Swindon Seventh-day Adventist Church

Dear Friends,

Following the announcement from the SEC that the churches will be shutting for the next four weeks, Swindon church will not be holding any service or programme at Whitby Grove until further notice. This is in line with government guidance.
Even if we can’t meet up face to face, that doesn’t mean that church life stops. We will be making available online our live meetings and recorded sermons so that you can join or listen to from the comfort of your own home. Kindly find further support information below.

Pastor James Shepley

JOIN US LIVE ONLINE FROM ANYWHERE

Our main services are now streamed live in video.
So join us on your mobile, computer or other gadget.

Events

Saturday Service:
10:00am – 1:30pm
Saturday Afternoon:
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday Prayers
:
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Zoom live

Meeting ID:
338 133 2849
Password:
329265

Facebook live

You can also join
and worship with us
on Facebook
and share too

SERMONS

Supporting one another

In this period, we will have to work harder than ever to stay in touch with one another, and look after the elderly and vulnerable members of the congregation, especially. To this end, we are asking the deacons and deaconesses to stay in touch with designated church members, once a week, to check that you are OK. So, if you get a text or a WhatsApp message, phone call or e-mail, please reply, and if you need help, say so! If you would like to be on the church’s WhatsApp platform, but aren’t yet on it, please e-mail Elder Sam, sampat34@yahoo.com, to be included.
We will be exploring other technological ways of staying in touch. ‘Zoom’ video conferencing was first tested for a board meeting on Monday and may be a good way of continuing to enjoy interactive Sabbath services on Saturdays. and will be tried further at Cheltenham this week before extending to Swindon next week, at the usual times.

Of course, there are also a whole host of online resources from Hope Sabbath School, Pine Knoll Sabbath School, and Adventist Radio London , 3ABN , as well as the services that the SEC will be broadcasting. The BUC has also published a list of all those churches that are live streaming. The site also informs on how local churches can connect with each other. I learned this week, for instance, that Newbold will record a service, without the congregation present.

We also want to serve our community, where many elderly and vulnerable people will be self-isolating. To that effect, we will be distributing cards to the houses around the church offering to do shopping, pick up deliveries, or just a chat or a prayer. If you would like to be put on a rota to do this, please send an e-mail to Chinedu John: chinedu0710@yahoo.co.uk.

Please be patient with us. This is a totally new situation, and we have to come to terms with a totally new way of working. There are lots of things that can be done and it may be a necessary catalyst to get us thinking about what is really essential in a church. What is sure is that we need the guidance of the Holy Spirit to know which ideas to prioritize.

Above all, now is the time to deepen our relationship with God in prayer. The Coronavirus epidemic is a wake up call for all of us, to ensure that we are in daily communion with our Lord Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit! Never has it been more important.

Please pray

for those members of our congregation who work in the NHS, health and care sectors. They need God’s special protection at this time.

Today, join us as we fast and pray for God’s guidance and His protection.

God bless you all!

Pastor James

Trusted links for more information

CONTACT US

We are always glad to hear from you. Please get in touch with us.

Whitby Grove, Rodbourne Cheney Manor Road, SWINDON SN2 1NA

+44 (0) 75 952 888 33

info@swindonsda.org.uk

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