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.