Christmas at Heathervale
Happy Christmas from Heathervale Baptist Church
The COVID pandemic has reminded us that as human beings there are many things we cannot plan for – we simply don’t know what the future holds. This uncertainty has caused so many people to be anxious and troubled. God didn’t create us to be anxious and troubled. He created us for a relationship with Him where we can find peace and contentment, meaning and fulfilment in life.
To bring about this relationship and a life of peace and contentment, God sent His own Son Jesus into the world as a baby at Christmas. One of the names the Bible uses for Jesus, is ‘Prince of Peace’. Jesus offers us a peace that our anxious and uncertain world cannot offer us. It’s about knowing Jesus who brought peace as He died on the cross. But He overcame the pain and suffering of the world by rising from the dead. Jesus invites us to come to Him and to follow Him. If we do this we will find true and lasting peace with God in this life and for eternity.
We would love you to join with us at our Christmas services as we celebrate what it means to follow the Prince of Peace this Christmas. Martin Robinson – Pastor
Christmas Service Times
12th 9.00am Early Service with Communion 10.30am All-age Nativity Service
19th 9.00am Carol Service 10.30am Morning Service with Communion 5.00pm Carols by Candlelight
25th 10.00am Family Celebrations
26th 10.00am Morning Service
Refreshments are served in the lounge after the 10.30am morning services and the Carols by Candlelight service.
An Invitation from Heathervale Baptist Church
We would love you to come to our All-Age Family Nativity Service on Sunday, 12th December from 10.30a.m – 11.30a.m.
If you would like to, it would be great if you could dress up as a character from The Nativity story. No elaborate costumes are required – a crown, a headdress, a halo or an animal mask would be fine!
In Person Sunday Worship
We have two services each Sunday. Communion is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of each month at both services.
Our 9am service meets in the Church lounge and is of a more traditional nature, lasting around 45-60 minutes.
The 10.30am Service is a more contemporary, family oriented service with a mix of modern and traditional worship songs. There is also, normally, an all age talk or video, as well as children’s and young people’s groups (see below). There is also a creche available for the younger members of the family (0-3 years old). The 10.30 service finishes at around 11.30-11.45am. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served in the Church lounge after the service.
If you are unable to or do not feel comfortable yet to attend in person, we will still be broadcasting our service live over zoom. Zoom offers an interactive service where online participants are still able take an active part in the service in prayer. Click HERE to join the service or use the meeting ID and passcode below.
If you do not have a computer, tablet or a smartphone you can still access the audio of the services live by using your land line and entering the details below on your phone to join the service this Sunday:-
Phone Number: 0203 051 2874
Meeting ID: 163 503 789
Sunday Children’s and Young People’s groups
Identity, our teenage youth group, is open on Sundays and Wednesdays. On Sunday teenagers are welcome to join us for worship and leave the service for their own study just prior to the sermon, normally about 11am. We aim to finish at around about the same time as the main service. On Wednesday Identity is currently open from 7.30pm to 9.00pm (ish) in our youth lounge to the rear of the church.
Sunday Sparks is our Sunday children’s group. On arrival children and families join the main congregation for the first part of the service. After the opening worship and all age video/talk, children will leave the service with the group leaders and go to Sunday Sparks where they will stay until the end of the service. Sunday Sparks may include bible stories and video’s, craft and activities as well as singing and prayers. Sunday Sparks helps children start their journey to know and love Jesus.
Our latest Community Newsletter (3rd December) is available here.
The latest NHS guidelines can be found here.