Author Archives: Ray Cheung

Behind Closed Doors

Jesus came to bring freedom and life to the full.

For some of us that offer seems beyond our reach because of struggles we face behind the closed doors of our lives.

This series, set in the context of Christian worship, explores through Bible talks and personal stories how Jesus can reach into our lives with love, hope, kindness and power to change.

All are warmly welcomed.

Men’s Curry Club – 23/2/19, 7:30pm

The Men’s Curry Club is heading to the Ganges, 147 High St, Royal Wooten Bassett, SN4 7A on 23/Feb at 7:30pm

The Ganges are the winners of Wiltshire Business Award 2018 and winner of “The Best Caterer of the Year” by BCA. So it should be a great place to go.

They’ve given us a very good offer, for £13.95 (not including drinks) we get:

  • Poppadom
  • Starter
  • Main
  • Side
  • Rice/Naan

They will provide everything else except the main, and we can choose any main dish we like, apart from king prawn dishes. There’s plenty chose from here.

As usual, please send me  your choice of main by 17/Feb. (Clipboard will be available too)

Looking forward to our first curry of the year!

MacMillan Cancer Support 16/02/19

 

It’s Time!

It’s that time of year again and our young people are beginning to plan their 5th Macmillan coffee morning. It is being held on the 16th Feb from 1pm – 4pm, it would be great to see you there. As always there will be a multitude of hand-baked cakes for you to indulge in.

Get Involved!

Whether you can come or not on the day you can still get involved in supporting this great charity by baking a cake. Please drop them into the church between 11/Feb and 16/Feb – though you may want to bring your luscious cream cakes a bit later on in the week! Please attach your name and contact details, and, in particular, any allergy info with the cake.

Come and Beat it!

The young people have come up with new ideas to make this coffee morning even better than the last. So why don’t you join us to show your support for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity, whose support for patients and their families is second-to-none.

So pre-heat your ovens, grab that mixing bowl! And most important of all, come on the day and let’s aim to beat last year’s total of £705.08!

NJD 13/02/19 – A Love that Lasts

Come and enjoy a relaxed, informal girls’ night out with good food spending meaningful time in each other’s company.

Enjoy not just one, but two speakers talking of empowering work with destitute children in slums and upcountry in Kenya.

Come and be encouraged and perhaps challenged!

Church Text 2019 – Identity

“Who am I; What value do I have; Do I matter?”

We may never speak these questions out loud yet they knock repeatedly on the door of our heart. We look for identity in how others see us, value in how many people like our posts on social media, and worth in the way we perform. The results are increasing levels of anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, and a devaluing of our worth as individuals.

The Bible offers a refreshing alternative. We can find identity, value and worth if we recognise we are created by God; even in the womb our bodies ‘knit together’ by God so that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Believing the Psalmist’s message can restore a proper sense of identity and open the door to us discovering the love of God revealed in his Son Jesus.

We encourage you to listen to the accompanying sermon and hear the affection with which God thinks of you.

GN4S – Week of Prayer 2019


It is good to seek the Lord at the beginning of the year.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” (Proverbs 16:3)

The Good News for Swindon network has called a week of prayer – 5 nights of calling out to God for Swindon at the start of 2019:

On Mon-Fri, 14-18/January, from 7:30-9:00pm

A rough framework for each evening is 20-30 minutes worship, and four 15 minute prayer topic slots. Here’s the programme:

  • Mon 14th – Lead: Gateway Church, Focus: UK, Swindon – overview, local government, etc., Location: Trinity Centre
  • Tue 15th – Lead: Freshbrook Church, Focus: Children, youth, schools, Location: Freshbrook Church
  • Wed 16th – Lead: Gorse Hill Baptist Church, Focus: Other social/comminity needs,  etc., Location: Gorse Hill
  • Thu 17th – Lead: Vine Church, Focus: The church in Swindon, GN4S plans for 2019, Location: St Joseph’s School
  • Fri 18th – Lead: Discovery Church, Focus: Worship, prophetic equipping, empowering of the Holy Spirit, Location: Oaktree School

 

 

Christmas at Freshbrook 2018

The beauty of Christmas lies in The Real Christmas.

May be there’s more than meets the eye.

We invite you to join us peel back the years and take a look at what the original eye-witnesses saw and heard.

Through talks, puppets, carols, videos and choirs at our varied collection of Christmas services, find out why this event changed the world and why it is great news for you.

 

 

 

Christmas Market 2018

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the Freshbrook Church Christmas Market!

If you’ve never been, why not pay us a visit …

All for a great cause …

Come and enjoy a buzzing market, fun program, festive goodies and music, all with great community spirit and for a great cause.

Once again we are supporting a local charity, Willows Counselling Service.

Mental health is a serious issue in our society, but not just. It affects princes and school children alike. It is an increasing concern for the NHS, and is, in fact, a growing global problem. Willows Counselling Service provide much needed support and counselling for anyone struggling with issues such as depression, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, abuse, loneliness, identity issues, and much more. This is a really worthwhile charity and we are very pleased to donate the profits from our Christmas Market to them.

Warm, Bustling and Friendly

Why stand in the cold? Our market is indoors. You will not only find interesting gifts, but you can also sit down, relax and enjoy a bit of community spirit. There will be many varied stalls for you to browse through.

Food

Come and enjoy the traditional as well as the unusual:

  • Tea, coffee
  • Delicious warm aromatic mulled wine (non-alcoholic)
  • Tempting sizzling quality burgers and sausages
  • Delectable cakes, mince pies, festive cookies

Entertainment

  • Enchanting carol singing
  • Puppet shows
  • Live performances by our own musicians
  • Fun activities for children

Stalls

  • Supercakes
  • Jill Painting and Artworks
  • Kaija Alanco Earrings
  • Avon Cosmetics
  • Buterfly Occasions Embroidery and Gifts
  • Sand Art
  • Sweatpea Creations
  • Dinky Press Books
  • Laura Misfud Sweets
  • And lots more …

So please put the date in your diary and join us! We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Note: Information presented is subject to changes and updates.

Remembrance Sunday, 11/Nov/2018

Jesus said:

” Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”

Come and join us in remembering those who gave their lives so that we can live free from tyranny.