Baptists Together Monthly Update - December 2017
Welcome to this month’s Update full of news and resources for your church.
This month’s Home Mission story comes from Ebenezer Baptist Church in Coalville, where older generations have been meeting and sharing their experience and memories with a younger generation through a new after-school club.
We’d like to particularly draw your attention to BBC’s Songs of Praise being broadcast at 15:00 on Sunday 10 December - recorded recently at Hope Baptist Church in Plymouth, and including an interview with the minister, Andrew Gardiner. It all came about after the show’s producers were moved by Andrew’s story, following his diagnosis with bowel cancer in May last year. During his treatment he has experienced sudden bursts of creativity, writing numerous songs and poems testifying to his faith in God. See the Resources section below for news about Andrew’s Advent and New Year poems - available to order as bookmarks - which make great giveaways at your Christmas services.
Our Resources section also includes links to other materials which we hope will be helpful to you and your church during the Advent and Christmas period, including resources from our Joint Public Issues Team.
May God bless you in this time of Advent.
Faith and Society Team
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