CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS

 

 

Please contact Lynne or Pete to add information to this page.



 

  • Keswick Convention. It was a joy to hold the Keswick Convention in person just as lockdown ended this summer.  A lovely note from one pastor, “we found our hearts stirred and our determination strengthened…to return to evangelism and discipling in the Lord’s people…”. 
     
    The dates for next summer’s Keswick Convention are 16 July - 5 August 2022, when our theme is Grateful. We’d love to welcome you and members of your congregation. Conventioners, who come year after year, tell us they find the Convention a period of real refreshment through faithful Bible teaching, sung worship, outstanding youth and children’s work, and fellowship with many other Christians – all in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District. 
     
    Attached is an electronic postcard with details of the 2022 Convention and some talking points on the Convention. I’ve also included at the bottom of this email suggested wording for your church newsletter or notices. It would be wonderful if you could use these materials to tell your congregation about the Convention as an encouragement to attend, so they can book accommodation. It’s going fast with the rise in staycations!
     
    All the details are also on our website www.keswickministries.org/2022-convention

     
  • Teaching and Training programme through the year, to encourage Christians in their daily walk and ministry. All the details are on: www.keswickministries.org/teaching-training-events. Can I highlight three courses in particular: 
  • Pastoral Refreshment Conference (8th – 10th February 2022): a place where church leaders   and their spouses can come to receive from the Lord and be refreshed for their life in ministry. With Ray Ortlund.
  • Leading Well (31st March – 2nd April 2022): A new biblical and practical workshop to equip, encourage and nourish elders and those in lay leadership in churches who want to grow and develop in their calling as leaders, shepherds and servants of the local church.
  • Faith in the Second Half (10th – 12th May 2022): for those facing, or helping others face, the major transitions in the second half of life, to empty nest, to retirement, to dependent living or to death itself. John Wyatt is the main speaker.
  • Churches Weekends Away. We have also just launched these, with two weekends for small churches or Christian groups to come to the beautiful Lake District for teaching, worship and fellowship together. We provide the core programme, with preacher (Paul Mallard) and band.

 

 



Holiday Club needs cake!  This is primarily for the Parent & Pre-School Cafe but also the Celebration Evening. 

Donated cakes will be gratefully received at The Vicarage (5 Kepwell Court NE42 5PE) any time on Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th Oct.
All donations will be most welcome. But if people would like to let Sam Freyhan know what they want to bake that would help to ensure we don’t get 24 Victoria Sandwich cakes! 01661836059, samantha.freyhan@gmail.com

GENERAL UPDATE

  • Please take a prayer card if you don't already have one, and pray both before and during the club.
  • We have lots of volunteers now and bookings for children are still coming in - praise God!  60+ children at the last count! Please do invite any children you know, using the flyers that are available in church. (Ages 5-11 i.e. school years 1-6 for the regular club, and there's also a parent/toddler group with cafe, and 11s-14s have their own group too.)
  • Sponsor-a-child: Holiday Club is free to attend but costs around £15 per child to run. This is covered by churches and individuals. Financial gifts can be made to Prudhoe Methodist Church via BACS (20-40-09, 60043451 ref: HC2021) or envelopes are available, on top of the collecting box on the platform at SBC. There are two kinds of envelopes, for either gift aid or non-gift aid donations, which can be filled in and your donation placed in one of them in the SBC collection box or given to Tim Knight or Kathy Clegg, who will get them to the Holiday Club treasurer at Prudhoe Methodist Church.

 



It's Back!!!! On the evening of 14th November we relaunch our Live-Wire evenings:  an informal worship celebration for all ages, where churches in the Tyne Valley are invited to come to worshop with a thirst and hundaer for more of God's Spirit.  Our live band are itching and ready to go!  Sorry no refreshments will be served this time.



Stocksfield Card Sale (Sat 6th Nov)

Cancelled this year due to lack of stall holder interest. 



