is the church divided?

      We have all played our part in keeping the church together as we have prayed for one another, kept in touch with one another by emails, texts, phone calls and conversations in gardens and at doors.

      Now we find ourselves as a community that is divided!

      One half is ‘out of lockdown’ those who live in Braunstone Town, Leicester Forest East, Thorpe Astley, Kirby Muxloe, etc. While those living within the City boundaries remain ‘locked down’.

      One way this impacts us is that while we could, in theory, re-open the church for private prayer, most of those who would do the opening and supervise attendance live outside the lockdown area and so cannot go to the church!

      Some can go away on their long awaited holidays and others cannot travel outside the city limits and should stay at home apart from exercise and essential shopping.

      SO – is the church divided?

      Maybe by government decrees but not, I believe, in deeper ways. However, I would encourage you to ‘bear one another’s burdens’. Be intentional in doing all you can to legally ‘cross the divide’. Please remember in your prayers those who are in a different ‘lockdown’ regime to yourselves. And if you can, find other ways to show your commitment to each other.

      LOVE REALLY MATTERS

      When the church is threatened by divisions, however they come about, focusing on and showing love to one another is crucially important. So it was that Jesus, knowing that his disciples would soon be scattered, shows then what love means and encourages them to follow his example. That is why Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, where he appeals for unity, also emphasizes the deep and wide significance of love. This is why it is so appropriate that this week, as we think together about God’s New Normal, we focus on the value of Christian love. So I commend wholeheartedly to you our Bible Sheet and Bible Study (by Derek), together with our video talk and the songs.

      Here is the link for the talk.

      https://youtu.be/CLznbBVAMtY

      But don’t let our love be only a matter of words!

      In Christian friendship,

      David Spriggs


      GOD’S NEW NORMAL – WEEK 4

      David’s talkRooted in Love.

      https://youtu.be/CLznbBVAMtY

      SONG CHOICE

      Here is love vast as the ocean -

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUrRHUf2b0

      Let there be love shared among us –

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mvs6rMJuwc

         

      Service for Sunday 19th July 2020, Communion service by Zoom.


      David Spriggs

      Dear Christian Friends

      This Sunday I am inviting you to take part in our communion service.

      It will start on ZOOM at 10am, so please join around 9.50am so we can all be ready to start on time. Towards the end of the service we will have a short time in breakout groups so we can chat to a few people, as we would do at the end of our service in church.

      Some of you won’t be able to join on ZOOM, but we intend to record the service and make it available via You Tube as soon as possible – so look out for the link which will be emailed to you as soon as we can.

      Others won’t be able to do this, but we still invite you to be part of our shared communion experience. You can do this through the Communion Leaflet and also use the Bible Sheet I have prepared on Psalm 42. The Psalmist is ‘locked down’ and missing his normal worship. So he expresses his deep longing for God. To go with this there is a video talk which you can watch whenever you like.

      https://youtu.be/9WI3pr4vQuo

      As you will now be aware, the general lockdown for most of Leicester remains much the same. This is a great disappointment to many for all kinds of reasons. As far as I know, this means that we are still prohibited from opening our church for Private Prayer. This makes the new ‘Prayer Garden’ even more important and significant. If you are in the vicinity of the church and can legitimately spend a few minutes exploring it and praying in it please do so. The more of us who spend time there, the more it will also encourage all kinds of people in our community to pause for quiet, reflection and meditation. My prayer for this special space is that, as with Mary in the garden tomb on the resurrection morning, some will hear Jesus call them by name and discover there is a risen Saviour who cares about them.

      I also encourage you to pray for one another and, however you can, support each other through this draining time. Every life matters to God and I know we all matter to each other. Thank you for all you are doing.

      In Christian friendship

      David Spriggs


      GOD’S NEW NORMAL – WEEK 3

      David’s talkLonging for God

      Reflections on Psalm 42- 

      https://youtu.be/9WI3pr4vQuo


      SONG CHOICE

      All who are thirsty-

      https://youtu.be/coWRDjX02pU

      As the deer -

      https://youtu.be/zrCT90eSjVY

      Is he worthy?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIahc83Kvp4

      Here are the links to today’s zoom Communion Service.


