Welcome to weekly news and roundup.

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.

YouTube Live!

On Sundays we will be live streaming messages via YouTube live at 10:30am and 6:00pm. 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 Services


Sunday Morning I 10.30am

Drawing Board – the second pillar of a Spirit Filled Church
Connecting with Each Other! (Acts 4.32-27)
Even a quick glance at the Book of Acts shows us that the Holy Spirit birthed a Christ-centred community that were deeply invested in their relationships with each other! In or out of lockdown, how do we pursue the same passion for a fellowship that will hold together and grow stronger in Christ?

 

Sunday Evening Message I 6:00pm

Ten Commandments for Life Online
The tweet, the whole tweet and nothing but the tweet….?
We all know that who we are in God is far more important than who we are online – but what gets the most attention from us? At a time when facebook seems to get more of our time than actual face to face conversations, how do we maintain a healthy connection online?

Summer Plans

You’ll be aware that running a Holiday Club this summer is sadly not going to be possible, but Jon and Tim are hard at work preparing weekly mid-week videos for the summer. Look out for the “Camp:Freedom” youtube kids series which will be journeying through the story of  Moses this summer!

·We are pleased to have a few guest speakers joining us for some of the morning online services in August, Hayley Young (Regional Minister from the South Wales Baptist Association) and Rafael DeLimo (former student at Bethel) will both be sharing ministry with us and will be a real blessing.

We’re going to be taking a break from the Evening YouTube messages in August. These will be back in September, but we felt it was important to create space to rest and reflect together over the Summer break.

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

Online Church Survey

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:

Website: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Website

YouTube: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Live

Facebook: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Facebook

Instagram: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Instagram

Podcast: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Podcast

 

Church Directory

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 27th July 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.

Sermons

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.

Children and Youth

Bethel Tots is having a break over the summer.

Bethel Kids This week we are looking at another attribute of God-God is our Rock
Please send your updates in by Friday night as I do love hearing about everything you have been up to. Photos or videos are great (make sure videos are shot in landscape)

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.

https://forms.gle/nwSBCKb7RzM1uywWA

Sofa Apart Together

Sofa Apart together is on a hiatus as we film some more interviews. Would you like to be involved? Get in touch with Tim. Previous weeks are available here (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnUhxuRF294GaXxEijF8RFf0H-pZkGX7Y )

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.

Family News

Gill Watkins would like to pass on her huge thanks and appreciation for all the cards, flowers, calls and messages of support since George’s death. She really values being part of the Bethel family right now. George’s funeral will be on Monday 27th July, so please do keep praying for her with all the preparations being made.

If you have any family news to share, stories and Bible verses of encouragement or other stories of hope and inspiration please email Lorraine before the normal time of 12pm on a Thursday to include these. It would be great to hear from everyone!

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)