The latest news plus
Coronavirus update, news and advice.
Latest advice etc: September 2020
The Baptist Union produce regular updates regarding the possibility of opening up Churches etc for worship, and the measures that need taking to do so. Given the long list [the last advice was 26 pages long!!] Given that, we are planning an experimental service together on October 4th 10.30am at the Church. There will be numerous issues in place to abide by the current Government guidance such as distancing, face masks, no singing or hugging etc etc! We need to know those planning to come and if you are not contacted via the normal church facilities, you will need to contact the Minister. His email contact is on this site.
Further news regarding services will be posted here at regular intervals. It is envisaged this will not be a regular occurrence but rather once in a while as popularity demands. Updates will be available here!
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.
'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 the next page 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 Ephesians 3 v 20.
'Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably than more than all we can ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work in us .
To Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
for ever and ever.