Welcome to the Bunyan Baptist Church Blog page!
We want to keep in touch with you while the church site is closed! You can find our YouTube channel by clicking on the tab at the top right, with Sunday Services, videos for Saturday Church and Twinklers Families, and a few other bits and pieces. We'll also be providing you other resources, activity packs and ideas here to help us all stay in touch, and to stay well. So please do keep checking in here and on our Bunyan Baptist Church and Twinklers at Bunyan facebook pages to keep in the loop.
Please do comment on the below posts. If you'd like to add a new post, please email the content to Siobhan or get in touch via the Contact Page.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 27, 2020 at 4:00 AM||comments (0)|
Here's the link for our Sunday service - premiering as usual at 10.30am: http://youtu.be/kEJ8907vha0
This morning we'll be exploring another aspect of prayer in the second in our series inspired by the The Prayer Course.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 25, 2020 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
Please keep in your prayers the MYC who are meeting for the first time in over 6 months to join together for their picnic tomorrow! Let us pray that they have an enjoyable time and for great weather!!
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 24, 2020 at 10:20 AM||comments (1)|
We started a new series on prayer on Sunday: You could try out the things we were talking about by praying about our upcoming Church Meeting, where we'll be thinking about lots of things of things, including voting on the appointment of some trustees:
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 23, 2020 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
"A Time to Mourn" Service on 15 October at 7pm: This is a short reflective service for those who are grieving. To comply with the latest COVID-19 legislation places at this service MUST be registered in advance either through the Eventbrite listing http://eventbrite.com/e/a-time-to-mourn-tickets-121562505727 or via our church administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 20, 2020 at 4:45 AM||comments (0)|
Here's the link for this morning's service that premieres as usual at 10.30am: http://youtube.com/watch?v=RUC2V15bTz8
Today we'll be commissioning all those who work with our children and youth. We're also beginning a new series with a focus on the Prayer Course material and we'll be celebrating communion together. So please remember to have some bread and juice or wine ready for this part of the service.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 19, 2020 at 4:00 AM||comments (1)|
Hope you're got your snack and drink ready for Saturday Church this morning. Catch the latest edition from 10am: http://youtu.be/UHmH03ppq0U
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 17, 2020 at 12:40 PM||comments (1)|
Don't forget a brand new edition of Saturday Church goes live on the Bunyan YouTube channel at 10am this Saturday.
This month we'll be wondering about acorns and that afternoon there will a Treasure Trail for you to follow at Fairlands Valley between 12-4pm!
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
The Monday youth group (aka MYC) kicked off this evening for the new term! Please praying for the young people and the leaders as they continue to get together online: that they'd get to know each other better and have a great time hanging out.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 13, 2020 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
In this week's serivce - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZbREdPtHOI - we heard about the Leprosy Mission
You can find out more about how to pray for and support this wonderful work here: https://www.leprosymission.org.uk
If you wanted to dig more into the service's passage where Jesus meets with 10 lepers, you can read the story here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+17%3A+11-19&version=NLT ;
There are also some follow up questions here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cUal3SXCQ_03_UyHu7HsaQRPW5l3xtMn/view ;
And an activity sheet for children here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oU3J7tQQtFnbWeLDT5yjWh6UwrA6BWow/view ;
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 11, 2020 at 8:20 AM||comments (2)|
Today we want to share a statement made by Churches Together in England on the subject of Racial Justice. We agree wholeheartedly with this statement and would like to assure you all that we are committed to addressing racism and racial injustice both in church life and the wider society!
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 10, 2020 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
We're organising a Saturday Church Family Treasure Trail on Saturday 19th September!
The trail starts on the footpath next to Monks Wood in Fairlands Park (not the Lakes). Park opposite the football ground on the A602. The nearest bus stop is opposite Pizza Hut on Monks Hood Way. Look for the yellow ribbons and a friendly guide from Bunyan!
Head along between 12-4pm and see if you can work out the clues! Don't forget to take paper and a pen and/or a phone to record your answers.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 7, 2020 at 4:10 PM||comments (2)|
Did you know that Stevenage Vineyard launched a Stevenage Money and Debt Advice Service last month for local residents? It is open to all churches or church members who wish to be involved in either a befriending capacity or to receive training as a debt coach. Initially to be run remotely this will move to a drop-in service as restrictions ease! Please share the news!
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 6, 2020 at 4:15 AM||comments (2)|
Good morning everyone! Looking forward to worship this morning - here's the link for our Sunday service that premieres at 10.30am.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 5, 2020 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
Can anyone believe how fast Saturday has come round again? But it does mean that it's time for the reminder that our Sunday service goes live tomorrow at 10.30am on our Youtube channel. Do join us if you can!
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM||comments (2)|
Today, we especially remember and pray for those parents, carers, guardians, grandparents and parent figures, who are supporting children in adjusting to school. As they look ahead to the coming weeks, look back on the past few months, and plan for today, may they know God holding them.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 2, 2020 at 8:15 AM||comments (1)|
Here's a reminder of the link for the digging deeper Bible study linked to our Sunday service:
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 2, 2020 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
Today, we especially remember and pray for those children who are getting ready to return to school, or who are going to school for the first time.Let's pray blessing, peace, courage and safety over this whole generation!
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 1, 2020 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
Great news! Over the comings weeks and months, in response to the latest advice regarding Covid-19 from the Government and Baptists Together, we're looking forward to re-starting some of our on-site church life, as well as continuing to share in our online fellowship via our YouTube channel, our website and more!
You can read more about it in letter from Bunyan's Ministers and trustees:
|Posted by Bunyan Team on September 1, 2020 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
Today, as we get ready for the start of term, we're praying especially for teaching staff everywhere... if you know a teacher, TA, support staff or any in education, pray for them and maybe drop them a note of encouragement, as they get ready for a whole new school year full of some unique challenges and opportunities
Let us seek God's guidance and direction so that we may walk in His ways, following His leading every day.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on August 31, 2020 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|