Notices for Sunday 11 April 2021

This week

Good news! We are continuing with in-person services this week. Numbers will be limited and pre-booking is required please. – contact Tim or the Church Office to do this

Sunday Services

Zoom Junior Church

  • 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.

Mid-Week Service Wednesday 14th April 2pm

All are welcome -and again pre-booking is required. Please contact Tim or the Church Office to do this.

Pray for the Muslim World

Ramadan starts on Tuesday 13th April. We have an opportunity to pray through this important time. There is a daily prayer guide available here as a printed leaflet or a download for £2.00. https://30daysprayer.org.uk/order/

Momentum Yes!

Find out more about missions and the unreached by attending this free interactive, online video-based course, which teaches, inspires, and equips to rethink God’s mission. AIM has already run this course, and and WEC is hosting it next, over 6 Tuesday evenings, starting on 20th April. You can find out more and book your free place here: https://wec-uk.org/events/momentumyes

Word Alive – Seminar Tracks

Starting Monday 12th there will be weekly “seminar tracks’ with excellent Biblical teaching from renowned speakers – take a look 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.

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

Notices for Easter Sunday 2021

This week

Good news! We are continuing with in-person services this week. Numbers will be limited and pre-booking is required please. – contact Tim or the Church Office to do this

Joint Good Friday Service

Joint Good Friday service for Church on the Screen and CBC on the 2nd April at Priory Street, 10am

Access the link here

Easter Sunday Services

Zoom Junior Church

  • 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.

Easter Trail

Join the trail over the weekend from Friday to Monday. Find the eggs around town,  unscramble the letters to find the word that reminds us about Easter. Collect packs from outside church on Saturday between 3pm and 5pm. For more information contact Rhiannon : childrensworker@corshambaptists.org

Easter Thank Offering

Easter speaks of God’s love for us, and His will to spread that love among all peoples.  On Sunday 4 April 2021, we will be holding an Easter Thank Offering to support the work of our Mission Partners. Our first priority will be to provide for those partners who would normally have benefitted from our Harvest, Carol and Nativity service offerings last year (Tearfund, The Oasis Centre, & Compassion), and thereafter where the need is greatest.  The money raised will be lodged in our Restricted Mission Fund. Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering.

The easiest way to make an offering is by online bank transfer to the Corsham Baptist Church account at Lloyds Bank (contact the office or Treasurer if you need the details), and reference the transaction RES MISSION FUND.  Alternatively, you could post a cheque to the Treasurer at Priory Street, clearly marked EASTER 21 THANK OFFERING on the reverse. 

If you are able to book for the in-person service at Priory Street on Easter Sunday, please put your offering in the wooden offering box which will be placed at the back of the building.  When the offering is taken, only the contents of plain envelopes (marked EASTER 21 THANK OFFERING) and loose cash/cheques will be included in the Thank Offering total.  Blue offering envelopes will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church.  

Unfortunately, Covid operating restrictions prevent us from leaving supplies of the special yellow envelopes we normally use for Thank Offerings on open display in the building.  However, if you have completed a gift aid declaration in favour of CBC, we will recover gift aid on your offering (cheques, and bank transfers only) unless you advise us otherwise.

Word Alive – Save the Dates!

Starting at 4 pm on Tuesday 6 April and continuing to 9th April, Word Alive will be streaming meetings to enable you and all the family to ‘Plug into the Word’ including activities for children and young people. Take a look at the website here.

And it doesn’t all finish on the 9th April either. Starting Monday 12th there will be weekly “seminar tracks’ with excellent Biblical teaching from renowned speakers – take a look 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.

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

Notices for 28 March 2021

This week

Good news! We are continuing with in-person services this Sunday (28th). There will be a Midweek Service at 2pm on the 31st as well as a Good Friday service on the 2nd at 10am at Priory Street. At this stage there is still no congregational singing

Numbers will be limited and pre-booking is required please. – contact Tim or the Church Office to do this

There is some sign from the Baptist Union that we may be allowed to meet and even sing outdoors to celebrate Easter Sunday. We have decided start planning this and pray it will indeed be allowed.

Zoom Junior Church

  • 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.

