Bear Essentials Extra Weeks Beginning 22 July to 27 August

THE BEAR ESSENTIALS EXTRA

 

 

Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands

in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is

in the law of the Lord,And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall

 be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water,That brings forth its fruit in its season,Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
 

 

SUNDAY EVENINGS – the very marvellous Richard really needs some help for this Sunday evening (the last of the summer). 2 People to help from 4.30 pm in the kitchen and 4 people to serve from 6 pm. Please email him at r.bell@jubileeresource.org or sign up at http://tinyurl.com/qz9wrfl <http://tinyurl.com/qz9wrfl>   If he doesn’t get a few replies by tomorrow I may be tempted to go all PA on you again…

 

Sunday Morning Service – so this is the bit of the year when we all go a bit freestyle. Sunday mornings will be All Ages, All In, shorter (maybe), more interactive (probably), messier (likely). We will still be starting at 10.30 am, with prayer beforehand at 10 am.

 

Sundays 22 July       - 12 August – all at the Bear 10.30 am

Sunday 19 August    - at Blythe Hill

Sunday 26 August    - NO SERVICE (camping in Kent)


Building Seed Fund Update – this is just the money we need to get the legal/preparation work done, not the whole project. It’s estimated that we need at least £15,000 to get started. We are up to £8055! I have to say that £5000 of that was from donations outside of the Bear. So, step up folks. It doesn’t have to be your life’s savings. If we all put in £50-100 we’ll get there….

 

Summer Homegroups – is here and for anyone who misses home groups, do not fear. We are offering the following get-together-everyone-welcome-meet-ups this summer (please note different times):

Wednesday 25 July at Iain’s (Sydenham) from 7pm (iain@thebear.tv)

Thursday 2 August at Richard’s (New Cross) from 8 pm richard_bell3@sky.com
Thursday 9 August at Bex’s (Blackheath) from 8pm (bex@thebear.tv)

Wednesday 15 August at Paul’s (Blackheath) from 7 pm (paul@thebear.tv)
Wednesday 29 August at Tessa’s (Honor Oak) from 8pm (tessa@thebear.tv)

 

Bring drinks, snacks, kids, the cat, whatever. (maybe check on the cat).

If you wish to join a Home Group for September please contact iain@thebear.tv 

 

Psalms and Stretches – Saturday 4 August 10.45 am at the Bear. Run by Ruth C, this is a great combination of physical and spiritual exercise. Bring a mat or towel and £5. (Profits all go to Building Seed Fund) All are welcome.
 

Summer Teams – Please pray for members of the Bear youth who are off on summer teams this August. Tom A is going to China, Eva J to India, Keziah Y, Anna-May, Keliah, Luka, Jasmine, Talia, Miriam are all off to Uganda (with Tracy and Bex).
 

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   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: paul@thebear.tv.

Home Groups – If you are part of The Bear and would like to join a mid-week home group please contact iain@thebear.tv.

Giving – if you are part of The Bear, you can set up a standing order for your giving. Details from info@thebear.tv Please note that we are not using Just Giving at present because of the changes to the trust.
 

Mid-Week Activities at The Bear – Bear Cubs, English Fridays, Women’s Prayer and Bible Study groups have all now closed, shut up shop and gone off on their hols until September.

The Bear Diary:


Week Beginning 23 July 2018

Sunday
10 am                         Prayer
10.30 am                    Morning Service
6.30 pm                      Evening Service


Wednesday

7 pm                           Open Home Group at Iain’s (Sydenham)

 

Week Beginning 29 July 2018
 

Sunday

10 am                         Prayer
10.30 am                    Morning Service

NO EVENING SERVICE

 

Saturday

10.45 am                    Psalms and Stretches

 


Week Beginning 5 August 2018

Sunday
10 am                         Prayer
10.30 am                    Morning Service
NO EVENING SERVICE


Thursday

8 pm                           Open Home Group at Bex’s (Blackheath)

 

Week Beginning 12 August 2018

Sunday
10 am                         Prayer
10.30 am                    Morning Service
NO EVENING SERVICE


Wednesday

7 pm                           Open Home Group at Paul A’s.

 

Week Beginning 19 August 2018

Sunday

10.30 am                    Service at BLYTHE HILL
NO EVENING SERVICE


Week Beginning 26 August 2018

 

Bank Holiday Weekend – NO SERVICES – See above for camping opportunity!

 

Wednesday

8 pm – All In Home Group at Tessa’s (Brockley)

 

Saturday

10.45 am        Psalms and Stretches

Church on the Street

We are always looking for people to help with our Sunday evening services. These are to serve those who live on the street or in shelters and those who need a safe place to eat a meal. We serve soup and bread at 6.30 pm and for anyone who wishes to stay on, there is an informal service at about 7.30 pm. 

If you would like to help prepare food, volunteers are welcome from 4.30pm, or come just before 6pm to serve food and drinks. 

We meet most Sundays, except 1st Sunday of the month. Check the Bear Essentials Newsletter for updated news.

For more information contact info@thebear.tv