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Diary Dates and News

Friday 1 March is World Day of Prayer (previously known as Women's World Day of Prayer). Everyone is welcome to join this celebration at the Baptist Church Centre, Twyford Road, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 4LJ at 10.30am. There is plenty of parking.

Sunday 3 March 6.15 for 6.30pm Prayer & Praise Sunday for the Street Pastors Initiative in Bishop’s Stortford & Sawbridgeworth, at Bishop’s Stortford Baptist Church, Twyford Road, CM23 3LJ. Refreshments on arrival. For more info contact Daphne Bagley, Prayer Pastor Coordinator, on daphne.bagley@gmail.com or 01279 721753, or speak to Frieda Wilson.

Dance Fit FM is back for 2019‼  An hour long fitness class set to Christian Music (low-impact option available) - fun, friendly and finishing with a cup of tea and a biscuit!!  Last Monday of the month, starting 28 January in the Wesley Hall, 6‑7pm, £2 per session.  Contact Megan Kervin for more information on megan.kervin@salvationarmy.org.uk or 507464.

CAP Money Course  is a free course that will teach you budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that works. In just a few weeks, you will get to grips with your finances so you can budget, save and prevent debt.  Whether you feel pretty organised or whether it's like a lucky dip every time you try to withdraw cash from your account, the CAP Money Course will help you take complete control of your finances.  Bishop’s Stortford Vineyard Church is running the course on Wednesdays 13, 20 and 27 February at St Michael's School, Apton Road, CM23 3SN at 7.30pm.  
To register please go to:  https://capuk.org/i-want-help/courses/cap-money-course/find-your-local-course

The Incredible Journey - HBW 2019 Plans are well under way for this year’s Holiday Bible Week and 10 February is HBW Sunday, when the website will go live. We especially need adults to volunteer as part of the tent teams - we have tent leaders in place already! The launch night date for adult volunteers (previously known as the training night) will be Thursday 6 June and when you will meet the others in your tent team, and the plan for the week will be outlined. This is usually followed by one or two more meetings for each tent team to share ideas for activities. A DBS check will need to be done for those volunteers who don't have one for HBW, but that is a straightforward process! Do consider now whether you can volunteer so we can offer places to as many children as possible usually about 500).

Prayer for our Divided Nation - Free eBooK – Premier Christian Media's Political Editor, Martyn Eden, looks at 4 issues which need prayer in our divided nation,including Brexit and Climate Change and how we can best do so. The eBook can be downloaded at https://www.premier.org.uk/Projects/e-Books.