Lent reflections by 9:15 and CotG

A message from the Ovens’

A great big thank you to those who have been involved in the planning of the extension as well as those who have generously given. It is a wonderful space and we can’t wait to be using it for youth work. We are loving having the space and feeling thoroughly blessed! Much love the Ovens

Easter Thank Offering

Easter speaks of God’s love for us, and His will to spread that love among all peoples.  On Sunday 4 April 2021, we will be holding an Easter Thank Offering to support the work of our Mission Partners. Our first priority will be to provide for those partners who would normally have benefitted from our Harvest, Carol and Nativity service offerings last year (Tearfund, The Oasis Centre, & Compassion), and thereafter where the need is greatest.  The money raised will be lodged in our Restricted Mission Fund. Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering.

The easiest way to make an offering is by online bank transfer to the Corsham Baptist Church account at Lloyds Bank (contact the office or Treasurer if you need the details), and reference the transaction RES MISSION FUND.  Alternatively, you could post a cheque to the Treasurer at Priory Street, clearly marked EASTER 21 THANK OFFERING on the reverse. 

If you are able to book for the in-person service at Priory Street on Easter Sunday, please put your offering in the wooden offering box which will be placed at the back of the building.  When the offering is taken, only the contents of plain envelopes (marked EASTER 21 THANK OFFERING) and loose cash/cheques will be included in the Thank Offering total.  Blue offering envelopes will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church.  

Unfortunately, Covid operating restrictions prevent us from leaving supplies of the special yellow envelopes we normally use for Thank Offerings on open display in the building.  However, if you have completed a gift aid declaration in favour of CBC, we will recover gift aid on your offering (cheques, and bank transfers only) unless you advise us otherwise.

Word Alive – Save the Dates!

Starting at 4 pm on Tuesday 6 April and continuing to 9th April, Word Alive will be streaming meetings to enable you and all the family to ‘Plug into the Word’ including activities for children and young people. Take a look at the website here.

And it doesn’t all finish on the 9th April either. Starting Monday 12th there will be weekly “seminar tracks’ with excellent Biblical teaching from renowned speakers – take a look here

Daniel calls for a Fire Pit

Not to re-enact Daniel 6 but to keep the young people warm and socially distanced during the planned Youth Easter Event. If you have a fire pit going spare that you are willing to loan to the youth pastor, please contact Dan Ovens

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.

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

Notices for 21 March 2021

This week

Good news! We will go ahead with in-person services for this Sunday (21st), the following (28th) and there will be a Midweek Service at 2pm on the 31st as well as a Good Friday service on the 2nd at 10am at Priory Street. At this stage there is still no congregational singing

Numbers will be limited and pre-booking is required please. – contact Tim or the Church Office to do this

There is some sign from the Baptist Union that we may be allowed to meet and even sing outdoors to celebrate Easter Sunday. We have decided start planning this and pray it will indeed be allowed.

Zoom Junior Church

  • 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.

Lent reflections by 9:15 and CotG

Easter Ark Saturday 27 March

‘The Ark @ Corsham Baptist Church’ Easter themed children’s service will be available from 7am on Saturday 27th March. You can find it on Facebook, the church website or the CBC Junior church channel. It has puppets, craft, Bible story and songs. We are also giving away a gift/craft pack – let us know if you’d like one. Please pray for this event.

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.

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

Notices for 14 March 2021

This week

Just to remind you there are no in-person meetings at the moment.

Mothering Sunday 14 March 2021

Zoom Junior Church

  • 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.

Lent reflections by 9:15 and CotG

Prayer for the Workplace

Steve and Gill Bryant have compiled some responses from our church members to help us to pray effectively for them in the workplace. Please contact Steve and Gill if you would like this information for your prayers.

Easter Thank Offering

Easter speaks of God’s love for us, and His will to spread that love among all peoples.  On Sunday 4 April 2021, we will be holding an Easter Thank Offering to support the work of our Mission Partners. Our first priority will be to provide for those partners who would normally have benefitted from our Harvest, Carol and Nativity service offerings last year (Tearfund, The Oasis Centre, & Compassion), and thereafter where the need is greatest.  The money raised will be lodged in our Restricted Mission Fund. Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering.

