South Oxhey Baptist Church

140 Gosforth Lane South Oxhey WD19 7BX : 0208 421 4054
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Sunday services: 10:30 am and 6:30 pm  Minister: Steve Hobbis         

congregation reframed

We aim to be a welcoming community with Jesus Christ at the centre who
Love God, Love Each Other and Love the Lost

Next 7 days Full Calendar

 

The Nutcracker - 23rd November

We are looking forward to our second year of Saltimine Theatre Company pantomimes. This year: The Nutcracker. This event is particularly for children and thier families, but everyone is welcome. For tickets on eventbrite go here

Tickets are also available for purchase from the church on the following days and times: Tuesdays 11am - 1pm , Thursday's 11am -1pm, Thursday's 6:30pm – 7pm

A little more detail... Adventure with Saltmine Theatre Company this Christmas on a magical journey inspired by the festive classic: The Nutcracker. Performance followed by free refreshments.

On Christmas Eve, Clara receives an extra special present with the instruction to keep it very safe. But when her little brother breaks this precious gift she wonders if she can ever forgive him. Clara's determination to fix The Nutcracker whisks her away to the land of sweets, where caramel rivers are lined with lollipop trees, raindrops fall like hundreds and thousands and you can even taste the rainbow. But time is running out and the land is dissolving before her very eyes. With a little bit of help from some deliciously silly sweetie friends, Clara must figure out the answer to the great, big, sticky, sugary question: can mending something on the outside fix what is truly broken?

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Sunday mornings - "From heaven with love"

Explore the theme of God's great gift as we travel through Advent to Christmas. See the 'What's on' page (green button above!) for the Christmas services. Or join us for our regular Sunday mornings at 10:30am as we begin to look at the theme "From heaven with love".

Jesus at work - here and now

Church is a great place to meet, know and relate to people, but it's more. Being part of a church pleases God and blesses others, but it's more than that. Church is about the good news that Jesus changes lives for the better. It's about personally discovering this, and living it out in daily life with other people.

This year already we have been delighted to welcome new people, see God change people's lives for the better, have people healed by God of physical conditions and more. No-one is excluded. Everyone is welcome to come. On Sunday mornings (10:30am - midday) part of our time is given to exploring what the Bible says.

 

Welcome to our website

We are pleased you've found the South Oxhey Baptist Church (SOBC) website, we hope that you find it helpful.
Whether you've just moved into the area, or going to church would be a new thing for you, whether you are a Christian looking for a place to get started again or to grow and serve ... we would love to welcome you to a Sunday service or one of our other events. You can also contact Steve Hobbis, the minister by phone or email.

We're a mixed bunch

We are made up of young and old, including children and young people of almost every age. We have people who've lived in the area since South Oxhey was built and lots of more recent arrivals; families and single people; people who've been Christians for years, some who have more recently become Christians and others who are exploring what it's all about. We could say more about different occupations, variety of nationalities, life experiences and so on... a variety of different people growing to know a wonderful God who loves each one.

Mercy Flipped The Script

Below is a video we used a while ago as part of a series titled "...... But God ......". The video was part of a service led by the church youth on "Failed .... But God". Make sure you watch it to the end to get the true picture!

 

The video was made by Mercy Ministries.

 

God's heart on display through his people

At the end of a Sunday a while ago, we prayed the following prayer, and were challenged to go on praying it and partnering with God to make this a growing reality in us. The basis for this prayer is the Bible's declaration that God is 'gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love'. 

A Prayer
Thank you Lord that you are
gracious and compassionate
slow to anger and abounding in love.
Help me to recognise  and respond to these qualities in you;
I declare that with Jesus Christ in me, living in me by the Spirit of God,
I too can display these qualities.

I confess that I have fallen short of being gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love...
[when]
Thank you for these qualities in your heart that led to 
Jesus dying so that we might be forgiven and your justice upheld.
Thank you that you love me that much.

I commit to...
...Celebrating the display of the image of God in others when I see them being
gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.
...Looking for opportunities, and seeking to take them, to display your heart
towards people in this way.

Lord Jesus Christ, if I belong to you, and
you live in me then I thank you that...
I can co-operate with YOUR Spirit,
YOUR life, YOUR love in me.
May I not feel overwhelmed and alone in this, but empowered and united with you
as I live as someone who is growing to be gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love.

As well as my lips giving testimony to your works.
May my life be a testimony to your life,
that your heart might be displayed through me.