We had a great time on Sunday 17th February. Who would have known that it could be so hard to hit a ball with a big stick…. Of course it was all made easier by having ‘The Master’ Mark Flanagan (pictured right) on hand to give us some of his many years of wisdom and advice. Apparently he used to be good at golf 😉. You can check out some more photo’s below.
World Day of Prayer Friday 1 March, 10:30 am Shirley Baptist Church
“Come – everything is ready” is the title for this service written by the women of Slovenia for the World Day of Prayer. As part of Shirley Churches Together we join with others across the globe for this hour-long service of worship, prayer and reflection. This year hosted by Shirley Baptist. All are welcome and refreshments will be served following the service.
Our weekly, term time group is as popular as ever. Every Wednesdays 1:15-2:45pm Mum’s, Grandparents and Dad’s you are welcome to come along with your baby and experience and interactive fun time together, with lite refreshments and great conversation.
Being Ready for Now was the title of this year’s conference inspired by Esther 4:14. Christian Life Coach Karen Van Der Poll was our guest facilitator as we explored our Purpose, Passion and Potential and Dream Planning to enable us to go deeper with God and in pursuing our calling.
Over 70 ladies attended the event with an Esther banquet style lunch, worship, teaching and group discussions. See the video below for highlights from the day.
Friday Night we re launched our Men’s Ministry, no messing no fuss we called it SCF MEN! We had a great night with 30 or so blokes as we shared where we thought God was calling us to focus. Our desire is to see men building relationship with one another while growing in their walk with Jesus. We are serious about doing that and we often do it around food, curry to be exact!!!!!!!
However, it does not stop there, we want to also reach out to our friends who do not know Jesus and simply build relationships with them. For us at SCF the starting point is to form friendships and not bible bash. In fact our first few social events should be simply that social.
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A great night was had by all at our Ladies Hong Kong fundraiser meal in aid of Marie Curie and Breast Cancer Haven in honour of Kerri Rennison who went to be with the Lord last year after a battle with breast cancer. Kerri was a truly inspirational woman who helped and supported so many especially our young people and is greatly missed by us. Kerri grew up in Hong Kong which was our food inspiration which was complemented by a fabulous Chinese cake courtesy of Mandy our Children’s Pastor and a Chinese photo booth captured memories from the evening. Over £1000 was raised towards a very worthy cause – thanks to everyone who came along.
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January and February have seen us journeying through the book of Colossians learning about the apostle Paul and the church at Colossae, the Supremacy of Christ and our spiritual fullness in Him and how we can “Walk in Him” (Colossians 2:6). All talks can be accessed from our Home page or Sunday page.
Christmas Eve 5:30pm
Our outdoor carol service continues to be a highlight of the year and really fulfils our vision to be a place “where church and community come together”. This year our readings will come from those who were actually there at the nativity! So come and enjoy hearing from the angel Gabriel, the Innkeeper, the shepherds and others who will tell us about their part in the Christmas story. All are welcome so invite your neighbours, wrap up warm and we hope to see you there.