Notices for 25th June 2017

Louise,

Infant Dedication

Next Sunday morning at the 9:15am service there will be an infant dedication service for Samuel Lilley, baby son of Mark and Helen.  We look forward to welcoming their friends and family to this special occasion.

Elder Election

At the Church Meeting on 17th July 2017 we will hold an election for the role of Elder of Corsham Baptist Church as part of our plan to expand the Oversight Team.  The nomination process is now open and ends next Sunday, 2nd July, at 6pm.  Please hand your completed nomination forms to Alan Christie.  Thank you.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next study will take place tomorrow night, Monday 26th June, at 7:30pm.  The study notes are on the table at the back so please take a copy which you can use with your “study buddy”.  Speak to Anne or Kathy for further information.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

WEC Training Course in July

Thank you to everyone who has already offered help for this course. Gill and Steve Bryant are really encouraged by the response from CBC. There are some remaining needs, so please speak to them if you can help.

Wednesday evening 26th – tea/coffee/biscuits – serve at +9pm and clear up.

Friday 28th – lunch co-ordinator (no cooking, helper provided).

Sunday lunch for one young woman from Hong Kong, 30th July

Cakes or salads for Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th July.

Picnic and Baptisms!

Our church family day this year will be held on Sunday 9th July.  Morning services at Priory Street will go ahead as normal.  We will all then meet on the green in Rudloe at 1pm for a picnic and this will be followed at 2pm by two baptisms which will be conducted by Rob Durant.  These are the first baptisms to be held at Church on the Green!  Please note : there will be no evening service on 9th July.

Craft Club

The craft club will meet on Sat 1st July, 10am-12.30. This will be the last before the summer (no meeting in August). The group will recommence in September.

TLC Summer Party

Our annual TLC summer party is taking place on Saturday 15th July from 3-5pm.  Please speak to Michael or Wendy Prior about invitations.  Help will be needed with the following:10 – 12 noon sandwich-making; 2 – 3pm kitchen; 3 – 4pm kitchen; 4 – 5pm kitchen; 5 – 6pm clear away! There is a sign-up sheet at back of church for these jobs and for donations of cakes and scones.  Speak to Joan Cooper for more information.

Wedding

Steph and Beren are getting married on Saturday 8th July at 1pm.  Everyone is invited to join in the celebration of their wedding day by coming to the church service at Priory Street.

…This week…

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

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10am;

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

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; craft club, 10:00am

….At a quick glance…

2nd July: dedication 9:15 service, Samuel Lilley; elder nominations close, 6pm

5th July: Midweek service, 2pm

8th July: Steph Grylls’/Beren Miles’ wedding, 1pm @ Priory Street

9th July: Church family day – picnic at Rudloe – 1pm onwards

9th July: Baptisms at Church on the Green, 2pm

9th July: No evening service

10th July: Missions and persecuted church prayer meeting, 7:45pm

15th July: TLC annual summer party, 3-5pm @ Priory Street

16th July: Praise and worship evening, 6pm

17th July: Church Meeting, 8pm

19th July: Midweek service, 2pm

22nd July: Men’s breakfast at The Greenhouse

24th July: WEC training commences at CBC

26th July: WEC open evening at Priory Street

30th July: WEC evening, 6pm

2nd August: Midweek service, 2pm

3rd August: WEC training concludes

11-18th August: Uganda Mission trip

 

GOD’S GRACE ENABLES US TO HOLD TOGETHER IN LOVE

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Kathy Larkman, contributor for today’s blog post

We have spent this school year studying “One Anothering: God’s Gift of Grace For Our Growth In Christ.” I hope and pray it will be fruitful in all of our lives as we allow the Holy Spirit to teach and transform us.

In this last study we are coming full circle where we consider how all of biblical One Anothering commands hold together in love. It is very clear in scripture where Paul urges the Corinthian believers:  Christ’s love controls (compels) us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 NLT

I am reminded of this pattern of Christ’s amazing love for me. The only way to One Another is to be compelled by and through His love to love others in the same way. I am held together by Christ’s love. His love holds me fast.

