Bear Essentials Week Beginning 19 November 2017

THE BEAR Essentials

   ‘So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone.’

Ephesians 2:19-20

Bear Notices

Congratulations – to new parents Mark and Chine on the safe arrival of Keir Isaac Obi McDonald, born 11.45 am Sunday 12th November and weighing in at 7lb 7oz. If you would like to provide a meal for the family please contact:

Sunday Morning Service – We’re going all Hogwarts this morning, with a heady mix of history, theology and futurology.  Prayer in the foyer at 10am. The service begins at 10.30am. Younger Youth (Yrs 7-9) are off to Costa for a coffee. Contact:

The Evening Service  –  The Evening Service reaches 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:  

Jack and the Great Beanstalk Caper

TICKETS – are available! The matinees are going fast. Please, book your tickets at Eventbrite: search Jack and The Great Beanstalk Caper. Friday 15 December 7.30pm, Saturday 16 December 3.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 17 December 2pm. Tickets are Free. Please note that it is recommended for anyone 4+. For more information email:

SET – Your Pastor needs you! Please come and build, paint and generally be helpful as the Pantomime set rises from the dust to its full technicolour glory! Every Wednesday from 9am – 10pm. Speak to Paul A or email:

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: Thanks

Home Groups – should be back. If you are new to the Bear (or not) and would like to be part of a home group please contact

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: 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.

Week Beginning Sunday 19 November

10 am                  Prayer
10.30 am             Morning Service
6.30 pm               Evening Service
10 am                  Bear Cubs

10 am                   Breast Feeding Workshop
1.30 pm                Women’s Bible Study
7.30 pm                Pantomime Rehearsal

9 am - 10pm         Set Building and Painting
10 am                    Parenting Course
8 pm                      House Groups
8 pm                      Pantomime Set Building

10 am                   Bear Cubs
1 pm                     Bear Cubs
7.30 pm                Pantomime Rehearsal

9.30 am                Bear Cubs
12 pm                   Buildings Team
1.30 pm                English Fridays

2-6 pm                 Pantomime Rehearsal


Finance Administrator for Springs Dance Company - are looking for an exceptional and experienced individual to become a core member of the team as our Finance Administrator. The Finance Administrator fulfills a core role and works in partnership with other staff members in ensuring the smooth running of the Company. The Finance Administrator takes overall responsibility for all aspects of the company’s financial matters, with support from the Company Manager. The Finance Administrator will assist with ensuring that the management and trustees have all relevant information in order to facilitate decision making and fundraising. For the full Job Specification, please click here. The role is offered part time employed for 10 hours per week. Working hours would be flexible, though 80% of the work would need to take place during normal office hours. The successful applicant would work regularly from the Company office in Lee SE12, and some hours from home.

Full or part-time lodger wanted -  A newly refurbished bedroom is available from November in SE13. The Victorian conversion first floor flat is close to local amenities and is only a 5 minute walk to Hither Green Station. From there direct trains take you to London Bridge in 10min. Owners have a small dog. Full time: £550 Part-time: £35 p/night (min 3 night p/w) For more details please contact Charlie Moyler: 07595721189 or

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:

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