This year, Ruddington Baptist Church is rolling out a set of courses throughout Lent for members to try. We would encourage you to really have a think and pray about whether you would like to try your hand at something new, or you just want to go a bit deeper into a topic or area that you are already passionate about.
Sign up by contacting the leaders directly or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Course||Day & time||Venue||Leader||Notes|
|Unravelling Prayer||Thurs 9 – 10.30am||The Bairstow’s |
Copper Top, Manor Park, Rudd
|Kirsten/Ness/Jane||Starting 7 March for 5 weeks. Max number 8|
|Loved, Liked, Called & Equipped||Thurs 1 – 3pm||The Hub||Derek & Sylvia||Starting with a light lunch.|
|Living gently on the Earth||Tues 7.45 – 9.30pm||The O’Neill’s113 Musters Rd, Rudd||Leonie & Rachel T|
|At home with the Carpenter||Wed 7.30 – 9.30pm||The Owen’s17 Western Fields, Rudd||Gareth||Max 3 people due to limited space. Wear warm clothes!|
|The Parenting Course||Wed eve7 – 8.30pm||St Peter’s Junior School||Mark Holden||For parents of children aged 0 – 10yr|
|The Sanctuary course||Thurs eve 7.30 – 9.30pm||The Hub||Graeme Garner||8 weeks; max number 12|
More Details on each course:
“Unravelling Prayer”: (Daytime meeting)
Do you find prayer a welcome time of personal space? A tedious duty? An adventure? An embarrassment? A struggle with concentration? Uplifting? Confusing? Intimidating?
Do you see it as a skill to be practised? An art to perfect? An exercise to be endured? As natural as breathing? As tricky as skateboarding?
If you want to explore what it means to pray with purpose, growing in understanding of and intimacy with your God, this series of Bible studies will take you on a rewarding journey.
This will be a 5 week course.
Group size: 8
For further information, speak to: Kirsten, Ness or Jane
“Loved, Liked, Called, Equipped”: (Daytime meeting)
This course is a series of studies, and it’s about being loved, liked, called and equipped. Each meeting will start with a light lunch (soup and a roll). All ages welcome!
For further information, speak to: Sylvia or Derek Sanderson
“Living Gently on the Earth”:
Climate change – what is it? Why does it matter? And why on earth should we care?? Can I really make a difference?
We propose to use lent for a journey towards more sustainable living. We hope that this course will be both inspirational and educational, and encourage us all to take an extra step towards sustainable living. Over five sessions we will look at areas such as Energy, Food, Transport and “Stuff” looking at how what we do impacts on the environment, and what we can do to live more gently on the Earth. One session will involve a (vegan) meal.
Group size: Not limited (although we may need to meet at the Hub)
For further information, speak to: Rachel Third or Leonie O’Neill
“At home with the Carpenter: Making a wooden cross”:
Gareth Owen will lead a group where each person will make their own wooden cross using basic woodwork skills (no power tools). The group will also use the Northumbria Community Way of the Cross.
The group will meet in a garage where it may be cold, so wear warm clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and tough shoes (not sandals!).
No woodwork experience needed(even better if you always wanted to do this but never had the chance!)
Warning! You will be using very sharp tools. Not suitable for anyone with an allergy to wood dust
Group size: limited to 3 people(due to space constraints). Sorry!
For Further information speak to: Gareth Owen
The Parenting Children Course
This is about practical support to strengthen family relationships and is being delivered as a joint course with St Peter’s church.
This 5 week course is to encourage and support any parent with a child aged 0 – 10 years, and is aimed at any “type” of parent (eg single parents, parent couples, step-parents, carers).
Each week, a different theme will be explored;
Wed 6 Mar – Building Strong Foundations
Wed 13 Mar – Meeting our children’s needs
Wed 20 Mar – Setting boundaries
Wed 27 Mar – How to build healthy relationships
Wed 3 Apr – Our long term aims
For further information speak to: Mark Holden or Sam Hackett
“The Sanctuary Course”:
A small group study taking participants on a journey of discussing faith and mental health in the community. The meetings will involve videos and discussion, with quiet space where necessary, to enable greater understanding regarding mental health and engagement in local mental health ministries.
This is an 8 week course.
Group size: 12
For further information, speak to: Graeme Garner