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Pub Quiz is coming!

By Tom Day, 24 Jun 2022

Our Pub Quiz returns this coming Friday 1st July at 8pm. Join us at the Alhambra bar opposite the Prom for a night of fun, quizzing and a short talk from the Bible. Come with or without a team - we'd love to see you there!

Pub Quiz is coming!

Platinum Jubilee lunch

By Tom Day, 31 May 2022

This year marks the Plaitnum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II as the nation celebrates 70 years of her reign as Queen. Up and down the country people are planning all sorts of celebrations. One exciting event that is happening in Morecambe is a special Jubilee...

Platinum Jubilee lunch

What's on - Summer at Church by the Bay

By Tom Day, 20 Apr 2022

There is lots going on at Church by the Bay during this summer term. See what is going on and how you can get involved.  Our Sunday Church service is now at Westgate Primary School, LA4 4XF. 10:00am for coffee and a 10:30am church service. We then have coffee and refreshments together...

Hope Explored

By Tom Day, 20 Apr 2022

There are few emotions more powerful than hope. But these days, hope often feels hard to come by. Where can we find a hope that won’t disappoint us? Come and join us for 3 sessions over 3 weeks to explore hope. A hope that at Church...

Hope Explored

Happy new year! 2022 at Church by the Bay

By Tom Day, 06 Jan 2022

Join us at Church by the Bay in 2022 for an exciting new year: Beat the January blues and join us for our first Pub Quiz of the year on Friday 14th January 8pm at the Alhambra. Join us for an evening in the bar upstairs (there is...

It's back! Pub Quiz returns

By Tom Day, 15 Sep 2021

It's back! The Church by the Bay quiz returns, Friday Oct 1st, 8pm for a pub quiz and a short talk from the Bible. It will be in the bar area at the Alhambra. All welcome for an evening of good fun, good chat, and good news! Why not...

It's back! Pub Quiz returns

Shake up!

By , 09 Mar 2020

Shake up is this Saturday! Come along for a morning fun and free event for families!

There are craft, games, storytime and a bacon bun! It's at our Church building: 91 Balmoral Road, 9am-11am. We'd love to see you there.

Shake up!

Cafe

By , 06 Mar 2020

Cafe happens every Tuesday from 9am-11am at 91 Balmoral Road, we'd love to see you there! Pop in for 5 minutes or the full 2 hours. Tea, coffee, toast and tea cakes provided.

Cafe

Gift Day

By , 03 Mar 2020

Gift Day is this Sunday! It was fantastic to hear the plans for Church by the Bay last month at our Vision Day, and now the time has come give in light of that. It will be a normal Prayer Tea as well, so if you're...

Gift Day

Saturday Shake Up

By Gerry Straker, 10 Jan 2020

Saturday Shake Up is our new monthly Saturday morning fun and free event for families! Craft, games, storytime and a bacon bun! It's at our Church building: 91 Balmoral Road, 9am-11am. Spring Term 2020 dates are: 12th January9th February14th MarchAnd look out for our special Breakfast...

Saturday Shake Up

Quiz night

By Gerry Straker, 10 Jan 2020

Our next quiz night is fast approaching! The quiz is shaping up nicely and promises to have that perfect middle ground of challenging yet do-able! You'll also have the great chance to hear a little bit about what we at Church by the Bay believe....

Quiz night

Christmas Carols

By Gerry Straker, 21 Nov 2019

Come along on Sunday 15th December at 10am and Sunday 22nd December at 6pm to hear something good for a change!  
Or join us any Sunday from 10am for coffee and a 10:30 start, with a warm welcome, and groups for children. 

Christmas Carols

Breakfast in Bethlehem

By Gerry Straker, 21 Nov 2019

On Saturday 7th December, 9:30-11am, for 0-11s and their families, a free morning of craft, games, the Christmas story and a bacon butty to finish. 

Breakfast in Bethlehem

Women's Stir Up Evening

By Gerry Straker, 20 Nov 2019

On Friday 29th November, a fun evening making a family-sized Christmas pudding to take home and steam, with a short talk about the true meaning of Christmas, mulled wine, nibbles, coffee and mince pies. 

Women's Stir Up Evening

Men's Beer and Sausage night

By Gerry Straker, 20 Nov 2019

Our Men's night is Friday 22nd November: our 'famous' beer and sausage tasting with a taste of something even better. 8-10pm at 91 Balmoral Road, our Church building. 

Men's Beer and Sausage night

Christianity Explored

By Gerry Straker, 11 Sep 2019

Our next Christianity Explored course starts on Tuesday 17th September 7:30pm at our church building at 91 Balmoral Road. If you are interested in finding out more about Christianity, who Jesus is and how he can make a difference to your life, this course is...

Book group

By Gerry Straker, 14 Aug 2019

Next Wednesday - 21st August - we have a book discussion group, and we're discussing "The book your pastor whishes you would read (but is too embarrassed to ask)". It's starts at 8pm at our building 91 Balmoral Road and we'll be briefly going through the...

It's Summer!

By Gerry Straker, 05 Aug 2019

The Summer holidays are in full swing which means things are a little quieter at Church by the Bay. So please use this time to rest, but why not also: Read a Christian book (like this one, which is just £4 at church and a lot of...

Sunday Funday 3: Summer Fayre

By Gerry Straker, 15 Jul 2019

Our third Sunday Funday is this Sunday: Sunday 21st July! And we're finishing with a bang, we're having a summer fayre!  Think tin cans, coconut shys and rubber ducks all with loads of prizes and to cap it all off a BBQ! This is not something to...

Quinta camp

By Gerry Straker, 01 Jul 2019

Quinta Camp starts soon: it's Tuesday 23rd - Sunday 28th July. We're sending 3 leaders and 1 member. It promises to be great fun with loads of Bible teaching to help 11-14s grow in their understanding of Jesus.

The world we all want

By Gerry Straker, 19 Jun 2019

We all dream of a better world - a world of security, plenty and friendship. God promises such a world, and the Bible is the story of what God has done and what he will do to keep that promise. Come along to find out more on...

Church Family Weekend

By Gerry Straker, 17 Jun 2019

We do hope you're super excited for Church Family Weekend. Just 4 days away! Remember it all kicks off at 5:30pm a week this Friday at 91 with food and family fun. Then we are at Parr Street, Kendal from 9:30am to 7:30 pm. Sunday...

Sunday Funday 2: Crafts

By Gerry Straker, 05 Jun 2019

Our second Sunday Funday of 2019 is fast approaching. We'd love to see you on 16th June at 2pm at 91 Balmoral Road and West End Primary for afternoon tea, and crafts with prizes.

Dads group this Saturday!

By Gerry Straker, 03 Jun 2019

We've got another dads group this Saturday and this month we're all going on a summer holiday - it's a beach theme! We'd love to see you, any man with responsibility for a child would be super welcome with their child.

Dads group this Saturday!

By Gerry Straker, 06 May 2019

Dads group is on this Saturday at 9am at 91 Balmoral Road. Whether you've been before or not we'd love to see you there if you are a Dad, step-dad, Grandad or male carer of any children. We have games, crafts, bacon butties and a story...

Sunday Fundays

By Gerry Straker, 02 May 2019

We've loved Sunday Funday so much over the past few years that we're going even bigger this year! We're going to have 3 Sunday Fundays! And the first one is happening on 19th May where we'll be having loads of fun with Sports and Ice Cream!...

Christianity Explored

By Gerry Straker, 27 Apr 2019

Come and hear about how Jesus could be the best news for you. And bring your questions! We're starting a course on Tuesday 7th May at 7:30pm at 91 Balmoral Road. Please ask for more info here if you're interested.

Cafe

By Gerry Straker, 25 Apr 2019

Cafe has restarted! Join us again on Tuesdays from 9am-11am at 91 Balmoral Road.

Meats of the World

By Gerry Straker, 23 Apr 2019

Men, come and try exotic meats from 5 different continents (as well as some more normal ones). 8pm, Friday 5th May at 91 Balmoral Road.

Easter Sunday

By Gerry Straker, 11 Apr 2019

Join us on Sunday 21st April at West End Primary from 10am for Church for all ages with an egg hunt and crafts for kids, hot cross buns for everyone, and a talk on the true meaning of Easter.

Good Friday

By Gerry Straker, 08 Apr 2019

We're meeting on Friday 19th at 10:30am at 91 Balmoral Road for a more formal time together to celebrate Jesus' death. We will follow this with a bring your own picnic and then a family friendly walk. We'd love to have you join us for...

Breakfast in Jerusalem

By Gerry Straker, 22 Mar 2019

An exciting morning for 0-11s and their families.

There is craft, games, the Easter story and a bacon butty to finish.

It's at 91 Balmoral Road at 9:30am on Saturday 6th April.

