20 August 2017 – Church Newsletter

This morning Jason leads our communion service.

We are privileged to find out more about Home Mission this morning. The Baptist organisation that helps Baptist churches and individuals to reach their mission potential and bring the love of God to their communities.

Home Mission works by providing grants to support a variety of ministries in and through Baptist churches and chaplains across the country. It also enables all our churches and ministers to be supported and helped through the work of the

Regional Associations and the specialist teams in Didcot. Our giving to Home Mission helps transform the lives of people across the country.

This year the Baptist Union needs to raise over f4m to continue the work that Home Mission makes possible. That sounds like a lot of money — but if we each gave the price of a cup of coffee each week to this vital work we would raise that — and more!

After the first part of the service Chris will be continuing the summer series of special sessions for our youngsters that consider the 16 things that love is or isn’t as described in 1 Corinthians 13 v 4-8. For our pre-schoolers , you are welcome to use the creche facility in the Anchor lounge, but please note that during August this is on a self-service basis.

We pray you find refreshment and challenge in our fellowship together. Do stay if you can after the service for refreshments and take the opportunity to find out a bit more about what people are up to over this summertime.


An Introduction to Attachment and Trauma

There will be a training session on attachment and trauma on Wednesday 6th September from 1930-2130 in the Horizon Room. This is for all those working with our children and young people at church and anyone else who is interested in finding out more.

Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church by 03.09.2017 if you would like to come. Please speak to Sarah Jones for more information.



Remember our café remains open through the summer for a wide range of tasty treats, refreshments and wholesome meals. Open weekdays 9am—2:30pm (during the summer holidays)


Ladies Breakfast

There is to be a ladies breakfast on Saturday September the 23rd at 8.30 am, Please put the date in your diary. More details later.


The small print!

The service is recorded each week, we also take photos and use facebook live at some events in line with our privacy policy to help people share in our fellowship. If you don’t want to be in any of these, then please mention it to one of our welcome team. All materials are reproduced under CCLI licence 5717.


Alpha Course

Phil Gilbert will be running another Alpha course at Durrington New Life from Wednesday 27 September. Please see Phil or Jason if you want to know more details of this course.



In the autumn we are embarking on a number of sessions as we follow Christ’s command of discipleship together and take the time to explore our gifts and ministries. There is homegroup leadership, pastoral training, a discipleship course and a natural evangelism course all running at various times through the summer and autumn. Please do talk with Jason about what you may be interested in taking part in as we endeavour to grow in Christ.


Rev. Alan Edwards

A thanksgiving service for Rev. Alan Edwards will take place on Thursday 14th September at Billericay Baptist Church, CM12 0NS at 1pm followed by light refreshments. All are welcome.


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