But to be completely honest, One Anothering can sometimes get messy and just plain difficult! But it is in this messy struggling that calls out biblical love! Jon Bloom says it like this: “Those extraordinarily difficult and painful things that can drive us crazy — that provide the very opportunities for the humanly impossible love of Christ to be exercised, giving visibility to the existence of the invisible God!”

Wow. But even with this wonderful and amazing knowledge that I truly believe, I still have those times when I wonder: Can I really live after Christ’s pattern in the messiness of my life and in the life of my church family?  I have cried out to the Lord many times, “I can’t do this! I am too weak; too sinful and selfish to exercise this humanly impossible love of Christ!”

And of course, Jesus answers my cry.  Every. Single. Time.  “My grace is sufficient dear daughter. My strength is made perfect in your weakness.” So as we One Another dear sisters, it is God’s gift of GRACE in our lives.

You see, Paul says that God calls us to live lives compelled by Christ’s love; but what He calls us to do in our weakness, He then enables us to do by His grace.

GRACEGod’s grace not only pardons our sins, but His grace is also given to us by the free and compassionate influence of His Holy Spirit who is sovereignly operating in our undeserving lives. He gives us strength. He gives us power through the Holy Spirit. God’s grace is sufficient.  God’s grace is enough so that we may not become paralyzed in our circumstances and daily life, but that we may love one another as Christ loves us; that we  may press on in obedience to Him, our loving Father.

We CAN One Another with Christ’s love. It holds everything together…. through his amazing grace.

We will be exploring this more thoroughly in our time together on Monday, 26 June. 7:30 PM. Church Hall. Please put it in your diary! It will be full of friendship, filling our tummies with cake, and filling our hearts and souls with His Word!

Kathy xo


Notices for 18th June 2017

Louise,

Praise & Worship Evening

Tonight will be another praise and worship evening along with testimony and sharing.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please join us at 6pm.

Elder Election

At the Church Meeting on 17th July 2017 we will hold an election for the role of Elder of Corsham Baptist Church as part of our plan to expand the Oversight Team.  The nomination process opens today and ends on 2nd July at 6pm.  Please hand your completed nomination forms to Alan Christie.  Thank you.

Building Team to Tanzania

Our building team leaves for Tanzania tomorrow!!  Please pray for the team and the work they will do at the Sanga Sanga Centre.  They return on the 1st July.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next study will take place on Monday 26th June.  The study notes are on the table at the back so please take a copy which you can use with your study buddy.  Speak to Anne Holmes or Kathy Larkman for further information.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Prayer for Missions and the Persecuted Church

The next prayer meeting will be held tomorrow, Monday 19th June at 7:45pm.  Please speak to Wendy Rowe or Vanessa Naish about these meetings.

Midweek Service

The next midweek service is on Wednesday 21st June at 2pm.  The text is 1 Samuel 16.1-13 and Eric will be leading and preaching.  Please join us and stay for refreshments and fellowship after the service.

The Ark

Saturday 24th June is the last Ark before the summer holidays 10.00am at Corsham Baptist Church, Priory Street. All welcome but mainly aimed at 0-7 year olds, with a responsible adult, to learn about Jesus in a fun way – with stories, songs, puppets and craft. We finish with cake at 11.00. It’s an end of term celebration and come prepared – you may get a little wet! Do join us and all will be revealed!!  Speak to Heather Chilcott if you would like to know more.

Property around the Building

There is, as ever, a lot of property that has been left in the church!  A table has been set up in the coffee hall laden with items!  Please take whatever looks familiar to you.  All unclaimed items will be disposed of in a few weeks’ time.  Thank you.

