Welcome to our weekly diary. Here you will find information for what's happening this week and in the near future.

Ukraine Response: A number of our church family are providing homes for our Ukrainian guests. They in turn are part of a wider local group called Alnwick Homes for Ukraine Community.
Warm and Welcome: Following on from the successful Warm and Welcome (warm hub) over the winter 22/23, and the summer version called Warm Welcome, I can confirm that Warm and Welcome  recommenced on Wednesday 18th October 2023 and will run until 28th March 2024 from 11am-1:30pm weekly. If you are interested in being part of the Team or could help by providing cakes please contact David and Judy Riddington by email on: .  
Events coming up...........
Saturday 9th December: We welcome back singer/musician/ songwriter Rob Halligan to Alnwick Cricket Club for an evening concert starting at 7:30pm
Tuesday 19th December: Annual Carol Service at the Northumberland Hall starting at 7pm

Regular information.........

Latest Blog from Chris: 'Be Real' www.alnwickbaptist.org.uk/blog 

Midweek groups: Midweek Groups recommenced the week beginning 11th September. The schedule will then be w/c: 24th September, 1st October, 8th October, 22nd October, 29th October, 5th November, 12th November, 26th November, 3rd December, 10th December.

Prayer Meeting: Saturdays at 9am. The Prayer meetings are on Saturday's at Lisburn Street for an hour. If you're able to come along, you'd be most welcome.
Prayer line: Please remember that we do have a prayer line for urgent prayer requests which is looked after by Andrew and Lesley Kohler. It's important to recognise that there are folk in our church family who will bring specific requests to the prayer line but may not want that shared more publicly. We want to honour and respect these wishes. 

Pastoral Team: The Pastoral Team is there for everyone in the life of the church and it may well be that you or someone you know needs practical support. If that's the case, please get in touch with our Triage co-ordinator Pauline Davidson. We do have capacity as a team and we want to make sure that we are meeting the needs of those who need it most.

Thursdays@7 - At Starbucks on a Thursday evening from 7-8pm. A place to meet with people, build relationships, walk together and grab a coffee. Thursdays@7 is a safe place to bring friends to. If you'd like to know more about this, contact Caroline. 

Mondays@7: This is a monthly guys group. We will meet again on Monday 4th December More details from Chris Friend

RT's Cafe: Robert's cafe has now stopped for the season. He's grateful for all those who've called in this year. He plans to start again in the spring of 2024. 

This week and in the next few weeks.......

December sees 'stand alone' Advent talks in the lead up to Christmas. We welcome Johnny Pozzo - the NBA co-lead and part of our ABC family with his wife Kate - on 2nd December. Rob Halligan is staying on after his concert at Alnwick Cricket Club on Saturday 9th to speak at our Sunday 10th service. Our Children and Families Worker Sarah Hamer leads what will be a brilliant Unrehearsed Nativity on Sunday 17th December.

SATURDAY 9th Dec:           2-4pm Family Fun afternoon organised by Sarah.

                                              7:30pm Rob Halligan concert at Alnwick Cricket Club - cost £8 or £6 concessions

Sunday 10th December:    10:30am The second Sunday in Advent with Rob Halligan preaching.

Sunday 17th December:    10:30am ALL AGE SERVICE with the Unrehearsed Nativity Play.

TUESDAY 19th December: 7pm Our annual Carol Service in the Northumberland Hall

Sunday 24th December:     7pm Christmas Eve Communion Service

MONDAY 25th December:  10:30am Christmas Day Family Service

Sunday 31st December:     10:30am End of year all age service

Future Dates:

Church and Trustees meetings: Church meetings have been scheduled for  Wednesday 28 February 2024, Wednesday 10 July 2024, and Wednesday 6 November 2024. Trustees meeting are scheduled for Saturday 11 November 2023, Monday 29 January 2024, Saturday 20th April 2024, Monday 10 June 2024, Saturday 21 September 2024, and Monday 21 October 2024.

Christians Together in Alnwick (CTiA) meetings are open to all - they begin at 7pm at St James Pottergate. The next meetings are 23 November 2023 and 8 February 2024 (AGM with speaker).