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Transformed – Chris Jones at Freshbrook, 29/Feb

Transformed

Chris Jones, the former wild man of Welsh rugby (the only player to receive 2 life bans from the WRU)  will be speaking  at Freshbrook Church on Saturday 29th February.

This nicely fills the gap in the Six Nations fixtures, but don’t worry if you are not a rugby fan, Chris’s story will interest everyone.

A buffet dinner of curry (or stew if you prefer) to suit all tastes, will be served between 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome – there will be separate food and entertainment available for any children.

There is no charge for this event, but please sign up via  events@freshbrook.org.

 

Church Verse 2020

As Jesus went to his death, he had to carry his cross through the streets. That was what they did in Roman times. People made fun of him, throwing things and laughing. Jesus chose to go through with this because of his love for us. He put our well-being ahead of his own safety and comfort. When Jesus died he experienced the judgement we deserve for all that we have done wrong against God so we could be forgiven and become God’s friends.

To benefit from his death Jesus invites us to believe in him and follow him as his disciples. He calls us to put him, and what he teaches, ahead of our own self-centred choices, and he reminds us that, as his followers, we may have to face mocking and rejection just as he did.  This we will gladly do out of love for one who first loved us.

Join us as we seek to follow Jesus.

To hear the sermon that goes with this verse, click here.

Ladies Meeting, Sat 25/Jan

All ladies, of all ages, are invited to a special time together on Saturday, 25/Jan between 10am – 11:30am.

Come and enjoy fellowship and conversations to encourage one another.

Would you like to get more out of the scriptures? There will be brief introductions to Precept Inductive Bible Study material to help you read and understand God’s word for yourself.

There will also a somewhat more detailed introduction to the Freedom in Christ material. Freedom in Christ is an award-winning discipleship course to help you become a more fruitful disciple.

We look forward to seeing as many ladies as possible joining us for what promises to be a very beneficial gathering.

 

Start the Year with Prayer

Start the Year with prayer. New Year’s Day, 7-8am. The church will be open for prayer.

A time to give thanks, acknowledge our dependence on God and honour him in prayer.

If you are up and about early on New Year’s Day why not come and join us.

Bible2020

The Bible is a tremendous book. It is God’s word and has, undoubtedly, shaped great swathes of world in the last 2 millennia. It has stories, history, poetry, prose and lots more. It brings truth, hope and comfort, and invites us know God personally, and to know his love for us.

Here at Freshbrook Church, we are encouraging everyone to read the Bible in 2020 – whether you are a regular here at the church, or just happened to stumble across us.  We can point you to lots of resources to help you Explore, Experience and Discover the Bible for yourself. Join us in reading the Bible together in 2020. Feel free to email us if you want to help or know more, at: bible2020@freshbrook.org.

Christmas Events and Services 2019

Christmas is coming soon! It’s a time for family and friends, food and festivities!

Sometimes, though, despite all the fanfare, we have that sense that something is missing.

Maybe it is because we forget that the heart of Christmas is all about God’s love for humanity. This is really good news for our troubled world.

We have a number of great events and services for all ages over the Christmas period.

Why not join us and celebrate and discover, “Christmas, when love was born”.

Christmas Market 2019

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 – Swindon Food Collective.

No doubt you will have noticed that food poverty has been much in the news in recent times.  Swindon Food Collective provides welcome relief for those who struggle due to a variety of circumstances, such as delayed benefit payments, unemployment, etc. Freshbrook Church has been a keen supporter of Swindon Food Collective and its predecessor, Food Bank, since 2014. So we are very pleased to donate all profits from our Christmas Market to this very worthy charity. Come and join us support this great cause.

Exciting Additions this Year

We are so excited! We will be joined by three new groups this year. We not only have Millbrook Primary School children and our own musicians and puppets, but children from Oliver Tomkins School will also be singing to us, as will groups from the Swindon Choral Society and Royal Wootton Bassett Choral Society. It will be so much fun!

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 non-alcoholic fruit punch
  • Tempting sizzling quality burgers and sausages
  • Delectable cakes, mince pies, festive cookies

Entertainment

  • Enchanting carol singing
  • Puppet shows
  • Local school children
  • Groups from Swindon Choral Society and Royal Wootten Bassett Choral Society
  • Live performances by our own musicians
  • Fun activities for children

Stalls

  • Supercakes
  • Jill Painting and Artworks
  • Kaija Alanco Earrings
  • Sand Art
  • Partylite Candles
  • Sweetpea Creations
  • Laura Misfud Sweets
  • Westies Rehoming
  • 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.

24 Hour Prayer

Do you hunger to see God glorified, Jesus lifted high, his kingdom extended, people saved, more of the reality of God in your life, the sick comforted, people in your life blessed, the persecuted strengthened and upheld, towns, communities and country transformed, …?

“He is able to do immeasurably more than all that we ask or imagine” – Ephesians 3:20,21

We are holding a time of 24 hour prayer starting 6pm Friday 27/Sept and ending at 6pm Saturday 28/Sept. It’s a time to worship, cast all your burdens, dreams and petitions on the Lord. Prayer slots are 1 hour each, and you can take as many as you like. If you’re interested, just contact Dave Davison (youthpastor@freshbrook.org) and tell him which hours you want, and come and join us in prayer.