Category: Notices

Notices 9th December 2018

Louise,
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@ Priory Street@ Rudloe, Church on the Green
9:15amEddie Larkman
10amRob Durant
11:15amEddie Larkman
6pmGathered to hear

***Farmyard Nativity! ***

Tickets are sold out for all three sessions!  There are still opportunities to help on the day and to provide mince pies etc.  Please sign up on the sheets on the table at the back (by the red Christmas card board) or contact Rhiannon Price.

Carols by Candlelight Service – 16th December

Next Sunday evening is our carols by candlelight service.  If you would still like to be in the band for this special service, please contact David M.

Christmas Service Offerings – 2018

On Saturday 15 December, the offering taken at the Farmyard Nativity Events will be given to Compassion UK’s “Most Needed Fund” and will be used to support the work of their Child Survival Programme in many poor communities across the world. 

On Sunday 16 December, the offering from the Carols by Candlelight Service will be sent to support the work of the Oasis Centre, our mission partners in Austria working alongside refugees.  In February,we will be sending out a Building Team to renovate a toilet and make it fully accessible for the disabled; the money will be put towards the costs of this work.  If you are able to gift aid your donation, special yellow envelopes for your monetary offering are available on the table at the back of the building. Please do mark them “NATIVITY – COMPASSION” or “CHRISTMAS – OASIS”.  When the offering is taken on the day, only the contents of the yellow envelopes, and loose cash/cheques will be included in the offering total.  Blue envelopes will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church.  Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering, and speak to Paul G  (COTG Rudloe), Michael P (Priory Street 9.15) or Roger H (Priory Street 11.15) for clarification.

Christmas Cards

Our(red) Christmas card board is at the back. Please use this to pin your card to the CBC fellowship (pins in glass jar on the table). If you have cards for specific people/families, please hand deliver personally or post (please do not put/leave on the tables at the back as we end up with scores of unclaimed cards by the end of the festive season!!). There is also a card to sign for the Littles as they celebrate their first Christmas on Africa Mercy!

Fight Night

The men meet in the hut tomorrow night for another “fight night” prayer meeting.  Please speak to Ian H if you would like to know more about this.

Women’s Christmas Meal – TOMORROW NIGHT !!

We are ordering curry from Haq in Corsham for our Christmas meal! There will also be delicious home-made puddings. This is an invitation to ALL the women in our church and you are welcome to invite friends as well!  Cost is £10pp.  PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SHEET AT THE BACK!!

Elections

Elections of Safeguarding Deacon, Elder and Fabric Deacon will take place at the January Church Meeting on 21st January. Nominations for these positions will open on 23rd December and close on 6th January 2019.  Adrian Pillinger and Martin Sheringham have indicated their willingness to be renominated for positions of Elder and Fabric Deacon respectively.

There will be no evening service at Priory Street on 23rd & 30th December.

…This week…

Notices for 2nd December

Tim Stephenson,
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“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

Psalm 119:105

Prayer Evening

 This evening Vanessa will be leading ‘Gathered to Pray’ focusing on the Persecuted Church. If that sounds remote from us in Corsham, I urge you to come along as Open Doors have prepared some very illuminating and encouraging first-hand stories that we will be sharing. Please take this prompt to consider whether you can support the work of our mission partner, Open Doors, either with a one-off gift or more regularly. CBC recommends you do this directly and prayer diaries at the back of church contain details on how, as wellas plenty of information for your prayers. Details for sending Christmas cards to persecuted believers are also available at the back of the church.

Midweek Service

Eric will be leading and preaching on Wednesday 5th December, starting at 2pm. The reading is Psalm 145 and there will be communion. All welcome. Refreshments follow at 3pm.

*** Farmyard Nativity! ***

 Thank you to all who helped in the ‘work party’ at the farm yesterday, a job well done! Tickets are selling out fast, only a few remaining, if you haven’t booked yet go to www.born-in-a-barn-live-nativity.eventbrite.co.uk to get yours. There will be refreshments served at the Nativity so we are looking for donations of mince pies and gingerbread men and cookies (bought or homemade; recipes can be provided if you want to make gingerbread but don’t have one!).  Please check the “best before” dates on the boxes to ensure they are in date for the 15th December.  Please speak to Rhiannon if you are able to make a donation.  Donations can be left at church from Sunday 9thDecember until Friday 14th December (or passed directly to Rhiannon). Please continue to pray for this amazing event.

