Newsletter for 19th July, 2015 – Missions’ Sunday

Louise,

 

 

 

 

Thank you!
Anne Holmes and Kathy Larkman would like to say a very big thank you to everyone involved in the ladies’ day yesterday.  Thank you, too, to Cath Swanson for bringing us teaching and ministry and we trust that everyone who attended was blessed.
Church Meeting
There will be a church meeting at 8pm tomorrow night with some very important issues being discussed.  Please would all church members try to attend if possible.  Agendas and minutes from the previous Church Meeting are at the back.
Same-Sex Marriage
Several people have been asking Eddie questions on this subject. He recommends the following books for their biblical faithfulness and pastoral sensitivity (both are written by pastors who themselves experience same-sex attraction):  Ed Shaw: “The Plausibility Problem”; Sam Allberry: “Is God Anti-Gay?”  Eddie also recommends this website: www.livingout.org
The ARK – new leader required
As some of you may know the Howlett family will be leaving CBC to worship in Bath. The ARK is therefore in need of some new help. We have a lovely regular group of 30 children who meet for 9 x 45 minute meetings a year. We would need the following:
1.      A co-ordinator to help with the rota, publicity and record-keeping. This could be done by someone who does not always attend the ARK.
2.      Someone to do “front of house” at the ARK, which mainly involves doing a two-minute talk on the topic of the week and being a “face” that is there every month for the families to get to know. If you think you could help please speak to Rachel or Rhiannon.
Life in the Lancs Lane!
With an update on what’s been happening in the lives of Ruth and Steve Lancaster during the last six weeks, please take a copy of their newsletter, or alternatively, head to the blog site at www.lancsintanz@blogspot.co.uk where you’ll also find a few more photos.  Please note that it is Ruth’s birthday on the 20th August.  If you would like to send her a birthday card, their physical address is: P.O. Box 6633, Madaraka, Morogoro, Tanzania.
2014 church accounts
The CBC accounts for 2014 have now been cleared by the accountant. A summarised draft was published in the Ministry Reports earlier this year, but if you would like a full copy, please let Michael Prior know and he will email it.

Soul Survivor

In just under four weeks’ time Dan and a group of 20 or so young people will be heading to Soul Survivor Christian youth festival at Shepton Mallet showground. However, in order to make this youth trip possible we need your help!

Here are two ways in which you can help support: 1) Drivers: we need individuals willing to drive young people to and/or from Shepton Mallet on Saturday morning the 15th and/or Thursday morning 20th August. 2) Prayer! That the young people will grow in friendships with one another and ultimately with God! If you can assist with transport, then please let Dan know. Thanks.

…This week…

Monday: Church Meeting, 8pm

Wednesday: Early morning prayer, 7.15am

Thursday: Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre 7.30pm

Friday: Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion, 8.30am

…Looking ahead…

29th July: Midweek service, 2pm

11th August: The Lunch Club, 12pm

12th August: Midweek service, 2pm

 

 

 

Newsletter for 12th July 2015

Louise,

Infant Dedication

We would like to welcome the friends and family of Paul and Victoria Kelly as their baby daughter, Emilia, is dedicated this morning.

Same-Sex Marriage

Several people have been asking Eddie questions on this subject. He recommends the following books for their biblical faithfulness and pastoral sensitivity (both are written by pastors who themselves experience same-sex attraction): Ed Shaw: “The Plausibility Problem”; Sam Allberry: “Is God Anti-Gay?” Eddie also recommends this website: www.livingout.org

Evening Service

This evening’s service will be a report back on the recent missions’ trip that Eddie undertook to Uganda with a team of nine people. All welcome to attend.

Men’s Curry Night

There will be a men’s curry night on Tuesday 14th July at 7.30pm. Please speak to Ian Holmes if you would like to attend.

The ARK – new leader required

As some of you may know the Howlett family will be leaving CBC to worship in Bath. The ARK is therefore in need of some new help. We have a lovely regular group of 30 children (a mix of church and non-church children) who meet for 9 x 45 minute meetings a year. We would need the following:

  1. A co-ordinator to help with the rota, publicity and record-keeping. This could be done by someone who does not always attend the ARK.
  2. Someone to do “front of house” at the ARK, which mainly involves doing a two-minute talk on the topic of the week and being a “face” that is there every month for the families to get to know. If you think you could help please speak to Rachel or Rhiannon.

**Ladies’ Day 2015 **

This year our ladies’ day will be held at CBC Priory Street next Saturday 18th July starting at 10.30am. There is a sign-up sheet on the back table so please write your name down! It’s not too late!! If you are only available for part of the day, please indicate whether you are intending to stay for lunch so we can cater accordingly. We are very happy to have Cath Swanson from AIM as our guest speaker. Please speak to Anne Holmes or Kathy Larkman for more details. Our verse for the day is “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Life in the Lancs Lane!
With an update on what’s been happening in the lives of Ruth and Steve Lancaster during the last six weeks, please take a copy of their newsletter, or alternatively, head to the blog site at www.lancsintanz@blogspot.co.uk where you’ll also find a few more photos.
Please note that it is Ruth’s birthday on the 20th August.  If you would like to send her a birthday card, their postal address is: P.O. Box 6633, Madaraka, Morogoro, Tanzania.
TLC
The Lunch Club will be held at Priory Street for our seniors on Tuesday at 12pm.  Please speak to Michael or Wendy Prior for more details.