The easiest way to make an offering is by online bank transfer to the Corsham Baptist Church account with Lloyds Bank (Sort Code 30-91-99; Account Number 01480604), and reference the transaction RES MISSION FUND.  Alternatively, you could post a cheque to the Treasurer at Priory Street, clearly marked EASTER 21 THANK OFFERING on the reverse. 

If you are able to book for the in-person service at Priory Street on Easter Sunday, please put your offering in the wooden offering box which will be placed at the back of the building.  When the offering is taken, only the contents of plain envelopes (marked EASTER 21 THANK OFFERING) and loose cash/cheques will be included in the Thank Offering total.  Blue offering envelopes will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church.  

Unfortunately, Covid operating restrictions prevent us from leaving supplies of the special yellow envelopes we normally use for Thank Offerings on open display in the building.  However, if you have completed a gift aid declaration in favour of CBC, we will recover gift aid on your offering (cheques, and bank transfers only) unless you advise us otherwise.

 Please refer to our treasurer, Roger Hammett, (contact details in the directory) should you wish to clarify these arrangements.

Thank You from Bible Society


Roger our Treasurer recently made a donation from CBC to Bible Society. We (Bible Society) are so grateful to you for your generosity which will enable us to provide Bibles where there are none in some of the hardest, toughest places on the planet. If you’d like to know more about how your donation will be put to use for God, please contact Susan Wingrave on 07587 551 710 or susan.wingrave@biblesociety.org.uk.

Pilgrims’ Friend Society Job Opportunity

The Team at Middlefields House (New Care Home in Chippenham) are currently recruiting for key roles at the new home:

Hospitality Manager to oversee the catering and housekeeping teams. Find out more and apply.

Activities and Church Engagement Facilitator to oversee volunteering in the home and connections in the wider community, and Pastoral Care Co-ordinator to oversee the provision of pastoral care to those living in the home. For more information on these roles please email Neal Shelton-Green  – neal.sheltongreen@pilgrimsfriend.org.uk

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.

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

Notices for 7 March 2021

This week

Just to remind you there are no in-person meetings at the moment.

  • 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. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • Priory Street joint service @10am: 2 Peter – ‘Heading for Home’ Part 3. Try to read the whole letter in advance – just three short chapters
  • Unless you are part of a group that meets for communion, there will be a short communion service immediately following this joint service so don’t switch off too soon!
  • https://youtu.be/SPftPFQkRdE
  • Monthly Prayer meeting 6pm: Steve and Gill Bryant will be hosting the monthly prayer with a focus on praying for our church members in the workplace. Please contact Steve and Gill if you have work-related issues for which you would like prayer. Join us in the meeting if you can!
  • The link to the Zoom meeting is found here . Do join a few minutes in advance.of 6pm
  • Meeting ID: 826 0565 0664
  • Passcode: 231744

Zoom Junior Church

  • 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.

Lent reflections by 9:15 and CotG

Evangelism

Norman and Pat have written an article about living evangelism . Please take a look here https://corshambaptists.org/articles/sowing-seeds-of-the-gospel/

Government changes to Lockdown rules.

You will be very much aware of the recent government four step plan to ease lockdown restrictions announcement by the Prime Minister on 22 Feb. Please rest assured that our leadership team will be considering how CBC respond and will keep you informed of any planned changes as the various steps unfold. For the meantime however, services will continue online.

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.

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

Notices for 28 Feb 2021

This week

Just to remind you there are no in-person meetings at the moment.

Zoom Junior Church

  • 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.

Lent reflections by 9:15 and CotG

Steve and Ruth Lancaster

Please have a look at Steve and Ruth’s most recent report

Church Directory 2021

It is that time of year again! If your details in the Church Directory need updating, or if you are wishing to be added to the Directory, please send your details to Cathy Simon (cathys@corshambaptists.org).

If you are new to this, the Directory records: name; congregation (Church on the Green/ 09:15/11:15); address; phone number; email; children.

Please send no later than Friday 5 March 2021.