      Part 1 - https://youtu.be/x73q5MeecqA

      Part 2 - https://youtu.be/4p0jf3DXCZk

      Zoom online service 19 07 2020

      Service for Sunday 12th July 2020.


      David Spriggs

      Dear Christian Friends

      I know how hard the return to a more stringent lockdown has impacted many of you. While some are quite stoical and resigned, and others recognize that it is a necessary measure to protect people’s health and life, many of us are finding it depressing and draining.

      All of these responses are understandable. So please go on phoning and keeping in touch with each other. Please avoid judging others if their response is different to yours. And if you are able pray for one another over the phone or on the door step. If you are uncomfortable with these approaches, then I encourage you to pray when you are home again.

      It is equally important and significant that we pray for our neighbours, friends and family. They too will experience the same range of responses, but without the potent resources we have in God. So let’s seek to help them and if possible, offer to pray for them.

      This brings me to the topic for our service this weekend.

      How we can overflow with hope!

      This is the second in our series on ‘God’s New Normal’

      As Christians we inhabit a different world because the life, death and resurrection of Jesus have changed everything and we are called to behave differently. Here’s the video link for you.

      Overflowing with hope

      https://youtu.be/0JF1rX6KRi8

      In case you weren’t at the Zoom Church meeting, let me mention 2 other significant developments which are underway. First Maz is working on providing a ‘Prayer Garden’, a special part of our grounds which will be open to the community all the time for quiet, reflection and meditation. There will be various ‘artefacts’ to help people along. Secondly Jill and Martyn are planning to run an Alpha course on line. This will start early September. They will need help. But for now keep praying for your contacts and share your story as God’s Harvesters.

      In Christian friendship

      David Spriggs


      David's talk.

      GOD’S NEW NORMAL – WEEK 2

      Overflowing with hope

      https://youtu.be/0JF1rX6KRi8

      SONG CHOICE

      Oceans

      https://youtu.be/6GGFb6LcX3U

      My hope is built on nothing less

      https://youtu.be/DWdNgXSd46Y


      Service for Sunday 5th July 2020.

      David Spriggs

      Dear Christian Friends

      Will he? Won’t he?

      Well our Prime Minister DID.

      Then he changed his mind about Leicester plus so we are back to full lockdown.

      Like you, I’m sure, I find this very sad but try and consider that it is all being done to keep us as safe as possible. So this means not only that we cannot open for worship but neither can we open for private, personal prayer.

      Please however, do not let this stop you praying, or indeed, worshipping God. Let us pray for ourselves and our communities that we may have the composure and perseverance to continue to bear a good witness for Jesus

      We are not restricted to buildings; we have open access to God through Jesus at any time and in any place. We are assured that with God we will find grace and mercy to help us in our time of need.

      And so to the future!

      The potential minister is still content to wait until we can return to something like our normal services and meet him and his wife.

      So please thank God for his helpful attitude. It will, inevitably be several weeks before we can re-arrange the ‘View Preach’.

      As for the more immediate future – our worship this weekend –

      I am starting a short series about ‘The New Normal’ not the one we are heading for as lockdown eases, but the one we are already living in.

      ‘God’s New Normal’

      As Christians we inhabit a different world because the life, death and resurrection of Jesus have changed everything and we are called to behave differently. We begin with how we can live ‘Beyond Anxiety’. Please pray that this will be helpful to many in our fellowship but also way beyond. Many of us are now struggling with the atmosphere of anxiety and it affects us all. But we can be different with God’s help.

      Beyond Anxiety – https://youtu.be/dBzYAifnfh8

      Please keep praying for your friends, family and contacts and re-visit Jill’s course to help us witness for Jesus.

      David Spriggs

      David's talk.

      GOD’S NEW NORMAL – WEEK 1

      Beyond Anxiety - https://youtu.be/dBzYAifnfh8

      SONG CHOICE

      All who are thirsty - https://youtu.be/jrnvSf2dX1

      You are my hiding place - https://youtu.be/RrlC55UP5iE


      Service for Sunday 28th June 2020.