Carols by Candlelight Service – 16th December

Once again this year it would be great to get a band together for the carol service, to give the occasion a certain something extra! So if you play an acoustic instrument and would like to be part of the band, David M would love to hear from you. If you have not been part of this before, please let David know what you play, and to roughly what standard, together with your contact details if you’re not already in the church directory.  Many thanks.

Women’s Christmas Meal – 10th December

We are ordering curry from Haq in Corsham for our Christmas meal! There will also be delicious home-made puddings. This is an invitation to ALL the women in our church and you are welcome to invite friends as well! Monday 10th December @ 7.30pm. Cost £10pp. PLEASE SIGN UPON THE SHEET AT THE BACK!!

Men’s Bible Study

Tuesday 4th December @ Priory Street, 7:30pm – “Jesus as King.”

Christmas decoration workshop

Come and make some decorations for your tree on Saturday 8th December between 10am and 12pm at Priory street, all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are needed so if you would like to help at this event, please contact Rhiannon. Thank you.

Elections

Elections of Safeguarding Deacon, Elder and Fabric Deacon will take place at the January Church Meeting on 21st January. Nominations for these positions will open on 23rd December and close on 6th January 2019. Adrian Pillinger and Martin Sheringham have indicated their willingness to be renominated for positions of Elder and Fabric Deacon respectively.

Church Directory 2019

Please take the time to complete the information for the new church directory if you are new to this fellowship or if any of your personal details have changed. There is also a section to complete if you would like specific information on any aspect of church life. You may complete either online or the paper copy which can be left inthe white box on the table at the back. (Blank forms at the back). Remember…please write clearly!!

Corsham Food bank – Feeding Back to You

The Christmas Hamper project will be run again this year, and we expectto be blessing in excess of 50 households. If you would like to support this project by donating edible seasonal treats with a post-Christmas best before date, please leave them in or by the collection bin in the porch at Priory Street. Tonight is the deadline! Items which would enable us to bless children would be particularly welcome.

Christmas Service Offerings – 2018

On Saturday 15 December, the offering taken at the Farmyard Nativity Events will be given to Compassion UK’s “Most Needed Fund” and will be used to support the work of their Child Survival Programme in many poor communities across the world.

On Sunday 16 December, the offering from the Carols by Candlelight Service will be sent to support the work of the Oasis Centre, our mission partners in Austria working alongside refugees. In February, we will be sending out a Building Team to renovate a toilet and make it fully accessible for the disabled; the money will be put towards the costs of this work. If you are able to gift aid your donation, special yellow envelopes for your monetary offering are available on the table at the back of the building. Please do mark them “NATIVITY – COMPASSION” or“CHRISTMAS – OASIS”. When the offering is taken on the day,only the contents of the yellow envelopes, and loose cash/cheques will be included in the offering total. Blue envelopes will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church. Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering,and speak to Paul Garcia (COTG Rudloe), Michael Prior (Priory Street9.15) or Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15) should you wish to clarify these arrangements

Notices 25th November 2018

Tim Stephenson,
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Infant Dedication

We would like to welcome the friends and family of Joe and Anne Saunders as their infant son, Oscar, is dedicated this morning at our 11:15 service!

*** Farmyard Nativity! ***

Nativity service – Born in a Barn (literally!).  This year’s nativity service will be held on Saturday 15th December and it will be a LIVE nativity at John and Nathalie’s farm in Castle Combe!!  There will be showings at 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm and free tickets can be obtained from eventbrite

Please remember that EVERYONE attending the nativity needs a ticket (including children) so that we can have an accurate number attending for safety reasons.

There will also be a work party to help get the venue ready as well as a rehearsal at the farm on Saturday 1st December from 10am-12.20. If you weren’t able to be at the meeting on Tuesday but can be involved in any way with the nativity please speak to Rhiannon.

