Monday, 22 April 2013

Walking with God: an introduction to Spirituality

Come and join us as we take time to reflect on and deepen our spiritual journeys.

This short course provides opportunity to explore and experience different expressions of Christian spirituality, including - 
Celtic, Ignatian, Evangelical, Contemplation. 
We will be hosted at two ecumenical homes of spirituality, St Antony’s Priory in Durham and the Northumbria Community’s mother house near Felton, and will be lead by people from them along with our usual tutor team.  
This is a great opportunity to find out about the breadth of Christian spirituality and to resource your own walk with God.  
Places are limited. For further details and to book please contact Linda Hopkins by Monday 20th May. 
Tel: 01695 228317

Saturday 8th June 2013
St Antony’s Priory, Durham
Saturday 15th June 2013
Northumbria Community

10am - 4pm

Prayer Points for 28th April

MID-DURHAM GROUP (Bishop Auckland BC and Hamsterley BC)

Thanks for:
Our Pastor/Moderator, Ray Richardson who has served us so well for almost three years.Our many visiting preachers who bless us with their varied styles of ministry.Friendship and fellowship between the two churches.Continued fellowship with our Anglican and Methodist friends in Hamsterley.

Pray for
Those within the fellowship suffering illness or undergoing radical medical treatments.The deacons as they take on extra work.A way forward as we anticipate the departure of our highly valued Pastor/ Moderator and for Regional Minister, John Claydon, as he helps and advises us.Ray and his wife Kathleen as they consider how the Lord may be leading them.Still some concern at Hamsterley over small numbers at Bible Studies.(partly due to ill health of regulars).The need to continue to encourage and support each other.The communities in which we are placed, that they come to value this time together.

Moderator: Rev Ray Richardson

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Prayer Points for 21st April

MIDDLESBROUGH BAPTIST CHURCH (Cambridge Road, Middlesbrough)

We offer praise for....
The recent visit of Chris Duffett, President of BUGB and for his inspiring workshop on evangelism. Please pray that this would bear fruit within our community several of our friends who have asked about church membership or baptism the joyous baptisms we hosted for the Middlesbrough Malayalam fellowship the establishment of new prayer and house group gatherings

We pray for....
those in our midst who are recently bereaved, or who face ongoing health concerns 
Nigel's imminent NBA trip to Lithuania, that this would encourage Baptists there and foster lasting relationships 
Stuart's forthcoming BMS gap year 
Continuing meetings with various groups wishing to use our premises, that God's will might be done.

Minister: Rev Nigel Riley

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Prayer Points 14th April 2013


At Beacon Lough we rejoice in the faithfulness of God and give thanks for a real sense of oneness as we walk together on the journey towards calling a full time minister.
Please pray for:The Deacons and the church in general, as we seek God's leading for the church.God's blessing on our links with the Low Fell Churches Together.Members of the fellowship who are involved in the Gateshead Foodbank and Newcastle Street Pastors.


Saturday, 6 April 2013

Prayer Points 7th April 2013


We rejoice over the Easter services, welcoming two people into membership on Easter Sunday morning.Our new Church Secretary is taking up her new responsibilities, please pray for her as she does so.
Pray for our Sunday Children's work, as the work is picking up, that more children might come in, especially if their families came too.
Pray that there would be new people coming into the church, and staying.

Minister: Rev Graham White
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JOAN BURKE of Simonside Mission Church
Prayers have been asked over a period of time for Joan, a Deacon of the church, who had a leg amputated last year. Joan has had to give up her own home, but has moved to a very comfortable residential home in Boldon Colliery. She is not very mobile and struggles to get around without help, but is settled. Your prayers for Joan have been much valued – thank you.