Upcoming BBQ Lunch – 3 June 2018

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Please join us this Sunday for our annual BBQ lunch, which follows on from our normal ‘discover’ Sunday service.

‘discover’ starts from 11:30am with coffee and other drinks being served in the main hall, before the service itself begins at 11:45am.  It is suitable for all the family and will include some singing, a quiz and a short talk from the Bible.  It will finish at around 12:30pm and the BBQ will take place in the car park behind Parkside.

Once the food is out of the way, there will be the opportunity to play some games in the park, weather permitting, and you’re welcome to stay for as long as you like.

For more information about ‘discover’, please click here.

discover and BBQ – 6 September 2015

We had around 35 people in for the first in our discover series on Future Events. Alan was chairing and Victor took the subject of ‘What does the Bible say about Life after death?‘.

He began by quoting from Roger Carswell’s book ‘Grill a Christian‘, before moving on to talk about the Bible and bringing out key verses to talk around the subject.

Following the service, with summer arriving eventually, albeit belatedly in September, we had perfect weather for our BBQ lunch and the usual burgers and sausages were cooked beneath blue skies. Continue reading “discover and BBQ – 6 September 2015”

New discover mini-series and BBQ lunch – 5 September 2015

_MG_3883During September, we’re having a mini-series of talks in discover on Future Events.

We’ll be exploring four important subjects which are relevant to everyone and looking at the details given about them from the Bible’s perspective.

At the same time, the children will be returning to their own activities as Sunday Club starts up again, following the break for summer.

All services start as usual, at 11:45am and there will be a BBQ lunch following tomorrow’s talk, at around 12:30pm.  If the weather is good, we’ll look to sit out in the park and also play some games.

Details of the talks are below. We hope you’ll be able to join us for refreshments beforehand from 11:30am.

What does the Bible say about:
Life after death? – 6 September
Jesus coming back again? – 13 September
The future of the world? – 20 September
Heaven and Hell? – 27 September

Sausage Sizzle – 30 August 2015

In the gathering gloom of a late summer evening, a few hardy stalwarts met up by the river in Marlow for our first ‘Sausage Sizzle’ for two years.

We managed to muster some sixteen in total, ranging in age from 5 to 90!  All waited patiently for their sausages, cooked once again over a small gas stove. Continue reading “Sausage Sizzle – 30 August 2015”

Looking back and forward – 31 December 2013

We hope you had a very Happy Christmas and will enjoy a peaceful New Year.

Carols by Candlelight

We’ve had a great time over the Christmas period, particularly thinking about the real reason that we celebrate Christmas – that of the birth of the Lord Jesus at Bethlehem.

Our December Family Service was followed by an excellent Christmas lunch which proved to be very enjoyable.  We also had over 80 people along for our Carols by Candlelight service on Christmas Eve, which was brilliant.

Final view before the big pack up began
Parkside stall at Maidenhead Festival

Aside from Christmas, we’ve had a busy 2013 with Family Services being held each month as well as enjoying a busy day with our stall at the inaugral Maidenhead Festival, back in the summer.

We had good numbers for our two BBQs in the summer and Mother’s Day Tea in March.

Our young people had a great weekend away at Swindon, where they studied the Seven Churches mentioned in Revelation, as well as at the annual camp in Romsey.

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Mike Wells

2013 also saw the commencement of our ‘Men’s Night’ and ‘Ladies Night’ activities.  The men enjoyed a meal and also had a walk and BBQ evenings.

It’s also been a sad time in some ways as we said goodbye to Karla Cordell, back in January who had been suffering ill health for some years.  Later in the year, we also bid farewell to Mike Wells who passed away after a period of illness.  We had an excellent Thanksgiving Service for his life, with over 150 attending.

We’re thankful that both Karla and Mike are free from their discomfort and are with their Lord and Saviour.  We continue to remember their families in prayer.

In practical matters, 2013 has also seen changes to the outside of the building.  We put up a new sign on the front and also resurfaced the car park and created additional parking.

In 2014 we’re making some changes, as we begin our new discover service on 5 January.

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This will be a combination of our monthly Family Services, our weekly Sunday Club and The Link Coffee Bar and will contain activities for all ages.  We’ll begin with talks for the adults from the popular Christianity Explored course, for the first six weeks in January.

As a consequence of the changes on Sunday mornings, our Evening Service at 5.30pm on Sundays will no longer take place.  Instead, we’ll be moving our Bible Teaching from Tuesday evenings to Sundays, beginning at 6pm. Our Prayer Meeting will also be moving from Thursday night to Wednesday night at 8pm.

We’re excited with the plans that lie ahead for 2014 and go into them all with an air of expectation and faith.

We don’t know what the Lord has in store for us at Parkside during the next year, but we look forward to every opportunity that we’ll have to tell others about our Saviour and what He has done for us.

Below are a few tweets from 2013:

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