Category: Notices

Notice sheet for 26th February 2017

Louise,

9.15am             Eddie Larkman

11.15am           Eddie Larkman – dedication

6:00pm             James King

 

Infant Dedication

At the 11:15am service today Emmeline Street (daughter of Jonny and Amy) will be dedicated. We welcome their family and friends to this special occasion.

Ladies’ Bible Study

Notes for the next study, tomorrow evening, 27th February are on the table at the back. Please take a sheet in preparation. If you have any questions about these meetings, or would like a “study buddy”, speak to Kathy or Anne.

Grace Place

Ladies, please remember to visit our Grace Place blog which has articles and insights which will encourage and bless you… https://cbcgraceplace.wordpress.com/

Prayer and Fasting Week

Monday 27th March to Sunday 2nd April

It will be for those individuals who feel called to pray and fast in this way. We aim to lift to God in prayer different things each day of the week and these will be provided to those who wish to be involved in a prayer diary format. More detailed information will be available next week.

Craft Club

Please note the craft club in March will be held on the second Saturday of the month ie. 11th. Chat to Kathy Ewins or Pam for details.

Midweek Service

The text for the midweek service on March 1st is Genesis 18 and 19. Eric Seager will be leading and preaching and there will be communion. The service starts at 2:00pm.

Open Meeting

There will be another open meeting for the 9.15am congregation on Sunday 9th April at 4.30pm.

Women’s World Day of Prayer

This is taking place next Friday, 3rd March, at St. Bart’s Church, Corsham at 2pm. All women welcome to attend.

Deacon Elections

Nominations for elections of Deacon at Church on the Green, and Deacon (Church Secretary) will open on Sunday 12th March. Paul Garcia and Alan Kember, have stated their willingness to be re-nominated for these positions respectively. Elections will take place at the ACM on 10th April.

Ministry Booklet

If you are a ministry leader, you should have received an email about writing and submitting your ministry report for 2016. Please email it to Louise by 24th March.

Safeguarding Training

For anyone involved in any children or youth ministries at CBC (Priory Street or Rudloe) – if you have not received safeguarding training, please make every effort to attend the session being held on 1st April, 9am-12:30pm at Priory Street. Contact Louise or Dan Ovens to confirm your attendance.

Men’s Curry Night – Tuesday 14th March, 7:30pm.

All men should have received an email about this event being held at CBC Priory Street. Please respond if you wish to attend so we have a clear idea for catering purposes.

Toddler Group

We are still looking for someone to take on the leadership of the Toddler Group on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Kathy Larkman if you feel this is a role which you could take on.

Traidcraft

We are also looking for someone to run the Traidcraft ministry at Priory Street. Please speak to Julie King if you feel this is something in which you would like to be involved.

 

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am; ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10:00am

Wednesday: Early morning prayer, 7:15am; midweek service 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10:00am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am; Women’s World Day of Prayer, 2pm @ St. Bart’s Church; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; Café on the Green, Rudloe, 2:30pm

 

….Looking ahead….

3rd March: Women’s World Day of Prayer, 2pm @ St. Bart’s Church, Corsham

11th March: Craft Club (note… second Saturday!)

14th March: Men’s curry night, 7:15pm

15th March: Midweek service, 2pm

20th March: Missions and Persecuted Church prayer meeting, 7:45pm

25th March: The Ark, 10:00am

27th March: Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm

27th March – 2nd April: Prayer/fasting week

29th March: Midweek service, 2pm

1st April: Craft Club, 10:00am

9th April: Open meeting for 9:15am service, 4:30pm

10th April: ACM time to be confirmed

12th April: Midweek service, 2pm

14th-17th April: Easter Weekend

Notice sheet for 19th February 2017

Louise,

Open Discussion for 9:15am service

At 4pm this afternoon, there will be an open discussion regarding the 9:15am service so if you are part of this congregation you are welcome to come along and be part of the discussion. Speak to Eddie for more details.

Missions and Persecuted Church Prayer

There will be a prayer meeting for the above tomorrow evening, 20th February, at Priory Street at 7:45pm. The country for February which we will pray for is Afghanistan. For details and other topics please see the board -or come on Monday night! Please contact Wendy or Vanessa for further details.

Infant Dedication

Please note next Sunday at the 11:15am service, Emmeline Street (daughter of Jonny and Amy) will be dedicated. We look forward to welcoming their family and friends.

The Ark

This will take place on Saturday 25th Feb at 10am for 0-7 year olds. Speak to Heather Chilcott or Alexa Simm for more details.

Ladies’ Bible Study

Notes for the next study on the 27th February are on the table at the back. Please take a sheet in preparation. If you have any questions about these meetings, or would like a “study buddy”, speak to Kathy or Anne.

Grace Place

Ladies, please remember to visit our Grace Place blog which has articles and insights which will encourage and bless you… https://cbcgraceplace.wordpress.com/

Prayer and Fasting Week – Monday 27th March to Sunday 2nd April

It will be for those individuals who feel called to pray and fast in this way. More information to follow in the coming weeks.

Toddler Group

We are still looking for someone to take on the leadership of the Toddler Group on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Kathy Larkman if you feel this is a role which you could take on.

Deacon Elections

Nominations for elections of Deacon at Church on the Green, and Deacon (Church Secretary) will open on Sunday 12th March. Paul Garcia and Alan Kember, have stated their willingness to be re-nominated for these positions respectively. Elections will take place at the ACM.

