Tewkesbury Baptist Church

Loving God, Loving People

Community Build December 2021 update

For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’ Jeremiah 29 v 11

We continue to give thanks to God for the manner in which he is continuing to move the project forward. It is wonderful that through Challenge 40 we now have at least 40 people praying regularly for the project. We also have some new monthly pledges, several ideas for fund raising and many actioned resulting in £10,000 being raised over the last three months. Even more significant is that we have established links with our local community giving greater opportunity to spread the good news of Jesus. Some may be disappointed that the target of £40,000 has not been reached, but we have no need to be down hearted as God is in control and as we follow his lead, we move in expectancy of what God is going to do in 2022.

In the mean while the fund raising continues, and our thanks to all those who are contributing in any way. Check out the following in particular:

  • Does your bike need maintenance? See Pete Ireland

  • Do you need handmade quilling cards, homemade chutney, or homemade cakes? See Leona Bovett

  • Do you need a decorated bottle as a gift? See Ali Roche

  • Do you need insurance - (Personal lines or Commercial)? See Neil Hastings. (https://hasti.co.uk/; e-mail neil@hasti.co.uk or call 07931931128.’ Not only will he help but for any members or affiliates of Tewkesbury Baptist Church  he will give 20% of his earnings to the Community Build Fund when they take out a policy for the 1st year.

Please email office@tewkbaptist.org.uk if you have a service you can offer in return for a contribution to our Community Build Fund.

Design Progress. The structural engineer has virtually completed his work, as have the M&E and energy consultants which will enable our architect to progress a Building Regulation application early in the New Year. We can then get tenders prepared to give us a genuine cost of the project.

Future Planned Fundraising Events:

  • Saturday January 22nd : The Railways of Tewkesbury. 2pm – Displays; 5:30pm Talk by Ian Boskett.

  • Saturday April 2nd Easter Parade (Stalls and Entertainment – 11am to 2pm).

  • Saturday 9th July: Acting Up Showcase.

For your consideration:
  • If you believe God is leading you to give financially, please use Bacs (Bank details are: Account No 60493360 (Sort code 30-98-97) or place cash or a cheque made out to ‘Tewkesbury Baptist Church’ through the church letterbox marked ‘Community Build’.

  • We have sufficient monthly income to cover the cost of a loan so If know of anybody who may wish to consider this, please let David Hobbs know.

  • Give as you live. This is your opportunity to raise free money when you shop at over 4300 online stores. Amazon, Trainline, Ebay, Groupon plus insurance companies, holiday companies and energy suppliers are all on there. If you have not registered, please do so at www.giveasyoulive.com/join/the-tewkesbury-baptist-church and start shopping!

  • Anytime you purchase anything from Amazon go through Amazon Smile and choose Tewkesbury Baptist Church as your chosen charity. Small amounts but it all adds up!

  • Recycling Scheme we can now recycle used stamps, jewellery, watches, gadgets, unwanted currency. You can utilise the collection point that will be set up in the foyer. Please spread the word, as it helps to raise funds for our Community Build project.

Most importantly, remember to continue to pray for and about this project. We need to be in step with God as we seek to create a facility that will be bring glory to him. It is not about what we can do, it is what God can do through us when we make ourselves available to him!