Bethel Christian Fellowship

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Our main meetings as a Fellowship take place on Sunday mornings at 10.30 a.m. at the Maltings Academy, Spinks Lane, Witham.

Once a month on the second Sunday, we are holding Cafe Church which is a shorter meeting starting at 9.30am and includes a light breakfast.  If you are thinking of visiting us, this meeting is an ideal opportunity for you to meet people for the first time.

Our meetings are informal and most people dress casually.  Following a brief introduction we have a time of worship which usually consists of singing modern worship songs accompanied by guitar, keyboard and other instruments with words displayed on a screen. It is open for people to contribute to the meeting by praying aloud or talking about things that God has shown them, reading the Bible or in some other way.

In addition a longer prepared talk is given that helps us to understand the teaching in the Bible, apply it to our lives and develop faith. Usually during this time the youth of the church and children of primary school age and below have their own meetings in a neighbouring room. All children’s work leaders have been CRB checked.

We take a collection during the meeting.  This is an opportunity for the church family to give to support the work of the Fellowship. It is, of course, entirely voluntary.

Once a month as part of the Sunday morning meeting we have communion (sometimes called breaking of bread) – a time when believers remember and celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection by sharing bread and wine together.

The Sunday morning meeting usually lasts about one and a half hours. Afterwards most people stay around to chat, get to know one another and have refreshments. Visitors often remark how friendly they find it like being part of a large family.