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Notices 11th November 2018

Louise,
CBC logo notices in greyscale

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,
CBC logo notices in greyscale

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,

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,

@ 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,
WEBA logo

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,
@ 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

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Notice sheet for 16th September 2018

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

11.15am

6:00pm

Eddie Larkman

Eddie Larkman

“Gathered to Praise”

10:00am Rob Durant

The Littles’ Commissioning last week

Stuart, Lynne and Matthew Little would like to express their grateful thanks for the wonderful send off last Sunday at the tea and Commissioning Service.  We feel truly loved and supported. We are leaving for Dallas this Friday, 21st September (11:25 flight) to start our Mercy Ships training before travelling to Guinea at the end of October.  We are very thankful to Matt and Sue (of COTG) and Julie (of 11:15 service) who have agreed to be our advocates during our Mercy Ships service. [Any volunteers from 9:15? – Tim].  Please pick up one of our bookmarks for more details and how to stay in touch with us. With our love and thanks.

Funeral

Please note, the funeral of Ted Killingback will take place at Priory Street on Friday 21st September at 2pm. Please speak to Eric for more details.

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.

Missions and the Persecuted Church prayer meeting

This will take place tomorrow evening, Monday 17th September at 7:45pm.  Please chat to Vanessa or Wendy for more details of these monthly meetings.

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.

Open Meeting on Leadership Restructuring

There will be a second “open meeting” on the 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.

Mission Tea and Partner update

Straight after the open meeting on 30th Sept there will be tea and cake – any donations of cake will be grateful (contact Wendy) – Afterwards The Gathering will be another Mission Event because it’s the fifth Sunday. The focus will be on Mission organisations we are supporting such as Tearfund and BMS. Look forward to you joining us. Wendy – Mission Deacon

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

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am; Missions and Prayer for the 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; Ted Killingback funeral, 2pm; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm;

Looking ahead

21st September: The Littles leave for the USA for Mercy Ships’ training

24th September: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm

26th September: Midweek service, 2pm

29th September: The Ark, 10:00am

30th September: Second open meeting to discuss leadership restructure, 4:30pm

30th September: Mission tea followed by Mission presentations and updates, 5:30pm

1st October: Men’s fight night, 8pm

3rd October: Prayer for unsaved relatives 2.00pm to 3.00pm (note earlier date)

6th October: Craft Club, 10:00am

7th October: Harvest services

9th-17th October: Mission trip to Tanzania

10th October: Midweek service, 2pm

22nd October: Church Meeting, 8pm

24th October: Midweek service, 2pm

27th October: The Ark, 10:00am

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

31st October: Light Party, 5-7pm

 

Notice sheet for 3rd December 2017

Louise,
CBC news logo

Prayer Meeting

A reminder that we will be having our usual prayer meeting this evening at 6pm.  All welcome!

Midweek Service

The next midweek service is on Wed 6th December. The text is 2 Samuel 23.1-7. Eric Seager will be leading and preaching.

Carols by Candlelight – 17th December, 6pm

We’re planning once again to put together a band/ ensemble/ mini-orchestra for the carols by candlelight service. If you play an instrument (to grade 5 or above) and would be interested in playing at the carol service, David Morrell would love to hear from you, with details of what you play if he doesn’t already know! It would be great to hear from everyone who’s interested in taking part as soon as possible.  You can speak to David face to face or email him on davidsuemorrell@gmail.com.

Fight Night

Monday night at CBC is “Fight Night” (second Monday of every month at 8pm). This is a men’s prayer meeting where we pray for our Christian witness, to honour the women in our lives, and for anything and everything as the Spirit leads.

MK Staff Training 2018

This summer (2017) CBC hosted the MK Staff Training course for WEC International. As a church we had the opportunity to meet and be a blessing to new mission workers from all over the world, preparing to serve in schools attended by missionaries’ children. The same course will be held at CBC again in 2018, from Sunday evening 22nd July to Thursday morning 2nd August. We are looking for hosts to provide accommodation, and help with catering and taxi driving for our participants. If you would like to help in any way please talk with Steve or Gill Bryant. Thank you!

