Pastor Royston’s Monthly Update


April 2021

The last several months have continued to be a roller coaster of joys and difficulties, as we say goodbye to the first quarter of the year and welcome in the start of the second. The government is slightly optimistic about the opening up of the country and the economy on a whole. Death and transmission of COVID-19 continues to fall and all schools have been re-opened.

At present the church is being prepared to slowly open its doors to the members so that we can begin to experience personal worship again. The Bible teaches, “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice” Psalm 95:6-7 KJV.

God’s children must always be ready and willing to experience worship, virtual or in person at church.  Individually and collectively, we need to prepare ourselves to enter into God’s sanctuary so that we can share genuine fellowship with those we haven’t physically seen for over a year. Despite our distance, we need to be thankful that God has allowed us to experience virtual worship.  

Virtual Communion Service - 2 April

We hope you can join us for our first ever virtual Holy Communion Service on Friday, 2 April at 7:30pm, to be  streamed live via YouTube and Vimeo Livestream. 

April Revival Series

Join us for an 8-part series of powerful revival messages every Sabbath in April at 11:30am and 5:30pm, presented by regular and guest speakers.

You have seen the clear signs in world events this past year—now is the time to get serious and prepare our hearts for the last days. Jesus is coming very soon. Let’s get ready together! How much longer before it’s too late? God is calling you. Will you not take heed?

Invite your friends and family to watch online via YouTube and Livestream. Let’s grow together, press together, and serve together as men and women of resilient faith.

Emotional Healing That Lasts: Wellness Series

I’m delighted to welcome Dr. Rose Misati, Founder and Director of Effective Parenting Solutions Ltd to present a four-part wellness series every Sabbath in April from 16:15 – 17:15, exploring how to receive emotional healing that lasts. Not to be missed!

Promoting Bible Study In Our Community

Want to get involved in evangelism? In March we distributed bible study leaflets to over 2000 households in the south of Croydon. We pray that the Holy Spirit will touch someone via these leaflets and enable them to hear the good news. If you would like to help us distribute leaflets please contact us at: Alternatively you can send the link below to at least two new people. This will help us to meet our aim of ensuring that everyone in Croydon (and beyond) has the opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ. 

April Youth Bible Friday Fix

Join the youth for their bi-monthly Bible Friday Fix at 7:30pm starting on 2 April. This month’s theme will focus on Purpose through Bible study and workshops. Each session is educational, uplifting and spiritual.  Get in touch with Youth Team leaders, Siann (07950241792) or Elder Myrin (07450223707) for Zoom details or register online.

April Children’s Sabbath Worship

Children’s Programmes

Each Sabbath morning and other scheduled dates, the children meet to play, pray and worship God. This month their focus will be on learning about the basics of prophecy via individual classes for Primary Class 1 and Kindergarten. These programmes are insightful, education and godly.  Please contact Children’s Ministry leader, Lee White on 07944884154 for Zoom details.

Plant Based Cook-along Classes

Back again by popular demand, we’re offering free online cook-along classes. The next class will be on 16 April at 7pm. Register on Eventbrite and invite your friends and family to join in.

Bible Worker Training Classes

We would like to train our members to be Disciples Makers and are looking at starting classes in the first week in May over two months. Classes will run on the first, second and last Thursday of the month at 7:30-9pm via Zoom. The classes aim to build up your confidence in making friends and sharing the gospel in a simple but profound way. You will learn Jesus’ method of ministry. Register your interest, using the link below.

Upcoming Baptisms

We will be holding our next baptism service in May, so if you would like to give your life to the Lord, contact us using the link below. Please support those who are committing themselves to God with your prayers and in any other practical ways.