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Thursday 1 October 2020

Hello Everyone

We are continuing with our live Sunday morning services which are now being recorded and published on YouTube for viewing the following Sunday.  Please look out for weekly emails with the links to the service and Zoom Meetings.  These links are also posted on the Acre Mill Baptist Church Facebook Group.

Grateful thanks go to everyone involved in presenting and recording the Sunday Services for which we have had a lot of very encouraging feedback.  We have been blessed and challenged by the recent services about Tear Fund and 'Send A Cow' and, so far, almost £100 had been donated to each of these causes.  It is still possible to donate if you wish to do so and the money will be sent after the service on 11 October.

On Sunday, 5 October we will be thinking about the latest BMS project which looks at the medical work that BMS World Mission is doing in the country of Chad.  BMS have some interesting material about this on their website at https://www.bmsworldmission.org/appeal/operation-chad/  Over the years we have been faithful supporters of BMS and we donated over £600 to them in 2019.

Zoom Meetings 

We are making some changes to the Zoom Meetings  from Sunday onwards. Next week, the Zoom meetings will continue on Wednesdays(Quiz and Bingo) at an earlier time of 7.00pm and on Fridays at the usual time of 7.30pm but new links will be sent out because Zoom now require additional security for joining meetings.  The meetings will require a password and you may be asked to join a 'Waiting Room' until the host lets you in!!

On October 14 at 7.00 there will not be a quiz but we are holding an 'Open Zoom Meeting ' and invite all of the congregation to join in.  This will bee an opportunity to meet together, share experiences and make suggestions for the future.

Now that more people are coming to Church on Sunday mornings, it has become difficult for many folks to join the Coffee Time Zoom on Sunday lunchtimes. So, this will be replaced by a Fellowship Time Zoom on Sunday evenings at 6.00pm when we would normally have an evening service.   A link to this will be sent to you later in the week.

Autumn Events

Reluctantly, some of our regular Autumn events will not now take place because of the Covid restrictions. These include the CBC Bonfire and the annual Remembrance service at Toll Bar.  SCPG have already cancelled the October Lantern Parade but you can still take part in this by making a lantern and displaying it in your window or garden.  There is more information on the SCPG website and Facebook Page.

Some of our Christmas events will also be affected and it is very unlikely that we will be able to have a Christmas Party or a Christmas Musical this year (as the choir are unable to rehearse).  Discussion is taking place regarding the Services on December 20 and 25 and more information will be available when things become clearer with the virus restrictions.

Happy Birthday to : Ben(13th) , Yannie(27th) and anyone else with a birthday in October.

God Bless and keep safe!

Terry, Peter, Jason, Phil and Phil
 
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Morning Services for October:

Sunday  4 October         Terry Haslam-Jones  (BMS Sunday)
Sunday 11 September     Rev  John Prior
Sunday 18 September     Phil Bowden (Church Anniversary)
Sunday 25 September    David Hollows
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Please pray specially for
  • Jean Cormack
  • Rachel Spencer and her family
  • Sheila and Ben Bracewell
  • Children and young people back at school, college and university
  • Teachers and Health Workers
  • Everyone affected by the Covid epidemic in any way
  • Our Government and the important decisions and negotiations which take place in the next few months
  • Folks recovering from illness, operations and hospital treatment
  • People who are bereaved, sad or worried
  • The work, worship and witness of our church in these difficult times
  • Difficult personal situations of all kinds – especially those just known to you.

 

Acre Mill Baptist Church

Hammond Avenue
Stacksteads
Bacup
Lancashire
OL13 8LN

 

Church Text 2020

“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.

I have called you by name; you are mine. 

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.

For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel,

Your Saviour.

 

Isaiah 43 :1-3

 

We have produced a Risk Assessment and a Guide with information about the safe opening of Acre Mill for services.

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Covid Guide For Services

Children

Children are always welcome at our Services. On Sunday Mornings we have a creche and Sunday School so they don't need to stay in for the whole service.

Some Sundays we have a special Family Service specially designed to involve the childreen.

Tuesday mornings it's Toddler group which meets 9.00am to 11.15am.

On Thursday evenings 6.00pm to 7.00pm is our CBC Childrens Club.

 

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