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Good News for Swindon United Praise and Preaching Service Sunday 12 May

Good News for Swindon United Praise and Preaching Service

Sunday 12 May, Gorsehill Baptist Church, Doors open 6pm

Preacher Jeremy Griffiths from Australia.

Jeremy has been in ministry for 45 years. He is English by birth, but has planted and pastored churches across Australia. For 12 years he was involved in the national Bible College of the Australian Assemblies of God as lecturer, director and principal. In 2000, Jeremy established The Shepherd’s Storehouse, a resource ministry for pastors and leaders. Jeremy and his wife Bernice have been married for 45 years; they have 3 adult children, who are all married and active in leading churches.

There will be no evening service at Freshbrook Church

The Sunday Evening Service Diary Update

We will be supporting the Good News for Swindon United Praise and Preaching service on Sunday evening 12 May at Gorse Hill Baptist Church.
As a result Session 5 of Life Explored will take place on Sunday 5 May instead of the planned Communion, Prayer and Praise.
There will be no evening service at Freshbrook Church on 12 May to enable as many as possible go to the GN4S event.
Details of the GN4S event will be posted separately.

Sunday Morning 27 August ‘Holy God and Gracious Saviour’

On Sunday morning, fresh from his summer holiday, our pastor will be returning to his series on Exodus 12-20 with a sermon on Exodus 19:9-25. What happens when a bunch of ordinary people come face to face with God? There’s going to be thunder and lightening, smoke and fire, that’s for sure. It all sounds very very frightening. Is there any good news? Come and find out. Service starts at 10am.

Sunday Evening 27 August “Infallible, how can it be?”

On Sunday Evening John Edmonds will be tackling another of our difficult questions – “How can the Bible be infallible with so many versions and so many denominations?” We will take a look at what Christians mean when they say the Bible is infallible, why it matters and what it means for us today. All that plus refreshments, fellowship and worship led by David Barnes. Start time 6pm.

Sunday Evening 30 July

Naomi Bradshaw will be leading us as we think through a number of practical questions relating to how we share our faith. Worship will focus on the beauty of the Gospel as we seek once again to be captivated by Jesus. There will be time to share and pray together and, as usual, we start at 6pm with refreshments and informal fellowship.

The Jethro Principle

This Sunday morning (23 July) we return to our series in the book of Exodus and learn from Jethro, Moses’ father in law, about the importance of team to the spiritual health and growth of the church.

Visit of Stephen and Moira Poulson

Stephen and Moira Poulson have been doing Bible translation and outreach in Senegal. They will be taking part (speaking and helping with worship) in our morning service on Sunday 16 July and joining us for our Picnic in the Park afterward.

The morning service is one of our new format ‘Communion All Together’ services with Urban Saints running from 10-10.50am followed by everyone (except creche) joining back together for communion.

Come and join us for what should be a great day.

The Return of Fergus Stewart

We are delighted that former member and Elder Fergus Stewart is returning to preach at our morning service on Sunday 9 July 2017. Fergus has been greatly missed and this will be a chance to renew fellowship and enjoy hearing him preach. Add to that a service led by the Men’s Prayer groups and New Song Sunday and it should be a great morning.

Sunday @ 6pm – Six Steps to Loving Your Church

Six Steps to loving your church is, as it’s name suggests, a six week course during which we will learn what church is meant to be and how we can get better at being the people of God together.
The course begins Sunday 15 June.
Each evening begins at 6pm with a time to talk over refreshments and will end by 8pm the last part of the evening being a time of engaging with God and each other in praise and prayer. At 6.30pm we will gather around tables with between 6-8 people on each table to watch video clips, study the bible, pray and talk together about what the bible’s teaching means for our lives.
There will be separate tables for primary and younger secondary age children, for youth, and for adults each with their own leaders.
Please do join us – if you haven’t been to a Sunday evening table series before why not treat the first week as a ‘taste and see’.
1. Walking into church
2. Building in love
3. Get ready to build
4. Love over coffee
5. Loving the outsider
6. Loving your church