Category: Community Outreach

Holiday Clubs return to Bromsgrove Baptist Church

Great News – Holiday Clubs are back again this year and running from 22nd – 24th July from 10am – 12 noon.  There are groups for children of all ages. For 0-4 year olds we have Holiday Wonders, for 5 – 10 year olds we have Polar Explorers and for children in Year 6 and above we have full activity days planned. We are also looking for more Helpers to help in any of the events. Please do let us know if you can help. The role descriptions are available here Bromsgrove Baptist Church 5-10 yrs Holiday Club Wed 22nd July – Fri 24th July, 10am – 12 noon Are you

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Election Hustings

According to a recent survey, the average user spends approximately 42 minutes a day interacting with Facebook.  Most of us will invest those 42 minutes trawling through our newsfeed, looking at people’s photos and updates and willingly assigning a digital tick identifying our appreciation of our “friend’s” current achievements, whether they be a picture of their child’s latest faux pas, something nice their partner did for them that day or simply the fact they’ve just checked in at McDonalds in Wychbold. But ask the average person which candidate they’re going to assign their electoral tick to in the coming general election and you’ll be met with a smorgasbord of responses

2014 Update from NewStarts

An update from NewStarts 1. Recycled 137,326 kg of unwanted furniture which e’ve donated to people in critical need and sold at low cost. 2. Given 267 emergency food bags to vulnerable individuals and families. 3. Recycled and reused about 1300 laptops/pcs, selling them at low cost to organisations and individuals around the UK and in the third world 4. Offered work experience for 100 unemployed people many of whom have gone on to secure employment and/or vocational/apprenticeship scheme. 5. Delivered debt management services to 120 vulnerable people including training them to manage their finances for the long term. 6. Thank you for your assistance during 2014, whether that’s been

Bromsgrove Baptists invite you to their pre-Christmas activities

Come to our “messy church” Christmas themed event, combined with a “Little Wonders Dads’ Special” on Saturday 6th December 2014, at Bromsgrove Baptist Church 10am – 11:30: Dads’ Special (Little Wonders) will run as normal, so time for dads to stay with their pre-school aged children & enjoy bacon butties!! Drop off your 5-11-year-olds for an action-packed session led by Paul and the Puppets (from Mega Makers holiday club), with craft, songs & games, leaving mums time free for Christmas shopping, or to put your feet up!!   11:30am – 12 noon: Come back to join us for tea & coffee as we look at what the children have been

NewStarts Community Fund

NewStarts have been nominated for the Lloyds Community Fund and we now need as many people as possible to vote for us in order to collect one of the four grants on offer – £3,000; £2,000; £1,000 and £500. You can vote by: Txting: VOTE DMK to 61119 Tweeting using #COMMFUNDDMK Online at

Project Update

Market Street presence – This was on hold at the moment due to works in the High Street. It is hoped that the High Street will be open to market traders in August 2014. The Prayer stall will be there primarily to “Say one for me”, it will not be there specifically to sell items.  HR did say that she hoped to have a banner made and for those on duty to wear fleeces with “Prayer Pastor” written on it.  The cost of hiring the stall is £30.00 per time and there was some concern how this was going to be met in the long term. Street Pastors – Has won

Basement Project Newsletter

Thanks ASDA– and your shoppers! Once again ASDA have come up trumps allowing us to collect food outside their store in the town. And once again the ASDA shoppers have responded to our pleas for tins and packets marvellously. We ended up with 30 crates jam packed with food that will be used to help create Christmas Hampers for young homeless people in our area. To read the full newsletter download it Newsletter No 9

Christian Unity Week

INTRODUCTION TO THIS YEAR’S THEME This year’s theme comes to us from the Churches of French Canada. Canadians live in a country that is marked by diversity in language, culture, and even climate, and it also embodies diversity in expressions of Christian faith. Living with this diversity, but being faithful to Christ’s desire for the unity of his disciples, has led them to a reflection on Paul’s provocative question in 1 Corinthians, “Has Christ been divided?” In faith we respond, “No!” yet our church communities continue to endure scandalous divisions. 1 Corinthians also points us to a way in which we can value and receive the gifts of others even now

Vacancy at the Basement Project

We have a vacancy for a part time Assistant to the Operations Manager. In the first instance this will be a temporary position and will run for 3 months, but the contract may be extended if both parties agree. The need for the position has arisen due to extra work the Operations Manager is undertaking regarding future planning strategies of The Basement Project, and so the Board of Trustees have agreed to provide her with a general assistant for approx. 15 hours per week to carry out any tasks that she would normally do but that could be carried out by an assistant. Please see the attached job description for

Christmas Tree Festival

A new event for 2013 Bromsgrove Methodist Church Centre Stratford Road B60 1AS This Christmas, an event new to Bromsgrove is being planned by Bromsgrove Methodist Church. An invitation is extended to everyone to join in. You are invited to decorate a Christmas tree and enter it into the display which will be held at The Methodist Centre in the week before Christmas. * Those invited to display a tree include you and all individuals and groups associated with the Church and Centre, local schools, charities, businesses and Churches. * Trees will be judged in four categories: individual – under 17 and over 16, and groups – under 17 and