God’s photo of you?

During one of our recent morning services we were each challenged to draw a picture of ourselves. These self-portraits were then put on display at the front of the church and what a strange looking bunch we turned out to be! How we see ourselves can have an enormous impact on our lives. At one end of the scale some will see themselves as being more important, more talented and more righteous than anyone else around them. Whilst others may see...

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Join us for the Great Get Together

“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us”. So said the late Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox in a speech to Parliament. Sadly Jo is no longer with us, but the national initiative, The Great Get Together, is designed to bring communities together this summer, on the weekend of 17 and 18 June. You are invited to join us for a Great Get Together on Sunday 18 June at Oakes Baptist Church, from 1 till 3 pm....

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Sharing the joy of baptism, sharing the baptism of Joy!

Witnessing a baptism at the end of January, we were reminded of the power of God to change lives – and the love of God as it moves within those lives. A powerful story One of our members, Joy, told her story and spoke powerfully about how God surprised her with how welcoming church can be. From picking up a Gideon Bible in her childhood to wondering if there might be something else, her story speaks of the God who strengthened her through...

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Christmas is coming – but what’s on?

Yes, it’s THAT time of year again! The Christmas ads are starting to appear, but before they have the chance to drown out the REAL meaning, why not take a few moments to put some dates in your calendar and join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Saviour of the world. There really is something for everyone!   Sunday 4th December: Christingle, 3:00 pm Join us for a Messy Church style service with Christmas crafts, make your own...

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Bright Light Fun Night – the alternative to Hallowe’en

Many parents have told us that they would rather not take part in trick or treating – but what do you do when there’s pressure to go and roam the streets? Answer: You come to Bright Light Fun Night! This popular event has been running for several years – and offers a chance to have fun as a family and community, while making sure that everyone is safe! There will be games, crafts – and plenty of smiles. Oh, and when you...

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