POSTPONED: No work party next Saturday (23rd Nov)

Tim Stephenson,

Thank you to all who have been in touch or planned to come to the work party next Saturday but this has been postponed and will now take place in the new year.

THIRD COLOSSIANS STUDY AVAILABLE!

kathylarkman,
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The third Colossians Study Buddy questions are available at the churches and also on the blog! Christine Coltman is bringing this study to us on 25 November.

So, please meet with your buddy! This short bible study will really enrich you!

BLESSINGS!

Notices 10th November, 2019

Louise,

Welcome to our Remembrance Sunday Service

10th November, 2019

Priory Street (Corsham)

  • 9.15am             Eddie Larkman (Ps.2)
  • 11.15am           Eddie Larkman (Ps.2)
  • 6:00pm            Gathering round the Word (Ron Durant)

Church on the Green (Rudloe)

  • 10:00am           Rob Durant

Family Quiz Night

There will be a family quiz/pizza night for the 9:15 congregation next Saturday, 16th November from 5pm.  Chat to Tim S for details.

Evening Service 17th November

As you may be aware, one of our mission partners at CBC is the neighbouring Melksham Baptist Church. On 17th Nov there will be a practical opportunity to show our support as we’ll be holding the monthly praise party there rather than at Priory Street. It would be lovely to have a really great turnout. Joey (from 9:15) will be leading and the start will be 6pm. So if you’re going why not talk to some friends and see if you can fill a car?   http://www.melkshambaptistchurch.org.uk/contacts/map/

Midweek Service

This will take place on Wednesday, 13th November at 2pm.  The text is James 3.1-12. Eric will be leading and preaching and there will be communion.

Christmas Carols by Candlelight Service

Our Christmas carols by candlelight service this year is being held on Sunday 15th December at 6pm at Priory Street.  If you would like to be involved in this service by way of singing or playing, please contact Nancy S, whose details can be obtained from the church office.

Work Party

Martin S will be holding a work party at Priory Street on Saturday 23rd November from approx. 10am-12pm  Work to be undertaken will include cleaning of “hard to reach” areas of the building, decorating, general tidying up etc. before Christmas.  Please come along if you can help.  Bacon butties will be on offer too!!

Women’s November Bible Study

There will be another women’s bible study on Monday 25th November at 7:30pm.  The study sheets are on the table at the back so please make sure you take a copy in advance of the meeting.

Last Ark of 2019

Come along to Priory Street at 10am on the 30th November for the last Ark of the year!  The Ark is a children’s service aimed at 0-7 year olds and we’ll be celebrating Christmas early with lots of fun, puppets, songs, video and crafts.  It’s all topped off with drinks and cake served at 11.00am. Children are very welcome with an accompanying adult so come along and spread the word to family and friends.

International Bring & Share Lunch, 24th November

Revelation 7 tells us about that amazing moment where people from every tribe, nation, people and language gather together to worship Christ. On Sunday 24th November, we’re going to have a foretaste of that moment with an international bring and share lunch!

Bring some food you like, and we’ll enjoy eating it together after our 10am service at the MOD community centre in Rudloe (a.k.a Crumpets). See you there!

Church on the Green new congregational leader

COTG are looking for a new congregational leader. The timeline for what’s happening when is below:

Sunday, 10th November – Nominations close after the service today. Give them to Rob, Adrian, or Paul.

Sunday 24th November – Election takes place for COTG members after the church service. (Before we have our international lunch!)

If you’re not sure what the role of congregational leader might involve, get in touch with Rob D or chat to one of our other leaders – Adrian P and Paul G. 

If you would like to nominate someone, please talk to them first and check they are happy to be nominated. You will need someone to second your nomination.

