Welcome to 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.
On Sundays we will be live streaming messages via YouTube live at 10:30am and 6 pm. 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 Morning 2nd May I 10.30am I Catch Your Breath I 02 Breathing Space (Connecting with Each Other)
We continue our series based on Psalm 150.6, by exploring how we need to support each other in offering every breath to God! We will also be sharing in Covid safe Communion in this service.
Dave has been leading our reflections for the past two Sundays, and finishing this mini-series by looking at the most important ‘gauge’ of all!
Family Quiz Night
We are looking forward to another quiz for all members of our church family on 9th May at 6pm. Follow the link below for more information.
Book Your Place! Sunday Mornings
Dates for your Diaries 2021
Church Member Meetings
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Children and Youth
Bethel Kids Fruits of the Spirit – Joy. What is Joy? Is it that moment when you open your Kinder Surprise and find the toy inside? Is there Joy when we suffer? Let’s have a look this morning and see what we can learn.
We are also continue our “Me Tree” craft, seeing and understanding moments in our lives when we show the Fruits of the Spirit.
Bethel Teens This week in our “Encounters with Jesus” series, we catch up with this guy called, Saul.,, or is it Paul… Let’s find out what an encounter with Jesus does to your life. There is time to catch up with one another and play some games, and jump on Bethelcraft together afterwards. Tuesday at 7pm. Contact Tim for joining details.
Bethel Youth This week, we are going to try out an online Escape room from Tear Fund-learning together about the climate crisis and what we can do. It’s gonna be a fun time, with a chance for discussion and catch up too. Friday at 8pm, Contact Tim for joining details.
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.
Lorraine is working from home and is contactable via email. Lorraine goes to the office once a week to check the answer machine, post and all buildings
Please pray for Didier and Alison Mack’s Christian friends (who meet in another church). Their daughter is in hospital trying to recover from having taken an overdose of paracetamol. Please can you pray for her healing in this urgent situation.
News to Celebrate
If you, or someone you know, are celebrating a very special birthday or anniversary then please do let us know so we can celebrate as a church family.
BMS Mission Partners News
Lois and Joe our BMS World Mission Partners, serving in Uganda, but presently on Home Assignment have sent a Prayer Letter. You can find it at: 0421-Ovenden.pdf (bmsworldmission.org)
The Justice Conference 2021
A global gathering of Christians who are passionate about living out the message of Jesus and making justice a way of life. Since 2018, Tearfund has been hosting The Justice Conference in the UK. This year, the conference will be online, broadcast on 22 May 2021 from 11 countries over 24 hours. If you are interested, want to find out more , or book, please follow the link below.
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.
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)