Breakfast in Jerusalem

Girls night in: Chocolate night!

By Gerry Straker, 20 Mar 2019

Come and join us for a fun evening of yummy treats, a short talk on joy and make some truffles to take home.

Girls night in: Chocolate night!

Church family lunch

By Gerry Straker, 13 Mar 2019

This Sunday following the main meeting at West End Primary School, we'll all be going over to 91 Balmoral Road to have lunch together. It promises to be super tasty and we'd love to see you there whether it's your first Sunday with us or...

Dads group this Saturday!

By Gerry Straker, 06 Mar 2019

Dads group is on again on Saturday 12th! It would be great to see you there if you're a Dad, Grandad, Step-dad or even Great-Grandad! And don't forget to bring your under 11s as well! Having contructed the frame, we'll be continuing our big build of...

Dads group this Saturday!

Women: Hope for the suffering world

By Gerry Straker, 04 Mar 2019

This Friday our women in church are coming together for a night called: Hope for our suffering world. It's going help them to know what to say when it seems impossible. So they can use their own suffering for the glory of God. Contact Caz for more...

C3 Central: next Wednesday.

By Gerry Straker, 21 Feb 2019

We're having our first C3 central of the year at Church by the Bay. Do join us at 91 Balmoral Road at 7:45pm on Wednesday 27th February. Our topic will be Dealing with Dread, Depression and the Drudge of life. In light of what we've been...

C3 Central: next Wednesday.

It's Half Term!

By Gerry Straker, 18 Feb 2019

Schools in the area are having half term at the moment, which means we at Church by the Bay are having a quieter week, with no Connect, Pop-up Cafe, Football or Prayer meeting. We hope you can use the time to enjoy some rest and...

Quiz night this Friday!

By Gerry Straker, 14 Jan 2019

It's fast approaching - the quiz night is this Friday, 8pm at the Exchange on Regent Road. Come along - whether you have team or not! It promises to be a great night of quizzing.

Pop-up café restarting!

By Gerry Straker, 07 Jan 2019

Pop-up Cafe restarts tomorrow! Pop-in to 91 Balmoral Road from any time between 8:45-11:00am on any Tuesday to pick up a tea or coffee. More information here

Dads group

By Gerry Straker, 04 Jan 2019

Dads group is on again on Saturday 12th! It would be great to see you there if you're a Dad, Grandad, Step-dad or even Great-Grandad! And don't forget to bring your under 11s as well! It'll be a great morning of fun with themed crafts...

Pub Quiz

By Gerry Straker, 01 Jan 2019

Happy New Year! Sorry to burst your bubble but... Monday 21st  is Blue Monday - officially the saddest day of the year. So come Church by the Bay's annual pub quiz to beat those January blues! Join us and bring friends at 8pm on Friday January 18th...

Pub Quiz

Christmas Holidays

By Gerry Straker, 17 Dec 2018

On both Christmas Day and Sunday 30th December we will be meeting at our church building at 91 Balmoral Road, LA3 1SS

Both of these meetings will start at 10:30am, with refreshements from 10:00am, you'd be very welcome to join us.

Carols!

By Gerry Straker, 13 Dec 2018

Carols are coming! This Sunday (16th December) is Family Carols in the morning! Come along at 10am for a 10:30am start. We'll have a nativity for the children to do during the morning, loads of Christmas treats and the true Christmas message. The following Sunday (23rd December)...

Carols!

Christianity Explored

By Gerry Straker, 14 Nov 2018

Our next Christianity Explored course starts on Sunday November 18th 12:30-1:15 after Church with childcare. Join us to meet Jesus in the pages of Mark’s gospel and see why he is such good news for you https://www.churchbythebay.org.uk/whats-on/finding-out-more/

Christianity Explored

Breakfast in Bethlehem

By Gerry Straker, 12 Nov 2018

You are invited to a free morning of craft, games and the Christmas story with a bacon butty to finish!
It's Saturday 8th Dec 9:30-11:00am, for 0-11s and their families. Let us know if you are coming here or on 01524 40 60 70.

Breakfast in Bethlehem

Stir Up Friday

By Gerry Straker, 10 Nov 2018

On the 30th November at 8pm we are inviting you to an evening of Christmas pudding fun! It will include making a family-sized Christmas pudding to take home and steam, a short talk about the true meaning of Christmas as well as loads of mulled...

Stir Up Friday

Curry Challenge!

By Gerry Straker, 09 Nov 2018

Men, test your tastebuds and your wits at Church by the Bay’s Curry Challenge and hear about something even better than a good curry.

It's Friday 23rd November 8pm at our church building, RSVP to the person who invited you, and see you there!

Curry Challenge!

Reformation Day talks are online!

By Gerry Straker, 07 Nov 2018

If you weren't able to make the Reformation Day talks they are now available online here.  We had a great time hearing about why church is SO important and why it's super interesting. AND we heard about Charles Spurgeon who has some cracking quotes including:  The best...

Dads group

By Gerry Straker, 07 Nov 2018

Dads group is on agian this Saturday! It would be great to see you there if you're a Dad, Grandad, Step-dad or even Great-Grandad! And don't forget to bring your under 11s as well! Bacon butties are provided as well as much entertainment. More info...

Pop-up café restarting!

By Gerry Straker, 05 Nov 2018

Pop-up Cafe restarts tomorrow! Pop-in to 91 Balmoral Road from any time between 8:45-11:00am on any Tuesday to pick up a tea or coffee. More information here

Dads group

By Gerry Straker, 11 Oct 2018

Dads group is on agian this Saturday! It would be great to see you there if you're a Dad, Grandad, Step-dad or even Great-Grandad! And don't forget to bring your under 11s as well! Bacon butties are provided as well as much entertainment. More info...

Reformation Day Central

By Gerry Straker, 08 Oct 2018

Reformation Day Party!

By Gerry Straker, 05 Oct 2018

Church Family Lunch

By Gerry Straker, 20 Sep 2018

It's a church family lunch this Sunday, everyone is really welcome, it's absolutely free and there is no need to bring anything! Just stay behind straight after church in the morning.

Football

By Gerry Straker, 11 Sep 2018

Football starts up again for the term this evening, whether you have "mad skills" or not, you'd be welcome to come join at Heysham Mossgate Community & Sports Facilities

Pop-up café restarting!

By Gerry Straker, 10 Sep 2018

Pop-up café is starting back up again for the term, come and pay us a visit! Pop-in to 91 Balmoral Road from any time between 8:45-11:00am on any Tuesday to pick up a tea or coffee. More information here

Summer Bible Teaching

By Gerry Straker, 11 Apr 2018

Who is Jesus and why does He matter today? This summer at Church by the Bay we're digging into Mark's gospel - one of the accounts of Jesus' life, death and resurrection to meet Jesus and hear why He is so important for all people...

Summer Bible Teaching

Church Family Weekend

By Gerry Straker, 03 Apr 2018

Friday April 13 – Sunday April 15 This is for everyone at Church by the Bay – a chance to spend time together, eat together, and hear God’s Word together. Peter Walkingshaw from Carlisle Baptist Church is speaking to us from the book of Acts. Get...

Church Family Weekend

Breakfast in Jerusalem

By Gerry Straker, 11 Mar 2018

A free morning of Easter crafts, games, story, a bacon bun and a taste of the real Easter for under 11s and their families. Why not come and hear some good news for a change?

Saturday 24th March, 9am-10:30am at our Church building, 91 Balmoral Road

Breakfast in Jerusalem

Easter Sunday

By Gerry Straker, 10 Mar 2018

Sunday 1st April, from 10am - everyone welcome!

A Church service for all ages with an egg hunt for kids, hot cross buns for everyone, and a talk on the true meaning of Easter. 

Easter Sunday

Spring Term Bible Teaching

By Gerry Straker, 01 Feb 2018

What does it mean to live as a Christian as we look forward to Jesus' return?1 Peter was written for Christians in a very similar situation today - where being a Christian is hardly fashionable, and the world is breathing down our necks. What does...

Spring Term Bible Teaching

Pub Quiz

By Gerry Straker, 02 Jan 2018

Something to look forward to in this bleak January: Church by the Bay's annual pub quiz to beat those January blues! Join us and bring friends at 8pm on Friday January 19th 2018 in the back room of the Exchange pub (Regent Road, LA3 1QQ)...

Christianity Explored

By Gerry Straker, 01 Jan 2018

Starts Monday 22nd January 2018: Three groups - adults / young people / children Christianity Explored is an opportunity to do just what the name implies: explore Christianity. Over five weeks, it's a chance to see how Christianity offers people the best news. That may not...

