This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 1 John 4 v 9
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Seeking God's guidance for the future of His work here at Witnesham. Follow the link The Future to see the journey so far and the latest bible reading plan.
Please pray for us as we continue to seek God on how we can be part of that journey.

Letter for the month

Dear Readers,

After about eight weeks of dry, sunny, hot even scorching weather there came a few odd days of heavy rain at the end of July and in the second week of August. I noticed that many of the farmers had harvested the grain before the rain came but a few had waited, I wonder if that helped swell the grain or the heaviness of the deluge damaged it? Either way a harvest was completed, in our garden we have had a good crop of tomatoes and the peaches have been large and juicy. We are very blessed to have a good harvest year on year and so we at WBC are having our annual Harvest Festival on Sunday 16th September at 11:00am followed by a Bring & Share harvest lunch. All are welcome to come along and give thanks for the harvest. Any food gifts brought along will be later shared with FIND food bank (tins/packets) and The TK Hope Centre (fresh produce).

For many families this month can be a bit emotional as those barely 4 year olds start at school in reception and the older children move up into high school. Mums more than children feel tearful leaving their offspring at the school gate whilst the youngster runs off excitedly. The older child perhaps has mixed feelings of excitement and fear as they catch the bus to their new ‘Big’ school and entering a classroom where they perhaps know no-one. For the children and families we know through Open the Book or Mums & Toddlers we are praying for you. Mentioning Mums & Toddlers we re-open after the summer break on Friday 7th at 9:15 to 11:15 and then every Friday in term time. If you have an under 5 year old please feel welcome to come and meet with other mums/carers and let the youngster enjoy playing with toys and other children.

Also restarting this month is our Family Time Together on Sunday morning 9th at 9:30 for about ¾ hour. A time when families can enjoy an activity, Bible story and a song in a relaxed way to set you up for the day. It would be great to see new people coming along and joining in the fun.

Ecclesiastes 3:1     There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

Pastor Andrew
 



Andrew is at the Church most Tuesdays and Wednesdays when not out visiting, do drop in if you are passing he will be pleased to see you.



Pastor Andrew Croft

If you have a more pressing pastoral need go to our contacts page for details, if he is unable to answer the phone please leave him a brief message and contact number.
 

We are a small rural Church situated in the community heart of the village of Witnesham, which is 5 miles from Ipswich. We are an open fellowship and all who love the Lord Jesus are invited to receive communion. We are friendly and informal and always give a warm welcome to visitors arriving at our services and activities. Come and give us a try, we would love to see you.

Worship times can be found by clicking on these links to our services and diary pages.

We have committed involvement in our local area including "Open the Book" teams serving local schools.

There is always something happening during the week at WBC including our free Drop-in Cafe.

See the activities and diary pages for futher details.

 

A Post Office Outreach service can be found in the conservatory room on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.