WEC Training Course in July

Thank you to everyone who has already offered help for the WEC training course. Steve and Gill Bryant are very encouraged by the response from CBC. There are some remaining needs, so please speak to the Bryants if you can help with any of the following times in July:

Monday afternoon tea break on 24th (served at 3.30pm)

Wednesday evening 26th – tea/coffee & biscuits – serve + 9pm and clear up

Friday 28th – lunch co-ordinator (no cooking, helper provided)

Sunday 30th – lunch for one young woman from Hong Kong

Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th July – cakes or salads

Thank you very much!

 

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am; prayer for missions and the persecuted church, 7:45pm

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10am;

Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm

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

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; the Ark, 10am; Cafe on the Green, Rudloe, 2:30pm (final one)

 

….At a quick glance…

26th June: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

2nd July: Infant dedication 9:15am service, Samuel Lilley

8th July: Steph Grylls’/Beren Miles’ wedding, 1pm @ Priory Street

9th July: Church family day – picnic at Rudloe – 1pm onwards

9th July: Baptisms at Church on the Green, 2pm

9th July: No evening service15th July: TLC annual summer party, 3-5pm

17th July: Church Meeting, 8pm

19th July: Midweek service, 2pm

22nd July: Men’s breakfast at The Greenhouse

24th July: WEC training commences at CBC

26th July: WEC open evening at Priory Street

30th July: WEC evening, 6pm

2nd August: Midweek service, 2pm

3rd August: WEC training concludes

ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER … NOT ON FACEBOOK BUT ‘FACE-TO-FACE’!

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lesley-grindrodI heard a simple but very profound story recently. A little girl came home from school beaming. Her Mum asked “Did you get a part in the school play?” “Yes” she said, “I’ve been chosen to clap and cheer!” Some genius teacher, obviously anointed with the gift of encouragement, had helped a child discover the joy of encouraging others early in her young life.

We’ve all experienced times when we’ve felt unappreciated. When it seems like you give and give yet nobody notices. What you do seems not to matter to anybody. But then God sends someone along with an encouraging word and it’s like water to a parched throat in the desert.

Have you ever noticed how people’s faces light up when you look them in the eye and cheer them on? Have you ever pondered what it costs to encourage someone? Nothing! Yet in an age when we’re more ‘connected’ than ever through social media, many are feeling lonelier, more isolated, unloved and unappreciated. Is it possible that using social media is causing our real-life relationships to suffer?

A while ago I had to admit I was guilty of neglecting my closest relationships. I’d fallen into the ‘black hole’ of my laptop and phone.  I’d started to forget the immense value of personal contact.

be an encouragerOh how easy it is to get suckered into thinking that clicking ‘like’ on a friend’s Facebook post or photo is equivalent to giving them personal encouragement! How subtle is this trap of satan to ‘isolate’ us in front of phone or computer screens, gathering our list of on-line ‘friends,’ while real-life friends and even family are relegated further into the ‘background’ of our lives.

Technology is a gift, but it can also be a crutch. It can make us lazy in our relationships and instil a false sense of having more real friends than we do. Just because someone takes two seconds to “like” our latest post doesn’t mean they’d take off an entire afternoon to help us in a crisis. Having a thousand on-line followers doesn’t equal a thousand trustworthy friends.

In Hebrews 10:24-25, Paul reminds us to intentionally gather together: “…let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together… but encouraging one another…”

Life’s best connections happen in person. God created us to live in community, and while digital communities can certainly enrich our lives, they can’t replace the joy of eye contact, laughter, tears and hugs, or the love and encouragement of a live human friend.

So, how about you, dear friend?  Are you developing your skills as an encourager? If the spoken word doesn’t come easily to you, why not start by writing someone a simple old-fashioned note of encouragement?

Dear Lord, I’m so thankful for the relationships you’ve placed in my life. Would you help me discern what encouraging words my sister needs to hear today? I want to show her your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

 

 

 

 


Notices for 11th June 2017

Louise,

Infant Dedication

This morning at the 11:15am service we are having an infant dedication for Emmeline Street, daughter of Jonny and Amy.  We welcome their family and friends to this special occasion.

