Home Up Leadership Team

BECONTREE AVENUE

BAPTIST CHURCH

 

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Church Anniversary

 

It was 89 years ago that a small group of Baptist Christians would join together in a room above a fish shop at what is known to many as Andrews corner. God gave those people a vision to plant  church in the area when the Becontree Estate was still being built. That vision became reality when they bought a plot of land... Becontree Avenue Baptist Church was born. Fast forward to 2018 and here we are celebrating our 89th Anniversary. We celebrated this years anniversary with a fellowship lunch attended by over 40 members and friends. We thank all of those who made the day so memorable for us all.

As we enter into our 90th year of worship, praise and witness, we continue to follow God leading and pray that he will continue using us to be a beacon sharing the Good News of salvation to the people of Dagenham.

 

 

Pancake evening

 

On Saturday 10th Feb we held our annual lent evening of homemade traditional pancakes with a mouth-watering selection of toppings refreshments and table top games & puzzles all enjoyed by fellowship and friends. A total of about 110 pancakes were flipped and eaten as the evening drew to a close. Our prayer is that the short message from Sue about the meaning of Easter which starts with Lent will have an impact on those present- all to mark the beginning of Lent.  

Cream Tea

On Saturday 11th June we held an afternoon cream for the fellowship and local community to celebrate the queens 90th birthday. A rain filled start threatened to mar the afternoon of food, music over the years (as well as some patriotic tunes)  quizzes and good conversation. However, God made the clouds disappear mid afternoon resulting in a gathering that was well attended and enjoyed by all. 

Summer BBQ

 

Rain definitely did not stop play at this years summer BBQ. The afternoon started brightly with both bright sunshine which gave way to a showery afternoon followed by a downpour of rain forcing us all inside. Not put off by the weather a good turnout saw several neighbours join us in the hall for food, indoor games good conversations and music- the weather bringing a different atmosphere and many conversations and opportunities to simply say hello. God really blessed the afternoon through the poor weather!

 

Harvest thanksgiving

 

Our harvest thanksgiving service was (as usual) an informal service which included harvest related craft activities as we thanked God for how He meets all of our needs. As in previous years, our Harvest gifts will be donated to Mill Grove, a Christian family and children's centre and home. The service was followed by a fellowship lunch.

 

Bonfire night

 

Last night bridge- building bonfire night (4th November)- was once again a well supported and successful evening with many families joining in the fun of making guys, enjoying sparklers, glow sticks and plenty of hot food (jacket potatoes, sausages an d baked beans followed by toffee apples). 

 

Our prayer as we opened our doors to our local community is that God will bless and use our bridge-building events and both touch the lives of those who do not yet know him and build up our fellowship though our social gatherings.

 

Carol Service

 

We praise God for this years Carol Service which was well attended by both the fellowship and some of our neighbours who we have not met before. We pray that the message, welcome and conversations will have enabled God to reveal the truth of Christmas.

 

 

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