CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS

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SBC's Got Virtual Talent - Saturday 11th July 202 (Posted 05.07.2020)

 

It's not too late to send video contributions to SBC's got talent night!

 

Dust off those talents from before lockdown and any new new ones you've gained since and send a short video (maximum length no longer than 5 minutes) to fivebargate@outlook.com by Tuesday 7th July at rthe latest. Lewis will then put all the videos together and we will watch the talent show together via You Tube (time to be confirmed depending on number of entries but will be around 7 or 7.30ish) on Saturday 11th July. This will be followed by a live Zoom grand final results and chat.

 

Hope to receive lots of entries and support on the night. Any questions please ask Heather or Andrew.


 

Posted 29.06.2020 

TUESDAY 30TH JUNE 2020  - Annual Church Family meeting 8pm on Zoom.  (see your emails for Zoom link)



Posted 27.06.2020

Two science-faith event updates for you.  They are both being run online and are provided either free or with a suggestion of a small donation.

 

Faraday Institute for Science and Religion (Cambridge)

Summer Course 2020

29 June to 3 July (that's next week), with 2 or 3 talks available each day; these will also be recorded and can be found online later.

Online registration is invited; I don't know if this is because capacity is limited for live attendance, but it's free anyway; you don't have to commit to every session!

Website for further information: https://www.faraday.cam.ac.uk

The talks are at 10am and 2pm each day, also at 8pm on 3 days.

Some of these promise to be truly excellent.

 

Christians in Science 'Southern conference' 2020

There's nothing southern about it this year (it usually refers to the location)

The dates are 10-14 August, with one talk each day at 4pm (panel discussion on the Friday)

Preliminary information is here: https://www.cis.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-06-CiS-Update.pdf

and details will be available soon.  There has been discussion at CiS about how to arrange registration and whether there should be a small fee.

The overall topic is 'God and pandemics'

 

On the CiS website (www.cis.org.uk) you'll also find information about 'Catch up Tuesday' talks, which are presented live on YouTube and then available later also.



(Posted 24.06.2020)

Government announces lockdown relaxation

Yesterday the Government announced that from 4th July lockdown restrictions will be further eased.  Our leadership team will be meeting on 7th July to consider the implications for us as a church.




SBC's Got Virtual Talent - Saturday 11th July 202 (Posted 15.06.2020)

 

Back by popular demand, we are once again doing an SBC's got talent night. However due to lockdown this is going to be virtual (ly impossible!!)

 

Dust off those talents from before lockdown and any new new ones you've gained since and send a short video (maximum length no longer than 5 minutes) to fivebargate@outlook.com by 1st July. Lewis will then put all the videos together and we will watch the talent show together via You Tube (time to be confirmed depending on number of entries but will be around 7 or 7.30ish) on Saturday 11th July. This will be followed by a live Zoom grand final results and chat.

 

Hope to receive lots of entries and support on the night. Any questions please ask Heather or Andrew.

 



Soaking Evenings (posted 09.06.20)

 

We missed the opportunity to welcome Andy Douglas to visit in March to do his worship "soaking" evening because of lock-down.

 

 Andy is now streaming these live every Tuesday night, so for those who would like to unwind, relax and enter the presence of God, please see the invite below.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/924884236?pwd=RjIwbVUvbTJBM1pqaWlRV2ovSTgrdz09

 

Meeting ID: 924 884 236

Password: Praise

 

People who have joined us so far have said that they have been able to draw close to God through this time. Most people just turn their cameras off, relax or lie down, listen and draw close as I sing and play relaxing worship. They use the chat to offer prayers or send prayer requests. We prayer for our Churches, the NHS and what's going on...



Puzzling Questions course (posted 04.06.20)

Continues 11th June, 18th June and 25th June



Prayer Requests (posted 02.06.2020)

Remember to log in to the Members Area for updated Prayer requests.  If you cannot rember your log in name contact Lynne Frost for your log in Name. You can then reset your password on the website.  Lynne does not have access to anyones passwords.



Sermon recordings (posted 02.06.2020)

The audio recording of Paul Revill's sermon on Pentecost Sunday is available on the SBC website under Resources (Audio).  Under Resources (Video) you will also find a link to Paul's expanded YouTube video version.  Both of these have been added to the complete collection of recordings available through these links:

Audio recordings: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmarcDzeeQZLoCTTJ7zq9JHggImN?e=AlHNLs

Video recordings: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmarcDzeeQZLtVe2BLqlBLbSskVO?e=GF0Chd

The collection of audio recordings includes an index listing file.

 



Posted 10.05.2020 -

Here is a  link to a YouTube rendering of a sung Blessing prayer made by a wide range of UK church members.      https://youtu.be/PUtll3mNj5U



Posted 10.05.2020

Tim Knight is doing the bible in one minute each weekday, mainly for Red Bananas, but open to anyone of any age.  If anyone wants to subscribe to view the other and new videos​ (Bible in a Minute)      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdlE5grPGlj-eU4oBfxhLdw?view_as=subscriber​

 


Posted 05.04.2020 - PUZZLING QUESTIONS:

 

A short course to help you explore spirituality for yourself - If there is a God out there, where is he and what is he doing? Every Thursday 4th June to 9th July; 8pm live on-line. More info at stocksfieldbaptistchurch.net (current events) or contact  enquiriesstocksfieldbc@gmail.com.  

