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 Welcome to our website!

Thank you for visiting our website. We do hope that you will find it both useful and interesting. This first page hopefully gives you an insight about our fellowship, what we believe, details about what we do... and when. It includes links to other pages on our site as well other useful websites. You are more than welcome to visit us for worship or join us for any of our bridge building weekday activities. Please read on...

 

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Introduction                                                   

About us                                                  

What we believe                                                   

Safeguarding

Weekday activities                                                   

Sermon recordings and pictures

Coming up (Christmas)

 

Introduction:

We are a fairly small and friendly fellowship on the border of East London and Essex and we are passionate about sharing the gospel with our community. If you are looking for  a friendly, welcoming place to worship God or simply want to find out more about Christianity, who God is and what He thinks about you then you've come to the right place. None of us are perfect... but we know a perfect God who is interested in you personally!

About us:

OUR PAST~ Our Church came into being in 1929 when the Becontree Estate (once the largest council housing estate in the world) was built- in part for the families of soldiers who had served in World War 1. In the 1960's the "Dagenham Scheme" was a new innovation which saw Dagenhams four independent Baptist Churches join together under the lead by Rev J.J. Brown. Today the four Baptist Churches once again independently serving God in Dagenham whilst continuing to support and encourage each other. In 1964, a new church building was erected in Becontree Avenue when the original church building became our Church Hall- now used both for church bridge building activities for the community and in a very limited way by community (local councillor surgeries etc).

OUR PRESENT~ As already said, we are a small, caring and friendly fellowship. Sunday morning services has fellowship age range of about 3 to 85 years). Worship is fairly traditional in style with a mixture both old and modern songs taken from “Songs & Hymns of Fellowship”. Songs and readings are projected onto a screen with hymn books and the NIV Bibles also available if required. With family life at the heart of our outreach, we hold family services twice a month with Chidrens' Church providing seperate time and space for our young ones. The morning sermon is usually recorded and available to download (see below).

We also meet Sunday evenings for informal worship as well as Wednesday evenings for fellowship, Prayer and Bible study.

Our various social activities throughout the week are (God willing) intended to build links between our fellowship and our local community. 

We are members of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Eastern Baptist Association  and we periodically join with friends from the many other local Churches in Dagenham both to support each other through both through prayer and encouragement.

OUR FUTURE~ is unknown to us but not to God, His mission for us being revealed in His way and in His time. Our focus has and will be to seek to follow God's leading and serve the people of Dagenham by bringing the Good News of salvation to our community.

OUR BUILDINGS~ The main Church building has a loop system for those with hearing difficulties.

We naturally welcome anyone to worship God with us. Our buildings are fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs.

Our hall is NOT available for hire to the general public (for parties etc.)

What we believe:

About God:

We believe that God is "three in one"...

God the father who made us, loves us, has good plans for us and longs for us to know Him as our loving heavenly Father, full of tenderness, love and forgiveness

God the Son is Jesus Christ, God's eternal Son who perfectly shows us God's nature and character. Jesus said: - "Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father". (John 14.v9). It is only through our Lord Jesus Christ that we can know God personally. "I am the way, the truth and the life" Jesus once said. "No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14.v.6).

God the Holy Spirit is given to his followers by God the Father and Son to reveal the truths of God, Jesus and the Bible.  He comes to teach, inspire and strengthen us in our Christian lives.

About the Bible: We believe the Bible is God's inspired word and the key to understanding God's perfect plan for us... His special creation "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path" (Psalm 119.105). We place a strong emphasis on discovering the practical relevance of the word of God in our spiritual, personal, family and social lifes.

About Baptism: The Bible explains that believer baptism by full immersion is the public demonstration of an individuals personal response to an individuals acknowledgement of being imperfect (a sinner) and having repented of those sins, and accepted by faith that Jesus took upon himself the punishment for those sins committed and accept Jesus as their personal Saviour "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins" (Acts 2.v.38).

Our Mission Statement: “We exist for God, taking the good news of Jesus to those in our community, sustained by worship, Bible teaching and the loving support of each other”.

Safeguarding- Keeping Everyone Safe!

We believe that everyone (young, old or vulnerable) who is connected to the life of this Church has the right to both feel and be safe. We have therefore adopted the Baptist Unions "Safe to Grow" principles and policies to help us ensure the safety and well-being of Children and young people for whom we feel a responsibility. We have adopted similar principles and policies for any vulnerable adults for whom we feel a responsibility through our activities.

Coming up...!

 

Christmas is coming...

As we enter the period of Advent, Churches everywhere are preparing for Christmas. We too are making Christmas preparations...decorating the Church, stocking up with mince pies and planning Christmas festivities to name but a few.

Most of all, we are preparing our hearts and minds ready to be reminded of the true Christmas message- Jesus birth is Gods’ gift to his creation. Jesus life, death and resurrection being the only way back to receiving Gods’ love and the promise of eternity in His presence.

We pray that the gospel message will be heard and accepted by many this Christmas time and that God’s presence will be felt everywhere- places of war or conflict, homes where there is sadness and places where God is not acknowledged.

Please click here for details of our meetings and services which are also being planned and organised for during Advent.

Please also click on the links below for information about our regular services and bridge-building activities.

Worship Sunday services and mid week Bible study

Activities for children and young people: Sundays & Kids Klub.

Activities for our older people: "Young at Heart

Activities for people of All ages: Art & Craft group & Coffee Morning

To hear some past Sunday Morning Messages: click here

     Click here to view some photos

            Click here to download a copy of the fellowship picture with names.

Contact us

Webmaster: webmaster@becavebaptistchurch.org.uk

 

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