Uganda team fundraiser

Please join us on Saturday June 17th at 10am at Priory St, for our Uganda fundraising brunch! There will be lots of breakfast choices as well as cakes. So why not drop in for something to eat & a chat and raise funds for the team.

Men’s BBQ

On Tuesday 13th June there will be a men’s barbeque.  Please speak to Ian Holmes or Paul Kelly if you would like further details or would like to attend.

WEC Summer Training Course

Our summer course is filling up with participants from around the world! They will be helping to reach the world for Jesus by teaching and looking after the children of missionaries. We appreciate all the offers of accommodation that we have received so far. We need some more places, so if you are able to host a single person or a couple between 23rd and 29th July/3rd August, please see Steve or Gill Bryant for full details of requests.  Thank you!

Elder Election

At the Church Meeting on 17th July 2017 we will hold an election for the role of Elder of Corsham Baptist Church as part of our plan to expand the Oversight Team.  The nomination process opens on 18th June and ends on 2nd July.

Building Team to Tanzania

Our building team leaves for Tanzania on the 19th June.  Please start praying for their planning and the work they will do at the Sanga Sanga Centre.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next study will take place on Monday 26th June.  The study notes are on the table at the back so please take a copy which you can use with your study buddy.  Speak to Anne Holmes or Kathy Larkman for further information.

Evening Services

A reminder that every first Sunday of the month our evening service will be a prayer meeting and every third Sunday of the month the evening service will be a praise & worship evening with testimonies. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Prayer for Missions and the Persecuted Church

The next prayer meeting will be held on Monday 19th June at 7:45pm.  Please speak to Wendy Rowe or Vanessa Naish about these meetings.

The iHi project (in His image)

Do you parent or care for a family member on the Autism/ADHD spectrum?   Would you like to meet with me for some spiritual support and strategies for family life? Please fill in the form at the back of church and place in the envelope if you are interested. Debbie Riall (debjriall@yahoo.co.uk).

 

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10am; men’s bbq @ Malcolm’s house, 7:15pm

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

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

 

…At a quick glance…

18th June: Nominations for elder open

18th June: Praise and Worship evening, 6pm

19th-30th June: Building team in Tanzania

19th June: Missions and Prayer for the persecuted church, 7:45pm

21st June: Midweek service, 2pm

24th June: The Ark, 10am

26th June: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

2nd July: Infant dedication 9:15am service

8th July: Steph Grylls’/Beren Miles’ wedding, 1pm @ Priory Street

9th July: Church family day – picnic at Rudloe – 1pm onwards

9th July: Baptisms at Church on the Green, 2pm

9th July: No evening service

15th July: TLC annual summer party, 3-5pm

17th July: Church Meeting, 8pm

19th July: Midweek service, 2pm

24th July: WEC training commences at CBC

26th July: WEC open evening at Priory Street

30th July: WEC evening, 6pm

2nd August: Midweek service, 2pm

3rd August: WEC training concludes

“LOVE MUST BE SINCERE” Romans 12:9

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Sharon Durant, contributor for today’s blog

It’s easy for me to accept someone who is like me, and thinks the same way as I do. It’s easy for me to accept someone with the same musical taste as me, the same sense of humour and the same style of parenting.

It’s hard to accept someone different to me, and hard to accept that God has called them to be part of his family.

So what can I do? How can I genuinely accept my brothers and sisters? After all, ‘Love must be sincere’. Love must not be fake.

When I first arrived at our London church and began getting to know the very cross-cultural church family, there were a lot of differences. Dress sense. Hair styles (I mean, who sticks their hair in a bun on top of their head?). Hospitality customs. Musical taste. Parenting. Accent (shudder). Although these differences could have made it hard to sincerely love the church family, I tried not to focus on what was hard to accept. Instead I wondered, what has God found acceptable about them?

