Carols by Candlelight Service
This evening is our annual carols by candlelight service, commencing at 6pm. We look forward to welcoming church members and their friends and family to this special service.
Carols by Candlelight Service Offering
The offering from the carols by candlelight Service tonight 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 “CHRISTMAS – OASIS”. When the offering is taken, 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.
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!
Corsham Town Carol Service
The annual carol service in the Corsham High Street takes place on Tuesday, assembling outside Haine & Smith at 6:45pm. The proceedings finish in the car park area of St. Bart’s followed by mince pies in Church Street. All welcome to attend!
Our annual Carol Service of traditional carols and readings will be held on Wednesday 19th at 2pm and will be followed by refreshments.
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 on6th January 2019. Adrian Pillinger and Martin Sheringham have indicated their willingness to be renominated for positions of Elder and Fabric Deacon respectively.
Evening Services in December
There will be no evening service at Priory Street on 23rd & 30th December.
Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am
Wednesday: Midweek service
Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; Corsham Money Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm
Friday: No after school clubs
… Looking ahead over the next days, weeks and months…
23rd December: Nominations open for various leadership roles
23rd December: DIY Nativity at Rudloe, 10am
23rd December: No evening service
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
5th January: Craft club, 10am
6th January: Nominations close for leadership roles
9th January: Midweek service, 2pm
14th January: Fight night; prayer for persecuted church and missions
18th-19th January: Leaders’ retreat
21st January: Church Meeting, 8pm
23rd January: Midweek service, 2pm
26th January: The Ark, 10am
27th January: Baptism service, 9:15am service
28th January: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm