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.

ZoomSunday 12 July 2020

OUR SUNDAY SERVICE WILL BE HAPPENING LIVE ON ZOOM AT 10:00am

Do join us this Sunday morning if you are able to, 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 this service 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.

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Stories, activities and songs for the children

can be found HERE

call to prayerDays of Prayer

WEDNESDAY 15 JULY AT 8PM

We will 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 5 July 2020

Recorded highlights from this service can be viewed according to your preferences:

  • In your default player HERE
  • On our public Facebook page (you do not have to be a Facebook member to see it as this is open to everyone).
  • Also on YouTube.

Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up with future videos.

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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 maskOur latest newsletter can be downloaded here.

coronaArrangements during the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) restrictions

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

You will have seen that as from 4th July church buildings can be open for services. However, there's lots of detail under the headlines and, although the leadership team is continuing to review the situation and there will be some things that can gradually happen in new ways in the building, Sunday services will remain on Zoom for some time to come.

Meanwhile, we are producing CONNECT to members and friends every week as a means of encouragement and sharing of news. We will also be broadcasting on Facebook - on our Members and Friends group for those who have access on Tuesdays and Fridays.

We also encourage you to fast and pray on Wednesdays and at midday, everyday at the moment, to pause what you are doing and to pray the Lord’s Prayer with your loved ones!

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.

Please adhere to government advice, do not come out of isolation and do not make unnecessary or unwise journeys to do this, but if you want to drop off items whilst you are on a daily walk, we will ensure that they get there. Thank you.

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.

Verse for Today

(New International Version - UK)

6th July - 12th July 2020

MONDAY
8:00pm Leaders' meeting online
TUESDAY
3:00-5:00pm Collect a Messy Church Goodie Bag!
8:00pm Facebook Live (Members and Friends group) - Prayers and Encouragement
WEDNESDAY
 
THURSDAY
 
FRIDAY
8:00pm Facebook Live (Members and Friends group) - Prayers and Encouragement
SATURDAY
8:30am Prayer meeting (via Zoom - link will be emailed)
SUNDAY
10:00am Church family worship service (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 Online

Future Diary Dates

Wed 15 Jul 8:00pm Prayer meeting (via Zoom)
Tue 21 Jul 3:00-5:00pm Collect a Messy Church Goodie Bag!

facebook page

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


cross-silhouetteMessage from the Church Secretary

Dear Friends,

Some of the teenagers and I meet (on Zoom, of course!) every Thursday evening and read a Psalm together. This week we read Psalm 142.

For each of us, we go through different seasons in our lives. Sometimes the season is something that only we experience, but at other times we go through a particular season as a family, as a group of friends, as a community, as a church, as a nation, increasingly so as a world. All over the world at the moment the talk is of the pandemic and of "Black Lives Matter". Some seasons we hope will pass without affecting things much, others we hope will so change the way that we think, the way that we do things, the people we are, that they will effect permanent change and remain with us.

When David wrote Psalm 142 he was going through a difficult time. His prayer to God was: "I tell You all of my worries and my troubles, and whenever I feel low / weak / like giving up, You are there to guide me" (verses 2&3). He acknowledged that "My troubles are like a prison" and asked the Lord to "Set me free so I can praise Your name" (verse 7).

Is that a prayer that you should be asking others to pray for you/ praying for yourself/ praying for someone else?

In the middle of praying about his troubles, David prayed "Lord, I cry out to You. I say, 'You are my place of safety. You are everything I need in this life.'" (verse 5).

May that be our cry, and may it be the hope that we hold out to others in our community too.

Gill

bible studyBible Study Notes

This week's bible Study notes on James Part 2 can be downloaded here.

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.

Prequel - Sunday 28 June 2020

Watch our Introduction ...

Over four weeks we are looking into the New Testament book of James in our Sunday Morning services

You may find it helpful to watch this short introduction before the first part of the sermon series:

Introduction to James

We hope you will join us soon at:

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