Advent Wednesdays at DBC

iStock_000011091735XSmallPlease join us if you can for any of the first three Wednesdays of December at DBC. We will begin with a meal followed by an act of worship. We will eat at 6.30pm and meet (promptly) at 8.00pm. If you are planning to eat with us, it would help if you let us know ahead of time. If you are turning up for the worship, please arrive a little early (say, by 7.45) so that we can start the worship on time – there will be a cup of tea or coffee going if you would like one before we start. The worship themes will be as follows:

Wednesday 3 December:
Watching and Waiting

Wednesday 10 December:
Listening

Wednesday 17 December:
Darkness and Light

On Wednesday 24 December we will hold our Carols by Candlelight service at 6.30pm; we would love to see you there.

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Zetod in concert at DBC

Join us if you can on Friday night when the Estonian Folk Band Zetod will be performing at Didsbury Baptist Church. Tickets on the door £7 / £5 concessions.

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Holy Week at DBC

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There is something going on in and around DBC every day in Holy Week.

Monday 14 April, 7.30pm
Simply Jesus Discussion Group.

Tuesday at 7.30pm
Guided Meditation on John 12 led by Jenny Haymes.

Wednesday at 7.30pm
Holy Week Evening Service led by Brian Haymes.

Maundy Thursday
Bring-and-share meal at 6.30pm
Communion at 7.30(ish).

Good Friday
10.45am United Good Friday Service at Didsbury URC
1.00pm Good Friday Walk – leave from DBC
(church open for b-y-o sandwich from 12 noon).

Holy Saturday, 11.00am
United Service of Lamentation and Intercession at Emmanuel.

Easter Sunday
Easter Breakfast at 9am
Worship at 10.30am.

Join us if you can for any of these events; all are welcome!

Streams in the desert

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On Wednesday 5 March, the season of Lent begins. Churches working together in Didsbury have again published a booklet of Bible reading notes for the season. Copies are available from Christ Church West Didsbury, Didsbury Community Church, Didsbury Methodist Church, Didsbury United Reformed Church, East Didsbury Methodist Church, St Christopher’s Withington, St James and Emmanuel, the Welsh Presbyterian Church and, of course, from us at Didsbury Baptist Church. Help yourself to a copy and read the Bible with us through Lent.

Ernie Whalley to visit DBC

On Sunday 19 January, Ernie Whalley, President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, will be our guest preacher. He will participate in our service of worship for all ages at 10.30 a.m. He will then speak and lead some discussion in our second session at 11.45. He will speak on Like stars in the universe (Philippians 2) and help us to think about living as Christians in contemporary society. At 12.30 there will be a bring-and-share lunch. If you are a member of our congregation, we invite you to bring some lunch; if you are visiting, just come along and enjoy! Please join us for part or all the programme on Sunday 19th. If you are arriving for the second session, please be aware that we serve tea and coffee from about 11.15; you would be welcome to arrive at any time during our coffee break – and enjoy a cup of coffee with us.

Christmas at Didsbury Baptist Church

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Advent at Didsbury Baptist Church

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We are now in the season of Advent. We mark this at DBC by lighting Advent candles during worship every Sunday of Advent and on Christmas Day.

On the Wednesdays of Advent (4,11 and 18 December) we will gather for a meal at 6.30pm followed by study and prayer at 7.30pm. Our topic will be The Christmas story as told by Matthew. We will be reading Matthew chapters 1 and 2 over the course of the three weeks. Please feel free to join us on any of the Wednesdays  for the meal, the study session, or both. We look forward to seeing you.

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