Safeguarding Training

For anyone involved in any children or youth ministries at CBC (Priory Street or Rudloe) – if you have not received safeguarding training, please make every effort to attend the session being held on 1st April, 9am-12:30pm at Priory Street. Contact Louise or Dan Ovens to confirm your attendance. Thank you.

Craft Club

Please note the craft club in March will be held on the second Saturday of the month ie. 11th. Please speak to Kathy Ewins or Pam Mitchell for details.

Ministry Booklet

If you are a ministry leader, you should have received an email about writing and submitting your ministry report for 2016. Please email it to Louise by 24th March.

 

This week:

Monday: Prayer for Mission and the Persecuted Church, 7:45pm

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10:00am

Wednesday: Early morning prayer, 7:15am; Midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10:00am; 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

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; Ark, 10am; Café on the Green, Rudloe, 2:30pm

 

If you are unsure, please contact your life group leader to see whether you are meeting this week

 

….Looking ahead….

26th Feb: Infant Dedication, 11:15am

27th Feb: Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm

1st March: Midweek service, 2pm

11th March: Craft Club (note… second Saturday!)

14th March: Men’s curry night, 7:15pm

15th March: Midweek service, 2pm

20th March: Missions and Persecuted Church prayer meeting, 7:45pm

25th March: The Ark, 10:00am

27th March: Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm

27th March – 2nd April: Prayer/fasting week

29th March: Midweek service, 2pm

1st April: Craft Club, 10:00am

12th April: Midweek service, 2pm

14th-17th April: Easter Weekend

Notices for 12th February, 2017

Louise,

Open Discussion for 9:15am service

On 19th February at 4pm, there will be an open discussion regarding the 9:15am service so if you are part of this congregation you are welcome to come along and be part of the discussion. Speak to Eddie for more details.

Missions and Persecuted Church Prayer

There will be a prayer meeting for the above on Monday 20th February at Priory Street at 7:45pm. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Wendy Rowe or Vanessa Naish for further details of these meetings.

Ladies’ Bible Study

Notes for the next study on the 27th February are on the table at the back. Please take a sheet in preparation. If you have any questions about these meetings, or would like a “study buddy”, please chat to Kathy Larkman or Anne Holmes.

Grace Place

Ladies, please remember to visit our Grace Place blog which has articles and insights which will encourage and bless you… https://cbcgraceplace.wordpress.com/

Midweek Service

The next midweek service will take place this Wednesday at 2pm. The service lasts for one hour and is followed by tea/coffee and home-made cakes. Please speak to Eric Seager for more information.

Prayer and Fasting Week : Monday 27th March to Sunday 2nd April

It will be for those individuals who feel called to pray and fast in this way. More information to follow in the coming weeks.

The Ark

This will take place on Saturday 25th Feb at 10am for 0-7 year olds. Speak to Heather Chilcott or Alexa Simm for more details.

Lost Property

There is a lost property table and box in the coffee hall next door. There are a large number of items that have been left in the building, ranging from clothing to kitchen items to books and bibles. Please go through the items and see if anything belongs to you. Unclaimed belongings will be disposed of after a few weeks! Many thanks.

Toddler Group

We are still looking for someone to take on the leadership of the Toddler Group on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Kathy Larkman if you feel this is a role which you could take on.

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 2017, 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).

 

This week is half term so some groups will not meet. Please contact your life group leader to see whether you are meeting

 

Wednesday: Early morning prayer, 7:15am; Midweek service, 2pm

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

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

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; Café on the Green, Rudloe, 2:30pm

 

….Looking ahead….

19th Feb: “open discussion” regarding 9:15am service, 4pm

20th Feb: Prayer for Missions and Persecuted Church, 7:45pm

25th Feb: The Ark, 10am

26th Feb: Infant Dedication, 11:15am Emmeline Street

27th Feb: Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm

1st March: Midweek service, 2pm

11th March: Craft Club (note… second Saturday!)

14th March: Men’s curry night, 7:15pm

15th March: Midweek service, 2pm

20th March: Missions and Persecuted Church prayer meeting, 7:45pm

25th March: The Ark, 10:00am

27th March: Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm

27th March – 2nd April: Lent prayer/fasting week

29th March: Midweek service, 2pm

1st April: Craft Club, 10:00am

10th April: Church Meeting, 8pm; Annual Church Meeting, 9pm;

12th April: Midweek service, 2pm

14th-17th April: Easter Weekend

Notices for 5th February, 2017

Louise,

Facebook: Blessing or Curse?

What are our children getting up to online? Is what they are doing safe? How can we stay informed and involved in a healthy way? Join Dan Ovens (Youth Pastor) for a Social Networking (that’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all that jazz) Seminar to explore together the blessings and dangers of the online world. This Thursday 9th February at 7:30pm in the Church Hut. See Dan for more details.

Time for Two: Growing your marriage in Christian love

Marriage, like all good gardens, needs love and time to grow. Take time to enrich your marriage. The second teaching session on growing your marriage in Christian love will take place on Saturday 11th February, 7:30pm-9:00pm at Priory Street. All couples are welcome, whether flourishing or struggling, married two years, 22 or 202 years! We’ll have tea/coffee, puddings and biblical teaching.