Carols by Candlelight Service – 16th December

Once again this year it would be great to get a band together for the carol service, to give the occasion a certain something extra! So if you play an acoustic instrument and would like to be part of the band, David M would love to hear from you.  If you have not been part of this before, please let David know what you play, and to roughly what standard, together with your contact details if you’re not already in the church directory.  Many thanks. David

Women’s Bible Study

Study sheets are available at the back for the next women’s bible study which is taking place tomorrow, 26th November at 7:30pm.

The Craft Club

The craft club takes place again on Saturday 1st December at 10am.  Please chat to Pam or Hazel for details.

Women’s Christmas Meal – 10th December

We are ordering curry from Haq in Corsham for our Christmas meal! There will also be delicious home-made puddings. This is an invitation to ALL the women in our church and you are welcome to invite friends as well!  Monday 10th December @ 7.30pm. Cost £10pp. PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SHEET AT THE BACK!!

Men’s Bible Study

PLEASE NOTE DATE : Tuesday 4th December @ Priory Street, 7:30pm – “Jesus as King.”

Christmas decoration workshop

Come and make some decorations for your tree on Saturday 8th December between 10am and 12pm at Priory street, all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteers are needed so if you would like to help at this event, please contact Rhiannon. Thank you.

Meal Train – the CBC food rota

 Our meal rota – which is a vital support for those newly out of hospital, those being treated with chronic conditions and families with new babies – is in need of volunteers! The meals can be offered as little as once a month and just requires you to email or sign up on facebook messenger to be part of the CBC food rota. You do not need to be Michelin Star to become a part of this awesome ministry!  Anything you cook for your family is more than good enough for our members! Please contact Sarah Blaikley for more details. Thank you!

Church Directory 2019

Please take the time to complete the information for the new church directory if you are new to this fellowship or if any of your personal details have changed.  There is also a section to complete if you would like specific information on any aspect of church life. You may complete here online or the paper copy which can be left in the white box on the table at the back.  (Blank forms at the back). Remember…please write clearly!!

Keep up with the Littles

The Littles are serving on Africa Mercy (Mercy Ships) and you can follow their adventures by reading their blog at https://alittleodyssey.blogspot.com (It also contains useful information if you would like to send them anything!).

Corsham Foodbank – Feeding Back to You

Once again we would like to thank you for your generous and consistent support of the Foodbank project, and also for the bumper offering made at the Harvest Festival last month.  God remains faithful in blessing this ministry both through the churches and the community, and continues to enable us to meet the need. The Christmas Hamper project will be run again this year, and we expect to be blessing in excess of 50 households.  If you would like to support this project by donating edible seasonal treats with a post-Christmas best before date, please leave them in or by the collection bin in the porch at Priory Street by Sunday 2nd December.  Items which would enable us to bless children would be particularly welcome.

Opportunities for Regular Giving

If you would like to give to the work of the church on a regular basis, you might wish to consider setting up a standing order through your bank.  Alternatively, some people find it helpful to use our weekly or monthly envelope giving schemes for their offering. And of course, if you are a UK tax payer, then the value of your gift can be increased by 25%, at no extra cost to yourself, if you complete a Gift Aid Declaration.

If you would like to enrol in the envelope giving scheme for 2019, or would like to set up a standing order or make a Gift Aid Declaration, do please speak to one of the Treasury Team: Paul G (Church on the Green, Rudloe) Roger (Priory Street 11.15 Service); or Michael (Priory Street 9.15 Service).

…This week…

Notices 11th November 2018

Louise,
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11:15 Junior Church Leaders and Helpers

There will be a meeting today for all the Junior Church leaders and helpers immediately after the 11:15am service at Priory Street. If you help with Junior Church in any way, we would gladly welcome your attendance at this meeting to discuss and pray over our Junior Church ministry. If you have any questions please speak to Catherine Donovan or Rhiannon Price.

Men’s Fight Night

This is taking place tomorrow night, Monday 12th November, at 8pm.  Please chat to Ian Holmes or one of the men’s ministry team for further details.

