As we settle into 2019 and try not to worry too much about Brexit our weekly church activities including Anchors (for Children in School Years 1,2 & 3) and Thursday Fellowship (For the older generations) are back up and running.
Sunday 27th January marks International Holocaust Memorial Day and we will be taking time within our Worship Service (10:30am) to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
We also have a couple of special events to look forward to including ‘Tales from Zimbabwe‘ in which Pastor Rich will be sharing experiences and reflections from his recent time in Zimbabwe, and we are gearing up for Lent and Easter and invite you to be involved.
Beyond this we are starting to think and plan for our annual International Dinner (Thursday 18th April) and our Community Fun Day (Saturday 1st June) so pop these dates in your diary and look out for more news in due course.
For more information about all this and more check out our latest newsletter…
We would like to wish you a very Happy New Year from all at Yiewsley Baptist Church. We prayer that you will know the love, joy and peace of God in 2019.
From Sunday 6th to Sunday 13th January 2019 we will be holding a special week of prayer as we focus on God at the start of the New Year and pray for the local community here in Yiewsley.
As a church community we will be praying in our homes, at church and as we spend time in our local community. Everyone is encouraged to pray for the different aspects of our local community including places or worship, schools, charities, local businesses, services such as police and NHS, politicians and councillors, and for all those who live and work in the area.
For more information check out the prayer page here.
If you would like someone to pray for you please email firstname.lastname@example.org where your prayer request will be received, handled in confidence and someone will pray for you.
Over the coming weeks as we look forward to Christmas we have a number of special services in addition to our usual Sunday Morning Worship.
On 2nd December, 10:30am we have a Nativity from Scratch… no one knows what is going to happen or who will be involved. If you turn up there is a role for you if you would like it! Wear your own costume or borrow one of our many outfits. Be a sheep, an angel, Mary, Joseph, a shepherd, a wise man or woman, or even play the role of Herod.
There will be songs and plenty of laughter! It is going to be fun.
On 16th December, 6:30pm we will be enjoying Carols by Candlelight and we will be joined by our friends from the Cornerstone Arabic Christian Fellowship. We’ll be singing traditional carols, possibly some with a twist, and probably some in both English and Arabic at the same time. Come along and join us for a festive evening!
On 24th December, 3:00pm we quieten things down with a Reflective Service that will include time of silence, guided prayers and an opportunity to share in communion together.
Finally on Christmas Day itself we’ll be celebrating at 10:30am with upbeat Christmas Day worship and a chance to show us some of the little gifts we have received as we give thanks to God!
Come along to any or all of these seasonal services as we wait and prepare for the coming of Jesus, Immanuel, God with Us.