Christmas services 2017

By Gerry Straker, 18 Dec 2017

Our Christmas services at our Church building: 91 Balmoral Road Saturday 23rd December 6pm LOVE Sunday 24th December 10:30am: JOY Monday 25th December 10:30am: HOPE Sunday 31st December 10:30am: Guest Speaker - Joel Higson As usual: everyone welcome, tea and coffee, songs, prayers and a talk from God's Word...

Christmas carols at Church by the Bay

By Gerry Straker, 01 Dec 2017

Breakfast in Bethlehem

By Gerry Straker, 21 Nov 2017

Saturday 9th December for 0 - 11 yearolds and their families.

free morning of craft, games, the Christmas story and a bacon butty to finish.

9:30am - 11:00am at 91 Balmoral Road, LA3 1SS.

Please let us know you're coming!

info@churchbythebay.org.uk  01524 40 60 70

Stir Up 2017

By Gerry Straker, 21 Nov 2017

Ladies, come and make your own family-sized Christmas pudding to take home! The evening includes making a Christmas pudding, sampling the pudding, mulled wine, nibbles, coffee and mince pies. There will be a short talk about what Christmas is all about. Date: Friday...

Beer and Sausage Tasting

By Gerry Straker, 27 Oct 2017

An evening for men with a taste of the real meaning of Christmas

Friday 24th November 2017
8pm
91 Balmoral Road

Let us know you're coming!

Soli Deo Gloria II

By Gerry Straker, 24 Oct 2017

Why the Reformation? In our previous post, we thought about why we should take Church history seriously.In this post we consider why we should celebrate the Reformation - something that happened 500 years ago. Millions of people who believe what they believe today because of these...

Soli Deo Gloria

By Gerry Straker, 16 Oct 2017

On 31st October 2017, Churches across the world will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The Reformation began in earnest, in Germany in 1517 when a man called Martin Luther pinned on the door of a church in Wittenberg  95 statements of what...

Dads group

By Gerry Straker, 11 Oct 2017

 

Men bring your under 11s to Church by the Bay's dads group for some fun and a bacon bun every second Saturday of the month.

For more information, get in touch!

Pop up cafe

By Gerry Straker, 10 Oct 2017

Church by the Bay's Tuesday termtime pop up cafe 9-11am for all our neighbours and anyone passing by our building!

With free tea, coffee, toasted teacakes, and storytime for kids.

Come along for a drink and chat!

For more information, get in touch!

1 Samuel: the throne

By Gerry Straker, 25 Sep 2017

God's plan for His people is a King. The book of Samuel (in two parts in our Bibles due to the length of the scrolls) teaches us about God's King, what we need a King for, what our King should be like, how to respond...

Summer 2017 Update

By Gerry Straker, 28 Jul 2017

In this summer 2017 update: Interview with Caro Highlights of the year June 2016-2017 Highlights of Sunday Funday 18th June 2017 Highlights of the Church weekend 23rd - 25th June 2017 We thank God for his work among us! Interview with Caro Listen above to Caro's testimony before she got baptised back...

Amos: Prepare to Meet your God

By Gerry Straker, 21 Jul 2017

What's the future got in store? What will it be like to meet God? In Amos, we find a complacent people, worshipping God in ways he had forbidden, and instead of loving their neighbours, trampling on them! They think that because they are God's people, they...

Interview with Caro

By Gerry Straker, 20 Jul 2017

Have a listen to how Jesus found Caro...

 

Summer BBQ

By Gerry Straker, 13 Jul 2017

On Sunday 16th July everyone is welcome to a free BBQ at our Church building: 91 Balmoral Road. From 12:30 onwards. With games for kids. Join us for Church first 10:00 at West End Primary, or just come along for the BBQ. We'd love to see...

Sunday Funday 2017

By Gerry Straker, 26 Jun 2017

We had an excellent Sunday Funday...Here are some of the pics:

Sunday funday video from Gerry Straker on Vimeo.

 

2016-2017 Review

By Gerry Straker, 25 Jun 2017

AGM 2017 from Gerry Straker on Vimeo.

Here's some pictures from our Church year 2016-2017. We thank God for His work among us!

 

Church Weekend

By Gerry Straker, 23 Jun 2017

We welcome Paul Baxendale, pastor of Parr Street, Kendal to our Church weekend, preaching on John chapters 3 and 4.

Talks will be online here!

Sunday Funday

By Gerry Straker, 02 Jun 2017

Join us for our Sunday Funday! 2pm-4pm on Sunday 18th June at West End Primary. We've lots of things to enjoy including: Hot dogs Ice cream Tea and cake Bouncy castles Sports Crafts Kids talk Find out a bit about Church by the Bay A chance to ask us any question Everything's free. Everyone's welcome. (Under 14s please...

James

By Gerry Straker, 01 Jun 2017

What are the struggles God's people face today? What are the pressure points? In James, we find that the ancient problem there is just the same for us: worldliness. Less obvious, perhaps, than some other struggles, but very dangerous. James teaches us we have true riches in...

Sorrow turned into joy

By Gerry Straker, 26 Apr 2017

The world seems unbeatable, almost invincible, and Christians can find themselves wondering: where is God? In Esther we find a book in the Bible that deliberately does not mention God. We find God's people oppressed in the powerful Persian Empire. And yet Esther shows how...

Anxiety Support

By Gerry Straker, 25 Apr 2017

Many people struggle in different ways with mental health. At Church by the Bay, we want to acknowledge the reality of people's struggles and for people to know they are not alone in the battle. God has given us His Word, His people and prayer...

New talk series

By Gerry Straker, 09 Feb 2017

Today, there are many voices today amongst churches and Christians offering us the next step, or the next new thing, or a new theology - something better than what we have.  It was ever thus! As we're going to see in Colossians, the Church in...

The World We All Want

By Gerry Straker, 03 Feb 2017

The World We All Want is a 5 week course that gives you the chance to see for yourself that the Bible has good news for you. The course takes a sweeping look through the unfolding story of the Bible and shows how all the things...

Acts: To the end of the earth

By Gerry Straker, 16 Dec 2016

We kick off January as we mean to carry on, with a new series on Acts. Acts is about speaking the good news of Jesus Christ to the end of the earth.* Come and see why God has given His Church the Holy Spirit, and find...

Christmas Day and New Year's Day

By Gerry Straker, 13 Dec 2016

Come along on Christmas Day and New Year's Day to thank God for the gift of Jesus Christ and to begin 2017 as you mean to carry on: with Jesus at the centre. On these special days, as usual: families welcome, tea and coffee, songs, prayers...

Breakfast in Bethlehem

By Gerry Straker, 23 Nov 2016

Saturday 10th December for 3-11 yearolds and their families. A free morning of craft, games, the Christmas story and a bacon butty to finish. 10am - 11:30am at our new building: 91 Balmoral Road, LA3 1SS Everyone welcome! Just let us know you're coming: info@churchbythebay.org.uk 01524 40 60...

Christmas carols at Church by the Bay

By Gerry Straker, 23 Nov 2016

 

Men's Beer and Sausage Tasting

By Gerry Straker, 22 Nov 2016

A beer and sausage tasting evening for men, with a taste of the real meaning of Christmas. Saturday 3rd December 8pm, at 91 Balmoral Road. It promises to be a great evening with a bit of competition!. Contact Gerry for more info.

Stir Up

By Gerry Straker, 07 Nov 2016

Ladies, come and make your own family-sized Christmas pudding to take home! The evening includes making a Christmas pudding, sampling the pudding, mulled wine, nibbles, coffee and mince pies. There will be a short talk about what Christmas is all about. Date: Friday 25th...

Matthew 26-28

By Gerry Straker, 24 Oct 2016

In Matthew 21-25 we saw Jesus arrive in Jerusalem, to his people in his city and his temple. We saw Jesus judged and rejected, and we saw Jesus judges them for rejecting Him - their only hope. Now we see King Jesus facing judgement Himself so that...

BIG Questions

By Gerry Straker, 18 Oct 2016

Thursday 27th October 8pm at the Exchange (29 Regent Road). Come join us for a drink and listen to what the Bible has to say about the big questions of life, the universe and God. We'll be thinking about a couple of Big Questions that people want...

Youth work

By Gerry Straker, 28 Sep 2016

At Church by the Bay our four youthwork principles are: 1. Parental responsibility The Bible gives the responsibility of bringing children up in the faith to parents. Where parents are Christians, our role at Church is to support parents in the home bringing up their children...

Anxiety Support

By Gerry Straker, 28 Sep 2016

Many people struggle in different ways with mental health. At Church by the Bay, we want to acknowledge the reality of people's struggles and for people to know they are not alone in the battle. God has given us His Word, His people and prayer...

Membership

By Gerry Straker, 26 Sep 2016

The Bible teaches that local church is what God is doing in the world, and we're thrilled to have a growing family of people committed to gospel partnership here in Morecambe. If you've been coming to Church by the Bay for a while, or if...

