Welcome to news and roundup.
We are having one newsheet now till the end of August as staff members take some annual leave.
As we are unable to gather on Sundays during this COVID-19 crisis, we still wanted to find as many ways as possible to remain connected together and share news and updates among the fellowship.
On Sundays (in August) we will be live streaming messages via YouTube live at 10:30am . You will be able to view these without a YouTube account, and they will also be available on Smart TVs/Fire stick etc. for those without tablets/laptops. The livestream links are available on the website. If anyone is struggling to access the livestreams, please let us know.
Sunday Mornings I 10.30am
We are pleased to have a few guest speakers joining us for some of the morning online services this month
You’ll be aware that running a Holiday Club this summer is sadly not going to be possible, but Jon and Tim have prepared weekly videos for the summer mornings on a Sunday. Look out for the “Camp:Freedom” youtube kids series which will be journeying through the story of Moses this summer after “BethelLive”.
Online Alpha Course! This September
We’re thrilled to announce that we are going to run Alpha Online (via zoom!) in September! More details to follow, but please begin to think and pray now about who you can start inviting along!
Online Church Survey
If you have accessed any of the online resources (e.g Bethel Live, podcasts, blogs etc) we would really like to hear what you think of what has been produced. If you can let us know what has helped and what may be improved and any ideas you may have, that would be really helpful. Please follow the link below.
The website continues to be the hub for all information pertaining to all that is happening during this time of social distancing.
places you can find us:
The new church directory 2020 has been produced and members and friends should now have received it. In an amendment to the directory, Sam Rock’s mobile number is 07583 108334
Monday Night Prayer Meeting
Will be taking place via Livestream on Monday Evenings at 7pm . Email Jon CLICK HERE! for the meeting details.
Lorraine is working for home and is contactable via email. Lorraine goes to the office once a week to check the answer machine, post and all buildings.
Jon will be on leave from 10th-23rd August, Tim from 10th-16th August and Lorraine from 17th-31st August. Please pray that they would be able to enjoy a time to relax and renew their batteries with their families’ during this time.
If you know of anyone who doesn’t have internet access and would appreciate the Sunday sermons on a CD or USB stick, please let Lorraine know and she will arrange to have these sent to them.
Collecting used Stamps to help fund BMS work
Please continue to save used postage stamps for the BMS stamps bureau. During the first quarter of 2020 £3500 was raised for BMS by the bureau. We look forward to being able to collect the stamps you are saving as soon as possible. Marion Rushton.
Pray for Beirut
On Tuesday 3rd August there was a huge blast in the port area of Beirut the capital of Lebanon. BMS World Mission works there in partnership with Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development, particularly in The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary. The workers are all safe. Please pray for Lebanon. Details of specific issues you can pray about and how you can contribute to BMS World Mission’s disaster recovery fund if you wish can be found at: https://www.bmsworldmission.
Children and Youth
Bethel Tots is having a break over the summer.
Bethel Kids we are going to be doing things a little differently during the summer holidays. We we will have a Bethel Kids update where possible and we will be premiering the video each week for Camp Freedom (which will also be available on YouTube straight afterwards for you to share with others).
Bethel Teens and Bethel Youth Over the summer, teens and youth will be meeting together on a Tuesday night. This is an opportunity for a catch up and to stay in touch during these socially isolated times, and also an opportunity to continue our study through Acts, witnessing the birth of the early church and the power of the Holy Spirit.
If you have children or youth who attend any of our sessions and you have not filled it in already, please take the time to fill in this registration form, it gives us the ability to maintain contact and send out links to meetings and updates.
Can you help?
If you are able and willing to help during this period with phoning those who are isolated or delivering essential supplies to people’s doorsteps, then please do be in touch and let Jon know. Equally, if you know of people in any kind of difficulty due to self-isolation, please do pass that on.
Problem accessing online content?
If you have had a problem accessing the online blogs, sermons or newssheet, please let Lorraine in the office know as she can arrange to send these out in the post (including CD versions of the services).