Author Archives: Ray Cheung

GN4S – Thanksgiving and Praise Evening at Gateway, 17/Apr

All are welcome to a GN4S thanksgiving and praise evening at Gateway Church, on Tuesday, 17/Apr/2018. Doors are opened from 7pm, the meeting itself is 7:30pm to 9pm.

Gateway Church is at The Trinity Centre, Stonehill Green, Swindon SN5 7AR.

GN4S – Good New for Swindon – seeks to reach Swindon with the Good News of peace and forgiveness with God through Jesus Christ.

 

Sea Of Dreams,16/March, 7-9pm

Blue Planet 2 has brought the wonder of the sea to us in recent months. On 16/Mar, you can see and hear the work of one of the best marine photographers in the world.

One of Worlds’s Best …

  • Tony White has worked for such prestigious organisations as BBC Wildlife and National Geographic.
  • Won over 100 international awards in underwater and nature photographic competitions.
  • Published over 200 articles in nature and dive magazines worldwide.
  • The first person in the world to successfully photograph the birth of a leafy sea dragon.
  • His work has been exhibited internationally, including the prestigious Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
  • He has been the principle speaker in many photographic and scuba diving venues across the world.

On 16-March-2018, 7-9pm – Fun, Fascinating and Free!

  • Tony will give an hour long presentation of some of his life’s work. It will no doubt be fascinating and intriguing.
  • Light refreshments will be provided before and after the presentation.
  • Live performance by our puppets team – always great fun!
  • Our pastor John Edmonds will also give a short epilogue.
  • The evening is free and anyone over 8 years old is welcomed.

Don’t miss out! Reserve your seats by emailing SeaOfDreams@freshbrook.org or sign up on the clipboard at the church.

 

 

 

 

Ladies Not Just Desserts – Let There Be Light, 7/Feb, 7:30pm

When Jan retired to Cricklade after many years working with the elderly, she knew it was time for change. Retirement was to give opportunities for new pastimes and hobbies, but more importantly she knew it was time to get right spiritually. Life and circumstances had too often brought difficult challenges, and these had caused her to drift away from her faith. ‘In my heart I never stopped believing, but I was hurting badly and thought I could go it alone’. She couldn’t, and God’s ‘still, small voice’ was always there. Through the prayers of one particular friend, she came back to faith and fellowship.

Jan’s hobby of stained glass never ceases to remind her of the transforming power of light, and the beauty of a finished work when all the pieces fit together as ‘The creator intended’.

Church Verse 2018

We are all on a journey through life. In the present we walk through this world. In the future where will our destination be? We need light to show us where to place our feet day by day and we need light to show us the way to God. The Psalmist tells us that God’s word – the Bible – acts as light for our footsteps in the present and for our pathway into the future. This is because God’s word leads us to Jesus the light of the world.

“When darkness settles down all around me, the word of God, like a flaming torch, reveals my way. Happy is the one who personally appropriates God’s word, and practically uses it as their comfort and counsel, a lamp to their own feet.” C H Spurgeon (1834–1892)

“If we do not listen to the word of God, how is it possible we can come to the face of God?” William Cowper (1731-1800)

Join us in making 2018 a year of walking in the light of God’s word.

Click here to hear the accompanying sermon.

Week of Prayer Update

Sorry for any confusion.

Tuesday evening (2nd Jan) there is just one prayer meeting 7-8pm.
Saturday morning (6th Jan) there is just one prayer meeting 7-8am.

All other prayer meetings as advertised in our weekly notice sheet.

Christmas at Freshbrook 2017

Christmas can be a stressful time with all the rush and bustle. We warmly invite you to take a little time out and join us in celebrating what Christmas is all about. At the heart of Christmas is really “Good News of great joy”. If you don’t know what this Good News is, we especially invite you to come and find out. We’d love to share it with you.

Remembrance Sunday 2017

The word of God in the Bible says:

As for man, his days are like grass,
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
(Psalm 103:15, 16)

Jesus said to her,
“I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
Do you believe this?”
(John 11:25, 26)

We warmly invite you to join us for a service of Remembrance. There is always hope in Jesus Christ in all the circumstances of life.

Know and Share Your Faith

Beginning in December, our pastor, John Edmonds, is holding a series of training sessions to help us engage with others about our Christian faith.

Christianity not only makes far more sense than other worldviews, but it is also the answer to the human quest whether we know it or not. However, you and I may have difficulties articulating that. Why not come to these sessions and begin see how it all fits together and be more “prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15)

Here’s the program (all on Saturdays, 9-10 am, all welcomed, just turn up):

Toolkit

Four sessions based on a resource called Toolkit (each person who comes will get a free copy of the toolkit booklet).

2 December 2017 –  1. Answering from the Bible.
Using the Bible to answer people’s questions – why and how?

16 December 2017 – 2. Defence of the Faith 101
Jesus his deity, the reliability of the Bible and fulfilled prophecy, etc.

6 January 2018 –  3. Atheism and Evolution
Does it matter, and why?

20 January 2017 – 4. Other faiths
i. Christian offshoots
ii. Non Christian religions

One to One

Two sessions on reading the bible with someone else (one to one).

3 February 2018 – 1. Why read the bible one to one?
What are the benefits, How does it work?

3 March 2018 – 2. Introducing resources – for readers and non readers – text based and DVD based.
We will look at two or three different resources and show you how they work.

 

Baptism and Fireworks – 5/Nov, 6pm

Jesus’s great commission to the church: “… Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit …” (Matthew 28:18)

It is a wonderful thing to discover eternal life in Jesus Christ.

Come and join us in a joyous occasion, celebrating baptism, followed by fireworks and hot dogs, here on 5/Nov, 6pm.