*** Farmyard Nativity! ***

Nativity service – Born in a Barn (literally!).  This year’s nativity service will be held on Saturday 15th December and it will be a LIVE nativity at John and Nathalie Prior’s farm in Castle Combe!!  There will be showings at 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm and free tickets can be obtained from www.born-in-a-barn-live-nativity.eventbrite.co.uk (flyers available soon).  There will be a meeting for anyone who is interested in being part of this nativity in any way (either on the day or ahead of the nativity) on Tuesday 20th November at 7.30pm at church. Help will be needed to get the farm ready, marshal the event, act, serve refreshments, set up for the nativity, get the farm back to normal afterwards and many other things so come along to the meeting to find out how you can be involved.

Christmas Ark

Doesn’t time fly! We will be celebrating Christmas early on Saturday 24th November – the last Ark of 2018 – starting at 10.00am with craft and a treasure hunt, followed by a children’s service including the wonderful puppets.  This ends at 11.00am with party food, cake, and party bags on leaving.  Do come along and join us for the fun where we will be searching for the ‘New Noisy Neighbour’.  Aimed at 0-7 year olds but all welcome, with an adult.

Women’s Bible Study

Study sheets are now available at the back for the next women’s bible study which is taking place on Monday 26th November at 7:30pm.

…This week…

Monday: Men’s fight night, 8pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; Corsham Money Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm

… Looking ahead over the next days, weeks and months…

19th November: Missions and Persecuted Church prayer, 7:45pm

20th November: Meeting for farmyard nativity, 7:30pm @ church

21st November: Midweek service, 2pm

24th November: The Ark, 10am

25th November: Oscar Saunders’ dedication, 11:15am

26th November: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm

27th November: Men’s bible study, 7:30pm

1st December: Craft Club, 10:00am

5th December: Midweek service, 2pm

10th December: Men’s fight night, 8:00pm

10th December: Women’s Christmas event, 7:00pm

15th December: Nativity @ Castle Combe farm

16th December: Carol Service, 6pm Priory Street

18th December: Corsham Town Carol Service, 6:45pm

19th December: Midweek service, 2pm

23rd December: DIY Nativity at Rudloe, 10am

24th December: Christmas eve service, 6pm/ Carol singing in Rudloe, 6pm

25th December: Christmas day joint service, 10am @ Priory Street/ 10am at Rudloe

30th December: No evening service


Notice sheet 28th October 2018

Louise,
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Church Meeting

At the Church Meeting on the 22nd October, the following people were unanimously welcomed into Church membership: Julia Benham; Carole Brumfitt; Julian Lawson; Tim Pearce.

Leadership Restructure

The six-month consultation period regarding the leadership restructure of Corsham Baptist Church is now over and the members affirmed the proposed new structure at the last Church Meeting.  Furthermore it was affirmed that one change to the Constitution, namely frequency of leadership meetings, be implemented. With these changes being introduced, we look forward to a more effective leadership structure as our Church grows.

Deacon Roles

We would like to say a huge thank you to Wendy Rowe and Joan Cooper as they come to the end of their deacon roles.  They will however continue to play important roles in the life of our church.

Church Meeting 4th November, 7pm

Please note there will be a Church Meeting on 4th November at 7pm, following our evening prayer service.  The meeting will be asked to affirm, as the leadership team have, the statement issued by the Baptist Union Council in 2016 in response to the Same Sex Marriage Act.  If you have any questions, please speak to one of the leadership team.

Harvest Offering Thank You

On behalf of Tearfund and the Corsham Churches Foodbank, thank you so much to all of the congregations at CBC for their generous support for the Harvest Offering. A total of £1723 was raised to support the work of our partners in Malawi, the EAGLES Relief and Development project run through the Living Waters Church. In addition, the store cupboards at Corsham Churches Foodbank are now well-placed to meet the demands of the winter season following harvest offerings taken across the community.

*** Light Party – this Wednesday 31st October 5-7pm   ***

Helpers are needed for this event.  Areas where you can help: pray for the event, team leaders, musicians, registration and sign out, baking, set up, set down.  Please speak to Rhiannon TODAY if you would like to help!! Thank you.

Women’s Bible Study

The next women’s bible study, continuing our study of Titus, will take place tomorrow, Monday 29th October.  Study sheets are on the table at the back of the church.

