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Easter 2019

Easter means hope for all. Come and celebrate it with us …

Good Friday, 19 April

10.00–11.00am  –  “It is Finished”
Celebrating the death of Jesus.
A time of praise followed by open praying, sharing and communion.
(Crèche available)

Easter Sunday, 21 April

10.00–11.30am  –  “He is Risen”
A service for all ages with  crèche and special groups for children.
Puppets, Choir, songs old and new, prayers, readings and a talk.

6.00–8.00pm  –  ‘The Victory of the Cross’
A more informal meeting starting with refreshments.
Modern songs, prayers and interactive Bible teaching.

 

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.

Men’s Curry Club – Sat 20/04/19, 7:30pm

The Men’s Curry Club is heading to the Diwali Restaurant, 171-173 Faringdon Road, Swindon, SN1 5DL, on 20/Apr at 7:30pm

The Diwali has excellent reviews from tripadvisor and Google. Their menu is a fascinating mix of Indian and Nepalese cuisine.

They have offered us complimentary poppadoms and starters. So just pre-order what you want by emailing me or signing up on the usual clipboard by 14/Apr. As usual, just order drinks separately.

Looking forward to a great evening again!

Behind Closed Doors

Jesus came to bring freedom and life to the full.

For some of us that offer seems beyond our reach because of struggles we face behind the closed doors of our lives.

This series, set in the context of Christian worship, explores through Bible talks and personal stories how Jesus can reach into our lives with love, hope, kindness and power to change.

All are warmly welcomed.

Men’s Curry Club – 23/2/19, 7:30pm

The Men’s Curry Club is heading to the Ganges, 147 High St, Royal Wooten Bassett, SN4 7A on 23/Feb at 7:30pm

The Ganges are the winners of Wiltshire Business Award 2018 and winner of “The Best Caterer of the Year” by BCA. So it should be a great place to go.

They’ve given us a very good offer, for £13.95 (not including drinks) we get:

  • Poppadom
  • Starter
  • Main
  • Side
  • Rice/Naan

They will provide everything else except the main, and we can choose any main dish we like, apart from king prawn dishes. There’s plenty chose from here.

As usual, please send me  your choice of main by 17/Feb. (Clipboard will be available too)

Looking forward to our first curry of the year!

MacMillan Cancer Support 16/02/19

 

It’s Time!

It’s that time of year again and our young people are beginning to plan their 5th Macmillan coffee morning. It is being held on the 16th Feb from 1pm – 4pm, it would be great to see you there. As always there will be a multitude of hand-baked cakes for you to indulge in.

Get Involved!

Whether you can come or not on the day you can still get involved in supporting this great charity by baking a cake. Please drop them into the church between 11/Feb and 16/Feb – though you may want to bring your luscious cream cakes a bit later on in the week! Please attach your name and contact details, and, in particular, any allergy info with the cake.

Come and Beat it!

The young people have come up with new ideas to make this coffee morning even better than the last. So why don’t you join us to show your support for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity, whose support for patients and their families is second-to-none.

So pre-heat your ovens, grab that mixing bowl! And most important of all, come on the day and let’s aim to beat last year’s total of £705.08!

NJD 13/02/19 – A Love that Lasts

Come and enjoy a relaxed, informal girls’ night out with good food spending meaningful time in each other’s company.

Enjoy not just one, but two speakers talking of empowering work with destitute children in slums and upcountry in Kenya.

Come and be encouraged and perhaps challenged!

Church Text 2019 – Identity

“Who am I; What value do I have; Do I matter?”

We may never speak these questions out loud yet they knock repeatedly on the door of our heart. We look for identity in how others see us, value in how many people like our posts on social media, and worth in the way we perform. The results are increasing levels of anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, and a devaluing of our worth as individuals.

The Bible offers a refreshing alternative. We can find identity, value and worth if we recognise we are created by God; even in the womb our bodies ‘knit together’ by God so that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Believing the Psalmist’s message can restore a proper sense of identity and open the door to us discovering the love of God revealed in his Son Jesus.

We encourage you to listen to the accompanying sermon and hear the affection with which God thinks of you.