Sunday, 20 March 2016

Forty Days of Daring Greatly April 6th to 15th May

As many of you will know, the Presidential Theme for Baptists Together (the BU) for 2015-16 has been called Daring Greatly.   Nationally each of the Baptist Associations have been encouraged to mark the six week period in the run up to Pentecost (6th April - 15th May) with a focus on demonstrating and sharing the good news. The Eastern Baptist Association,  along with our neighbouring churches in the Central Baptist Association, we are urging individual members, and congregations as a whole, to embrace this particular opportunity to engage in “40 Days of Daring Greatly”.

To help inspire you the EBA had 15,000 leaflets printed – enough for every attender in each EBA church – with a number of ideas and suggestions.   If you come to MRBC regularly, you'll have either already had one of these, or will be able to pick one up at church.  If not, the leaflet is reproduced below and is also downloadable as a pdf   It's in the  CBA format but is barely different from the EBA version.

Let's use the opportunity to think and pray over the 40 days as to fresh ways we can reach out to our family, friends and community.  Some of the ideas are for the church and the Planning Group will be looking through it as it meets in April.  Others are personal and may well inspire just you.   We will also be thinking and praying about the document during our services leading up to Pentecost.

Why not take one idea every day and commit it to the Lord in prayer.  What may not be relevant to Felixstowe may well be a blessing to another church in the Association.

As you go through it, if the Lord speaks to you through it or something makes you think "that's for us" do let one of the Leadership Team or the planning Group know.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Evening Services in March and April 2016

Here is our Sunday Evening Service programme for the next few weeks.

Late Change:    On 24th April, the listed activity has been cancelled. We shall be going to the Taize Service at St Mary's Walton- 6-30pm.