Anniversary

We are celebrating our 216th church anniversary and you are invited!

As usual, our Anniversary Weekend will also feature our annual Gift Day. This year, though, there is a difference. Rather than asking for a one off gift, we would like to ask you to consider afresh your regular financial giving to the church family.

This is an exciting time in the life of Rugby Baptist Church: there is a buzz about the place, and a sense of expectation as we continue our search for a new Senior Minister, and we see God at work amongst us as we all play our part in the church’s work and witness. But, there is so much more that we could do! We believe there is a need to improve our administration and organisation to secure the long term future of the church, and we are currently actively exploring the possibility of appointing a Church Manager. The purpose of the role would be to support kingdom growth by releasing and enabling our ministers, deacons and volunteers to focus where they have been called.

You may want to listen to this sermon on Courage to Trust followed by Emma and Brian's vision presentation.

Anniversary Programme

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Saturday

8:00am Breakfast. All welcome. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and hear people sharing memories of RBC from years gone by, or bring a story! Tickets @£3 from Mick Daulman.
10:00am Art Workshops. A number of different workshops are on offer, including photography, banner making, finger painting, and maybe others too. Places are limited, and it is essential to sign up by 3rd March on the noticeboard in the church entrance. For more info, contact Emma Tiller.
2:00pm 20 minute Celebration in the John Lees Hall. Come and join us for 20 minutes of praise and worship to start the afternoon.
  Walk with a Difference—total distance approx 4 miles, starts immediately after the 2pm Celebration, and finishes back at the JLH for afternoon tea. All ages welcome. Please wear suitable footwear and be prepared for the weather. Dogs on leads, please. For more info contact Mick Daulman.
  Afternoon Tea available until 5pm in the JLH. Donations of cakes are welcome—please bring them to the John Lees Hall on Friday or Saturday morning before 10am. More info: contact Louise Morley.
  Happy Days Picture Show in church. Open 2:30–4:00pm and also on Sunday for our
Anniversary Services. The artists are us! Everyone is encouraged to enter a picture.
Entries need to be received by Friday 8th March. More info on the notice in the church foyer, or from Emma Tiller.

Sunday

10:30am Anniversary Service with Brigades followed by an International Lunch in the Upper Hall. All welcome! Please sign up for lunch by Sunday 3rd March. More info from Petra Meeson or Brenda Pulham. Activities for all ages will be organised by the Brigades, to keep us busy until approximately 3pm.
6:30pm Cluster Service in church followed by tea / coffee in the John Lees Hall. We’ll be welcoming friends from Dunchurch, Daventry and Wolston Baptist Churches, as well as friends from the Chinese Bible Study Group and Portuguese Speaking Assembly of God Church that meet on our premises.

Please download a flyer here and, if you wish, a pledge form for your gift.