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Lent – Day 1

We’re at the start of a journey through Lent, and I’m glad we’re sharing it together. I pray it will be a special time where we are transformed by the time we spend with God. Let’s get started… Pray: Father God, as I commit to spend this time with you through Lent, I pray that…

Lent Challenge – Introduction

We’ve all got busy lives and struggle to fit in everything we think is enjoyable and/or important. Often the first thing to go is our time with God & our focus upon Him. We’re just starting our new series on Discipleship, we’ve just launched the redesigned website, and are just about to start Lent – so what better way…

Identity: God Covered Them

Although we were technically continuing our ‘Identity‘ theme, this week we took a bit of a detour to reflect on a verse we passed over last week. Adam & Eve had sinned, realised they were naked, and were suddenly ashamed. They sewed together some fig leaves and made themselves some clothes. When God was walking…

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…