Midweek Service

There will be a midweek service at Priory Street on Wednesday at 2pm. Eric will be leading and preaching and the text of the sermon will be Luke 12:13-34.

2014 church accounts

The CBC accounts for 2014 have now been cleared by the accountant. A summarised draft was published in the Ministry Reports earlier this year, but if you would like a full copy, please let Michael Prior know and he will email it to you.

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am

Tuesday: TLC, 12pm; Men’s curry night, 7.30pm

Wednesday: Early morning prayer, 7.15am; midweek service, 2pm

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

Friday: Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion, 8.30am; Ladies’ Day, 10.30am

…Looking ahead…

19th July: Mission Sunday (visit by Tony and Cath Swanson)

20th July: Church Meeting, 8pm

29th July: Midweek service, 2pm

11th August: The Lunch Club

 

Newsletter for 5th July 2015

Louise,

Family Day – Sunday 5th July

After our morning service today we will gather at the Rudloe Community Centre for a bbq, bouncy castles, games etc. so please come along to that where we can spend time together as a church family and get to know each other better.  Food will be available from 2pm.

Evening Service

Please note, there is NO EVENING SERVICE tonight.

Ladies’ Day 2015

This year our ladies’ day will be held at CBC Priory Street on Saturday 18th July starting at 10.30am and going through to late afternoon. There is a sign-up sheet on the back table so please write your name down! If you are only available for part of the day, please indicate whether you are intending to stay for lunch so we can cater accordingly. We are very happy to have Cath Swanson from AIM as our guest speaker for the day. Please speak to Anne Holmes or Kathy Larkman for more details about the day.

Calling all New Musicians!!

If you can sing or play, and are interested in knowing what it means to serve with the worship team at CBC, please come along to our ‘Newbies’ Worship Evening’ tomorrow night at 8pm at Priory Street. Speak to Matt Grylls for more details. 

Deacon Nominations

Nominations for the positions of Missions Deacon and Pastoral Deacon are now open and will close on 12th July. Voting will take place at the next Church Meeting on 20th July. Role descriptions are on the leadership board. Nomination forms and rules are on the table at the back.

Men’s Curry Night

There will be a men’s curry night on Tuesday 14th July at 7.30pm. Please speak to Ian Holmes if you would like to attend.

Nepal Evening – here at CBC – Wednesday 8th July

What’s it like to experience an earthquake, monsoons, floods, landslides and teach children from many countries … and much more?  Sue Kemp who has been a missionary for 16 years in Nepal, will be visiting our church next week. For most of this time she has been a teacher in a missions’ primary school in Pokhara, but is now training teachers for her Chhahari charity which prepares children for entering government schools. Come at 7.30pm for coffee and cake, and Sue will speak at 8pm. We will end the evening with questions and praying for Nepal, and for our own missionaries Steve and Ruth Lancaster, Steve and Gill Bryant and Steph Grylls who is going to Bangladesh in September.

Same-Sex Marriage
Several people have been asking Eddie questions on this subject. He recommends the following books for their biblical faithfulness and pastoral sensitivity (both are written by pastors who themselves experience same-sex attraction):
•         Ed Shaw: “The Plausibility Problem”
•         Sam Allberry: “Is God Anti-Gay?”
Eddie also recommends this website: www.livingout.org

Life in the Lancs Lane!
With an update on what’s been happening in the lives of Ruth and Steve Lancaster during the last six weeks, please take a copy of their newsletter, or alternatively, head to the blog site at www.lancsintanz@blogspot.co.uk where you’ll also find a few more photos.

The ARK – new leader required
As some of you may know Rachel Howlett will be taking up the position of “Children’s and Youth Worker” at a church in Bath in September, working with 0-18 year olds in the church, the community and the three local schools. Therefore the Howlett family will be leaving CBC to worship there. Please pray for them as they settle and for the new challenges they will face.
The ARK is therefore in need of some new help. We have a lovely regular group of 30 children (a mix of church and non-church children) who meet for 9 x 45 minute meetings a year. We would need the following:
1.      A co-ordinator to help with the rota, publicity and record-keeping. This could be done by someone who does not always attend the ARK.
2.      Someone to do “front of house” at the ARK, which mainly involves doing a two-minute talk on the topic of the week and being a “face” that is there every month for the families to get to know. If you think you could help please speak to Rachel or Rhiannon.

Infant Dedication
Please note there will be another infant dedication next Sunday 12th July at the 10.45am service.

…This week…
Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am; musicians’ evening, 8pm
Wednesday: Early morning prayer, 7.15am; Prayer for Missions, 7.30pm
Thursday: Mums ‘n Tots, 10am; Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre 7.30pm
Friday: Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am
Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion, 8.30am

…Looking ahead…

12th July: Infant dedication; evening service Uganda report back

14th July: Men’s curry night, 7.30pm

18th July: Ladies’ Day, 10.30am (guest speaker Cath Swanson)

19th July: Mission Sunday (visit by Tony and Cath Swanson)

20th July: Church Meeting, 8pm