Notices for 02 Aug 2020

Church on the Green @ 10am

Outdoor service @ 11am

W P Prior and Sons
Upper Coombe Farm
Upper Castle Coombe
SN14 7HE

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John and Natalie have invited us for a shortened service and fellowship picnic next Sunday at the slightly later time of 11am. For anyone who prefers to continue online Church on the Green would love to welcome visitors.

Evening prayer @ 8pm

Maybe it is easier to concentrate in the evening, after the children are in bed? If you’d like to join a small group, via Zoom, for a couple of Bible readings and to share and receive prayer reach out to Joey, Natalie or use the contact form.

Holiday club online

10am Monday Aug 10th to Friday Aug 14th All details are here.

Survey about in-person church activities

We’d really like to hear what you think about the church activities we should prioritise. Please fill out our survey here.

Coming up…

Many activities happen even while we cannot meet together in person. If you or someone you know is feeling left out, please get in touch via the contact form or call the office.

  • Each Wednesday at 7pm, Lynn Green will be hosting a live prayer event. This is a great way to feel connected to the wider family at a time when many of us are isolated and under pressure.  Please use this link to connect to the event.

Tearfund letter about Connected Church

African villagers, presumably TearFund partner

We received this letter from Tearfund in relation to the Connected Church programme that we are part of, so I’m passing it along.

Dear Corsham Baptists,

I wanted to write to you and everyone at Corsham Baptist Church,  to thank you for your incredible faithfulness in prayer and giving to our Connected Church partners. 

In recent months, your support has been vital in helping many of our partners face the coronavirus crisis, with hygiene and the protection of livelihoods even higher on the agenda.

We know the crisis will have brought unique challenges for Corsham Baptist Church too. But we pray that this has been a fruitful time where you’ve experienced God’s goodness and grace in new ways.

A new season

At Tearfund, this season has given us an opportunity to reflect, in particular on the vital prayerful support of churches like yours. In these challenging times, we recognise the need to safeguard the work of our partners by finding new ways to reduce admin costs and free up funds for their work.

After much careful consideration, we have made the decision to bring the Connected Church scheme to an end. From the week of 14 September, your Connected Church regular giving commitment will be transferred to our Tearfund Partner Church programme. This change will allow us to direct your support to wherever the need is greatest globally and enable it to go further and wider.

We know that this may be a significant change and disappointment for you. Some have been supporting our Connected Church partners for many years. Please rest assured, your partner’s work will continue, just as before. And whilst we won’t be able to send you regular updates about their work in the future, please keep praying for them when you pray for our work.  

We trust you will appreciate that we do not take this decision lightly. If you have questions or concerns about these changes, our Churches Team would love to speak to you. Just email churches@tearfund.org, call 020 3906 3366, or write to the team at Churches, Tearfund, 100 Church Road, Teddington, TW11 8QE.

Getting to know who and where you’re helping

Through the new Tearfund Partner Church programme, we will bring your church updates from around the world – places you may have never seen or heard of before. This will include a quarterly video, giving a unique insight into the lives you’re helping, and the global impact you’re having. 

Any donations you make after 14 September will automatically be used where the need is greatest. But, if you notify us when making a donation, you can still send money to your Connected Church partner until 27 January 2021.

Thank you once again for your continued prayers and gifts, we are so grateful for your church’s partnership. You enable us to make a huge impact around the world in communities where people are really struggling. With your support, our partners’ beneficiaries don’t just survive, they thrive and flourish.

Yours in Christ, 

Nigel Harris
Chief Executive, Tearfund

Notices for 26th July 2020

Outdoor service **next week**

John and Natalie have invited us for a shortened service and fellowship picnic next Sunday at the slightly later time of 11am. For anyone who prefers to continue online Church on the Green would love to welcome visitors.

Full details including registration and directions

Church on the Green @ 10am

Rob will be leading an interactive Bible Study and prayer and you’ll be able to join online or via a standard phone call as follows:

ALSO…. Church on the Green has a brand new web site at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/

Priory Street – joint service @ 10am

Eddie continues with 1 Peter 4:1-6 this week.

The ‘new normal’ continues with prayer and fellowship – contact your LIFE group leaders for when and how that is happening. Or use the contact form if you’re not part of one but would like to join in.

Junior Church

Activities for various age groups will be live on the CBC Junior Church channel on Sunday morning.

Evening prayer @ 8pm

Maybe it is easier to concentrate in the evening, after the children are in bed? If you’d like to join a small group, via Zoom, for a couple of Bible readings and to share and receive prayer reach out to Joey, Natalie or use the contact form.

Holiday club online

Remember this is the last week to register. All details are here.

10am Monday Aug 10th to Friday Aug 14th

Survey about in-person church activities

We’d really like to hear what you think about the church activities we should prioritise. Please fill out our survey here.

WEC Training Course…

… starts this Monday (27th). Read more here.

Coming up…

Many activities happen even while we cannot meet together in person. If you or someone you know is feeling left out, please get in touch via the contact form or call the office.

  • Each Wednesday and Sunday at 7pm, Lynn Green will be hosting a live prayer event. This is a great way to feel connected to the wider family at a time when many of us are isolated and under pressure.  Please use this link to connect to the event.

Outdoor communion service and fellowship picnic

02 August 20

What’s happening?

