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From the newsletter — Sunday 13th June 2021

A word from David

What is trust? Trust is being able to sleep in a car because you know the driver will get you there safely. Centuries ago Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, was due to be executed for his faith. On the night before he was to die friends offered to stay up and pray with him. He refused, saying, “No, no, that you shall not. For I mind (God willing) to go to bed, and to sleep as quietly tonight, as ever I did in my life.” Ridley trusted God to get him to his destination safely, and that trust gave him peace even when everything around him was falling apart. As Psalm 4 says “In peace, I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

Live Streamed Sunday Service

This week's service is live-streamed on our youtube channel at 10.30

https://youtu.be/4NAc7f6IsXE

Sunday Shoal + 

We have a group for primary age children and younger that meets on a Sunday at 10:30 am for 20 minutes or so, for a story, prayer and game, and a time to catch up with each other. Please contact us if your child would like to join.

Crèche, Minnows, Shoal and C-Life to restart!

The plan is to restart network groups from the 27th of June. They will start in departments at 10.30 and join the main service towards the end. Minnows and Sunday Shoal will be met by one of the leaders at the door of the Regent Rooms and children will be directed to their departments. C-Life will meet in the John Lees Hall. After this date, the Sunday Shoal via zoom will cease.

**Church crèche urgently needs more volunteers who are willing to help. This would mean going on a rota about once or twice a month. If you feel you could offer any help please get in touch with Debbie McCarthy, the crèche coordinator**

Coffee Morning

Our Coffee morning was a great success when it restarted last week! Pop along between 10:30 and 12:30 on a Friday to enjoy homemade soup and cakes!

Boys Brigade Back in the Building

Friday 11th June sees the boys brigade resume in the building after months of zoom.

Church House Group

Resuming Wednesday 16th June 10.45-12.45 with David Fleming in the John Lees Hall. The session will include worship, prayer and Bible study. Just come along if you can.

BUEN—Baptist Union Environment Network (Midlands)

Part of the national BUEN initiative, aiming to enable the Baptists Together family to be a prophetic movement in facing the climate and environmental crisis. Register for the event here*

Wednesday 16 June 2021, 7.30 pm – 9 pm on Zoom

Emergency First Aid at work

To be held on 18th September, 09.00-16.00hrs in JLH.

There are still 5 places available on the above course, please speak to me by the 30th June if you want a place, you will then be a named first aider for any activities you support at RBC (and great for your CV) Any available places not filled by 1st July will be offered to external candidates. The course cost is £50, but please don't let that stop you from contacting me if you are interested. Thank you, Suzanne (Diaconate Trustee for First Aid)

Bereavement Point

Bereavement Point at St Andrew’s Church café. Tuesday 15th June and Tuesday 29th June 2 pm – 3.30 pm. Sessions offering a space to connect with other people in a bereavement situation. Any adult is welcome to attend, regardless of where they are in their grief experience, or when their bereavement occurred. This is a space where experiences can be shared openly without judgement or discomfort.

Restore... Renew... Rebuild. Spring Harvest 2022

David is planning a church trip to Spring Harvest next year. We will be going to Skegness from 11th to 15th April 2022. Prices start from £155 per person (plus food and transport). If you would like to be part of the church party please let Gill in the church office know by Friday 11th June. If transport or affordability is a problem please speak to David.

To find out more about Spring Harvest visit www.springharvest.org.uk.

To look at the accommodation visit www.butlins.com/resorts/skegness

Church Picnic

Join us on Sunday 4th July for a relaxed gathering at the Prison Service College Garden, Newbold Revel. Come along and enjoy this social occasion. Mat Sheffield and his family will be there. Further details are on My Church Suite.

Church Deep Clean

Volunteers to help make the church sparkle would be greatly appreciated. Thursday 17th June 10 am until 2 pm. Please contact Brenda or Cathy or sign up directly on Church Suite.

Sunflowers 

C-Life had a sunflower growing challenge last year, which Charlie won. This year we have distributed potted sunflower seeds to all in Network. If any other grown-ups would like to join in please contact Petra who can deliver or arrange collection. We will enjoy photos of your seeds growing

Attending Church Services 

Sign up to attend Sunday Services in our Church via Church Suite. Need help? Contact Emma or Gill (office@rugbybaptist.org.uk / 07305619012) We are here to help!

Offertory

Do you usually give to the work of the church via the offertory plate on a Sunday? If so, you might like to consider giving by standing order or bank transfer instead. We depend on donations and income from room lettings, both of which will be negatively affected by the current situation.