We had a wonderful time today celebrating Precious and Kunle’s Wedding Blessing. Here are some of the photos from the service.
We will be meeting to worship and break bread together on Good Friday, 25th March at 10am. We hope that you can join us and look forward to seeing you there.
Here are a few pictures from our latest shoe box distribution in Romania. Thank you again to everyone who contributed.
Congratulations to John and Christine on 20 years of ministry at Bethany. We had a blessed time this morning with testimonies of God’s sustaining grace in their lives, followed by a party and plenty of cake!
Thank you to everyone who has supported this year’s Shoebox Appeal. We will be collecting the boxes this Sunday to celebrate all your hard work as part of a family service, which will also include pictures from John and Christine’s Romania trip and songs by the children… so please ensure any last-minute additions are ready in time!
Take a look at our latest Bethany ‘Good News’ newsletter for upcoming events and activities which you’re welcome to join us for.
‘Going Deeper’. Three-part study on Discipleship by Viv Penfold starts this Weds (14th May) at 7:30pm. Why not come and join us? All are welcome.
‘Is this it?‘, ‘What’s the point?’, ‘Where am I going?’ Great questions! …and if you’ve ever pondered the answers to them, you’re invited to join us for an Alpha course here at Bethany to find out if there’s more to life than this.
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge. It has around ten sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts.
Alpha really is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage debate and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal environment.
Sessions will run at Bethany Church every Wednesday evening at 7:30, starting 30th October 2013. For more information contact us or join us on Sunday morning!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Alpha currently runs in 169 countries and in 112 languages. Find out more about Alpha here.
You might have heard that the bible says faith without action is dead…
“So it is with faith: if it is alone and includes no actions, then it is dead”, (James 2:17).
… and it’s true. The bible says, if you see someone without any clothes or food and say to them, ‘Keep warm and eat well’, then what’s the point? You might have all the best wishes in the world for them but it won’t improve their situation – not physically.
So what are these physical actions that God wants us to take? Where do we even start? A good place might be in 1 Corinthians. The Apostle Paul talks about faith here too. He says you can have enough faith to move mountains but without one key ingredient it’s pointless.
“If I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing”, (1 Corinthians 13:2).
The key ingredient is love. Not just love in the nice, easy, ‘here today, gone tomorrow’, worldly sense of the word – but real, biblical love: a love that works hard not to be jealous, or proud, or angry; a love that forgets any wrongdoing and stays the distance. That’s the kind of love that God wants us to have for each other… even for our enemies! Paul even ends his chapter by saying:
“…the greatest of these is love”, (1 Corinthians 13:13).
How can you make sure your faith doesn’t die? Start with the L-word! Love others, like God has loved you.