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Funerals

Beyond the practical support, if you are in the midst of difficulty or grief we simply want to be a caring Christian community where pain can be expressed, comfort found and questions asked.

Our Pastor can help practically in the funeral. It is our belief that a funeral must be authentic, personal and full of meaning for the family concerned and we will do all we can to ensure this happens. A funeral is incredibly hard, but it is an important step in marking the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God's keeping. 

After the funeral

People who have lost someone close to them are often so busy with practical details and arrangements between the death and the funeral that they do not experience the full sense of their loss until later.

Grieving is a natural and important part of coming to terms with and healing this loss and it may continue for several months and years. Our Pastors and community is here to help, if needed. One often finds it is those who have suffered a close bereavement themselves, Pastors or lay people, who can most easily offer comfort and support to those who mourn. One of our previous pastors had this experience when his father died:

"I vividly remember the day my Dad died unexpectedly. It was shortly before my 19th birthday. I remember the crushing pain and the sense of shock. But I also clearly remember the incredible comfort and practical support shown by my Christian friends and church. They didn't offer trite words - they offered presence; their friendship and support which ministered to me deeply. Although its your journey, you don't have to travel through grief on your own."

For the Christian, comfort can be found in the promises of Jesus Christ, in the hope of the Resurrection and in the belief that the beloved person is safe in the hands of God. If you'd like to explore these beliefs more, please e-mail on office@pemburybaptistchurch.org or call on 01892825590 and we will do all we can to find the right person for you to speak to.  

News & Announcements

Mince Pie Bake Off - Wednesday 13th December

Are you ready for our annual Mince Pie Bake Off on Wednesday 13th December starting at 7.30pm? At the same time as cooking the mince pies for the Carols by Candlelight refreshments, we have a friendly competition to bake the best looking mince pies! All you have to bring are 12 cup baking trays, rolling pin, pastry cutters and that little special something that will make your mince pies stand out from the crowd!  Pastry, flour and mincemeat are provided as are the cooking facilities. Also provided is mulled wine and nibbles and plenty of chat!  Sign up now by contacting Jennifer in the Church Office at jennifer@pemburybaptistchurch.org or by telephone on 01892 825590.  Alternatively sign up on the sheet provided in the Church Foyer.


Carols by Candlelight - Sunday 17th December

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our Carols by Candlelight service starting at 5pm.  Bring your children dressed as someone from the Christmas story - if you haven't got anything suitable, we will have angel wings and crowns and teatowels available on the night so noone will feel left out!  After we celebrate the birth of Jesus through song and word, there are Christmassy refreshments to enjoy in the Church Hall.  All are welcome for mulled wine, spiced apple juice, mince pies and more.  We look forward to meeting you there!
 


Men's Ministry Breakfast - Saturday 3rd February 2018

Pembury Men's next breakfast is on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at the Black Horse, Pembury, starting at 8am. Tickets include an 'all you can eat' buffet breakfast. Tickets are £10 per person.  There are only 40 available so please book as soon as possible by emailing men@pemburybaptistchurch.org or contacting the Church Office on 01892 825590. 


PBC Prayer Meeting - 1st Tuesday of the Month

PBC's Church Prayer Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in the Church Foyer, starting at 8pm.  Do come along and worship our living God through prayer and word. For more information on prayer at PBC, click on the heading, then on 'here'.