Open Discussion for 9:15am service

On 19th February at 4pm, there will be an open discussion regarding the 9:15am service so if you are part of this congregation you are welcome to come along and be part of the discussion. Speak to Eddie for more details.

Missions and Persecuted Church Prayer

There will be a prayer meeting for the above on Monday 20th February at Priory Street at 7:45pm. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Wendy Rowe or Vanessa Naish for further details of these meetings.

Grace Place

Ladies, please remember to visit our Grace Place blog which has articles and insights which will encourage and bless you… https://cbcgraceplace.wordpress.com/

Lent Prayer and Fasting Week – Monday 27th March to Sunday 2nd April

It will be for those individuals who feel called to pray and fast in this way. More information to follow in the coming weeks.

Lost Property

There is a lost property table and box in the coffee hall next door. There are a large number of items that have been left in the building, ranging from clothing to kitchen items to books and bibles. Please go through the items and see if anything belongs to you. Unclaimed belongings will be disposed of after a few weeks! Many thanks.

…OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE…

Evening service teas

We are looking for someone in the 6pm service to do teas/coffees after the service on a monthly basis. One of the team has dropped out so we need some help. The commitment would be just one Sunday evening a month. Please contact Louise in the office or Terry Pollard. Thank you.

Toddler Group

We are still looking for someone to take on the leadership of the Toddler Group on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Kathy Larkman if you feel this is a role which you could take on.

….This week….

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10am

Wednesday: Early morning prayer, 7:15am

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

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

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; Café on the Green, Rudloe, 2:30pm; Time for Two, 7:30pm

….Looking ahead….

15th Feb: Midweek service, 2pm

19th Feb: “open discussion” regarding 9:15am service, 4pm

20th Feb: Prayer for Missions and Persecuted Church, 7:45pm

25th Feb: The Ark, 10am

26th Feb: Infant Dedication, 11:15am Emmeline Street

27th Feb: Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm

1st March: Midweek service, 2pm

11th March: Craft Club (note… second Saturday!)

14th March: Men’s curry night, 7:15pm

15th March: Midweek service, 2pm

20th March: Missions and Persecuted Church prayer meeting, 7:45pm

25th March: The Ark, 10:00am

27th March: Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm

27th March – 2nd April: Lent prayer/fasting week

29th March: Midweek service, 2pm

1st April: Craft Club, 10:00am

10th April: Church Meeting, 8pm; Annual Church Meeting, 9pm;

12th April: Midweek service, 2pm

14th-17th April: Easter Weekend

 

Notice sheet for 27th November 2016

Louise,

Thank you

Wendy Rowe would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who provided cakes/biscuits and helped out in any way at the last two mission events.

Christmas Cards

There are two Christmas cards, for our missionaries, at the back of church which you are encouraged to sign – one for the Bryants and one for the Lancasters. If anyone would like to make a donation for a parcel for the Lancasters, please see Wendy Rowe.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next ladies’ bible study notes are available on the table at the back. Please take one in preparation of the study which is taking place tomorrow night, 28th November. Contact Kathy Larkman or Anne Holmes for more details on these meetings.

The Craft Group

The Craft Group will meet on Saturday 3rd December and we will have the opportunity of making Christmas Cards or carrying on with quilt blocks for the next quilt! If anyone has any scraps of cotton print material they wish to clear out, the craft group could make use of them for the next quilt which will be for Steve and Ruth. Any donations of materials can be given to Pam Mitchell or Kathy Ewins.

Toddler Group

The Toddler Group is praying for someone to lead the team. They are also in need of more helpers. It is held on Thursday mornings following the school calendar.  Please see Kathy Larkman for details.

Midweek Service

This will take place on Wed 30th November from 2-3pm. Please speak to Eric Seager for further details of these services.

*** Town Carol Service ***

Each year a different church in Corsham organizes the town carol service and this year it is our turn!  The event, which takes place through the High Street and ends at St. Bart’s, is on Tuesday 20th December, starting at 6:45pm. Thanks to the few people who have signed up to help…we now really just need someone to put the banner up in a few weeks’ time. Please contact Louise if you can do this. Thank you.

Men’s Christmas Event

There is a men’s Christmas event on the 29th November at Priory Street at 7:20pm. Sign up!!

Bible Society’s Advent Challenge

This starts on Monday 1st. Please join our online Advent calendar which challenges you to do a small, practical act of kindness every day, to share goodwill and make a difference in this season of Advent. Sign up by visiting adventchallenge.org.uk or visit the Bible Society Facebook page. Last year 13,000 took part, so don’t miss out this year! Any questions, ask Susan Wingrave (Church on the Green) or Alan Kember (9.15am at Priory St).

Carol Service Band

Do you play an acoustic instrument? – strings, woodwind or brass? If so, it would be great to include you in this year’s Carol Service Band which will accompany the carols on the evening of Sunday 18th December. There are likely to be a couple of practices beforehand, one of which will probably be on the afternoon of the carol service itself. The band last year were brilliant, despite some struggles along the way. If you’re interested in taking part, please either speak to David Morrell, or email him at davidsuemorrell@gmail.com – and let him know what you play, and roughly what standard you’re used to playing (so he doesn’t write parts that are too hard this year!!).

