Christmas at Didsbury Baptist Church

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The Meaning of Baptism

The next four Sundays at Didsbury Baptist Church will feature a four-part series of sermons by Brian Haymes and Robert Parkinson on the meaning of baptism (from a Baptist perspective, of course!)iStock_000000811354Small

Sunday 20 October
Why believers’ baptism?
Brian Haymes

Sunday 27 October
Why total immersion?
Robert Parkinson

Sunday 3 November
Who can be baptised?
Robert Parkinson

Sunday 10 November
What difference does baptism make?
Brian Haymes

Please join us for any or all of these Sundays.

Second Sunday

This Sunday (8 Sept) we begin a new format for our gathering that we expect to repeat every second Sunday of each month. We will start as usual at 10.30am when we will worship together with all ages for about 45 minutes before breaking for coffee. We will reconvene at 11.45 when adults and young people will learn together while the children gather in their groups. This will be followed by a bring and share lunch at about 12.30. The subject this Sunday will be Deepening Your Prayer Life.  If you are free to join us for any or all of these activities you would be most welcome.

Day Conference at DBC

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Wednesday night is Church night

Beginning on 9 January there will be a new series of midweek meetings, on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm.  These will take place until the end of March, replacing the current homegroups. If you are interested in attending and would like more information please contact us – details on the left. The programme is:

January 9. Learning how to worship
What am I meant to do when someone says, “Let us worship God”?

January 16. Drawing close to God
How shall I approach God? The importance of praise and prayer

January 23. Learning how to listen for God
If God is speaking in the Bible and the sermon, how can I listen for His voice?

January 30. Responding to God
What kind of response to God can I begin to make in worship?

Thursday February 7. The worship is over, the service begins
How can we relate worship and everday life?

February 13. Ash Wednesday
A service of worship at the start of Lent

February 20. Three cheers for the poor and meek
We begin a short series of reflection son the Beatitudes

February 27. Three cheers for the mourners and the merciful

March 6. Three cheers for the hungry and the pure in heart

March 13. Three cheers for the peacemakers and the persecuted

March 20. Subverting our anxieties

The programme for Holy Week will be published later.

Grand opening of our newly refurbished church building

After years of fund-raising and planning and after seven months of holding our church services at Beaver Road Primary School, we are delighted to be back in our own building. Our century-old church building (built in 1900 actually) has been renovated and extended. It now has a new main entrance and foyer on School Lane. New rooms include an office, a small meeting room, kitchen and toilets. The sanctuary has been completely refurbished and new windows are currently being installed. The ground floor is entirely accessible throughout. Extensive renovations have also been made to the Beaver Road entrance, foyer and hallway. The Marion Scott Playgroup and Beaver Road PlayStation are now fully operational at the Beaver Road end of the building and other community groups have now resumed their evening activities in the upstairs hall.

Celebrations to mark the opening of our newly refurbished building will take place from Saturday 14 January 2012. These will include:

Saturday 14 January
2.30pm Ribbon cutting
3.00pm Service of Dedication and Thanksgiving
7.30pm Celebration Concert

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 January
Open Week
10 am – 12 noon
display exhibition
tea and coffee served

Wednesday 18 January
Visit of Pat Took (President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain)
12 noon Meeting for ministers and clergy
7.30pm Evening Celebration

Tuesday 24 January
7.30 pm Convivia in Concert

If you can make any of these events, we’d be delighted to see you.

Christmas at DBC

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