Baptisms 23rd November 2014

Adrian,

It was fantastic celebrating the baptisms of Graham, Julian, Colin and Joe! Here are just a few photos from the service.

The guy’s testimonies will shortly be published on our sermons page.

 

Newsletter 23rd November 2014

Louise,

 

 

Rob Durant Visit

We are prayerfully considering inviting Rob Durant to join our pastoral staff at CBC. Rob is well-known to many here as he was formerly a student pastor with us for three years. He has since been serving as a pastor in Dagenham. Rob and Sharon will be with us 29-30 November, together with their children Anna (6) & Eddie (4). The provisional programme is:

Sat 29th

  • Lunch with our Rudloe Congregation
  • 3-5pm Open house at the Larkmans for any who have not yet met Rob and Sharon
  • 7.30pm Leadership Team meet with Rob and Sharon

Sun 30th

  • 10.45am Rob preaching at our morning service, with opportunity to chat afterwards
  • 4-5pm Question and answer session with Rob at CBC – your chance to ask!
  • 5pm Tea / coffee / cakes and informal chat

We need 2 people to help with serving teas at 5pm. Please contact Louise if you can help.

  • 6pm Rob preaching at our evening service, with more opportunity to talk afterwards.

A special church meeting will be held at CBC on Monday, 1st Dec at 8pm, to decide whether to proceed with calling Rob to join our staff team.

Please be in daily prayer for these important events. Meanwhile, if you would like to sample Rob’s ministry on-line, visit his website http://www.durant.biz/ for sermons and writings that will encourage you in following Jesus.

Ladies’ Christmas Meal

This will be held on Monday 15th December at 7.30pm.   We will have home-made soup and pudding.  Cost is £3. Please sign up on the sheet at the back so we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes. Thank you.

The Ark

This is a monthly outreach to young families in Corsham and the next one takes place this Saturday, 29th Nov from 10-10.45am. Please pray for the leaders and helpers as they show the love of Christ to our community. Chat to Rachel Howlett for more details.

!!Men’s festive curry!!

On 9th December, 7.30pm £7.50 per head. Ian Holmes organising…please contact him for more info.

Prayer Meeting

We are continuing with our regular prayer meetings for gospel expansion in Corsham and surrounding areas. The meetings take place in The Hut from 8.30-9.30am on Saturday mornings. We would encourage people to attend this prayer meeting and everyone is welcome!

Ebola crisis

If anyone would like to donate towards the Ebola crisis, you may do so by putting money into a white donation envelope (available on the table in the church entrance) and mark it ‘EBOLA’. Place your envelope into the offering bag.  If you are a tax-payer and qualify for gift-aid, you may also fill in your other details on the envelope and sign it.

Questions and Cake!

Vicky is organising some dates when housegroups will get together over “questions and cake” – the December date has been cancelled and so the next one will be on Wednesday 14th January. 7.45pm start and 9.15pm finish. Please speak to Vicky for more details.

Christmas Services 2014 at CBC

14th Dec 10.45am – Christmas nativity service 17th Dec 2pm – carol service 21st Dec 6pm – carols by candlelight 24th Dec 6pm – Christmas eve, with communion 25th Dec 10am – Christmas day family worship service

There are A6 fliers on the table to hand out to neighbours, friends and family!

Life in the Lancs Lane

Steve and Ruth, our missionaries in Tanzania, have compiled another interesting and information-packed newsletter for November. There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can visit their blog at http://www.lancsintanz.blogspot.co.uk/

If you would like to send the Lancasters a card or gift for Christmas, you can send it to them directly, in the UK. The address is available from the church office.

Audio CDs

We’ve had a request to produce audio CDs of our weekly sermons. At present our sermons are uploaded to our church website but are unavailable to anyone without access to an internet connection. We are seeking one or two people who could commit to downloading the week’s sermons from our website and burning them to CD. If you can help please could you contact the church office or Adrian P.

