"Messenger" newsletter JANUARY





Website :  www.leighbaptistchurch.org.uk

Contact:  admin@leighbaptistchurch.org.uk

Pastoral leader: Mrs Val Hulme




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JANUARY      2020

Jan  5th   10.45am   Mrs Val Hulme


Jan 12th  10.45am  Mr Colin Owen (Heywood))  


Jan 19th   10.45am Mr Ian Hunter (Tyldesley)    12.30pm  Lunch service  TBC


Jan 26th   10.45am Covenant service and Communion Mrs Val Hulme


OUR NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE:      As we enter a New Year I’d just like to share some thoughts with you. In our Advent Bible Studies we looked at the characteristics of God’s promised King. He would be just, rule wisely, help the needy and defeat the oppressors. He would trust in God and do God’s desire. We see all this fulfilled in the life of Christ. We also looked at how the bible says that we should live our lives. We are to have the attitude of Christ, so in other words, do all of the above. We are to do as God wants, not conforming to the world’s standards , but letting God transform our minds. We ought to obey God’s commands, to listen to him,  to love God and our neighbour -   we are obliged to love because God is love.  As Micah 6:8 says “ The Lord has told us what is good. What he requires is this: to do what is just, to show constant love and to live in humble fellowship with our God”. I pray that throughout 2020 God will equip and guide us  all to live out this command.  I look forward to serving God alongside you all this year and ask that God grants you all a happy new year.  VAL              


No Coffee Morning  or Coffee and Craft in January – both these will resume in February  


Prayer Meetings Tuesdays 7,14,21 ,28 January  @ 11.30am   *please note new time

Deacons meeting Sunday 12th Jan 12.45pm

We will be starting a new toddler group for parents/carers and children on TUE 14th January. The sessions will run during Term Time from 9.30am -11.30am.  These will include play, craft and music. The cost will be £1.50 per first child with siblings costing 50p.  Costs for children brought by Childminders will be £1.50. Drinks and toast will be included. If you know of anyone with babies/toddlers please tell them about it.

FLOWER DONORS,    New Year brings new Sunday dates -  please swap with someone if you wish to change

Jan 5th vacant      Jan 12th  vacant

Jan 19th  vacant   Jan 26th Mrs K Blears

BMS birthdays – 10th Ken Smith                       11th Rob Allen    20th Jean Donagain

BMS prayer requests.  We are asked to pray for Mozambique which was hit by two cyclones in 2019 and for BMS development projects there helping people recover in many ways, from providing food to rebuilding preschools. BMS Legal Worker Jane Edwards helps people replace important registration documents lost in the storms. Liz Vilela helps children and parents deal with the psychological effects of the cyclone damage.

Since we lost our dear friend Olwen M the job of collecting, trimming and sending off used stamps to aid Home-Mission fundraising has not been done. Could this be a quiet job you could undertake? Please mention it to a Deacon.


For FEBRUARY  issue please submit by Jan 19th  


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