Main Street, Balderton, NG24 3LQ

01636 706264

Community Breakfast

 

Saturday June 11

9:30am to 12 noon

 

Make your own breakfast or brunch for 60p an item. Choose from sausage, bacon, egg, hash brown, mushrooms, baked beans, tomatoes and more….

 

Bookings taken from May 14 onwards.

 

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Messy Church at Home

Things to do with young ones at home. Have fun and learn about Jesus.

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Daily Bible Reading

Ezra 5:1 - 7:28 :

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Christian Aid – Daily Read

Read a snippet of the bible daily and think about the reflection that follows the reading.

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Quote of the Day

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Circuit News

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Newark and Southwell Circuit Website

 

Watch Circuit Sunday services, worship Wednesdays and Bible Study by clicking the Youtube link below:

 

Circuit Worship and Study

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Message from our Superintendent Minister

Dear brothers and sisters,

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted us all in different ways. This has been difficult; we have been restricted to living completely in our homes and there has been a sense of loss and isolation, or we have been part of the critical workforce and faced the risks involved to play our part. As a circuit we have wrestled with technology and used new and old ways to try and keep everyone connected. We are aware that the experience of lockdown has not been the same; some have been grateful for the time to stop and to reflect, others have struggled with the isolation that lockdown has brought. Some are longing for churches to open and worship to take place, others are more cautious.

The staff team and circuit leadership team have been meeting regularly virtually to pray together for the circuit and to reflect upon what church may look like. At a recent virtual Local Preachers’ and Worship Leaders’ meeting there was an exciting and stimulating conversation about what worship may look like post-lockdown. As a Circuit Leadership Team we are keen not to miss anything that God may be saying to us at this time and as we move forwards, we discern a call to prayer, a call to seek God. We believe that it is important to have the fundamentals right, before considering the practicalities that are involved. Now is the time to stop, look and listen and be attentive to the call of God. God is still at work, the Holy Spirit is very much active; the church may have left the building, but the body of Christ is still called to be the hands, feet and mouthpiece of Christ in and to the world.

We are aware that some people are asking some important questions and know that we don’t have all the answers, but together we can seek God. We therefore invite you to be part of the prayerful conversation. We recognise that in the current climate it is very difficult to have this conversation in the usual way, and therefore will be using technology to facilitate this. If you are concerned about technology please do have a conversation with your minister. Providing this space for reflection is in-line with the updated advice from the Methodist Church which is asking us to be cautious: The Methodist Church’s advice remains that churches stay closed, but we recognise that different parts of the British Isles might be at different stages and we appreciate that there may be those who feel their mission depends on their church being open for individual prayer. If Managing Trustees feel they are at a point where they want to open their buildings for individual prayer, this [the published] guidance must be followed.

When the Government announced its intention to change the advice it stated that: ‘Places of worship still have discretion over when they consider it safe to open and may decide to remain closed or reopen at a slower pace if they wish’ and we would like to stress that no-one should feel under any pressure to open buildings for individual prayer. We understand the vital need for prayer at this time and have found that our people have been praying no less because they have not had buildings in which to pray. We know that mission, ministry and church has been happening in new and exciting ways in these times…

Above all, we want people to pray and worship safely and as we have already stated, we are committed to doing a full review of our guidance after the Conference. We are minded not to rush to open our buildings for private prayer, but would invite you to use the larger spaces provided by our Anglican brothers and sisters if you are seeking some holy space for prayer. We recognise that the ongoing restrictions regarding our church buildings may not be easy and there may be a growing impatience to get
back to how things were, but I ask that we make space to listen to what God is saying to us through this.

As the statement from the Methodist Church says, these matters will be under review as Government guidelines change. Realistically it is not going to be before at least September that we can gather physically together in any meaningful way.

At this time when we are invited to stop, look and listen let us be open to the continuing call of God, and to the Holy Spirit leading, guiding, comforting and strengthening us.

Every blessing

Revd Nathan S Falla | Superintendent Minister

Ukraine Emergency Appeal

Please give what you can to help the refugees that are fleeing the horrific war in Ukraine

 

 

Donate to the appeal

Charity Shop and Café

 

Community Charity Shop and Café open

 

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

11am to 3pm

 

Good items of clothing, toys, etc, wanted. Can collect.

 

If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact us by phoning 01636706264

Guide

Click the image to look at our ebook guide to being at our church:

 

 

To download/print a PDF copy of our guide, click the link below:

 

PDF version

Baldertots

 

Community playgroup

 

Tuesdays during school time at 9:15am to 11am

 

All are welcome to join in the fun!

 

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Join the Brigade

 

Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association

 

Tuesdays 6:15pm to 7:30pm

 

Come and join in the adventure

 

Contact Jenni Vaughan – 01636 684572

 

Local Aid

Dial-a-talk

 

Listen to the weekly talks on your phone.

 

Dial 01636 552255

and choose option:

 

1 for the Thursday 10-minute ministry

 

2 for the BMC talk

 

3 for the Circuit talk

Videos to Develop Your Faith

Click the link, scroll down and choose the teaching video you would like to watch:

 

Faith teaching videos

Project Pledges

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Thank you to all who have pledged. The difference made to people’s lives will be great.

 

With God’s help, the project will come to fruition.