BUNYAN BAPTIST CHURCH
Stevenage

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Welcome to the Bunyan Baptist Church News 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.

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Watch in Wonder: Bunyan's Christmas Advent-ure

Posted by Bunyan Team on December 3, 2020 at 9:50 AM

As we go on our 2020 Advent-ure, together we're going to take a few moments out of each day of Deccember to "Watch in Wonder", as we pause, light a candle, thinik about a verse or two from the Bible, and pray. 

You can see the reading plan we're following below... and do share any pics or thoughts as you go #advent #bunyanbaptistchurch 



CTiS Advent Calendar

Posted by Bunyan Team on December 3, 2020 at 8:35 AM

Have you been enjoying the Churches Together in Stevenage Advent Calendar? Click on door number 5 today to hear from Pete at All Saint's Church! https://tinyurl.com/y5uqg335

The Prayer Course - moving onwards

Posted by Bunyan Team on November 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM

We finished our exploration of the Prayer Course in last Sunday's service, but we haven't finished with prayer!! There are still some excellent resources to help us develop our prayer life that are definitely worth exploring in the section on the Prayer Course website called "The Toolshed":

 

http://prayercourse.org/toolshed/

Why not take a look?

Advent Retreat for Women

Posted by Bunyan Team on November 18, 2020 at 1:45 PM


Regent's Park College is delighted to be offering an online Advent retreat for women in the Central Baptist Association on Saturday 28th November, 9.30am till 1.00pm. Tickets cost £15. The Birth of a Dancing Star will be led by Revd Jane Day, Tutor for Community Learning. The morning will offer creativity and a safe space for all who want to spend time in the presence of God in an online community. There will be times on and off screen with led activities. Book a place at: http://eventbrite.co.uk/e/birth-of-a-dancing-star-online-advent-retreat-tickets-123297475067

Worship for Everyone

Posted by Bunyan Team on November 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Worship for Everyone: Family at 4 is live now!

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=724885858380922

We will remember them...

Posted by Bunyan Team on November 11, 2020 at 5:45 AM

Sunday Reflection - November 8th

Posted by Bunyan Team on November 8, 2020 at 4:15 AM

This morning to mark Remembrance Sunday there will be a short reflection on our YouTube channel at 10.30am:


This will finish in time for the service from the War Memorial in the Old Town from 10.50am which will be live streamed on the Stevenage Borough Council YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/user/SBCComms

Remembrance Sunday

Posted by Bunyan Team on November 6, 2020 at 7:20 PM

A reminder that due to current restrictions this Sunday's (8th November) Remembrance Service at the War Memorial in the Old Town will be live streamed. The link will go live at 10.50am on the Stevenage Borough Council YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/user/sbccomms


 

 

Run the Race

Posted by Bunyan Team on November 6, 2020 at 12:20 PM


What happens when you throw an ex-army paratrooper and a 1920’s penny farthing bicycle together? We realise no one has ever asked this question but… in our brand new event, Run the Race, we answer it anyway.

This autumn, Rob Parsons OBE, founder of Care for the Family, Mark Chester, founder of Who Let The Dads Out, and Gerrit Bantjes, founder of having a name that no one can pronounce, join together to bring you this event – specifically designed for men.

Rob, Mark and Gerrit delve into the realities of how we run the race of life, and what perseverance looks like for us as men today. In any physical race, we can do things to help us endure, and the same goes for everyday life. There are real pressures and responsibilities that arise that we can be ready for.

During the event, Rob Parsons speaks with you entirely from the comfort of our studio … while Mark and Gerrit do so whilst facing each other in a literal bike race, filled with obstacles and challenges. We also have some very special guests to help us unpack perseverance, including Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist John Archer.

http://careforthefamily.org.uk/.../even.../run-the-race

Saturday Church and Family Treasure Trail!

Posted by Bunyan Team on October 17, 2020 at 4:20 AM

Join us at 10:00am this morning when the Saturday Church Service goes live! Don't forget your picnic blanket and snacks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwwmdZGyOCU

 

And don't forget our Family Treasure Trail is this afternoon! Join us anytime between 12:00 - 3:30pm at St. Nicholas park (at the car park in Pilgrims Way) for some Harvest fun!

Lets talk about emails!

Posted by Bunyan Team on October 15, 2020 at 6:50 AM

  • Do you receive all your emails from Bunyan?
  • Do you think you are missing out on information we are sending out?
  • Is there a particular subject you'd like more information on?
  • Do you check your spam mail?

