Deepings Police Forum – 25th Sept 2018

The Open Door centre regularly hosts the Deepings Neighbourhood Policing Forum. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 25th Sept at 7.00pm. Everyone with an interest in policing in the Deepings is welcome to attend.

The meeting will be attended by Mark Jones, Community Resilience Lead at South Kesteven District Council, who will give a short presentation about the Council’s approach to Anti-Social Behaviour and crime including the role of the CCTV cameras which are deployed in the Deepings (as well as the other towns of Bourne, Grantham and Stamford).

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Open Door Church is not directly involved in the organisation of the forum but we are pleased to help facilitate activities which people in the wider Deepings community.

Baptisms in the Welland!

On Sunday 19th August, two of our young people were baptised in the River Welland, Deeping St James.

The event was preceded by a short service at the Open Door Centre where Revd William Booker preached about baptism using a passage from Ezekiel 47. This was followed by testimonies from the two sisters who had decided together to be baptised.

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After the service the congregation walked down to the riverside where we were joined by friends from Deepings Methodist Church. There we sang ‘Amazing Grace’ as the young disciples entered the river to be baptised in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit by William Booker and David Edden.

This uplifting event was followed by a friendly shared lunch back at the church building.

Sign of the Times

Please feel free to join our friendly congregation on Sunday, 15th July, we are having an All-age service of worship at 10.30am at Open Door Church.

The theme will be the Lord’s Prayer and the bible passage will be Luke 11 v1-13.

We hope to teach our congregation and any visitors how to say the Lord’s Prayer in Sign Language. This is a great way to explore the prayer because signing helps us to think more deeply about what we are asking from God.

Here’s a YouTube video so you can start practising:

 

QUIZ NIGHT in aid of the Leprosy Mission

On Saturday, 23rd June, Open Door Church is hosting another quiz night. This time it is in aid of the Leprosy Mission which is an charity working internationally from its base in Peterborough.

Everyone is welcome to join us in teams of up to six people. The cost is £2 per person but bring a few quid extra to join in the bonus rounds and to buy refreshments in the breaks.

You will have fun!

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