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Why we sing

By Jon Lindsay, 04 Apr 2020

I really miss meeting with my church family.I really miss eating with my church family.I really miss singing in my church family. When the elders ‘met’ to discuss what church would look like in the age of a pandemic, singing was one of our non-negotiables. Why?...

Why we sing

Making the most of the times II

By Gerry Straker, 03 Apr 2020

Yesterday, we were reminded that we want to make the most of the times. Here are some of the practical ideas from Wednesday night along with a few new ones. Obviously, we need to do our very best to follow government advice. We're to stay at...

Making the most of the times II

Making the most of the times

By Gerry Straker, 02 Apr 2020

Do you remember before the coronavirus? Can you remember driving? Can you remember the Morecambe Prom? Can you remember there used to be something called ‘sport’? Well at Church by the Bay, before the coronavirus hit we were thinking about the first step to Church growth. Each of us...

Making the most of the times

Dealing with Disappointment

By Ben and Caz Petersen, 31 Mar 2020

‘If we as a family are making more time for Jesus, he will help us make sense of these strange days we’re living through, he’ll help us feel less disappointed about what we’re missing out on and more excited about what he has done for...

Dealing with Disappointment

Planning time

By Steve Sammons, 30 Mar 2020

I love to plan, I love thinking about what the future holds and I love to think about what I’m going to do in light of that. And these things I’m going to do, I’ll be able to do because I’m organised enough to plan...

Planning time

Prayers of Thankfulness

By Gerry Straker, 29 Mar 2020

We’ve been thinking about the first thing we should do in response to the coronavirus. In a time of crisis, we should pray. That’s what Jesus does. In a time of judgement, we should pray prayers of repentance. That’s what God’s people do. We’ve also seen that...

Prayers of Thankfulness

Passive lifesaving... active lifesaving

By Martin Peters, 28 Mar 2020

This may be a familiar saying to you: 'People say you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Truth is, you knew what you had, you just never thought you’d lose it.' I’m pretty sure we’re all feeling that right now. The advice is simple...

Passive lifesaving... active lifesaving

Discipling children during Coronavirus

By Caz Petersen, 28 Mar 2020

The first week of #StayatHome is nearly done. How has it been?I just wanted to share a few things happening online to help you disciple your children...‘If we as a family are making more time for Jesus, he will help us make sense of these strange...

Discipling children during Coronavirus

More on Prayer

By Gerry Straker, 27 Mar 2020

On Wednesday night and in yesterday’s blog we thought about the first thing we should do in response to the coronavirus. In a time of crisis, we should pray. That’s what Jesus does. In a time of judgement, we should pray prayers of repentance. That’s what God’s...

More on Prayer

The first thing we should do in response to the coronavirus

By Gerry Straker, 26 Mar 2020

The first thing we should do in response to the coronavirusby Gerry Straker Some of you have been forced to stay at home, with new routines and new ways of spending time, learning new technology skills you’d never thought you’d need. Some of you have been...

The first thing we should do in response to the coronavirus