Prayer in Chippenham

This evening in Chippenham at St Paul’s church there is a prayer meeting from 7-9pm in conjunction with SAT7 and Open Doors to pray for Hope in the Middle East and North Africa. You can drop in at any point during the 2 hours. More details on the St. Paul’s website (http://www.stpaulsweb.org.uk)

Christmas Cards

“Christmas Cards for persecuted believers” available at back of church. Please take one and send with a verse of encouragement. (Open Doors). Please contact Vanessa Naish if you need more information.

Ladies Bible Study – Christmas event

Monday 12th December @ 7:30pm at CBC.

If you would like to attend this year’s event, please sign up using the sign up sheets at the back of the church. A buffet style meal will be provided – please indicate any dietary requirements you may have. We need helpers to move chairs (men can help too!) after the evening service on 11th Dec plus setting up and helping with cooking. Please sign up on the sign up sheet at the back if you are able to help in any way or speak to either Vicky Stephenson or Roz Shillaker.

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. Moreover, 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 2017, 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). Many thanks.

 

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am; Ladies’ Bible study, 7:30pm

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10am, Rudloe Centre; Men’s Quiz and Pizza night, 7:20pm

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7:15am; midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10:00am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm.

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; The Craft Club, 10am; Café on the Green, Rudloe, 2:30pm

 

…Looking ahead…

4th Dec: Prayer evening – praying for the persecuted church, 6pm

10th Dec: Tree decorating 3-5pm

12th Dec: Ladies’ social, 7:30pm

13th Dec: Seniors’ Christmas meal, 12pm

14th Dec: Midweek Christmas service, 2pm

17th Dec: Nativity service, 5pm @ Priory St.

18th Dec: Carols by Candlelight, 6pm

19th Dec: Missions’ prayer, 7:45pm

20th Dec: Corsham Town Carol Service, 6:45pm

24th Dec: Christmas eve service, 6pm

25th Dec: Christmas day joint service @ Priory St, 10am; no evening service on Christmas day

1st Jan: Joint service at Priory St. @ 10am; no evening service on new year’s day

 

There are small leaflets at the back of church which list all the Christmas services and activities taking place at Priory Street. Take one either for your own use or take a few for friends, family & neighbours.

 

Notice sheet for 13th November 2016

Louise,

Remembrance Sunday

This morning we will have an act of remembrance at 11am between the 9:15am and 11:15am services. If you wish to observe this, please be seated at 10:55 and at 11am we will mark the occasion with a 2 minute silence, followed by prayer.

Baptism Services

We are happy to announce that four people will be baptized next Sunday 20th November – one at the 9:15am service and three at the 11:15am service.

Toddler Group

The Toddler Group is praying for someone to lead the team. They are also in need of more helpers. It is held on Thursday mornings following the school calendar.  Please see Kathy Larkman for details.

Midweek Service

16th November… The text is Philippians 4.10-23. Eric Seager will be leading and David Morrell will preach. Tea/coffee and home made cakes follow!

Short Refugee Video Clips

Last Sunday there was a feedback session from Neal and Lesley regarding their time in Austria. These are the links to the videos that were shown. They are also on our church website:

http://oasis.iteams.org/multimediapowerpointsrefugees.html

These two clips are on youtube:

How can one mend a broken heart?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCz912ObieE

Children have a right to claim international protection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3a2a9EESeg

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next ladies’ bible study notes are available on the table at the back. Please take one in preparation of the study on the 28th November. Contact Kathy Larkman or Anne Holmes for more details on these meetings. Please also chat to one of them if you are looking for a “study buddy”.

*** Town Carol Service ***

Each year a different church in Corsham organizes the town carol service and this year it is our turn!

The event, which takes place through the High Street and ends at St. Bart’s, is on Tuesday 20th December, starting at 6:45pm. Louise would like help with the following activities:

  • 3 x stewards to crowd manage
  • 2 x volunteers to purchase 250 mince pies
  • 3 x helpers to heat up mince pies
  • 4 x helpers to hand out mince pies
  • 4 x helpers to hand out song sheets
  • 2 x helpers to erect and remove banner from town

This is a lovely community event but quite big to organize so please sign up on the sheet at the back if you can help, or contact Louise in the office. Many thanks.

Persecuted Church Sunday 20th November

On Sunday 20th November we will have a special event focusing on the persecuted church. Tea and cakes will be served at 4:30pm, and we will be welcoming David and Sue, an experienced couple who have worked for some years in both Ghana and the Middle East, as our speakers. They are now involved in outreach to migrants in the UK and beyond. They will give a short presentation at around 5.20pm and will share further during the evening service, with David preaching. See Wendy Rowe or Gill Bryant for further details.

Wendy Rowe would like 8 volunteers to help with the teas/coffees and to help clear up. First four people to serve at the beginning of the event and the last four to serve at 5:45pm. She would also like two people to help set up the tables ready for the cakes.

We would be grateful for any donations of cakes and biscuits for this mission event. Please can you bring them to church on Sunday morning or at the beginning of the event. Thank you so much!

Mission & Persecuted Christians’ Prayer Meeting

The next prayer meeting will be held tomorrow, 14th November at Priory Street at 7:45pm. During this meeting we pray for our missionaries and Vanessa leads us in prayer for persecuted Christians.

