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LONGLEY & LOWERHOUSES COMMUNITY CHURCH

Part of the Huddersfield Baptist Fellowship

181, Lowerhouses Lane, Lowerhouses, HD5 8JZ
Tel: 01484510101 Click to email. 

Our Mission Statement: Longley and Lowerhouses Community Church aims to be a caring, open-hearted Christian community, worshipping God, growing in discipleship and making known the good news of Jesus through word and action.

BIRTHDAYS

We wish you all a happy birthday and God’s richest blessing during the coming year:

May 7th, Isabel Armitage, 10th, June Ogley, 11th, Lesley Walker, June 2nd, Brian Goodall

ONCE again, due to the current situation in the UK with COVID-19, there will be no Sunday Services or small gatherings at LLCC during May.  If you have access to a computer/internet you could visit the Yorkshire Baptist Association website at www.yba.org.uk.  They offer a number of ideas and ways to stay in touch with each other during this period, there is also a list of live streaming Sunday Services from churches around the Yorkshire region, these are usually shown on Facebook and Youtube.

A message from Trustee Revd Brian Goodall (May 2020)

So, how are things as we move into the seventh week of lockdown? Our country and our world are in a terrible situation as a result of the COVID-19 virus, which affects us all in some way. It’s hard to see if or when things will ever get back to normal!

There is a part of scripture that speaks of this kind of experience. Some of the Psalms refer to it, such as Psalm 137 which describes the feelings of the Israelites taken to exile in Babylon, and the Book of Lamentations, where Jeremiah vents his agony about the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.

But Jeremiah finds hope, which he expresses in the well-known words of Lamentations 3:22 & 23: “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness”. Could it be that the experiences we’re going through might lead us to find help in the eternal truths that the church was founded in order to proclaim?

Meanwhile, in our own enforced exile, there are some things to be thankful for: the kindness of so many people who have volunteered their help, and the friendship of neighbours we’ve known by sight for many years who seem more ready to talk. Our frontline of mission has been pulled right back to the limits of our house and garden, but it provides a vivid illustration of the things we were talking about in church just a few weeks ago.

Keep safe and keep well. Yours in Jesus’ name, Brian

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR EACH OTHER AND THE NATION AT THIS TIME.