This week:

Monday: Young mums’ bible study, 10am; Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7.15am

Thursday: Mums ‘n Tots, 10am; Debt Advice Centre 7.30pm

Friday: Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion in and around Corsham, 8.30am, the Hut; The Ark, 10am; Rob and Sharon arrive in Corsham (see details in notice)

Upcoming dates in brief:

30th Nov: Rob Durant to preach at both morning and evening services @ CBC

1st Dec: Special Church Meeting, 8pm

3rd Dec: Midweek service, 2pm

9th Dec: TLC @ St. Aldhelms

9th Dec: Men’s Christmas supper

15th Dec: Ladies’ Christmas meal, 7.30pm

16th November, 2014

Louise,

Baptisms!

Please note, next week will be a baptism service.

Rob Durant Visit

We are prayerfully considering inviting Rob Durant to join our pastoral staff at CBC. Rob is well-known to many here as he was formerly a student pastor with us for three years. He has since been serving as a pastor in Dagenham. Rob and Sharon will be with us 29-30 November, together with their children Anna (6) & Eddie (4). The provisional programme is:

Sat 29th

  • Lunch with our Rudloe Congregation
  • 3-5pm Open house at the Larkmans for any who have not yet met Rob and Sharon
  • 7.30pm Leadership Team meet with Rob and Sharon

Sun 30th

  • 10.45am Rob preaching at our morning service, with opportunity to chat afterwards
  • 4-5pm Question and answer session with Rob at CBC – your chance to ask!
  • 5pm Tea / coffee and informal chat
  • 6pm Rob preaching at our evening service, with more opportunity to talk afterwards.

A special church meeting will be held at CBC on Monday, 1st Dec at 8pm, to decide whether to proceed with calling Rob to join our staff team.

Please be in daily prayer for these important events. Meanwhile, if you would like to sample Rob’s ministry on-line, visit his website http://www.durant.biz/ for sermons and writings that will encourage you in following Jesus.

Life in the Lancs Lane

Steve and Ruth, our missionaries in Tanzania, have compiled another interesting and information-packed newsletter for November. There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can visit their blog at http://www.lancsintanz.blogspot.co.uk/

We are sending the Lancasters a parcel for Christmas and invite you to write cards and/or give small gifts which we will send all together. Please give to Kathy.

Questions and Cake!

Vicky is organising some dates when housegroups will get together over “questions and cake”. The dates are:

Tuesday 18th November; Thursday 4th December; Wednesday 14th January 

7.45pm start and 9.15pm finish. Please speak to Vicky for more details.

Midweek Service

The next midweek service will be held on Wednesday 19th Nov at 2pm. Eric will be leading and preaching and the text will be Luke 8.26-39.

Men’s festive curry!!

On 9th December, 7.30pm £7.50 per head. Ian Holmes organising…please contact him for more info.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next ladies’ bible study will be held at CBC on Monday 24th November at 7.30pm. All ladies are welcome to attend. Please speak to Anne Holmes or Kathy Larkman if you would like to know more about these meetings.

Ladies’ Christmas Meal

This will be held on Monday 15th December at 7.30pm.   We will have home-made soup and pudding. Cost is £3pp. Please sign up on the sheet at the back so we have an idea for catering purposes. Thank you.

Prayer Meeting

We are continuing with our regular prayer meetings for gospel expansion in Corsham and surrounding areas. The meetings take place in The Hut from 8.30-9.30am on Saturday mornings. We would encourage people to attend this prayer meeting and everyone is welcome!

Trip to Oasis Centre, Austria

Joan is going out to visit the Oasis Centre and shall be returning to England on Saturday 6th December. If anyone is able to pick Joan up from Heathrow at 9.25pm on the 6th and return to Corsham, please contact her.

