The Good News is that God is NOT on Lockdown!!
The latest news plus
Coronavirus update, news and advice.
Latest advice etc: April 2021
The Baptist Union produce regular updates regarding the advice and legal aspects of church services and these are published to local Baptist Churches.
In Whitchurch, although small, we will continue to adhere to these guidelines and give regular updates here. Look on the 'Updates' and 'What's on' pages to keep abreast of what's happening in the future. We are tentatively planning 'face to face' services on May 2nd and June 6th but please note, these are subject to the current situation applicable then, with guidance taken from both the B.U. and government.
Clear updates will be given both here, on our 'What's on' page and also Facebook page. These are also planned to stream live on Zoom too!
Meanwhile whilst being sensible in following the advice given, especially those 'older folk', do keep a look out for those you know who may be glad of a little help either with shopping etc or a chat on the phone, whatsapp, text, facetime etc.
Continue with the Govt advices/rulings, with good hygiene practice already in place, and determine to spend sometime each day praying for the local, national and global situation, because...............
'There is a God in heaven who answers prayer!'
A word of encouragement from Psalm 46.
'God is our strength and refuge, an ever present help in time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear!'
The great thing about this promise is that it does not have any caveats or defining factors to it! It says quite clearly that 'God IS our strength and refuge' with no strings attached. No matter how you feel, no matter what you are going through, good or bad, whatever is on your mind, whatever is worrying you-- 'God IS our strength and refuge' ...and boy, do we need to hear that just now! We certainly are in 'troubled times' but because we take on board the truth of this Psalm, we can say, albeit hesitatingly, 'therefore we will not fear!' We don't have to be in a particular 'holy mindset' for this to apply -- it already does!! It tells quite clearly that in spite of everything 'God IS.....' no ifs or buts!
Can we encourage you to take on the A.B.C. of this?
1 ACKNOWLEDGE IT
2 BELIEVE IT
3 CLAIM IT.
W.B.C. like most other Churches, have organised several
'on line' events specifically for the fellowship.
We are currently making good use of Zoom, as it enables
us to keep in touch with other, to actually 'see' each other and to be able to share limited conversation!
Details of meetings and access to them are listed on separate pages and if you would like to find out more or indeed join in with us, please feel free to contact the email addresses listed.
Meanwhile, thank you for visiting W.B.C. ---
although we are not 'doing Church' in the way we are used to, we ARE still 'The Church' -- part of the Family of God and closely linked with every other part of this fantastic Family!
Our chosen verse for the year is:
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you.
He will be with you;
He will neither fail nor abandon you.
Deut 31 v 8