THE BEAR Essentials
‘ Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.’
Psalm 119:105 (NASB)
‘In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’
John 1: 1 (NIV)
February Set-Up – We’re still in February folks, so that means we need help again with set-up and particularly set-down. Please could you let me know if you can help this week – email@example.com. Thanks, Tracy.
Sunday Morning 25 February – this morning we are continuing our journey together understanding what it means to live on the word of God and by the light that word gives us. I feel an Amy Grant song coming on... Prayer is at 10am in the foyer and as always 10.30am in your seats please. Children’s groups will run as usual.
Youth – this Sunday Youth School Years 10-13 will be upstairs with Tim and Julie. Years 7-9, please bring some money for a coffee as you will be going to Costa!
The Evening Service – Please support the team by getting involved if you can. Book in to help using the link below. This service aims to reach out to the most vulnerable people in our area by way of a bowl of soup, cake and short service. We need help with cooking and set up from 4.30pm or serving/washing up from 6pm. Everyone over 16 yrs is welcome. Speak to one of the team for more info: Declan, Brigitte, Margaret, Richard, Karen to name a few. Click on link and further ahead to help: http://tinyurl.com/qz9wrfl
Road Closures Sunday 4 March – the London Half Marathon will be passing through Deptford, and many roads will be closed for the morning. Please allow extra time to get to The Bear, maybe leave your car at home if you live near enough. Tim, Declan, Kelly (Bear Cubs) and Annalisa (ex Bear) are all running – let’s hear it for them and their chosen charities!
Home Group Leaders – meet on Monday 26 February at 8 pm at Iain and Tracy’s home. If you are confused about what this means and whether you are one or whether it should be Home Group or House Group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. He will explain everything.
GLOBAL – a hidden treasure that we’d love more people to know about it. Tuesday 27 February 8pm. Praying and looking out for those lovely people who are part of the Bear, but happen to be living in other countries, like Wendy in Cambodia, Ewen and Pippa and Amanda and Richard in Central Asia and Rachel in Kurdistan. If you would like to get involved or know more, please contact email@example.com or speak to Sally B.
Student Worship Night – These are becoming a regular feature this year and that’s a good thing. 7.30 pm at The Bear Saturday 3 March. Organised by Becky B, for post 16 students – 25 years. If you’d like to know more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Stress Workshop – run by Becky B for 18+ Students. At The Bear Wednesday 7 March 3-5 pm. Based on CBT, offering practical strategies and relaxation techniques to manage stress. This is a FREE event, but please email email@example.com to book.
Get On The Good Foot – live music at The Bear on Saturday 10 March. Featuring some of our top dance music talent, the gig has been organised to support John F and Kelly H running the London Marathon. Tickets £10/£8 from www.eventbrite.co.uk (search ‘Get On The Good Foot’) All profit goes to John and Kelly’s chosen charities - Bench Outreach and the London Community Foundation. Flyer is attached to send on to friends and family. If you are able to help out on the night behind the bar please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to her on Sunday.
Cake Sale – There will be a cake sale at the Bear 11 March after the service. All proceeds will go to our Bear youth going on summer teams this August to China, India and Uganda. If you would like to donate a home made or bought cake please email email@example.com or speak to me, Tracy. Thanks!
Camping - A number of Bear families are booking into Kingsdown Camp site in Kent for the Bank Holiday Weekend 24th-27th August.
There are no planned activities for the weekend – it’s just camping together. But book in now if you you want to come because the campsite will fill up.
Details can be found at https://www.kingsdowncamping.co.uk A minimum of 2 night rate applies on Bank Holiday dates. Adults £10-14 per night, Children (4-17yrs) = £6, Up to 3yrs Free.
Outside Space – Just a gentle reminder to all parents/carers that if your children play behind the church and in the small garden (accessible through hall) it is at own risk. Traders use the car park space for storage, so please be aware there may be hazardous obstacles. Children should be supervised by parent/carer at all times. Any questions, please speak to Tessa.
CCTV – Please be aware that the Shaftesbury Christian Centre is now under surveillance from CCTV cameras. This is for the safety and security of all people using the Bear. If you have any concerns or would like more information please speak to Paul A or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
Home Groups –If you are new to the Bear (or not) and would like to be part of a home group please contact email@example.com.
Mid-Week Fun 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 at the Bear. Tuesdays from 1.30pm. Contact: Margaret Pain 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: firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to get involved.
Text Giving – If you would like to give to the Bear, you can set up a standing order or if you would prefer to give by phone Text Number: 70070 In message write Deep21 followed by amount you’d like to give, e.g. Deep21 10.00. You’ll then get a text back with an option to gift aid.
RAHAB – a message from Bex who works for the Rahab Project. ‘One of the women we support has just been housed by the Home Office in Catford. She is a survivor of trafficking and just been granted her refugee status. The flat in Catford is her first home for her and her baby. Whilst the flat is provided she has no furniture or household items. Her priorities are a sofa, dining table, drawers and a rug. She also doesn’t have much cutlery/ kitchenware.’ Can anyone help? Please contact: email@example.com
Transforming the Mind - Christian Postgrad's Conference 15-17th June in Derbyshire. Are you studying for a masters or PhD while seeking to follow Jesus Christ? Are you a Christian working in a university or other academic centre and struggling to find people who understand your calling? Transforming the Mind could be the most important date in your diary this year! The 2018 conference will take place in Dovedale House, in the beautiful surroundings of the Derbyshire Peak District. There is a £79 early bird rate before 30 April. More details here http://christianpostgrad.org.uk/content/node/67354 or ask Helen Moore firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share with your friends!