      David Spriggs

      Dear Christian Friends

      Will he? Won’t he?

      Well our Prime Minister DID. He said we can open our churches for worship after 4th July!

      Will we? Won’t we?

      The Deacons will decide at our meeting on Wednesday when we will open for worship.

      The church is Covid-secure-ready and risk assessments are in place. So you can have confidence to return as soon as you are allowed by the Government and feel ready to come back – once we are open.

      Until then you can come for private, personal prayer.

      This Sunday and Wednesday at 10.30 - 11.30am.

      Those who came last week found it moving and helpful to be there. It will be great if you can come (or come again!) and pray and help prepare our church and yourselves for the next phase of our life together.

      Do come if you can.

      Amazingly we are coming to the end of Jill’s course to help us in our witnessing. The video links are

      God’s Harvesters 4 – https://youtu.be/V-i2L550q-8

      Repent – https://youtu.be/89CSuadZtek

      We owe Jill grateful thanks; the best way to show this is to really get involved with her videos and leaflets (you can watch them again!)

      Then Saturday is our prayer day.

      Prayer is a key way in which we express the truth that our faith is in God and not ourselves. More details are in the Prayer Day leaflet. Don’t forget to let me know if you have a prayer garden party or phone a friend for prayer.

      So there is a lot to be excited about and we are thankful to God for his leading.

      Thank you for being part of our church’s life

      David Spriggs


      Jill's "God's Harvesters" course video, week 4.

      God's Harvesters course week 4 - https://youtu.be/V-i2L550q-8

      David’s talk on ‘repentance’ - https://youtu.be/89CSuadZtek

      Songs,

      All I once held dear - https://youtu.be/oxpPIa-BskY

      Good, good father - https://youtu.be/-ak0OoFBw3c


      Service for Sunday 21st June 2020.


      David SpriggsDear Christian Friends

      Welcome to week 14 of our lockdown news sheet!

      It’s a very special week! Why?

      Because we have been taping off alternate pews, marking 2 metres on the floor and putting up ‘social distancing signs’.

      YES – things are beginning to move.

      So this week you are welcome to come to FLAB BC for private, personal prayer. This starts on Sunday at 10.30 -11.30am.

      Of course you can come and go as you please. It’s not an hour’s service!!! It will be great if you can come and pray and prepare our church for the next phase of our life together.

      Do come if you can.

      But it is equally important that we prepare ourselves to be God’s witnesses. So please avail yourself of Jill’s video and or sheet.

      Week 3 of God’s Harvesters course.

      We want to be ready to share something of our faith with those who may just now be starting on a journey to discover Jesus.

      This week is about seeing what God’s story is (week 1 was other people’s story – listening and praying; week 2 was seeing how our story can help).

      My short video supports Jill’s focus. Paul’s talk to the people of Athens provides helpful clues for our context. The Bible Study by Derek adds to this. The video links are

      God’s Harvesters 3 – https://youtu.be/_pQey6R2mfI

      Connecting people to God - https://youtu.be/PhVG-1ePAnU

      Please can you also be planning to be part of our church Prayer Day next Saturday.

      Thank you for being part of our church’s life

      David Spriggs


      Jill's "God's Harvesters" course video, week 3.

      God's Harvesters 3 - https://youtu.be/_pQey6R2mfI

      Connecting People to God - https://youtu.be/PhVG-1ePAnU

      Songs,

      For our choice click on the links below

      Our Father https://youtu.be/ajMqhFz3FIk

      Please note - There is another song as an intro to David's video plus Braunstone pictures - Do take a look.


      Service for Sunday 14th June 2020.

      David Spriggs

      Dear Christian Friends

      Welcome to week 13 of our lockdown news sheet!

      We have all had many different experiences and are getting used to many new aspects of our present situation. We have learnt of friends and colleagues who have been ill with Covid 19, and some of us unfortunately, have experienced bereavement.

      This makes us all think differently about life. The same is true for many of our family members and neighbours, who may not be Christians. That’s why Jill’s course is such a gift to us.