Grindrods’ Blog

Please take a paper copy of the latest blog from Austria or visit the link http://grindrods.simplesite.com/435831945

Christmas cards for persecuted believers

“Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Heb.13:3

Christmas cards are available at the back of the church. Please take and send with prayer and a verse of encouragement. Send to Open Doors UK, P.O. Box 6, Whitney, OX296WG.  Prefer via email? See opendoorsuk.org.  Speak to Vanessa Naish if necessary.

Church Directory 2018

Please complete a form, which you can find at the back, if your details have changed or you are new to this fellowship.  Once completed, leave in the box on the table at the back. The directory will be published in January. PLEASE WRITE CLEARLY!! Thank you!

Mission and Persecuted Church Prayer

The December Mission Prayer meeting has been cancelled. ​The next meeting will be on Monday 15th January.

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 a weekly numbered blue donation envelope 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 on the blue envelope scheme for 2018, or would like to set up a standing order or make a Gift Aid Declaration, do please speak to one of the Treasury Team: Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15 Service); Lynne Little (Church on the Green, Rudloe) or Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15 Service).

Christmas Service Offerings – 2017

On Saturday 16 December, the offering taken at the Nativity Service 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.  Should you wish to find out more go to https://www.compassionuk.org/give/child-survival-programme/

On Sunday 17 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.  For further information do look at Neal and Lesley Grindrod’s blog http://grindrods.simplesite.com/437190281

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 Lynne Little (Church on the Green, Rudloe), Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15am) or Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15am) for clarification.

Family Christmas decoration-making workshop

We will be making Christmas decorations and having some festive fun this Saturday 9th December at church between 10am and 12pm. There’ll be glitter and tinsel in abundance! Children to be accompanied by a parent please.  Help is needed for this event so please speak to Rhiannon to find out more and to sign up.

A Sweet Christmas – Women’s Christmas Event: Monday 11th December

We look forward to having fellowship and food together as we celebrate Christmas and encourage one another in our walk with God at this special time of year. This year we’re having a ‘Christmas curry’ with oodles of sweet treats! Any questions please speak to Anne Holmes, Christine Coltman or Vicki Kelly.  There is a sign-up sheet.

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am

Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; CMDAC 7.30pm

Friday: CMDAC 9.30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion and other church activities 8.30am

 

All things Christmas @ CBC Priory Street

9th December, 10am-12pm: decoration-making workshop

11th December, 7:30pm: Women’s Christmas event

16th December, 5pm: Nativity Service

17th December, 6pm: Carols by Candlelight

20th December, 2pm: Midweek Christmas service

24th December: normal 9:15am and 11:15am services; communion 6pm

25th December, 10am: Christmas Day family service; no evening service

31st December: normal 9:15am and 11:15am services; no evening service

Notices for 26th November 2017

Louise,
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Infant Dedication

This morning at the 11:15am service we are having an infant dedication for Arya Joy, daughter of Nathan and Christine Coltman.  We look forward to welcoming their friends and family to this special occasion.

Transformation Groups

TRANSFORMATION GROUPS are a small step for big gains in your Christian growth. Four men, or four women, committing to meet together once a month for six months to study God’s word, to pray, and above all, to apply the gospel to our daily lives. The groups will be starting in January. If you’d like to join one, speak to one of the group leaders: for the women, Nancy Sawyer, Vicki Kelly, Lynne Little and Louise du Toit; for the men, Ben Ross, Steve Rowe, John Prior and Nathan Coltman.

1Thess 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up …”

Carols by Candlelight – 17th December, 6pm

We’re planning once again to put together a band/ ensemble/ mini-orchestra for the carols by candlelight service. If you play an instrument (to grade 5 or above) and would be interested in playing for the carol service, David Morrell would love to hear from you, with details of what you play if he doesn’t already know! It would be great to hear from everyone who’s interested in taking part, as close to Sunday 3rd December as possible.  You can speak to David face to face or email him on davidsuemorrell@gmail.com.

