EU Referendum Public Debate in Rudloe

Adrian,

Cancelled out of respect for Jo Cox

We are very sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled out of respect for MP Jo Cox. Our heartfelt condolences go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.

 


 

The coming referendum to decide whether we remain part of, or leave the European Union has the potential to have long lasting effects over the coming years. We feel that it is important that we give some consideration to how we vote, and as such we have decided to provide an opportunity for our community to come and hear from both sides of the debate and ask questions.

We are not pushing an agenda for either side of the vote, but have asked both campaign teams to provide a speaker and we hope to provide a fair and balanced debate with time for questions; allowing the various issues to be discussed and help you in your decision making.

We hope that this is one small way that we can serve our community in Rudloe & Corsham and the surrounding area.

When & Where?

Saturday 18th June – 7:30pm – 9pm
Rudloe Community Centre
Leylands Road
Rudloe
SN13 0NE

Speakers

The speakers have been confirmed (selected by the respective campaigns) as:

  • Remain: Dr Razvan Constantinescu chair of the “Bristol stronger IN Alliance” and Honorary Consul of Romania in Bristol.
  • Leave: William Dartmouth, UKIP MEP representing the South West & Gibraltar.

Notice sheet for 12th June, 2016

Louise,

Weston Super Mare, Sunday 17th July 2016

We intend to have a coach trip to Weston Super Mare on Sunday 17th July leaving Corsham at 10:30am and returning at about 6:30pm. The cost is £5 per seat.  There are now forms available at the back for you to fill in. Please enclose your payment and leave in the office.  There will be a service at Priory Street on that morning for those not going on this trip. It will be at 11:15am and led by Eric Seager.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next ladies’ bible study is taking place on Monday 27th June at 7:30pm. Notes for the evening are on the table at the back (pink sheets) – The Way of Wisdom: Choices with a Gospel . Please take one to use with your study buddy. Any questions, please chat to Kathy Larkman or Anne Holmes.

Tuesday Lunch Club

The next TLC will take place on Tuesday 14th June at Priory Street. Please speak to Wendy Prior if you would like to know more. The next Lunch Club get-together will be the annual summer party to be held on Saturday 9th July at 3:00pm.

Midweek Service

This will be held on Wednesday. The text is Luke 20.41-21.4. Eric will be leading and preaching and there will be communion.

Infant Dedication

Next week at the 9:15am service we will have an infant dedication for Sebastian Blaikley, baby son of Mike and Sarah.

Safe to Grow (Child Protection) Training

Saturday 17th September: 9 – 12.30pm @ CBC. For ALL involved in children’s and youth work in the Church, as part of new Baptist Union regulations. This includes helpers for the Ark, Junior Church, Toddler Group & Youth work activities. Please note the date in your diaries and confirm availability with Louise du Toit or Rhiannon Price. We can train 30 at a time, so once full we will arrange a second training date.

Sound Desk, Evenings

We are very short of sound desk operators at the evening service. The system for the evening is a great deal simpler than for the morning. If you are a regular evening service attender and would like to help in this way, please speak to Alan Christie or Steve Chilcott who is very happy to provide some training.

Building Mission Trip

Our building team leaves for Tanzania on the 21st June. Please pray for all aspects of their trip. They return on the 3rd July.

Youth Matters

Please take time to read the Youth Matters leaflet which Dan Ovens has written and continue to pray for our young people.

..This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am

Tuesday: Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

Wednesday: Midweek Service, 2pm

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

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre,

Saturday: Prayer in the Hut, 8:30am

Looking ahead…

15th June : Midweek service, 2:00pm

19th June: Infant dedication, 9:15am

21st June: Tanzania mission departs

25th June: The Ark, 10am

27th June: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

29th June: Midweek service, 2pm

2nd July: Craft Club, 10am

3rd July: Evening prayer meeting, 6pm

9th July: Annual TLC Summer Party, 3:00pm

10th July: Mission Sunday & International Tea

13th July: Midweek Service, 2:00pm

17th July: Church day out to Weston

17th July: No evening service

27th July: Midweek service, 2:00pm

30th July: “Connected” @ Spruijts

There are 15 small groups that meet during the week in and around Corsham. Please contact Vicky Stephenson if you would like to find out more about which group might suit you! vicky.stephenson@gmail.com

