Notices for Sunday 13 June 2021

This week

In-person services continue with increased capacity. Pre-booking is still required but please consider coming if you would like. You can book your family ticket (one per household) here – contact Cathy Simon if for any reason you are unable to book. Please note that tickets for this week’s 10 am service are sold out, so do contact Cathy S. or Tim Stephenson if you have been unable to book at place and we will ensure you have priority for next time. In the event of a positive outcome this week then the candidate will be invited back to preach ‘with a view’.

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • distancing rules of 1m plus mask apply.

Sunday Services

  • Church on the Screen @10am: If you prefer a more active service rather than simply watching, a warm welcome awaits from Rob and the team.
  • COTG are opening for face-face services. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • Priory Street joint service @10am: ‬https://youtu.be/YbEXONceEGY.
  • Worship is led by Matt E this week and prayers by Gill Bryant.The Senior Pastor candidate will bring us the Word from Mark 4:1-20 . At the time of publishing these notices the 11am Meet & Greet session is now fully booked but there is still plenty of space at the 12:15 slot.
  • Midweek Service: The next Midweek Service is Wednesday 23 June @2pm
  • Junior Church We are delighted to be continuing with Junior Church at CBC as we move into the third event following lock-down. It has been an absolute joy to see the children’s delight in being together again. Junior Church will continue to be a family event, whilst the STRIPE team monitor any additional opportunities that may arise as we eagerly anticipate the governments Stage-4 plan on Monday 14th June- but we must be patient. We look forward to seeing you there on Sunday!! Booking is via Eventbrite and includes all under 5s. The link for this week can be found here

Your Feedback is Needed

Following the visit of a candidate for the Senior Pastor post this weekend we would like to hear any comments/feedback from you. Please contact any member of the SPOT team with your comments; we would really appreciate your feedback. 

Please ensure that we receive your comments by the end of Monday 14th June.

As a reminder the SPOT team members are: Rob Perks, John Prior, Dan Ovens, Rob Durant, Adrian Pillinger, Ian Holmes and Alan Christie.

Baptism Classes

While national restrictions have limited what we can do in church life, God is not limited and can still be seen at work in His people. As a result, we have had some interest in baptism classes.

We currently have a class running and are looking to start a second class in the near future.

Therefore, if this is something that God has been prompting you to consider then please speak to Eddie, Rob or Dan for more information.

Attending classes does not mean you must proceed but will enable you to think through baptism further and consider whether you are ready to take this step of obedience at this time

Ark on the Farm Saturday 26th June 10.30am

A Children’s Service led by the Ark Team from Corsham Baptist Church. This is our final Ark of the school term relocated to a farm field in Castle Combe. 

There is lots of space for social distancing. 

Parking on site and Toilets and hand washing facilities are provided.

Please bring something to sit on and some lunch for a socially distanced picnic.

Book your tickets here

Souper Friday on Facebook

Souper Friday is now in Facebook! We want to reach local people who need support with food parcels, so if you’re on Facebook please ‘like’ the page and engage with the posts via likes/shares/comments. You can find the page here: www.facebook.com/souperfriday
If you have any questions about Facebook, feel free to contact Jasmine Warren.”

Activities during lockdown

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy Simon and/or Tim Stephenson by 12 noon on Friday

UPDATED WITH TICKET LINK: Meeting with potential new pastor (13th June)

The Oversight Team are keen that as many people as possible have the opportunity to meet the possible new senior pastor who is visiting to preach at Priory Street on June 13th, 2021. To that end we are organising two meetings after the service to be held in the Church Hut garden, so that more people can have the opportunity to meet and chat with the candidate following the service.

Our STRIPE (COVID guidance) team, have prepared the following document that outlines the guidelines we will be asking all attendees to follow for these meetings in order that we can provide as safe an environment as possible for everyone attending.

If you would like to attend, please do take the time to read this document.

