Weekly Update – 01/07/2022

Hey folks, happy first day of the month. I hope that this email finds you well. I want to start off by reminding us that, in Christ (because we are saved), we have been blessed with every spiritual blessings in heavenly places – which means means that we have a purpose in life (to worship and enjoy our God), we have been placed into His family, we are accepted by God despite how this world and others may reject us, and so much more. What a great God we serve. Here’s an update for this week:

Prayer Requests:

There’s so much that we can be praying for, and we at Downham covet your prayers. Here are some of the things that you can join us in prayer for:

  • God’s help and blessing for our Youth Rally (more details below).
  • Wisdom as Downham Baptist Church transitions from Travis to Ricardo as Pastor – change is always uncomfortable, but please pray that God would use this to build up His saints at Downham, that we might be a people who know Jesus more and are further grounded in Him.
  • Effectiveness and attendance at Homework Club – over the past few weeks, the children have become infrequent in their attendance, please pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in that ministry.

Pastoral Visits

Over the course of July, Travis and I will be visiting those who are members of Downham Baptist Church. What we we aim to do is to meet with one another, pray with and for one another, and encourage a deeper fellowship. We hope, that as a result of these visits, our church members will be encouraged to meet regularly with each other and other believers so that we can stir one another up in love and good works (as we’re commanded in Hebrews 10:24). We encourage you, if you’re reading this, to spend time with your fellow Christians (outside of church meetings) so that you can encourage and sharpen them, as well as be blessed and encouraged by them.

If you’re a regular attender of Downham Baptist Church and would like for us to visit you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Travis or myself about the matter, or email us at info@downhambaptist.org.

This Weekend:

Saturday – We don’t have our weekly Community Outreach tomorrow, however, we do have our Youth Rally at 12:00 PM at Beckenham Place Park. Come and join us for food, fun, and fellowship.

Sunday – We invite you to join us for our Small Groups at 10:30 AM and our Morning Service at 11:30 AM where we will be continuing our study of the life of David from 2 Samuel.

Members’ Meeting: Just a quick reminder to the members of DBC, we have our Members’ Meeting after the morning service this Sunday.

Reminder: We no loner have Sunday Evening Services.

Upcoming Events and Notices:

  • 2nd July – Youth Rally at Beckenham Place Park (12:00 PM)
  • 3rd July – Members’ Meeting (after service)
  • 9th July – Ricardo’s Induction (3:00 PM)
  • 10th July – Guest Speaker at Downham, Stephen Boreland
  • 16th July – Youth Flag Football (see Heather for details)

That’s all for now, folks. Have great day and be encouraged in the LORD.

Ric.

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