Christmas Services 2014 at CBC

14th Dec 10.45am – Christmas nativity service

17th Dec 2pm – carol service

21st Dec 6pm – carols by candlelight

24th Dec 6pm – Christmas eve, with communion

25th Dec 10am – Christmas day family worship service

 

This week:

Monday: Young mums’ bible study,10am

Tuesday: Questions and cake: housegroups’ meeting, 7.45pm

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7.15am; Midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Mums ‘n Tots, 10am; Debt Advice Centre 7.30pm

Friday: Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion in and around Corsham, 8.30am, the Hut

Ebola crisis

If anyone would like to donate towards the Ebola crisis, you may do so by putting money into a white donation envelope (available on the table in the church entrance) and mark it ‘EBOLA’. Place your envelope into the offering bag.  If you are a tax-payer and qualify for gift-aid, you may also fill in your other details on the envelope and sign it, and this will enhance the value of your gift.

Upcoming dates in brief:

 23rd Nov: Baptism service

24th Nov: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm

29th Nov: The Ark, 10am

29th-30th Nov: Rob and Sharon visiting Corsham Baptist Church (various)

30th Nov: Rob Durant to preach at both morning and evening services @ CBC

1st Dec: Special Church Meeting, 8pm

3rd Dec: Midweek service, 2pm

4th Dec: Joint housegroup, questions & cake, 7.30pm

9th Dec: TLC @ St. Aldhelms

9th Dec: Men’s Christmas supper

15th Dec: Ladies’ Christmas meal, 7.30pm

 

Newsletter 9th November 2014

Louise,

Ebola crisis

If anyone would like to donate towards the Ebola crisis, you may do so by putting money into a white donation envelope (available on the table in the church entrance) and mark it ‘EBOLA’. Place your envelope into the offering bag.  If you are a tax-payer and qualify for gift-aid, you may also fill in your other details on the envelope and sign it, and this will increase the value of your gift. Michael Prior, our Treasurer, will send the donations to Tearfund.

Prayer Meeting

We are continuing with our regular prayer meetings for gospel expansion in Corsham and surrounding areas. The meetings take place in The Hut from 8.30-9.30am on Saturday mornings. We would encourage people to attend this prayer meeting and everyone is welcome!

Serving at Priory Street

We are in need of further people to step up and fill roles in the following areas here at Priory Street as there are several gaps. Please contact the Ministry Leader to indicate your willingness to serve in any of these ministries.

  • Junior Church / Youth
  • Projection & PA (see specific request)
  • Teas/coffees
  • Worship
  • Door greeting

 

PA/Sound

As Matt Wingrave is going to the Rudloe congregation and a few people have recently come off the rota, we have a pressing need for more people to help out on the PA / sound desk rota. If anyone is interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Matt Grylls.

TLC

The next TLC meeting will take place at the church this Tuesday 11th November at 12 noon. Please speak to Michael or Wendy Prior if you would like more information.

Questions and Cake!

Vicky Stephenson is organising some dates when housegroups will get together over “questions and cake”. The dates are:

Tuesday 18th November; Thursday 4th December; Wednesday 14th January 

7.45pm start and 9.15pm finish. Please speak to Vicky for more details.

Missions and Persecuted Church Prayer

The next meeting will be this Wednesday 12th November at 7.30pm at the Hammetts’ home.  We will pray for our own missionaries, the Oasis Centre and the country of the month, Morocco.  All welcome – see Gill Bryant for further info.

Persecuted Church Sunday 16th November

On 16th November we will be focusing on praying for, and thinking about, the persecuted church. We will have a visiting speaker at our evening service.  We will be serving tea, coffee and cakes at around 5.15pm to welcome her and give an opportunity for people to meet her informally before the service. All welcome.  See Gill for further information.

