Meeting Jesus in John 4
Stockton Baptist Church
5th February 2022
Doors open at 9:15am
February! Not the warmest of months... so why not join us as we read about the woman at the well who meets Jesus in the heat of the day?
As Elspeth Pitt helps us to understand the warmth of Jesus’ words to her in John 4, we hope that you will be encouraged to look to him for satisfaction and lasting hope as we start 2022.
God-willing, this will be our first ‘in person’ convention since the pandemic, and we are really looking forward to getting together again in Stockton-on- Tees as we sing God’s praises, pray together, and gather around God’s word. It’s a wonderful opportunity for women throughout our region to meet and share fellowship with one another.
There are seminars to choose from in the areas of: hospitality, battling with anxiety or exploring the real meaning of worship. These help us to delve a little deeper into what it means to live faithfully for Christ and, with the addition of a seminar for teenagers, our prayer is that there is something for everyone.
10ofThose will be providing an extensive bookstall with titles that complement the programme and many more.
Do put the date in your diary and make plans to come with other women from your church; pack your lunch and look forward to some time set aside to encounter Jesus: the Saviour who brings lasting light into the darkest of days.
Elspeth grew up in West Wales and has been in church work for almost 30 years. Currently she’s on the staff team at Highfields Church in Cardiff where she loves to help women become more confident in handling the Bible and to grow in their personal walk with the Lord Jesus: especially those on the edges of church life. She’s a fan of sporting lost causes – no bad thing since returning to Wales.
She also enjoys visiting coffee shops and is cultivating her (not yet fluent) Welsh conversation with kind and patient friends
Practise hospitality, the Bible tells us. After lockdowns and restrictions, many of us are horribly out of practice. How can we return to welcoming people into our homes, churches and hearts in a post Covid world?
Amanda Robbie is the author of The Ministry of a Messy House, a loather of housework, an erratic blogger and a vicar’s wife.
Sadly, Amanda has broken her ankle in 3 places so she’s unable to attend the convention in person.
However, via her personal video, we’ll still be exploring God’s welcome to us and how we can reflect that in our everyday lives.
With a panel of women at different ages and stages of life, we’ll discuss how to continue offering hospitality in a world changed by the pandemic.
Worshipping God in Real Life
When you hear the word ‘worship’ – what comes to mind? Your Spotify playlist? What we do on Sunday? Guitars, drums and singers…? But what does Jesus mean when he talks to the Samaritan woman and says: “true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth…”?
In this seminar, Liz Jackson will help us understand a bit more of what Jesus says. We will journey back into the Old Testament; pause again with this woman at the well, and then move through to what the New Testament says about worship. All leading up to thinking about the impact this has for us in 2022, just like it did for this Samaritan woman who offered Jesus a drink…
A Word for the Worried
Calm down, just relax, it’ll be fine…
Our heads say we can trust God for everything, but a racing pulse and churning tummy tell another story. The world offers many coping strategies, but does our faith in Christ have more to offer?
Lindsey has been a children’s dentist, is now a vaccinator, and would call herself a bit of a worrier. We’ll be looking at what the Bible says to calm our fears and investigating how we can more effectively cast all our cares upon Him.
What Christianity has to Offer my Friends-a session for teenagers
Sometimes sharing our faith with our friends is hard: they might respond with challenge or disinterest. Trusting in Jesus brings hope, joy and peace. So how can we share this truth with them?
Sarah is a nurse, who has been actively involved in ministry to young people for ten years. She loves supporting young people as they talk about and explore their questions of faith.
Stockton Baptist Church
Parking is available at Riverside Car Park Postcode: TS18 1BZ. This is a long stay car park and a 5 minute walk to the church. Current cost: £2.40 all day (it also uses the Ringo App).