THE BEAR Essentials
The Bear Notices
Youth Girls Social – TONIGHT Friday 16 March 7- 9.30 pm at Gracie's home in Lewisham, (details from: firstname.lastname@example.org) Please bring snacks.
The Evening Service – on Sunday nights, (except first Sundays) The Bear opens the doors to the most vulnerable people in our area for a bowl of soup, some cake and a short service. Help is always welcome. Speak to one of the ES team for more information: Richard, Declan, Margaret, Simon to name a few. Click on this link to sign up and help out: http://tinyurl.com/qz9wrfl
Bread of Life – we are delighted that Springs Dance Company are bringing their seminal piece Bread of Life to the the Bear this Sunday 18 March. This is a sermon in dance, a preach without words... Inspired by the first Easter, the show is a response to the invitation to 'Come and Eat,’ with themes of human relationships, struggle and joy - there’s something for all. Electric Eels, Flame Fish and Youth are all staying in the service. Gloworms and Fire Flies will be in their usual rooms.
Get on the Good Foot - Well done to everyone involved in last Saturday’s gig. The good news is that we raised £1,362.01 - which means an amazing £681 each for Bench and The London Community Foundation, the two charities being supported by Kelly Hunt and John Ford in the London Marathon.
Easter – Tenebrae - the gathering shadows - Maundy Thursday 29 March 8 pm. A chance to reflect on the Easter story up to Good Friday with readings, music, and candles - about 40 minutes- after share wine and Paschal lamb. If anyone would like to do a reading let Alex L know.
Easter Sunday 1 April at Hilly Fields in Brockley, meeting near the stone circle at 10.30 am for a short service, followed by a fish and bread breakfast.
NXDFF – The Bear Church is proud to present the following shows as part of the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival:
Paddington 2 on 28 April at 4 pm, and The Work, 2 May at 8 pm. Two very different films with a common theme!
Men’s Weekend Away – Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July staying by the River Thurne in Norfolk. All men welcome (and boys in Year 10+ , but under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent) £60 per person. River, bed, boats and lots of meat included, but not travel. Contact: email@example.com to book or speak to Daniel.
Camping - Bank Holiday Weekend (24th-27th August) camping at Kingsdown Campsite in Kent. There are no planned activities for the weekend – it’s just camping together with others from The Bear. Book in now if you want to come because the campsite will fill up. More details can be found at https://www.kingsdowncamping.co.uk A minimum two night rate applies on Bank Holiday dates so adults £10-14 per night, children (4-17yrs) £6, up to 3yrs are free. Ask Pastor Paul if you have questions.
Outside Space – if your children play behind the church and in the small garden (accessible through hall) while at The Bear they do so at their own risk. Traders use the car park space for storage, so please be aware there will be property belonging to others and some very hazardous obstacles. Children should be supervised by a parent or carer at all times. Any concerns, please speak to Tessa.
CCTV – be aware that the Shaftesbury Christian Centre is now under surveillance from CCTV cameras. This is for the safety and security of all who use the building. If you have any concerns or would like more information please speak to Paul A or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Groups – If you are part of The Bear and would like to join a mid-week home group please contact email@example.com.
Giving – if you are part of The Bear, you can set up a standing order for your giving. Details from firstname.lastname@example.org If you would prefer to give by phone, text 70070 and write Deep21 followed by amount you’d like to give, e.g. Deep21 10.00. You will get a text back with an option to Gift Aid your offering.
Mid-Week Activities at The Bear
Bear Cubs – Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at The Bear Church. For the modern, about town, pre-school child looking to keep their carer/parent out of trouble. Creative and educational activities, free play, story time, top quality toys, drinks and snacks, all delivered with love and enthusiasm.
Women’s Bible Study - study the Bible and pray together. Every Tuesday from 1.30pm. Contact Margaret P for details.
English Fridays – is our weekly language class for people to learn English in a relaxed and encouraging environment. We have a qualified ESOL teacher, but really need another volunteer to get alongside the students as they learn. Previous experience is NOT required, just a willingness to support, chat and encourage students in the class. Please contact: email@example.com if you’d like to get involved.
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The Bear Diary - week beginning Sunday 18 March
10 am Prayer in the foyer – all welcome
10.30 am Morning Service – Bread of Life
6.30pm Evening Service
10 am Bear Cubs Parent & Toddler group
12.30 pm Finance Team
8 pm Bear Leadership Team
10 am Breast Feeding Support Group
1.30 pm Women’s Bible Study
8 pm Global
8 pm Home Groups
10 am Bear Cubs Parent & Toddler Group
1 pm Bear Cubs
8 pm Home Groups
9.30 am Bear Cubs
1 pm English Fridays
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