Posts from 2017

Posts from 2017

Charis writes… September 2017

Being church- altogether! This term at Worcester Park Baptist Church we are looking at the theme of Being Church. For me being church at Worcester Park means being together- all of us no matter what our age, size, race, language, ability or gender! That’s why we like to have time at the start of our service when we can all worship and be together. We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable and able to feel part of this great…

Summer Holiday Toddler Sessions

Come to one of our summer holiday sessions at Worcester Park Baptist Church and keep your little ones amused through the long summer break. Choose from the following dates… and sign up to let us know that you are coming… Wednesday 2nd August Stay and Play 9.30- 11.30 £2 Thursday 3rd August Twins and multiples stay and play £2 Monday 14th August Songs and Stories- 10-11am £3 Thursday 17th August Twins and multiples stay and play £2 Monday 21st August…

Lucy Writes… Summer 2017

I was ironing my sheets, allowing my mind to wander, trying to think about what to write in this month’s magazine article – well ironing is a rather mind-numbing exercise! I invited God into my thoughts and then it came to me. Over the last few months I have been praying the Examen, either in the evening or before I go to bed. It is a prayer of inviting God to be with us as we review the day we…

Lucy Writes… June 2017

On Sunday 7th May we had a great Bring & Share Lunch (if you weren’t there you missed a wonderful event in the life of the church!). We tried different flavour dishes from all over the world: Korea, African nations, as well as some British favourites. For pudding we had trifles, cheesecakes, cakes, and apple crumble. We spent time catching up with each other: all-ages, and cultures together. It included people who have been here for a long time and…

Lucy writes… May 2017

During my Sabbatical, and since then, God keeps reminding me of the importance of spending time with Him. How often I spend time worrying, talking, doing things without first spending time with God. It is true to say the first thing that goes when I feel busy or stressed is prayer. I have time for other distracting things like surfing the web but not for prayer, and yet I know that things won’t change in me or in others without…
Seeking God's Will

A call to seek God’s will

The community survey is done – where do we go from here? Over 200 people and agencies have told us what they feel are the needs of our local community. Please join us as we now seek together to answer the question: What is God saying to us about how we minister to our community? Sunday, 7 May (after service) Join us to share some multicultural food and talk together about what we’re hearing from God. Wednesday, 10 May (7.30pm)…

Lucy writes… April 2017

We are coming up to Easter – that time of the year: of Easter eggs, Spring, and…well I’m not sure what most people think regarding Easter? I was surprised to read in the Guardian that Carolyn Bailey of Good Housekeeping was saying: “Now Easter is becoming like a second Christmas.” I think she may have meant in terms of buying things for Easter – it is another time of year for family to get together, share more food, and eat…

Lucy writes… March 2017

Ever wondered where is the hope in the culture around us? It can be hard to see, can’t it! Overall many people in my generation (the Millennial generation) have become disillusioned with politics, and if you read the papers you can see why! Having talked with my friend in the US she is quite sceptical of certain media channels in the USA as they seem to ‘dress the truth’ up, and are quite unbalanced in their reporting. It seems therefore…

Lucy writes… February 2017

There’s something about watching a good film or TV series isn’t there? It is great to unwind, and absorb ourselves in something beyond the immediate, and imagine a new world of possibilities- even if just briefly. A good film tells a story; it has drama, suspense, intrigue. A good story gives us a lens to see the world in a new way. So, when I went to see Silence I was hoping for all those things, but I was also…

Lucy writes… January 2017

Looking back at 2016 we have had some momentous news headlines that have shaped and impacted our lives. Several talented and famous people died, to name a few: David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Terry Wogan, and Alan Rickman. Then we had the vote to leave Europe, a new prime minister in Theresa May, and Donald Trump was elected to the White House. Not to mention terrorist attacks, and the continued bombings of Syria, which has led to a refugee crisis in…