Wednesday, 4 December 2013

NBA Prayers for 8th December - Whitley Bay BC

This Autumn we followed a church-wide programme: "Begin the Journey into Emotionally Healthy Spirituality". This has taken us to new depths, both individually and corporately, and we pray that what we have begun will continue to motivate us and move us into a deeper devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ. "Begin the Journey" will lead, next year, to the working out of our fundamental "Rule of Life" (framework of commitments) that will support us in our life and mission as a Church. It is our hope that this will in turn lead to a renewed commitment to evangelistic and compassionate mission in a Year of Outreach in 2015.

We give thanks for the number of young families, with young children, who are part of the church. We thank God for the work of Laura Spanswick, our Team Leader for Young People's Work. Pray for Laura as she moves, before Easter, into a time of maternity leave. Pray also for the continuing vitality of our young people's work.

On November 17 we celebrated with our Filipino Congregation of seven years as they became the Filipino International Church, a member church of the NBA and BUGB. They are a fellowship of some 26 families and include 25 teenagers. Pray for them and for their pastor, Virgilio Pansacala, and Deacons. The Church Commissioning came just a week after the terrible events of Typhoon Haiyan. Pray with us for and support the relief effort in that country.

On Saturday 14 December WBBC is holding an Outreach & Community Day in the Centre of Whitley Bay, including the handing out of free mince pies and hot drinks, a Nativity Hunt around the shops and craft activities at the church. Pray for successful contacts to be made.

Senior Pastor: Rev Paul R Newman

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