Chard Summer Festival and Party in the Park will take place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July. From 9am Saturday morning there will be a street market along Holyrood Street.
Chard Churches Together have organised children's activities around the story of the lost sheep... and will include a real live sheep!
From 6pm there will be live music and other activities. The beacon will be lit at the end of the evening.
Sunday 22nd July is the Party in the Park - held at Jocelyn park. There ...
There is now a defibrillator installed on the Chard Baptist Church forecourt, donated by the Rotary Club.
Read about it in the Chard and Ilminster news here!
We will be starting a new book on Sunday evening of the 1st of July:
Punching Holes in the Dark by
If you would like to join us as we reflect on this and would like Andy to order a copy of the book just let him know.
We will finish Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath on 3rd June.
SWBA BIG Church Fun Day at Saltash Baptist Church ... for the whole church family, for those with and
those without children.
Saturday 23rd June 11am to 3pm
BBQ & cream teas, craft activities for all ages, bouncy castle & face painting, ‘open mic’ session with live music from local musicians, all-age treasure hunt around the town, South West Baptist Association (SWBA) short AGM and short worship celebration.
Book online here
For news on our BMS link missionaries, keep up with the Mahons’ blog detailing their time in Peru so far.
"The Mahon family are serving in Peru as part of BMS' long-term programme. Based in Iquitos, they are working alongside the Loreto Association of Baptist Churches as they look to implement a sustainability plan over the coming years. They are involved in teaching and curriculum development at the Nauta Integral Mission Training Centre, and also support the running of the centre." Read m...
The 2018 Baptist Assembly will be held at the KingsGate Centre, Peterborough on Saturday 12th May.
Members of the UK's Baptist churches are welcome to attend this day of worship and celebration.
For more information and to book, go to: www.baptistassembly.org.uk
There will be worship leaders' day on Saturday 12th May, 10am – 3pm at Kilmington Baptist.
Tim Parkman from Saltash Baptist is running the day, which should be a great time of training and insight for all those involved in worship or leading within the church. The day is free, bring a packed lunch; tea and coffee will be provided. Speak to Andy for more details or contact us here.
On Sunday 6th May, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, we will be watching "Silence".
This is a film directed by Martin Scorsese, based upon Shusaku Endo's novel of the same name. Two Jesuit priests travel to Japan to locate their missing mentor.
It is a film about the struggles of faith and the reality and effects of persecution.
Join us as we watch the film and then discuss some of the themes raised.
The 2018 Whitley Lecture is given by Helen Paynter and hosted by the South West Baptist Association in Wonford, Exeter, and is entitled:
Dead and Buried?
Attending to the voices of the victim in the Old Testament and today.
Whether we are reading a modern news article about a violent atrocity, or one of the shocking Old Testament stories of violence, it is important that we ask certain questions of ourselves and of the written account.
Whose interests are being served by the telli...
On the first Sunday evenings of the month we are looking at the book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell.
Contact Andy if you would like to order a copy.