Stoneleigh Baptist
Stoneleigh Baptist Church

sowing seeds of hope in the community

Welcome

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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.

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

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 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.

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 maskOur latest newsletter can be downloaded here.

Whale NEW Messy Church goodie bags will be available for children aged 3 to 11 years old on Tuesday 15th September between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. They will be outside the church to collect.

(Do not come out of isolation or make an unnecessary or unwise journey, but if you can pass the premises on your daily walk, please collect a bag).

The goodie bags are absolutely free but if you would like to make a donation, please bring an item of food for the local Foodbank.

 

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Church Members' Meeting

Our next Church Members Meeting is by Zoom 8pm this Wednesday 16 September.

If you wish to send your apologies, please let the office know by 2pm on Wednesday, thank you.

Postal voting papers for the election of leaders will be sent out on Thursday 17th to those who attended the meeting or sent an apology for absence beforehand.

call to prayerDays of Prayer

WEDNESDAY 2 & 16 SEPTEMBER

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 (not 16 September). 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 13 September 2020

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

  • 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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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)

14th September - 20th September 2020

MONDAY
8:00pm Leaders' meeting online
TUESDAY
10:00am-12noon Zoom coffee morning
3:00-5:00pm Collect a Messy Church Goodie Bag!
WEDNESDAY
9:00am-9:00pm Day of Prayer
9:00am-1:00pm Church open for private prayer
8:00pm Church members' meeting (via Zoom - link will be emailed)
THURSDAY
1:00pm Worship service exclusively for those who are shielding. Register in advance each week to attend, phone 07378 182901
 
FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY
8:30am Prayer meeting (via Zoom - link will be emailed)
SUNDAY
10:00am Church family worship service with communion - 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 Online

Future Diary Dates

Sun 4 Oct 10:00am Harvest Thanksgiving service
Wed 7 Oct 9:00am-9:00pm Prayer Day
Sat 10 Oct 8:00am Men's breakfast

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 Acts 6 & 1 Timothy 3 can be downloaded here.

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, 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.

We hope you will join us soon at:

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