Membership

Building Church

By Gerry Straker, 04 Sep 2016

What is God doing in this world? The surprising answer is: Church! Not a building Not a denomination Not a meeting But God’s people. In the book of Ephesians, Church is: Christ’s body for Him to rule (1:22-23) God’s victory over the devil (3:10) God’s eternal purpose (3:11) Why Christ died (3:11) For...

Summer book: A foot in two worlds

By Gerry Straker, 26 Jul 2016

  Our book of the term: A Foot in Both Worlds by John Chapman. The author writes: I have been a Christian for 60 years. That's a long time to give something a try, and it puts me in a position to recommend it...However...right from the beginning, I...

2 Peter: how to receive a rich welcome

By Gerry Straker, 26 Jul 2016

What does Peter, one of Jesus' best friends want to tell Christians, just before he dies? What is most important to him to tell the Church?What does he want Christians to do?  What does he want Christians to watch out for? Join us this summer to...

Building God's House

By Gerry Straker, 17 Jun 2016

Summer 2016 sees us hear God speak from the book of Exodus chapters 25-40. In the first fifteen chapters - the famous bit of Exodus - we saw God's great rescue of his people.  But the book doesn't end there. And in chapters 16-24 we saw...

Big Questions

By Gerry Straker, 16 Jun 2016

Tuesday 5th July 8pm at the Exchange (29 Regent Road). Come join us for a drink and listen to what the Bible has to say about the big questions of life, the universe and God. We'll be thinking about the top three questions from our Sunday...

The year in numbers

By Gerry Straker, 15 Jun 2016

We put together this video for our annual meeting, to thank God for His work among us. Of course it's not the whole story of church life... There's a whole load of acts of service, hard work, and hospitality, sharing of the gospel and encouraging one...

Sunday Funday

By Gerry Straker, 14 Jun 2016

Join us for our Sunday Funday! 2pm-4:30pm on Sunday 26th June here at West End Primary. We've lots of things to enjoy including: Hot dogs Ice cream Tea and cake Bouncy castles Sports Crafts Find out a bit about Church by the Bay A chance to ask us any question   Everything's free. Everyone's welcome. (Under 14s please make sure...

Sunday Funday

Beach BBQ

By Gerry Straker, 03 May 2016

Join us on Saturday 18th June for a barbecue on the beach!

All are welcome, so bring your friends and family for some good grub with a good view! Everything is free, we'd love you see you there.

Why not let us know you're coming?

Email: info@churchbythebay.org.uk

or Text 07597 386 370

Beach BBQ

Picnic in the Park

By Gerry Straker, 03 May 2016

On Sunday 15th May it's our Summer Picnic at Happy Mount Park.
Bring sunscreen and sunglasses to enjoy the sunshine (hopefully!). 12:30pm onwards.

And, don't worry, if it's raining - we've got a wet weather plan!

Contact us to let us know you're coming - Email: info@churchbythebay.org.uk or Text 07597 386 370

Picnic in the Park

Appointment with God

By Gerry Straker, 12 Apr 2016

Summer 2016 sees us hear God speak from the book of Exodus chapters 16-24. In the first fifteen chapters we saw God's great rescue of his people - but the book doesn't end there. The LORD creates a new people to be His Son, His...

Children at Church by the Bay

By Gerry Straker, 23 Mar 2016

This term our children have been following the sermon series in Exodus and the Psalms  - the week after the adults and the young people. Here's a taste of the brilliant things they've seen in Exodus and how the Exodus is a picture of the...

The Real Easter

By Gerry Straker, 11 Mar 2016

What really happened 2000 years ago?Why does it matter today? Join us on Easter Sunday March 27th for a very special service: From 10am Easter crafts for kids and refreshments for everyone Easter Sunday Church service for all ages A talk on why Jesus' resurrection is such good news for...

The Great Escape

By Gerry Straker, 05 Jan 2016

Spring 2016 sees us hear God speak from the book of Exodus - God's great rescue of his people. We'll be hearing the first 15 chapters - the story of the second greatest ever escape, as God brings His people out of slavery in Egypt....

Christians Against Poverty

By Gerry Straker, 04 Jan 2016

Church by the Bay are runnning a Christians Against Poverty money course, starting 7pm, Thursday 7th January, at Galloway's (91 Balmoral Road, LA3 1SS). This is a three week course that teaches people a simple system for budgeting and saving. This isn’t just for people in...

Membership

By Gerry Straker, 03 Jan 2016

The Bible teaches that local church is what God is doing in the world, and we're thrilled to have a growing family of people committed to gospel partnership here in Morecambe. If you've been coming to Church by the Bay for a while, or if...

Pub Quiz

By Gerry Straker, 03 Jan 2016

Invite friends and join us at 8pm on Friday January 29th at the Clarendon (corner of Marine Road West and Albert Road) for a Pub Quiz and a short talk from the Bible about the big questions of life. Come with a team or just form...

Football

By Gerry Straker, 01 Jan 2016

Church by the Bay men play footy on Tuesday evenings 8pm at the Globe (not Morecambe's actual stadium - yet - the pitches round the back). Plenty of parking. Cost between £2-3.50. All welcome. Standard variable. Friendly atmosphere. Bad tackles accidental. Pub afterwards. Contact us for...

Happy New Year!

By Gerry Straker, 31 Dec 2015

Happy New Year everyone! This Christmas we had a great time hearing the good news of the baby Jesus, God with us born to save us from our sins and born to rule as Wonderful Counsellor and Mighty God. Here's a thought-provoking video for you to enjoy...

Christianity Explored

By Gerry Straker, 18 Dec 2015

One Life. What's it all about? Christianity Explored is an opportunity to do just that: explore Christianity. Watch the trailer...

Over 6 weeks, it's a great opportunity to see how Jesus' life makes all the difference to your life.  Starts Thursday 4th February 2015.

More details here.

 

Women's Meeting

By Gerry Straker, 17 Dec 2015

At Church by the Bay we want to see "Women in Christ, speaking Christ to our hearts, our church and our neighbours." This is so important to the life of our church, as each woman who trusts Christ is able to build His Kingdom by...

Church Family Lunch

By Gerry Straker, 16 Dec 2015

  The early church met regularly to eat together, and we like to do the same. As well as different people sometimes meeting up during the week in various homes, every now and again as a whole church, we eat together. We do this straight after the church...

12 Dates of Christmas

By Gerry Straker, 03 Dec 2015

12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS The Church by the Bay 12 dates of Christmas are here. 12 (or so) events where we gear up for Christmas and our carol services. The events in bold are open invitations. Get in touch for more information. Friday 27th November: Lancaster Christmas Market Saturday 28th...

Men's Curry Night

By Gerry Straker, 26 Nov 2015

Men's Curry Night: Friday 18th December

At Babar Elephant 8pm. Let Gerry know if you can come.

A taste of Christmas

By Gerry Straker, 22 Nov 2015

A Taste of Christmas is one of our 12 dates of Christmas. Find out the best Christmas foods for your Christmas and help choose the refreshments at our carol services! Thursday 10th December 8pm at Andrew and Beth's house. Get in touch for more information.   Don't forget... On Sunday 20th...

Little Stars

By Gerry Straker, 22 Nov 2015

Wednesday 9th December CHildren's Craft morning with games. storytime and food. 10.00am - 11.30am at the Strakers' (Note the change of venue). Get in touch for more information.   This is one of our 12 Dates of Christmas.   Don't forget our carol our Christmas carol services: Sunday 20th December 10:00 at West End Primary 6:00 at...

Matthew 21-25

By Gerry Straker, 22 Nov 2015

In Matthew 16-20 Jesus set out for Jerusalem, and taught His disciples about what He would do there as King, and who would be in His Kingdom.Now in Matthew 21, the King arrives to his people in his city and his temple. What will their reaction...

Christmas Carols

By Gerry Straker, 20 Nov 2015





Stir Up Saturday

By Gerry Straker, 03 Nov 2015

  Ladies, come and make your own family-sized Christmas pudding to take home! The evening includes making a Christmas pudding, sampling the pudding, mulled wine, nibbles, coffee and mince pies. There will be a short talk about what Christmas is all about.   Date: Saturday 28th November Time: 8pm - 10pm Place: St Christopher's...

Matthew 16 - 20 Jerusalem

By Gerry Straker, 25 Sep 2015

In Matthew 11 - 16 we saw people were making all sorts of decisions about Jesus - but actually He was making decisions about them. Now,  Jesus sets out for Jerusalem, and on the way He teaches his disciples about his death. At the same time...

Church Family Lunch

By Gerry Straker, 10 Sep 2015

The early church met regularly to eat together, and we like to do the same. As well as different people sometimes meeting up during the week in various homes, every now and again as a whole church, we eat together. We do this straight after the church...

