Easter 2020

We may not be able to meet in person, but our hearts are very much open. As our thoughts turn to Easter please do consider joining us for one of our online events. God bless.

Easter Services 2020 Poster

Hair Today… Gone Tomorrow. Again!

One of our members has gone all hairy in order to raise money to support Youth Work taking place here at Bolton Villas Family Church as well as for emerge in Bradford. Justin has been growing his hair, beard and moustache since doing Movember in November 2019 and plans to have it all shaved off nearly 7 months later in May 2020.

Justin’s fundraising page on Give As You Live gives more details about the work he is aiming to support as well as providing some increasingly hairy pictures of the man in question.

Hair Today Collage 1

This isn’t the first time Justin has gone bald in aid of Bolton Villas as he did something similar in 2009 when we were raising money for a re-building project. However this particular campaign is proving to be more hair-raising than previously as we’re currently speculating as to whether the beard will be long enough for plaits!

Give As You Live Donate logo

So, please do support Justin’s fundraising campaign by visiting his donation page and supporting both these wonderful causes (even if we do say so ourselves!).

Thanking you in advance.

Encounter Night

Our next Encounter Night will take place on Friday 28th February starting at 7.30pm. As always it will be a wonderful opportunity to worship our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to hear from God as He speaks to us. Please do consider joining us as we seek to encounter the Living God.

Encounter Night Poster (28-02-2020)

Month of Prayer

During January 2020 we will be spending the month focused on prayer. As well as our regular Sunday services we will also be holding some daily open prayer meetings. We’re going to be asking God to cleanse us and refresh us.

Why? Because we believe God has spoken to us. We believe He has given us a prophecy.  We believe He is telling us:

It’s not working.
Lay things down.
Come to Me in prayer
and see how I will restore you.

We believe God is calling us to spend time praying and listening to Him.  We must therefore be obedient.

You are very welcome to join us in prayer, either virtually or in person. As part of our month of prayer we have also put together a Prayer Diary of Bible verses that we’ll be praying through twice a day. If you would like a copy then please email [email protected].

January 2020 Month of Prayer Poster

It’s Christmas!

The season of advent is now upon us, the time when we as Christians remember the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago and prepare ourselves for when he will come again in glory.

Here at BV we’re gearing up for this wonderful and joyous season, the Christmas decorations are up, our Messy Christmas event has taken place and tomorrow sees our traditional Christmas carol concert with the Hall Royd Band. Here’s a glimpse of what else we have going on this Christmas.

Christmas Services 2019

Start Course

If you have questions about God, Jesus and the journey of life then why not come along to our Introductory Night where we’ll tell you all about our Start Course which will run over 6 sessions in the following weeks (at a time to be decided with the participants).

There’ll be no pressure, just open friendly conversation about matters of faith. We’d love to see you.

Start Course Poster

Wrestling with Life

We’re running a Live Pro Wrestling event on Friday 25th October 2019, the evening will feature lots of action along with the story of a life transformed. It is a ticketed event and tickets cost: Adults £5; Under 16s £2; Family Ticket £12. Tickets can be purchased from Refreshed, our charity shop and cafe. There will be refreshments including hot dogs and cheesy nachos available.

Wrestling with Life event poster

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest service takes place on Sunday 29th September. This year all donated goods will be split between two local charities, the North Bradford Foodbank and Caring for Life. Both are great organisations that do a lot of good work in the communities in which they’re based. If you’d like to support us as we support them then these are the goods they’re looking for.

Bradford North Foodbank Harvest Poster 2019
Caring for Life Harvest Poster 2019

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

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