This week at MBFC:
10.15am Family Worship including Sunday Club for Children
1.30pm Kanga and Roo Toddler Group
2pm Table Tennis
1.30pm Community Link
For more information about any of these events, please contact Graham on 01727 857786.
Eco Garden Launched
Delighted to launch our eco-garden this week, in partnership with Wilder St Albans.
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
Tools With a Mission
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.
Our Christmas nativity scene
Love is from God
‘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
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
Easter Eggs celebrating new life!
In support of St Albans Sustainability Festival
The 23rd Psalm - painted by Margaret Payne
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.
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.
Ken’s daughter Jackie and her husband and project manager Mark celebrating the
completion of the new build.
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.
Picture: ‘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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