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Serving at PBC

Why should I serve?
God gives us interests and skills that, when put to use, enable us to make a real difference in our church, community, and world. And when we place a serving towel over our arm, we find community, an opportunity to be with others, and joy in following Christ's example. Whether you are just beginning or continuing your journey you have a role in God's great adventure. You can participate in the journey by: 

• Exploring ministry opportunities that align with your passion
• Discovering your spiritual gifts and specific role
• Experiencing God working through you to impact the lives of others

Does PBC really need me to volunteer?
ABSOLUTELY! While we understand that many people may think their serving won't make a difference, the truth is that dozens and dozens of needs exist and we need your help. If our church is to thrive, each of us needs to step up and join what God is doing in and through people.

How do I find out what volunteer opportunities are available?
The best place to start is by speaking to one of the Elders.  Call 01892825590 or email on elders@pemburybaptistchurch.org.  Our Spiritual gift tool will also indicate to you the kind of area where you will most feel alive and make an impact. We are looking at developing ways to better communicate online our serving needs.

How do I begin serving?
Once you decide you want to explore a specific serving opportunity, we can arrange an initial 'try out' experience. We'd rather you try a few opportunities and feel happy than go to the first place you notice. Any additional information you need will be provided through conversation with the appropriate Team Leader/Staff Member.

What is expected of me?
Expectations vary from role to role. PBC does its best to ensure you are appropriately equipped and trained. The most important two things you can do is to stay close to Jesus and show up at the appointed time! Should you ever have any questions about what is expected of you, be sure to talk with your team leader. Open communication is the best method to be sure the serving opportunity is a good fit for both you and the ministry.

What is the time commitment?
The great news is that you can tailor your serving to fit your schedule and your season of life. There are serving opportunities available around the weekend services as well as throughout the week.

News & Announcements

It's Christmas! Welcome the Coming King with us

We would love to see you at our Christmas services as we meet together to welcome the King of Kings, Jesus Christ.  Do come along to: Sunday 16th and 23rd December at 10am: Welcoming the Coming King Sunday 23rd December at 5pm: Carols by Candlelight - children, come dressed as shepherds, kings or angels!  There is mulled wine, spiced apple juice and mince pies to enjoy after the service. Monday 24th December at 11.30pm: Christmas Communion to welcome in Christmas Day in reflective worship. Tuesday 25th December at 10am: Christmas Day Celebration - children bring your toys to show and tell as we worship the newborn King. If you can't make it, everyone at Pembury Baptist Church wishes you a blessed Christmas and prays that you will know the presence of the King of Kings over the holiday season.  


Mince Pie Bake Off - Wednesday 19th December

Are you ready for our annual Mince Pie Bake Off on Wednesday 19th December starting at 7.30pm (please note the date change)? 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!  Sign up now in the Welcome Foyer, call 01892 825590 or email jennifer@pemburybaptistchurch.org. 


Pembury Messy Church - Saturday 8th December

The next full Pembury Messy Church will be at Messy Christmas at Pembury Baptist Church from 11am-1pm on Saturday 8th December for a mixture of themed craft, activities, talk, song and food.  Please do book in and letting 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.


PBC Prayer Meeting - Tuesday 4th December

PBC's Church Prayer Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in the Church Foyer, starting at 8pm.  The next one is Tuesday 4th December.  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'.