…This week @ CBC…

  • Monday: Fight Night, 8pm
  • Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm
  • Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am;  DAC, 7:30pm
  • Friday: DAC, 9:30am;Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm

Upcoming events:

  • Family/quiz night for 9:15ers – 16th November, 5pm
  • Gathering to Praise @ Melksham Baptist Church – 17th November, 6pm
  • Mission and persecuted church prayer – 18th November, 7:45pm
  • Church work party – 23rd November, 10am
  • Women’s bible study – 25th November, 7:30pm
  • Midweek service – 27th November, 2pm
  • The Ark – 30th November, 10am
  • Craft Group, 7th December, 10am

CBC Christmas Services 2019

@ Priory Street

  • 14th Dec – nativity service, 4pm
  • 15th Dec – Carols by Candlelight, 6pm
  • 18th Dec – Midweek Carol & Readings Service, 2pm
  • 24th Dec – Christmas eve communion service, 6pm
  • 25th Dec – Christmas day family service, 10am
  • 29th Dec – no evening service

@ Church on the Green, Rudloe

  • 22nd Dec – nativity, 10am
  • 24th Dec – carolling around Rudloe community, 6pm
  • 25th Dec – Christmas day family service, 10am

THERE ARE SMALL CARDS ON THE BACK TABLE ADVERTISING OUR CHRISTMAS SERVICES…PLEASE TAKE SOME TO GIVE TO FRIENDS & FAMILY.

PRAYING WITH CONFIDENCE

kathylarkman,

colossiansTree[5971]I was on National Express coach coming home from Heathrow Airport after being in Germany as Esther King was leading our second women’s bible study- Colossians: Rooted. Although I missed being there, you were in my thoughts and prayers.

I received many reports of the love and blessing of God through His word! I am encouraged how God is maturing us as He reveals Himself to us through Scripture.

Paul prays over the Colossians with confidence because they ARE bearing fruit; not because they need to bear fruit. There are many times when I don’t know how to pray for us, especially with confidence,  but I am learning that a good place to start is Scripture. It seems so obvious, but after being a Christian for years, I have realized its importance and power.

This prayer in Colossians 1 is one wonderful example of many in the Bible which teaches us how we should pray for one another as believers in Christ and with confidence. His continual prayer has been full of requests that they might be filled with the knowledge of God’s will. (v.9) This is not just a prayer about guidance in specific situations of life, but actually it’s bigger than that. It’s about grasping the big picture of how central Jesus Christ is in God’s plan for the world- to put everything under Jesus Christ.

The result of the knowledge of Christ is a changed life!(v.10) Knowing Christ always brings practical changes to how we live. The changed life is described as: a worthy life, pleasing Christ, bearing fruit and increasing in the knowledge of God.

Notice it is God who is the one doing everything in this prayer. He has ‘enabled us,’ ‘rescued us ’ and ‘transferred us,’ ‘purchased us,’ forgave us.’vv (12-14) It is all God’s work through Jesus Christ! (vv.13-14)

So, if we want to see our lives changed, we need to keep asking God to show us how important Jesus Christ is! As we get a better grasp of WHO HE IS, changes will inevitably result in our everyday, ordinary lives.

Let’s pray for each other with confidence! May we all grow as we learn to know God better and better!

Kathy x

Notices 3rd November, 2019

Louise,

Priory Street (Corsham)

  • 9.15am             Eddie Larkman
  • 11.15am           Eddie Larkman (Infant Dedication)
  • 6:00pm             Gathering to Pray

Church on the Green (Rudloe)

  • 10:00am           Adrian Pillinger

Infant Dedication

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to the friends and family of Albert and Tina D, whose child, Maiah-Joy, is being dedicated this morning.  Thank you for joining us today on this special occasion.

Open Doors’ Event

This afternoon we will have Open Doors’ speaker, Rod Whiting, with us at 5pm (tea and cake from 4.30pm). Come and be informed, inspired and challenged regarding the work of Open Doors for the Persecuted Church. The talk will be followed at 6pm by a prayer evening for the work of Open Doors and the Persecuted Church.

Light Party

Rhiannon P would like to say a very big thank you to all those involved in making the Light Party on Thursday night such a success! Close to fifty children from church and the community attended!

9:15 Family & Friends Quiz Night

There will be a family quiz/pizza night for the 9:15 congregation on Saturday 16th November from 5pm.  Chat to Matt G for details.

Baptismal Service @11:15

We are looking to have a baptismal service on 8th December. If you feel this is a step God is prompting you to take, please speak to one of your congregational leaders.

