BUNYAN BAPTIST CHURCH
Stevenage

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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 at 10:30am

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 7, 2020 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Find this Sunday's service here

Pentecost Flame challenge

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 4, 2020 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Last Sunday we had a challenge to create a flame and/or send in a prayer - thank you to those who have been inspired by fruit and flowers! Do send in any more creations!

 

And here's something that Clare wrote to reflect on:

 

The flames of love

 

Entangled from above
Weaving their way all about
Healing our nation from all our doubt
As Months of isolation and solitude roll on
We hope we’ll be able to hug our daughters and sons
This is my prayer and hope for tomorrow
That we will be a better nation with a lot less sorrow
Time will tell but we must be positive and strong
At least it’s what our departed loved ones would have sung!

New Kapporet

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 4, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Last month a new Christian listening and prayer support ministry was launched called New Kapporet.

It's run by lay Christian volunteers and aims to be a space where people are invited to share their hopes and fears, their pain and suffering, and to ask for God's help.

 If this might be something you'd appreciate then find out more through their website: http://newkapporet.org

Pentecost - taking things further

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 3, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

If you'd like to think a bit more about Pentecost then this is the link to a few questions exploring Joel 2 and Acts 2:

 

http://drive.google.com/file/d/1x-xwwTXRPMHlTXEP2D-t_85w73BHxhem/view?usp=sharing

Posted by Ali Taylor

Pentecost Flame Challenge

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 2, 2020 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Pentecost Flame Challenge - thank you to those who have already sent some pictures in. But just a reminder to send in your pictures of flames made from objects around your home, drawings of photos as well as your prayers and we'll get compilation out later in the week.

 

And here's a link to a picture meditation for Pentecost that you could explore this week as well - it might even inspire your creativity for the Flame challenge: http://godventure.co.uk/news/a-picture-meditation-for-pentecost/


 

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Whole Church Prayer Meeting

Posted by Bunyan Team on June 1, 2020 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Just a reminder - we're meeting over Skype for our Whole Church Prayer Meeting tonight from 8-9pm. If you've not got the link but would like to join, get in touch!
We'd love to join with you as we pray together for our nation, town, churches, those who are unwell, and each other.


Prayers for Children Going Back to School

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 31, 2020 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This week some of your children are heading back to nursery or school. We are very aware that this evokes different feelings for different families. May I assure you of our prayers for your children their teachers and you their parents at this time. From all at Twinklers At Bunyan and Bunyan Baptist Church.

 

Bunyan's Sunday Service

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 31, 2020 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Our service goes live in an hour.  This morning we'll be celebrating Pentecost.  Available from 10:30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIiXVT3q1dE

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Pentecost Service - Sunday 31st May

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 30, 2020 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for our service celebrating Pentecost followed by our after church catch up on Zoom - hope you can join us!


 

http://youtube.com/channel/UCBstlcy26nN4XXj76N0miJw

 

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Worship for Everyone: Stop and be filled!

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 29, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Why not take 5 Minutes to relax on the sofa with a cup of tea and explore the deeper theme from #FamilyAt4 of COURAGE How do we act boldly, despite our fears?

 

https://www.facebook.com/worshipforeveryone/videos/241951173804374/?vh=e&d=n

Thy Kingdom Come Prayers

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

For St. Hugh & St. John's prayer check out the link here

For St. Nicholas' Church prayer check out the link here

For Oak Church's prayer check out the link here

For St. Andrew & St. George's church check out the link here 

For Bunyan's prayer check out the link here

For Christ the King's prayer check out the link here.


Help Basils Road win Britain's Friendliest Street!

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

You may be interested to learn that Basils Road has made the shortlist for "Britain's Friendliest street" competition! If you agree, you have until Sunday 31st May to cast your vote!

 

https://www.ingoodcompany.vote/home-with-poll

Olive Branch

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 28, 2020 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We thought about the wonderful Olive Branch Network in last Sunday's service!

The Olive Branch Network was established in 2016 and became a Registered Charity in March 2017. The Charity aims to support babies and their parents who are in difficult situations by providing them with Moses baskets filled with much needed essential items.

As they continue to support new mums, the demand for their services are now greater than ever!

Could you help by buying an item from their amazon wish list, and by remembering the work of this charity in your prayers?

You can find out more about the charity, thier incredible work, and other ways of support them at there website: https://www.theolivebranchnetwork.org.uk/donate-items

 

Sunday Service at 10:30am

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 24, 2020 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The Sunday Service is live here now!

Family at 4!

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 23, 2020 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Worship for Everyone: Family at 4 will be on again at 4pm this afternoon - lots of fun, a story and songs!

www.facebook.com/worshipforeveryone/

Posted by Ali Taylor

Thy Kingdom Come

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 22, 2020 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Today Rev Kojo Wood from Elim Pentecostal Church prays Thy Kingdom Come. Check out his video here!

Thy Kingdom Come

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 21, 2020 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Join Churches Together in Stevenage as part of the global wave of prayer around the globe. We will be praying between Ascension and Pentecost for people to come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ. May 21st - May 31st 2020.

As today is Ascension Day, please join us in praying Thy Kingdom Come. Today Rev Gimeno, Chair of CTiS and Minister Great Ashby Community Church prays for us. 

For more information and resources to assist people in prayer during this time please check out the Churches Together in Stevenage Facebook page! 



 

Daniel - continuing the thinking

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 21, 2020 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

On Sunday we prayed for the persecuted church inspired by a video produced by Open Doors. Check out their website if you want to find out more and find other inspiration for prayer. The video called "Faith and Danger" reveals some of the challenges faced by those who cannot live our their faith in freedom as we do. Find this and other inspiring videos at: vimeo.com/opendoorsuk

 

Posted by Ali Taylor

Contribute to the Pentecost Celebration from your home!

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 20, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We have had a request from the Thy Kingdom Come Ecumenical Planning Group for Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Jonathan Lloyd from St Albans Abbey is working on a Pentecost Celebration with contributions from across the churches to be shared online on Pentecost Sunday, the 31st May at 6.30pm. As part of this video event he is asking for very short videos of people looking straight into a camera saying just one line, any one line from the Lords Prayer. He would like these in the traditional version(see below) and if people have a second language contributions are also welcome in that language too (although can they be sent with a translation please).

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen.

 

Can these videos please be emailed directly to Jonathan at jonathan.lloyd@stalbanscathedral.org

 

Life in Lockdown

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 19, 2020 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We've been challenging different people from the church family to share a day in their life! Last week we heard from Fin. This week it's Sara Ginn... and next week; we might be asking you! To view Sara's day check out her video here.

 

 


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