Nineteen people attended the service today which was led by Maureen Burrows with additional contributions by Elijah, Dorothy, Tina, Dave, Cynthia and our beloved Glynis delivering her ubiquitous sermon. Today we resorted to bibles and hymn books which was very well received as a change to the usual presentation. The bible readings were Matthew 23: 1-25 and 13-26 and these were the basis for The sermon “Be still and see that I am God.” (Information for this summary obtained from attendees).
Seventeen people attended our service this morning which was led by Glynis, prayers by Margaret Robert, Communion with Clive and Miriam, part 1 of Elisha Jacobs’s testimony and a New Year message from Clive. The bible reading today was read by Roger Wheeler, Ephesians 4:1-6 and 5: 15-20. A short summary doesn’t do justice to Clive’s sermon but the core of it being to love our God with all you mind, all your heart and all your strength. Instead of planning for tomorrow and the future one should live for today and have the Lord in your heart all the time to guide you through the day.
Twenty two people attended our service this morning. Dave Preston led proceedings with the main prayers taken by Cynthia and the bible reading by Maureen, this week it was from Matthew 1: 18-25. Clive Anning gave our message today “Emmanuel – God with us.” With Matthew’s reading in mind, Clive expounded on the fact that God is with us at all times even when we “mess up”. It is only us who forget God and put aside our feelings and love for Him and NOT that God leaves us. We need to focus on everything we do and ask God to be present in all our decisions We need to spend time in His presence daily as our day begins and throughout the day when decisions are made. It certainly made us all think and pray.
Lesley and Tony hosted lunch at their home for eighteen BCF members and friends who wished to attend the Christmas celebration. We had a short service of two carols and special prayer led by Dave Preston followed by a three course Lunch with all the trimmings. Santa Secret presents were distributed to the great amusement of all our guests. Party games followed including pass the parcel and charades. A great time was had by all.
Twenty two people attended our Carol Service today which was led by Eric this week. We had five bible readings interspersed by carols and the readings were from Isaiah 9:2 and 6:7, Luke 1 26-35, Luke 2 1-8 and 8-15, Matthew 1 1-12. Eric read a hypothetical letter from Jesus to each of us as individuals. Very poignant and fitting today’s materialistic world. Very thought provoking. The service was followed by coffee and mince pies.
Thirteen people attended our Service this morning with apologies received from from Cynthia, Paul, Tina, Trisha, Eric who were not able to attend due to illness and re-arranged flights. Clare along with Alyson and Gunter were manning the charity stall at the Benitachell Christmas Market in aid of the children in the community
The service was led by Glynis Davies with prayers from Maureen, bible readings by Dave and Sermon by Glynis. The theme of the sermon was about the four Advent candles and the meaning of each and how they are important in our Christian way of life. The Prophets candle (!st) symbolises Hope; The Bethlehem candle (2) symbolising Faith; The Shepherds’ candle (3) symbolising joy; and The Angel’s candle (4) symbolising Peace. Glynis gave us an eloquent interpretation of our understanding of the Word.
Seventeen people attended our service this morning, lower than usual due illness among our regular members. The meeting was led by Sue Hunton and included a Christingle celebration along with the lighting of the second Advent Candle. The reading today was from Habakkuk , 1: v2-7, 12-13 and 3 v2 , 17-19 which was the basis for Roger Hunton’s sermon. Habakkuk had conversations with God and complained about the wickedness of the world around him and questioned how long it was to go on. God answered him and in deed took action. Roger’s illustration was that we must never give but should continue praying as it will be in his time not ours. The collection today was for the children’s orphanage in Gandia and the generosity of the smaller than usual congregation raised 300 Euros. Praise the Lord.
Twenty six people attended our service this morning. The meeting was led by Glynis and Sue. Prayers were delivered by Tina Preston and the sermon by David Preston and both were very well received. Dave’s sermon was on Luke 8: 4-9 and was entitled ” Blessed are the Cheese Makers,” based on the parable of the seed sower.
Twenty five people were in attendance today at our service which was led by Sue Hunton. The prayers were said by Celia and the bible reading was spoken by Marcus, Romans 14: vv1-13 followed by Roger delivering his message ” What do you Believe.” A powerful message for all of us on Jesus’s own words of “Love the Lord God with all your heart, all your soul and your mind. Secondly love thy neighbour as yourself. We have to be tolerant of other peoples opinions, religion, ethnicity and their way of life if different to ours. Love, tolerance and forgiveness are paramount.
The meeting was held to discuss last years progress spiritually, practically, outreaching and financial accounts. Minutes were taken and details will be published shortly on this site and copies will be available on Sunday mornings for those who require paper copies. The meeting was lively with plenty of questions and answers given where they could, with others referred to the next Leadership team meeting for consideration.