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Week Of Prayer

Week of Prayer

INTRODUCTION We’re designating 13th -20th January 2019 as a week of prayer. During this week we are going to be using the Lord’s Prayer as our focus for our prayers. Over the week, we want to praise and give thanks to God, drawer closer to Him, and hear what he has to say to Worcester Park Baptist Church, especially concerning the appointment of a new minister. We’re using the Lord’s Prayer throughout the work as the focus for our prayers. “What…
Jonathan Hill

Hub Project Fundraising… Church member to cycle 960 miles

One of our church members, Jonathan Hill, is cycling 960 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 10 consecutive days from 22nd August to 1 Sept 2018 in support of Cancer Research and subject to amount raised will match fund for our Hub Project. If anyone would like to support Jonathan, the Just Giving page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jonathan-g-hill/ Our Hub Project is to update the Church to provide facilities to further interact with our community and offer additional amenities and activities, especially…

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…

Lucy writes… December 2016

We are now entering the season of crowded shops, sparkly lights, parties, and concerts…yes, it is Christmas. If you get a chance to relax any time before the big day, I wonder what would you like to do? Cooking, seeing friends and family, buying and wrapping that perfect present; many of us like to nestle down on the sofa and watch a good Christmas film. I wonder what is your favourite Christmas film? Perhaps you’re a big child and enjoy…

Lucy writes… November 2016

In July I had the opportunity to see Shadowlands at Richmond Theatre. The play tells the story of how C.S Lewis and falls in love and marries Joy Gresham. It is far from the Hollywood love stories: this is about a slow burning love. It is a love that is revealed in the suffering and pain of illness. It is a love that sifts and tests Lewis’ own understanding of God. At one point in the play Lewis’ colleagues are…

Lucy writes… October 2016

It is so good when you hear similar messages in different ways and in different places; for me it just confirms that God is trying to say something to me. Last month Ali wrote about prayer and used the bible text from Matthew 21:13 where Jesus quotes from the book of Isaiah. In the article Ali emphasised the importance of prayer in the life of the church. The reason it was so significant that Ali chose this bible text was…
Ali Mills

Ali Writes… September 2016

When visiting the temple Jerusalem, Jesus is overcome by the injustice of those in the temple courts who have turned the place into a social club and a place of personal profit making. As he reprimands these people Jesus quotes the book of Isaiah: “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it a ‘den of robbers.’”  (Matthew 21:13) So God’s house is to be a house of…
Prayer Course

Prayer Course

The prayer course includes six interactive sessions for small groups based on The Lord’s Prayer, covering topics such as intercession, dealing with disappointment, learning to listen and spiritual warfare. The material has been produced in conjunction with Alpha & 24-7 Prayer (Prayer, Mission & Justice) movement. We started this new series on Sunday 18th September. Please do consider joining a Connect Group through this time to be encouraged by others in your personal prayer life as well as our corporate…

Jonathan writes…. July 2016

As part of the preparation for Lucy’s sabbatical, deacons were asked to consider writing an article for the magazine. I was very happy to help and volunteered. Then Lucy suggested the topic of premises, so it has made my task easier. A few days before writing this I was reading through Samuel 2 over breakfast …David becomes King, conquers Jerusalem and calls it the City of David, takes up residence and builds himself a palace with the King of Tyre’s…

Charis Writes… June 2016

This year some of our congregation are celebrating some big birthdays. These birthdays, usually ending in 0, are milestones in our lives that we mark and remember. In this year two members of my family reach their milestones- my eldest son Jacob will be 18 (I know I don’t look old enough to have an adult son!!) and my husband will be 10 years older than 40!! We will celebrate these birthdays as we thank God for the passing of…

Lucy Writes… May 2016

Staying close to the source of our light There are two things uppermost in my mind as I write this magazine article; and the two are related to each other. Firstly, I’ve been asking the question about what does it mean for the church to be a beacon of light? I (and the other leaders of the church) have/will be giving a little bit of thought about the next academic year this month; both in terms of building up the…
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