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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.

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A few places to find some help...

Posted by siobhan@bunyan.org.uk on April 3, 2020 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Just a reminder that non-medical advice and support, including Foodbank, a kitchen to provide food for those in most need, help for over 70s with picking up prescriptions, walking dogs, or just friendly chats are available from SBC Helpline on 01438 222222. 

Also, Age UK Hertfordshire offer a number of excellent services, and have some great advice on staying well and getting help  - you can find more here: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/hertfordshire/our-services/information-and-ad...

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A message from Bob and Margaret Pryor

Posted by siobhan@bunyan.org.uk on March 30, 2020 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello Again, Lots of virtual hugs and kisses to you all.

 

It's Saturday evening 28th March and we have just burnt Sunday's chicken by forgetting it's in the oven, we were watching a series on netflix "The English Game".

When we realised we had not taken it out and saw how pathetic it looked, we had to laugh!

 

In the present circumstances its no big deal and made Bob and I thankful for what we have. Our hearts go out to those who are knowing bereavment...

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An evening thought: Peace in a troubled world

Posted by siobhan@bunyan.org.uk on March 29, 2020 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 5:9 NLT “God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.”

 

Over the past couple of days, photos of beaches and the sea have been popping up on Facebook: beautiful beaches, with wide sand dunes, frothy white waves breaking, clear blue skies and bright sunshine. I don’t know why sea and beaches in particular, but as I love the sea and had just been to Brighton I didn’t join in directly as I’d already put ...

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A bit of time with the Bible...

Posted by siobhan@bunyan.org.uk on March 27, 2020 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We had hoped to gather this evening to think about the big picture of the Bible together. We've postponed that till autumn, but in the meantime, have a look at this, as Rev Dr Helen Paynter, Tutor at Bristol Baptist College, who is providing a tour through the Bible, with daily updates: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkJ0iVHAOGVtlGc7QMTtkzyjjAGZfbkJE

Share any thougths as we go! 

A message from Bob and Margaret

Posted by siobhan@bunyan.org.uk on March 27, 2020 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Hi everyone, I do miss you all, last Sunday 15th was peculiar not

going to Bunyan as i had my pacemaker op on the 12th march, and

Bob also stayed home to cook lunch etc. but thankfully songs of praise was on and I also listened to some music and read my bible. My pacemaker site is not a pretty one black , blue yellow against pink skin and bubble wrap plaster, whatever next! I had a good week on the whole, went round the block for a walk and Fairlands valley for an outside distan...

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Volunteering for Team Herts Volunteering

Posted by siobhan@bunyan.org.uk on March 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (1)

We know that in these difficult times there will be many of you who feel called to help the vulnerable in our community. If this is something you are considering can we recommend that you get in touch with Team Herts Volunteering who are working alongside Hertfordshire County Council. It’s quick and easy to fill in their form and you can be really clear about what times you are available and how y...

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Encouragement From Trevor Allin

Posted by siobhan@bunyan.org.uk on March 25, 2020 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (2)

Dear Brothers and Sisters

 

During this time of isolation, some may find encouragement through the worship songs sung by the Oslo Gospel Choir. Many of them are available on YouTube.

 

To get you started, here is a link to "In Your Arms": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZhO0X8HSjY

 

Some of the words are particularly appropriate at the present time.

 

With love in Christ

 

Trevor R Allin

 

Sunday Service - 22nd March 2020

Posted by siobhan@bunyan.org.uk on March 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (1)

You can view our Sunday Service here: https://youtu.be/Ew_urXRcQOU

We're joining with Churches Together in England for a National Day of Prayer: www.cte.org.uk/calltoprayer as we think about Jesus as the light of the world (John 8:12)

 

You'll need a candle and way of lighting it!

Please share thoughts in the comments section

 

Special thanks to Cam, Sara, Steve and Jan


Featuring songs:

Come, now is the tim...

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A message from Barbara

Posted by siobhan@bunyan.org.uk on March 21, 2020 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Bunyan Family,

I woke this morning with the words of an old hymn on my heart...I am passing it on to you all as it seems appropriate for these times.

You can listen to it here, and see the words below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SFxG0h57kk


In heavenly love abiding,
No change my heart shall fear:
And safe is such confiding,
For nothing changes here:
The storm may roar around me,
My ...
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Holy Habits in a Strange new world

Posted by siobhan@bunyan.org.uk on March 20, 2020 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The first installment of the new BunyanBaptist  YouTube Channel

Where do we find our purpose, when so much of the familiar has stopped so abruptly? How about looking at Jesus, self-isolating in the desert?

Click here to see the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9zGmfSlzF0&feature=youtu.be

What Holy Habits are you hoping to get stuck into, over the coming weeks?

Share your thoughts here!

Bunyan... a way forward

Posted by siobhan@bunyan.org.uk on March 20, 2020 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

RE: COVID-19 Contingency Planning - A Way forward for Bunyan 20/03/2020

Good Morning!

Following the suspension of our on-site activities, we promised we'd find some new ways of being church together over the coming months, with more contact to come…

It's an old Christian discipline, when facing hard times, to ask ourselves the question: "What is God's gift in all this?" As we meet these tough times together we can be sure to see the new and different gifts from...

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