Burnley Pioneer Project
Over the last few weeks there have been many exciting events happening within the BPP. There has been work on our new website which will be live at the end of this month.
We hope this will be informative and encourage others to get involved in the community.
The BPP is involved in local schools providing assemblies, classroom work and support to young people who are struggling in mainstream education. The relationship with schools is invaluable and a unique partnership. We hope this will continue as we serve the needs of the community around us.
The Parkside Community Garden is almost ready for user groups. There will be an open day 30th October, which will be the start of public use. Local schools are on board and will help with the upkeep and maintenance. This is an exciting opportunity and another way the Church can provide opportunity and support to people who live in the area. There is also an outdoor classroom where I am sure the stories of Jesus will be shared regularly!
Our Children and Youth work is going well at Parkside Church with many young people through the Church doors each week. On Monday evening we look forward to and make preparations for rehearsing our Christmas production “Prickly Hay” which will be performed on the 16th December at New Hope Family Night. We also hope to perform at Brunshaw Methodist Church Sunday 17th December.
The New Hope family service happens every Sunday at 1:00pm where we have a lively congregation of all ages. Recently, one of our lovely ladies, Lynsay Turmore, was baptized outside Central Methodist Church on a cold October evening. It was great to see Lynsay take this step of Faith as she shares with others all that Jesus means to her. We look forward to more Baptisms in the New Year. This is an exciting work as we meet many people who do not have any church background or connections. Our vision is to have a thriving Christian Community, passionate about Jesus, living and serving in the South West Burnley area.
God has blessed this work by sending many people to us with gifts and abilities and who want to serve in a committed team. We ask for your prayers for this work that we raise up new leaders for future sustainability. We thank everyone who serves faithfully every week and we pray for courage and enthusiasm as we tell others about Jesus.
Our focus over the next few months is personal discipleship where we encourage mentoring. Our Bible study is a great place to learn more about Jesus and to encourage each other to keep living for Him.
There will be many outreach opportunities over the Christmas period including delivering food parcels in the local community and Outreach in the Town Centre.
If you would like to find out more about the work of the BPP contact the Circuit office and we can arrange for you to visit our projects.
Please continue to pray that God will fill us with joy and hope as we serve Him. We are confident of this, that he who began this good work will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus
Blessings, Jemma Wraight
- Circuit Office, Central Methodist Church
- Hargreaves Street
- BB11 1DU