Membership Meetings

By Gerry Straker, 10 Sep 2015

We believe that local church is what God is doing in the world, and we're thrilled to have a growing family of people committed to gospel partnership here in Morecambe! If you've been coming to Church by the Bay for a while, or if you're...

Gift Day

By Gerry Straker, 10 Sep 2015

We don't often talk about giving at Church by the Bay, but our annual Gift Day on October 11th 2015 is an opportunity for church members to encourage one another in their commitment to gospel work in Morecambe as we give over and above our...

Men's Meeting

By Gerry Straker, 10 Sep 2015

"And the things you have heard me say...entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Jesus Christ." 2 Timothy 2:2-3 How are we going to reach the thousands of people around us here...

Building Church

By Gerry Straker, 03 Sep 2015

What is God doing in this world? The surprising answer is: Church! Not a building Not a denomination Not a meeting But God’s people. In the book of Ephesians, Church is: Christ’s body for Him to rule (1:22-23) God’s victory over the devil (3:10) God’s eternal purpose (3:11) Why Christ died (3:11) For...

Christians Against Poverty

By Gerry Straker, 28 Jul 2015

Church by the Bay are runnning a Christians Against Poverty money course, starting 7pm, Thursday 17th September, at Galloway's (91 Balmoral Road, LA3 1SS). This is a three week course that teaches people a simple system for budgeting and saving. This isn’t just for people in...

One Forever

By Gerry Straker, 24 Jul 2015

Our book of the term: One Forever by Rory Shiner. A gem of a book, it explores the vital teaching of the New Testament that believers are 'in Christ', what that means and why it is so brilliant to be united to our Saviour and...

2 Timothy

By Gerry Straker, 20 Jul 2015

What should a church leader be like? What should his priorities be? What should a Church be looking for in a leader? What kind of leaders should a Church be listening to? Join us this summer to hear God speak from 2 Timothy, preached by our...

A year in numbers

By Gerry Straker, 16 Jun 2015

This is the presentation we showed at our annual Church meeting. As you can imagine, there have been downs as well as ups, and the whole of church life can’t be reflected in a presentation, but I hope you find it encouraging: we did! Our average...

Sunday Funday

By Gerry Straker, 16 Jun 2015

Join us for our Sunday Funday! 2pm-4:30pm on Sunday 19th July    here at West End Primary. We've lots of things to enjoy including: Hot dogs Ice cream Tea and cake Bouncy castles Sports Crafts Find out a bit about Church by the Bay A chance to ask us any question   Everything's free. Everyone's welcome. (Under 14s...

God's Promised King

By Gerry Straker, 12 Jun 2015

God promises a king who will rule his people Israel, but his people don't want to be ruled and try to kill him. But God uses their wicked plans for the good of his people: the king they rejected saves them and the world. This is the...

Church Family Weekend 2015

By Gerry Straker, 22 May 2015

This will be our third Moorlands and Church by the Bay joint church family weekend together. It will be a great time to get to know each other better, to encourage each other and to think about what it means to serve God as local churches as we listen...

Teddy Bears' Picnic

By Gerry Straker, 06 May 2015

This Sunday - 10th May - is our Teddy Bears' Picnic at Happy Mount Park.Bring little ones, a picnic and their teddies. 4pm - 6pm. Meet by the Crazy Golf. And, don't worry, if it's raining - we've got an indoor venue for our picnic with...

Summer Bible preaching at Church by the Bay

By Gerry Straker, 19 Apr 2015

This Summer, we'll be looking at the story of Isaac in Genesis 25-35 - God's promised son. We'll be seeing how God passes his promises on and keeps his promises and his people safe, whatever is thrown at them. And we'll see how Genesis paves...

Behold your King!

By Gerry Straker, 05 Apr 2015

This Easter, we've been exploring John's account of what happened on those crucial days, two thousand years ago that changed the world. We've seen the night Jesus was betrayed, his trials, his cross and his resurrection - the biggest miracle of them all. John tells us: Jesus...

Women's Meetings

By Gerry Straker, 03 Apr 2015

At Church by the Bay we want to see "Women in Christ, speaking Christ to our hearts, our church and our neighbours." This is so important to the life of our church, as each woman who trusts Christ is able to build His Kingdom by...

Easter Sunday at Church by the Bay

By Gerry Straker, 02 Apr 2015

Sunday 5th April 10am - 12 noon Everyone is really welcome to our all age Easter Eggstravagansa! 10am Easter crafts and mini eggs 10:30 Easter Sunday all age Church service with a talk on why the empty tomb is wonderful news for everyone to hear. 11:30 Easter egg hunt, crafts...

Men's Meetings

By Gerry Straker, 01 Apr 2015

"And the things you have heard me say...entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Jesus Christ." 2 Timothy 2:2-3 How are we going to reach the thousands of people around us here...

Church Family Lunch

By Gerry Straker, 31 Mar 2015

The early church met regularly to eat together, and we like to do the same. As well as different people sometimes meeting up during the week in various homes, every now and again as a whole church, we eat together. We do this straight after the church...

Parenting Training

By Gerry Straker, 27 Feb 2015

For those with children, parenting is our most important job, and we find it really difficult! It is a God-given privilege and delight and yet the hardest thing of all. For this reason we're offering a training day for those who would like help in...

Bible talks in Malachi

By Gerry Straker, 08 Jan 2015

God's people then and now charge God with not loving them and with not doing His job properly. But in Malachi, God turns the tables, and charges His people with not loving Him and doing their job properly. And God warns them that His full judgement...

Music Practice

By Gerry Straker, 04 Jan 2015

At Church by the Bay we believe music is an important part of our Sunday meetings. Colossians 3:16 says, "Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the...

Training at Church by the Bay

By Gerry Straker, 04 Jan 2015

Training is one of our three 'distinctives' at Church by the Bay. We think it's really important to remember first, why we do what we do: to serve Jesus and help the mission of the Church. And, second, to do what we do as well as we...

Sunday talks in Matthew

By Gerry Straker, 24 Dec 2014

Our Winter continues series in Matthew's gospel. People are making decisions about Jesus, but at the same time Jesus is making decisions about them. Come and meet the King and hear how to be welcomed into His Kingdom. Sunday 28th December Matthew 15:21-39Sunday 4th January Matthew 16:1-20 The...

Church Family Lunch

By Gerry Straker, 22 Dec 2014

The early church met regularly to eat together, and we like to do the same. As well as people meeting up during the week in various homes, every now and again as a whole church we eat together. We do this straight after the church...

Christmas 2014

By Gerry Straker, 01 Dec 2014

This Christmas at Church by the Bay, join us for two carol services: ALL AGE CAROL SERVICE10am Sunday 21st DecemberWest End Primary School, LA3 1BWWith nativity craft and Christmas refreshements TRADITIONAL CAROL SERVICE6:00pm Sunday 21st DecemberMore Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road, LA3 1QTWith mince pies and mulled wine Everyone...

The World We All Want

By Gerry Straker, 02 Oct 2014

The World We All Want is a 5 week course that gives you the chance to see for yourself what the Bible is all about, with no singing, praying or pressure. There's plenty of discussion and lots of opportunities to ask any questions. Our next courses...

Gift Day

By Gerry Straker, 30 Sep 2014

We don't often talk about giving at Church by the Bay, but our annual Gift Day on November 9th is an opportunity for church members to encourage one another in their commitment to gospel work in Morecambe as we give over and above our regular...

Membership Meetings

By Gerry Straker, 29 Sep 2014

We believe that local church is what God is doing in the world, and we're thrilled to have a growing family of people committed to gospel partnership here in Morecambe! If you've been coming to Church by the Bay for a while, or if you're...

3rd Birthday

By Gerry Straker, 16 Sep 2014

Celebrate with us what God has done at Church by the Bay over the last three years!

Party Invitation

By Gerry Straker, 06 Aug 2014

Church by the Bay is three years old! And you are invited to the birthday party!

Date: Sunday 14th September
Time: 10 for 10:30am
Place: West End Primary

  • Church with a birthday theme.
  • Come and hear Jesus' invite to a party.
  • Join us afterwards for birthday cake.

Building Church

By Gerry Straker, 04 Aug 2014

Jesus says 'I will build my church and the gates of hell will not overcome it'. Jesus is building His Church; Church is what God is doing in this world; and so Church is what we're here for too. Christians are to live as God's people...

Ruth: A Royal Welcome

By Gerry Straker, 11 Jul 2014

Our summer series by our in-house preaching team is in the book of Ruth. We'll see the royal welcome Ruth gives to the Lord, the royal welcome Boaz gives to Ruth, and the royal welcome as David's grandfather is born. We'll see God's plan, God's...

