OLDHAM BAPTIST CHURCH
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First Sunday evening @ 6:00pm communion service.
Second Sunday morning @ 10:45am 'Altogether Worship' Come along and hear the good news in a less formal service, with the emphasis being on sharing, participation and FUN!
Third Sunday morning @ 10:45am worship to include communion.
We would love to see you at any of our services, and you can be assured of a warm welcome.
We meet at Church on the first Saturday of every month from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Between us we have a range of craft skills and within drop in and do we aim to share those talents and help others to learn about new activities.
The time on Saturday morning is also one of great fellowship and laughter.
The craft items we make can be sold for church funds or to raise money for a special project. Anyone is welcome to come and join us, perhaps try out a new craft or just enjoy a cuppa and a chat. £2 a session + material costs
February 4th. Crochet Workshop.
March 4th. Jewellery craft - make a bracelet.
April 1st. Easter craft &spring coffee morning.
May 6th. Make a scarf.
June 3rd. Card making (maybe for fathers and uncles)
July 1st. Knit a menagerie.
August 5th. Glass painting.
September 2nd. Bag making and fabric painting.
October 7th. Christmas decorations.
November 4th. Cards and calenders.
Dec 2nd Advent Fair.
The group meet on Tuesday evenings from around 7:30pm at the manse. We share food, fellowship, bible study & prayer, using a wide range of media & material. The group is very informal & anyone is welcome to join in. There will be a 7 week a study of Revelation 4-22 The Lamb Wins! Christs Final Victory commencing on January 31st.
The Monday house group continues to meet at the home of Colin & Barbara Heywood. At present we are covering a series looking at prayers of the Bible.
The evening always ends with prayer & refreshments.
By regularly meeting together we seek to strengthen our relationships with each other and God All are welcome to join us. Contact minister for details.
The prayer breakfast takes place on the third Saturday of the month, we meet at the church at 9:00am. A time of prayer and fellowship is followed by tea, coffee, cereals and bacon butties. All are welcome, come for a brew, a butty and a chat with God.
The little group of walkers has continued to be active throughout the year and have enjoyed the pleasures of the countryside. Every Monday except for Bank Holidays when the buses aren’t as frequent, we set out and find something interesting to see. If the weather is not good we visit an art gallery or museum.
The walkers have even gone over the border to Yorkshire, on the bus and went to visit the Media Museum in Bradford on a windy and miserable day.
It’s amazing what a lot of lovely countryside there is around Oldham, we nearly always see something new on our walks. Many times the planned walk has been changed perhaps because of the weather or because of an interesting sight. For example Stockport was the intended destination, as it was wet and cold, but as we went past the road to Werneth Low the weather improved and we set off up the path.
As you can see we have enjoyable outings with the walking group and anyone wishing to join us will be most welcome.
The welcome project began in 2005 and is a three way partnership between Oldham Baptist Church, Oldham Unity and The British Red Cross. The project was set up to meet the needs of destitute asylum seekers who find themselves in Oldham and the surrounding areas. As a church our main involvement is one of hospitality and manning the kitchen as it were.
Oldham Unity attempts to meet the needs of the asylum seekers with food distribution and other practical aid, while The British Red Cross are involved with the official documentation that is required when new people seek the help of our project.
Each week we can serve anything up to 100 people with a hot meal donated by one of our Muslim brothers. The project runs every Thursday from 12:30- 2:30, and the only days we do not meet are on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.