      If you haven’t looked at last week’s material, please do so and also ensure that you make the best possible use both of the video, if you can, and of Jill’s Leaflet for week 2 of God’s Harvesters. This is God’s provision to help us to be prepared to share something of our faith to those who may just now be starting on a journey to discover Jesus. This will help us to help others discover Jesus.

      This week is about seeing how our experience of Jesus can be helpful to others. We may feel it’s not dramatic like Paul’s conversion, but we have something unique that can help others – it’s our witness.

      Also listen to the YouTube songs.

      These two old favourites are telling the authors’ stories of what they have discovered about Jesus in their lives.

      My short video supports this. We explore the experience of the man who was blind. You can read the story in John chapter 9. The Bible sheet delves into this too

      The video links are

      God’s Harvesters  - see below.

      The blind man’s story - see below.

      ‘Share Jesus’ as our mission statement commits us to do.

      Thank you for moving forward together.

      David Spriggs

      Jill's "God's Harvesters" course video, week 2.

      Our story - https://youtu.be/-dlC-NXrRDY

      David's talk:

      The blind man - https://youtu.be/XyQDheLjsBM

      Songs

      Amazing grace - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MZgXXUW08Q

      What a friend we have in Jesus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XRmGEbH0qs


      Service for Sunday 7th June 2020, Communion service by Zoom.

      This morning we had a personal and moving communion service by zoom.

      Here is the link to the youtube video:  https://youtu.be/1Ft8ucdiJSU

      07 06 2020 zoom service 3

      Service for Sunday 7th June 2020, Communion service.

      David Spriggs

      Dear Christian Friends

      Pentecost got people talking! This provided the apostles and the other 100 plus disciples with opportunities to share their faith with a new found confidence. They were empowered by the Holy Spirit. We recognise that we are likely to have more opportunities to share our faith with all the issues that the pandemic has raised for people, as they have sensed their own vulnerability, been immersed in suffering, coped with anxiety or experienced kindness and the beauty of nature with a new intensity.

      We too have God’s Spirit to help us.

      That’s why we are starting this short course, prepared by Jill Willett, especially for us. Over the next 4 weeks there will be a video and a Work Sheet to help us help others discover Jesus.

      It is called God’s Harvesters and it starts NOW.

      Each week I will offer some biblical reflections on a short video to support this. Alternate weeks there will be either a Bible Study (from Derek) or a Bible Sheet (from me).

      This week is our Zoom Communion service at 10 am on Sunday. Many people joined this and found it very helpful, even moving, last month. So please do join us if you have zoom, or be involved by using the Communion Sheet which is attached to the email or watch the Zoom Communion which will be available as a video as soon as we can upload it and get the link to you. Through communion we also are ‘Proclaiming Jesus’, to ourselves; it can deepen our faith and give us confidence, as will the course. But we are also proclaiming our faith to God and other people.

      I’m really excited by this new venture. But it will be far more effective if YOU get fully involved. This is to help us ‘Share Jesus’ as our mission statement commits us to do.

      Thank you for moving forward together.

      David Spriggs

      Communion Service by Zoom - Sunday 7th June 10am.

      Please see your emails for the link and password.

      David’s talk - https://youtu.be/lhX5UmZV_pY

      Service sheets: 06.07 COMMUNION

      Songs

      Holy Spirit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDYjn-YdnD4

      Power of your love https://youtu.be/Ga6Qtxzd6vk

      Knowing you Jesus https://youtu.be/pTTlSx6zXio

      Jill's GOD's Harvesters course, click on the "GOD's Harvesters" tab at the top of the page.


      Service for Sunday 31st May 2020, Pentecost.

      David Spriggs

      Dear Christian Friends

      This Sunday it is Pentecost. The special Sunday when we remember that the promise of Jesus to send the Holy Spirit, his ‘alter ego’, was fulfilled. Acts chapter 2 tells us of this momentous day. Some call it the ‘Birthday of the church’; I see it as the church launched into mission. A mission we are still continuing. To bring the Good News of God’s redemptive love to every corner of the world. Our two videos reflect this.

