**TANZANIA GIFT DAY**
If you would like to contribute towards the Gift Day offering to support the building work at the Sanga Sanga Retreat Centre in Tanzania, please do make use of the special yellow envelopes which are available on the table at the back of the building. Please mark the envelope MISSION/SANGA SANGA, and if you are able to gift aid your donation, complete the declaration on the envelope. If you are not able to do this, please just score out the declaration.
When the offering is taken, only the contents of the yellow envelopes will be included in the Gift Day total. Yellow envelopes handed in after today, 7th May 2017, will be added to the Gift Day total later, but blue envelopes and loose cash/cheques will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church. Please speak to Lynne Little (Rudloe), Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15) or Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15) should you wish to clarify these arrangements.
Let there be Science – David Hutchings
David Hutchings is a physics teacher who has recently co-authored a book on science and religion. He will be coming to give a presentation on Christianity and science working hand in hand. This will be followed by a Q&A session and refreshments. Date: Saturday 13th May @ 7:30pm at Priory Street. Please invite non-Christian friends!
Kathy Larkman and Debbie Jackson are in Tanzania and return on Tuesday. Kathy is speaking at an AIM women’s retreat. Please pray for her as she delivers her talks and also as they travel back to England.
The next midweek service will take place on Wednesday, 10th May, commencing at 2pm. The text is Ruth 2 and Eric will be leading and preaching. The service is followed by home-made tea/coffee and cake. All welcome to attend!
Steve and Gill Bryant
Please pray for Steve and Gill who are in Germany until the 15th May. They are speaking at two conferences – the first one is a WEC gathering for staff involved in training new missionaries and the second is a multi-missions’ conference focused on meeting the needs of families serving overseas.
Please take the time to read the latest newsletter from Steve and Ruth Lancaster who are our missionaries in Tanzania. It makes for a most interesting read! There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can go to http://lancsintanz.aimsites.org
Uganda team fundraiser
Do you like breakfast? Do you want to support the team going to Uganda? Then join us on Saturday June 17th at 10am for our fundraising brunch. There will be lots of breakfast choices as well as cakes. So why not drop in for something to eat and a chat and help raise some funds for the team.
Praise and Worship Evening
On Sunday 21st May at 6pm, we will have the first of our regular praise and worship evenings (planned for the third Sunday evening in the month). The evening will be set aside for a time of extended sung worship, praise and prayer, including some testimonies to the greatness of our Lord Jesus Christ. The evening will be led by Nancy and Jo Pillinger. This is a great opportunity to meet friends from across our congregations, so let us fill our church with voices eager to praise Him.
Lucie Whiting, daughter of Colin and Heather, and Louie Blystad-Collins are getting married on the 18th May at 12:30. Everyone is welcome to attend the church ceremony at Priory Street!
Julie King will be stepping down from Traidcraft at the end of May. If you would like to take this on, please speak to Julie.
Bible Society at New Wine 22-28 July 2017
Bible Society invite you to come along to New Wine week 1 as a volunteer in the cafe venue. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01793 418222 for more information. Thank you – Susan Wingrave at Church on the Green.
Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am
Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10:00am
Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm
Thursday: Toddler Group, 10:00am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm
Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm
Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; Rudloe Cafe, 2:30pm; Debt Advice training, 10-4pm; “Let there be Science” 7:30pm
…At a quick glance…
14th May: Bailey infant dedication, 9:15am
15th May: Prayer for missions and the persecuted church, 7:45pm
18th May: Lucie Whiting/Louie Blystad-Collins’ wedding, 12:30pm
20th May: Debt Advice training, 10am-4pm
21st May: Infant dedication 9:15am service; first praise and worship evening, 6pm
22nd May: Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm
24th May: Midweek service, 2pm
27th May: The Ark, 10am
3rd June: Craft Club, 10am
4th June: Pentecost service, 6pm
7th June: Midweek service, 2pm
11th June: Infant dedication: 11:15am service
13th June: Men’s night, bbq social
17th June: Uganda fund-raiser – brunch!
19th June: Missions and Prayer for the persecuted church, 7:45pm
21st June: Midweek service, 2pm
24th June: The Ark, 10am
26th June: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm
2nd July: Infant dedication 9:15am service
8th July: Steph Grylls’/Beren Miles’ wedding