Notices for 29 Nov 2020

This Sunday

Watch next week’s notices for news of the return of in-person services.

Join us in prayer for Ethiopia

Following Gill’s intercessions today, you might like to follow up with this link. (Click on the photo on the right for a 4 minute video to help you to pray for Ethiopia).

Advent is almost upon us…

… let Rhiannon and Rob help you get Christmas in focus.

Activities for children of all ages

LOTS is happening with the various children’s ministries…

  • Journey daily with Rhiannon as she gets ready for Christmas on the CBC Junior Church channel.
  • Christ Centred Christmas Bake off – Tuesday 22nd December: Start preparing now for the first CBC Bake off!!  Please confirm entry and get details here: Baking – Corsham Baptist Church. We need Judges!! (Help out, email Cathy D). Prizes to be won for the bake!!
  • A Christmas Trailthe Road to Bethlehem – is being organised by our lovely John & Nathalie P and Abi B. Get in touch if you’d like to help out.
  • A new Junior Church resource page has been created to pull all these things together. If you have an activity your little ones (pre-school and key-stage 1) have loved and that helps them love Jesus then share it with one of the Junior Church teachers and you can be a published artist, author, baker or musician! If it goes well we hope to start a new theme in the New Year.

So let’s get festive and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ who remains sovereign. May these seasons be marked, not by being miserable but how we shine and continue to uphold the Lord our God.

Women’s Bible Study – this Monday!

Study notes are available for the November meeting which will be online only. Contact Kathy or Anne for sign-in details.

Souper Friday – in the news

Thanks to those who have come forward to help, though there is still room to get involved. Did you see our splash in the Gazette and Herald? Full details about this exciting and very relevant ministry can be found here.

Coming up…

Following the Government announcement this week we will be restarting limited in-person meetings from Wednesday. Youth (and their parents) should have details of this already, other ministries including services watch out for an update in next week’s notices.

Discover the Road to Bethlehem – nearer than you think!

If you have run out of Veggie Tales and just need to get out and run and maybe even stomp in puddles then read on.

Coming to the streets of Corsham this year is a very special adventure. Follow the clues, collect the stickers, arrive at Bethlehem.

On Saturday 19th December between the hours of 16:00-19:00. Start work on your costume today!

The small print

Families will have strict guidelines to follow which include Covid safety regulations and the route is designed so that you can start and end at any point therefore avoiding gatherings at any one area. 

Further details on the trial and practicalities will be provided soon. 

Daily message – 23 Nov 2020

By dying he prevented us from dying. By his death he purchased life for us. But in allowing himself to be overcome by death, it was not to be swallowed up in its abyss but rather to annihilate it so that it could not annihilate us. … he laid it low, when it was hanging over us and crowing as though we were already defeated.

— John Calvin, “The Institutes of Christian Religion”

Daily message – 22 Nov 2020

Jesus warned his disciples … not to expect a greeting from others; they were to give a greeting first.

They were to be “there you are” kind of people rather than “here I am” kind of people and thus to behave like Jesus …

— Gerald Sittser, “Love One Another”

Notices for 22 Nov 2020

This Sunday

An early Christmas present from Church on the Green!

Our Online Advent Calendar, starting 1st December

Looking for something to encourage and build you up as we move into the Advent season? Starting on December 1st, Church on the Green are putting an online advent calendar on our website (https://churchonthegreen.online) including scripture and a short devotional video to bless you each day.
All welcome! For more information, watch the trailer below.

