Church of Promise is a Newark based church meeting close to the centre of Newark, and gathers on Sunday mornings at 10.30am for our family worship and teaching meeting. Other events are held in venues around the town including Hawtonville, Balderton, Winthorpe Road and Yorke Drive. Church of Promise is also affiliated to the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
One of the promises that God has given us for the local community here in Newark is based on the prophecy found in the book of Jeremiah, Chapter 33 v 2-11
"This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.' For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege ramps and the sword in the fight with the Babylonians: 'They will be filled with the dead bodies of the men I will slay in my anger and wrath. I will hide my face from this city because of all its wickedness.
" 'Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.'
"This is what the LORD says: 'You say about this place, "It is a desolate waste, without men or animals." Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying,
"Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever."
For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,' says the LORD.
We long to see God bring this promise into reality for the people of Newark
and the surrounding area.