Men’s Bible Study

This is taking place this Tuesday, 30th October, at 7:30pm.  The theme is “Jesus as Priest”. All men welcome to attend.

11:15 Junior Church Leaders and Helpers

There will be a meeting for all the Junior Church leaders and helpers on the 11th November immediately after the 11:15am service at Priory Street. If you help with Junior Church in any way, we would gladly welcome your attendance at this meeting to discuss and pray over our Junior Church ministry. If you have any questions please speak to Catherine Donovan or Rhiannon Price.

Craft Club

The next Craft Club will take place next Saturday 3rd November at 10:00am at Priory Street.  Please chat to Pam Mitchell or Hazel Hammett for further details.

Mission Team

Wendy Rowe’s role is changing from Mission Deacon to Mission Ministry Leader and to help support the work of mission across the four congregations, the mission agencies and our missionaries Wendy would like to create a Mission Team! At the moment she is looking for someone who would like to be an advocate for Compassion. If you are interested in the work of Compassion and would like to know more about the role of being on the team, please contact Wendy.  The role is not time-consuming! Please pray for the set up of the new team.

…This week is half term…

Monday: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm

Tuesday: Men’s bible study (Jesus as Priest), 7:30pm

Wednesday: Light Party, 5-7pm

Saturday: Craft Club, 10:00am

… Looking ahead over the next days, weeks and months – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! …

7th November: Midweek service, 2pm

11th November: Remembrance Sunday

12th November: Fight Night, 8pm

19th November: Missions and Persecuted Church prayer, 7:45pm

21st November: Midweek service, 2pm

24th November: The Ark, 10am

25th November: Oscar Saunders’ dedication, 11:15am

26th November: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm

27th November: Men’s bible study, 7:30pm

1st December: Craft Club, 10:00am

5th December: Midweek service, 2pm

10th December: Men’s fight night, 8:00pm

10th December: Women’s Christmas event, 7:00pm

Notices 21st October 2018

Louise,
CBC logo notices in greyscale

Church Meeting

There will be a Church Meeting tomorrow night, 22nd October at 8pm.  Agenda and copies of the previous Church Meeting are available on the table at the back of church.

Midweek Service

This will take place on Wednesday 24th October at 2pm at Priory Street. The text for MWS on 24 Oct is Psalm 42. Eric will be leading and preaching and there will be Communion.

The Ark

The next Ark is on Saturday 27th October at 10.00am at CBC Priory Street.  We will be thinking about light and hopefully making edible candles – you’ll have to come along and find out!!  Please PRAY for this session and particularly for attendance as it is during half term. Many thanks.

WEBA Event

A day to inform leaders and members of churches, and to reflect on same sex attraction and how we can best support and reach those who are same sex attracted.  This event will take place at Clevedon Baptist Church on October 25th. Places (which include a sandwich lunch) cost £20 per person. Please visit https://www.webassoc.org.uk/event/welcoming-without-affirming/for more details.

Youth Weekend Away

Dan Ovens is taking a group of young people away for the weekend (Friday to Sunday).  He now has all the help he needs but requests that you pray for the group…that they would grow closer to God and closer to one another.  Thank you.

Light Party – Wednesday 31st October 5-7pm

Helpers are needed for this event.  Areas where you can help: pray for the event, team leaders, musicians, registration and sign out, baking, set up, set down.  Please speak to Rhiannon when she’s back if you would like more information. Thank you.

Women’s Bible Study

The next women’s bible study, continuing our study of Titus, will take place on Monday 29th October.  Study sheets are on the table at the back of the church.

2019 Africa Missions

An AIM mission trip to Uganda (9th-16th August) is in the planning stages; expressions of interest should be made to the office or congregational leaders.

Lost Property

Some items of clothing etc.etc. have been collected throughout the building.  They have been placed on trolleys in the coffee hall. Please take what belongs to you.  All items will be disposed of if they are not claimed within a couple of weeks.

Mission Team

Wendy Rowe’s role is changing from Mission Deacon to Mission Ministry Leader and to help support the work of mission across the four congregations, the mission agencies and our missionaries Wendy would like to create a Mission Team! At the moment she is looking for someone who would like to be an advocate for Compassion. If you are interested in the work of Compassion and would like to know more about the role of being on the team, please contact Wendy.  The role is not time-consuming! Please pray for the set up of the new team.

