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Sunday 24 October
10.30am Sunday Celebration with Communion at Grace Fellowship, Little Stukeley
Colossians: Alive in Christ
Led by Tony Goodwin and Jo Hitchins
BOOKING REQUIRED: We want to encourage as many of you as possible to attend each week. To book your place please click here

The service will also be broadcast on our YouTube channel (though this might not be available until later in the day)
1.15pm Songs of Praise on BBC1
7.00pm Generation Rising at GBC
Children's and Youth events will also take place during the morning at GBC. Contact the office if you require further information.
Sunday 31 October
10.30am Sunday Celebration at Grace Fellowship, Little Stukeley
Colossians: Don't try to box God. Led by Carolyn Keats and Daniel Beckett

1.15pm Songs of Praise on BBC1
4.00pm  Anglo Indian Concern Annual Service on Zoom (Broadcast on our YouTube channel)
7.00pm Generation Rising at GBC


Induction of Carolyn Keats
as
Associate Pastor at GBC

This will take place at

2.00pm on this Saturday (23 October)
at
St Mary's Church, Godmanchester PE29 2AW



 
All are welcome to join us as we celebrate this new chapter in life and ministry for Carolyn and for GBC.  Refreshments will be available after the service in St Mary’s Church Hall. 
Please park considerately – and note that there is no parking in Chadley Lane or East Chadley Lane for this event.  The easiest places to park are the Park Lane Car Park opposite Godmanchester Community Academy (PE29 2WQ), 
the Post Street Car Park (PE29 2AQ), or Bridge Place Car Park (PE29 2AB) by the A1307 flyover.

 
Pumpkin Heroes Party
4.00pm - 6.00pm, Sunday 31 October at GBC
Reception to Year 6
Booking essential: Please phone (01480 458565) or email
the office to do so.

 
No Friday Night Project and Toast this week. They will restart on Friday 12 November, after half-term and Fireworks Night.
GBC Toolbox Training

Various events have now started, but it is not too late to join. Click here for further details of all events, all of which can be booked by either emailing the Office or by phoning 01480 458565 and leaving a message.
7.30pm Monday 22 November on Zoom
Details to follow.
CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES
 
We will be preparing Christmas shoeboxes once again, but this year for an organisation called The Amen Trust, which provides gifts for all the family (parents and grandparents as well as children) in each box. AMEN is a Christian Charity that was set up in 1995 by Operation Mobilisation to channel resources to Christians who are working to make a difference in their own countries. They work particularly with partners in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania and Serbia.
Over the years support and donations have been used by God to bring great blessing to people, both practically and spiritually. Amen Trust currently send all completed Christmas shoeboxes to Romania, to be distributed by local Christians to gypsy and other needy families. This often opens doors to follow up visits by church members.

Click on this link to read/ hear more and see the impact of these gifts: Romanian Shoebox Appeal | Amen Trust

If you would like to fill a shoebox (no boot boxes please), then pick up a leaflet from the Church Office or download one from the above link. This will give detailed information about how to prepare your box as well as what to include and what to avoid! Please bring all completed shoeboxes to the church office by Friday 12 November, along with £2 per box for postage (if you are able) and ensure that each box has a filled in leaflet attached. Please only bring cash (no cheques) as we will aim to send one amount to Amen ministries to cover the cost of postage for all boxes from GBC. In this time of global need, let’s get packing and bless some families in Romania this Christmas!
LIFT NEEDED Jonathan and Matty are finally planning to return to Asia next Tuesday, the 26th, and they are hoping to find someone who might be able to give them a lift to the airport: Need to leave GMC by 9am to pick up (large) car from Cambridge before driving them all to Heathrow, then dropping car back in Cambridge at the end. Would need to have own fully comp insurance to cover driving the car for the day. Please contact Jonathan on 454736 if you can help. 
During October in our “ROOM TO REFLECT” we will focus on “I am the light of the World” (John 8:12)  Jesus uses this statement to describe himself, but he also uses it to describe his followers: “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14) – WOW!!
Come and give yourself time and space to think and pray about what this means to you. Our “Room to Reflect” is now open for most of the week - just contact the office to book a slot by replying to this e-mail or phoning 01480 458565.

 
While we hold some of our activities at GBC and Grace Fellowship, we need to continue to follow sensible guidelines about keeping ourselves and others safe. This includes asking people:
  • not to attend if they have Covid symptoms,
  • to sanitise hands on arrival and during their time on the premises, and
  • to wear a mask when moving around the building (can be removed when seated)  
We will also have to limit numbers for capacity reasons and have implemented a booking system for our Sunday morning worship service. To book for this coming Sunday, use the link above. It may be that demand exceeds available spaces so those trying to book later may receive a 'full' response. We will try to manage this by asking people who are present one week to not book in for the following week until the Friday - to give others a chance to book spaces - BUT IF THERE ARE SPACES AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY, GO AHEAD AND BOOK.
For those unable to use online booking, please phone the church office on 01480 458565 from Tuesday morning and we can book your space for you.
The Churches Together AGM will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17 November at the Methodist Church, Huntingdon, and it will include a tour of the new extension at the Methodist Church. All are welcome.
The Worship Area and Resources Room remain out of bounds while the building work continues. Please do not access GBC through the side entrance opposite Brian Searle's garage. In the event of an emergency and a need to vacate the building, exit through the fire door in the kitchen and make your way to the front car park - avoid using the fire door in the Worship Area foyer.
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Daniel Beckett, Lead Pastor, mobile: 07909 767505
Carolyn Keats, Associate Pastor, mobile: 07305 052524
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Our address is:
Godmanchester Baptist Church East Chadley Lane Godmanchester Huntingdon, PE29 2BJ United Kingdom
01480 458565
godmanchesterbaptist.org
Registered Charity No: 1188171

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