The Craft Group

The Craft Group will meet on the first Saturday in December and we will have the opportunity of making Christmas Cards or carrying on with quilt blocks for the next quilt! The first quilt for Tanzania is well on the way now and when completed we hope to show it to the church folk before it is taken out to Tanzania. If anyone has any scraps of cotton print material they wish to clear out, the craft group could make use of them for the next quilt which will be for Steve and Ruth. A couple of people have suggested we visit charity shops and buy good quality cotton skirts, or similar, to use! Any donations of materials can be given to Pam Mitchell or Kathy Ewins.

Christmas tree decorating!!

Invitation to all (young and old!) to come and help decorate our church Christmas tree on Saturday December 10th, 3-5pm.  Crafts, food and some carol singing!

Bible Society Christmas Aids

The Bible Society has wonderful Christmas aids again this year for spreading the Good News.  Steve and Heather Chilcott’s daughter, Emma, designed the Bible Verse Calendar and costs 50p and a new ‘free’ set of stickers for your Christmas cards.  The ‘free’ stickers from last year are still available too.  biblesociety.org.uk/Christmas will show you what’s available.

The Ark

You are invited to the Ark Christmas Party on Saturday 26th November 10-11am at Corsham Baptist Church. Puppets, songs, games, food, party bags and the Christmas story. Please bring an adult to stay with you for the party. Aimed at 0-7 but all welcome. We are excited and look forward to seeing you there!

Nativity Service

This year the Nativity will be held on Saturday December 17th at 5pm at Priory Street.  This will be a Nativity for all CBC congregations to come together and celebrate the Good News of Jesus’ birth. Please invite your friends!!

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10am, Rudloe Centre

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7:15am; midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10:00am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm.

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; Café on the Green, Rudloe, 2:30pm

…Looking ahead…

20th Nov: Baptism services, 9:15am and 11:15am

20th Nov: Persecuted church Sunday

26th Nov: The Ark, 10:00am

28th Nov: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

29th Nov: Men’s “Christmas Chili” night, 7:15pm

30th Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

3rd Dec: Craft Club, 10:00am

4th Dec: Prayer evening, 6pm

10th Dec: Tree decorating 3-5pm

12th Dec: Ladies’ social, 7:30pm

13th Dec: Seniors’ Christmas meal, 12pm

14th Dec: Midweek Christmas service, 2pm

17th Dec: Nativity service, 5pm @ Priory St.

18th Dec: Carols by Candlelight, 6pm

19th Dec: Missions’ prayer, 7:45pm

20th Dec: Corsham Town Carol Service, 6:45pm

24th Dec: Christmas eve service, 6pm

25th Dec: Christmas day service, 10am; no evening service on Christmas day

31st Dec: Joint service @ Priory Street @ 10am; no evening service on new year’s eve

Notice sheet for 6th November 2016

Louise,

Oasis Feedback : today at 4:30pm

Neal and Lesley, plus all those from church who have recently been out to Austria to visit the Oasis centre, will be giving feedback this afternoon starting at 4:30pm. There will be tea, coffee and a variety of cakes! The evening service will then be a time of prayer for the Oasis team, their work, the refugees, the Grindrods and other areas where we need God’s help.

Remembrance Sunday

Next week is Remembrance Sunday and we will have an act of remembrance at 11am between the 9:15 + 11:15am services. If you would like to be present please arrive at 10:55 and at 11am we will mark the occasion with a 2 minute silence followed by prayer.

Baptism Services

We are happy to announce that four people will be baptized on Sunday 20th November – one at the 9:15am service and three at the 11:15am service.

Light Party

Rhiannon would like to say a great big thank you to everyone who helped with the light party.  We had a wonderful evening and were blessed with 51 children and some of their parents.  Thank you so much for all your prayers for this event.

Toddler Group

The Toddler Group team is praying for someone to lead them and this amazing evangelistic outreach. They are also in need of more helpers. It is held on Thursday mornings following the school calendar.  We are patiently waiting as the Lord speaks to your heart. Please see Kathy Larkman for details.

Bible Society Request

Stewards are needed on Sat 3rd December at the Calne Lantern Parade and Guinness World Records™ title attempt for the World’s Largest Nativity. If you could help out, please contact Bible Society (01792 418222) or susan.wingrave@biblesociety.org.uk for more details.

Mission & Persecuted Christians’ Prayer Meeting

The next prayer meeting will be held on Monday 14th November at Priory Street at 7:45pm. During this meeting we pray for our missionaries – (it’s a great time to catch up on current news), and using the Open Doors’ material, Vanessa leads us in a time of prayer for Christians who are persecuted.

Persecuted Church Sunday 20th November

** A window on the Middle East **

On Sunday 20th November we will have a special event focusing on the persecuted church. Tea and cakes will be served at 5pm, and we will be welcoming David and Sue, an experienced couple who have worked for some years in both Ghana and the Middle East, as our speakers. David and Sue are now involved in outreach to migrants in the UK and beyond. They will give a short presentation at around 5.20pm and will share further during the evening service, with David preaching. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about the Middle East and the situation of Christians there. See Wendy Rowe or Gill Bryant for further details.

Cakes

We would be grateful for any donations of cakes and biscuits for this mission event. Please can you bring them to church on Sunday morning or at

the beginning of the event. Thank you so much!

Christmas dates for your diary

Christmas tree decorating!!

Invitation to all (young and old!) to come and help decorate our church Christmas tree on Saturday December 10th, 3-5 pm.  Crafts, food and some carol singing!

