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The Quest for Contentment

Paul said "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:12-13) Jim Elliot, a missionary to the Auca Indians, gives us a brilliant example of contentment in Christ. Here's what he wrote in his journal just before meeting with th...

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What's your goal

What's your goal? What's your life's purpose? What are you striving for? Will your goal count? What happens if your career doesn't go as planned? If your relationship breaks down? If ill health takes its toll?  And will your goal count in the final analysis - when death comes? ...

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Church Family Weekend

This will be our second Moorlands and Church by the Bay joint church family weekend together. It will be a great time to get to know each other better, to encourage each other and to think about what it means to serve God as local churches as we listen to God’s word. The facilities at Ripley School will b...

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Book Group

This summer our church family will be reading True Friendship by Vaughan Roberts. In a culture of independence and self-sufficiency, we need to rediscover God's intentions for relationship--with our Creator and with one another. We'll meet to discuss this short book and apply it t...

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Philippians: Real Joy

At Church by the Bay, our summer series is in the book of Philippians. It’s a book about joy, humility, unity, contentment, the future, and of course the gospel. We’re praying God will use His word to grow us more like Jesus in humility, to grow us together in unity, and to grow in us real joy in the gospel!...

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Church Family Lunch

The early church met regularly to eat together, and we like to do the same. As well as people meeting up during the week in various homes, every now and again as a whole church we eat together. We do this straight after the church meeting on a Sunday morning. If you are visiting us, there's no need to bring anything, please do just come along! Our Church Family...

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Romans: Faith Alone

After Easter, we welcome speakers from our sending church in Lancaster: Moorlands. Andy Blain and Nathan Weston are coming over to speak on the book of Romans - and how we can right with God: through faith alone. We look forward to welcoming them to the right side ...

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Psalm 105: Official Film Trailer Released

Announcing the release of the official film trailer, Psalm 105! Psalm 105 shows God at work to call a people to obey Him and belong to Him.  Our Sunday school class made this film trailer to recount the story.  Enjoy! ...

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Guidance & God's Will

What is God's will for the world?    What is God's will for my life?      What does God want me to do?    How do I find out what God's will is? Our new sermon series on Guidance & God's Will will look at what God tells us in His Word about His Will for our lives... 16th ...

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Sacrifice

Our book we've chosen for Spring 2014 is called 'Sacrifice' by Simon Guillebaud - we think it's going to be really useful. A written sermon on Romans 12:1 challenging Christians to take up our crosses - to really take up our crosses - and follow Jesus Christ to die, as we are motivated by the mercies o...

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