Activities for children of all ages

LOTS is happening with the various children’s ministries…

  • Journey daily with Rhiannon as she gets ready for Christmas on the CBC Junior Church channel.
  • Next week (28th) is The Ark weekend, watch out for new activities and videos on their Facebook page.
  • Christ Centered Christmas Bake off – Tuesday 22nd December: Start preparing now for the first CBC Bake off!!  Please confirm entry and get details here:Baking – Corsham Baptist Church. We need Judges!! (Help out, email Cathy D). Prizes to be won for the bake!!
  • A Christmas Trail is being organised by our lovely John & Nathalie P and Abi B. Details to follow. If you have some Christmas decorations to donate, or would like to help us organise, please let them know, it would be really helpful.
  • A new Junior Church resource page has been created to pull all these things together. If you have an activity your little ones (pre-school and key-stage 1) have loved and that helps them love Jesus then share it with one of the Junior Church teachers and you can be a published artist, author, baker or musician! If it goes well we hope to start a new theme in the New Year.

So let’s get festive and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ who remains sovereign. May these seasons be marked, not by being miserable but how we shine and continue to uphold the Lord our God.

Women’s Bible Study – Mon 30th

Study notes are available for the November meeting which will be online only.

Souper Friday – volunteers needed

Full details about this exciting and very relevant ministry can be found here.

Coming up…

Due to the lockdown throughout England, there are no in-person meetings at the moment but that does not mean church is closed (though the building mostly is).

Notices for 15 Nov 2020

Today!

Our friends Stuart and Lynne are about to rejoin the Africa Mercy in Tenerife.

Wendy R and Gill B have arranged to pray for them at 7:30 tonight on Zoom. Please contact Wendy or Gill for the link.

This Sunday

Women’s Bible Study

Study notes are already available for the November meeting which will be online only.

Souper Friday – volunteers needed

Full details about this exciting and very relevant ministry can be found here.

Coming up…

Due to the lockdown throughout England, there are no in-person meetings at the moment but that does not mean church is closed (though the building mostly is).

Notices for 08 Nov 2020 – Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday

The coming week…

…Eddie and Kathy are on holiday so please contact your congregational leaders with any pastoral issues. Next Sunday’s sermon will be from Dan, our youth pastor.

You’re invited to ‘On the ground’ with Compassion

For the first time, we’ve organised a series of online events, now called “On the Ground”. We want to give you an informative update on what sponsored children and their families are facing during this time and how our local church partners are responding to their needs. Read more here.

Women’s Bible Study

We hope you enjoyed Hollie’s talk last week. Study notes are already available for the November meeting.

Souper Friday – volunteers needed

Full details about this exciting and very relevant ministry can be found here.

Coming up…

Due to the lockdown throughout England, there are no in-person meetings at the moment but that does not mean church is closed (though the building mostly is).

Notices for 01 Nov 2020

This Sunday

Women’s Bible Study

We hope you enjoyed Hollie’s talk this week. Study notes are already available for the November meeting.

Men in a Barn

On Tuesday 10 November there will be a Men’s Ministry evening at the Prior’s Farm. There will be prayer, worship and a short address as well as a chance to catch up over fish and chips. Please register free via EventBrite.

Souper Friday – volunteers needed

Full details about this exciting and very relevant ministry can be found here.

Coming up…

Please remember bookings are needed for all events at the moment so we do not exceed capacity. You can do this by leaving a message on the office phone or use the contact form.

If your small group wants to meet in person and does not have enough space to meet at the recommended distance the Sanctuary @ Priory Street is available. This needs to be booked and virus-limiting precautions taken but we will seek to make it available to as many as we reasonably can.

November Prayer Meeting

Silhouetted family mother and father making protective arch over children
  • Syria: Pastor George is leads a church in the north-east of Syria. He’s been an Open Doors partner since 2012 and continues to serve his local community through times of conflict and coronavirus.
  • Iraq: Dalia tells us how a women’s group set up at her local church has strengthened the faith of the women in her town in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains.
  • Nigeria: Rose is one of thousands of believers in Nigeria who are vulnerable and in need of our prayers at this time: widowed just a few months ago, she then faced life under Covid-19 lockdown with a growing family to feed.
  • Worship from Operation World conference. The song is Nara Ekele Mo originally in Igbo from SE Nigeria. There’s more explanation in the ‘show more’ section underneath the pictures.