It has been another busy week at DCBC. The Girl’s Brigade had a pyjama-themed fundraising event in support of Children in Need. The girls joined in with games and crafts as they raised £98, which will go towards the charity’s vision of making sure all children in the UK are safe, secure, and have the chance to fulfil their potential.
We rounded off the week – and our 67th anniversary celebrations – by walking from Edge Court down to the Garden Gate Café at Crook Hall. All two-legged and four-legged friends were well fed and watered before tackling the hill back up to Gilesgate.
Our church anniversary service today marked the beginning of another new year for Durham City Baptist Church, as well as providing an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and blessings of the last year. In our café church style service, we thought about how many people in our congregation have made huge decisions over the past twelve months – the decision to travel to the UK; to swap one type of employment for another; or to give up work and return to studying. Even though the road is not always easy, we considered how God has been present throughout the last year, supporting us as we raised funds to repair our formerly pot-holed carpark; as we welcomed children to our holiday club during the summer; and as we started our café church services.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains-
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
The Maker of heaven and earth.”
As we look to the coming year, we are excited about continuing and growing our regular activities – which you can find out about using the tabs above – and about going wherever God leads us.