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ALPHA 2019

The ALPHA COURSE begins next Tuesday 29th January at ABC, Hale Road building at 8.00pm. Are you, or someone you know wanting to learn more about the Christian faith? Then this is the course. Over 10 Tuesday evenings with opportunity to ask lots of questions and hear a clear explanation of the essential beliefs of Christianity.
Pick up a flyer this Sunday or contact Kate at the church office on info@altrinchambaptist.org, tel no. 0161 941 3052 or come along to the church building, Byrom Street entrance next Tuesday evening. It’s a great adventure!

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Missions Fair this Sunday!

Please join us for our Missions Fair this Sunday the 18th November during the 10am service. Come and explore how you can join a group and get behind a mission!


The Debt Saviours

Don’t miss ‘The Debt Saviours’ on BBC 2 at 9pm tonight!
Across Britain more than four million people have debts considered unsustainable. Responsibility for advising and helping these vulnerable people is increasingly falling to charities. One of the biggest is Christians Against Poverty (CAP), led by its charismatic founder, Dr John Kirkby CBE, pictured below.

In this access all areas documentary, director Phillip Wood (Chasing Dad, Rehab), follows Dr Kirkby and some of the charity’s debt coaches. CAP has more than 6,000 staff and volunteers around the country providing help to people who often face losing their homes. The film shows how the home visits often include an offer to pray with clients and asks whether the real motivation is debt relief or bringing people to Jesus, or both.

Dr John Kirkby


That God is present . . .

. . .  at death as God is present in all life, makes it possible for us to journey through sorrow and pain. This is evident in the story of a young widower whose son could not sleep once they had returned from the funeral service. They slept in the same bed but the boy was still restless:

‘Finally, the boy reached out in the darkness and placed his hand on his father’s face asking, “Daddy, is your face toward me?” Assured by his father’s words, and by his own touch, that his father’s face was indeed toward him, the boy said, “If your face is toward me, I think I can go to sleep.” And in a little while he was quiet.’

As we grieve today, we are comforted by the knowledge that God’s face is turned towards us, is turned towards the whole church family.

 


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