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Page last updated 7 July, 2019

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CHURCH NEWS

News of the Church Family, for our intercessions:

Our prayers will be for God’s rich blessings on all named and unnamed; in physical, mental, emotional or spiritual needs.


Our prayers of thanksgiving:

‘Those who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s children.’

                                                           (Romans 8:14 GNT)


Please pray for:

Please continue to hold in prayer those who are infirm or have long-term illnesses and have asked for regular prayer:


Please send any prayer requests for next Sunday’s News of the Church Family, to prayers@malvernbaptistchurch.org.uk. or telephone Rev. Dave Clarke 01684 569110 before 12.00pm Wednesday. Celebratory news, which we can praise God for, is very welcome too! (1Ch 5:20).


Alpha

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Each session includes cake and refreshment, a short talk and a discussion where you can share your thoughts.  There's no pressure, and no charge.


In conjunction with other churches, Malvern Baptist church will be hosting Alpha at Abbey Road Coffee Shop, 7.30pm-9pm Mondays 13 May -22nd July (publicity at the back under the Welcome board  or see Rev Dave Clarke).


Thanksgiving Service

A Thanksgiving Service for the life of Margaret Atkinson will take place on Monday, 8th of July 2019 at 3:00pm at The Vale Crematorium, Evesham Road, Fladbury, Pershore.


August Church Magazine

The copy deadline for the next issue is Saturday 20th July.


Church Lounge Refurbishment:

The gift-day/thank-offering for the refurbishment of the church lounge (and its kitchen) has raised £2650 of the targeted £5000 (not including gift aid) so far; further donations have been promised and are welcome. Refurbishment has started so the lounge is unavailable for the next week or so. Please use other rooms as are free.


June 2020 ‘Walk through the Bible’ have organised a trip to the Oberammergau Passion Play and Rome to retrace the footsteps of Apostle Paul. These are well organised tours bringing to life the word of God. If interested please speak with Janet Raggett.


Bedrock - Foundations of our Faith Sundays 6.30pm

 We shall be starting a new course on Sunday evenings (see specific dates – generally not the 1st and last weeks of the month) entitled Bedrock - Foundations of our Faith.  This will look at the core beliefs of the Christian faith in a systematic way, but hopefully go beyond what is normally taught in your `average’ sermon.  It will also allow you to ask questions as we go along to help your understanding.


Church Giving Plan:

5% of the general offertories to our church is collected for giving to external ‘Christian’ charities. The five charities that we are currently supporting are: Baptist Home Mission [Champion - Graham Raggett], Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) [C.- Graham Raggett], Leprosy Mission [C.- Alison Ayling], Christians Against Poverty (CAP) [C.- Janet Raggett], and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) [C.- David Snell].


Christians Against Poverty

"Update and Prayers for CAP Malvern" will be at Malvern Baptist Church at 7.30pm on Weds July 10th.


BMS Birthday Scheme - Well done and thanks to the many members of MBS who support the BMS World Mission Birthday Scheme which raises money to finance Christian medical mission. MBC is one of the top 20 out of 900 Baptist churches in England who support the scheme.   If you want to know more about how you can be involved see our rep. Hilary Grove.  


MAF Postcards

Now the holiday season is approaching please could you put any postcards, used or unused in the MAF box located in the lounge. The postcards are sold and all the money goes to MAF whose air mission you know all about. Thank you. Janet


Art Classes

Following the recent successful series of art classes, Chris Brown advises that the next series will begin on Monday October 7th, for 6 weeks. The subject will change each week and you will be able to choose the medium in which you wish to work (Water colours, oils, acrylic etc.). Mark the date in your diary! More news nearer the time.


Maintenance Volunteers needed

At the recent church meeting it was requested that the Baptistry cover be made more fitting for the front of the church. If there is anybody that has the time and skills to rebuild this cover and is willing to do so can they see Steve Dowling and discuss the work involved.


Volunteers needed!

There are a small amount of tasks to do around the church for anybody who is handy at DIY and also Joanna would like some additional help in the garden.

If you feel you can help contact Dave Clarke or Joanna Crewe.



PASTORAL CARE TEAM  NEWS  


Malvern Baptist’s Prayer Chain

Malvern Baptist’s Prayer Chain is now up and running!

The prayer chain aims to serve this church by giving immediate, confidential, prayer support as and when there is a need. Nothing is ever too big or too small to bring before our God. Neither can too much prayer support ever be given.

If you have a prayer request or want to know more about our prayer chain please contact: Janet Raggett 07962 130256


Volunteer Lifts

If any of the congregation are available at any time to offer lifts to other members who are not physically able to come to services, can they please contact a member of The Care team to let them know.


At Malvern Baptist Church we take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.  If you have any concerns over the safety of any young person or adult please report, in confidence, to either Gerry or Lindsey Davies, MBC Safeguarding Team.