This is a series of videos we are publishing, to help Baptist churches to stop harming LGBTQ+ people and to start talking or revisit old conversations. Move through the videos via the navigation laid on top of them. CFS organised this with friends in other Baptist churches and the Affirm charity. Re-share the videos from [...]
CFS Gathering 5:30pm Sunday 13 March During this we are baptising Nathan (in the pic). We're using the premises of Clarence Road Baptist Church, Clarence Road, Southend SS1 1AN. All welcome - expect to see faith, water, worship and to make new friends. Bring food for a shared buffet afterwards.
CFS Immersive Experience Programme David, Femi and Martin spent 4 days on the February CFS Immersive Experience programme which helps to train them as Baptist Ministers. Over 100 church ministers have now completed an Immersive Experience with us and by all accounts this lot had an inspiring time. The training is a blend of experiencing the [...]
Grace & Jess have been part of the CFS family in recent years. Jess did some epic acting in and producing of our videos. Grace organising events, bringing creativity, helping CFS on our affirming journey of In the pic: folk from one of our Monday evening Community Groups in Feb as we prayed with Grace [...]
ROCKETMAN is the new series the Community Groups are looking at. We are basing the series on the biopic of Elton John, and we'll be doing it through Feb and March 2022. First we watch the film and then each week we dive into a chapter of it, watch again and make links to life, [...]
Epic CFS weekend away! We took over a youth hostel in Medway Kent for the weekend, second time that CFS has been here and this time we took some friends from Shared Space as well. Highlights included, but defo not limited to... inspiring sessions exploring the story of The Emmaus Road in Luke 24. terrifying [...]
Our Christmas celebration service. Wednesday 22nd December at 7pm. We meet in the main hall of Clarence Road Baptist Church, Clarence Road, Southend. Expect carols, make Christingles, experience the Christmas story and some! As always this will be inclusive and welcoming of our LGBTQIA+ friends and family. Wear your favourite Christmas jumper if you want!
Oct / Nov 2021 Six sessions exploring the life of Jesus in a relaxed and open-minded setting. The story of Jesus has been altered, cherry-picked, exaggerated, toned down, and moulded into different meanings. It's easy to be left feeling like we don't really know Jesus at all. That's why we've created Jesus the Misunderstood. A chance [...]
Message us if you want more info on any of these gatherings! SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 5PM CFS MONTHLY GATHERING Our monthly gatherings are back! These monthly gatherings are a great opportunity to worship and meet other people in CFS. Children welcome! Shared Space Westcliff, opposite the Palace Theatre on London Road WEEK BEGINNING 4TH OCTOBER [...]
Another wonderful CFS camp. This time an autumn camp in a Sussex forest. What was best? The Thai curry banquet cooked over a log fire deep in the forest? A herd of 30 deer with a stag? Toasting marshmallows over the fire. And all the crazy beauty of nature as we connected the dots between [...]