We give thanks to God as we rededicate our sanctuary to God (this weekend) after extensive refurbishment including the renewal of the heating system to the ground floor of the premises, the removal of pews and organ, 'moving' the baptistry, and refurnishing with comfortable chairs and a new AV and lighting system. We thank God for the generosity of the church community that has made this possible.
The sanctuary has undergone refurbishment to make it more flexible and versatile as a space to use for the church and the community. Therefore, we pray for the spiritual and missional renewal of the people who are the church – the expression of the Body of Christ. Pray also for the Holy Spirit's vision, wisdom and guidance as we enter into a period of transition that will see Paul Newman retiring as Pastor in the late Summer of 2020 and the fellowship considering its ministry needs.
We give thanks that Whitley Bay itself has undergone considerable refurbishment in the area of the Spanish City and the sea-front. This has seen a considerable increase in numbers of people visiting enjoying the facilities and has given a new lease if life to the area.
We pray for all those committed to the renewal of Whitley Bay as a Community. This includes the town Carnival, the Big Local, the Green Shoots market, Street Pastors, serving the homeless, the Bay Foodbank and other groups. Churches Together in Whitley Bay and District and many people from the churches of the town are getting involved in these and other community focussed initiatives and are building significant bridges and partnerships.
Pastor: Rev Paul R Newman
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