Author Archives: John Edmonds

Morning Church Start Time 2020 – No Change for now

Morning Church Start Time 2020
In November 2019 we conducted a wide ranging consultation with groups across the church about a Trustees proposal to move morning church start time from 10am to 10.30am. We had such a wide range of replies we have decided not to proceed with this change for the time being and to reconsider how best to accomplish our goal of growing a sense of unity and togetherness across our three Sunday congregations.

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.