Monday, 21 September 2009

Cafe church

Cafe church is back!

St arbuck's Sundays start this coming Sunday - 27 september - at 3:30. We meet at Starbucks in the Market Square, Bromley

We'll be thinking about celebrity and who we follow. The programme will last 45 to 50 minutes and involve a quiz, a couple of short thoughts and plenty of opportunity for discussion

Bring a friend, grab a beverage and a snack and come and join us upstairs at Starbucks in the Market Square, Bromley.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

LBA Leadership Training Day

7th November 2009

All Nations Baptist Church,
Clapham Park
Bonneville Christian Centre
12 Poynders Road

This is a day for all people with any role within the life of the church. There will be workshops for treasurers, deacons, secretaries and pastors and seminars covering “The leader as Disciple”, “Missional Leadership”, “Decision Making” and “Maintaining Spiritual Journeys”. There will also be an evening celebration where the speaker will be Tony Mason.

The event will run from 11am – 7pm

Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Back To Church Sunday Prayer

Welcoming God, thank you for today.
Thank you for making us and loving us.
Thank you for inviting us to know you.
Help us to invite (Your friend's name here) to come to church so they can know you too.
Please bless Back to Church Sunday and bless everyone in our church.
Help us all to know you better.
We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen

"Even if one person came, (and more did), it was good news! " St John the Evangelist - Bexley

This comes from the website where your can find more info...

Monday, 27 July 2009

Back To Church Sunday

On September 27th 2009 half a million people will be inviting someone special back to church with them.

This is an excellent opportunity to invite a friend, neighbour, work colleague or just about anyone to come to church. They may be someone who has just slowly drifted out of church or they may be on the fringe and possible considering it. Your invite may be just the encouragement to get them through the door.

The London 2012 Olympics - PRAYER WALK

More Than Gold (MTG) is the lead organisation for the official Church response to the London 2012 Olympics. MTG held an engagement conference at Wembley Stadium on Thursday 16th July and hoped to engage and envision key stakeholders to be proactive in preparing for the opportunities the Olympics offers to Churches.

The LBA Mission strategy Forum (MSF) hosted a reception for eastern District ministers at Custom House Baptist Church to discuss a baptist response to the Olympics. A brief summary of that reception will be circulated shortly along with PowerPoint presentations. At the end of the reception we explored what might possible be the 'way ahead' for Baptist Churches? One suggestion was a prayer walk From Victoria Park Baptist Church to the Olympic site and then on to Woodgrange Baptist Church for a meal and fellowship. This will take place at 10:00am on MONDAY 21st SEPTEMBER.

For more information visit here.

LBA Announcements - THE GATHERING

10 October 2009

The Gathering seeks to encourage people to discover the richness of multiculturalism and fresh expressions of mission, leadership and worship. Our hope is that people will leave with a new perspective on church, key resources to connect with their community and will have made good connections with a range of people from different cultures.

This year's The Gathering event will aim to capture the worship and styles of the Indian subcontinent with the theme 'How is Jesus revealed in your culture?'. The Gathering event will be very informative and educative for leaders who are wanting to learn more about Asian culture and spiritualities so as to equip Christians to share the gospel with their local Asian community.

Everyone is welcome to The Gathering and will find the exploration into another culture enriching for their own.

· Date of the event: Saturday 10 October 09

· Place: Edmonton Baptist church, The Green, Monmouth Road, Edmonton, N9 0LS

· Time: Doors open at 10.30am

· Cost: £15 [£12.50 if you book before 31 July]

For more information or to book a place contact Deborah

Friday, 24 July 2009

Sylvena's a movie star!

There is now a video taken at the LCM 'Fun with a purpose' book launch here with our very own Sylvena playing the starring role!!!

Monday, 29 June 2009

Fun With A Purpose

Sylvena's book has been published!!

There's lots more information here on the London City Mission website where you can also order the book. If you're a Thursday Leisure Club regular you are probably in it...

Here is a taster of what they say:

"This brand new LCM publication by recently retired missionary Sylvena Farrant was developed as a result of her appointment to work with older people in a nursing home in the Bromley area. She found there were very few things available to the elderly and disabled to aid them as they journeyed through this most difficult time of their lives."

I especially like this bit:

"Sylvena’s work in this area has been thought by some to be ground-breaking..."

Excellent stuff!!

St Arbucks Thursday cancelled

St Arbucks, Thursday on July 2nd has had to be cancelled.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused and we'll let you know future dates as soon as we have them...

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Church Allotment - can you help?

The church allotment is going to be cleared on Saturday and there are certain items that have been requested that you might have about your person that are needed...

Do you have...

  • 2L plastic drink bottles which will make cloches
  • any spare wood e.g. from pallets to make raised beds
  • any plants that will be ready for planting out in two weeks time
  • any spare gardening eqiupment e.g. trowels, spades and the like?

If you do please can you contact Rob Shelley or Glenis Ruston

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Church Allotment

Exciting news!

