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A letter from Sonya about the latest lockdown and the services for the next month:

 

Hi Everyone,

Since we are moving into lockdown on Thursday, I thought I would let you know how this will affect the church.  We are still allowed to host Open Church for private prayer, but we are unable to hold services in our church building.  Therefore, all services will be moving back onto Zoom during November.  I will, of course, send more details soon.

In the meantime, if anyone would like some dessert apples from the tree in the manse garden, please let me know and we will get some to you.  It has a huge number of apples this year - many more than we can use ourselves!

Also, if you are packing a shoebox, please let me have it by Sunday (8th Nov).

During this difficult time, lets continue to look out for those around us who may be struggling and care for them in whatever way we can.

Blessings to you all,

Sonya

 

 

Services for the month of November:

November 1st: "Called to be a sacrifical community" - service on Zoom with communion

November 8th:  1045am Rememberance service on Zoom

November 15th: "Waiting for a king" on Zoom

November 22nd: "Called to be a missionary community" - with Carl Smethurst preaching on Zoom.  Special offering for Home   Mission and Sunday school is planning to meet

November 29th:  "Advent 1:  Holy Suspense" on Zoom

 

Prayer Meeting every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm on Zoom

Deacons meeting, 16th of November at 7:30pm on Zoom

Church meeting, 30th of November at 7:30pm on Zoom

 

Services for December are:

December 6: "Worship in the Waiting: Advent 2 Active Patience" - Zoom

December 13: "Worship in the Waiting: Advent 3 Hope-filled Expectation" in the building with communion

December 20: "Worship in the Waiting: Advent 4 Awe-struck Anticipation" in the church building

December 20: 6 pm  Traditional Carol Service on Zoom

December 24: 6 pm Christingle  service on Zoom

December 25: 10 am Christmas Day service in the church building

December 27:  No service

 

STOKE ST. GREGORY BAPTIST

CHURCH OPENS FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

 

With the lifting of some restrictions on churches, we are opening the Stoke St. Gregory Baptist Church for private prayer.  The church will be open for private prayer once or twice a week for the time being.  Starting with 8-10am on Sunday 5th July, and 10am till 1pm on Monday 6th July.  It will be open every Monday from 10am-1pm.  We will let you know about any further Sunday openings. 

Fellowship Lunch, November 2019

A Fellowship Lunch was held at the Church on 24 November 2019.

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This creative activity was hosted at the Church.

Minister Sonya Setchell

Since March 2019 we have been joined by Sonya Setchell who has taken up the role of Minister at Stoke St. Gregory Baptist Church.

After a series of meetings and discussions, backed by considerable prayer, we have put together our church profile. The full text can be found here. The summary is as follows.

Our Verse for 2020

'And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him.  Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.'

(Colossians 2:6+7)

 
 
 

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