Prayer

By Gerry Straker, 10 Jul 2014

Our talks in August this summer are all about prayer. There is loads of confusion, wrong thinking and guilt about this massively important topic.Over four weeks we're going to see what prayer is, how wonderful it is, and why it's so important for Christians. And,...

Teddy Bears' Picnic

By Gerry Straker, 08 Jul 2014

Last week some of our little ones enjoyed a Teddy Bears' Picnic in the park! Have a look at the video.

The Quest for Contentment

By Gerry Straker, 07 Jul 2014

Paul said "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:12-13) Jim Elliot, a missionary to the Auca...

What's your goal

By Gerry Straker, 05 Jun 2014

What's your goal? What's your life's purpose? What are you striving for? Will your goal count? What happens if your career doesn't go as planned? If your relationship breaks down? If ill health takes its toll?  And will your goal count in the final analysis - when...

Church Family Weekend

By , 29 Apr 2014

This will be our second Moorlands and Church by the Bay joint church family weekend together. It will be a great time to get to know each other better, to encourage each other and to think about what it means to serve God as local churches as we listen...

Book Group

By , 27 Apr 2014

This summer our church family will be reading True Friendship by Vaughan Roberts. In a culture of independence and self-sufficiency, we need to rediscover God's intentions for relationship--with our Creator and with one another. We'll meet to discuss this short book and apply it together on...

Philippians: Real Joy

By , 26 Apr 2014

At Church by the Bay, our summer series is in the book of Philippians. It’s a book about joy, humility, unity, contentment, the future, and of course the gospel. We’re praying God will use His word to grow us more like Jesus in humility, to...

Church Family Lunch

By , 19 Apr 2014

The early church met regularly to eat together, and we like to do the same. As well as people meeting up during the week in various homes, every now and again as a whole church we eat together. We do this straight after the church...

Romans: Faith Alone

By , 19 Apr 2014

After Easter, we welcome speakers from our sending church in Lancaster: Moorlands. Andy Blain and Nathan Weston are coming over to speak on the book of Romans - and how we can right with God: through faith alone. We look forward to welcoming them to the...

Psalm 105: Official Film Trailer Released

By , 17 Mar 2014

Announcing the release of the official film trailer, Psalm 105!

Psalm 105 shows God at work to call a people to obey Him and belong to Him.  Our Sunday school class made this film trailer to recount the story.  Enjoy!

Guidance & God's Will

By , 07 Mar 2014

What is God's will for the world?    What is God's will for my life?      What does God want me to do?    How do I find out what God's will is? Our new sermon series on Guidance & God's Will will look at...

Sacrifice

By , 06 Mar 2014

Our book we've chosen for Spring 2014 is called 'Sacrifice' by Simon Guillebaud - we think it's going to be really useful. A written sermon on Romans 12:1 challenging Christians to take up our crosses - to really take up our crosses - and follow Jesus Christ...

Psalms 104-105 The LORD's Work

By , 13 Feb 2014

What kind of God is the God of the Bible? What kind of control does he have over the earth? Over our lives? How does he use his power? Our next Bible talks are two weeks in the Psalms, and we'll see the comfort of God's...

Habakkuk: How Long O Lord?

By , 03 Jan 2014

This Spring we're looking at the book of Habakkuk and asking the question: How long O Lord? As we see the mess His Church is in, and how powerful the world seems to be, we ask the same question that Habakkuk the prophet asked hundreds...

Men's Meetings

By , 03 Jan 2014

"And the things you have heard me say...entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Jesus Christ." 2 Timothy 2:2-3 How are we going to reach the thousands of people around us here...

Evangelism Training

By , 01 Jan 2014

As Christians, God wants us to help more people hear the good news about Jesus Christ (sometimes called evangelism).More often than not, we find we need help to do what God has called us to do.  And so on Monday March 17th we've got a...

Church Family Lunch

By , 01 Jan 2014

The early church met regularly to eat together, and we like to do the same. As well as people meeting up during the week in various homes, every now and again as a whole church, we eat together. We do this straight after the church...

John 1-2 God on earth

By , 04 Dec 2013

This winter we're looking at John chapters 1-2 and we're going to meet God on earth, the light shining in the darkness, the Word become flesh, who brings us grace upon grace  - overflowing, undeserved love: Jesus Christ. December 15th   John 1:1-5December 15th John...

Christmas at Church by the Bay

By , 03 Dec 2013

Everyone is welcome to join us - whatever your background, whatever your beliefs - for our Christmas services. We'd love to see you. 15th December 6pm Traditional Christmas CarolsFollowed by mulled wine and mince pies 22nd December 10am All Age Christmas serviceChristmas crafts for children, followed by...

Matthew 8-10 Follow Me!

By , 12 Sep 2013

This Autumn, on Sunday mornings we'll be looking at Matthew 8-10. In a world that so often gets Jesus all wrong, and where people are confused over what it means to be a Christian, we'll see the answer to these questions: Who is Jesus?Why should we obey...

Baptism

By , 11 Sep 2013

We are looking forward to baptising on the beach on Sunday 6th October! Baptism in water, is given to us by God to bring people into the Church. It's 12:45, straight after our usual Church meeting, when it is high tide. We'll gather on the beach by...

Training at Church by the Bay

By , 11 Sep 2013

Training is one of our four 'distinctives' at Church by the Bay. We think it's really important to remember first, why we do what we do: to serve Jesus and help the mission of the Church. And, second, to do what we do as well as...

Jude: Fight for the Faith

By , 08 Sep 2013

In November on Sunday mornings we'll be hearing Jude urge his readers to fight for the faith that was 'once and for all delivered to the saints' because the good news of Jesus Christ was under attack from false teachers. It still is. This little book will...

Genesis 12-25 Bright Hope for Tomorrow

By , 27 Jul 2013

In Genesis 4-11  - the descent of man - we saw the continued rejection of God and His Word. Every inclination of people's hearts is only evil all the time (Genesis 6:5). And yet at the very same time we saw the commitment of God...

New Bible talk series

By , 04 Jul 2013

The brand new church in Thessalonica set up by Paul was suffering both persecution and false teaching. This was causing them deep concern. Was Christianity all it was cracked up to be? Was there any future in it? What were they supposed to do while...

Mark's Gospel Audio Recording

By , 30 Apr 2013

Church by the Bay have put together an audio recording of Mark’s gospel. Mark’s gospel answers two important questions: Chapters 1-8             Who is Jesus? Chapters 9-16           Why did Jesus come? But Mark is not just writing history: all the way through Mark is answering a third question: What does...

Handle with Care

By , 19 Apr 2013

The Bible is clear. The trouble is, we are not clear. And that means we need to handle the Bible with care. The Apostle Paul, one of the first Christians wrote to his co-worker Timothy: "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has...

Genesis 4-11 The Descent of Man

By , 19 Apr 2013

Over summer at Church by the Bay we're going to carry on hearing God speak to us from the book of Genesis. These ancient chapters help us to understand our world today and the mess we're in, and why we desperately need God's promises. 5th May  ...

Church by the Bay welcome video

By , 07 Apr 2013

What is Church by the Bay all about?

The good news from 1 Corinthians 15

By , 26 Mar 2013

In our recent 1 Corinthians series, we saw Paul's helpful summary of the good news about Jesus Christ in 1 Corinthians 15. We thought it would be useful to try and remember the 4 points he makes to help us explain the good news to people....

Moorlands Month

By , 15 Mar 2013

April is Moorlands month at Church by the Bay! Joe Standerwick, Danny Rurlander, Alex Yare and Chris Haley are coming over from our sending church Moorlands to preach God’s Word to us from Luke’s gospel. They’ll be teaching us how we can eat with Jesus. We...

Easter Eggstravaganza

By , 13 Mar 2013

1 Corinthians 15:35-49 Prayer

By , 10 Mar 2013

Here's the Puritan prayer from the book Valley of Vision, (slightly amended) that we used on Sunday 24th March in response to the sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:35-49.   Son of God and Son of Man, You were incarnate, did suffer, rise, and ascend for our sake; Your departure...

1 Corinthians Easter Sunday morning talk series

By , 18 Feb 2013

Why is Jesus' resurrection important? What happens after death for Christians? Where do we go?This Easter we will be looking at 1 Corinthians 15 and seeing why Jesus' resurrection from the dead is such good news and what that means for our future.We'll see that what...

1 Book, 1 Story, 1 Hero

By , 15 Jan 2013

The Bible is one book, with one story, and one hero. And that hero ain't you. From Creation to New Creation we've sketched out the history of the whole world and seen how from beginning to end it is about Jesus Christ. Part 1 can be listened to...

Genesis Sermon Series

By , 09 Jan 2013

In our Spring Sunday morning talk series, we're going back to the Spring of the world, the dawn of time when God created the heavens and the earth by His Word.We're going to see the foundations of life, what went wrong, and how Jesus Christ...

