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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Worship for Everyone: Family at 4!

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 9, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Worship for Everyone: Family at 4 is going live at 4pm today! Join the Drake family for songs and stories on their YouTube channel later today!


Being good neighbours

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 9, 2020 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Bunyan has joined the Your Neighbour Network - have at look at thier website to see more info https://yourneighbour.org/

The network has been created to combat lonliness and isloation, by supporting chruches as they connect with their local community, to serve and bless in practical caring ways: let's be really good neighbours! 

The Pugh Prayer Meeting

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

The Pugh Prayer meeting is on 11th May via zoom at 6.30pm.

Mim and Owen plan to join in too! If you would like to take part please get in touch for the log-in details.



Zoom Catch up

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 8, 2020 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

If you've received the weekly notices email then you'll have got the details on how to join our Zoom after church catch up meeting on Sunday 10th May at 11.15am - if not then, as ever, do contact us at admin@bunyan.org.uk

If you've been missing seeing some familiar faces then join us on Sunday with a cuppa in hand and biscuit, if you have one - if not you've always got time to bake some ready! Come prepared to share a high and, perhaps a low as well, of being in lockdown and we're also hoping to make use of the Zoom break out rooms for a bit of an easier way to chat with one another in smaller groups.

Ali will be hosting the meeting and we look forward to welcoming you!

Posted by Ali Taylor



Let's get together...

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 6, 2020 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Having encouraged everyone to try and meet up for a catch up and a cuppa after last Sunday's service, this coming Sunday we're trying something new!

 

The plan is to hold a meeting on Zoom starting after the morning service has premiered - bring yourselves, a hot drink and maybe a biscuit (or two)!

 

The details you'll need to access the meeting will come out with the weekly notices - but if you don't receive these and would like to join in then to get signed up to the mailing list please get in touch with us at: admin@bunyan.org.uk


Gideon - Taking things further

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

At the close of Gideon's story God has brought about peace in the land. Where do you need God's peace right now? Maybe you could consider praying the prayer below and spending some time in quiet reflection asking for God to bring His peace in your heart and mind, or in the situation that you're thinking of.

 

Posted by Ali Taylor

Sunday Service at 10:30am

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 2, 2020 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A reminder for you all to join us at our Sunday Service on our YouTube channel at 10:30am! This week as part of our God's Great Power series we will be looking at Gideon. 

An accompanying all age activity sheet for families can be found here . It is hoped that this wll encourage discussion at home so that you can learn from Gideon's story and apply it in the coming week!

Worship for everyone: Family at 4

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 2, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Another brilliant episode on the way at 4pm today with songs, a story and fun with the Drake family!

 

https://www.facebook.com/worshipforeveryone/

Churches Together in England - Prayers of Hope

Posted by Bunyan Team on May 1, 2020 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

As our nation faces the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, Churches Together in England (CTE) is encouraging Christians across our nations to continue uniting in prayer, praying #PrayersOfHope in their homes at 7.00 pm each Sunday evening. Please join them in prayer at this challenging time.

 

CTE has also prepared a candle poster for those who would like to place a permanent symbol in their front windows of Christ’s light shining in the darkness. The poster comes in many forms and includes one that can be coloured in! The poster has been made available due to awareness of the potential fire risk posed by lighting live candles, particularly on windowsills and not wnating to overburden the emergency services at this time. 

 

‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.' John 1:5

For more information on the campaign and for copies of the poster please go to he Churches Together in England page.


 

Clap for the NHS!

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

As you clap for the NHS and all Key Workers this evening please can you also keep in your prayers our Pastoral Care team who are doing a fantastiic job looking after you all!



A bit more Bible Study?

Posted by Bunyan Team on April 30, 2020 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

There are some Bible passages where it can be quite hard to accurately express in English was is actually being said... Trevor A. (one of our Members) has shared a number of Bible Studies on some of these more complex passages... and it makes for fascinating reading! Have a look and see: http://livingwater-spain.com/preface.htm

Coffee Catch up after Sunday Service?

Posted by Bunyan Team on April 29, 2020 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

If you're missing catching up with friends; why not try and arrange a post service tea or coffee over the phone after the Sunday Service?

