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Sunday 8 May
10.30am Sunday Celebration at Grace Fellowship, Little Stukeley
Participating in worship. Led by Daniel Beckett and Peter Nodding
Creche available this week at Grace Fellowship for 5s and unders
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.
1.20pm Songs of Praise on BBC1
4.00pm Families Venture at GBC. See below for further details
4.30pm McCartney House Service

5.30pm Generation Rising meet at GBC to travel to an event in Comberton.  Details from Daniel Beckett.
Sunday 15 May
10.30am Sunday Celebration at Grace Fellowship, Little Stukeley
Corporate worship. Led by Daniel Beckett
No creche this week
4.00pm Songs of Praise on our YouTube channel
7.00pm Generation Rising at GBC
The programme for the Summer Term Toolbox options is now planned, with most groups starting in the next week or so.  Do please have a look and contact the office to book in to the various options.
Families Venture is church for families who want to meet Jesus, belong to their local church and bring up their children as Christians. It’s a time of creativity, worship and eating together. There will be lots of fun and creative activities for the whole family to take part in. We have refreshments available throughout the afternoon. On the 2nd Sunday of the month at 4.00pm, starting this Sunday (8 May), we will meet at the church building and will include sharing a meal together, aiming to finish by about 5.30pm.  On the 4th Sunday of the month we will usually venture outdoors together e.g. for a walk or at a local park. Don’t forget to dress appropriately for any messy crafts or muddy activities! This month, at 2.30pm on Sunday 22 May, we will meet at Hinchingbrooke Park for outdoor games.
An e-mail has gone out to families giving lots of information about this new initiative.  If you would like to be added to that distribution list please contact the church office.
 
Celebration and Commissioning Event
Saturday 25 June | 10.00am - 12 noon
Save the date! 
We hope to hold a special event on this day to give thanks to God for the completion of the OIKODOM 2 project, to rejoice together for this refurbished space, and to thank everyone who has been involved in bringing the project from its planning to completion.
 
Wellbeing in May
For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord.
Jeremiah 30 v17
How many popular songs can you think of that focus on money? Do we talk to one another as Christians and with our neighbours, family and friends about finances and material goods? How we manage our finances is just as important to our wellbeing as emotions, relationships, physical health, and spiritual health. In May our prayer noticeboard continues to use the book by Dave Smith “God’s Plan For Your Wellbeing” focusing, this month, on financial wellbeing. We have also put the information on this topic and previous ones onto our websiteso if you have not visited the GBC building, you can still take part and think and pray about these issues.
Serving at GBC
The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve,
and to give his life as a ransom for many.
(Matthew 20 v28)

In 1 Corinthians 12 v12-26 Paul uses the analogy of a human body to help us remember that not everyone will have the same role as we serve in the body of Christ. In the same way, when we each bring our unique mixture of skills, gifts and passions and use them to serve God and each other, we function at our best as the body of Christ.  An email was sent out last week suggesting some of the many ways in which we can play our part - and there are probably many more ways not mentioned. If you would like to get involved in any way, we would love to hear from you! Please email or ring the Office (458565)
Can you help?
As we get ever closer to reopening the Worship Area at GBC, we want to steam clean the chairs. Do you have a steam cleaner that you or someone else could use? If so, let the Office (458565) know and we will sort out a date to do this.

Spring is here, which means the grass needs cutting! Are you able to help with grass cutting at Grace Fellowship? If so, please email
John Stevens.
A reminder of a date for your diary. This year The Mix will be held on Sunday 4 September at St Anne's School, Godmanchester. An opportunity for the whole church to gather together for the day for fun, fellowship, worship and food!  Further details will be available nearer the time.
Community Sponsorship
We are pleased to say that everything is coming together for our second project to resettle a refugee family in Godmanchester. Our first family have been offered another house to rent, so it looks like our Hope Into Action house will be empty over the summer for refurbishing and refurnishing, ready for a new family, possibly in September.
Therefore, we are looking for some short-term help over the summer months
  • A volunteer to oversee the professional redecoration of the house, with support from someone at Hope into Action.
  • Volunteers to keep the garden tidy while the house is empty.
  • Volunteers to work with Sarah Noble to source all of the furniture, equipment and utensils for the house.
  • Donations to purchase some of the furniture and equipment, and to cover the costs of the project over the next 2 years. Donations can be made into the Church bank account using the reference ‘CS2’.
For more information, please contact John Pickersgill (07563 763078), Karen Smith (07863 299545) or Sarah Noble (07723 916585)
 
Grace Fellowship
Being able to use Grace Fellowship while the building work at GBC has been onging has been such a blessing.
Praise the Lord!
The question now is how does God want us to use the building once GBC is fully open?
We plan a Prayer and Vision afternoon on Sunday 26 June from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
to pray and reflect on this. 
All are welcome. 
Children's Holiday Club
An early notice that after a couple of years' absence we hope to hold the Children's Holiday Club this year from Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August, inclusive. The event will run from 10.00am to 12.30pm each day.
Happy Birthday
Birthdays coming up in the next few weeks are as follows

16 May - Andy Blakey
24 May - Rachel Johnson
31 May - Pat Jones
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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Godmanchester Baptist Church East Chadley Lane Godmanchester Huntingdon, PE29 2BJ United Kingdom
01480 458565
godmanchesterbaptist.org
Registered Charity No: 1188171

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