As a New Year dawns, our world remains gripped in uncertainty and concern. Our focus for 2021 is an encouragement to put down deep roots to sustain us. click here for a message from NWBA Regional Minister, Phil Jump, outlining this further. click here for a printed summary

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News from the North Western Baptist Association

Sharing our Story
We regularly feature stories from our churches and are particularly keen to hear and share of how churches are supporting each other and their local community in these unusual times. This week you can find our more about - click here to find out more

Our churches are open
Our churches are open but most of our buildings are closed. In response to the latest national lockdowns, our Baptist Union is recommending that church buildings close for in-person gatherings. While we hugely value the opportunity to physically come together to worship God, at the heart of our understanding of faith is that God's presence can be found in many places place and situations. ...more

NWBA Online Service - Sunday 24th January
You are welcome to join us for our online service on Sunday 24th January. You can access it through this link. We will continue to offer online services through 2021. Our latest midweek reflection for personal and small group use can be found on our reflections page.

Home Mission Support Funding
Clearly, many of our usual routine activities will continue to be disrupted for several months. However, this is the time of year when we encourage churches to consider whether or not they wish to make an application for Home Mission funding in 2021. If you are currently receiving support you will be contacted shortly by Jonathan Boyers asking for your best estimate of your needs on 2022. We also recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic may have impacted a number of churches financially. If you feel that you may need Home Mission Support in 2022, please contact us as soon as you can so that we can include this in our considerations.

Pray for your NHS

As our health and care services remain under increasing pressure, please pray for all those working in the front-line. This link leads to a prayer which you can share with anyone who might find it helpful. We are also working on making this available as a card which you can send as a gesture of support. As we pray, we should also continue to do all we can as responsible citizens to avoid the spread of the virus and adding further pressure to our vital services.

We commit to our prayers those within our communities whose lives have been lost, whose health has been harmed or who mourn the impact of this pandemic on those they love. As we do so, we recognise the vital contribution being made by keyworkers across a whole range of sectors.

Many who regularly attend and comprise our churches are working in these key professions. They share stories of immense commitment, fortitude and genuine hope, but also bear testimony to the human cost of maintaining these vital services. Many are working long hours under constantly changing circumstances and are often exposed to the threat of infection while also seeing colleagues becoming ill. ... more

Booking your holidays?
To find out more about our Home Mission vision click here
Book of Remembrance
Remembering loved ones and NWBA family members lost during Covid-19 pandemic click here
Midweek reflections
A series of short reflections for personal or group use
Gathering to Worship
Keep in touch with our regular gathering here
Churches Together in Cheshire
For latest newsletter click here
Baptist Voice
Listen online by clicking here
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