Attitude of Gratitude

Posted by Bunyan Team on April 28, 2020 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week's Sunday Service, and in the Twinklers At Bunyan video, we were thinking about an Attitude of Gratitude...

How can you keep gratitude near the surface, today? 

What are you thankful for, and how could you capture and share it? 


Worship for Everyone: Family at 4

Posted by Bunyan Team on April 25, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A reminder that Worship for Everyone: Family at 4 is on again today. Join the Drake family at 4pm on their facebook page for their brilliant teaching and worship!

 

https://www.facebook.com/worshipforeveryone/

Or if you miss the live version you can catch up with all their vidoes on their YouTube channel below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2dYemDuCz36mIKAt0DwhcA



FairTrade Foodbank Partnership Update!

Posted by Bunyan Team on April 24, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

A message from David

Once again a huge thank you to all of you for your donations which have allowed us to send a third impressive consignment to the foodbank. The attached photo shows the variety and amount of fairtrade goods together with an individual donation of goods not available from Traidcraft. People are being very generous which means that we can respond to the messages from the foodbank that they are in urgent need of more supplies otherwise they will run out. We already have another order in with Traidcraft which will be available to send next week. It will contain both rice and pasta which are now both in stock again.

 

This scheme is a triple blessing - for the overseas producers who desperately need to continue selling their produce, for Traidcraft who need to keep trading if their fairtrade work is to survive and, of course for those who receive the supplies of food also desperately needed. You are all part of these blessings - thank you.

 

I hope and pray that you and your families are all well and are keeping safe.

David


 

 

David - taking things further

Posted by Bunyan Team on April 23, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is a Bible study on Psalm 13 to help us to continue our thinking about David this week - why not take some time out with a coffee to study God's word.

 

Posted by Ali Taylor


Praying together

Posted by Bunyan Team on April 22, 2020 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Over the past few weeks Baptists Together have been sharing together in prayer across the nation at 7pm on Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 7pm.

Why not join with the Baptist family this evening or revisit some of the past broadcasts available on the Baptist website:

www.baptist.org.uk/prayerbroadcasts

Posted by Ali Taylor




Verse of the year

Posted by Bunyan Team on April 22, 2020 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Following on from one of our challenges from our Sunday Service on YouTube http://https/www.youtube.com/watch?vYjVuA1qt7k here are a couple of versions of our verse of the year:


Spring Harvest at Home - available til the end of April

Posted by Bunyan Team on April 22, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

If you've haven't yet managed to check out Spring Harvest at Home on their Youtube channel then the videos will be available until the end of April:

https://www.youtube.com/user/SpringHarvest/" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/user/SpringHarvest/

 

There's some great videos to watch including some challenging inspiration from Bishop Jill Duff:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLcQ_Q1Nnlw" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLcQ_Q1Nnlw

 

Great devotionals led by Pete Greig:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df1zzf5AS8o" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df1zzf5AS8o

 

And the Big Start is also worth a look - if you want a laugh then check out the video montage of the theme song 'Glow': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ffScE3myc" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ffScE3myc

 

There's lots to explore no matter how young or old you are!

 

Posted by Ali Taylor


A message from Bob and Margaret Pryer

Posted by Bunyan Team on April 21, 2020 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

4th Round, A knockout Chicken

Hello again, Friday 3rd April, mixed blessings,woke up felt disorientated all day had to move around slowly, low blood pressure maybe! But good news as our daughter had ordered fish and chips to be delivered from J.Js in the new town centre ( other chip shops available ) simply divine.

Saturday I woke up feeling fine again, cooked an all day breakfast for us which we do not normally have except on holiday so a real treat. plus a cream cake. don't let my diabetic nurse know please. We are looking forward to the Sunday Service again, saw twinklers on line in the week also, loved Nicola's "going to the moon" brilliant song.

5th April Sunday service, so good to be part of it.

Chicken turned out fine Sunday, which was just as well because our first on line shop on the 9th had no chicken or eggs. but we have plenty of food, fruit and veg. Baa humbug! O, even Plums are back. So bye for now God Bless you and keep safe.

 

 


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