LCBC news archive

 


2012

 

Verse for the year

Lighten Up Party

Holiday at Home for the over 55s - May 16-17

On Your Marks holiday club - April 10-13

Our very own online bookstore and our library catalogue to download

Christians in Sport 

Prayer Answered - welcome to our new Youth and Children's Pastor

 

2011

Spectrum - visit of Stuart Currie, art historian, on 19 November

Promoted to Glory - John Stott and Geoffrey Grogan

Holiday at Home 2011

Showstoppers Holiday Club 

 

2010 

Asian Banquet - Saturday 25 September

Summer Challenge - Mission trip to Romania

Holiday at Home 2010

Razzmataz Robots - 2010 Holiday Club

A challenge for the new year - E100 backed by Scripture Union

Sport Academy placements - a living link with Christians in Sport 

 

 2009

Monsters Stink - 2009 Holiday Club

 

 

 


Lighten up Parties - 31 October  

Tons of sweets, 30+ kids, 200 balloons, football, 20 adults, 2000 dominoes – with these ingredients what could go wrong. Nothing!  The young people lighten up
were divided into two age groups. 

The younger group did fun games in the church involving dominoes and balloons. It was great fun watching our pastor, Neil Turton, having so much fun with the dominoes – he enjoyed it as much as the kids! The middle school guys chilled, played indoor football and raced dominoes in the hall.

In both groups we learned from Matthew 7 about the parable of the wise and foolish builders and how important it is to listen to Jesus’ words and not just do our own thing.

It was a good time for all. Thank you to everyone who helped create an amazing Halloween alternative! And besides, we didn’t get wet 'trick or treating' and we got more sweets and no fruit!

 

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Mission news - Romania Trip 2012

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Come and enjoy some relaxing activities with friends

Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 May 2012

10.00am until 3.30pm

Indoor games, crafts and more on Wednesday,
or you can sit, chat and relax

Coach Trip on Thursday

Cost: £5 for Wednesday, £25 for Thursday

includes coffees, lunches and teas

More details from the church office
or download a booking form here

  

 

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SpratleyAfter a long search we are delighted to welcome Grant Spratley to LCBC. He comes with a wide range of experience to take up the position of the church's Youth and Children's Pastor - we look forward to his contribution as he comes alongside our wonderful team of volunteers, encouraging and giving input to help and develop the work with the many youngsters we have contact with.

Grant, his wife Claudine and son Justin are settling in to the village and finding their way around.

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One of the world's most influential figures in the spread of the evangelical faith over the past sixty years, John Stott died on 27 July at the age of 90. Perhaps most easily identified as the Rector of All Souls, Langham Place, his preaching and writing extended around the world. Basic Christianity has been the introduction to Jesus Christ for many people since it was first published in 1958; another classic from his pen, The Cross of Christ, is among the key books in our online list. As Rector Emeritus he was still preaching regularly at All Souls when Neil and Liz Turton attended the church between 1990 and 1997. Liz's father, Desmond Yow, also worked alongside and was mentored by John Stott as a teenager and young man in the 1950s. Our pastors still benefit in their sermon preparation from the great biblical insights to be found in the many commentaries he has written on various books of the Bible. Not only was he renowned for his Bible teaching; he was also able to engage with the real world which led him to found the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity and write the book Issues facing Christians Today - this can also be ordered through our online bookstore or at church.


Geoffrey Grogan

Geoffrey Grogan, who died on 31 August aged 86, was principal of the Bible Training Institute in Glasgow for twenty-one years. Among those who benefited from his teaching were Jeff and Hannah Steadman, Myrtle Spencer, June Hathersmith and Peter Grainger. As well as masterminding the move of the college from the Bothwell Street site he also oversaw the transition to the new International Christian College (Kat Fairweather, Tim Burnham), incorporating Northumbria Bible College (Geoff and Frances Wood), previously Lebanon Missionary Training College (Fred and Ruth Webb). Jeff remembers him as the gentle giant - a very tall man - and for the consistency of his theological teaching over the years. Last year he published The Faith Once Entrusted to the Saints; at the time of his death a free online course entitled Getting more deeply into your Bible was being planned, and this is now up and running. 

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Holiday at Home

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Another Wedding
with Royalty

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th May
10.30am until 3.30pm

Coach Outing and Boat Trip on Thursday

Cost: £5 for Wednesday, £20 for Thursday

More details from the church office
or download a booking form here

 

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Academy student placements at LCBC


Christians in Sport exists to reach the world of sport for Christ and has done so for over 25 years. Their day to day work has two major aspects to it: first, encouraging and training thousands of players and coaches to represent Christ in their sports clubs, and secondly to help and support these Christian sportspeople as they share the Good News of Jesus with their team mates. 