Congregational Meeting

Especially for the Sunday evening congregation! Please make every effort to join us for a special meeting this evening at 6pm. As well as prayer and worship, we’ll be holding an open discussion about how we can best develop our Sunday evening gatherings. What would you like to see happen, and what part can you play? Please come and share as a family as we seek together to move forward with God.

Women’s Bible Study – Transforming Grace

The next women’s bible study is on tomorrow, 27th November at 7:30pm.  There are study sheets on the table at the back.  Please take one in preparation of the meeting.

CBC Men’s Night – this Tuesday 28th November 7:30pm

Renton Baker will be coming to share with the men of our church, reflecting on his past and what it means for men to work out their faith in today’s world (this will be the first of a series of talks from Renton). This would be a great opportunity to bring non-Christian friends. Sign up at the back.

The Craft Group

This is held on the first Saturday morning of each month from 10-12.30, the next being December 2nd where there will be a Christmas theme! We re commence again in the New Year on January 6th.  All ‘Crafty’ people welcome and any who are not but wish to be ‘Crafty’. For any information speak to either Pam Mitchell or Hazel Hammett.

Feeding Back to You

The Trustees of Corsham Churches Foodbank would like to thank everyone at CBC for their generous support of the Foodbank project throughout 2017, but in particular for your recent harvest offering.  The Foodbank is now well placed to meet the additional demands of the winter season and the Christmas Hamper project.

Fight Night

Monday night at CBC is “Fight Night” (second Monday of every month at 8pm). This is a men’s prayer meeting where we pray for our Christian witness, to honour the women in our lives, and for anything and everything as the Spirit leads.

MK Staff Training 2018

This summer (2017) CBC hosted the MK Staff Training course for WEC International. As a church we had the opportunity to meet and be a blessing to new mission workers from all over the world, preparing to serve in schools attended by missionaries’ children. The same course will be held at CBC again in 2018, from Sunday evening 22nd July to Thursday morning 2nd August. We are looking for hosts to provide accommodation, and help with catering and taxi driving for our participants. If you would like to help in any way please talk with Steve or Gill Bryant. Thank you!

Family Christmas decoration-making workshop

We will be making Christmas decorations and having some festive fun on Saturday 9th December at church between 10am and 12pm. There’ll be glitter and tinsel in abundance! Children to be accompanied by a parent please.  Help is needed for this event so please speak to Rhiannon to find out more and to sign up.

A Sweet Christmas – Women’s Christmas Event: Monday 11th December

We look forward to having fellowship and food together as we celebrate Christmas and encourage one another in our walk with God at this special time of year. This year we’re having a ‘Christmas curry’ with oodles of sweet treats! Any questions please speak to Anne Holmes, Christine Coltman or Vicki Kelly.  There is a sign-up sheet.

Grindrods’ Blog

Please take a paper copy of the latest blog from Austria or visit the link http://grindrods.simplesite.com/435831945

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 a weekly numbered blue donation envelope 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 on the blue envelope scheme for 2018, or would like to set up a standing order or make a Gift Aid Declaration, do please speak to one of the Treasury Team: Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15 Service); Lynne Little (Church on the Green, Rudloe) or Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15 Service).

Church Directory 2018

Please complete a form, which you can find at the back, if your details have changed or you are new to this fellowship.  Once completed, leave in the box on the table at the back. The directory will be published in January. PLEASE WRITE CLEARLY!! Thank you!

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am; Women’s bible study, 7:30pm

Tuesday: Men’s night with Renton Baker, 7:30pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; CMDAC 7.30pm

Friday: CMDAC 9.30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion and other church activities 8.30am

 

….Coming up…

2nd December: Craft Club, 10am

6th December: Midweek service, 2pm

 

All things Christmas @ CBC Priory Street

9th December, 10am-12pm: decoration-making workshop

11th December, 7:30pm: Women’s Christmas event

16th December, 5pm: Nativity Service

17th December, 6pm: Carols by Candlelight

20th December, 2-3pm: Midweek Christmas service

24th December: normal 9:15am and 11:15am services; communion 6pm

25th December, 10am: Christmas Day family service; no evening service

31st December: normal 9:15am and 11:15am services; no evening service