The Persecuted Church

Open Doors have just published the their 2021 World Watch list full of helpful resources for churches, children and individuals who wish to stand with our persecuted brothers and sisters in prayer. Take a look at the Open Doors website here

Government changes to Lockdown rules.

You will be very much aware of the recent government four step plan to ease lockdown restrictions announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday evening (22 Feb) indicating . Please rest assured that our leadership team will be considering how CBC respond and will keep you informed of any planned changes as the various steps unfold. For the meantime however, services will continue online.

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.

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

Notices for 21 Feb 2021

This week

Just to remind you there are no in-person meetings at the moment.

Zoom Junior Church

  • 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.

‘Gathered to Praise’

There won’t be a full ‘gathered to praise’ this Sunday evening but Steve Chilcott has put together this playlist to inspire you to worship.

Women’s Bible Study

A warm welcome awaits you on Monday 22nd February at the Women’s Bible Study.  As we continue to journey through Genesis, Sharon D will introduce us to Jacob.  
Bible Study notes can be downloaded here
Grab a cup of something and join us on Zoom at 7.30pm.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82973000518?pwd=ZmdOL2trblQ5WW1sMTNKcmVTazYvUT09

Meeting ID: 829 7300 0518
Passcode: 777

The ARK

The Ark Sat 27 Feb 10 am

Pray for the team as they lead the Ark activities on Saturday morning.

Lots of family fun : puppets; songs; things to make and a powerful story of Jesus’ parents searching for him after they became separated in the crowd in Jerusalem. Their home is also on Facebook for now.

Church Directory 2021

It is that time of year again! If your details in the Church Directory need updating, or if you are wishing to be added to the Directory, please send your details to Cathy Simon (cathys@corshambaptists.org).

If you are new to this the Directory records, name; congregation (Church on the Green/ 09:15/11:15; address; phone number; email; children

Please send no later than Friday 5 March 2021.

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.

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

Notices for 14 Feb 2021

This week

Just to remind you there are no in-person meetings at the moment.

Holiday Bible Club

The February half term holiday Bible club session will run on Thursday 18th February from 10am. It will be available on the ‘CBC Junior Church’ YouTube channel. Craft packs are available for collection from outside Corsham Baptist Church,  Priory Street on Monday 15th February 10am11am. Contact Rhiannon to register or for more information: childrensworker@corshambaptists.org

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.

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

Notices for 7 Feb 2021

This week

Just to remind you there are no in-person meetings at the moment.

  • 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. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • Priory Street joint service @10am: Worship, intercessions and Eddie will speak on Daniel 12. Watch on YouTube. Subtitles should be provided live and a transcript and audio podcast will be published shortly after at: https://corshambaptists.org/teaching/
  • Please note we will be joining together online for Communion at this service
  • Zoom Junior Church starts this Sunday
  •  Please join Rhiannon for our first online, live junior church session starting this Sunday (Feb 7th).  Details are:
  • KS1 junior church:starts at 10 am and the joining details are:
  • Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74667394889?pwd=TTZFbE94Kzlwa2ZxMlMrK1JQd3NPdz09
  • Meeting ID: 746 6739 4889
  • Passcode: JCKs1 
  • KS2 junior church:starts at 11am and the joining details are:
  • Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78440614259?pwd=OUtlaVN5Qm4zdzFzNEVsalY4VUp5dz09
  • Meeting ID: 784 4061 4259
  • Passcode: JCKs2
  • 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: 07579062921) 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.
  • Youth continues online @7pm.
  • Junior Church songs from Adrian and Jo Pillinger are available on the CBC Junior church YouTube channel this Sunday. They can also be found in the church website worship section.‬

Lent Reflections.

There will be a weekly series of short (2-3 min) Lent reflections starting in 10 days (Lent starts Weds 17th), please watch the website / Facebook or contact the office to receive email notifications

News from our Mission Partners:

Bible Society Webinar 09 Feb 10:00-11:30

The Bible Society are hosting another webinar in February where the Church is invited to pray and lament for our nation, seeking God for his missional heart for this cultural moment. Register for the event here.

Tearfund.

Do watch the latest Tearfund video here which is part of Tearfund’s 2021 Lent appeal. Further Lent resources are available from the Tearfund website here

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.

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