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Coronavirus Update – 22nd October 2020

We are now meeting for a service again in the Church Building on Sunday mornings at 10.30am.

Service at Southbourne – Sunday 25th October at 10.30am

We continue our Autumn series under the general title of ‘Reforming Church’ based around eight terms used in the New Testament to describe church – people, family, community, unity, body, disciples and witnesses.   Remembering the unchangeable nature of the church as well as the way in which the church can be the people of God in the changed and changing context of life in 2020.

This week Russ White will be speaking on ‘Reforming Church – Temple’ from Ephesians 2:19-22 & 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

Please do book ahead if you are coming to help us make the best use of the seats available as due to social distancing we have less capacity than previously.  We have already received a good number of bookings for this Sunday.  The service will be in accordance with the Governments Guidelines for re-opening places of worship.  Please remember that Government regulations requires strict social distancing to be maintained between members of different households at all times, this includes outside the building.

For those who are not able to come Citygate are continuing to hold services on line and you will find the details below.

Bible Study – Tuesday 27th October
We hope you can join us over zoom on Tuesday evening at 8.00pm.  Next Tuesday 27th October, we will be considering Psalm 124 – ‘God and me – God is able’. We send out the link details on Mondays, let us know it you want to join the group.

Citygate Church service on the web 10.15am for 10.30 am on Sunday 25th October
Link to Citygate YouTube channel (the channel name is ‘Citygate Church Bournemouth’) on the day for a live streaming from Citygate or to see the recording later: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6OP7oMIwmP4NOOkmRAKGiw and select the latest video for 25th October.

Keeping in touch & Prayer
Please do phone us for a chat or to ask us to pray for you and those you are concerned about.

We have also enlisted some folk from the church who will be happy to pray for you if you give us permission to pass your prayer request on even then it will not be passed out beyond this group unless you ask for it to be shared more widely. Please also let us know how the matters you have asked us to pray for progress so we can keep our prayers relevant and up to date.

Together We Can
is an initiative led by BCP Council, working in close partnership with many other public, private and voluntary sector organisations to help and support the vulnerable people in our Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole communities to get through the coronavirus crisis. Call 0300 123 7052 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday to receive information, advice and home deliveries of food and vital supplies. If you need help with a pharmacy prescription, contact your local pharmacy or GP.

Do please browse our website to find out more information about the church or contact us.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our services and activities. We offer relevant and practical teaching from the Bible and meaningful worship with warm and genuine fellowship. You can find our mission and aims here, and information on our leadership team here.

The Church was established in 1960 to share the good news about Jesus Christ in this part of Southbourne.  We welcome and include folk from the local area and the wider area of Bournemouth and Christchurch.

Southbourne Evangelical Church is an independent evangelical church affiliated to the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FIEC)  affiliated logo (with tagline)

Life in the 21st Century

Few would deny that the world, including our nation, is facing many difficulties, not only is there the economic situation but also broken relationships, family breakdown, stress and moral and spiritual problems.

We believe that the Bible and the Christian message are relevant to these and a host of other issues affecting people’s lives and we try to look at these in our services each week.

Why not come along and find out for yourself?  You can find information on our activities on the Services and Activities.