Recent Updates (Page 13)

Cupcakes Galore

On Saturday a small team of us gathered at the Church Centre to start baking for ‘Operation Cupcake’. Others who couldn’t join us for the morning baked at home and brought the cakes to us, loaned us equipment or funded ingredients. The aim was to make and decorate cupcakes and then give them away to…

Let Them Eat Cake

It seems like forever since we first suggested the possibility of starting a Lunch project to provide hot meals for pupils whose families struggle during school holidays. In fact it was only back in November [read the details here…]. But believe me, it’s been far from quiet since – the project, Let’s Do Lunch, has…

Make Your Light Shine

At our Family Service last Sunday we continued the ‘Just Do It’ theme, looking at some of the simple things which Jesus said that we just need to get on and do; to put them into practice & live them. We focussed this time on Matthew 5:16 where Jesus said, ‘Make your light shine, so…

Behind Locked Doors

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine….. No, hang on a minute. Read this first, then close your eyes… Imagine yourself on a cold & wet winters night standing in a very stark and slightly chilly sports hall. Around the hall are some party games, people in costume (chimney sweeps, a shepherd, Victorian nurses…

Carols for Everybody…

There will be a special celebration this Christmas, with Spurgeon Baptist Church presenting a return of ‘Carols for Everybody’ at Water Eaton Church Centre, on Saturday 15th December at 7:30 pm – admission by programme, available on the door for £1. This special event is to celebrate Christmas with a mix of traditional carols and…

Mission: Get Involved…

Mission is a word we’re quite familiar with. We know about, and probably make contributions to, BMS World Mission or other similar organisations. We are interested to hear about what missionaries are doing for the Lord all over the world. But we too have a role to play in mission – reaching out to those…

Let’s Do Lunch… [updated]

In the UK 1.2 million children/young people are entitled to Free School Meals. But whilst for the vast majority of students the cry of ‘school’s out!’ is a cause for celebration, for those who receive free school meals it’s a different matter. For many families, the additional burden of providing lunch during school holidays is…

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…