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A/B Side, our new podcast

Ansy: I’m so tired of fighting.
Ben: Fighting? We’re not fighting.
Ansy: I’m so tired of fighting my corner in this heated debate
Ben: it’s called having a healthy discussion…

This is how Ben and I decided, maybe we should start a podcast, where we have these, what he calls “healthy discussions” but what I call “emotionally taxing heavy debates”. But all seriousness aside, it’s mainly chats where I win the argument (or do I?) Where normally when Ben and I go off on one, Bert would say “I’ll let you guys deal with it yourselves, I don’t mind either way” (basically, letting us fight to the death until one of us comes out alive).
We figured maybe we should do a podcast together: recording our conversations, disagreements, discussions, arguments, debates or whatever you want to call it. Whatever we find ourselves discussing or bickering over, and what does the bible say about the matter? How does it relate to us? What can we learn and glean from such discussions?

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March Building Fundraiser

on Saturday 9th March,
come along between 11am-2pm,
at the BCEC, 14 Upper Gough St. B1 1JG

We’re thrilled to announce that there’s a lot of goodies up for grabs! There’s Arts & Crafts, Jewellery, and Chinese desserts and snacks, as well as western baked goods too! There’s also rumours of live-music too, which we’re super excited about!

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16 ways of developing good bible reading habits

How’s your quiet time/daily devotional/time spent with God and in His word?
Whichever way you want to ask that question, yes, we should invest in time with God on a regular basis. And truth is, many of us struggle. Many of us don’t know which of the many resources to choose (why is there just so many out there?!) I don’t know about some of you, but I really like to see what resources are out there, I like to peruse and check out new devotional stuff, check out old devotional stuff, explore and see which methods work (or which methods I’m not keen on).

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Refugee Crisis Goods Donation Christmas Appeal

With Europe facing its worst refugee crisis since World War 2, many charities and groups are asking for help with the recent influx of refugees requiring aid, be it financial donations or through goods being donated. Project Tom is a charity we have been in communication with in previous years, and this year for Christmas, they have asked us to get on board with their Refugee Crisis Christmas appeal for donated goods.

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CORE 2015 Freshers events!

New uni student at Birmingham? Back for another year of uni?
Come join our Fresher Events after the English Service (starts 9:45am); make some new friends and have some fun!

Sun 27th Sept: THE BIG HOOT LUNCH
After BCEC Sunday, join us as we grab lunch together then explore the city together. We’ll show you the good stuff, the new stuff, and the tasty stuff in Birmingham. Then we’ll go hang out at fellow Uni Students flat. There’s no better way to spend a Birmingham afternoon.

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iD commitment

So with the summer long gone and with school having been going on for a few weeks now… We find ourselves in the heart of autumn.
Autumn brings about a lot of changes for some of us. The changing colours of falling leaves; central heating is turned on; it’s getting darker earlier; or some people finding themselves in new jobs; some that have started primary school/high school/college/university or bible school [yep, the latter is me!]; new transitions of saying goodbyes and saying hellos… Sometimes we don’t always know how to deal with transitions, but I shan’t go there, as I’ve blogged about that before.
But what I do want to blog about this time, is what’s going on in the land of iD, our youth group in the English side of the BCEC.

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