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Best Worst Hopes

Our Junior Church leaders take a well-deserved break during the school holidays and a team of volunteers step in to run Junior Church as one big group. Today was our final ‘summer’ session and so it seemed appropriate to encourage the children to look back over the Summer and reflect on what had happened, before looking…

Jubilee Family Fun

Sunday 3rd June was, of course, one of the days of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend. We’d already sent the Queen a greetings card signed by people who’d attended our services on the two previous Sundays. (We’ll let you know if we hear anything back.) We hope 3rd June was a special day for the…

Team Joel

During this morning’s service I shared the remarkable story of a boy called Joel who is ‘just’ six years old. A few weeks ago he watched this Tearfund video: [go on, watch it, it’s only three minutes long] I don’t know what you felt when you were watching it, but something changed in Joel. He…

Brigade Updates

Not only can you keep up to date with Church news & activities online, don’t forget you can do the same with our Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade Companies too. Our Girls’ Brigade Company has recently launched an excellent new website. This is the third version of the site which has been designed and updated by…

Walking In Their Shadow

Last week it was our privilege to host an event entitled ‘Walking In Their Shadow‘ which served as the launch of a new resource of the same name which has been developed to educate and equip anyone who might need to support children & young people who have suffered a bereavement. The event started with…

God’s Amazing Blessings…

The last two weeks have been exciting times in the life of the Church. When the post of Youth Minister was created we knew that there was only enough money for three years of work. Those three years come to an end at the end of September this year (doesn’t time fly when you’re having…

Easter Thoughts

[An edited version of this article appeared in the Spring 2012 edition of ‘The Neighbour’ (the newsletter of Bletchley & Fenny Stratford Town Council)] In another town recently I saw graffiti (a daubed post code) indicating a territorial claim or a no-go area, signifying insularity and rejection of others. Most people reading this article will…

Event: Walking in Their Shadow

On Monday 16th April it will be our pleasure to host an event to launch a new resource entitled: Walking in Their Shadow. The resource has been produced by Lex Bradley as part of her Degree in Youth & Community Work & Practical Theology. Lex will be known to many at SBC as her family…

10k Run Complete

On Sunday 4th March, amid heavy rain & cold conditions, Ricky completed the Milton Keynes 10k which he’d been sponsored to run in support of our ongoing Youth Ministry work. After training for just over a month in spring-like conditions, the cold & rainy conditions came as a bit of a shock, as did the…