Church history is a bit lost on some folk, but it never ceases to amaze me when you think about what it might have been like to grow up at a different time. How did people try to work out their Christianity under such different circumstances?
Today, Robert Oliver at the minister’s fraternal at Bradford introduced us to the life of William Kiffin who I had never heard of. His dates are 1616-1701, and one is bound to think, what’s that to me?
What I came to think however, was just how much this man had shaped my, and probably your life. Continue reading “William Kiffin and the Bradford Minister’s Fraternal”
Last night leaders gathered at Calne Free Church from the three Cluster areas – Swindon, Chippenham, and Bath. The main purpose was to review how these new Cluster groups have been shaping up, and the general news is good. Continue reading “FIEC Area Leaders meeting”
Probably one of the most awkward subjects in contemporary evangelicalism. Sad that. We are made to praise and glorify God and enjoy Him forever, singing, and music making are integral to that, Continue reading “What about music?”
This Sunday the theme running through both service was Divine Approval. Continue reading “Sunday 15th service report and audios.”
NBBC Member, Rachel Martin, has just returned from her eighth trip with Reach Out Bulgaria. The charity is a compassion ministry which engages with the plight of the disabled inmates of the state orphanages in that impoverished Country. You can read Rachel’s full report by downloading the document here: Bulgaria 2012.
The service this Sunday morning gave us opportunity again to welcome visitors and members to come together for worship. We read from Acts 15:1-35 which deals with the Jerusalem Council which was set up to resolve a major controversy Continue reading “Sunday 8th July”
This Sundays service sheet is available by clicking here: News Sheet.
At today’s service we had reports from those who attended the Bristol Men’s convention yesterday, and news from John Ikin’s induction at Union Chapel Bath. We also had the joy of fellowship with Stuart and Chew Chern Morgan of Crossings Church, Singapore. On a sadder note we had to say farewell to Jack, who has been on work experience with us this week. His visit has been a real help.
Sermons from the day are as follows, Continue reading “Service report and audios – 1st July”
This evening around twenty of us from the youth club headed over to Ladyfield Church in Chippenham to use their amazing sports, and leisure facilities. We were met by Karen who was such a blessing, making us all welcome and helping out. It was also great to have Naomi join us, doing some of the driving, and getting stuck in. Continue reading “Toast and Chips report”
Tonight representatives from Widcombe, Union, Atworth, Penknapp, West Lavington, Clink, and ourselves at NBBC – the seven Churches, to update eachother, pray and plan.
Joining us for the first time was John Ikin who takes up the ministery at Bath Union Chapel as of Sunday, it was good to be able to pray with and meet him. Continue reading “FIEC Area Cluster – Leaders Meeting”