Activities this week Monday: Prayer meeting 1430-1530, Bible study 2000-2100 Wednesday: PBC Youth Club 1700-1900, Discipleship will recommence on May 7th (1915-2045) with the “Grace course” Thursday: Toddler Group 0930-1230, Penge Citizens Advice 1230-1430 Office open 1000-1130 Monday Encounters with the risen Lord Sunday 27th April: His Teaching: The road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-49) Sunday May 11th: Our choices: Meeting the risen Lord (John 20:10-31) Sunday May 18th: His Forgiveness: Encounter by the lakeshore (John 21:1-25) Sunday May 25th: His Command: The Great Commission (Matthew 28:1-20) Sunday June 1st: His Glory: The Ascension (Acts 1:1-11) Sunday June 8th: His Empowering: Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41) Sunday June 15th: His Call: Paul (Acts 9:1-19) Church AGM The church’s Annual General Meeting is on Saturday 10th May from 1500-1700, could all members please attend Could leaders of ministries please write a short summary of activities and send it to Philip by 4th May We are still seeking a Church Secretary, could any nominations be put forward by next Sunday 4th May Church membership If you are interested in becoming a member of Penge Baptist Church, please sign the sheet at the back, or talk to the Pastors or other leaders. We need your nomination by next Sunday May 4th to be considered at the AGM on May 10th What is God’s grace? Have you ever received a gift you didn't deserve? The gift was given to you out of love. God is so great that He gives us His grace because of His love for us. Grace is God showing His love to you even though you don't deserve it. You can't earn God's grace. You do not deserve to be saved from sin and to have eternal life, or to be blessed by God’s guidance in this life. But God showed His grace by saving you from sin's punishment when you trusted in Jesus as your Saviour. Coming up in May – the Grace course on Wednesdays The Grace Course helps us as Christians recover our first love for God so that we go on to love others and make a great impact on the world. Its objective is to enable us to experience God's grace in such a deep and real way that love for Him becomes the main motivator in their lives. For those who have done Freedom in Christ, the course covers some key areas in a lot more depth than the Discipleship Course: guilt; shame; fear; pride; and ministering out of rest. It tends to draw from the Gospels a little more than the epistles. Timing of the Grace course Wednesdays 19.15-20.45 starting May 7th – – – – – – Wednesday May 7th Free! Wednesday May 14th Innocent! Wednesday May 21st Unashamed! Wednesday May 28th Courageous! Wednesday June 4th Humble! Saturday June 8th Steps to experiencing God’s grace – Wednesday June 11th Fruitful!