Wet Your Whistle
‘Wet Your Whistle’ is a ‘drop-in’ with a difference! We meet on the first and third Wednesday afternoons, from 2pm, and usually some 30 to 40 people are there, mainly elderly folk from the local area. Lifts to the church are provided. The programme is simple - arrive about 2, have a cup of tea, look at the bric-a-brac stalls, have a chat. About 3, Roger gives his ‘Thought for the Day’, which is a straightforward comment on a topical subject, with a Christian ‘flavour’. This is followed by another cup of tea, and more chat. The afternoon finishes about 4, and they all queue up for lifts home!
The Team is mainly staffed by members of the Lancaster house group, who enjoy doing this piece of practical service. There are special events, too - a sit-down tea at Christmas, Easter and Harvest, and outings to Maldon, Perrywoods Garden Centre and Wilkins jam factory.
This is a ‘bridging’ activity - non-threatening, and not ‘preachy’, but demonstrating Christ’s love in practical ways. Some of our members have started coming to church, and we believe some good seed is being sown There is a pastoral dimension too, in that some members have had time in hospital, and we have visited them, and brought encouragement in their time of sickness.
‘Wet Your Whistle’ is an established part of the church programme, and plays a significant part in the lives of its members. It is much appreciated by all.
WYW Maldon outing
Soup Hub Lunch
During the summer, why not join us for a Toastie at Soup Hub, every Thursday lunchtime from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Church Hub following the Coffee Hub. With lovely fresh toasted sandwiches, all are welcome to come and lunch together. Donations towards the cost are invited.
The picture of Alison serving soup in the Soup Hub kitchen shown above is the one that has also been used to illustrate the article featuring her in the Baptist Unions' Together Magazine. The summer edition of this thrice yearly publication is available to read online or for free download from the Baptists Together website by following the link here, and may be purchased as a paper copy to be sent to you in the good old postal system. There are lots of other interesting and thought provoking articles to read, and if you are lucky you may also be able to borrow one of the church copies.
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Little Sparks Parent and Toddler Group is every Tuesday at 10:00 during school term time. See the poster on our home page for details and download a copy to print off and put somewhere handy to remind you. Note that Alison also has a new phone number 07741 737351.
A short video clip of Darren's baptism may be viewed here and on our baptism page. The clip shows Darren's testimony and baptism.
Tool Box Project
Do you have any spare tools or craft items? We are collecting them for Tools With a Mission. See the list on our Tool Box Project page for details of what we currently need.
Can you knit, crochet or sew?
The Springfield Stitchers need help with various charity projects. If you would like to help or, if you would like to learn to knit, crochet or sew, or if you have unwanted wool or haberdashery (buttons, zips, thread, fabric, sewing machines) please pop along to find out more.
The Springfield Stitchers meet at “The Coffee Hub” every Thursday 9.30 till 12.00 at Springfield Park Baptist Church. Contact Roger for more information.
As a church we believe in the power of prayer and that it makes a difference in situations and circumstances. We are part of Chelmsford 24-7 Prayer, joining with Christians from across our City to pray for the things God lays on our hearts. Please follow this link for more information about how you and your church can get involved: https://chelmsford24-7.org/. Plans for the near future at Springfield Park involve the setting up of a new prayer space and prayer walks around our local area. Watch this space for developments.
Come to our coffee drop-in on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12 noon. All welcome for free coffee, tea and a chat.
From our Foreign Correspondent
See an account of John Lancasters latest visit to India here.
Follow Johns mission trips to India and see more pictures of the people and places he visits by joining Johns mission trip to India on Facebook.
See more from SPBC on Facebook.
- Sunday, August 19, 2018
- Wednesday, August 22, 2018
- Thursday, August 23, 2018
- Sunday, August 26, 2018
- Monday, August 27, 2018
- Thursday, August 30, 2018
If you have an event to add to the diary please email us the details.