      Part 1 Pentecost – what happened NEXT?

      https://youtu.be/gkaCXvlkzjI

      Here are songs you may like to listen to:

      https://youtu.be/ktsPuZvH-rQ Holy Spirit you are welcome here.

      https://youtu.be/AxB9VH3cCN4 Lord prepare me

      https://youtu.be/yUTHJB3AwXg My first love

      Part 2 – Pentecost – what happens NOW?

      https://youtu.be/G2oW5BV34tQ

      I hope you have managed to get a poster and put it in your window. I hope too you get a chance to see the impressive matching display that Maz has created all around the church.

      It is our prayer that these posters will encourage people who call on us or pass down our street, to ask us about Jesus or share their growing search for answers for their own lives.

      Many of us recognise we could do with some encouragement to be ready for these opportunities.

      So, Jill Willett is working hard to provide us with a 4 week video/worksheet course to help us be prepared to help others discover Jesus. Remember our Mission Statement?

      Jill’s course will start next weekend.

      It is called God’s Harvesters.

      Please start to pray for your friends and family and yourselves so we can ‘share Jesus’.

      Remember our motto for the year!

      With my Christian friendship

      David Spriggs

      PS – thank you Roger for last week’s videos and Bible Sheet.

      Service for Sunday 24th May 2020.

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      Dear Christian Friends

      This week we have a special treat in store for you!

      Roger Whittacker has agreed to provide us with our spiritual input.

      We always look forward to Roger’s insightful and interesting sermons, so I thought it was time we had the benefit of listening to him and seeing him during this continuing enforced absence from our church services. His theme is ‘A substitute’

      He has chosen Acts 1: 15 -26 as the Bible passage

      Here are the links

      Video 1

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWimMeavhgU

      Songs you might like to listen to:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVKRlOofAP4 Seated on High

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zEiiZi2DKk Holy Spirit

      Video 2

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jIfjkYyy68

      I’m also very excited by a new venture which will start for Sunday June 7th. We are all aware that the last few weeks have prompted many people beyond our churches to think again about life and death issues and to visit church services on line and via videos. The fields are white – ready for harvest. So Jill Willett is going to help us become God’s harvesters. Over 4 weeks she will provide a weekly video to help us become more confident and more competent to help people who know us and want to know more about Jesus. There will be a Witness Sheet, each week to help us gain even more from this series. So please start to pray for your friends and family and yourselves. Remember our motto for the year!

      With my Christian friendship

      David Spriggs


      Service for Sunday 17th May 2020

      David Spriggs

      Dear Christian Friends

      This Sunday we return to one of the amazing stories of the disciples meeting Jesus after his resurrection. It is found in John 21: 1 -22. Unlike the earlier encounters this took place by the Sea of Galilee and presumably sometime later. At the centre of it is Peter and the renewal of his call to follow Jesus.

      Video 1 looks at what you do ‘With Time on your hands’

      https://youtu.be/wqZCC7krc6U

      Video 2 focuses on ‘A Question to Consider’.

      https://youtu.be/Uu46AQpYZiE

      But this week I also want to focus your attention on Christian Aid. Christian Aid is the churches’ global development fund. This vital charity, caring for and enabling the world’s poorest people, faces a double problem. Their house to house collection can’t take place nor community fund raising events. Hence their income will drop significantly. The second is that in addition to their planned appeal for Kenyans coping with a severe drought they need to help peoples in desperate need who now face Corona Virus in many countries of the world. So I appeal to you to give sacrificially to Christian Aid, even if you don’t normally do so. If you give already, please consider doubling your normal gift (and Gift Aid it if possible).

      The most effective way is to do so on-line (see their web site) OR send a cheque to Christian Aid via the local treasurer. If you do this please put FLAB BC on the back of the cheque. Send it to

      Christine Harrison

      Christian Aid Treasurer

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      Thank you for saving lives and honouring Christ

      YouTube songs to lift our spirits.

      For our choices click on the links below or select your own

      Power of your love:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyHNNljZ-Yk

      Way maker:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H233yI3jH0g

      Service for Sunday 10th May 2020.

