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What should i expect

At PBC, we feel that it's OUR responsibility to "clear the way" for you to come to church. We want you to be able to experience the great music, encouraging messages, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere that are a part of PBC. And we know that your first time at a church, any church, brings up some questions. Here is a quick look at what you can expect:

Warm welcome At PBC, you will be warmly welcomed on your arrival by our friendly Welcome Team. This welcome is extended by all who regularly come to PBC. You won't be swamped with people coming to say hello, but PBC has a friendly, loving atmosphere. It's possible to come and hide in the crowd on a Sunday, but if you're visiting for the first time, please introduce yourself to the Welcome Team. Sundays are not the time when we get to know each other deeply; Small Groups and Serving is how we build deeper relationships.   Creative and excellent worship Join in with all your heart, soul, mind and strength . . . don't hold back. Sing from your toes. Pray from your guts. Worship the Eternal Creator from your soul. It's not about perfect music; it's about joining the holy roar of a community honestly wrestling with what it means to follow their Creator. Whether its our fantastic worship band or the opportunity to watch an inspiring video or an invitation to spend time reflecting at different creative stations, PBC aims to provide excellent worship opportunities for all worship styles and personalities.   Relevant Biblical Teaching Our teachers seeks to inspire and provoke us into more faithfully following Jesus. We aim to explore scripture, share truth humbly and powerfully, and honestly face issues that matter to living in the 21st century. Each sermon series lasts from three weeks to eight weeks and covers a range of biblical passages and themes throughout the year. To see our sermons, click the link.   Opportunities to connect On a Sunday we aim to praise God through sung worship, prayer and speaker as well as communicate what God is doing throughout the PBC community and world. We also highlight events that are coming up and further ways you can connect with a serving opportunity or ministry. Our Welcome Table is always available at the end of each service to sign up for events, find out more about particular ministries, or simply to introduce yourself!   Fun and faith filled children's ministry Our children's ministry at our Sunday 10am service begins with creche and has groups for all ages up to the age of 14. We're confident that your children will enjoy their Sunday teaching and worship.

News & Announcements

Seeking His Face - 8-9pm every Wednesday

Rob Smith is opening the church for an hour every Wednesday evening from 8pm - 9pm to enable us to 'seek God's face' informally.  1 Chronicles 7:14 advises us, 'if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.'  All are welcome to join in this search for God's presence in turning to Him.  


Harvest Celebration and Frugal Lunch - Sunday 20th October

PBC are holding their Harvest Celebration starting at 10am on Sunday 20th October.  You can donate food for the Community Larder, money to support those in war torn Sudan who are still suffering and worship God in this all age service.  Following the service, you can stop for a frugal lunch, a bowl of soup, bread and some other nibbles to remember those who don't have the resources that we do.  All are welcome so do come along and share in this Harvest Celebration with everyone.


Dementia - The Facts - Thursday 24th October at 7.30pm

Christine Parker of TDFC attached to the Alzheimers Society is coming to give us the facts about dementia, a disease that affects 850,000 people in the UK, between 5-8% of the population.  Many of us have relatives or friends with dementia and it is possible to help people live with dementia if more is known about this disease.  Our free event is on Thursday 24th October at 7.30pm at Pembury Baptist Church.  There will be a talk followed by nibbles and drinks during which time you can ask questions of Chris about dementia that may be more personal to you and your family.  Please contact Jennifer on 01892 825590 or email her to book your space(s) on office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.


Pembury Messy Church - Saturday 9th November

The next Pembury Messy Church will be at St Peters Upper Church on Saturday 9th November.  Messy Church will be between 11am-1pm for the first time at St Peters and will have a mixture of Christian themed craft, activities, talk, song and food.  Please do book in and let us know any allergies by calling 01892 825590 or by emailing office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.  You can also book through St Peter's Church Office on 824761 or emailing office@pemburychurch.net.


Kingdom Cafe and Christmas Craft and Pre-Loved Fair - Saturday 19th October

Kingdom Cafe returns on Saturday 19th October between 10am and 2pm.  Kingdom Cafe opens every third Saturday of the month throughout the year for free cake, refreshments and conversation.  Books are available to borrow and browse.  Children have their own table for colouring. Do come along, bring a friend or come alone, be quiet or enjoy the company! The Christmas Craft and Pre-Loved Fair will be taking place alongside the Kingdom Cafe in October - buy your Christmas presents and then relax and enjoy a free coffee and cake! Sounds like a great morning out!