 


 


CHURCH WEEKEND AWAY - BASSENFELL NOVEMBER 2020 (Posted 02.05.2020)

Escape to the country!    It's time to think about getting out more! No seriously, despite this interminable lock-down, we are hoping, by the grace of God, to be free to go back to Bassenfell in November. 

 If you would like to join us, then please complete the form  in the Members Area and return it to us, preferably electronically to Cathy, as soon as possible. Places usually go quickly!   

Please note the slight increase in prices: adults are now £90 and bedding is £6.50 whilst the child price is unchanged at £45. 

 Please don't let cost be a problem as we want you to come. The church Treasurer can be very amenable, despite his appearance!

 Payment through BACS is infinitely preferable, but if you can't manage this then a cheque is OK, but please note that the Treasurer may delay banking them until he has a number gathered.

 


 Sunday gatherings:  Every Sunday morning at 10.00am.  Via Zoom.  All Welcome (posted 04.04.20) 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/220557344    (Meeting ID: 220 557 344)

Mobile call in: 02080806591  

Landline call in: 0203 481 5240, 0208 080 6591,  0208 080 65920330 088 58300131 460 1196 

 


Posted 3.4.20  Remember to log in to the members area to access the prayer page.  If you cannot remember your user name, contact Lynne.  She will give you the user name and then you can log in like any other website.  If you cannot remember your password, go to "forgot password".  Lynne does  NOT have access to your passwords!



Daily Prayer time 8.30am (posted 31.03.20)

Invitation by St Mary Magdelene's to share with them.  St Mary Mags do not wish the zoom details to be publicised to the plic.  So will add this to the members area only. Do join if you wish and also for Friday morning prayer as usual.



Reflection from Carmen Ward (posted 31.03.20)

Carmen has been thinking (mostly in the middle of the night!!!!) that it would be really nice to have something visula/tangible which we had all contributed to, to remind us of how we got thorugh this "season" (once we are through).  She has wondered if we could put together a collection of worship songs or passages from the bible, or prayers (with comments as to why we have chosen them) and make  some sort of  creative craft work?   If anyone has any ideas they would like to contribute, please send to Carmen or Lynne (email addresses  and phone numbers in the directory, who will co-ordinate the project.  All ideas gratefully received.



Stuck for something to do?  (posted 31.03.2020)

Why not get your creative juices flowing and make/knit items for the shoe boxes.  Hats & scarfs and cuddly animals etc.



Heddon on the Wall House group  (posted 31.03.2020) will meet Every Wednesday at 7.45pm via Zoom.  All welcome



Sermon Recordings are all available on the website.

Video and audio versions of this Sunday's sermon on Romans 6:15-23, are now available under "Resources" on the church website.  A shortened version live in the Zoom session on Sunday.



Friday morning prayers for Prudhoe and the Tyne Valley (posted 27/03/20)

I've shared a few times about the encouraging ecumenical prayer group that meets every Friday morning at 8.30 am to pray for Prudhoe and the Tyne valley. This is now meeitng on-line via Zoom, coordinated by Paul Revill. If you are now at home on Friday mornings and would like to join us, pass your email adress to Paul and he'll put you on the circulation list!

 


 


Call to fast (posted 20/03/20)

We are encouraging as many of our people as possible to fast for one day next week from food and drink (bar water). This is a sacrificial act to seek the Lord together in challenging times and seek a move of His Spirit to defeat this virus.



Poem by Debby Henderson (posted 19/03/20)

Debby felt this was inspired by the Lord and is posted here to encourage us!

A Pandemic has hit our lands,
People are worried, Scarred with fear,
Many will die, the pain of loved ones so dear.

But amidst the darkness a light appears!

Can we see the Love of all he teaches?
The beauty as he lingers near.
The world must change!
Love must be pure!
Our lives belong to him.

Death is but a new beginning
to be with the Lord above.
Our destiny from birth
If we live his truth.



 

First News Item (posted 18/03/020)

 

Please see the Church Policies Page for updated Covid-19 Communication 17.03.2020. We will be adding much more news over the coming days.

We want to keep all channels of communication open in this difficult time and Pete is in numerous discucussions on how we can use Skype, Zoom etc to meet together while social distancing at home!  More information will be released as decisions are made and prayerfully considered.

We are setting up a prayer page in the members area with info on members of our congregation with the Covoid-19 virus or other significant illnesses. For obvious reasons this cannot be on the public part of the site, but will enable all of us to pray for each other (if you have forgotten your log In details, Lynne can give you your Username so you can reset your password on the front page of the website).

When self-isolating or social distancing it is good to have a strategy for each day, and not give in to binge watching Netflix!  This is an opportunity to use our time well and invest in our spiritual lives. Some ideas:

1. Invest in God's Word and your Prayer life.

2. Telephone people (yes old fashioned, but is is good to hear people's voices).

3. Have a daily routine and put structure in to your life

4. Incorporate a daily walk to keep fit and get fresh air.  (Keeping away from other people of course)

5. Use Social Media to honour God and see who we can reach out to in this time.  We see many photos of empty shelves and false news, so  let us flood social media with photos which show good things and news that may be balm to the soul.