      David Spriggs

      Service for Sunday 10th May 2020 by Rev David Spriggs.

      This week our nation, and maybe your street, is coming up with imaginative ways to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE DAY.

      It is sad that we have not been able to have the great national events which had been planned, but the Queen, at least, will address the nation on Friday at 7pm. We value her message too us.

      Even more so we value God’s message of victory to us. That’s why Paul says,

      ‘Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ (1 Corinthians 15: 57)

      This victory was announced to Christians by God through the resurrection of Jesus, but is being given to us every day we live and one day will be proclaimed to the whole cosmos as God completes his purpose to restore all things to himself.

      We will explore this verse in the first of our videos

      Part 1 - https://youtu.be/KKQWavegNNg

      But this is no time to sit back and take our ease! And I’m not saying this because of Corona Virus and the lockdown! Rather because God’s victorious purpose includes us. So in the next verse Paul tells us we should stand our ground and overflow with doing good things in every part of our lives to honour God. We can do this because nothing we do will be wasted. God will use everything from the smallest prayer and the washing up to martyrdom, to build his kingdom.

      Our second video focuses on this challenge

      Part 2 - https://youtu.be/6LHc8ON6GzE

      This week I want to offer you a different opportunity to chat to me and also be in touch with others. On Tuesday May 12th from 7 – 8 pm we will hold a ‘Zoom Chat Time’. This will give us an opportunity to say ‘Hi’ to one another but also to share news and ideas you may have. If time permits we can also pray for one another. Dawn will send out the link on Monday evening – so please join me if you can and see who else turns up!

      With my Christian friendship

      David Spriggs

      YouTube songs to lift our spirits.

      For our choices click on the links below or select your own

      You Have Won the Victory: https://youtu.be/ZZNP5yeFi7Y

      In Christ alone: https://youtu.be/ENtL_li4GbE

      Communion service Sunday 3rd May 2020

      David Spriggs

      Here is a YouTube video of our service led by Rev David Spriggs: 

      https://youtu.be/JAXUpP63FZQ

      Service for Sunday 3rd May 2020

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      David's message link: https://youtu.be/oI7dx6C5h3s

      Songs you might like to listen to;

      1. I see the Lord

      https://youtu.be/sBWxqFHroHs

      2. Our Father

      https://youtu.be/ajMqhFz3FIk

      3. Refiners Fire

      https://youtu.be/9Y8zP34AhuU

      Service for Sunday 26th April 2020

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      Jill's video service;

      Part 1 https://youtu.be/9kmzURhMTkI

      Songs you might like to listen to,

      10,000 reasons https://youtu.be/DXDGE_lRI0E

      In Christ alone https://youtu.be/ENtL_li4GbE

      Part 2 - https://youtu.be/ueagYNP42mA

      Service for Low Sunday 19th April 2020.

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      Part 1: https://youtu.be/eQlgdctDyEs

      Here are some songs you might like to listen to.

      https://youtu.be/K44trVhtZX4 I just want to thank you Lord

      https://youtu.be/KMTmZKotTYw Give thanks

      https://youtu.be/SM9yOznc1X4 Good to us (Children’s song)

      Part 2: https://youtu.be/YLQcCodUCh4

      Easter Sunday Service 12th April 2020

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      Part 1 https://youtu.be/JmcTKSBTc4U

      Songs you may like to listen to
      He is Risen - https://youtu.be/-76X_ywFwG4
      An Easter Song - https://youtu.be/K4yIn98TIv4

      Redeemer - https://youtu.be/DN8BmdFFfKI

      Part 2 https://youtu.be/jBUAT-I7GnI

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      David's talk for Good Friday 10th April 2020

      David's talk for Good Friday: https://youtu.be/Kb1Zd6dale8

      Palm Sunday service 5th April 2020

      Songs you may like to listen to

      Part 2 https://youtu.be/z5KiHK-2dGU

      Sunday morning service 15th March 2020

      Hear Sunday morning service 15th March 2020: Sunday Service 15th March 2020