The Christians in Sport Academy is a 6 month gap programme for young adults (18-19 year olds) who are serious about representing Christ and sharing the Good News of Jesus with their sporting mates. The Academy started in 2005 and  involves sport, discipleship, evangelism, Bible training, mission and the local church (LCBC being the placement church for two students in 2012, Tom and Cat). The CIS head office is in Bicester and this is where the students will be based whilst on the academy.

More information about Christians in Sport at www.christiansinsport.org.uk.

 

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asian banquet

Our next guest event will have an asian theme to its food, with our excellent cooks moving in an easterly direction to tempt our taste buds.

Whether the musicians follow remains to be seen, but another wonderful evening is in prospect.

Guest speaker Anthony Bewes has a special interest in holidays and will bring a different perspective on life after dinner.

More details from the church office - book places for your friends in good time.

 

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Your way in to the heart of the Bible
 

 

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‘I’ve read bits of the Bible but I don’t really know how they all fit together.’

‘I love the Bible.  I’d like some help to understand it better and how it applies to my life today.’

‘I’ve never read the Bible much but I’m interested in finding out more of what’s in it.’


If you relate to any of the above quotes the E100 Bible Reading Challenge is for you!  At Long Crendon Baptist Church and at Cornerstone we are going to help one another by taking the challenge together!

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The E100 Bible Reading Challenge is for you if you:

* simply want to grasp the big picture of what the Bible is all about;

* want guidance about how to respond to the Bible in your daily life;

* want to hear from God himself and find intimacy with him.


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What is the E100 Bible Reading Challenge?

100 carefully selected Bible excerpts from both the Old and New Testaments, along with engagingly written notes to help you reflect on the Bible’s meaning and relevance for you today. The guide book, published by Scripture Union, is available from the Book Room. It highlights the major themes in a way that really makes sense. And there is space for you to make notes - either on how God is speaking to you or to note down questions to ask at one of our monthly meetings together.


 

E100 themes are being addressed in sermons at LCBC Evening Services:

 

 


 

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2010 holds another Easter Holiday Club in storeRobot                 

Razzamatazz Robots

Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th April

open to any child who is in Reception or
Primary/Junior School on the day the club starts

                    10.00am to 1.00pm each day

Music, craft, drama, sports games, messy challenges and more besides
to explore our unique design as human beings in a relaxed but energetic way!

Robot Riot Fun Day from 12.00pm to 3.00pm on Saturday 17th April
on Long Crendon Rec. This is open to all the family and will include
inflatables, food, crazy games and much more too.

The Holiday Club finishes with a Razzamatazz Robots
special Family Service at the church on Sunday 18th April
starting at 10.30am - once again open to all the family

More details from the church office

 

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Holiday at Home

 

Once again the time is coming for our special  annual event for folk who have learned how to relax.

Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 May

10.00am to 3.30pm

 

 

Come and join us - informative, fun, satisfying, it's good for you

 

 

 

 

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Simply ChristianitySimply Christianity is a five-part course based entirely on the Gospel of Luke designed for anybody who would like to find out more about Jesus and the Christian faith.

The methodology is simple. Let the Gospel tell the gospel! In five sessions, participants read through Luke's gospel, and discuss the themes and events that arise in each part. This means we are presented with the words and actions of Jesus in the Bible. By the end of the course people will have understood a whole book of the Bible, and will be more confident to read other parts of the Bible.

What's more, there is additional valuable information on the historical reliability of the gospels, Old Testament predictions, and the resurrection.

Simply Christianity is an especially useful course in a modern climate where many are wondering about the history and reliability of the gospels.

Rather than avoid the question, Simply Christianity is an excellent place to start. For more details contact the church office.

 

 

 

 

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Academy student placements at LCBC


Christians in Sport exists to reach the world of sport for Christ and has done so for over 25 years. Their day to day work has two major aspects to it: first, encouraging and training thousands of players and coaches to represent Christ in their sports clubs, and secondly to help and support these Christian sportspeople as they share the Good News of Jesus with their team mates. 

The Christians in Sport Academy is a 6 month gap programme for young adults (18-19 year olds) who are serious about representing Christ and sharing the Good News of Jesus with their sporting mates. The Academy started in 2005 and  involves sport, discipleship, evangelism, Bible training, mission and the local church (LCBC being the placement church for two students in 2010, Jonnie and Bex). The CIS head office is in Bicester and this is where the students will be based whilst on the academy.

