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.

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An accessible sanctuary is taking shape

A major aim of our building project is to make our sanctuary more accessible for wheelchair users. In the past, the ground floor had a number of levels each accessed only by steps. When the project is finished the entire ground floor will consist of only one level. To accomplish this our contractors have begun by raising the floor level in the sanctuary. Now completed, this one improvement already dramatically improves the space. If you have never been in the building you might not appreciate how much better it looks even now.

We at DBC know that a church is not a building but a people. Still, we are looking forward to the new opportunities that will arise when we have a more adequate and accessible space for worship, ministry and mission.

 

Final Service in Current Sanctuary

Last Sunday (22 May) we held our final service in our current sanctuary. This was an all-age service in which we celebrated all that has happened in the church building and looked forward to all that will be possible when our building project is completed. As part of the service we showed slides featuring people and events associated with Didsbury  Baptist Church over the last 30 years or so. I will post the slides here later this week. Our sanctuary is now closed for refurbishment and will reopen later in the year. Until then, we will meet on Sundays at Beaver Road Primary School Hall. If you are near Didsbury any Sunday, you would be very welcome to join us there.

Exploring the Story

We continue with Exploring the Story (details below) this coming Saturday. About a dozen of us, from three south Manchester churches, are using the three-part course to help us explore the Bible. On Saturday we will be concentrating on the Prophets. There is still room to join us this week if you are interested. Just drop me a line at robert@didsburybaptist.org.uk.

Church Weekend Away

Many of us from DBC spent last weekend at Thornleigh Hotel in Grange over Sands where we held a very enjoyable Church Weekend Away. The venue was excellent. About forty five of us went and, as far as I am aware, everyone had a great time. We had opportunity to worship, learn and pray together and time to socialize and just be together. The photo below shows most of the group though one of our number missed the photo op. and one was serving as photographer. Other than that, most of the groups is pictured below. Other photos will follow (if you have any send them to me and I’ll include them).

Christmas slide-show

A few photos have come in of this year’s Christmas services at Didsbury Baptist Church. I have put some of them together in the slide-show below. Many thanks to Anna and Steve for the photos.

Christmas all-age festival service

If you are not already worshiping elsewhere and you are near Didsbury tomorrow (Sunday), why not come and join us for our Christmas all-age festival service? We will light Advent candles, watch a children’s nativity play, sing some carols, take up an offering of goods for Lifeshare, listen to readings from the Bible and pray together. Come as you are and worship with us – all are welcome. The service begins at 10.30 a.m. and should last for about an hour. There will be tea and coffee afterwards.

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