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.
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.
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.
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:
These two clips are on youtube:
How can one mend a broken heart?
Children have a right to claim international protection
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.
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!
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!!
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
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