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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Come and enjoy the traditional as well as the unusual:
Delicious warm aromatic non-alcoholic fruit punch
Tempting sizzling quality burgers and sausages
Delectable cakes, mince pies, festive cookies
Enchanting carol singing
Local school children
Groups from Swindon Choral Society and Royal Wootten Bassett Choral Society
Live performances by our own musicians
Fun activities for children
Jill Painting and Artworks
Kaija Alanco Earrings
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.
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, …?
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 (email@example.com) and tell him which hours you want, and come and join us in prayer.