We have been allocated a plot at Ravensbourne Road Allotments. Work on clearing it has begun and if you would like to help in further activities, planting, tending etc. please contact Rob Shelley or Glenis Ruston.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Sri Lanka

Simon will be returning to Sri Lanka in July to teach at the Lanka Bible College and be involved in ministry in a number of Baptist churches on the island.

Prayer information on the trip is available.

Sunday School Anniversary

We will be celebrating our children's’ work on Sunday July 5th. Sunday School has a Praise Party in the hall starting at 10.15am.

Holiday at Home needs you!

More helpers are needed to give our guests a fabulous time 18-21 August. Response forms are available - see Brian for details. A full team meeting will take place on Wednesday July 8th at 7.30pm.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Logos Hope Event Details

Thursday 18th
Business Persons Lunch

A lunch appointment with a difference!
13.00 - 13.45
A lunch appointment with a difference! Enjoy a light lunch on board Logos Hope, meet members of the international crew, network with other Christian professionals and hear Stagecoach Group Co-founder Brian Souter share about faith in today’s business world.
Passes are £5 and can be obtained in advance via the Logos Hope office.

Saturday 20th
Going for Gold

10.00 – 11.30
The eyes of the world will be turned to London in 2012. An event for all those interested in mission leading up to the Olympics, with involvement from More than Gold.
Conference passes are £4 and can be obtained in advance via the Logos Hope office.

Saturday 20th
Hope starts here
17.00 – 18.00
(programme for the local church)
Discover the Logos Hope vision during this inspiring programme for the local Church.

Sunday 21st
Hope starts here
(programme for the local church)
14.30 – 15:30
16.30 – 17.30
18.30 – 19.30
20.30 – 21.30
Discover the Logos Hope vision.

Tuesday 23rd
Young professionals evening

19.30 – 21.00
Unwind on board the ship after a busy day in the office. Discover the Logos Hope vision, enjoy refreshments, meet other professionals and hear about hope in the workplace. Featuring Christian entrepreneur and former Mayor of London candidate Ram Gidoomal.
Passes are £5 and can be obtained in advance via the Logos Hope office.

London launch celebration - onshore venue
19.45 - 21.30
A time of thanksgiving for all God has done to launch Logos Hope. Hear OM Founder George Verwer share his vision for the vessel’s future ministry.
Onshore venue – Emmanuel Evangelical Church, 9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3DW .
Free admission but advance booking required via the Logos Hope office.

Alternative Wednesday

Alternative Wednesday on 24 June will be a prayer time for all the organisations in the church. Please speak to Glenis if you would like to take part or if you have any prayer requests. Thank you.

Date for your diary

Please note – the Church Family Meeting has been moved from Sunday 5 July to Sunday 12 July.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Prayer Ministry

Sunday 21 June

At all our services on this day, there will be an extended opportunity for prayer ministry. If you would like prayer for any reason—perhaps you are facing a challenge, seeking healing or strength or new vision our prayer team will be happy to pray with you for you. Anointing with oil will also be available if you would like it.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Logos Hope

From FRIDAY 12 to SUNDAY 28 JUNE, the OM ship Logos Hope will be docking at South Quay, Canary Wharf. Details of visiting times are displayed in the Welcome Area and there is lots more information here...

Sunday, 7 June 2009

THE LONDON EVENT – Saturday 13 June 2009

The London Event is the annual gathering of Baptists in London. It is being held on Saturday 13 June at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP.

The theme is ‘Making Disciples – sharing the good news of Jesus’.

The afternoon session runs from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. The afternoon includes a seminar programme and the Association’s AGM. See me for more details.

The evening programme will include worship, inspiration and celebration and will run from 7.00 pm – 9.15 pm. The preacher is Revd Dr Nigel Wright, the Principal of Spurgeon’s College.

Please do go...

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Church anniversary

Next week, Sunday 14 June, we’re celebrating our church anniversary.

We’ll be exploring what it means to be a community of Jesus followers in today’s world.

We will also be offering the chance to participate in an act of covenant renewal at Sunday Break and the Later Service for those of who missed the chance to take part last week at our Pentecost service.

St Arbucks tonight

Be there tonight for a 7.00pm start and have a great evening...
More details on the website.

Giving online to George

Only a few days now before George and John fly out to Marrakech and climb all 13,565 feet of Mount Toubkal.

Please do support them. George had a webpage here at where you can give securely online.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Mount Toubkal Challenge

George Ruston & John Langford will attempt to climb Mount Toubkal in North Africa from June 6th to 13th.

George will be raising funds for Hope UK & John for SAT-7.

Sponsorship forms are in the Welcome Area.

St Arbucks Thursdays

We’re gathering at Starbuck's in the Market Square on Thursday 4 June from 7:00pm.

There will be live music between 7:30pm and 8:30pm. There’ll be a chance to chat and consume the beverage and bun of your choice in a convivial atmosphere.

So bring a friend—especially one who doesn’t usually go to church—and come prepared to talk to people who turn up about who we are and why we’re here.

After this one, we’ll be there again on 2 July.