Small Groups – Spring 2020

Update: 17/03/2020 – Following advice from Government and the Baptist Union of Great Britain, Biggleswade Baptist Church is suspending all its public meetings until further notice. However the Foodbank remains open (referrals to the usual number please, 07511367066), and the donations will continue to be collected. We are, as a Church, aware of many who will need practical assistance and prayer over the coming weeks and months, and so invite anyone who finds themselves in difficulty to contact us on 01767 312667 and speak to a member of staff or leave a message. The phone will be checked regularly. Or you can email us on martin@bbchurch.org.uk, jo@bbchurch.org.uk or ellen@bbchurch.org.uk and we will be happy to help you or point you to someone who can.
 
As Christians we have the promise that God is with us, and for us, especially in the middle of times such as these, and so we want to reflect that in the way we serve you, our community of Biggleswade and beyond. Please be assured of our prayers at this time and feel free to send in specific prayer requests for our team to pray.
 
With every blessing
Reverend Martin Ceaser, Pastor

 

 

 

 

Small Groups are where people get together to make new friends, share a passion, or to ‘explore faith together.’  The next series of groups are starting in January 2020, and details of these are shown below.

Please browse through the choices below, and select the group you want to attend (where you can sign up ‘online’), or by calling the Church Office on 01767 312667

 

DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
Hosted by Bob + Chris
  Hosted by Adele  
Hosted by Esther + Ellen
Tuesday Evenings
  Tuesday Evenings  
Wednesday Mornings
Biggleswade
  Bedford / Gamlingay (alternating)  
Biggleswade Baptist Church
 
We aim to offer…
A place to share, receive and give;
Worship, Prayer, Bible Study;
Build Community, relax and enjoy social times
 
 
 
A fortnightly opportunity for people aged 18-30s to meet up with others and to meet with God.
 
A time of food, bible study and fellowship.
 
 
 
A group for parents with pre-school aged children to meet together for a short Bible study, friendship, tea + biscuits.
 

Limited Availability

 

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Hosted by Yvonne
 
Hosted by Kevin + Mike, Veneice + Heather
 
Hosted by John
Wednesday Mornings
 
Wednesday Evenings
 
Wednesday Evenings
Biggleswade and Sandy
 
Gamlingay, Potton + Biggleswade
 
Biggleswade
 
Ladies, let’s start with a cuppa & catch up. Then we can apply the word preached on Sunday, looking up Bible references and discussion. Rounding off with Prayer for each other, using the gifts God has given us.
 
 

We will be looking at Prophets of Hope followed by a short series on Lent. Each week will include prayer, worship & sharing together. We hope most of the group will share leading various aspects of the meeting.

 
 
 

Focussing on the passages written by Paul to the churches of the New Testament to encourage them in their walk together and how to support & build one another up. Our challenge is to see how we can learn from these & put them in practice.

 

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Limited Availability

 

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Hosted by Rob, Francis + BBC Youth
 
Hosted by Yvonne
 
Hosted by Martin
Thursday Evenings
 
Thursday Evenings
 
Monday Evenings
Biggleswade
 
Biggleswade and Sandy
 
Biggleswade
 
Looking at going deeper in faith and discussions based on issues young people face. Building lasting friendships with young people, young people focussed, young people led …….. School Years 10-13.
 
 
 
 
Ladies, let’s start with a cuppa & catch up. Then we can apply the word preached on Sunday, looking up Bible references and discussion. Rounding off with Prayer for each other, using the gifts God has given us.
 
 
 
Films are often setters of values in today’s society. We will learn how to engage with films from a Christian point of view, enabling us to gain a deeper understanding of God and equipping us to connect with others around the topics raised in the film. One week we will watch a film and the next we will discuss it.
 

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Hosted by Bill +Carol
       
Friday Lunchtimes (Monthly)
       
Biggleswade Baptist Church
       
 
This group’s function is care for senior folks and will start with worship, prayer and news. This is followed by a 2-course lunch and a Bible study. Transport can be provided.
 
       

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COURSES
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
Hosted by Nick
 
Hosted by Aggy and Sue
 
Hosted by Steve.
Tuesday Evenings
 
Tuesday Evenings
 
Thursday Evenings
Biggleswade
 
Biggleswade
 
Biggleswade Baptist Church
 

Confidence in the world is grounded in the Gospel & our identity in Christ. In his letter to scattered groups of Christians in what is now Turkey, Peter ignites imagination & inspires hope for the possibilities of everyday life in their complex world.

This 7-session study helps us discover Peter’s wisdom for everyday living that is both exhilarating and grounded in real life. 

 
 

In this course we will consider the deep and essential connection between God’s purposes for Israel as revealed in the Old Testament and the destiny of the Church with particular reference to the One New Man (Jew and Gentile) revealed in Ephesians 2.

 
 
 

The Alpha Course provides the opportunity to explore life & the Christian faith in a friendly, open & informal environment.

The 10 weekly sessions start with a free meal and has a short talk followed by discussion in small groups.

 

Limited Availability

 

Limited Availability

 

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INTEREST GROUPS
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
Hosted by Simon + Esther
 
Hosted by Bob
 
Hosted by Bill
Monday Evenings
 
Thursday Evenings
 
Friday Mornings
Biggleswade  
Biggleswade, Potton + Gamlingay
 
Biggleswade Baptist Church

 

A group of people playing ukulele together! We started playing together in September and have realised how much fun it is. We are no longer beginners but if you are just starting out on the ukulele journey you’ll be able to catch us up. We’ll play a mix of songs & styles of music.  Bring your own ukulele if you have one but there will be some spares if you don’t.

 

 

 

Gentlemen’s Circuit Training.

If you enjoy a bit of banter with the boys while you exercise, this is for you! 
The focus is on fun and not too serious exercise
 
 
 
The focus is for men who want to spend time learning how to use tools and to make items from wood. Opportunities for guys to share life’s experiences and challenges in a Christian setting. 

Limited Availability

 

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Hosted by Gareth
 
Hosted by Michelle + Paul
   
Friday Evenings (Fortnightly)
 
Sunday Lunchtimes (Monthly)
   
Biggleswade Baptist Church
 
Langford + other villages around Biggleswade
   

This group is for anyone who likes to play board or card games. There is always a variety of games to play. The group is open to anyone aged 9 – 99 who is interested in board games. Snacks and drinks are available (don’t get any on the game though!) as well as good friendship and chat.

 

A place for families with children of lower school age and younger to come and build relationships with others at a similar stage in life. We’re primarily about friendship, fun and food! We’ll take turns in hosting where people are happy to do so.

   

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Why join a Small Group?
We think Small Groups are a really great way of connecting with lots of different people in both our church and local community. By being part of a small group you can:

  • Meet new people
  • Feel part of a great community
  • Learn from the Bible
  • Develop a deeper knowledge of God’s love for you 
  • Enjoy a range of groups, including interest groups.

 

Questions:

  • What if I don’t know what group to join? Feel free to chat to leaders to find out more about them and their small group. Alternatively, speak to either Mike Sladen or Jo Sharman, our Small Group Overseers, who’d be really pleased to help you.
  • Will I get my choice? We will make every effort to accommodate everyone. We’ll let you know if your choice of group(s) is full and help place you elsewhere.
  • How long have I got to book? Groups begin the week beginning the 27th January 2020. We encourage you to book early, as some groups may be popular and we don’t want you to miss out. Bookings for most groups will close on 20th January 2020 in order to give leaders time to confirm details such as venue, start date and time.