On Saturday 14th August we were delighted to celebrate the Ordination of Laura Gimeno as Minister with the Baptist Union of Great Britain and her Ordination as our Minister at Great Ashby Community Church. Laura has been with us part-time as Minister-in-training since February 2017. She will now be working full-time for the church and is looking forward to getting involved with more activities in the community. Geoff Colmer, Regional Minister for the Central Baptist Association, conducted the service, with Simon Jones attending on behalf of Spurgeon’s College. Friends, family, and representatives’ from local churches also attended the event.
What a weekend we’ve had in Great Ashby & Stevenage. On Thursday, several of us from GACC joined in with a prayer meeting with churches from across the town to pray for Love Stevenage. Then on Saturday we were involved with the Great Ashby Festival Fun Day with crafts, cake making, and hook a duck. Finally on Sunday we joined in the celebration service at Bunyan Baptist Church with Christians from around Stevenage to give thanks for all that God is doing in our town. Click the links to fins out more about Love Stevenage or the Great Ashby Festival
Many of the church across Stevenage will be joining together during the first week in July to pray for Stevenage and demonstrate the love of God through acts of service across the town. The week begins with a day of prayer at High Street Methodist church on Thursday 5th July. Great Ashby Community Church is looking forward to taking part. To find out more look at the Love Stevenage Churches Together Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lovestevenagechurchestogether/
We were pleased to have Anthony Hall share at our Sunday service about the work of Release International in supporting persecuted Christians around the world. After church we gathered for a delicious meal of baked potatoes followed by trifle & fruit to raise funds to support the work of Release International. Find out more about their work at Release International
This year we are focusing in on discipleship, which is how we live as followers of Jesus Christ. Our text for the year is: Continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ – 2 Peter 3:18 (GNB) We started our year with a day of prayer for our community. On Sunday mornings & in our house groups we’re currently looking at the Prayer Course from HTB. We’re excited to see where the Lord will lead us this year.
At Great Ashby Community Church we love to celebrate Christmas. We’re looking forward to Carol Singing, our Family Nativity, and the Traditional Carols by Candlelight Service. Take a look at the events page for full details. We hope that you can join us to celebrate the joy of the season.
Fun was had by all at our recent Quiz Night with over £400 raised. The proceeds will be shared between The Living Room, an addiction rehabilitation center in Stevenage, and GACCMA, our charity for running the Great Ashby Community Centre. This was joint venture with the church and GACCMA, and builds on our success working together on the Great Ashby Festival.
From Sunday 17th September we will be meeting at Great Ashby Community Centre. We will be meeting in the main hall for our usual worship service from 10.30am. The Sunday School will be meeting in the small hall. Our first Sunday in our new home is our Harvest Celebration. We’ll be collecting for Stevenage Food Shed. Please bring tinned food such as soup, fish, meat or fruit. Also tea, coffee, UHT milk & sugar. Following the service we will be having an international bring and share lunch.
Over the next month we’ll be walking around Great Ashby praying for our neighbours and delivering welcome cards. If you’ve received one of our cards we’d love to see you. Our Sunday service is relaxed and friendly. Join us every Sunday at Round Diamond School at 10.30am for tea & coffee followed by worship.