Marshalswick Baptist Free Church

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This week at MBFC:

Sunday

10.15am Family Worship including Sunday Club for Children

Monday

1.30pm Kanga & Roo Toddler Group

 Wednesday

2pm Table Tennis

 Thursday

1.30pm Community Link

 


For more information about any of these events, please contact 01727 857786.


Charity Car Wash,
Coffee Morning and Sale
Need your car washing?
Enjoy a coffee while you wait. Browse our sale of homemade cakes, preserves, Christmas Cards and gift ideas too!
Saturday 13 November 2021     10 am – 2 pm
At Marshalswick Baptist Free Church
 and car park
All proceeds go towards
Children in Need Appeal 2021

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Our Minister Retires!

 After 18 wonderful years, Saturday 31st October saw the last service by our minister, the Reverend Graham Clarke. Graham, and his wife Julia, were presented with albums containing a variety of photos from their time at the church and messages from a great many members of the congregation, old and new.

Graham and Julia will be sorely missed and we wish them every happiness as they move to pastures new.

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Eco Garden Launched

Delighted to launch our eco-garden this week, in partnership with Wilder St Albans. 

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Full details can be found here: https://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/new-eco-garden-at-marshalswick-baptist-church-8341942


Some more of our wonderful window displays....

'A New Beginning'

celebrating the start of the new academic year

A New beginning


Tools With a Mission

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Summer Holidays


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The Children are back!

The first session of Kanga and Roo Toddler Group since lockdown was held socially distanced in the Church Garden on a wet and windy afternoon on 21st June!

Seven families joined in, some were returners and some were new to us and the area. The children didn’t mind the wet and the parents were pleased to see their children play and to catch up with one another.

Our Toddler group meets on Mondays at 1.30pm in the Church Garden - more info here  . Please tell any families that you know about it!  

Offers of help to set up or to chat are welcome.   See Jo Gill for details or call Graham on 01727 857786.


A selection of our window displays over recent months:

 Our Christmas nativity scene

Nativity scene


Love is from God

Love is from God


Springtime Flowers

‘See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come,’  Song of Songs 2:1


Spring flowers


Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday


Springtime

Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; It is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone. Zechariah 10:1

Wellies


 Easter Eggs celebrating new life!

Easter Eggs


Easter Flowers

Easter Flower


Celebrating Pentecost

  Pentecost dispaly

 

In support of St Albans Sustainability Festival

Creation Care display


The 23rd Psalm - painted by Margaret Payne

Psalm 23 painting



Have a Heart this Valentine’s Day!

As previously reported in the Herts Advertiser, Jersey Farm’s Ken Salmon embarked on his marathon walk around Harvest Court, completing it in September 2020.

Ken completing his walk

Picture: Ken, surrounded by well-wishers, completing his epic journey.

He was raising funds to support Project 50, a plan to provide enhanced disabled access, along with a kitchen and accessible toilet, at Marshalswick Baptist Free Church, St Albans which will enable better facilities to be provided from their 50-year-old premises.

The work is now finished and has attracted great interest from the local community who can now see inside the church while passing, for the first time. The enhanced entrance area provides a more welcoming frontage, improved facilities, and ready access for the less able.

Mark and Jackie

Picture: Ken’s daughter Jackie and her husband and project manager Mark celebrating the completion of the new build.

The entrance area will also be used to provide hope to passers-by in troubled times and currently houses a beautiful display entitled ‘Love is from God’, produced by church member Jo Gill.

The theme of love is a critical component of the Christian faith and the display emphasises how love comes down from God through the healing, teaching and lived example of his son Jesus Christ, who gave his life- in love - for all humanity. The church is ‘wearing its heart on its sleeve’ ahead of the key preparation period of Lent, which starts next week.

Love is from GodPicture: ‘Love is from God’ on display at Marshalswick Baptist Free Church.

 

Minister Reverend Graham Clarke said “We are very grateful to all those who have supported this cause to improve our building for the benefit of the local community. Although Sunday worship and a number of our regular events remain suspended at the moment, we broadcast our Sunday service on YouTube, and upload podcasts to our website at www.mbfc.org.uk“.

 He continued, “In addition, the church is open for private prayer on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12 noon for those seeking some quiet time to reflect on recent events, and we are still accepting donations for the St Albans food bank, next door, at 4 Sherwood Avenue”.


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