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.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 30, 2021 at 3:35 PM|
***Date for your diary*** A reminder that we have a Church Meeting on the 13th April at 8pm! Looking forward to seeing you there!
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 30, 2021 at 6:00 AM|
This Friday, 2nd April, at 7pm we will be holding a short service of reflection on Zoom. Do get in touch if you would like to have the details for the meeting so that you can join in as we mark the events of Good Friday.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 29, 2021 at 5:00 AM|
The Churches Together in Stevenage Easter Video goes live this Holy Week. To watch the video click on the link here:
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 29, 2021 at 4:00 AM|
The Easter Trail starts today and runs until 5th April! If you want to take part click here for the Trail Map! https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1zufAArcC0rgQvUeVkIJnunLSULWHd3El&usp=sharing
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 28, 2021 at 7:00 PM|
As we mark Palm Sunday today here's a link to a reflection:
The reflection was created by Revd Phil Jump and is shared with permission.
A prayer for Palm Sunday:
Lord of Life - we celebrate that You have come to save us. Today we join with the shouts of hosanna from the crowds on that very first Palm Sunday and our hearts are filled with joy!
But as we follow Your journey towards Good Friday when we remember all that You did for us on the cross, help us to know that You are with us when celebrations turn to sadness, when laughter turns to tears, when joy turns to sorrow.
Loving Lord, give us the faith we need to follow you always - whatever our path in life holds. And help us to know You with us through it all.
As the week ahead unfolds why not take time each day to pause and reflect on all that took place that very first Easter.
Photo by Syd Sujuaan on Unsplash
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 28, 2021 at 4:30 AM|
Hosanna! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!
Celebrate Palm Sunday with us today in our service this morning - premiering on YouTube from 10.30am:
Photo by Alicia Quan on Unsplash
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM|
If you're not already aware daylight saving time begins tomorrow so remember to set your clocks an hour ahead tonight!
And join us on YouTube for our Palm Sunday service at 10.30am BST:
Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 27, 2021 at 6:00 AM|
Taking a break from social media and all things electronic can be really beneficial for our mental health - why not unplug today and take a bit of a break? You could use the time to breathe, to sleep, to get creative or get out on a walk.
Photo by Call Me Fred on Unsplash
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 27, 2021 at 5:25 AM|
Daylight saving begins tomorrow morning at 2am so remember to put your clocks on by an hour tonight!
Though if you forget our Sunday service will be available on YouTube from 10.30am so you can always catch up if needs be.
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM|
Our Easter Trail starts Monday! To find all the window displays keep an eye on our facebook page and website for the trail map which goes will go live on Monday! We hope you enjoy finding all the displays!
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 25, 2021 at 12:10 PM|
As we celebrate Easter we've got a whole host of different events taking place - more details about these events will follow in the coming days so do keep an eye on our social media.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM|
Tonight we'll be sharing in our Church Members' Meeting - 7.50pm for 8pm. We will begin with a minute of silence at 8pm to mark the National Day of Reflection.
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 23, 2021 at 5:00 AM|
Today, the country marks a year of Covid with a "National Day of Reflection" to mark the first anniversary of Britain going into lockdown and in remembrance of the 125,000 people lost to coronavirus over the last year.
The public are encouraged to observe a minute’s silence at noon, which will be followed by church bells tolling at 12:01pm.
At 8pm there will be a national doorstep vigil with a touch or a light with prominent landmarks (including the Stevenage Clock Tower) lit up in yellow across the country.
Please can we keep everyone affected by the devastation of Covid19 in our prayers today.
Stevenage Borough Council have also asked that people send messages about your experiences, losses, or thoughts to: CV19remembrance@stevenage.gov.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 20, 2021 at 5:30 AM|
It's Saturday and time to check in to make sure we're taking good care of ourselves. One good way of doing that is committing a Bible verse to memory so that God can bring it to mind when we need it the most - it might be a verse that inspires, comforts or challenges, but I wonder which Bible verse would you choose? Comment below and let us know! #selfcaresaturday
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 20, 2021 at 5:00 AM|
Join us for Saturday Church this morning at 10am as we wonder about Joseph and his Silver Shoes! https://youtu.be/dkzZv-ZcYbU
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 18, 2021 at 9:50 AM|
Join us this Saturday morning for Saturday Church at 10am! This week we'll be looking at the story of Joseph and his Silver Cup!
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM|
Got time for a coffee and a catch-up this morning? Join the Mid-Week Catch-up on Zoom any time between 11 and 12 noon. Message us for the meeting details if you haven't already got them.
Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM|
Please keep the North Africa Prayer Meeting in your prayers as they meet tonight! And if you want to join in please get in touch for the Zoom meeting details!
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 14, 2021 at 5:30 AM|
This morning's service will continue looking at characters from the Easter story - this week we'll be finding out about Mary, Jesus' mother. Join in from 10.30am:
|Posted by Bunyan Team on March 13, 2021 at 5:00 AM|
How amazing is this - all the hearts on the Love Through Lent pdfs carefully cut out and attached to a mirror - then when one is completed it's taken down - what an awesome way to rise to the challenge! We're really hoping everyone who is being blessed feels the love through it all!
Have you done anything creative as part of Love Through Lent?
Which heart could you be thinking about ticking off today as part of #selfcaresaturday?