"Messenger" newsletter OCTOBER


M e s s e n g e r


Website :  www.leighbaptistchurch.org.uk

Contact:  admin@leighbaptistchurch.org.uk

Pastoral Leader: Mrs Val Hulme


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The following friends will lead services in October


October  6th 10.45am Harvest – Operation Agri  led by Val Hulme  (Pastoral Leader)  followed by  FAITH LUNCH  plus Quiz

Oct 13th 10.45am  Pastor Lawrence (Atherton)

Oct  20th  10.45am Tracy Berry (Operation Xmas            Child Rep) Also 12.30pm FAITH LUNCH

Oct 27th 10.45am (Communion) Mrs Val Hulme                                                 



Coffee and crafts: Friday 4th Oct   10am -12    £3

Coffee Morning Oct  12th  10.30 am to 12 noon.

Prayer Meetings  Tuesdays at 11.15am

Deacons Meeting  MON Oct 21st 7pm

Light Party planning  Thu Oct 10th  7.30pm

CHOIR CONCERT Fri 25th Oct  7.30pm by “All Singers Great and Small”

ALL AGE LIGHT PARTY  Oct 31st. 6.30pm -8pm

FLOWER DONORS,                                                        Oct  6th  Mr and Mrs G Jones                                          Oct 13th Ken Smith                                                                   Oct 20th  and 27th th  vacancy  Nov 3rd  Mrs L Ackers


Mrs Olwen M passed away peacefully at the age of 95 recently and a Celebration service was held on 13th Sept. to give thanks for her life, her church work and the influence she had on many lives. Many tributes were shared at that well-attended service. Olwen was recognised as a stalwart Baptist and church worker, a friend, an encourager, a welcomer to all, a confidant, a sensitive listener, a good neighbour, a baker of cakes, with a special smile that exuded love. She was also an ‘honorary’ Aunty and Grandma to generations of children and adults. John and Ann wish to thank everyone for cards, kind expressions of sympathy and practical help and support. Donations raised £700 towards two charities in lieu of flowers. Val adds “We will certainly miss her encouraging smile and words of wisdom amongst others things. A true servant and a lovely lady.”

TRIP TO WIGAN. In a clear break in tradition LBC was closed for one Sunday in September  to allow a group to attend WIGAN BAPTIST CHURCH to join with others in hearing Lynn Greene the Gen Sec Of Baptist Union. She challenged and inspired us with a message on “DEEP WATER  DISCIPLESHIP”  A time of food, faith and fellowship was enjoyed. Thanks to car drivers.

BMS prayer requests for ALBANIA.  We are asked to Pray for BMS Workers in Albania showing God’s love to marginalised groups. Pray for health workers Anne and Xhina who work with children with complex disabilities providing specialist Physiotherapy.


  Gifts for Harvest Sunday can be non-perishable  food items for the FOODBANK or cash donations to Operation Agri. List of suggested items in foyer.

SHOEBOX COLLECTION.  We will once again be supporting the O.C.C. shoe box collection at the beginning of November. We hope to have official boxes available. Leaflets advising on cash gifts and items will be available. Please listen for further details. The Wigan Rep for Operation Christmas Child will be showing a video and speaking at both services on Oct 20th

​ALLSINGERSGREATANDSMALL Choir which meets in our premises each Wednesday evening will give a concert on Friday 25th Oct at 7.30pm. The choir will take no fee and all proceeds will go to LBC. Tickets available or pay on door £5. This is a great event to invite friends and family to join us.

To show that Christ is the Light of the World we are holding an all-age LIGHT PARTY on Thu 31st OCT 6.30 -8pm. Come along and enjoy games, songs, activities and bible stories along with a small snack. Printed invitations will be available shortly to invite others, including accompanied children.

PRAYER DIARY is now available. Make sure you pick one up. Other items for prayer that are not listed in the diary are strengthening and increasing Diaconate ( AGM NOV 17th)  Christmas party (14th Dec) and future toddler group in New Year.


As part of our VISION Meetings about smarter and better communication with a wider audience we  recognised that Social Media is a good tool for this (and a Poor Master).   So firstly can we encourage all those who can to “like” and “Follow” Leigh Baptist Church on FACEBOOK and “share” posts.  Angie is doing a brilliant job of exploiting the possibilities here and we simply don’t know how far the message can be spread in this way. Please check that you “like” LBC  and not Leigh Road Baptist church which is an entirely different fellowship in LEIGH ON SEA!


Those who are very “hip” and “with it” will recognise that this other symbols are INSTAGRAM and TWITTER - it is possible to “Follow” LBC via this medium.You can also contact us via TWITTER. Ask Angie for more instructions!




Help each one of us to look in honesty

At what we are without you

And show us

What we can become with you

                                                ©Eddie Askew


Lord, I pray that we all may find

our roots in you

That nourished in love

And fed by grace

We may grow tall and strong

To face the storms that life will bring

                                                ©Eddie Askew


For NOVEMBER issue please submit by   Mon Oct 21st       admin@leighbaptistchurch.org.uk

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