Nativity Service

This year the Nativity will be held on Saturday December 17th at 5pm at Priory Street.  This will be a Nativity for all CBC congregations to come together and celebrate the Good News of Jesus’ birth. Please invite your friends!!

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10am, Rudloe Centre

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7:15am

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10:00am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm.

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; Café on the Green, Rudloe, 2:30pm

…Looking ahead…

13th Nov: Remembrance Sunday

14th Nov: Missions’ Prayer Meeting, 7:45pm

16th Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

20th Nov: Baptism services, 9:15am and 11:15am

20th Nov: Persecuted church Sunday

26th Nov: The Ark, 10:00am

28th Nov: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

29th Nov: Men’s “Christmas Chili” night, 7:15pm

30th Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

3rd Dec: Craft Club, 10:00am

4th Dec: Prayer evening, 6pm

10th Dec: Tree decorating 3-5pm

12th Dec: Ladies’ social, 7:30pm

13th Dec: Seniors’ Christmas meal, 12pm

14th Dec: Midweek Christmas service, 2pm

17th Dec: Nativity service, 5pm @ Priory St.

18th Dec: Carols by Candlelight, 6pm

19th Dec: Missions’ prayer, 7:45pm

20th Dec: Corsham Town Carol Service, 6:45pm

24th Dec: Christmas eve service, 6pm

25th Dec: Christmas day service, 10am

no evening service on Christmas day

Notice sheet for 30th October 2016

Louise,

Corsham Twinning Association

The Corsham Twinning Association are currently hosting visitors from Jargeau in France. We welcome them to our 11:15am service today as part of their programme.

Light Party – Tomorrow night! 5pm-7pm

Would you like to bless the families in our community by helping at this event? There are many areas in which you can serve: Worship, baking, registration/ signing in and out, group leaders/ helpers, serving refreshments and running the kitchen.  We need a few bakers to bake some cakes and biscuits (or savory snacks) to serve at the party.  We also need strong people to help move chairs after the evening service on Sunday 30th and then to put them back after the event at around 7.30pm on Monday 31st. Please let Rhiannon know if you can do this or if you need more information about the areas in which to serve.  Let’s shine God’s Light into our community on this dark night together!! The party is for primary school children.

Craft Club

The next CBC Craft Club is taking place on Saturday, starting at 10:00am. Please contact Kathy Ewins or Pam Mitchell for more information on these meetings.

Spruijt’s Mission Fundraiser

Come along at 10-12am or 1-3pm on 5th November for a cake sale/afternoon tea at Hannah and Reinier’s house (address in church directory). They are raising much needed funds for their missionary friend, Kosharah, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She runs a school in her home for missionary children and also has three adopted Thai daughters. Pop in if you can!

Midweek Service

Our next MWS is taking place this Wednesday 2nd November at 2pm. The text is Philippians 4.2-9 and Eric will be leading and preaching.

Upcoming Mission Events

Oasis Feedback : Sunday 6th November

Neal and Lesley plus all those from church who have recently been out to Austria to visit the Oasis centre will be giving feedback on Sunday 6th November starting at  4:30pm. There will be tea, coffee and a variety of cakes! The evening service will then be a time of prayer for the Oasis team, their work , the refugees, the Grindrods and other areas where we need God’s help.

Mission & Persecuted Christians’ Prayer Meeting : 14th November

The next prayer meeting will be held on Monday 14th November at Priory Street at 7:45pm. During this meeting we pray for our missionaries – (it’s a great time to catch up on current news), and using the Open Doors’ material, Vanessa leads us in a time of prayer for Christians who are persecuted. Please see Wendy Rowe for more details.

Persecuted Church Sunday 20th November : ** A window on the Middle East **

On Sunday 20th November we will have a special event focusing on the persecuted church. Tea and cakes will be served at 5pm, and we will be welcoming David and Sue, an experienced couple who have worked for some years in both Ghana and the Middle East, as our speakers. David and Sue are now involved in outreach to migrants in the UK and beyond. They will give a short presentation at around 5.20pm and will share further during the evening service, with David preaching. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about the Middle East and the situation of Christians there. See Wendy Rowe or Gill Bryant for further details.

Cakes

We would be grateful for any donations of cakes and biscuits for our two mission events being held on Sunday 6th November and Sunday 20th November, as outlined above. Please can you bring them to church on Sunday morning or at the beginning of the events. Thank you so much!

Request from Jude Davies

Jude Davies needs help with her mother. Would anyone be able to sit with her for a couple of hours a week (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons) to keep her company and read God’s word to her. Please contact Jude if you feel you can help. Thank you.

Bible Society Request

Stewards are needed on Sat 3rd December at the Calne Lantern Parade and Guinness World Records™ title attempt for the World’s Largest Nativity. If you could help out, please contact Bible Society (01792 418222) or susan.wingrave@biblesociety.org.uk for more details. It promises to be lots of fun, so please join the team to make it happen. Thank you.

Steve and Ruth

Please follow the Lancasters, our Tanzanian missionaries, by reading their blog…

www.lancsintanz.aimsites.org

 

Christmas dates for your diary

Christmas tree decorating!!

Invitation to all (young and old!) to come and help decorate our church Christmas tree on Saturday December 10th, 3-5 pm.  Crafts, food and some carol singing!

Nativity Service

This year the Nativity will be held on Saturday December 17th at 5pm at Priory Street.  This will be a Nativity for all CBC congregations to come together and celebrate the Good News of Jesus’ birth. Please invite your friends!!

