We are pleased to introduce our Christmas series for 2016. This year we will be working through some popular Christmas carols to see what they can teach us about the Christmas story.
All the services start at 10:30, except the our main presentation on 18th Dec which will start at 5:30 (pm!) and will be followed by our very popular hog roast. By now surely suitable to be called a Springbourne tradition.
It would be lovely to see you there for any of our services, but particularly for our nativity and carol evening on the 18th.
27th November – O Holy Night
4th December – O come all ye faithful
11th December – Away in a manger
18th December – Our main Christmas nativity with carol service
Do you know what I know at 5:30, followed by Hog Roast.
25th December – Emmanuel
1st January – There will not be a service on new years day.
On Sat 26th Nov we have our annual Free-2-U in the morning from 12-2pm. We’ll be giving away children’s clothes, nik-naks, toys, dvd’s and the like. It’s a bit like a jumble sale, but we don’t have the little 20p price labels. There’ll be tea & coffee as well, plus a chance to sit and chat if you like.
Please note there is a 1 bag per person rule, and no shopping trolleys please.
In the afternoon we are delighted to welcome Treehouse Theatre who will be putting on their production of ‘Never Never Land’ at 4pm. This is a free production suitable for primary school ages. Treehouse theatre put on their production in several schools in the town every year and it’s always a great success.
Please do put these events in your diary, it would be great to see you there.
We start our new Sunday morning series on 23rd Oct entitled ‘Power Up’. We will be looking at the miracles of Jesus, how they show us the power of God in action, and what that means for us in our lives 2000 years later.
23rd October – Power over disease
30th October – Power over the demonic
6th November – Power over the day to day (Family Service)
13th November – Power over disability
20th November – Power over death
On 2nd October we will be holding a harvest celebration service. At this time of year, when the harvest would traditionally be gathered in, we like to remember how God has provided for us over the last year. As part of this we encourage the children (& adults!) to bring some ‘harvest produce’ to give to those who have less than they do as part of their thanks. This year we have 2 aspects to this – fresh goods (fruit & veg) to make a display in the church as a symbolic gesture and to create the harvest display during the service, and a more practical set of goods suitable for giving to the Bournemouth Food Bank. Since the fresh goods cannot be given to the food bank, so they can be taken home or given away immediately after the harvest service.
Below you will find a list of items that the food bank can accept:
Urgently needed food items
- Tinned rice pudding
- Tinned fruit
- Tinned meat
- Soup (tinned or packet)
Our shopping list
- Breakfast cereals
- Tinned tomatoes
- Tinned vegetables
- Packet of biscuits
- Tea bags
- Instant coffee
- Long life fruit juice
- Milk (UHT / powdered)
- Pasta sauce
- Crisps / snacks
Updated 17th July.
On the morning of 26th June, we renewed our vision to love and to serve the people of the community which God has placed us in. As an important message for the church at Springbourne, if you’re involved, want to be involved or just want to know where we’re going the please listen to the recording here, or read the notes from the talk.
On the 10th July, we heard about how our personal responsibility to get closer to God and hear from him affects the church and the effectiveness of the vision. You can read the notes here, or listen to the recording here
On 17th July we had a 2 part service – You can here Dave’s message here (transcript to follow, I hope). We had problems recording the second half, but you can read the content here – this is the actual substance of our plan for the rest of this year.
Over the course of this week we will finalise the survey contents (the current draft is available here), prepare the postcards to hand out with it and set up the initial trial run.
Getting hold of the heart of God for the people around us is key to everything we want to do in our church. The plan for our next steps will be outlined on the morning of the 17th July. Please come along and join in what we’re planning.
Over the weekend of the 2nd/3rd July, we were privileged to have the Elim General superintendent Chris Carthright visit us for a Southern Fire special and our Sunday morning services.