This morning at the 11:15am service we are having an infant dedication for Arya Joy, daughter of Nathan and Christine Coltman. We look forward to welcoming their friends and family to this special occasion.
TRANSFORMATION GROUPS are a small step for big gains in your Christian growth. Four men, or four women, committing to meet together once a month for six months to study God’s word, to pray, and above all, to apply the gospel to our daily lives. The groups will be starting in January. If you’d like to join one, speak to one of the group leaders: for the women, Nancy Sawyer, Vicki Kelly, Lynne Little and Louise du Toit; for the men, Ben Ross, Steve Rowe, John Prior and Nathan Coltman.
1Thess 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up …”
Carols by Candlelight – 17th December, 6pm
We’re planning once again to put together a band/ ensemble/ mini-orchestra for the carols by candlelight service. If you play an instrument (to grade 5 or above) and would be interested in playing for the carol service, David Morrell would love to hear from you, with details of what you play if he doesn’t already know! It would be great to hear from everyone who’s interested in taking part, as close to Sunday 3rd December as possible. You can speak to David face to face or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Especially for the Sunday evening congregation! Please make every effort to join us for a special meeting this evening at 6pm. As well as prayer and worship, we’ll be holding an open discussion about how we can best develop our Sunday evening gatherings. What would you like to see happen, and what part can you play? Please come and share as a family as we seek together to move forward with God.
Women’s Bible Study – Transforming Grace
The next women’s bible study is on tomorrow, 27th November at 7:30pm. There are study sheets on the table at the back. Please take one in preparation of the meeting.
CBC Men’s Night – this Tuesday 28th November 7:30pm
Renton Baker will be coming to share with the men of our church, reflecting on his past and what it means for men to work out their faith in today’s world (this will be the first of a series of talks from Renton). This would be a great opportunity to bring non-Christian friends. Sign up at the back.
The Craft Group
This is held on the first Saturday morning of each month from 10-12.30, the next being December 2nd where there will be a Christmas theme! We re commence again in the New Year on January 6th. All ‘Crafty’ people welcome and any who are not but wish to be ‘Crafty’. For any information speak to either Pam Mitchell or Hazel Hammett.
Feeding Back to You
The Trustees of Corsham Churches Foodbank would like to thank everyone at CBC for their generous support of the Foodbank project throughout 2017, but in particular for your recent harvest offering. The Foodbank is now well placed to meet the additional demands of the winter season and the Christmas Hamper project.
Monday night at CBC is “Fight Night” (second Monday of every month at 8pm). This is a men’s prayer meeting where we pray for our Christian witness, to honour the women in our lives, and for anything and everything as the Spirit leads.
MK Staff Training 2018
This summer (2017) CBC hosted the MK Staff Training course for WEC International. As a church we had the opportunity to meet and be a blessing to new mission workers from all over the world, preparing to serve in schools attended by missionaries’ children. The same course will be held at CBC again in 2018, from Sunday evening 22nd July to Thursday morning 2nd August. We are looking for hosts to provide accommodation, and help with catering and taxi driving for our participants. If you would like to help in any way please talk with Steve or Gill Bryant. Thank you!
Family Christmas decoration-making workshop
We will be making Christmas decorations and having some festive fun on Saturday 9th December at church between 10am and 12pm. There’ll be glitter and tinsel in abundance! Children to be accompanied by a parent please. Help is needed for this event so please speak to Rhiannon to find out more and to sign up.
A Sweet Christmas – Women’s Christmas Event: Monday 11th December
We look forward to having fellowship and food together as we celebrate Christmas and encourage one another in our walk with God at this special time of year. This year we’re having a ‘Christmas curry’ with oodles of sweet treats! Any questions please speak to Anne Holmes, Christine Coltman or Vicki Kelly. There is a sign-up sheet.
Please take a paper copy of the latest blog from Austria or visit the link http://grindrods.simplesite.com/435831945
Opportunities for Regular Giving
If you would like to give to the work of the church on a regular basis, you might wish to consider setting up a standing order through your bank. Alternatively, some people find it helpful to use a weekly numbered blue donation envelope for their offering. And of course, if you are a UK tax payer, then the value of your gift can be increased by 25%, at no extra cost to yourself, if you complete a Gift Aid Declaration.
If you would like to enrol on the blue envelope scheme for 2018, or would like to set up a standing order or make a Gift Aid Declaration, do please speak to one of the Treasury Team: Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15 Service); Lynne Little (Church on the Green, Rudloe) or Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15 Service).
Church Directory 2018
Please complete a form, which you can find at the back, if your details have changed or you are new to this fellowship. Once completed, leave in the box on the table at the back. The directory will be published in January. PLEASE WRITE CLEARLY!! Thank you!
Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am; Women’s bible study, 7:30pm
Tuesday: Men’s night with Renton Baker, 7:30pm
Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; CMDAC 7.30pm
Friday: CMDAC 9.30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm
Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion and other church activities 8.30am
2nd December: Craft Club, 10am
6th December: Midweek service, 2pm
All things Christmas @ CBC Priory Street
9th December, 10am-12pm: decoration-making workshop
11th December, 7:30pm: Women’s Christmas event
16th December, 5pm: Nativity Service
17th December, 6pm: Carols by Candlelight
20th December, 2-3pm: Midweek Christmas service
24th December: normal 9:15am and 11:15am services; communion 6pm
25th December, 10am: Christmas Day family service; no evening service
31st December: normal 9:15am and 11:15am services; no evening service