 

Notices for 5th June, 2016

Louise,

Gift Day – Tanzania Mission Trip

Today is a gift day when all offerings via the offering bags will be used to support the building project at Sanga Sanga in Tanzania. The team is going to Tanzania from 21st June to 3rd July. If you wish to gift-aid your donation, please put it in a gift-aid envelope and write TANZANIA as the purpose of the donation. Late offerings towards this project will also be accepted until Sunday 12th June if they are in an envelope marked TANZANIA.  Alternatively, if you prefer to donate by bank transfer, please send your donation payable to Corsham Baptist Church 30-91-99  01480604, reference TANZANIA, and do this between 5- 12 June.

Missions’ Prayer Meeting

There will be a prayer meeting tomorrow night at 7:45pm for Missions and the persecuted church. It is the start of the Muslim world’s Ramadan and so we will be focusing on this. We will also pray for our missionaries and the mission activities in which CBC is involved. Please speak to Wendy Rowe for more details.

Men’s Curry Night

On Tuesday, 7th June, Steve Lancaster is going to speak to the men on faith and life (based on his recent experiences), accompanied by a curry! Speak to Ian Holmes if you want to go.

Calling all Compassion child sponsors

As we are preparing the missions’ notice board we would like copies of the photos of the children you sponsor through Compassion, along with their Christian name and the country in which they live. These can be handed to Wendy Rowe, John or Rachael Loescher (11:15am) or Kathy Ewins (9:15am) or Sue Wingrave (Church on the Green) as soon as you are able to. This will help others to consider being involved in lifting children out of poverty in Jesus’ name. Thank you.

Friday 10th June, 5.30 – 6.30pm, New youth group, ** Energize **

A new youth group is starting at church!! This group is for Years 6 and 7 and will run during term time. If you know any children in this age group, please take a flyer and invite them along.  Please pray for this new group as we reach out to young people in this age range.

Weston Super Mare, Sunday 17th July 2016

We intend to have a coach trip to Weston Super Mare on Sunday 17th July leaving Corsham at 10:30am and returning at about 6:30pm. The cost is £5 per seat.

There are now forms available at the back for you to fill in. Please enclose your payment and leave in the office. There will be a service at Priory Street on that morning for those who do not wish to go on this trip. It will be at 11:15am and led by Eric Seager.

Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre

The ministry is flourishing and we are receiving many new clients. We currently only have four debt advisors so we are anxious to recruit more so that we can continue to serve the local community. If you feel that this is a role you could do, we would love to hear from you! To discuss what we do, please talk to Alan Christie, Alan Simon, Dave New or Roger Hammett.

Tuesday Lunch Club

The next TLC will take place on Tuesday 14th June at Priory Street. Please speak to Wendy Prior if you would like to know more. The next Lunch Club get-together will be the annual summer party to be held on Saturday 9th July at 3:00pm.

Safe to Grow (Child Protection) Training

Saturday 17th September: 9 – 12.30pm @ CBC. For ALL involved in children’s and youth work in the Church, as part of new Baptist Union regulations. This includes helpers for the Ark, Junior Church, Toddler Group & Youth work activities. Please note the date in your diaries and confirm availability with Louise du Toit or Rhiannon Price. We can train 30 at a time, so once full we will arrange a second training date.