BMS Newsletter

“Life is never dull for Benjamin Francis. He carries two interwoven roles of BMS Team Leader in India and Biglife Asia Director, although the two frequently merge together. In terms of being BMS Team Leader in Asia, Ben is…”  Please take a paper copy of the newsletter off the table at the back if you are interested in reading about his work in India.

Faith Like Potatoes!!

A while ago, Jude Davies lent a copy of the DVD, Faith Like Potatoes, to someone in our fellowship but she cannot remember to whom!  If you have the DVD, please let Jude know!

…This week…

**HALF TERM COMMENCES THURSDAY 25th OCTOBER**

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am; Church Meeting, 8pm

Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am

… Looking ahead over the next days, weeks and months – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! …

26th-28th October: Youth Weekend away

27th October: The Ark, 10:00am

29th October: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm

30th October: Men’s bible study, (Jesus as Priest), 7:30pm

31st October: Light Party, 5-7pm

3rd November: Craft Club, 10am

7th November: Midweek service, 2pm

11th November: Remembrance Sunday

12th November: Fight Night, 8pm

19th November: Missions and Persecuted Church prayer, 7:45pm

21st November: Midweek service, 2pm

24th November: The Ark, 10am

25th November: Oscar Saunders’ dedication, 11:15am

Notice sheet 14th October 2018

Louise,
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Tanzania Mission Trip

The team, consisting of the following people, returns on Wednesday: Eddie and Kathy Larkman; Rhiannon and Tom Price; Rob Durant; Tim Stephenson; Megan Say; Julie King; Bex Larkman; Alan Homersley.  Eddie is delivering talks to the AIM missionaries, Alan is taking care of the youth work and Rhiannon Price and her team are leading the children’s work. Please pray specifically for travel and safety on the roads; activities – preaching, children and youth work; energy to do all this work and that the missionaries and children would be greatly blessed and refreshed by the visiting CBC team.

Missions and Persecuted Church prayer

This prayer meeting will take place tomorrow night, Monday 15th October, at 7:45pm at Priory Street. Please chat to Vanessa Naish or Wendy Rowe for more details.

The Ark

The next Ark is on Saturday 27th October at 10.00am at CBC Priory Street.  We will be thinking about light and hopefully making edible candles – you’ll have to come along and find out!!  Please PRAY for this session and particularly for attendance as it is during half term. Many thanks.

Fabric Deacon

The three-year term of our Fabric Deacon is coming to an end.  Martin Sheringham has indicated that he is willing to be nominated again. Nomination forms and rules are available on the table at the back.  Nominations close this evening at 6pm. The election will take place at the Church Meeting.

Church Meeting

Please note our next Church Meeting will take place on Monday 22nd October at 8pm.  Agenda and copies of the previous Church Meeting will be available on the table at the back of church next Sunday, 21st October.

WEBA Administrator

Looking for a part time job? The West of England Baptist Association, that CBC is part of, is looking for a part time Office Administrator at their office in Bristol. You can download the advert and application pack on the WEBA website.

WEBA Event

A day to inform leaders and members of churches, and to reflect on same sex attraction and how we can best support and reach those who are same sex attracted.  This event will take place at Clevedon Baptist Church on October 25th. Places (which include a sandwich lunch) cost £20 per person. Please visit https://www.webassoc.org.uk/event/welcoming-without-affirming/for more details.

Youth Weekend Away 26th-28th October – Help Needed!

We are looking to take a group of young people on our annual weekend away to a centre near Chepstow. To make this happen, we would really value practical help in the following ways:

(1) Individuals who are willing to help transport young people to and from the centre. We leave the church on Friday 26th at 4pm and leave the centre 3pm on Sunday 28th. If you can help please speak to Dan Ovens. (2) Please pray for the weekend-that young people will deepen their relationship with God and one another.

Light Party – Wednesday 31st October 5-7pm

Helpers are needed for this event.  Areas where you can help: pray for the event, team leaders, musicians, registration and sign out, baking, set up, set down.  Please speak to Rhiannon when she’s back if you would like more information. Thank you.

