Notices for 24 Jan 2021

This week

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

Church update and Q&A

You’re probably aware that we would typically hold a church meeting in January but that is not possible at the moment. More than ever the Leadership want all of you to feel involved and connected even if it must be at a distance.

So on Monday 25th Jan we’ll be releasing a video update here. Please try to watch at some time during the week and join us at a live follow up on Monday 1st Feb at 8pm.

Be inspired

If you did not have a chance yet to join in with Gathered to praise that Rob once again compiled and in particular to hear Dave share his testimony it remains available here.

Similarly, if you missed the Webnet prayer gathering that is also available and includes a compelling testimony of conversion during lockdown. Watch 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 ;
  • We hope to have a presentation on the work of Compassion soon ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.

Notices for 17 Jan 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 10. Watch on YouTube. Subtitles should be provided live and a transcript and audio podcast will be published shortly after.
  • Gathered to praise @6pm: Rob has again compiled an online praise service with sung worship and testimony. Join us @6pm for the ‘premiere’ or catch-up through the week.
  • Youth continues online @7pm.

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.

Blessed for such a time as this

A wonderful opportunity to give thanks for God’s abundance and together seek His will for communities across West of England Baptist Network (Webnet) and for God’s people here. 

Contact us for details of the Zoom meeting.

Coming up…

Notices for 10 Jan 2021

This week

In light of the renewed lock-down, even though the rules do allow for in-person services, the church leadership has reluctantly decided we should not do so. As Paul teaches in 1 Corinthians 9, we should not seek to maximise our freedoms.

  • 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: This week marks the return of the live stream. Worship, intercessions and Eddie will speak on Daniel 9. Watch on YouTube. Subtitles should be provided live and a transcript and audio podcast will be published shortly after.
  • Youth continues online @7pm.

Gathered to praise 17th Jan @6pm

Our monthly worship service will be available next Sunday and then available to catch up, watch for the link in next week’s notices.

Coming up…

Resources on God’s holiness

Hot coal held in tongs with title Holy, holy, holy

If you watched, listened to or read Dan’s talk this morning you may well be thinking “What were those resources he mentioned?” Well here they are in convenient links.

  1. (video) “Seeing God as a perfect father” Louie Giglio ;
  2. (online book) “Knowledge of the holy” A.W. Toza ;
  3. (book) “Big God” Orlando Saer ;
  4. (book) “Awe” Paul Tripp ;
  5. (book) “A portrait of God” Daniel Chamberlain.

If you enjoy one or more of them why not send a couple of paragraphs with a review or you thoughts about it? Or record it if you’d rather. We’d love to hear from you.

Notices for 03 Jan 2021

Happy New Year

  • Church on the Screen @10am: Start the New Year with Rob and the team, all details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • Priory Street joint service @10am: Steve, Heather and Simon start our service followed by a talk by Dan taken from Isaiah. Watch on YouTube, read the transcript or subscribe to the podcast.
  • Gathered to pray online @6pm: Alan usually leads us in focusing our hearts and minds by following the ACTS prayer guide. Then we move on to pray over 3 or 4 areas in small groups.All welcome.We use Google Meet so you can join with a regular telephone or have both audio and video on a smart phone or computer with nothing to install.
  • Youth resumes online @7pm.

Once again we are reviewing the approach to in person services, please watch this space.

Coming up…

Christmas Bake-Off entries

Christmas in dark places

The Gospel Coalition logo

Contrary to Glen Scrivener’s early Christmases under bright southern sun, the Bible talks about inherent darkness for God’s people when introducing Christmas themes. Into these common-place darknesses, a bright light entered in and has continued to grow daily.

Notices for 20 Dec 2020

This Sunday – special events

  • Church on the Screen: A DIY Nativity in uniquely 2020 style – new video skills, same old costumes! Details at https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • This Sunday @10 we are telling the nativity story through the medium of Zoom: It’s going to be a great opportunity to gather together as a church and remember how our saviour came to earth to redeem us. We’d love to see everyone there. Here’s some details you need to know:
    • Dressing up as nativity characters, or at least in some kind of Christmassy way, is highly encouraged!
    • Please join the Zoom call promptly at 10am (details on WhatsApp or contact Matt G, Tim S). The nativity itself will be somewhere between 15-20 minutes, and we can hang around after for chat.
    • Bring your own coffee and mince pies.
  • Carol Service @10am: Recorded live and in-person on Wednesday 16th in Priory Street. On the CBC YouTube channel.

We hope to return to weekly Sunday and Wednesday, in person, services from 10th and 13th Jan respectively.

CBC Nativity trail – THIS SATURDAY…

…around Corsham High Street and surrounding homes. Come wearing your favourite nativity costume:

Who: Everyone from CBC and the community. 
What: Trail around Corsham High street, Priory street and adjoining roads. Look out for words in households windows which will match a sticker they place on their clue sheet.
When: Saturday 19th December 2020 4.00pm – 7.00pm Pack collection at the church on Monday and Thursday after school and on the Saturday from 3.00pm. 

Carols, Carols, Carols

Steve and Ruth

are finishing their service in Tanzania, here’s their final blog: https://corshambaptists.org/mission-and-ministries/overseas-mission/never-say-never/

Activities for children of all ages

… let Rhiannon and Rob help you get Christmas in focus with Advent videos. Also:

  • 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 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.

Christmas Holiday Club

You might be thinking,”What am I going to do with the children in the run up to Christmas?” Well, I have the answer: Join me for a three day holiday club starting on Monday December 21 through to Wednesday December 23, starting at 10am each morning.  This will be an online holiday club so if you are otherwise engaged at 10am you can watch the club at your convenience as it will be available on CBC Junior Church YouTube channel for the foreseeable. There’ll be singing, crafts, Bible stories, fun, games, general silliness and of course the fire drill!!!

You can pick up an activity pack from the church gates on Monday 14th December, Thursday 17th December or Saturday 19th December between 3pm and 4.30pm. All you need to provide is an orange for day 3.

— Rhiannon

Coming up…

Corsham Town Carols

Christmas tree in Corsham high street

This year will be different in yet another way. Rather than gathering in town the local churches have come together to bring you a service of readings and carols for you to enjoy (and join in with) from home.

The broadcast will ‘premiere’ on YouTube

at 6pm on Tuesday 22nd December

(and will be available to catchup later)