More information about Christians in Sport at www.christiansinsport.org.uk.

 

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2009

 

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was the Holiday Club run by LCBC and Cornerstone at Easter 2009:

It was open to any child in Reception or Primary/Junior School, and used music, craft, drama, sports, games, messy challenges and more to explore the Easter story.

117 children were booked in; the attendance didn't drop below 100 on any of the four days 6-9 April.

Saturday 11th was a Monster Family Fun day on the Rec, and then the Grand Finale was on Easter Sunday morning at the school.

You can now see the gallery of photos here

 

 

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 Lighten Up and No Fear Parties
 Harvest Thanksgiving
 Jazz Dinner
 School Visit
 Square Mile
 Holiday at Home
 Men's Snooker Night
 Easter Monday Ramble
 As if...  
 Boybox
    
 Christianity Explored
 Curry Night
 The Marriage Course
 Verse for the Year 2009

         

 2008

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

Lighten Up

No Fear

 



 Time for primary school children to get
 games, treats and more.


 4.00-6.00pm on Saturday 31 October

Questions answered by the
church office


There are great activities for all ages
every week

See the
Children's diary 
for more

 

 
 For school years 7-11, No Fear          
 is an awesome party run by
 Long Crendon Baptist church
 enabling young people to have a
 great night out without the scares,
 fear or darker themes of Halloween
 getting in the way. Cost £3.

 Start time is 7.30pm, pumpkins and
 mice at 9.15pm. Please call the
 
church office or email Adam
 if you have any questions.

 See the YP diary for more details
 of regular activities every week.

 

 

 

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Our annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service at the school is always one of the best attended out of the whole year.

To be sure of getting lunch contact the church office by 'phone or email,
or sign the list in
the church or
at Cornerstone.

Harvest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If our local church ceased to exist would anyone in our community notice?

What real difference would it make to my colleagues or neighbours if I switched jobs or moved away?

 Square Mile explores the impact God calls us to make in our world - on the immediate
 square mile around our homes, workplaces and churches. Using the letters of the word
 MILE we will examine the Bible's teaching on four major areas of impact:

  • Mercy - demonstrating God's compassion to the poor
  • Influence - being salt and light in the public life of the community
  • Life discipleship - equipping Christians for missional living as workers and neighbours
  • Evangelism - faithful and relevant communication of the gospel

 Am I prepared for my life to be changed? And am I ready to make a difference in my
 square mile? Pick up the sermons online from May 2009 for starters.

 

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Schoolchildren have a tour of the church (11 June)

 

As part of learning about faith some of the children from the local school visited the church building last week, finding out about Baptist distinctives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday at Home

 


comes back bringing another early summer break.

Cruise


 

Cruise

Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 May

from 10.00am to 3.30pm each day

presented by Long Crendon BaptistOutlook logo

Church in association with
Joseph


 

 

Great choice of activities... good food... fun for everybody
 

 

 Chat

Deck games 

 Quizzes

Lovely lunch

Health issues 

Indoor bowls

Great music 

Calligraphy 

Candle decorating 

Board games 

Tea and cakes 

 Friday outing

 

 

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Men's Snooker Night - Wednesday 13 MaySnooker

Come and join us for a leisurely evening from 8.00pm.
Thame Snooker Club is in St Andrew's Court, just off Wellington Street, and has a complete range of facilities to enjoy a game or two.

The cost will be £6 - more details from the church office.

(Photos here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Easter Monday, 2.00pm, Wotton Underwood

 
Wotton Circular
A good walk of about 4 miles with stunnng views and history reaching across the centuries. The Wotton House estate has been home to some famous names!
 
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Make sure to book the date in your diary for next year's ramble - Easter Monday will be the 5th of April. The route will be decided nearer the time.
 
See more photographs in the gallery.
 

 

 

 


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Mothers Day
On Saturday 21 March we have a very special Toybox for Dads and their toddlers from 10.30am
to 12 noon.
We call it

                     Boybox

Here the Dads will have an opportunity to see what their toddlers get up to during the week and will be able to help them make a present for Mother's Day.

 

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Curry Night - another of these great evenings of food and chat on Monday 16 March.

Invitation


Men - come to the Indian in The Square at Long Crendon for a bargain helping of the staple British diet. The after-dinner talk has an intriguing title... Wonder what we will discover to surprise us!

If you haven't had an invitation please contact the church office.
 

