Jesus said: I am the Light of the World

A new Banner should be going up on the outside of Church this week. This quote comes from John’s Gospel chapter 8; it is a reminder that no matter what we have going on in our lives Jesus is always there. That even in the midst of total darkness, even when we have sunk down into the deepest darkest despair we could possibly imagine He is there. Jesus provides the light we need to find our way back out into the sunshine.

Banner: Light of the World

Our next Encounter Night

We are running another Encounter Night on Friday 2nd August starting at 7.30pm. It will be a great opportunity to worship our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to hear from God as He speaks to us. It’s going to be a great evening, so do come and join us as we encounter the Holy Spirit through praise and worship.

Encounter Night Poster

New Banner

A new Banner has gone up on the outside of our church this weekend. As everyone starts thinking about their summer holidays and time away from work or School, time to relax away from all those pressures which we live with in our day to day lives we encourage you to Be still and know God is with you.

Be Still and Know that I am God banner

New Painting

Our Senior Pastor, Rev Ashley Evans, is part-way through a sabbatical period at the moment. He’s using part of his time to do some painting and here’s his latest one. This is all about Walking the walk. Searching, seeking, asking & praying. (Seek and ye shall find- Luke 11:5).

To find out more about what Ashley is up to then head on over to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/boltonvillaschurch/.

Painting by Rev Ashley Evans

Roadworks

If you’re planning on visiting either Bolton Villas or Refreshed this coming week then please be aware that Bradford Council are re-tarmacking Livingstone Road on 1st, 2nd and 3rd July.

Gap Year Scheme

In partnership with Bradford Christian youth charity e:merge, we’re offering the opportunity to undertake a gap year with Bolton Villas and e:merge working with children and young people both in our local community and in the wider Bradford area.

To find out more contact e:merge (details in the advert below) or email our Youth Pastor youthpastor@bvurc.org.uk.

Men’s Event

Our friends over at New Hope Christian Fellowship are organising a ‘Men be Kind to YOURSELF’ afternoon at The Idle Draper this coming Sunday, 30th June from 2-4pm. It’s a free event with lots of opportunities to chat and build friendships, there’ll also be videos, life stories and curry! Our men would love to see you there.

Flyer for Men Be Kind to Yourself event

We’re now live!

As Phase 1 of our new website is now very nearly finished we’ve decided it’s time to unleash it to the world! There are still a couple of bits to be added but those should be done soon.

This all means that when you search for Bolton Villas Google should hopefully start returning this website instead of our Facebook page (although that’s not disappearing). We will then start the mammoth task of advertising our new website on Facebook and elsewhere.

We are intending on adding more content to the website over the coming months, so do come back regularly. Also if you would like to see something specific that’s not currently live then do let us know.

Banner for Pentecost

Going up on our external notice board at some point this week is a new banner for Pentecost. This is the time when we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit as described in Acts 2, when we pray for the Holy Spirit to come again.

Do come and join us on our various Pentecost events and services this weekend as we pray for a renewing of the Holy Spirit and the peace that only God can give us.

Come Holy Spirit banner

Tough Talk weekend

There’s lots of stuff going on over the Pentecost weekend (7-9 June). On Friday 7 June at 7pm we have our main Tough Talk event with speaker Ian McDowall. Then on Saturday 8 June we have two events: a picnic from 11am to 3pm in Roberts Park, Saltaire and an Encounter Night with Pastor Jonathan Dyke at 7pm. Then on Sunday 9th June Pastor Jonathan Dyke will be leading our family service at 10.30am.

To finish the weekend off Wrose Christians Together will be running Safari Sunday, a walk through Wrose visiting each of the churches along the way. We’ll also be joined by John Froud who will be singing some songs for the journey. Do come and join us for should be a great weekend of events.

Tough Talk Weekend Flyer (Front)
Tough Talk flyer
Tough Talk Weekend Flyer (Reverse)
Safari Sunday flyer