Sunday morning Bible talks in January

By , 22 Dec 2012

Christians are on the margins of our society today. Sometimes mocked. Largely ignored. We're outsiders. We're not at home here. On Sunday mornings  (January 6th and 13th) we're going to be looking at 1 Peter 2 to see our identity in Christ as Church, which...

Toddle Through Christmas 2012

By , 20 Dec 2012

See the fun we had at Toddle through Christmas 2012!

Morecambe Library Display

By , 13 Dec 2012

Q. How many Kings are there in the nativity? That's the theme of our library display that the children at Church by the Bay have helped to create.

If you can't pop in, in person, here are a couple of photos...

 

Church Family Lunch

By , 12 Dec 2012

The early church met regularly to eat together, and we like to do the same. As well as different people sometimes meeting up during the week in various homes, every now and again as a whole church, we eat together. We do this straight after the church...

Christmas at Church by the Bay

By , 29 Nov 2012

  Is there room for Christ in your Christmas?The angel said "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people." (Luke 2:10)Why not make room to look again at the first Christmas with Church by the...

Toddle Through Christmas

By , 28 Nov 2012

Join us at Church by the Bay for a fun filled Christmas celebration for 0-5s and their parents. Saturday 15th December 2012, 3.30pm-5pmGalloway’s Centre, 91 Balmoral Road, LA3 1SS There will be sparkly games, glittering crafts, a Christmas storytime, and yummy food as we take a toddle...

Stir Up Tuesday

By , 31 Oct 2012

Come and make your own family-sized Christmas Pudding to take home (and steam)! Date: Tuesday 27th NovemberTime: 8pmPlace: More Music,  13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe, LA3 1QT It costs £5 which includes all ingredients and a pudding bowl. You'll need to bring an apron, mixing bowl, sharp knife, peeler and wooden spoon with...

Church Family Weekend 2012

By , 22 Oct 2012

Church by the Bay met up with Moorlands Church, Lancaster, for a brilliant Church Family weekend. You can't catch up on the conversations, the personal encouragements, the singing, the fun. But you can catch up on Jim Ramsay's talks on Acts 13-14! We were excited...

Church Family Weekend

By , 10 Oct 2012

Our first church weekend is on 20th - 21st October 2012. It is a joint weekend with Moorlands, our sending church. On the Saturday, we join them on their side of the river. On Sunday we are back in Morecambe for our meeting and a special...

Beer and Sausage Tasting

By , 09 Oct 2012

The Church men are inviting their mates to a beer and sausage tasting evening, with a short talk on how Jesus brings the good times. Friday 26th October 8pm, at Jon Lindsay's. It promises to be a great evening and costs just £5. Contact Gerry...

Christianity Explored

By , 29 Sep 2012

One Life. What's it all about? Christianity Explored is an opportunity to do just that: explore Christianity. Watch the trailer...

Over 5 weeks, it's a great opportunity to see how Jesus' life makes all the difference to your life.  Starts Thursday 4th October 8pm.

 

Book for Autumn

By , 28 Sep 2012

Our Church Family is going through suffering at the moment. Suffering is always difficult to deal with. 'Why is there so much suffering' is always a question that people ask Christians.And so the book we've chosen for the Autumn is called 'Suffering Well' by Paul...

Time to Move

By , 17 Sep 2012

Church by the Bay have outgrown their home, and so we are moving! We are now meeting at West End Primary school, Chatsworth Road, LA3 1BW.You'll find a warm welcome, and everything explained. Join in as much as you feel comfortable.Come and see us in our...

Chris and Alison's Wedding

By , 16 Sep 2012

Saturday 22nd September, 10:30am at Christ Church, Broadway, LA4 5BJ.

Celebrate their public promises before God to be a picture of Christ and the church!

Autumn Bible talks

By , 01 Sep 2012

This Autumn we will be hearing the King's Speech as we listen to Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount. First we'll see the speech preparation in chapters 3 and 4 of Matthew's gospel, before spending time considering the sermon itself in chapters 5-7. The series begins...

Autumn Small Groups

By , 31 Aug 2012

Christians are on the margins of our society today. Sometimes mocked. Largely ignored. We're outsiders. We're not at home here. 1 Peter was written to Christians in a similar situation, and this Autumn, our small groups  - called Real Food (for an explanation see here) -...

Church Family Lunch

By , 30 Aug 2012

The early church met regularly to eat together, and we like to do the same. As well as different people sometimes meeting up during the week in various homes, every now and again as a whole church, we eat together. We do this straight after the church...

Summer at Church by the Bay

By , 12 Jul 2012

Summer provides a great opportunity to take life at a different pace, and prepare for another year of serving God. Here's four things that the elders are encouraging the church family to do... 1. Rest Take some time to rest, so that we are ready to work hard...

Toddle on the beach photos

By , 10 Jul 2012

We had a great time on the beach on Saturday. We are thanking God for good weather and a good turnout. The children heard and saw Jesus' story from Matthew 12:44 about the kingdom of heaven being the most precious thing of all - worth...

1 Thessalonians: The Genuine Article

By , 07 Jul 2012

  Our current sermon series is the book of 1 Thessalonians. The Christians in Thessalonica were a new struggling church, feeling alone and facing persecution. How do they know that they are a real Church? That they've got the real gospel of Jesus Christ? Paul the...

Jonah: God's Big Salvation

By , 06 Jul 2012

The book of Jonah is full of big things: a big storm, a big fish, a big vomit, a big city, big repentance, big anger, big heat, big wind, big plant, big worm...But the biggest thing of all, is God's Big Rescue. Join us over summer...

What on earth is the church?

By , 05 Jul 2012

Why do Christians bother getting out of bed on a Sunday? Why do we encourage each other to come? And what about if I feel like doing something else on a Sunday morning? At Church by the Bay we recently spent our Bible teaching time on...

Toddle on the beach

By , 05 Jul 2012

Toddle on the beach is our fun-packed sports themed summer event for 0-5s and their parents. It's on Saturday 7th July at 3pm-4.30pm. There will be games, songs, story time, medals and refreshments for children and parents, along with a taste of what Church by...

Church Family Lunch

By , 14 Jun 2012

On Sunday 24th June, we meet together as usual to hear God's Word  in our local church. But afterwards, we are invited to join our partner church Moorlands for a joint Church Family lunch. It's in Halton, at the Tomlinsons' home at 1pm. A great...

What every pastor would like his Church Family to read

By , 11 Jun 2012

Last Sunday at Church by the Bay we heard that we are to meet together regularly and we do that to hear God speaking in His Word. Ordinary preachers speak ordinary words - but the remarkable thing is when the content is the Bible and its application...

Church by the Bay in the sunshine (yes we did have a week of it here)

By , 07 Jun 2012

Prior to the cold damp Jubilee lunch, we had a sunnier occasion when we shared lunch on the beach.

Lovely Jubilee despite the weather!

By , 07 Jun 2012

On Sunday 3rd June, it was great to share lunch with the Church family on the Prom, and introduce passers-by to Church by the Bay. We gave out Church by the Bay balloons, Church by the Bay rock and invites to come and give us a...

Everyday Church

By , 06 Jun 2012

As a new Church, we are thinking about what it means to live as Church. During our Sunday meetings we are seeing what God says Church is and what God says Church is for. Church is: God's gathering of His people by His word into...

Bible Reading Plan 2013

By , 04 Jun 2012

This year at Church by the Bay, many of the church family have started a new Bible reading plan. The whole Bible is God's Word and we are committed to listening to every word.Many people find having a Bible reading plan helpful to   This plan, devised by...

Lovely Jubilee

By , 31 May 2012

On Sunday June 3rd, Church by the Bay join Morecambe's record breaking attempt for the longest street party in the world! We'll be on the Prom after the church meeting from 12 noon. Our tables will be between the Midland and the Eric Morecambe statue: where the...

what on earth is the church?

By , 10 May 2012

Why do Christians bother getting out of bed on a Sunday? Why do we encourage each other to come? And what about if I feel like doing something else on a Sunday morning? At Church by the Bay we're starting a new series thinking about what...

One life: what's it all about?

By , 23 Apr 2012

We're on this earth for such a short time. What's our purpose? What are we here for? Why do we die? At Christianity Explored, we find out about Jesus' life and death and see why only that finally makes sense of our own life and death. Find...

Toddle through Easter

By , 22 Apr 2012

We had a great time a couple of weeks ago at our Easter event for children, Toddle Through Easter. Here's what we got up to:

The Lone Prophet

By , 21 Apr 2012

Into a ruined kingdom, destroyed by idolatry, comes Elijah, a lone prophet calling people to turn back to the one true God.Tying in with our midweek series in 1 Kings, we're having three Sunday talks in 1 Kings 16-19 in April/May. Andy Bruno, James Glass and...