Please get in touch if you think you are missing our emails or if there is something you would like to be included in and we will help!l



Prayers for Bridge Builders

Posted by Bunyan Team on October 13, 2020 at 9:25 AM

With schools closed to visitors Bridge Builders are having to rethink the way they engage with schools. This month they will be videoing a re-written version of The Christmas Journey which schools can then sign up to watch virtually.

 

Schools that sign up will be given a school-friendly craft, and links to the videos.

 

Please pray both that the schools will sign up and for the children who won’t be doing all their normal Christmas plays and Nativities!

The Prayer Course

Posted by Bunyan Team on October 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM

 

If you haven't already you may wish to check out sessions 3 & 4 of The Prayer Course that links to our Sunday Service series:

Session 3: http://downloads.24-7prayer.com/prayer_course/2019/sessions/session-3/session3_petition_study_guide.pdf

Session 4: http://downloads.24-7prayer.com/prayer_course/2019/sessions/session-4/session4_intercession_study_guide.pdf


Bunyan Family Treasure Trail - Saturday 17th October

Posted by Bunyan Team on October 10, 2020 at 5:40 AM

 

 

Great news!!! Bunyan is arranging another Family Treasure trail for our whole church family on Saturday 17th October - everyone from Saturday and Sunday Church are welcome to come along and join in the fun!

 

The Family Treasure Trail will be in St Nicholas Park (SG1 4PT) and is wheelchair/buggy friendly.

 

A Bunyan welcomer will be in the car park which is accessed from Pilgrims Way. Just turn up whenever you're ready between 12 and 3.30pm and see if you can solve our mystery word. You may want to bring paper and pencil to jot down the answers.

 

To celebrate Harvest we invite you to bring a tin of fruit or vegetables which will be donated to the Food Shed.
For more information about this and future Bunyan Family Treasure Trails please see this month's I Wonder activity sheet.

For more information about St Nicholas Park go to

http://parksherts.co.uk/parks/view/st-nicholas-park

Bible Verses

Posted by Bunyan Team on October 9, 2020 at 9:05 AM

A thought for Friday!

Continuing the thinking...

Posted by Bunyan Team on October 8, 2020 at 10:50 AM

In our service last Sunday one of the things that Andrew encouraged us to do was to pray God's promises.

 


Why not explore more about what this means by taking a look at this resource created by The Prayer Course: http://downloads.24-7prayer.com/prayer_course/2019/resources/pdfs/11%20How%20to%20Pray%20the%20Promises%20of%20God.pdf

A Time to Mourn - Thursday 15th October

Posted by Bunyan Team on October 8, 2020 at 10:40 AM


Next Thursday at 7pm there will be a short reflective service at Bunyan for those who are grieving.

If you would like to attend this service places MUST be booked in advance either through the Eventbrite listing: http://eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-time-to-mourn-tickets-121562505727?fbclid=IwAR034c40o7XHKR3VESaQE9_2a2x6KNQPnclhBG0uErGESuRP5TRchfgxlz4 or by emailing siobhan@bunyan.org.uk.

How are you praising God today?

Posted by Bunyan Team on October 7, 2020 at 12:45 PM


Join the AMEN chorus!!

Posted by Bunyan Team on October 5, 2020 at 8:20 AM

 

A reminder we're looking for people to join in with next Sunday's service! It's only a quick one - less than 40 seconds!

If you could record yourself singing a voice only version of the Amen chorus (link below), and email it to Matt Smith on llewellynsmith@yahoo.co.uk or WhatsApp on 07968191087 by Wed 7th Oct that'd be fantastic! (try listening to it on headphones on one device, and recording you singing it on another)

We're hoping to get as many people as possible - all ages/abilities!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12r39TwM8bpwtoC8UBM_wGVI5cqxrQKgD/view?fbclid=IwAR0v2DEv8rF61CxQj-CgYkoeoBh6WnKqrbZCz-40ROgN6zRgFuTnKe9m-Mc" target="_blank">http://https://drive.google.com/file/d/12r39TwM8bpwtoC8UBM_wGVI5cqxrQKgD/view?fbclid=IwAR0v2DEv8rF61CxQj-CgYkoeoBh6WnKqrbZCz-40ROgN6zRgFuTnKe9m-Mc

Photo by Bruce Mars on Unsplash

 

 


Prayers for CTiS

Posted by Bunyan Team on October 5, 2020 at 6:55 AM

Please keep in your Prayers Churches Together in Stevenage as they meet for their AGM this evening!



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