21 January 2014

Our architect has provided new drawings of the front and side elevations of our new building.

front side plan

 

Download revised plans

We can save a very large amount of bank charges if we can keep the paying in of cheques to a minimum.

So, wherever possible we encourage you to pay for GBC events (Church Weekend, Soul Survivor, Holiday at Home, etc.) either by cash or by bank transfer, rather than by cheque.

If you use electronic banking, payment by bank transfer is easy.  Please use the following account details:

Sort Code     40-52-40
Account        00023064
Name           Godmanchester Baptist Church
Reference    See below

Event organisers will give you a code to quote as the reference, e.g:

SS for Soul Survivor,
HC13 for Holiday Club,
HH for Holiday at Home,
MX for The Mix

which is then followed by your surname and forename. There may be a maximum number of characters allowed. For example:

Reference  MXBLOGGSJOE

Please ask your event organiser for more information.

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GBC is pleased to be an enthusiastic supporter of Huntingdon Area Money Advice.

Following church donations and a generous grant from the Huntingdon Freemen’s Trust, HAMA now have pledged just over £5000, with a few more grants still under consideration. As a result of the prompt church donations, they have been able recently to register with Community Money Advice (CMA), which will enable them to move forward with the administrative work to set up the Centre.

Huntingdon Community Church has kindly offered an office for their use with furniture and other office facilities. In the next couple of weeks it is hoped to submit the draft constitution to the Charity Commission to register as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

They now have potentially a small team to take the work forward. In particular around nine people have indicated they wish to be Advisers.

Get involved

fleshandblood is a campaign to mobilise the church to increase the number of blood and organ donors in the UK, a call to recognise a need and respond with an act of generosity.

Founded as a partnership between Kore and NHS Blood and Transplant, the campaign aims to raise the profile of donation within the church and encourage donation as a personal gift. It seeks to equip individuals and churches as advocates for donation helping them engage with their family, friends and community.

Sponsored by Give.net and in association with denominations, organisations and festivals, our hope is that the church can make a significant impact on the lives of many and help to support the work of the NHS in caring for our communities.

Visit: fleshandblood.org

Workplace Matters

 

The vision for this project is to engage the church with the waterways communities. These communities are the boaters; they include live aboards, continuous cruisers, leisure cruisers, walkers, runners, fishermen, waterside residents and businesses.

John and Nicola Clark moved their narrowboat to Hartford Marina recently and so John is working to establish the Waterways Chaplaincy in this area with the blessing of the Environmental Agency.

The boats on the river in summer look idyllic, but, as in all communities, there are down times. People who live or spend leisure time on boats experience bereavement, loneliness, stress, marriage breakdown, ill health and financial difficulties.

John needs people to become involved: to adopt a marina and a public mooring in their area and commit to visiting at least once a week so that they build up relationships with the boaters. This is being Christ in the community: befriending people of faith and no faith, listening, pulling in resources through the senior chaplains where necessary, sharing one’s faith when given the opportunity.

If you would like further information please either call John on 0776 7362084 or email clarkjh@live.co.uk.

2013 Waterways Leaflet

Hope Cambridge with Cambridge Street Pastors are pleased to announce that the trials of The Safe Refuge (held over the last 2 years) were successful and confirmed the need for such an initiative. Over the pilot periods they offered care, a listening ear and practical help to hundreds of people out in Cambridge during the night time hours either enjoying themselves or working.

With this in mind they are now preparing for the Safe Refuge to begin on a permanent basis every Saturday night (10pm – 4 am) from this summer.
Safe Refuge is therefore recruiting for its Volunteer Care Team. A caring nature and a heart for people along with an ability to stay awake are all that’s required, as there will be adequate training provided.

If you are over 18, belong to a Church/Fellowship and can provide 2 references, one of which needs to be your pastor/minister then do think about whether God is calling you to be part of this work for his Kingdom.

For more information please contact:-

Tim Winchcomb on 0792 023 7489   Email: tjw28@cantab.net
or
Alan Lowe on 0758 856 0090 Email: alanlowe@cambridgestreetpastors.org.uk

This is the short video we watched at out AGM in March 2013.