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Baptism Blessings in Hull

Priory Baptism

IT'S great to hear how God is at work around our region! And this week we have a good news story from one of our small churches Priory Baptist Church in Hull. 
   Doreen Gothard, a regionally-recognised pastor, writes: "Last Sunday evening we had our first believer’s baptism in over 10 years. 
   "Ainars, who is 26 and from Latvia, heard for the very first time that Jesus had died for him and he was saved there and then. It has been an amazing journey for him and a privilege  to travel that journey with him. 
   "The news doesn't stop there, we have a second baptism coming up in a few months and a possibility of a third one as well! This is a very encouraging time for Priory as we are also seeing an increase in Sunday service attenders as well."

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Well done Hope Baptist Church!

Hope BC

CONGRATULATIONS to Hope Baptist Church in Hebden Bridge, on being shortlisted for a national award! 
   A community project based at the church - Living with Dementia, Chatty Cafe and Chatty Crochet – was among five chosen by the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church building support charity, and the Marsh Christian Trust.
   The awards recognised Christian congregations running the best community activities in a church building, made possible through the installation of new facilities or through improved access.
   The winning church was from New Brighton, Merseyside, for its innovative audio tour telling the story of the Second World War and how this church helped people during the Blitz. Read more.

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Chance to hear Rory's story

DO you know of anyone struggling with addictive behaviour?
Rory MaGrathRory MaGrath (right), a member of Lister Hill Baptist Church, Horsforth, Leeds, has written a book entitled "Breakthrough into Recovery" telling of his own personal experiences with alcohol and drugs.
Rory's bookRory, who hails from South Africa, will be launching his book and sharing some of his testimony on Saturday, July 21st, from 10am to 1pm at Lister Hill Baptist Church and everyone will be welcome.
"Please feel free to invite as many friends, neighbours or acquaintances as you like," says Matt Wright, minister at Lister Hill and a member of the YBA Executive.
"For anyone struggling to find closeness and intimacy in a personal relationship with God, the book provides a way to connect with God in a very real way."
Refreshments will be provided, and there will be book signings and a time for questions.

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