What's On

This page has a timetable of our regular weekly meetings. 

Below that is a space for news of other recent or forthcoming activities. 

For a complete listing of events in the church building or involving the congregation, click on Calendar

For recent audio recordings please click on our Latest Talks. During the 2020 lockdown we were sharing daily messages about God’s word on YouTube – for those, see the "Video messages" page. 

Please also see the separate page on loving our neighbours during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Weekly timetable

Our regular activities are as follows. For full details, see our Meetings page.

 

Sunday meetings: 

Our morning services are open to all, in the main church building at 10.30 am.  Come to the entrance in Brock Place.  We sing our praise and thanksgiving to God, hear a message from the Bible, and pray together. 

Once a month (currently. this is usually on the last Sunday in the month), we also celebrate the Lord's Supper. 

Also about once a month, we have a joint meeting with Tower Hamlets Community Church.  The next one will be a Nativity carol service on 19 December, 10.30 am at the Lighthouse. 

 

Bethel Baptist Church (Portuguese language) meet at 3.00 pm, also in the main church building (entrance in Brock Place). 

 

Saturday prayer meeting:

Saturday morning at 9.00 am in the church hall (entrance in Maddams St). 

 

Wednesday bible study / discussion:

Please contact us for current information on midweek meetings.  

 

Other news:  

 

Days at Church

On Saturday 5 January 2019 many of us came together for a “Day at Church”.  Some had a session on “Standing up for yourself with respect”. Meanwhile, others learned new cooking skills, preparing a good lunch for us all.  After lunch, most of us stayed on for “Handling money well”. 

Everybody enjoyed the day and asked for more like it. 

On 27 July we had another day together, again with sessions on relationships and money, as well as a brief intro to home maintenance. 

The idea of these days is that we can look at topics which don’t fit into a Sunday but which are worth thinking about.

Let us know what other practical matters you would like to explore.

We had planned our next Day at Church for a Saturday in early 2020, with sessions on relationships, risk & insurance, and personal evangelism.  However, this had to be postponed.

We held Team Building days on 4 September and 16 October 2021, to give old and new members of the congregation a good opportunity to get to know each other, and to explore the gifts that God has given each of us to build up one other. 

 

Developing Ministry

James writes that "Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers", but Paul writes to Timothy, "If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task." 

The "Developing Ministry Group" is a coaching session for people who may be gifted for teaching or other ministry in the church.  For more information, please speak to one of the pastors. 

 

Community events

In addition to the church's own activities, our building also hosts various local community events.  

On one Saturday afternoon each month there is usually a club called Games4All, where neighbours get to know each other playing table-top games. Children are very much included, but parents must stay as well if the children are young.  Games4All dates are normally shown in the Calendar page, but meetings are currently suspended due to coronavirus precautions.  For more info, email LinkingU_enquiries@yahoo.co.uk

In June or July each year, we usually help to host the Brock Place Community Party.  The 2021 party was on 26 July. 

In February 2019, with the Bromley-by-Bow Centre, Communities Driving Change (CDC), and local landlords we hosted an event for the community around Devons Road & Watts Grove. This included a Discovery Walk in the morning and a fun day in the afternoon, with crafts and activities for children, and information about nearby places to find support.  

Following that, a local walking club started meeting outside the church hall entrance every Thursday morning at 10.00. 

CDC were back with more community events at the Lighthouse in December.  

We hosted the GrowTH Night Shelter for one night per week in March 2020. This ended up being a short season, because the GLA stepped in to provide hotel accommodation so that homeless people could isolate themselves safely during the coronavirus outbreak. 

 

Community Walk, 23 Feb 2019

Community event in 2019 – end of the Devons Road Discovery Walk

One of GrowTH's guests celebrates getting his own place

One of the guests at the GrowTH Night Shelter celebrated getting a place of his own by coming back to thank the team for their help