         Alan and Trish Garratt

         The new vicar of St Mary's, Thame,
                   Alan Garratt, and his wife Trish

 

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The 8th Marriage Course run in connection with Long Crendon Baptist Church starts on Tuesday 3 March.

It comprises a series of seven sessions designed to help any married couple strengthen their relationship.

It’s a great opportunity to spend time together as a couple looking at the important issues in your marriage.
 
 Chris and Pam Lilley
Led by Chris and Pam Lilley, the Marriage Course is very practical and will help equip you with the tools needed to build a healthy marriage that lasts a lifetime.

Each week you are given the opportunity to enjoy a special meal together and listen to a talk. Then there is plenty of time to discuss the topic as a couple. There is no group work involved at any stage of the course.

Bookings are still being taken for this course; you can get details about where, when and how much from the church office.

 
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As if album

 As if......  new album Aurora noise to be launched at LCBC on
                        Saturday 28 February
  

 

 

                 ...  announce the arrival of their new website www.asifmusic.co.uk

 


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A new Christianity Explored course starts on Tuesday 24 February for eight weeks (excluding 7 & 14 April).

 

 

Time to discover

 
This is an informal way to investigate Christianity or just brush up on the basics. It explores who Jesus is, why he came and what it means to follow him.


 

 

Each evening starts at 8.00pm with coffee and cake, and ends by 10.00pm. You don't need to know anything about the Bible and you can ask any question you want.

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Verse for the Year 2009

Verse for the Year 2009

 


 

 

2008

 

 Holiday at Home 
 Hothorpe Hall Fellowship Weekend

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Holiday at HomeHoliday at Home

2008 Report - May 28-30

 

 

‘Welcome aboard British Airways Flight 004 to Nice! My name is Caroline and I shall be your stewardess for the flight this morning.’

Everyone relaxed and sat back secure in the knowledge they were going to have a lovely trip!

There were ‘healthy feet’ tips and, gentle exercise to while away the journey, and Caribbean cocktails to enjoy on Day 2.

Keep Fit

On arrival there were plenty of activities – indoor bowling; card making; marbling; sketching; decorating wooden plaques. Quizzes, Scrabble and fun for all.

Marbling

 

 

 

Superb lunches were appreciated, for example, chicken and mango casserole, sweet potatoes, green beans, skewered new potatoes and for pudding – coconut and mango sponge with mango sorbet – yum-yum! Two of the leaders gave their testimonies before the feast.

Afternoons meant concerts – a choral group and calypsos which everyone joined in.

The exotic journeys were linked to Jonah’s trip in the whale, and how the Lord will always help despite our turning our backs on him.

‘I really enjoyed myself’ was overheard on Thursday afternoon. ‘The best Club yet!’ was another remark.

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Faith, Fellowship and Fun at Hothorpe Hall

23-26 May
 

Over 130 of us from LCBC and Cornerstone enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend together
at lovely Hothorpe Hall in Leicestershire, the perfect setting for church family time
       House party                                                                                      together. Our
guest speaker for the weekend was Andy Upton, pastor
of Knighton Evangelical Free Church, Leicester.

  

Faith Building

Andy focussed his talks on the structure of the Lord’s Prayer, a great way to challenge us as we thought about our prayer life. The first session reminded us who we are praying to – our Father, a personal God who wants us to come to him in prayer.

The format of the sessions over the weekend was very useful. A time of singing, followed by Andy’s talk and then discussion time in groups. This enabled us to reflect honestly on the challenges surrounding our individual prayer lives and share good ideas at a practical level.

A key point was that when we pray we often spend most of the time in request mode (our supplication prayers), and yet God already knows our needs. We spend too little time adoring God and asking him to reveal and forgive our sins. We also spend too little time being quiet and listening to God. Several people have been motivated to set up prayer triplets and to find other ways of ensuring that prayer is a natural part of our daily lives.

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Fellowship and Fun

A weekend away is a great way to deepen relationships within the church, and relative newcomers can quickly feel very much part of the fellowship at LCBC.

WalkiesSome enjoyed a healthy bit of competition and exercise with rounders, football, pool and table tennis tournaments, although there were several injuries including many bleeding knees. For others, an enjoyable ramble, art classes and Scrabble were the order of the day.

Special thanks must go to all those who provided excellent teaching and entertainment for the children, allowing parents a little space of their own.

Last but not least, the weekend would not have been the same without Ron and Eth talking about The Marriage Course, the church cleaners gossiping about church life and the myriad of poets and musicians that were ‘Crendon’s Got Talent’.

Ron and Eth

Millie and AggieIf I was not...

Good food, good company and good teaching. What more could we have wanted.

 

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