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Sunday 27 March
(don't forget clocks go forward an hour this weekend!)
10.30am Sunday Celebration with Communion at Grace Fellowship, Little Stukeley
Gospel of Mark. Led by Carolyn Keats
We don't have volunteers to run Creche this week but the Creche room and toys will be available at Grace Fellowship for 5s and unders and their parents/carers to use.
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 be available on our YouTube channel later in the day. For those unable to use online booking, please phone the church office on 01480 458565 and we can book your space for you.
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 3 April
10.30am Sunday Celebration at Grace Fellowship, Little Stukeley
Gospel of Mark. Led by Daniel Beckett and Kevin Burdett
No creche this week 
1.15pm Songs of Praise on BBC1
7.00pm Generation Rising at GBC
8.00pm Prayer Meeting on Zoom. Contact the office for log in details (same as the March Sunday prayer meeting)
Our Easter services are:

Prayer Meetings
Monday 11 April at 8.00pm at GBC
Tuesday 12 April at 10.00am at GBC
Wednesday 13 April at 8.00pm on Zoom

Zoom log in details are the same as other Wednesdays. Contact the Office if you need these


Maundy Thursday Service (14 April) at 7.30pm
Good Friday Service (15 April) at 8.00am
Easter Sunday Resurrection Celebration (17 April) at 10.30am
Currently we plan to hold these services at Grace Fellowship. We will let you know if that changes.

 
Help Needed
We will be moving the stage from Grace Fellowship to GBC on either Tuesday or Friday this coming week. If you are able to help on either day, please let Daniel know and he will confirm which day.
Parcels for University Students
Generation Rising are planning to send encouragement parcels to those away at University.  They would be grateful for any donations of biscuits or sweets!  These can be dropped off to the church office or to Grace Fellowship on a Sunday.  Thanks.


Cakes for Alpha
The Alpha courses continue into April. Any offers of cakes for the remaining weeks would be appreciated. Please contact Carolyn if you can help. Thank you!

Come and Meet the Community Sponsorship Team
Monday 28 March at 8.00pm at GBC
An open invitation for anyone thinking about helping Ukrainian refugees in any way as they come to the UK, to come and meet the Community Sponsorship Team who successfully welcomed a refugee family to Godmanchester a few years ago. They have lots of experience and expertise to share and will be happy to answer any questions. Refreshments provided.  Please email or phone (458565) the office to indicate interest. Thanks.
 
Tim Martindale has asked us to include the following notice.
Mission Direct is working with Foundation Ancora, in Moldova, to support Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Moldova and Romania. They are meeting refugees at Opaci, close to the border with Ukraine, and not far from Odesa, and ensuring that they get support and shelter. MD partners are providing   a list of what is needed so they don't add to the problem of sending items they can't use and that just get stored or dumped.  MD are planning a convoy of vans to go there at Easter loaded with supplies. If you would like regular updates on Mission Direct's activities in response to the refugee crisis please e-mail Wil (wil.horwood@missiondirect.org) to request to be added to the MD email list.
Lift Needed
Would you be able to give a lift on a regular basis to our Sunday Celebration Services to someone who lives in Perry? If so, please contact David Rootham (351238)
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Lent Lunches
John & Penny Leigh-Brown's Lent soup & bread lunches continue every Friday till 8 April at 56 Church Leys, Fenstanton PE28 9QD. Call in at anytime between 12 noon and 2.30pm. For further details contact John or Penny (01480 464672)
Happy Birthday
Birthdays coming up in the next few weeks are as follows
31 March - Liesl Houghton
12 April - Di Tuttlebee
14 April - Peter Harris
25 April - Sarah Thurley
Dates for Your Diary
Save the date - details to follow:
Platinum Jubilee Events: Friday 3 - Sunday 5 June
Gala Weekend: Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 July
The Mix: Sunday 4 September
Artless Theatre Company Production: Friday 30 September
Safeguarding Training: Saturday 1 October
Leadership Team continue to monitor and review current guidance from the government and the Baptist Union regarding Covid restrictions and suggested arrangements for churches.  We will carry on following sensible guidelines about keeping ourselves and others safe.  It remains important to: monitor numbers to avoid overcrowding; ensure good ventilation; and ensure good hygiene.  We are still asking people:
  • not to attend if they have Covid symptoms
  • to sanitise hands on arrival and during their time on the premises
  • to wear a mask while in the building
Thank you for helping us show consideration to those who are more vulnerable.  We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of further changes as they occur.
The Worship Area and Resources Room remain out of bounds while the building work continues. Please do not access GBC through the side entrance in Clyde Yard. 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
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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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