GCDA (Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency) - is delighted to announce the next round of free Lewisham Cookery Clubs
‘Easy Quick and Tasty’! Learn to prepare quick, affordable and healthy meals at our 5-week community cookery clubs. Small changes to the way meals are prepared can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing. Everyone is welcome, from complete beginners to experienced cooks and participants receive a FREE cookery book on completion of the course ChristChurch Bellingham, 15 Bellingham Green, SE6 3HQ Starting 1st March from 10.30am–1.00pm or at the 2000 Community Action Centre, 199-201 Grove Street, Deptford, SE8 3PG To book, contact Edina on: 0208 269 4885 or email: email@example.com
LENT – to find out what Lent’s about and for ideas how ‘to do’ Lent, go to 40 Acts/Stewardship https://40acts.org.uk/about/days-of-lent/
999 Club - based in Deptford Broadway provides services to homeless people – a number of them are also seen by Bench or attend the Evening Service at the Bear. The Club is currently looking for volunteers for both its Gateway and Nightshelter.
Gateway - The Gateway is a day centre and related services that operates every week day from 09.00 -12.00. Please contact Gerry Donnelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.
Night Shelter - The Night Shelter provides basic accommodation and support for people who are sleeping rough. It provides some respite from the streets and enables guests to receive help to find a place to live. It opened on 02Jan18 and will operate for a total of 30 weeks in 2018 in blocks of ten weeks. Volunteers are needed one day per week to do either a 07.00 – 08.00 or 19.30 – 22.00 shift. To find out more about volunteering at the 999 Club Night Shelter please email Leon Miles, Night Shelter Coordinator, at: email@example.com
See also https://www.999club.org/night-shelter-volunteers/
XLP - are looking for more volunteers to help XLP's Deptford Bus Project. Every Friday the bus is parked 7-9pm in Deptford where volunteers spend some quality time investing in the young people of this area, providing not only a safe space but also helping them to build positive futures. A video about it can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/xlplondon/videos/10155056164468314/ If you are can give 2 hours on a weekly basis please visit: http://www.xlp.org.uk/volunteer We believe it’s crucial that we are there on a weekly basis and can be a reliable and consistent factor in their lives. We believe this is key to success.
Care for the Family – presents ‘It Takes Two’ Building a Lasting Marriage - 6 March (Crawley) 7 March (Chislehurst) An event for anyone who wants to invest more in their relationship. To book telephone 029 208 10800 or go to: cff.org.uk/ittakestwo
Journey UK - The organisation that was called Living Waters but is now called Journey UK has a Taster Day on Sat 17 March. https://www.journey-uk.org/taster-days/9.15-9.45am registration and 4pm finish Venue: Ascension Church, Balham. Ticket costs vary - Early Bird rate and also a concessions rate. It costs approx £20.00 per ticket. Refreshments (drinks) provided. Bring a pack lunch or there are places nearby where you can buy food. Anne M will be handing out flyers at the end of the service, for anyone who’s interested.
BE Conference 2018 - Behold the future, face it with a smile CGI Women’s Conference 16th & 17th March 2018 at Skylark Church, 4 Hanbury Road, Chelmsford, CM1 3AE. Keynote Speakers: Velveta Thompson & Rebekah Legg Conference includes sessions for girls Years 10-13 For more information and to book visit: www.christiangrowthinternational.org
DIABETES PEER SUPPORT - Struggling with Diabetes or know someone else who is and might need help to manage the condition? If so, perhaps they would like to join a Peer Support group in 2018. Lewisham Healthwatch has a new pilot project across the borough with 4 groups meeting in central locations e.g. local libraries. For more information, email Anne McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org
Week Beginning Sunday 25 February
10 am Prayer
10.30 am Sunday Morning Service
6.30 pm Evening Service
10 am Bear Cubs
8 pm Home Group Leaders
10 am Breast Feeding Workshop
1.30 pm Women’s Bible Study
8 pm Global
8 pm Home Groups
8 pm Evening Service Team
10 am Bear Cubs
1 pm Bear Cubs
8 pm Home Groups
9.30 am Bear Cubs
12 pm Building’s Tea,
1 pm English Fridays
7.30 pm Students’ Worship
Household Items Urgently Needed - sofa, dining table, drawers, rug, cutlery, kitchenware are all needed to furnish flat for recently housed trafficking survivor. Please see above for more details in Non-Bear Notices. Contact email@example.com if you can help.
Mattress Required – Katie G is in search of a small double mattress (120x190) if anyone has one in decent condition going spare please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday in Normandy – house to rent in Normandy countryside, 25 mins from Bayeux and 35 mins from D-Day beaches. Situated on secluded lane, next to water mill, 5 bedroom, sleeps 7-9. £350 p/w. For more details and to book contact: email@example.com
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