Sowing seeds for the Kingdom

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FOLLOWING on from the story of how Maltby Baptist Church has helped breathe new life into a community centre which had been set for closure, the church is sowing even more seeds for the Kingdom.

Vegwood FriendsThe church, which meets in Redwood Community Centre, has launched Vegwood Friends, which aims to create a vibrant organic food garden that brings the community together, promoting health and well-being.

Leader Adrian Wood writes: “There has been plenty of interest so far and some crops are already growing ready for picking later this year. Its raised beds are accessible for all ages and abilities. All the equipment is provided and they will meet fortnightly from Saturday, April 29th at 10.30am.”

Eggstravaganza MaltbyVegwoodThe church’s new Easter Extravaganza event was well attended, drawing in new families from the community to take part in activities and games together. “It was really encouraging to see some new people, and to be able to present the Easter story in a way which enthralled children and adults alike.  We’re now planning more Messy Church events to build on this,” says Adrian.
“In addition to this, we’re building close links with a new church that is launching in our area, called Maltby Link Community Church.  We attended their launch events, have met with their leaders and both churches are hoping to closely collaborate in Kingdom work in our community.
“We’re talking about joining together for Bible studies and letting them use our community centre for weekday events. Link Community Church is an independent church of six members, with a passion for serving the community, much like Maltby Baptist Church.
“Both churches sense a move of the Holy Spirit in our churches and our community, and we look forward to the Holy Spirit revealing how we will work together given that we are present in the same community with the same aims.”

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