Life in the Lancs Lane

Steve and Ruth, our missionaries in Tanzania, have compiled another interesting and information-packed newsletter for November. There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can visit their blog at http://www.lancsintanz.blogspot.co.uk/

This week:

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am

Tuesday: TLC, 12 noon

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7.15am; Prayer for Missions & Persecuted Church, 7.30pm

Thursday: Mums ‘n Tots, 10am; Debt Advice Centre 7.30pm

Friday: Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion in and around Corsham, 8.30am, the Hut

Upcoming dates in brief:

16th Nov: Persecuted Church Sunday meet Jenny Thomas from SAT 7, at 5.15pm

18th Nov: Questions and cake: housegroups’ meeting, 7.45pm

19th Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

24th Nov: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm

29th Nov: The Ark, 10am

1st Dec: Special Church Meeting, 8pm

3rd Dec: Midweek service, 2pm

4th Dec: Joint housegroup, questions & cake, 7.30pm

9th Dec: TLC @ St. Aldhelms

9th Dec: Men’s Christmas supper

Newsletter 2nd November 2014

Louise,

Midweek Service

The next midweek service will be on Wednesday, 5th November, from 2-3pm. Eric will lead and preach and the text will be Luke 8.22-25. There will be communion.

TLC

The next TLC meeting will take place at the church on Tuesday 11th November at 12 noon. Please speak to Michael or Wendy if you would like more information about these lunches for our seniors.

Questions and Cake!

Vicky is organising some dates when housegroups will get together over “questions and cake”. The dates are:

Tuesday 18th November; Thursday 4th December; Wednesday 14th January 

7.45pm start and 9.15pm finish. Please speak to Vicky for more details.

Missions and Persecuted Church Prayer

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 12th November at 7.30pm at the Hammetts’ home.  We will pray for our own missionaries, the Oasis Centre and the country of the month, Morocco.  All welcome – see Gill for further info.

Persecuted Church Sunday 16th November

On 16th November we will be focusing on praying for and thinking about the persecuted church. A representative from SAT 7 will be our speaker in the evening service.  We will be serving tea, coffee and cakes at around 5.15 to welcome Jenny and give an opportunity for people to meet her informally before the service.  All welcome.  See Gill for further information.

Prayer Meeting

We are continuing with our regular prayer meetings for gospel expansion in Corsham and surrounding areas. The meetings take place in The Hut from 8.30-9.30am on Saturday mornings. We would encourage people to attend this prayer meeting and everyone is welcome!

Areas to serve in at Priory Street

As was highlighted at the start of the plant process, we are now in need of further people to step up and fill roles in the following areas here at Priory Street as there are several gaps in rotas. In light of the recent survey, please would you prayerfully consider in what areas of church life you might be able to serve. Please contact Louise or the Ministry Leader to indicate your willingness to serve in any of these ministries.

  • Junior Church / Youth
  • Sound/PA (see specific notice)
  • Projection
  • Teas/coffees
  • Worship
  • Door greeting
  • Catering
  • Pastoral (see specific notice)

 

Specific pastoral help needed

Sara Taylor has worked hard co-ordinating meals for new families but she is no longer able to continue with this responsibility and so we are now looking for someone to take over. It would also be good to update our list of those willing to cook meals for new families. If you can help, please contact Joan or Louise.

PA/Sound

As Matt is going to the Rudloe congregation and a few people have recently come off the rota, we have an urgent need for more people to help out on the PA / sound desk rota. If anyone is interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Matt Grylls.

This week:

Monday: Prayer for the Ebola virus, 8-9pm

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7.15am; Midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Mums ‘n Tots, 10am; Debt Advice Centre 7.30pm

Friday: Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion in and around Corsham, 8.30am

Sunday: Remembrance Sunday

Upcoming dates in brief:

11th Nov: The Lunch Club, 12 noon

12th Nov: Persecuted Church prayer, 7.30pm

16th Nov: Persecuted Church Sunday meet Jenny Thomas from SAT 7, at 5.15pm

18th Nov: Questions and cake: housegroups’ meeting, 7.45pm

19th Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

24th Nov: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm

29th Nov: The Ark, 10am

Christmas dates for your diary

Adrian,

Here are the dates for our various Christmas services held at Corsham Baptist Church, Priory Street.

14th Dec 10.45am – Christmas Nativity service
17th Dec 2pm – Carol Service
21st Dec 6pm – Carols by Candlelight
24th Dec 6pm – Christmas eve, with communion
25th Dec 10am – Christmas day family worship service