Grays Baptist welcome Godfrey Birtill again.
It seems we can’t get enough of Godfrey – or more particularly his unique style and ability.
We all know that Godfrey quickly makes himself at home in whatever company he is invited into. Therefore he is at home with all streams of church.
At Grays Baptist we have grown to appreciate the way Godfrey Birtill leads us in prayer and worship without dividing the two. Our prayer leads us into worship and our worship inspires us in our prayers.
We have invited Godfrey for a 7pm start on Saturday 29 January 2011 for an evening of prayer and worship.
Firstly, the reason for this event is that it will crown the church’s 125th year with both a celebration and a commitment to what is incredibly important to the life of any church – that of prayer and worship.
On 29 January 1885, Grays Baptist began life as a church, so on 29 January 2011 we will mark the birthday by following the tradition of prayer and worship. Yes, in the 21st Century the style of prayer and worship is much different, but the Lord whom we worship has not changed. We shall be celebrating all that has happened these last 125 years and looking forward with anticipation to all that the Lord has planned for the future.
Secondly, it has been a theme of GBC’s 125th year that we have used the opportunity to raise vital funds for both St Luke’s Hospice and Little Havens Children’s Hospice. In fact over £3,000 has been raised at the time of writing at the end of November 2010. We would like to ask people to come prepared to worship (that’s obvious!) – but also to give to your local hospices. Please be generous (we want to bless Godfrey for coming too which is also important).
We invite all those who want to join with us to come on this evening.
One thing we do know is that Christians today are learning more about what it means to be in unity with one another. Although many of our churches reflect different traditions and styles, Godfrey brings with him a different style again (it is difficult to put him in a box/category).
Godfrey first came to Grays Baptist Church in January 2009 during the 24-7 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and then to the churches of Thurrock on the Thurrock Day of Prayer in October 2009. See links to article on right.
See www.godfreyb.com for info about Godfrey’s tours or to buy his albums.
GRAYS BAPTIST CHURCH, ORSETT ROAD, GRAYS, THURROCK RM17 5HH
SATURDAY 29 JANUARY 2011 @ 7.00PM
AN OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN ON THIS EVENING FOR ST LUKE’S AND LITTLE HAVENS AND GODFREY’S MINISTRY
This event is supported by Transformation Thurrock – come in the bond of peace and maintain the unity of the Spirit.