THE BEAR CHURCH
‘And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience..’ Ephesians 2: 1-2 (NASB)
Morning Service – After a 2 week absence you’ll be pleased to know that this Sunday we are back in the building, hurtling into Ephesians 2 with Pastor Paul. Exhausted by watching all that running last week? This week we’re changing gear down to a walk. Please join the faithful few praying at 10am in the lobby, or arrive before 10.30am for the service start.
Sorry! - For those of you who were expecting to go on a walk and pub lunch with BWU this Sunday, this has been cancelled as there was a walk last week instead and we don’t want to over do it.
The Evening Service – tonight at 6.30pm. Please sign up to help cooking and setting up from 4.30pm or serving/washing up from 6pm. Everyone over 16 yrs is welcome to come and help. Click on link to book for next week and further ahead to help: http://tinyurl.com/qz9wrfl
Global – Tuesday 2 May 8pm Once a month a small team of us meet to pray, ask for vision and discuss practical ways of supporting members of the Bear that work abroad. That includes friends in Central Asia, Egypt, Kurdistan and recently Wendy Power in Cambodia. If you would like to join with us and support these fantastic people, please speak to Iain or Sally.
STIG – This is Standing in the Gap for anyone who would like to spend more time worshipping and praying for all the very important stuff. Meeting on the first Monday of every month (with some easily explainable exceptions). Next one is 8 May at 8pm; if you would like to come along please speak to Sally B or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Social – Men’s social next week – drinks at a pub somewhere in New Cross. The location has not yet been disclosed. Maybe part of the social will be trying to find the right pub. 8pm Friday 5 May. Please contact: email@example.com
BWU - Making sure that all things are equal and yet gender specific, BWU will be hosting a Women’s Prayer Breakfast 9.30-11am on Saturday 6 May. Location TBC. Are you seeing a pattern here?
BEAR MENS WEEKEND - 30 June - 2 July in Norfolk. Get away from London with other men/youth from the Bear, sail blithely on the River Thurne, (land activities available), eat copious amounts of meat (unless you’re vegetarian), make new bromances (or not) and generally chill out. £60 for the weekend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information without the spin and to book.
Women’s Weekend Away – OK ladies, if you want to be there, please book in. There are now 13 places left for the weekend. Rooms are on a strictly first come first served basis. £150/adult & £130/Youth (Year 11+) Put it in your diary and pay a deposit of £50 to secure your place. For more details take a look at the website: (http://www.theoasts.co.uk) If you would like to pay in instalments contact: Tracy at email@example.com to pay or for other details contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please let us know if you want to come!
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: email@example.com. Thanks
Home Groups – meet at various times and places. If you are new to the Bear (or not) and would like to be part of a home group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location, Location – Richard, Amanda and Livvy, working in Central Asia, are looking for empty houses to stay in during the summer, while they visit the Bear and friends in London. 6th July - 17th July & 21st - 26th July. They are a lovely family, perfectly house trained. If you are able to help please can you contact email@example.com
Other Mid-Week Stuff –
Bear Cubs - Mondays, (10-12) Thursdays (10-12 & 1-3) and Fridays (9.30-11.30) in 2017. For pre-school children and their parent/carers. Educational activities, stories, dress up, free play and some stuff for the children too. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
English Fridays – teaching English to anyone who wants to learn a bit more. Fridays 1.30-3pm Informal childcare provided. To come along or to volunteer contact email@example.com
Women’s Bible Study – Tuesdays 1.30pm. It will be closed on 4th and 11th April for Easter holidays, returning on Tues 18th April. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Cry Walk – the 11th annual fund raising London Bridges Walk is on Sunday 9 July. CRY is a charity, which works to support families who have lost young people and to save lives by raising awareness about Sudden Cardiac Death. Amanda and Livvy, will be walking to raise money in memory of Joseph who died last year. If you would like to join them register at http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/bridges-walk/
Bearspace – art gallery present ‘MESSENGER’ with artists, Ed Harper, Dominic Bradnum, Melissa Burn
21 April- 27 May 2017. 152-4, SE8 3PQ. Deptford High Street. Join us for the private view Friday 28 April 6.30pm-8.30pm. ‘MESSENGER looks at the interplay between the artist and its subject in this case an everyday interaction with their landscape as the focus for their work.’
Beginning Sunday 30 April
10 am Prayer
10.30 am Morning Service
6 pm NO EVENING SERVICE
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
10 am Breastfeeding Workshop
1.30 pm Women’s Bible Study
8 pm Home Groups
10 am Bear Cubs
1pm Bear Cubs
8 pm Home Groups
10 am Bear Cubs
1.30 pm English Fridays
8 pm Men’s Drinks
9.30 am Women’s Breakfast
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