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Witnesham Baptist Church       
 
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Seeking God's guidance for the future of His work here at Witnesham. Follow the link The Future to see this stage of the journey 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.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4 v 10
Coronavirus update.

Sunday Services resume with an open air Witnesham Village Harvest Festival on Sunday 26th September, more information on services and activities will be posted later this month on the diary page.

Pastor Andrew's will continue to upload recorded messages on YouTube which can be accessed via this link Witnesham BC. The latest Sunday message will be available by 10:30am on the day, you are welcome to join us.

Our Trust remains in Jesus Christ who strengthens us in all situations.


Letter for the month

As we enter the last quarter of the year, September is usually the restart of various activities after the summer break. Schools return, children move up a year, some start for the first times (mums cry at leaving their little ones at the school gate), some start at the ‘big’ school as first yearers. It is also the restart of church activities. For us at WBC, as with many others, it is a restart of on-site activities after an enforced 18 months break. Before we fully reopen the doors for Sunday gathering for worship and any midweek activities, we are going to have the building professionally deep cleaned. We are told it will take only a day or two but will be thorough.

Every now and again we need a deep clean. Often, we hold things in our hearts and minds that really we need to let go of; those feelings of being let down or hurt by someone, the anger towards another, our guilt or shame about something we said or done or done to us. Holding on to these things actually only continue to hurt us and can so easily make us bitter in attitude or angry with everyone and everything. For me as a Jesus Follower (Christian) my deep clean begins with me telling God about all those things that I have kept hidden from other people, letting God know that I am disappointed, hurt by someone else and am having difficulty in forgiving them, mainly because they haven’t even tried to apologise to me. Once I do empty all these feelings and thoughts to God, I do feel so much cleaner inside, able to really forgive others, see life in a brighter way rather than through the mist and rain. So, before we restart at ‘Church’ I’m going to have a good chat with Jesus and ask for Him to give me a deep clean.

Starting back in the Chapel will mainly take place from October 3rd but before that we are having a communion service on 12th September (10:30am); on 19th we will be joining Lightwave and WWandT Benefice in the barn in Wash Lane for a confirmation and Baptismal service. Then on 26th September – see poster/notice – we will be hosting a Witnesham Village Harvest Festival. This is in collaboration with Lightwave, Rural Chaplain & St Mary’s. A tractor and trailer will be travelling slowly through the village and we invite all to come out your homes and to the main road and place gifts on the trailer, follow along behind and finish in the field opposite the chapel for an outside celebration of harvest. There will be activities for children and families along with singing and giving thanks to God for the harvest. Please join us.

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.
 

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