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

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5-10 yrs Holiday Club
Wed 22nd July – Fri 24th July, 10am – 12 noon

polar explorers peopleAre you 5 – 10 years old?

Come and join us for fun, games, songs, and craft activities.

With the help of Sir Random Finds and Bare Feet, the children are explorers who go on a mini-expedition each day and learn about a New Testament character. Through the lives of these people, they learn that no one is too anything to be part of God’s big expedition, that is, to be a friend of Jesus and go out and help other people be friends of Jesus too.

 

Mums and Dads – you can find out what your explorers have been up to – join us each day at 11:50am

To signup, please fill in the form here or contact Claire Curtis by phoning 01527 882155

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Trumpet Call 2015

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SOUND THE ALARM! PROCLAIM GOOD NEWS!

At TRUMPET CALL 2015, we will release a trumpet sound over our nationThe alarm alerts us to the dangers we face, and the opportunities we have to live out our Christian faith, and act by praying for our nations.  All around us things are being shaken – in our towns, cities, nation and the world. Our nation is in pain with abused children, broken families, lonely elderly persons, community tensions and young people with a sense of hopelessness. The Church is called to stand in the gap, and many are hungry to draw closer to God to see deep-rooted change in our communities.  

As we watch international media coverage, we see economic, political, social and physical shaking.  Persecution is on the increase. In 2014, one Christian was martyred for their faith every three minutes. By mid-2015, this has accelerated dramatically to one every two minutes. Every day we see thousands fleeing their homelands to escape persecution. In these challenging timeswe believe God is preparing His church and mobilising His people.

But what is happening here? Religions and ideologies are rushing to fill the spiritual and moral vacuum created by a society that says we don’t do God and we don’t need God. This is so evident in our towns and cities. es. We give thanks to God for our freedom and appreciate all that the Church is being and doing, but we believe an alarm must be sounded. In the Book of Numbers, trumpets were used to gather leaders, assemble the people, move the people forward, sound an alarm for war and celebrate God’s goodness.

WE DO NEED GOD
As a nation, we desperately need God’s love, grace, mercy, justice and forgiveness which is provided for us through the life, death and resurrectionof His Son, The Lord Jesus Christ. This national day of prayer and worship is a day when we can stand together in humility and unity to declare that the Lord Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and that He is the way to the Father, and in and through Him we have eternal life. We will be praying:

  • To declare the pre-eminence of Christ
  • For the release of God’s Word and Spirit and the preaching of the Gospel
  • For the power of unity in the Body of Christ
  • For the Church to awaken to the seriousness of the situation.
  • For a mighty move of God in our children and young people.

YOUR INVITATION
We believe that this Trumpet Call is significant for the nation.  It is a time for warning, preparing and mobilising the Body of Christ. We invite you to come for a day of prayer and worship to TRUMPET CALL 2015 at the International Covention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on Saturday 4th July. The ICC stands on the site of the Old Bingley Hall in the centre of Birmingham. Although used for many purposes, it was also used as a venue for preaching the gospel, which saw thousands of people coming to Christ. This strategic site is a well of salvation.  We welcome churches, youth groups, and prayer groups from all denominations and from none and from none. We hope they will go from the ICC inspired to blow the trumpet in their village, town and city, across the nation and into Europe.  The ticket cost for the day is £10. An offering will be taken during the day as we have tried to keep the entry fee low to enable more people to join us on the day. Order your tickets from www.worldprayer.org.uk or call 0121 633 7393.

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Election Hustings

hustings poster_2aAccording 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 justifying why they’re not going to bother voting at all. Why is it we’re ready to put our tick of approval next to the banal, the forgettable and the immediate but not against the things that will affect our future and our children’s future in this nation?

Churches together in Bromsgrove are hosting a “hustings” giving Bromsgrove people the chance to ask the candidates any questions they like.

Questions should be emailed beforehand to chair@churchestogetherinbromsgrove.org.uk

Join the event here

 

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Basement Project Winter Newsletter

We start this newsletter with a huge thank you to everyone who donated food, toiletries and other goods
over the Christmas period. Every year the good people of Bromsgrove and surrounding districts amaze us
with their generosity – and this year was no exception. In fact this year was the best ever! We had schools,
churches and other organisations collecting on our behalf, families calling in with items, sometimes every
hour, and even people deciding not to buy each other presents for Christmas but giving to Basement clients
instead. Final word to one of our clients, Sarah, who said: “I couldn’t have afforded
much this year and wasn’t really looking forward to Christmas. Then you came
round with a big food hamper and presents for my son and me. It really
cheered me up. Thank you for everything you have helped me with this year.”

To read more, download the PDF Newsletter No 14

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Cafe and Quiet Room Open

The Methodist has a Cafe and Quiet Room which is open on Monday – Friday 10:00 – 15:00 and Saturday 10:00 – 12:30.

Come along and enjoy a warm drink and something to eat, make new friends or have time for peaceful reflection.

A warm welcome awaits.

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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 practical support or simply spreading the word. We couldn’t have done it without you.

May you have a peaceful Christmas and a prosperous new year.

NEW FOR 2015: As well as selling IT hardware at low cost, we’re delighted to offer free and personalised IT training with our qualified instructor.

Delivered at our main premise, the new venture is already proving to be a big success.

 

For more about NewStarts see their website

 

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Pilgrimage to ISTANBUL and the EARLY CHURCHES of ASIA

3 – 13 MAY 2016
Rev Richard Wilde is considering a pilgrimage to Istanbul and the early churches of Asia. See the attached pdf.  Are you interested? The group he took to Greece in 2014 included several denominations and folk from his current and former churches but there was no one from any other church in Bromsgrove.
You are asked to help Richard decide on the viability of this tour.  If you or any of your acquaintances may be interested in this tour please contact Richard on revricardwilde@gmail.comand indicate your interest.  This does not commit you, but it will be helpful to see whether a visit may be possible.
For more information, see the attachment below
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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 doing and hear more from Paul & the Puppet

http://www.bromsgrove-baptists.org.uk/messychurch/

 

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Saltmine Theatre present The Snow Queen
Kai and Gerda, who are the very best of friends, are separated by the snow. Kai disappears, but Gerda believes that Kai is alive, and with hope in her heart and the Lord’s Prayer in her mind, she sets off to find him. With uplifting messages of friendship, hope and love, The Snow Queen will amaze and inspire.

Our performances this year will take place on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th December at 7.00pm (Doors open at 6.30pm).

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Prayer Walk 2014

2014 prayer walk magazine 1This year we will be supporting a Prayer walk around Bromsgrove between the 7th and 13th October.

Participants are encouraged to go out in groups of at least 2 and plant stakes in the ground with short prayers on them.

Read more ›

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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 https://lly-cf.com/DMK

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