Women’s Bible Study

The next women’s bible study, continuing our study of Titus, will take place on Monday 29th October.  Study sheets are on the table at the back of the church.

2019 Africa Missions

A building trip to Sanga Sanga (spring 2019) and an AIM mission trip to Uganda (9th-16th August) are in the planning stages; expressions of interest should be made to the office or congregational leaders.

Lost Property

Some items of clothing etc.etc. have been collected throughout the building.  They have been placed on trolleys in the coffee hall. Please take what belongs to you.  All items will be disposed of if they are not claimed within a couple of weeks.

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am; Missions and Persecuted Church prayer, 7:45pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm;

… Looking ahead over the next days, weeks and months – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! …

22nd October: Church Meeting, 8pm

24th October: Midweek service, 2pm

26th-28th October: Youth Weekend away

27th October: The Ark, 10:00am

29th October: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm

30th October: Men’s bible study, (Jesus as Priest)

31st October: Light Party, 5-7pm

3rd November: Craft Club, 10am

7th November: Midweek service, 2pm

11th November: Remembrance Sunday

12th November: Fight Night, 8pm

19th November: Missions and Persecuted Church prayer, 7:45pm

21st November: Midweek service, 2pm

24th November: The Ark, 10am

25th November: Oscar Saunders’ dedication, 11:15am

Notices for 30th September 2018

Tim Stephenson,
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@ Priory Street
@ Rudloe, Church on the Green
9.15am
11.15am
6:00pm
Eddie Larkman
Eddie Larkman
Mission-focussed service
10:00amRob Durant

Open Meeting

There will be a second “open meeting” this afternoon for anyone who would like to know more about, discuss or make comment on the proposed leadership restructure.  This will take place in the coffee hall at Priory Street at 4:30pm. Tim Stephenson, Operations’ Manager, will lead.

Mission Tea and Partner update

Straight after the open meeting this afternoon there will be tea and cake – any donations of cake will be gratefully received! (contact Wendy).  Afterwards The Gathering will be another mission event  (because it’s the fifth Sunday!). The focus will be on mission organisations that we are supporting such as Tearfund and BMS. Look forward to you joining us.

Men’s Fight Night

This will take place tomorrow night, Monday 1st October, at 8pm.  Please speak to Ian Holmes or another member of the men’s ministry team for further details.

Fabric Deacon

The three-year term of our Fabric Deacon is coming to an end in October. Martin Sheringham has indicated that he is willing to be nominated again. Nomination forms and rules are available on the table at the back. Nominations open on next Sunday 7th October and close on 14th October, 6pm. The election will take place at the Church Meeting on 22nd October, 2018.

Harvest Service Offerings – 7th October 2018

On Sunday 7th October, the offering from the harvest Festival services across all of our congregations will support the work of the Corsham Churches Foodbank and Tearfund.  Non-perishable food items collected will be taken to the Foodbank. Our monetary offering will be sent to Tearfund to support the work of the Living Waters Church in Malawi where their EAGLES project is empowering rural subsistence farming communities to grow crops in a more sustainable way, as they seek to combat the adverse impact of climate change.  Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering. If you are able to gift aid your donation, special yellow envelopes for your monetary offering are available on the table at the back of the building.  Please do mark them “HARVEST – TEARFUND”. When the offering is taken on the day, only the contents of the yellow envelopes, and loose cash/cheques will be included in the Harvest offering total.  Blue envelopes will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church. Please speak to Rob Durant (Rudloe), Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15) or Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15) should you wish to clarify these arrangements.

Church Meeting

Please note our next Church Meeting will take place on Monday 22nd October at 8pm.  Agenda and copies of the previous Church Meeting will be available on the table at the back of church on 21st October.

WEBA Event

A day to inform leaders and members of churches, and to reflect on same sex attraction and how we can best support and reach those who are same sex attracted.  This event will take place at Clevedon Baptist Church on October 25th. Places (which include a sandwich lunch) cost £20 per person. Please visit https://www.webassoc.org.uk/event/welcoming-without-affirming/ for more details.

