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We have re-opened some of our regular services, as listed below. Guidelines for these meetings are as follows:

  • Hand sanitiser will be provided for use on arrival and departure.
  • Pre-cut bread and individual glasses of wine will be available for the Breaking of Bread service.
  • Please do not attend if you have COVID symptoms or are isolating.

Find out about the different services and weekly events on the What We Do page.

Sunday 3 July 10:00am - 11:00am Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service
Wednesday 6 July 7:00pm - 8:30pm Prayer Meeting
Sunday 10 July 10:00am - 11:00am Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service
Wednesday 13 July 7:00pm - 8:30pm Bible Study and Prayer Meeting
Sunday 17 July 10:00am - 11:00am Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service
Wednesday 20 July 7:00pm - 8:30pm Bible Study and Prayer Meeting
Sunday 24 July 10:00am - 11:00am Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service
Wednesday 27 July 7:00pm - 8:30pm Bible Study
Sunday 31 July 10:00am - 11:00am Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service
Wednesday 3 August 7:00pm - 8:30pm Prayer Meeting
Sunday 7 August 10:00am - 11:00am Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service
Wednesday 10 August 7:00pm - 8:30pm Bible Study

News

Last Month: Anniversary Exhibition

Lake Green Christian Mission 50th anniversary exhibition

It was a double celebration on Jubilee Saturday: the Queen’s 70 years on the throne and the Mission’s 50 years as a place of Christian worship and outreach. The Jubilee was marked with Union Jack bunting, red, white and blue balloons, and a montage of photographs of the Queen. Our Golden Anniversary was marked with an exhibition of past activities and an anniversary cake.

Lake Green Christian Mission 50th anniversary exhibition

The most popular part of the exhibition was probably the three scrolling shows of hundreds of photographs of Mission events – and even some that pre-dated the Mission’s opening in 1972. Most of the images were related to outreach to youngsters – SOS, clubs, trips, parties, ‘mad walks’, ‘squashes’ and holiday clubs. There were reminders too of Bible studies, baptisms, bank holiday walks, picnic suppers and watch-night services.

Lake Green Christian Mission 50th anniversary exhibition

Much has changed since 1972, but our belief in the Bible as our authority and our trust in Jesus, who died and rose again for us, remain the same. Let’s pray that God will show us how to continue serving Him into the next half-century – until Jesus returns for us, as He has promised.

Thought for the Month: What has changed in the last 50 years?

Red telephone box

1972 was the year the Mission opened its doors. It was also the year of a miners’ strike and a three-day week, of conflict with the IRA, of terrorism at the Munich Olympics and the beginning of the Watergate scandal in the US. The first oil crisis, with a tripling of petrol prices, was only a year away. Sounds familiar?

But some things were different. China was not yet a global industrial giant. The UK had not yet joined, and left, Europe, and the Iron Curtain split Europe down the middle. Only one in three households had a home telephone, while the rest had to rely on the nearest red phone box. Now, most of us have access to easy instant communication.

Anchor on sand

Fifty years ago, only one in six homes had double-glazing; now it’s nearly nine out of ten. The landscape looked different too: fifty years ago, tall elm trees were a prominent feature of hedgerows and field boundaries.

Thankfully, there are some things that haven’t changed and will never change. A poster outside the Mission assures us, in the words of the Bible, ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever’ (Hebrews 13:8). Jesus revealed a God who is totally consistent in His character. He is uncompromisingly holy, right and just. He is also unfailingly loving, merciful and gracious. His purpose for our lives will never change and His promises will never fail.

As we face the challenges of living in a world of restless upheaval and uncertainty, we can discover (like David) that God is an immovable ‘rock’ (Psalm 28:1) and that trusting Him is ‘an anchor for the soul, firm and secure’ (Hebrews 6:19).

For more thoughts like this, take a look at our Sunday Snippets archive.

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