Carol Service @ Priory Street

This will take place on Sunday 18th Dec at 6pm.

 

This week.

Monday: The Light Party, 5pm

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7:15am; Midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10:00am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm.

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; the Craft Club, 10:00am; Spruijts’ fund-raiser 10-12 or 1-3pm

…Looking ahead…

12th Nov: Lifegroup Leaders’ training session

13th Nov: Remembrance Sunday

14th Nov: Missions’ Prayer Meeting, 7:45pm

16th Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

20th Nov: Baptism service, 9:15am

20th Nov: Persecuted church Sunday

26th Nov: The Ark, 10:00am

28th Nov: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

29th Nov: Men’s “Christmas Chilli” night, 7:15pm

30th Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

3rd Dec: Craft Club, 10:00am

4th Dec: Prayer evening, 6pm

Notice sheet for 23rd October 2016

Louise,

Welcome Home!

Lesley and Neal Grindrod have returned from their three month mission work in Austria. We are delighted to have them home and look forward to hearing about their experiences and how God used them over this time, working with refugees.

Youth Weekend Away

Our young people are on their annual weekend away in Wales, returning this afternoon. Please pray for Dan Ovens and the other leaders as they spend time with our youth.

Corsham Twinning Association

The Corsham Twinning Association will be hosting visitors from France next weekend. They are including the 11.15am service at Priory Street as part of their programme on 30th October so please look out for visitors from Jargeau as well as their host families who are mostly based in Corsham. If you would like to know more then please contact Sue Wingrave from Church on the Green.

The Ark

Ark is on Saturday 29th October at 10am.  Do come along if you want to see the renowned ‘I’ve lost my sheep’ puppet show!! Aimed at 0-7 year olds but all are welcome, with an adult. Please speak to Heather Chilcott for more details.

Church Meeting

At the Church Meeting held last Monday, Alan Simon was affirmed as the new Ministry Leader for Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre. Alan Christie has stepped down from the role.

Ladies’ Bible Study – “One Anothering”: Gift of God’s grace for our growth in Christ

This is the name of the ladies’ bible study for the school calendar year 2016-2017! Our women will come together to address the theme of “One Anothering” from scripture and how God actually uses our relationships with one another to conform us into Christ’s likeness.

Notes for the next study tomorrow, Monday 24th October, are on the table at the back. Ladies, please take a copy in preparation of the study.

Light Party Monday, 31st October 5pm-7pm

Would you like to bless the families in our community by helping at this event? There are many areas that you can serve in: Worship, baking, registration/ signing in and out, group leaders/ helpers, serving refreshments and running the kitchen.  We need a few bakers to bake some cakes and biscuits (or savoury snacks) to serve at the party.  We also need strong people to help move chairs after the evening service on Sunday 30th and then to put them back after the event at around 7.30pm on Monday 31st. Please let Rhiannon know if you can do this or if you need more information about the areas in which to serve.  Let’s shine God’s Light into our community on this dark night together!! The party is for primary school children and there are flyers at the back of church.

Spruijts’ Mission Fundraiser

Come along at 10-12am or 1-3pm on 5th November for a cake sale/afternoon tea at Hannah and Reinier’s house (address in church directory). They are raising much needed funds for their missionary friend, Kosharah, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She runs a school in her home for missionary children and also has three adopted Thai daughters. Drop in if you can!

Half term break

Please note…Young mums’ bible study; toddler group, Wednesday early morning prayer, Energize and Engage are not taking place as it is half term. Please check with your Life Group Leader whether your group is meeting this week.

Upcoming Mission Events

Oasis Feedback : Sunday 6th November PM

Neal and Lesley plus all those from church who have recently been out to Austria to visit the Oasis centre will be giving feedback on Sunday 6th November starting at  4:30pm. There will be tea, coffee and a variety of cakes! The evening service will then be a time of prayer for the Oasis team, their work , the refugees, the Grindrods and other areas where we need God’s help.

Persecuted Church Sunday – A window on the Middle East

On Sunday 20th November we will have a special event focusing on the persecuted church. Tea and cakes will be served at 5 pm, and we will be welcoming David and Sue, an experienced couple who have worked for some years in both Ghana and the Middle East, as our speakers. David and Sue are now involved in outreach to migrants in the UK and beyond. They will give a short presentation at around 5.20 pm and will share further during the evening service, with David preaching. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about the Middle East and the situation of Christians there. See Wendy Rowe or Gill Bryant for further details.

Cakes

We would be grateful for any donations of cakes and  biscuits for our two mission events being held on Sunday 6th November and Sunday 20th November. Please can you bring them to church on Sunday morning or at the beginning of the events.

Mission & Persecuted Christians Prayer Meeting

The next prayer meeting will be held on Monday 14th November at Priory Street at 7:45pm. During this meeting we pray for our missionaries – (it is a great time to catch up on current news), and using the Open Doors’ material, Vanessa leads us in a time of prayer for Christians who are persecuted. Please see Wendy Rowe for more details . Thanks.

Christmas dates for your diary

Christmas tree decorating!!

Invitation to all (young and old!) to come and help decorate our church Christmas tree on Saturday December 10th, 3-5 pm.  Crafts, food and some carol singing!