Shoe Boxes for Romania

LAST DATE FOR HANDING IN WILL BE SUNDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2021

It worked really well last year offering the option of monetary donations in addition to donations of items/made up boxes. We do need to know early on however if people would like to give money.   If so please give through Stocksfield Baptist Church account, sort code 30-19-54  Account number: 03220010  AND MARK YOUR GIFT "SHOEBOXES 2021".

We are also dependent on the number of empty shoe boxes, please can everyone try and get spare empty shoe boxes, shoe shops are usually more than happy to give empty shoeboxes if you ask!   Please wrap in Christmas wrapping paper if at all possible, so that the shoe box team at SBC can fill them. Please get empty  shoe boxes to church ASAP.  Church is definitely open on Tuesday and Sunday Mornings. After 18th October,  they can also be dropped off at 31, Baliol Road, Stocksfield.


Last year we managed to fill 175 boxes.    We are aiming to fill at least 150 this year.  We donated for the ususal age groups of children, plus some elderly and family boxes.
Also any new baby gifts are welcome in addition, if there are any avid knitters around who would like to help.

We also need large cardboard boxes to ship the shoeboxes in.  Please flat pack these.

Please click on the link for the shoebox leaflets and information.

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If you have any pressing enquiries please contact: sbcromania@gmail.com 



Eco News:

Our church participates in Eco Church https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/

Please see Church Activities , Eco Church for new information.



Has the pandemic left you with worries, fears or pain from loss? Sharing can help. Every Wednesday from 10-11am Listening Ears (a free service) will be available at Stocksfield Baptist Church - a place to share and be supported. You will be met for a one to one chat by a member of our pastoral team. Simply turn up, pre-book or ask any questions by emailing enquiriesstocksfieldbc@gmail.com

 



NBA News & Resources

Please respond to Paul Revill if you're interested.  

Crucible Course

The Crucible Course,  is an excellent year's training in pioneering mission and new ways of being church.  It's been running for 15 years and has helped many from our Baptist churches to gain confidence in engaging in mission.  Guess what... I've attached a flyer.  The dates for the autumn modules are as follows:

After Christendom: Tuesday evenings October 5, 12, 19; November 2, 9, 16
Church Unplugged: Wednesday evenings October 6, 13, 20, November 3, 10, 17

For more information and to sign up, visit the Crucible Course website

These are all resources that the NBA simply offer  to help you on the journey which God is calling you to travel on.  Please engage with what's helpful and don't feel pressurised to do lots of extra stuff!  



Holiday Club 2021 - Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th October.

Prayer would be much appreciated even if you are not directly invloved with Holiday Club.  Holiday Club will take place this year in Ocotber half-term.  It will run for 3 mornings Puls a celebration on the Friday evening with a fish and chip supper.

Once again we are joining with churches in Prudhioe and the Holiday Club will take place in Prudhoe as in previous years.

The theme for this year will be "Rocky's Plaice" based on the life of Peter and the book of Acts.

Booking forms for children aged 5-14 will be available nearer the time.  Older Young People will be able to be helpers.

We are recruiting adult helpers now.  If you would like to help or have already volunteered or your availabilty has changed please contact Tim Knight or Kathy Clegg as soon as possible



Has the pandemic left you with worries, fears or pain from loss? Sharing can help. Every Wednesday from 10-11am Listening Ears (a free service) will be available at Stocksfield Baptist Church - a place to share and be supported. You will be met for a one to one chat by a member of our pastoral team. Simply turn up, pre-book or ask any questions by emailing enquiriesstocksfieldbc@gmail.com  

 



Please if you know anyone from our congregation who is not meeting with us in person or on YouTub, or are suffering from Mental Health Problems, Please inform the Pastoral Team and they will endeavour to make sure everyone is looked after and feels included and see how they can help.



Prayer Requests

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.

 


Friday morning prayers for Prudhoe and the Tyne Valley 

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. Coordinated by Paul Revill. If you would like to jpass your email adress to Paul and he'll put you on the circulation list!