The Lone Prophet

Church Family Lunch

By , 20 Apr 2012

The early church met regularly to eat together, and we like to do the same. As well as different people sometimes meeting up during the week in various homes, every now and again as a whole church, we eat together. We do this straight after...

Moorlands month

By , 09 Apr 2012

As part of our ongoing partnership, Danny Rurlander, pastor of Moorlands will be speaking on Revelation 6:1-11 this coming Sunday. We're really looking forward to welcoming him and his family this side of the river. His talk can be found afterwards on our Resources page. For the next few...

Moorlands month

We all like sheep have gone astray, depicted in our library display

By , 08 Apr 2012

We are very grateful to Morecambe library for letting us put up an Easter display. It's themed on Isaiah 53:6 - lots of sheep who have gone astray.

 

 

 

 

The Real Easter

By , 02 Apr 2012

Join us on Easter Sunday as we see why Jesus' resurrection offers us a great and certain future in this world of disappointment...

 

 

 

For more information on our Toddler event click here.

Toddle through Easter

By , 22 Mar 2012

Toddle through Easter is our fun-packed taste of the Real Easter for 0-5s and their parents. It's on Sunday 1st April at 3pm, at Galloway's, 91 Balmoral Road. There will be games, craft, songs, story time and, of course, chocolate.     For more information, or to let...

How to read the Old Testament

By , 21 Mar 2012

Our Real Food group had a great time last week seeing how the Old Testament is first understood as fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Luke 24:44-45). We saw that we are very quick to read ourselves into the text as Solomon, whereas we should first see Solomon...

What happens at Church by the Bay?

By , 04 Mar 2012

Ever wondered what happens at Church by the Bay? Have a look at this little video to get a flavour of what goes on. And then why not come and give Church by the Bay a try?

 

 

Church Family Lunch

By , 28 Feb 2012

Our next Church Family lunch, is on Sunday 11th March from 12:00 onwards. A chance to enjoy some good food and to get to know each other better. We'll be having a question time on Mark's gospel so far. No need to bring anything...apart from your...

One Sunday last October...

By , 02 Feb 2012

See what happened one Sunday last October, and praise God with us!

Catch up on the Royal Story

By , 24 Jan 2012

Our two sessions preparing for 1 Kings, have now been summarised for those who missed it, or those who were there but would like a quick review. See how 1 Kings gets us ready for the One King! A 6 page summary is here. A 1 page...

The Royal Story II

By , 19 Jan 2012

Church by the Bay got ready for the midweek Real Food series in 1 Kings, last Wednesday, with the second instalment of the Royal Story - seeing how 1 Kings gets ready for the One King. If you missed it,  you can listen to the session here: The...

The Royal Story I

By , 12 Jan 2012

Last Wednesday saw our midweek Real Food groups get together to look at the royal story - how the Bible gets ready for the book of 1 Kings. Listen to the session here: The Royal Story I Click here for the handout. Don't miss the next session: The Royal...

Christianity Explored

By , 21 Dec 2011

  Got questions about the meaning of life? Ever wondered why we are here? Or maybe you're no longer satisfied with what you've been told by others and want to find out for yourself what Christianity is really all about? Our new Christianity Explored course is for...

Christmas Family Services

By , 12 Dec 2011

Come and join us this Christmas at Church by the Bay to hear the first Christmas story. 18th December: Matthew 1:18-25 Jesus, Immanuel 25th December: Matthew 2:1-12   The King of the Jews, the Christ To find out what happens on a Sunday morning click here.We meet at...

Christmas at Church by the Bay

By , 21 Nov 2011

Come and join us this Christmas at Church by the Bay to hear the first Christmas story we would love to see you... On Sunday 4th December we have our Toddle Through Christmas - fun for toddlers and their parents, as they see who is at the...

Christmas Card Making Evening

By , 19 Nov 2011

Tuesday 6th December 8-10pm

Come and join us as we make Christmas cards, listen to Christmas music, eat Christmas nibbles and listen to one woman explain why Christmas is so important to her.

All materials are provided. At Peta’s house.

For more information: info@churchbythebay.org.uk

Men's Pub Trip

By , 18 Nov 2011

Friday 9th December 8.30pm

Venue TBC

A chance for Church by the Bay men to get together and chat before Christmas and invite their friends.

For more details: info@churchbythebay.org.uk

Men's Pub Trip

Toddle Through Christmas

By , 13 Nov 2011

For more details: info@churchbythebay.org.uk

Week 10 at Church by the Bay

By , 12 Nov 2011

We are on week 10 at Church by the Bay. A good chance to remind ourselves of what a church should be doing... In Acts chapter 2, Peter, one of Jesus' best friends, preaches the first Christian sermon.  He has explained that Jesus is the Lord and...

Church by the Bay Youth Group

By , 07 Nov 2011

On Fridays we have our youth group. 5:30pm-7:00pm at Andrew and Bethany's.The Bible teaching series is called Don't Waste your life. There's snacks and time to chill too. For more details email us: info@churchbythebay.org.uk Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. C....

Prayer Tea

By , 02 Nov 2011

Prayer is really important at Church by the Bay. Prayer is simply talking to God our Father in heaven. On Sunday 6th November, the whole Church family - babies and children too - will be meeting 4pm-6pm to pray for the work of Church by the Bay...

Music Training

By , 01 Nov 2011

At Church by the Bay we love singing to thank God for what He's done for us, and to encourage each other.On Wednesday 2nd November we'll be having a training session to think about music in church, it's importance, and what it means to be...

Happy Reformation Day!

By , 31 Oct 2011

What is Reformation Day? Reformation Day is a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the rediscovery of the Bible's teaching and the good news of Jesus Christ that happened in the 16th century. Reformation Day is a holiday in Chile, Slovenia and some parts of Germany. It was on...

Something to celebrate?

By , 30 Oct 2011

At Church by the Bay, we’ve been seeing in Mark’s gospel just how grim evil is. In chapter 5, we've seen a man who had a 'legion' of evil spirits who were bent on his destruction. And we've the awfulness of the death of Jairus'...

Men's sausage and beer tasting

By , 27 Oct 2011

A chance for men to put the taste buds to the test and to hear a short talk on why Jesus is all about feasting. Friday 4th November 8pm at Jon Lindsay's. Come along and bring your mates. NB non-alcoholic options also available. Email info@churchbythebay.org.uk to let us...

SOUND

By , 26 Oct 2011

SOUND is on Saturday 5th November and is for young people aged 14-18 across the North West. The day provides young people with challenging teaching and opportunities to ask questions. Many young people from across the North West attend and the day provides the young people with an opportunity...

Young People's Fireworks Night

By , 26 Oct 2011

Our young people (11-18) are invited to join Moorlands' firework night on Wednesday 2nd November 6pm-8pm at Halton Green West. There will be fireworks, sparklers, a massive bonfire, yummy food, great games and a chance to invite your friends to hear about the real Jesus. Email info@churchbythebay.org.uk to...

This week at Church by the Bay

By , 17 Oct 2011

Join us for Colossians 1:24-2:7 at Real Food on Wednesday evening or Friday for Mums.

And it's our final World We All Want on Thursday 20th Oct - at the Strakers'.

Early Morning Prayer Meeting

By , 13 Oct 2011

We're starting a monthly early morning prayer meeting this coming Monday (17th October)

at 7am Monday at the Strakers'. Breakfast is provided. We'll finish at about 7:45am. If you need to leave early for work, that's fine.

We'll be praying particularly for people in our town.

World We All Want: Venue Change

By , 12 Oct 2011

The World We All Want on Thursday 13th October will now take place at the Strakers' house. For directions, please contact Gerry: info@churchbythebay.org.uk

World We All Want: Venue Change

Church Family Lunch

By , 04 Oct 2011

This Sunday, October 9th, after church is our first Church Family lunch, from 12:00 onwards. A chance to enjoy some good food and to get to know each other better. We'll be having a question time on Mark's gospel so far. No need to bring anything...apart...

Baptism Testimonies

By , 04 Oct 2011

It was a wonderful privilege to have our first Baptisms last Sunday - a picture of what Jesus Christ has done in washing away sins and bringing his people into his family. Jackie and Al shared with us how they had become Christians and were a...

Prayer Tea

By , 28 Sep 2011

On Sunday 2nd October, we’ll be meeting 4pm-6pm to pray for the work of our new church and to pray for gospel work more widely. This meeting is for the whole church family, babies and children too.

Baptisms

By , 28 Sep 2011

On Sunday 2nd October we will be baptising some new Christians in the sea at 3pm. More details coming soon.

Real Food

By , 28 Sep 2011

Real Food has started with a chance to get to know each other. Next week, we begin looking at the book of Colossians in the New Testament together, to see what God is teaching us today as a church in Morecambe. It’s not too late...