Welcome to our weekly news update for the week beginning 19th February 2023.
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Sunday 12th Feb
We're looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at 10.30am as we gather to worship. We'll be reflecting on Psalm 23 together.
You're welcome to join us at the chapel or on Zoom. Please get in touch for the Zoom details.
Cost of Living Worskshop
On Wednesday 22nd February Seachange (the old Health & Wellbeing Hub) are hosting a Cost of Living Support Workshop. This will run from 2pm-4pm, and will include help and advice on reducing energy bills, accessing grants, maximising benefits and more.
If you or anyone you know might find this helpful, you can book a place by phoning 01395 446896.
Our next church meeting will be held on Thursday 23rd February at 7.30pm. This is our chance to come together in prayer and worship, share some of the practical things going on in church life, and discern how God might be leading us together.
We'd love it if as many could join us as possible. You can participate by coming to the chapel, or on Zoom (get in touch for the details).
World Day of Prayer
This year's service for the World Day of Prayer will be held at 2pm on Friday 3rd March at Temple Methodist Church.
Everyone is very welcome to come. For more info about the World Day of Prayer and this year's theme, please click here.
There is no Partnership Lent course this year. However, St. Peter's Church would like to invite everyone to four sessions they are running looking at Richard Rohr's book 'The Universal Christ.' Fr. Richard comes from a radical Mystical and contemplative school of catholic theology in the same vein and stable as Julian of Norwich, William Blake and Thomas Merton and while you don’t need to have necessarily read the book, it would give a solid background to the course.
The sessions will start at 7pm in the Peter Hall, on the following dates:
- Tuesday 14th March – The four worldviews
- Wednesay 22nd March – Spiritual transformation.
- Tuesday 28th March – Christ is everywhere
- Wednesday 5th April – Contemplation
Thank you for your ongoing financial support for the church. There's lots of information about online giving, standing orders and how your money will be used by clicking here.
Alternatively, you can now give by text message:
- To donate £5, text BSBC to 70970
- To donate £10, text BSBC to 70191
BMS World Mission
Please join us as we lift up some of the least evangelised communities around the world in prayer this week.
- Pray for BMS workers Peter and Louise Lynch in Bangladesh. Pray that their work in encouraging and training evangelists will help local evangelists become more fruitful.
- Praise God for the spread of the gospel through BMS partners in Northern Africa. Pray that disciples will be protected from persecution and can continue making disciples.
- Give thanks for all the work that BMS partner Biglife does across India. Pray that they will achieve their target of planting 100,000 house churches by December 2023.
For more news, stories and prayers from BMS, please visit their website by clicking here.