Instructions for Meet & Greet (v0.4 05.06.21)

  1. A Pastor will be visiting CBC on Sunday 13th June. He is a possible candidate for fulfilling the role of CBC Senior Pastor, and as such will be preaching at the 10am service.
  2. On completion of the service, the aim will be for as many of the CBC congregation to socialise with the Pastor and his wife.
  3. In the event of fine weather, this event will take place on the church lawn. Wet weather arrangements TBC.
  4. To remain within COVID restrictions, outdoor church events are currently limited to a bubble of 30 people, whilst maintaining social distancing rules.
  5. Therefore, to enable maximum engagement, and taking a risk-based approach, there will be two separate meetings on completion of the service, each consisting of 30 people.
  6. Arrangements as follows:
    1. Group-A: Maximum 30 people:
      1. Tickets booked via eventbrite.co.uk/e/158476117333;
      2. Timings: 11:00am-12:00pm.
    2. Group-B: Maximum 30 people:
      1. Tickets booked via eventbrite.co.uk/e/158477481413;
      2. Timings: 12:15am -1:15pm.
  7. Note: household groups can meet and chat together but for people outside of households, the 2m rule should be respected.
  8. Further mitigation:
    1. By booking a ticket, people will be agreeing to the following conditions:
      1. Not exhibiting COVID symptoms and/or do not need to isolate;
      2. Commit to no handshake or other physical contact with minister;
    2. Eventbrite will state current status of minister with regards to COVID mitigation:
      1. Both the minister and his wife confirm they have had two vaccinations;
      2. The minister and his wife will take a lateral flow test;
      3. They are not coming from an area where new COVID variants are active or have been identified.
  9. Questions and queries to be fielded by the STRIPE team.

Sue, Rob, Ian
STRIPE Team (Strategic Team Responsible for In Person Events)

Notices for Sunday 6 June 2021

This week

In-person services continue with increased capacity. Pre-booking is still required but please consider coming if you would like. You can book your family ticket (one per household) here – contact Cathy Simon if for any reason you are unable to book.

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • distancing rules of 1m plus mask apply.

Sunday Services

  • Church on the Screen @10am: If you prefer a more active service rather than simply watching, a warm welcome awaits from Rob and the team.
  • COTG are opening for face-face services. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • Priory Street joint service @10am: Psalm [not] on the Farm ‬https://youtu.be/YbEXONceEGY. This week our worship will be presented live by the worship team. Matt Grylls will bring us the Word and Eddie will lead us in Communion
    • Please continue to pray for our preaching team as they prepare to bring God’s word to us week by week.

Zoom Junior Church

If you would like your child to participate in these sessions but haven’t done so already, please contact Rhiannon (childrensworker@corshambaptists.org or mob (in directory)) giving permission for them to join.

There are safeguarding rules that we need to adhere to and in the first place parental consent is required for your children to take part in these meetings.  Please could you send Rhiannon an email or text / message with the following (filling in the relevant information):

  • I give permission for …………… to interact on zoom.
  • I give permission for a leader to contact me (Parent’s name) by email/ phone/text for the purpose of  setting up these Zoom meetings.And then add your name.

Sunday 13th June: Save the date.

The Leadership Team are delighted to announce a preliminary visit with a Candidate for the Senior Pastor post is confirmed for Sunday 13th June when he has been invited to preach on Mark 4: 1-20. The Leadership Team are not announcing names at this point out of a desire for first impressions to be by a personal meeting.  Please commit the whole weekend to prayer asking for wisdom and discernment for any decisions that are to be made.

Ministry Training Course: South West Gospel Partnership.

The South West Gospel Partnership are recruiting to their Ministry Training Course for the 2021/2 academic year.

MTC doesn’t just equip people who teach and preach, but those who lead Bible studies, homegroups or evangelistic courses, or indeed any disciple-making disciple of the Lord Jesus – which is all of us!

Please take a look at the video here to find out more.

Part-time Job Opportunity Emmaus School, Staverton

Keen to teach computer science for 6 hrs per week? Please see the advert for part time work at the Emmaus Christian School in Trowbridge here

Souper Friday on Facebook

Souper Friday is now in Facebook! We want to reach local people who need support with food parcels, so if you’re on Facebook please ‘like’ the page and engage with the posts via likes/shares/comments. You can find the page here: www.facebook.com/souperfriday
If you have any questions about Facebook, feel free to contact Jasmine Warren.”

Activities during lockdown

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy Simon and/or Tim Stephenson by 12 noon on Friday