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LONGLEY & LOWERHOUSES COMMUNITY CHURCH

Part of the Huddersfield Baptist Fellowship

181, Lowerhouses Lane, Lowerhouses, HD5 8JZ
Tel: 01484510101 Click to email. 

Our Mission Statement: Longley and Lowerhouses Community Church aims to be a caring, open-hearted Christian community, worshipping God, growing in discipleship and making known the good news of Jesus through word and action.

BIRTHDAYS

We wish you all a happy birthday and God’s richest blessing during the coming year:

July 16th Eileen Chilvers, 30th Sarah Mutokoyi.

August: 1st Colin Armitage, 3rd Tessa Odutola.

DUE to the current situation in the UK with COVID-19, no Sunday Services or small gatherings at LLCC are planned until further notice.  If you have access to a computer/internet you could visit the Yorkshire Baptist Association website at www.yba.org.uk.  They offer a number of ideas and ways to stay in touch with each other during this period, there is also a list of live streaming Sunday Services from churches around the Yorkshire region, these are usually shown on Facebook and Youtube. We are also hoping to set up an opportunity for prayer online, using ‘Zoom’. We’ll aim to keep everyone informed.

"Brian's Bit" (July 2020)

SUNDAY June 21st was the 50th Anniversary of my ordination into Christian ministry. It took place in Wakefield Baptist Church, where I was a member at the time, and was a great and memorable occasion for me. Just a few weeks later I was on an aeroplane heading towards Brussels for my first experience of full time employment as a Minister at the International Baptist Church of Brussels, Belgium (we called it that so that Americans would not confuse it with Brussels, Idaho or Brussels, California!) It was another step in what was to be a massive learning experience, which still continues.

Of course, I knew very little of what the future would bring but my trust in God’s provision and guidance has never been disappointed.

A more recent learning experience was my attempt to hold a prayer time via Zoom on the 3rd of June. It was successful for the very small number who were able to join me. I would like to try again, and this time I will prepare it a bit more carefully and send you information by email as well as just through Zoom.

Keep safe and keep well. Yours in Jesus’ name, Brian

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR EACH OTHER AND THE NATION AT THIS TIME.

"Brian's Bit" (June 2020)

DURING the time leading up to Pentecost my daily Bible readings have been in the book of Acts.I’ve been  reading about the ascension of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit, and once again I’ve been inspired by this Bible book on which I must have spent many hours preaching over the years.

One thing that has struck me this time is in Acts chapter 6, ‘The choosing of the seven’. The young Church in Jerusalem was experiencing an amazing time of growth and opportunity, yet at the same time they were facing considerable hostility and persecution. Their leaders, the Apostles, found themselves overwhelmed by the needs of those they were trying to care for and called for a plan to be implemented: seven men, suitably qualified, should take on this responsibility. As a result, the Gospel continued to be proclaimed and the church grew. Instead of just a problem to be solved, the church took a massive step forward. It’s my prayer that for us too, with all the difficulties we face at present, the Lord will show us how to turn obstacles into stepping stones and move forward in his name.

Keep safe and keep well. Yours in Jesus’ name, Brian

"Brian's Bit" (May 2020)

SO, how are things as we move into the seventh week of lockdown? Our country and our world are in a terrible situation as a result of the COVID-19 virus, which affects us all in some way. It’s hard to see if or when things will ever get back to normal!

There is a part of scripture that speaks of this kind of experience. Some of the Psalms refer to it, such as Psalm 137 which describes the feelings of the Israelites taken to exile in Babylon, and the Book of Lamentations, where Jeremiah vents his agony about the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.

But Jeremiah finds hope, which he expresses in the well-known words of Lamentations 3:22 & 23: “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness”. Could it be that the experiences we’re going through might lead us to find help in the eternal truths that the church was founded in order to proclaim?

Meanwhile, in our own enforced exile, there are some things to be thankful for: the kindness of so many people who have volunteered their help, and the friendship of neighbours we’ve known by sight for many years who seem more ready to talk. Our frontline of mission has been pulled right back to the limits of our house and garden, but it provides a vivid illustration of the things we were talking about in church just a few weeks ago.

Keep safe and keep well. Yours in Jesus’ name, Brian

  


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