Stoneleigh Baptist
Stoneleigh Baptist Church

sowing seeds of hope in the community

Welcome

church

We are a group of local Christians in Stoneleigh, Epsom, Surrey, seeking to share the positive difference that Jesus makes to our lives, and to discover, together, more of the forgiveness, peace, love security and hope that He promises to His followers.

We're learning together how to trust Jesus in putting this into effect in our everyday lives, as we journey together.

We’d like to welcome you amongst us, and encourage you to walk with us for a while: we'd value your company and friendship.

Gift dayGospel Growth Gift Day
Sunday 1 November

The 3rd in our series of Gift Days this year will be held on 1st November 2020. We are very encouraged and thankful for God's gracious and generous provision. There will be a new opportunity to contribute in various ways (please mark all contributions "Gospel Growth Gift Day"):

  • Via online banking (contact treasurer for details)
  • By posting a cheque to the Church, or
  • By hand delivering to church in a marked envelope.

Please make any cheques payable to "Stoneleigh Baptist Church". Thank you.

Link to Hope Christmas Shoeboxes

Link to Hope 2020 Appeal (working in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria & Ukraine).

Information on what to bring and when is on our Events Page HERE

WelcomeSunday Morning/ Thursday Lunchtime Services

WE ARE BACK IN THE CHURCH BUILDING

Please join us:

  • 10:00am on Sundays (also on Zoom, details below)
  • 1:00pm on Thursdays - for those who have been shielding only

In line with what is happening in most other churches and many other places at the moment, if you wish to participate in either of these services from inside the building you will need to book your place each week by phoning or texting 07378 182901

Please leave a message with your name, the names of any others for whom you want to book a place and the date of the service for which you are booking (you will need to rebook each week, even if you have already let us know that your general intention is to be coming into the building for services).

ZoomOUR SUNDAY SERVICES WILL ALSO CONTINUE ON ZOOM AT 10:00am

If you are not able to join us in person then please do join us by internet or phone, with the details emailed/ posted to you (or contact the church office to receive these). You will be able to join the room for pre-service chat from 9.40am.

Recorded highlights from Sunday services will be posted online and on social media from 8pm the following Monday. By joining the service, you give your consent for any audio and/or visual input of yours that is captured on the recording to be used in this way.

children
Stories, activities and songs for the children

can be found HERE

messy online

Messy Church Families

If you would like to receive a fortnightly Messy Church newsletter with stories, activities, things to do and watch, please contact gill@stonechurch.co.uk.

Lion Our latest newsletter and childrens activities can be found HERE.

Light Party Messy Church Light Party goodie bags will be available for children aged 3 to 11 years old on Thurday 29th October between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. They will be outside the church to collect.

call to prayerDays of Prayer

WEDNESDAY 4 & 18 NOVEMBER

We continue to have our fasting and prayer days on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 9:00am-9:00pm.

There will also be a shared time of prayer from 8:00-9:00pm via Zoom. If you are able to join this, you will receive a meeting link on the day. We will for everyone email/ post through your door prayer points for the day, so that you can join in however and whenever you can.

  • Most people will want to pray at home during the day, BUT the church building will be open 9am-1pm if you would like to come and pray in the building.
  • In keeping with current government guidelines, you will find that the chairs in the sanctuary are arranged differently to allow for social distancing and we ask that you bring with you anything that you need (e.g. Bible, water bottle). There will be someone to welcome you, direct you to the hand sanitiser station and explain how things will work for everyone's safety. (We are so glad to be able to welcome individuals into the church building again, but please be mindful of your own health and vulnerability and stay at home if that is wiser).

ZoomSunday 25 October 2020

Recorded highlights from this service can be viewed according to your preferences (you do not have to be a Facebook or YouTube subscriber to view):

services online

YouTubeTo view all available past YouTube service videos, please visit our YouTube Channel.

Verse for Today

(New International Version - UK)

26th October - 1st November 2020

MONDAY
 
TUESDAY
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00am-1:00pm Church open for private prayer
THURSDAY
1:00pm Worship service exclusively for those who are shielding. Register in advance each week to attend, phone 07378 182901
3:00-5:00pm Collect a Messy Church Light Party Bag!
FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY
8:30am Prayer meeting (via Zoom - link will be emailed)
SUNDAY
10:00am Church family worship service - in the church building. Register in advance each week to attend, phone 07378 182901 (also via Zoom - link will be emailed); Selected parts of the service will be recorded and made available later via website link, Facebook public page & YouTube channel
6:00pm Youth Group

Future Diary Dates

Sun 1 Nov   Gift Day
Mon 2 Nov 10:00am Pray for our church leaders (Contact Andy for details)
Wed 4 Nov 9:00am-9:00pm Prayer Day
Thu 5 Nov 9:30-11:00am Coffee with the Pastor (via Zoom)
Sun 8 Nov 10:30am Remembrance Sunday
Sat 14 Nov 8:00am Men's breakfast (via Zoom) - details to follow
Sat 14 Nov 7:15pm Big Quiz Night in aid of TEARFund

facebook page

Our public Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/stoneleighbaptist


bible studyBible Study Notes

This week's bible Study notes on Nehemiah 4 can be downloaded here.

TearFund Harvest Giving - THANK YOU.

Following our harvest service on 4th October, £2,317.50 (including Gift Aid) has been given to support Tearfund's "Your Neighbour Is Thirsty" campaign to bring water to thirsty people in northern Ethiopia where drought is becoming more and more the norm.

prayPrayer Opportunities

Two regular opportunities to pray

Wednesdays 9:00am - 1:00pm: Come into the church building for private prayer

Saturdays 8:30am - 9:30am: Zoom prayer meeting

services online
BUGB Prayer Broadcast

Every Wednesday the Baptist Union is holding a prayer broadcast at 7pm. You can join in live or watch the recording later, here.

coronaArrangements during the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) restrictions

Most Stoneleigh Baptist Church activities and ministries including home-groups, Alpha, etc. where people would normally gather remain suspended in their previous form, but alternatives are happening "on-line" where possible.

Meanwhile, we are producing CONNECT to members and friends every week as a means of encouragement and sharing of news.

We also encourage you to fast and pray on Wednesdays.

If you are willing to be contacted and asked to help with shopping etc. for others, please let the office know.

If you leave a message on the church answerphone it will be picked up and we will get back to you as needed.

If you require more information on Covid-19, please contact the UK Government or NHS websites.

food bankFoodbank News

The church building will be open on Wednesday mornings 10am-12 noon for anyone to drop off items for the Foodbank.

Latest information on urgently needed items (and what is currently well-stocked) is shown on the Foodbank website here.

You can also support them via their Crowdfunding page through this LINK.

We hope you will join us soon at:

Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life and have it to the full."