The answer was simply Jesus.

God accepted them because of their repentance and faith in Jesus. That was all he wanted to find in them, and he found it.

On reflection, what has God found acceptable about me? Exactly the same: Jesus.

Incidentally, it was the only thing he found acceptable about me.

When it comes to sincere love for others, I need to review my standards for accepting other Christians; I can’t set my standards for acceptance higher than God’s standards! What am I looking for to accept others? I am looking to see Jesus shining through them.

As soon as I see Jesus – his love, grace and Holy Spirit at work – I know I have common ground with this believer. It helps me to love them, knowing we both have the same goal, same hope, same Lord. It certainly helped me a lot in our London church when, rather than being frustrated when they weren’t becoming more like me and my preferences, I began to accept that other Christians are becoming more like Jesus.

Together, as a church family, we started displaying the family traits of compassion toward each other, the same ‘eyes’ of faith, prayerfulness, and the same humility that our big brother Jesus showed. When we accept each other on those terms, with the Gospel at the centre, love truly can be sincere, despite our differences.

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Notice sheet for 4th June 2017

Louise,

Pentecost Service

Tonight CBC will be hosting the ecumenical Pentecost service at 6pm.  We look forward to welcoming members of other local churches to our fellowship – it promises to be a really blessed time.

Funeral

The funeral of our dear brother, Paul Taylor, will take place at Priory Street on Friday 9th June at 2pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend the service as we celebrate Paul’s life.

WEC Summer Training Course

Our summer course is filling up with participants from around the world! They will be helping to reach the world for Jesus by teaching and looking after the children of missionaries. We appreciate all the offers of accommodation that we have received so far. We need some more places, so if you are able to host a single person or a couple between 23rd and 29th July/3rd August, please see Steve or Gill Bryant.  Thank you!

Please read the enclosed leaflet which gives full details on what serving and hosting opportunities there are for the WEC training attendees.

Infant Dedication

Next Sunday morning, 11th June, at the 11:15am service there will be an infant dedication for Emmeline Street, daughter of Jonny and Amy.  We look forward to welcoming their family and friends to this special occasion.

Midweek Service

Our next midweek service will be held on Wednesday 7th June at 2pm. Eric Seager will be leading and David Morrell preaching.  The text is Ruth 4.1-17 and the service will be followed by tea/coffee and homemade cake.

Elder Election

At the Church Meeting on 17th July 2017 we will hold an election for the role of Elder of Corsham Baptist Church as part of our plan to expand the Oversight Team.  The nomination process opens on 18th June and ends on 2nd July.

30 Days of Prayer

Ramadan started on 27th May. Gill Bryant has ordered some prayer booklets (£2.50 each). If you would like one please see her or go to the website at https://30daysprayer.org.uk/order/

Building Team to Tanzania

Our building team leaves for Tanzania on the 18th June.  Please start praying for their planning and the work they will do at the Sanga Sanga Centre.

Opportunity to serve Church on the Green

Church on the Green, our church plant in Rudloe, are having a weekend away camping at the Viney Hill Christian adventure centre in the Forest of Dean from 8th-10th September 2017.  We would be blessed if someone from one of the Priory Street congregations could serve by cooking for us over the weekend.  We are expecting about 30 to attend and there are well-appointed kitchen and dining facilities, the first meal would be Friday evening and the last Sunday lunch. If you think you could serve us this way please contact Stuart Little for more details.

Uganda team fundraiser

Please join us on Saturday June 17th at 10am at Priory St, for our Uganda fundraising brunch! There will be lots of breakfast choices as well as cakes. So why not drop in for something to eat & a chat and raise funds for the team.

Men’s BBQ

On 13th June there will be a men’s barbeque.  Please speak to Ian Holmes or Paul Kelly if you would like further details or would like to attend.

