Dear church family,
Last Sunday we celebrated together in worship as a church family and brought together our offerings as part of a gift day for the new mezzanine. This is a key project for us as we seek to make room for our growing church family.
I wanted to write to say thank you to all those who have contributed so far and most of all thank you to God for His generosity to us. So many people joined in with giving and we have received over 80% of the required funds to complete the project, praise God! If you have not yet had the opportunity to give, you can still do so with the reference 'Gift Day 2023'. We will announce the final amount soon.
The Lord has been good to us as a church family and it is good to recount the many ways he has blessed us. It is also good to reflect our gratitude to him as we bring not just our offerings but our whole selves to him in worship.
Psalm 116 says in verse 12:
What shall I return to the Lord
for all his goodness to me?
It goes on to say in verse 17:
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you
and call on the name of the Lord.
Please continue to join with us in calling on the name of the Lord as we seek to complete the work we have committed to as a church family.
May you carry the Father's blessing, may you know His generosity to you in Jesus and may God cause praise and thanksgiving to overflow in your life by the power of the Holy Spirit.
With much love,
SUNDAY GATHERING 10:30AM Join us for a one off sermon with Katie speaking on 'Expectancy in the Waiting'. For those who are unable to attend in person please join us on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Qg2KByT6aL8
LEAD THEOLOGY COURSE starting on the 7th October we have a 10 month course exploring biblical and practical theology. If you would like to come along email email@example.com.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE WELL. As many of you know as a church we feel called to love and serve our community - one of the frontline ways we do this is through The Well. Are you available on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday mornings? We are looking for adult volunteers to help with this vital ministry. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more.
Givaudan 10K Training Run For those thinking of running in the Givaudan 10K road race on 8th October (or if you would like to run with others), Rachel invites you to join her for some training runs starting from the church car park on Thursdays at 6:30pm. Contact Rachel for more details on 07754 032449.
If you would like to take part as a runner, the run is open to all abilities; details are: https://www.sportingeventsuk.com/enter-an-event/givaudan-ashford-10k
Givaudan 10K Road Race
Sunday 8th October 2023
The route for this run starts at the Julie Rose stadium and comes directly past church. Last year we set up an extra support 'Hype' station. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to be out there with our community supporting a local event. We provided water, sweets, music and most importantly, supporting the runners as they came up the hill with lots of encouragement! We had so many appreciative comments from runners last year and we will be supporting them again this year. More details to follow...
Love Willesborough Knitting & Crochet | Wednesdays | Main worship space | 7-8:30pm
The 'Real' Meal | 2nd October | Woolpack pub (Smeeth/Brabourne) | 7pm
Lead Theology Course | 7th October | 9:30am-3:30pm
Givaudan 10K Road Race | 8th October
AGM | 9th November | Main worship space
Sparks & Firestarters | Sunday mornings | In the church hall | 0-3 & 4-10 year olds
Blaze | Sunday mornings upstairs in the well | years 6-8
Ignite | Friday | 7-9pm | Main worship space | years 7-13
Furnace | Mondays | 7-9pm | Katie's manse | years 9-13
The Well | Open Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays | 9-12 (Closes 11am this week)
Renew Wellbeing | Tuesdays in The Well | 2-4pm
Prayer | Before our Sunday service | front of church | 9:45am
Early Morning Prayers | Thursday mornings | 6:30am | Join here: www.willesboroughbaptist.church/prayer