At the recent Church Meeting the following people were welcomed into church membership : Norman and Pat Fuggle and Jacquie Hayes.
Steve is leaving on another WEC mission trip on 25th January, and will be going to several Asian and Middle Eastern countries returning on the 13th February. Please pray for Steve and the work he will be involved in.
Ladies’ Bible Study
Our next women’s bible study will take place on Monday 25th January, starting at 7.30pm. The studies are led by Kathy Larkman and Anne Holmes. The notes for the study are on the table at the back of the church.
This month’s Connected gathering will take place at Sarah & Mike Blaikley’s home at 8pm on Saturday 30th January. Mike will be cooking, so please just bring some refreshments. Please speak to the Blaikleys today if you are coming. Chat to Beth Mills for more info on these get-togethers.
Fancy a fortnight in June building in Tanzania?
We are planning a mission trip to Tanzania towards the end of June this year (provisional dates 20th June-4th July) to assist with an (AIM) Africa Inland Mission building project in Morogoro near where Steve and Ruth Lancaster are currently serving. The proposal is to assist with the completion of 2 or 3 simple stone huts that will provide accommodation at a retreat centre used for conferences. Before these plans can be developed we need to advise the team in Tanzania how many of us could go so they can plan a suitable package of work for us. If you are interested you are invited to attend a briefing at CBC after the evening service tonight. It would be great if we can send a team of 10-15 to really make an impact on this project. Any further questions, speak to Stuart Little or Martin Sheringham.
Please check out GRACE PLACE! Kathy poses a question and needs your feedback! Thank you!
Giving to CBC: blue envelope scheme
Blue Offering envelopes for 2016 are available from our treasurer, Michael Prior. If you like to give weekly to CBC by cash or cheque, one way of doing so is by putting a blue envelope into the offering bag, with your offering in it. These envelopes are dated weekly and have a reference number on them. The reference number is particularly useful if you are a Gift-Aid giver, as the number enables the treasurer to identify you when claiming the gift-aid.
Happy New year to all our Ark helpers and attendees! The new term starts on Saturday 30th January at 10.00am and we would love to see you all for fun, wonderful crafts, amazing puppets, bible stories and songs, and all rounded off with cake and friendship. Aimed at children primarily 0-7 but all very welcome. Do come, and bring a friend if you like! (and if you are keen to support us but can’t come, please pray – we need it!) We would be very grateful if anyone is able to join us during the session to pray in the vestry for the ark, while it is taking place. For any further details, please speak to Alexa Simm or Heather Chilcott.
Richard and Jude are planning to host a monthly tea party at their home in Box starting in March! The idea is to invite those of more mature years from all our services ie. Rudloe, 9.15am, 11.15am, 6pm and midweek service. There will be time and opportunity to chat, sing and pray and Jude will provide all the refreshments! Please speak to Jude for further details.
This week at CBC…
Monday: Mum’s bible study, 10am; Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm
Wednesday: Early morning prayer, 7.15am
Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm
Friday: Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am
Saturday: Prayer for Corsham and Gospel expansion, The Hut, 9.30am; The Ark, 10am; Connected, 8pm
There are now approximately 15 life groups that meet during the week in and around Corsham!
Please speak to Vicky Stephenson if you would like to join a group.
3rd February: Midweek Service, 2pm
6th February: Craft Club, 10am
7th February: Evening service, prayer meeting
9th February: The Lunch Club, 12 o’clock
17th February: Midweek Service, 2pm
22nd February: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm
27th February: The Ark, 10am
2nd March: Midweek service, 2pm
5th March: Craft Club, 10am
6th March: Evening prayer meeting, 6pm