Evening Services

A reminder that every first Sunday of the month our evening service will be a prayer meeting and every third Sunday of the month the evening service will be a praise & worship evening with testimonies. Everyone is welcome to attend!

The iHi project (in His image)

Do you parent or care for a family member on the Autism/ADHD spectrum?   Would you like to meet with me for some spiritual support and strategies for family life? Please fill in the form at the back of church and place in the envelope if you are interested. Debbie Riall (debjriall@yahoo.co.uk).

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10am

Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm

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

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am; funeral of Paul Taylor, 2pm; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm

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

….At a quick glance…

11th June: Infant dedication: 11:15am service

13th June: Men’s night, bbq social

17th June: Uganda fund-raiser brunch

18th-30th June: Building team in Tanzania

18th June: Nominations for elder open

19th June: Missions and Prayer for the persecuted church, 7:45pm

21st June: Midweek service, 2pm

24th June: The Ark, 10am

26th June: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

2nd July: Infant dedication 9:15am service

8th July: Steph Grylls’/Beren Miles’ wedding, 1pm @ Priory Street

9th July: Church family day – picnic at Rudloe – 1pm onwards

9th July: Baptisms at Church on the Green, 2pm

9th July: No evening service

15th July: TLC annual summer party, 3-5pm

17th July: Church Meeting, 8pm

19th July: Midweek service, 2pm

24th July: WEC training commences at CBC

26th July: WEC open evening at Priory Street

30th July: WEC evening, 6pm

2nd August: Midweek service, 2pm

3rd August: WEC training concludes

“Accept one another then, just as Christ accepted you…”

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Lesley Grindrod, contributor for today’s blog post

I don’t know why my mind works this way, but when I’m studying a Bible verse, my attention is often drawn away from the ‘main topic’ (in this case ‘accepting one another’) to a part of the verse I hadn’t considered before. This time what drew my attention was the phrase “just as Christ accepted you.

Usually when we talk about ‘accepting’ in church, we’re talking about how we accepted Christ. Have you ever given your testimony and said, ‘I accepted Jesus as a child,’ or ‘I accepted Christ aged 21’?  By that language we mean that we’ve received Him into our hearts, in the sense that we’ve owned Him as our only hope of salvation.

But in this verse Paul says our conduct as believers should be controlled not so much by our accepting Christ, but by Christ accepting us! In fact, He sees Christ’s accepting us as key for how we get along with one another; of how life should look in the local church. We are to accept one another in light of the fact that Christ has already accepted us.

Paul knew that getting along with one another was going to be tough. It would mean working hard at being gracious, loving, forgiving. Yet still he wrote this great exhortation: ‘Accept one another!’ The Greek word he used is proslambanō which literally means ‘welcome, embrace and receive into your hearts.’ But he knows that acceptance, real acceptance is never easy. So he says, ‘Accept one another, and do it because you remember that Jesus accepted you.

accept-one-another (1)And he goes even further! He says we glorify God by accepting one another, because Christ glorified God by accepting us. That is phenomenal – that you are doing the work of glorifying God when you accept brothers and sisters in the Lord who are different from you!

Paul knew the church was made up of widely different individuals. It was diverse – people with varied ideas about life; from different countries, cultures and social/economic backgrounds. They were not the kind of people that would’ve just naturally drawn together. And it’s just the same today. The church isn’t a collection of people that are like one another naturally, politically or socially, but a complete mish-mash of all sorts of people, many of whom are really different.

Paul says it’s precisely our accepting of one another in spite of our diversity, that brings glory to God. When the world is looking in at the Church and saying, “How in the world do those people get along so well? They’re not like one another. Some are rich and some are poor. Some have tremendous family pedigrees, some don’t. Some have been following this Saviour since childhood, some since only yesterday. They all get along; they have some common bond, but it’s definitely not their background. It’s not that they’re socially or even politically alike!”

And it’s that wonderful acceptance, in the midst of our diversity, that brings great glory to God.