  • 10:30: Briefing for stewards
  • 11:00: Welcome and pre-recorded worship played (through sound system)
  • 11:10: Short all-age address from Eddie (through sound system)
  • 11:20: Communion – please remember your own materials
  • 11:30-13:00 Fellowship and picnic lunch – at a distance

Registration and directions

Contact Tim or leave a message on the office phone if you have questions or would like to help.

Map of Upper Castle Coombe. Postcode: SN14 7HE

Holiday Club 2020 will be online 10-14 August

Looking for something to occupy your primary school aged children this summer? Look no further.

We’ll journey together as we look at some epic adventures in the Bible from the comfort of our own homes.

Registration is compulsory

In order to receive your craft resource goody bag – or for any questions – please fill out the form below:

Deadline for registration is next Friday – 31st July. Goody bags will be delivered by socially distanced drop off in the week commencing 3rd August.

    Download this flyer to share with your friends.

    Survey about future of in-person meetings

    Dear church,

    The past four months have been a challenge but now we have some more freedom and choice so we wanted to canvas you to see what activities we should prioritise.

    Paper surveys will be distributed to those who receive the sermon transcripts each week. For anyone else needing a paper copy, please leave a message with your name and address on the church office telephone: 01249 701078

      Notices for 19th July 2020

      Church on the Green @ 10am

      Rob will be leading an interactive Bible Study and prayer and you’ll be able to join online or via a standard phone call as follows:

      ALSO…. Church on the Green has a brand new web site at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/

      Priory Street – joint service @ 10am

      Eddie is back, picking up with 1 Peter 3:18-22 this week.

      The ‘new normal’ continues with prayer and fellowship – contact your LIFE group leaders for when and how that is happening. Or use the contact form if you’re not part of one but would like to join in.

      Junior Church

      Activities for various age groups will be live on the CBC Junior Church channel on Sunday morning.

      Evening prayer @ 8pm

      Maybe it is easier to concentrate in the evening, after the children are in bed? If you’d like to join a small group, via Zoom, for a couple of Bible readings and to share and receive prayer reach out to Joey, Natalie or use the contact form.

      MK Staff Training Course

      For the last three years CBC has hosted this training course for new workers going overseas to care for and teach missionaries’ children. This year, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, it is happening on Zoom. The participants come from Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Kenya, Switzerland and the UK and they are heading for Thailand, Senegal, and the Gambia. One couple are currently in Canada learning English and French, and another participant is based in an Asian country, so time-zones are a challenge.  We are looking forward to meeting  them all online on Sunday evening 26th July. From Monday 27th to Friday 31st there will be 15 adults and from Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th, 9 adults, joining in with Zoom teaching for two hours twice each day, from 1 till 3 pm and from 4 to 6 pm. Both Steve and Gill will be teaching each day.

      At the moment it is unclear when they will be able to travel overseas and when schools will reopen.

      Although CBC cannot host the course this year, you can still join in by praying for us. Also Norman and Pat (Tuesday 28th), Rob (Thursday 30th) and Joan (Friday 31st) will be giving devotional talks, so it would be good to pray for them too. Please pray for all of the participants, especially as they have had to do a lot of advance reading and preparation in English, which is an additional language for most of them. There are seven children aged 18 months to 11 – we will not be teaching them but will supply materials for the parents to use. Pray that they will gel as a group even with the more limited time together. Also for God’s hand on the technology. Thank you.

      If you would like further information such as a timetable or photos of the participants to inspire your personal prayers, please get in touch with Steve and Gill.

      Holiday club online

      Looking for something to occupy your primary school aged children during the summer holidays? Then look no further! Join Rhiannon for:

      • Puppets
      • Bible stories
      • Singing
      • Crafts
      • Rhiannon’s world-famous fire drill

      10am Monday Aug 10th to Friday Aug 14th

      Registration is COMPULSORY!!

      In order to receive your craft resource goody bag (or for more information), please email children’s names, ages and delivery address to Rhiannon.
      Deadline for registration is Friday July 31st and goody bags will be delivered the week beginning Aug 3rd (socially distanced drop off)

      Youth Groups pause for summer

      Wed 22nd will be the last youth group as we’ll not be meeting during August. Look forward to catching up first week of September.

      Re-opening Priory Street…

      Silhouetted figure in prayer
      Individual prayer Mon: 6pm-8pm; Weds: 2pm-4pm; Fri 11am-1pm
      Youth Bible Study: Weds 7.15 – 8.45pm

      Priory Street is now open to all within the fellowship and indeed the wider community. There has been a lot of careful consideration put into this and we believe we have done all that we can to reduce the risks of virus transmission. This included removing Bibles from use, so please bring your own. Dan will also start his Wednesday group in person.

      We ask that no one with symptoms comes and we will need to record your names and contact details in case someone subsequently displays symptoms and we need to let you know. You can read our full set of precautions including the privacy statement about how to we will keep your personal information safe here.

      Coming up…

      Many activities happen even while we cannot meet together in person. If you or someone you know is feeling left out, please get in touch via the contact form or call the office.

      • Each Wednesday and Sunday at 7pm, Lunn Green will be hosting a live prayer event. This is a great way to feel connected to the wider family at a time when many of us are isolated and under pressure.  Please use this link to connect to the event.

      Updated 19 July: dates of devotionals led by Norman and Pat and by Rob were originally the wrong way around, now corrected.