November is a month of transition, the heating is on for increasing lengths of time, woolly jumpers, hats and scarves are dug out from wherever we left them in the spring. The clocks have changed and we have loud and colourful fireworks, followed by the silence of Remembrance before the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations begin.
In addition to our regular activities and events this month we will be holding a short Service of Remembrance on 11th November to remember those we’ve known and loved who have died in conflict. Whether this was a World War or a more recent conflict all are invites to submit names of those you wish to remember that these will be read out during the service and we’ll include a 2 minutes silence at 11am.
We excited about our new Christmas Market on 25th November. We have a good number of stalls selling crafts, candles, knitted items and pens as well as a few fun activities such as the Nativity Photo Shoot and a visit from Father Christmas.
As a church we remember that Jesus lay down his life for each one of us so that we can have a relationship with God and look forward to Christmas as a time of celebrating his light shining into darkness.
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This year we are kicking off our Christmas festivities with a Christmas Market on Saturday 25th November from 11am to 3pm
A Christmas market with local crafters, carol singing and Christmas songs, festive food, nativity photoshoot, raffle, crafts for children and adults alike and a visit from Father Christmas.
If you would like to have a stall to sell your goodies or perhaps you’d like to perform some Christmas songs then please get in touch (email@example.com | 01895 449898).
To reserve a stall a £10 deposit is required.
Stall holders are invited to raise money for them self or a cause of their choosing though the church is seeking to raise funds for its development fund to improve our facilities and enable increased community engagement.
For more information please get in touch or visit www.yiewsleybaptistchurch.com
After a what has hopefully been a restful summer with fewer church activities and picnicking in the park we are gearing up for a new season at Yiewsley Baptist Church. There will be a new preaching series on Sunday mornings exploring The Art of Discipleship, children’s groups all begin afresh, there are some special events and things to look forward to later in the year…
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Over the coming weeks Nursery Rhymes
returns on the second Thursday each month from 14th September (9:30am-10:30am)
so parents/ carers bring your under 5’s along for a sing and a dance. Our weekly Coffee Morning
opens it’s doors from Friday 15th September
with a fresh pot of coffee, friendship, occasional craft and toys for the children. Tea Time Church
will take place on 17th September at 4:30pm
with a friendly family worship service and a bring and share tea which is always a real treat.
For children in Years 1, 2 and 3
our Monday evening Anchors
group reopens, if you are in these school years and would like to come along new children are welcome to come and try it out from 25th September (5-6:30pm)
Thanks Giving Lunch
Sunday 1st October
see’s us celebrate with a service of thanks giving (10:30am) and an opportunity to bring donations for the young, single homeless in our area. Items such as packets and tins of food, toiletries and things for baking are gratefully received. Following our morning service (approx. 12:30pm)
we will share in a simple community meal of soup and bread, remembering those for whom food poverty is a daily struggle. To help with catering it would be helpful if you could let me or one of the others in the leadership team
know if you are coming. The meal is free but it is suggested that in keeping with the theme we all consider how much we might spend on a meal out with family/ friends (whether that’s fish and chips or a 3 course meal in a 5 star restaurant) and donate this amount to the cause of the young, single and homeless too.
On Saturday 25th November
we are planning to hold a Christmas Market
… would you or anyone you know be interested in having a stall, selling home made creations or getting involved in some way or another, if so contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. You may just want to put the date in your diary ready for coming along to pick up some pre-Christmas treats as we launch our advent and Christmas celebrations.
The sun has been shining and we have been busy. As the school summer holidays approach we will be quietening down a little. This doesn’t mean there is nothing on during July and August but we will be having some time to rest.
Thursday 13th July (9:30am) we have Nursery Rhymes for the under 5’s with their grown ups. Come along and sing, dance and shake. We’ll be taking August off but will be back 14th September, 12th October, 9th November and 14th December so get the dates in your diary and be ready for lots of fun.
Sunday 16th July (4:30pm) will be Tea Time Church – a fun, friendly, family service with a bring and share tea to follow. All are welcome whether young or old so why not come along and enjoy some time together as a church family.
Friday 21st July will be the last Coffee Morning of the Summer but we will be back serving teas, coffees and occasionally cakes and other delicious goodies from 15th September.
As we did last year we’ll be heading over to Langley Park for a fun day out (if it’s dry) on Thursday 17th August, meeting from about 11:00am and sticking around for a few hours. Bring your picnic, Frisbee, deck chairs, picnic blanket and come hangout in the park. If it’s raining we’ll keep dry and stay at home… check the website/ facebook on the day if you are unsure.
Join us in Standing Together
as one community in solidarity with those impacted by the tragic events at London Bridge and Borough Market.
Saturday 10th June 2017, 6pm
Colham Avenue, Yiewsley UB7 8HF
We will stand together, take time to be quiet, to remember all those impacted by the attacks; especially all victims and their loved one, witnesses and those called in to provide protection, help and support.
Standing Together (10th June 2017)