 

 


WEC Summer Training Course

Tim,
Welcome to our home sign

Our summer course is filling up with participants from around the world! They will be helping to reach the world for Jesus by looking after and teaching the children of missionaries. We appreciate all the offers of accommodation that we have received so far. We need some more spaces, so if you are able to host a single person or a couple between 23rd and 29th July/3rd August, please see or call Steve or Gill Bryant (not email).

Thank you!

UPDATE 12 Jun 17: Many thanks for your responses, Steve and Gill think they have enough accommodation now.

Notices for 28th May 2017

Louise,

WEC Summer Training Course

Our summer course is filling up with participants from around the world! They will be helping to reach the world for Jesus by teaching and looking after the children of missionaries. We appreciate all the offers of accommodation that we have received so far. We need some more places, so if you are able to host a single person or a couple between 23rd and 29th July/3rd August, please see Steve or Gill Bryant.  Thank you!

The iHi project (in His image)

Do you parent or care for a family member on the Autism/ADHD spectrum?   Would you like to meet with me for some spiritual support and strategies for family life? Please fill in the form at the back of church and place in the envelope if you are interested. Debbie Riall (debjriall@yahoo.co.uk).

Traidcraft

Today is the last day the Traidcraft table will be out under Julie King’s leadership.  If you would like this ministry to continue and feel you could take it on (the table is out twice a month), please chat to Julie.  Thank you.

Elder Election

At the Church Meeting on 17th July 2017 we will be holding an election for the role of Elder of Corsham Baptist Church as part of our plan to expand the Oversight Team.  The nomination process will commence on 18th June and conclude on 2nd July.

30 Days of Prayer

Ramadan starts on 27th May. Gill Bryant has ordered some prayer booklets (£2.50 each). If you would like one please see her or go to the website at https://30daysprayer.org.uk/order/

Lancaster Newsletter

Please take the time to read the latest newsletter from Steve and Ruth Lancaster who are our missionaries in Tanzania.  It makes for a most interesting read!  There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can go to http://lancsintanz.aimsites.org

Uganda team fundraiser

Do you like breakfast?!! Do you want to support the team going to Uganda? Then join us on Saturday June 17th at 10am for our fundraising brunch! There will be lots of breakfast choices as well as cakes. So why not drop in for something to eat and a chat and raise some funds for the team.

Opportunity to serve Church on the Green

Church on the Green, our church plant in Rudloe, are having a weekend away camping at the Viney Hill Christian adventure center in the Forest of Dean from 8th-10th September 2017.  We will be using the time to pray and build our relationships as a congregation and would be blessed if someone from one of the Priory Street congregations could serve by cooking for us over the weekend.  We are expecting about 30 to attend and there are well-appointed kitchen and dining facilities, the first meal would be Friday evening and the last Sunday lunch. If you think you could serve us this way please contact Stuart Little (07597 573314) for more details.

This week is half term! Please check with your group leader to see if your ministry/meeting is taking place

….At a quick glance…

3rd June: Craft Club, 10am

4th June: Pentecost service, 6pm

7th June: Midweek service, 2pm

11th June: Infant dedication: 11:15am service

13th June: Men’s night, bbq social

17th June: Uganda fund-raiser – brunch!

18th-30th June: Building team in Tanzania

18th June: Nominations for elder open

19th June: Missions and Prayer for the persecuted church, 7:45pm

21st June: Midweek service, 2pm

24th June: The Ark, 10am

26th June: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

2nd July: Infant dedication 9:15am service

8th July: Steph Grylls’/Beren Miles’ wedding

9th July: Church family day – details to follow

15th July: TLC annual summer party, 3-5pm

17th July: Church Meeting, 8pm

19th July: Midweek service, 2pm

24th July: WEC training commences at CBC

26th July: WEC open evening at Priory Street

30th July: WEC evening, 6pm

2nd August: Midweek service, 2pm

3rd August: WEC training concludes