Nativity Service

This year the Nativity will be held on Saturday December 17th at 5pm at Priory Street.  This will be a Nativity for all CBC congregations to come together and celebrate the Good News of Jesus’ birth. Please invite your friends!!

Carol Service

This will take place on Sunday 18th Dec @ 6pm at Priory Street.

 

This week.

Monday: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

Thursday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; the Ark, 10:00am

…Looking ahead…

30th Oct: 11:15am service, Jargeau visitors

31st Oct: The Light Party, 5-7pm

2nd Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

5th Nov: Craft Club, 10:00am; Spruijt’s fund- raiser 10-12 or 1-3pm

6th Nov: Austria feedback @ 4:30pm followed by     Prayer meeting @ 6pm

13th Nov: Remembrance Sunday

16th Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

20th Nov: Persecuted church Sunday

 

Notices for 16th October 2016

Louise,

Infant Dedication

There will be an infant dedication service for Alfie Kelly this morning at the 11:15am service. Welcome to family and friends.

Church Meeting

There is a members’ Church Meeting tomorrow night, Monday 17th October at 8:00pm. Minutes and agenda are available at the back.

Youth Weekend Away

Our young people will be going off on their annual weekend away to Wales from Friday to Sunday. Please pray for Dan Ovens and the other leaders as they prepare for this weekend.

Dan is in need of a couple drivers to take to/from Chepstow at the following times:

To Chepstow: leave CBC at 4pm Friday 21st Oct.

From Chepstow: to arrive at the Centre at 3pm to load up and leave.

Please contact Dan Ovens if you can help.

Corsham Twinning Association

The Corsham Twinning Association will be hosting visitors from France on the last weekend in October. They are including the 11.15am service at Priory Street as part of their programme on 30th October so please look out for visitors from Jargeau as well as their host families who are mostly based in Corsham. If you would like to know more then please contact Sue Wingrave from Church on the Green.

Midweek Service

There is a midweek service on Wednesday at 2pm at Priory Street. Eric will be leading and preaching. The service is followed by tea/ coffee and home-made cakes.

Ladies’ Bible Study “One Anothering”: Gift of God’s grace for our growth in Christ

This is the name of the ladies’ bible study for the school calendar year 2016-2017! Our women will come together to address the theme of “One Anothering” from scripture and how God actually uses our relationships with one another to conform us into Christ’s likeness. Notes for the next study which is being held on Monday 24th October are on the table at the back. Ladies, please take a copy in preparation of the study.

Light Party Monday – 31st October 5pm-7pm

Would you like to bless the families in our community by helping at this event? There are many areas that you can serve in: Worship, baking, registration/ signing in and out, group leaders/ helpers, serving refreshments and running the kitchen.  We need a few bakers to bake some cakes and biscuits (or savoury snacks) to serve at the party.  We also need strong people to help move chairs after the evening service on Sunday 30th and then to put them back after the event at around 7.30pm on Monday 31st. Please let Rhiannon know if you can do this or if you need more information about the areas in which to serve.  Let’s shine God’s Light into our community on this dark night together!! The party is for primary school children and there are flyers at the back of church.

The Ark

Ark is on Saturday 29th October at 10am.  Do come along if you want to see the renowned ‘I’ve lost my sheep’ puppet show!! Aimed at 0-7 year olds but all are welcome, with an adult. Please speak to Heather Chilcott for more details.

Upcoming Mission Events

Oasis Feedback : Sunday 6th November PM

Neal and Lesley plus all those from church who have recently been out to Austria to visit the Oasis centre will be giving feedback on Sunday 6th November starting at  4:30pm. There will be tea, coffee and a variety of cakes! The evening service will then be a time of prayer for the Oasis team, their work , the refugees and for the Grindrods. Look forward to seeing you.

Persecuted Church Sunday : Sunday 20th November

Sunday evening – we will be sharing time together with visiting speakers Dave and Sue. They will be sharing their experiences of working in countries where Christians are persecuted.  The evening will begin at 5:00pm with tea and cakes, followed by the evening service. Dave and Sue will be sharing in both events.

Cakes

We would be grateful for any donations of cakes and  biscuits for our two mission events being held on  Sunday 6th November and Sunday 20th November. Please can you bring them to church on Sunday morning or at the beginning of the events.

Mission & Persecuted Christians Prayer Meeting

The next prayer meeting will be held on Monday 14th November. During this meeting we pray for our missionaries – (it is a great time to catch up on current news), and using the Open Doors material, Vanessa leads us in a time of prayer for Christians who are persecuted.

Please see Wendy Rowe for more details.

 

This week.

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am; Church Meeting, 8pm

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7:15am; midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am; Engage @ 4.30pm; Energize @ 5.30pm; youth leave for weekend away

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am

 

…Looking ahead…

24th Oct: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

29th Oct: The Ark, 10:00am

30th Oct: 11:15am service, Jargeau visitors

31st Oct: The Light Party, 5-7pm

2nd Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

5th Nov: Craft Club, 10:00am

6th Nov: Prayer meeting, 6pm and Austria feedback

13th Nov: Remembrance Sunday

16th Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

20th Nov: Persecuted church Sunday

 

Please continue to follow our short term missionaries, Neal and Lesley Grindrod in Austria via their blog http://nealandlesley.simplesite.com/.

Lesley and Neal will be returning to the UK soon!

Paper copies of their latest blog entry are available at the back.