BUNYAN BAPTIST CHURCH
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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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Sunday Service - July 12th

Posted by Bunyan Team on July 12, 2020 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Sunday service goes live at 10.30am - why not join us for worship on our Youtube channel and then for a chat and a catch up on Zoom afterwards.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS_lWSr5IcU


Love Stevenage

Posted by Bunyan Team on July 10, 2020 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This would have been the inter-church Love Stevenage Churches Together weekend, where different teams and churches work together to bless our town in really practical acts of service, like litter picking, rubbish clearance, gardening, car washing and more… we can’t do the large events or share in those acts of service together, but maybe we can each still serve in our own way? What could you do in your street or neighbourhood to bless your local community this weekend (while keeping yourself safe and well!)? Share any ideas or before and after pics!



Worship for Everyone: Stop and be filled

Posted by Bunyan Team on July 8, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Worship for Everyone: Stop and be filled

 

A 5 minute inspirational from Nick Drake. This week's theme is GENEROSITY.

 


Twinklers onTV: Week 16

Posted by Bunyan Team on July 7, 2020 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Join Kirsty and Nicola for this week's Gruffalo themed episode!

Click here!




Alpha Course

Posted by Bunyan Team on July 6, 2020 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Open to all churches and for anyone that you know who may have been having questions about life and faith at this time. This 6 week course will be on Zoom and can be done from the comfort of your own home!

 

For more information or to register for the course you can either:

Summer Lemmings Live 25th-31st July at 7pm

Posted by Bunyan Team on July 3, 2020 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Lemmings are excited to announce Summer Lemmings Live! There will be craft activities, crazy games, worship and much more, all from the comfort of your own home!.

 

 

Please go to the Lemmings website here for more details and to register.



 

 

Unity in Focus: Bible Study - Galatians 3

Posted by Bunyan Team on July 1, 2020 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Here's the link to this week's Bible study building on the of 'Unity' from last Sunday's service:

http://drive.google.com/file/d/1HJABA2Wt2GZeRQJ4vv5MS4o61YftB8qo/view?usp=sharing

Worship for Everyone: Stop and be filled

Posted by Bunyan Team on July 1, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This weeks theme is KINDNESS. Take 5 minutes to listen to this week's devotional!

 


 

Butterfly Team Lister Hospital

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Lister hospital has a team of volunteers who help support dying patients and their families, they are called the butterfly team. Our Bunyan friend Margaret Gribbon is one of their trained volunteers. The group recently received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service-the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

 

Butterfly volunteers have spent more than 40 hours with dying patients during April and May, Covid presented extra pressures on the team due to some volunteers shielding, however the service is still in operation 5 days a week.

 

Let’s hold this team and all whom they support in our prayers at this time.



 

 

Sunday Service - June 28th

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 28, 2020 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Join us for our Sunday service at 10.30 followed by our after church catch up on Zoom - hope you can join us!

youtube.com/watch?v=Epj8Baz6cYE


Services and other gatherings at Bunyan: July 2020

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 25, 2020 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello all serivce attenders! 

Following the change in government earlier this week, you will probably have heard the news that churches are able to hold services again from Saturday 4th July. Whilst Bunyan and the Baptist Union are keeping a close eye on the evolving situation, our view at the moment is that we’ll not be re-starting services on site just yet.

 

We’d obviously love to all get together again, but the social distancing requirements that’d limit the number of attenders to 30 people or fewer, the complications for children’s and youth provision, our not being allowed to sing or share refreshments, means that our online services feel closer to the way we’d like to gather than anything we’d be able to do in the building. So rather than trying to create a rota of which 30 people can come on what week, to an all-age service with no singing, no hugs or handshakes and no coffee afterwards, while still producing online content for everyone else who can’t join in on site on any given week, it’s felt we’d be best concentrate our efforts on the online services for a little while longer: a sense that was corroborated by feedback in the recent questionnaire.

 

That said, we really love and miss the fellowship of being together as church… so there are some new things we can explore, if you wanted to find ways of being a bit closer together:

 

• If you’re not already part of a small group that regularly meets over zoom or similar to chat, pray and check in with each other, and you’d like to be, then get in touch via minister@bunyan.org.uk: we’ll find a spot for you!

• Within the guidelines and the broad definition of ‘services’ it appears that it might be possible for small groups to meet at the church in person! Naturally, there’ll be plenty of considerations to manage, but if you wanted to explore using the facilities in that way, please do get in touch with minister@bunyan.org.uk, and we can share our thinking on risk assessments, and the necessary processes and procedures, as well as talking about what’s permissible and beneficial!

• Also, from next month, there could be the chance for 1-2-1 pastoral meetings on site. If you wanted someone to meet and pray with in person (even if at a slight distance!), then we’re exploring ways to enable such meetings. If that’s something you’d value, please do get in touch with the pastoral team via prayer@bunyan.org.uk.

• Quite separate to using the site, some people are finding “socially distanced walks” a lovely and safe way to catch up, chat and pray with one other person – and to take advantage of this sunny weather!

Of course, you might have other ideas about how we can keep growing in our fellowship even while slightly apart, which we’d love to hear… and as above, we’re keeping a close eye on the changing regulations, so that as soon as we can gather in a way that’s safe and conducive to us being a gathered, worship body of church, we’ll be right on it!

 

In the meantime, stay safe, stay well, and stay in touch,

With every blessing,

 

Andrew, Ali and the team

 

Worship for Everyone: Stop and be Filled

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Take 5 minutes to listen to this week's theme of RESILIENCE!

 

'5 Minutes Devotional on the theme of this week's #Familyat4 'RESILIENCE'. What does it mean to be resilient when it comes to the adventure of faith? Take a moment to 'Stop and Be Filled' again with God's perspective, power and purpose. John 5 with Nick Drake.'

Lockdown: A day in the life of Fraser

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 22, 2020 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Enjoy a day in the life of one of our youth and worship team, Fraser. Thank you to him for taking time out of his studies to produce this for us!

https://www.facebook.com/BunyanBaptistChurch/videos/1728167717360437/

Summer Lemmings Live 25th-31st July at 7pm

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 22, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Lemmings are excited to announce Summer Lemmings Live! There will be craft activities, crazy games, worship and much more, all from the comfort of your own home!.

 

Please go to the Lemmings website here for more details and to register.



Sunday Service - June 21st

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 20, 2020 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for our service - do have some bread and juice/wine ready as we share communion together as part of the service.

youtube.com/channel/UCBstlcy26nN4XXj76N0miJw


Saturday Church

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 20, 2020 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Get your snacks and drinks ready and join the fun at Saturday Church in 10 minutes!

Click here to join in! 

Saturday Church

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 19, 2020 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Join us at Saturday Church tommorrow at 10am on our YouTube channel! Bring a blanket and a picnic and join in the fun!

Father's Day

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 18, 2020 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

As Fathers' Day approaches let us pray of for all our fathers and father figures in our lives!

Taking the thinking further

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 17, 2020 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (1)

During our Sunday service we looked at Galatians 1. Here's a Bible study if you want to take your thinking during this week

 

http://drive.google.com/file/d/1F8cZ664ljV3l9YdIJ-I8VmJbVWJjUc59/view?usp=sharing

Worship for Everyone: Stop and be filled!

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Worship for Everyone: Stop and be filled 

 

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A 5 Minutes Devotional on the theme of this week's #Familyat4 'PATIENCE'. Patience isn't easy, isn't glamorous but it is very powerful and important in God's Kingdom. Take a moment to 'Stop and Be Filled' again with God's perspective, power and purpose. Galatians 5 with Becky Drake.


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