Christmas Carol Service @Priory Street

Our Christmas carols by candlelight service this year is being held on Sunday 15th December at 6pm at Priory Street.  If you would like to be involved in this service by way of singing or playing, please contact Nancy Sawyer, whose details can be obtained from the church office.

Work Party @Priory Street

Martin S will be holding a work party at Priory Street on Saturday 23rd November from approx. 10am-12pm  Work to be undertaken will include cleaning of “hard to reach” areas of the building, decorating, general tidying up etc. before Christmas.  Please come along if you can help.  Bacon butties will be on offer too!!

Women’s Retreat 2020

There will be a women’s retreat at Lox Lane from 17-19 July 2020.  The

cost is £140 per person.  Deposit of £25 is required by 1st December 2019.  Leaflets are at the back.  Chat to Anne H if you would like to know more about the weekend.

Harvest Offering Thank You

On behalf of Tearfund and the Corsham Churches Foodbank, thank you so much to all of the congregations at CBC for their generous support for the Harvest Offering.  A total of £1,402 was raised to support the work of our partners in Malawi, the EAGLES Relief and Development project run through the Living Waters Church.

The store cupboards at Corsham Churches Foodbank are much better placed to meet the demands of the winter season following harvest offerings taken across the community, and a letter from the CCFB Chair of Trustees is displayed on the noticeboard in the coffee hall.  As the CCFB gears up for its Christmas Hamper project, donations of seasonal treats, especially those which would bless children, would be most welcome although ideally before the end of November.  The hampers will be packed and delivered during early December.

Meal Train

We are on the look out for more volunteers for the CBC Meal Train which offers meals to church members who are newly out of hospital, have recently had a baby, are struggling with ill-health etc. It is a wonderful service that offers support in a practical sense to our church family and beyond. If you are able to spare a meal on an ad hoc basis and don’t mind being contacted when the rota is put into action, please email Sarah B.

Church on the Green News

International Bring & Share Lunch, 24th November @Rudloe

Revelation 7 tells us about that amazing moment where people from every tribe, nation, people and language gather together to worship Christ. On Sunday 24th November, we’re going to have a foretaste of that moment with an international bring and share lunch!

Bring some food you like, and we’ll enjoy eating it together after our 10am service at the MOD community centre in Rudloe (a.k.a Crumpets). See you there!

Church on the Green new congregational leader

COTG are looking for a new congregational leader. The timeline for what’s happening when is below:

Sunday, 3rd November – Nominations are open – nomination forms are available at the COTG service.

Sunday, 10th November – Nominations close after the morning service. Give them to Rob, Adrian, or Paul.

Sunday 24th November – Election takes place for COTG members after the church service. (Before we have our international lunch!)

If you’re not sure what the role of congregational leader might involve, get in touch with Rob D or chat to one of our other leaders – Adrian P and Paul G. 

If you would like to nominate someone, please talk to them first and check they are happy to be nominated. You will need someone to second your nomination.

…This week @ CBC…

  • Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am;  DAC, 7:30pm
  • Friday: DAC, 9:30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm

Upcoming events:

  • Remembrance Sunday – 10th November
  • Fight Night – 11th November, 8pm
  • Midweek Service – 13th November, 2pm
  • Family/quiz night for 9:15ers – 16th November, 5pm
  • Gathering to Praise @ Melksham Baptist Church – 17th November, 6pm
  • Mission and persecuted church prayer – 18th November, 7:45pm
  • Church work party – 23rd November, 10am
  • Women’s bible study – 25th November, 7:30pm
  • Midweek service – 27th November, 2pm
  • The Ark – 30th November, 10am

CBC Christmas Services 2019

@ Priory Street

  • 14th Dec – nativity service, 4pm
  • 15th Dec – carols by candlelight, 6pm
  • 18th Dec – midweek service carols by candlelight, 2pm
  • 24th Dec – Christmas eve communion service, 6pm
  • 25th Dec – Christmas day family service, 10am
  • 29th Dec – no evening service

@ Church on the Green, Rudloe

  • 22nd Dec – nativity, 10am
  • 24th Dec – carolling around Rudloe community, 6pm
  • 25th Dec – Christmas day family service, 10am