WEBA Administrator

Looking for a part time job? The WEBA, that CBC is part of, is looking for a part time Office Administrator at their office in Bristol. You can download the advert and application pack on the WEBA website.

Light Party – Wednesday 31st October 5-7pm

Helpers are needed for this event.  Please sign up on the helpers’ sheet at the back of church.  Areas where you can help: pray for the event, team leaders, musicians, registration and sign out, baking, set up, set down.  Please speak to Rhiannon if you would like more information. Thank you.

Tanzania Mission Trip

This is taking place from 9th – 17th October.  The following people will be going: Eddie and Kathy Larkman; Rhiannon and Tom Price; Rob Durant; Tim Stephenson; Megan Say; Julie King; Bex Larkman; Alan Homersley.  Eddie will be delivering talks to the AIM missionaries, Alan will be taking care of the youth work and Rhiannon Price and her team will lead the children’s work. Please pray specifically for the following:     travel arrangements and safety on the roads; activities – preaching, children and youth work; energy to do all this work and that the missionaries & children would be greatly blessed and refreshed by the visiting CBC team.

Newspapers needed!!

Rhiannon needs some newspaper to take to Tanzania for a craft activity. If you have any papers please could you put them in the box marked ‘Tanzania newspapers’ in the church lobby. Thank you.

2019 Africa Missions

A building trip to Sanga Sanga (spring 2019) and an AIM mission trip to Uganda (9-16 August) are in the planning stages; expressions of interest should be made to the office or congregational leaders.

Youth Weekend Away 26th-28th October – Help Needed!

We are looking to take a group of young people on our annual weekend away to a centre near Chepstow. To make this happen, we would really value practical help in the following ways:

(1) Individuals who are willing to help transport young people to and from the centre. We leave the church on Friday 26th at 4pm and leave the centre 3pm on Sunday 28th. If you can help please speak to Dan Ovens.

(2) Please pray for the weekend-that young people will deepen their relationship with God and one another.

Prayer for Unsaved Relatives

There is another opportunity to pray for your unsaved relatives on Wednesday October 3rd from 2.00-3.00pm in the church.  Please speak to Helen Christie for further details.

Church Office

Please note the Church Administrator is away until 12th Oct. Enquiries should be directed to the Operations Manager, Tim Stephenson. Thank you.

This week and beyond

WEBA Office Administrator Vacancy

Tim Stephenson,
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Looking for a part time job? The West of England Baptist Association that CBC is part of is looking for a part time Office Administrator at their office in Bristol.

You can download the advert and application pack here on the WEBA website.

Notice sheet for 23rd September 2018

Tim Stephenson,
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@ Priory Street @ Rudloe, Church on the Green
9.15am

11.15am

6:00pm

Rob Durant

Rob Durant

“Gathered to Remember”

10:00am Alan Christie

The Ark starts again on Saturday September 29th

The puppets have finished their Summer holidays (and the helpers too) and it’s time to start the Ark again.  Hooray. Do come along if you are 0-7ish (bring an adult to join in the fun too!) on Saturday September 29th at 10.00am at Priory Street.  We will be learning about Noah’s Ark with craft, songs, bible story and of course the puppets.  Finishing at 11.00am with drinks and cakes.  Invite your friends too and above all please pray for this new term.  Thank you.

Women’s Bible Study

The next women’s bible study will take place at Priory Street on Monday 24th September at 7:30pm. Study notes on Titus are on the table at the back of church.  Please take one in preparation of the meeting.

Midweek Service

This will take place on Wednesday 26th September at 2pm.  The text is Psalm 46. Eric Seager will be leading and preaching.

Open Meeting

There will be a second “open meeting” on Sunday, 30th September for anyone who would like to know more about, discuss or make comment on the proposed leadership restructure.  This will take place in the coffee hall at Priory Street at 4:30pm. Tim Stephenson, Operations’ Manager, will lead.

Church Office

Please note the Church Administrator is away until 11th Oct (back in the office 12th October).  Emails should still be sent to the church office and messages may be left on the church phone which will be checked regularly.  All other enquiries should be directed to the Operations Manager, Tim Stephenson, during this period. Thank you.

This week and beyond