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am

Tuesday: Men’s curry night, 7pm

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

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

Saturday: Prayer in the Hut, 8:30am

Looking ahead…

14th June : Tuesday Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

15th June : Midweek service, 2:00pm

19th June: Infant dedication, 9:15am

21st June: Tanzania mission departs

25th June: The Ark, 10am

27th June: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

29th June: Midweek service, 2pm

2nd July: Craft Club, 10am

3rd July: Evening prayer meeting, 6pm

9th July: Annual TLC Summer Party, 3:00pm

10th July: Mission Sunday and “International Tea”

13th July: Midweek Service, 2:00pm

17th July: Church day out to Weston Supermare

17th July: No evening service

27th July: Midweek service, 2:00pm

30th July: “Connected” @ Spruijts

There are 15 small groups that meet during the week in and around Corsham. Please contact Vicky Stephenson if you would like to find out more about which group might suit you!

vicky.stephenson@gmail.com

Notice sheet for 29th May 2016

Louise,

Infant Dedication

This morning we welcome the friends and family of Hannah and Adam Mitchell as their daughter, Nellie is dedicated.

Gift Day – Tanzania Mission Trip

**Next Sunday – 5th June**

Next Sunday, 5th June, we will be having a gift day when all offerings via the offering bags will be used to support the building project at Sanga Sanga in Tanzania. The team is going to Tanzania from 21st June to 3rd July. If you wish to gift-aid your donation, please put it in a gift-aid envelope and write TANZANIA as the purpose of the donation. Late offerings towards this project will also be accepted until Sunday 12th June if they are in an envelope marked TANZANIA.  Alternatively, if you prefer to donate by bank transfer, please send your donation payable to Corsham Baptist Church, reference TANZANIA, and do this between 5th and 12th June.

Calling all Compassion child sponsors

As we are preparing the missions’ notice board we would like copies of the photos of the children you sponsor through Compassion, along with their Christian name and the country in which they live. These can be handed to Wendy Rowe, John or Rachael Loescher (11:15am) or Kathy Ewins (9:15am) or Sue Wingrave (Church on the Green) as soon as you are able to. This will highlight the valuable ministry you are doing and help others to consider being involved in lifting children out of poverty in Jesus’ name. Thank you.

Craft Club

Craft Club will be held again on Saturday 4th June from 10:00am – 12:30pm. Please speak to Pam Mitchell or Kathy Ewins for further details about this monthly activity at Priory Street.

Weston Super Mare

Sunday 17th July 2016

We intend to have a coach trip to Weston Super Mare on Sunday 17th July leaving Corsham at 10:30am and returning at about 6:30pm. The cost is £5 per seat.

There are now forms available at the back for you to fill in. Please enclose your payment and leave in the office. There will be a service at Priory Street on that morning for those who do not wish to go on this trip. It will be at 11:15am and led by Eric Seager.

Can anyone help?!

Does anyone have a car available for Reinier Spruijt to use to commute to Trowbridge between 21-28 July, or could someone help with lifts to and from his work in the town centre??  If so, please contact him.  Thank you!

Men’s Curry Night

On Tuesday, 7th June, Steve Lancaster is going to speak to the men on faith and life (based on his recent experiences), accompanied by a hot curry!! Please speak to Ian Holmes if you want to go.

Midweek Service

The next midweek service is on Wednesday 1st June at 2pm. The text is from Luke 20.27-40. Eric Seager will be leading and David Morrell will be preaching.

Safe to Grow (Child Protection) Training

Saturday 17th September: 9 – 12.30pm @ CBC. For ALL involved in children’s and youth work in the Church, as part of new Baptist Union regulations. This includes helpers for the Ark, Junior Church, Toddler Group & Youth work activities. Please note the date in your diaries and confirm availability with Louise du Toit or Rhiannon Price. We can train 30 at a time, so once full we will arrange a second training date.

Sound Desk, Evenings

We are very short of sound desk operators at the evening service. The system for the evening is a great deal simpler than for the morning. If you are a regular evening service attender and would like to help in this way, please speak to Alan Christie or Steve Chilcott who is very happy to provide some training. Thank you.

Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre

The ministry is flourishing and we are receiving many new clients. We currently only have four debt advisors so we are anxious to recruit more so that we can continue to serve the local community. If you feel that this is a role you could do, we would love to hear from you! To discuss what we do, please talk to Alan Christie, Alan Simon, Dave New or Roger Hammett.

Looking ahead…

30th May: Spring Bank holiday

1st June : Midweek service, 2:00pm

4th June : Craft Club, 10:00am

5th June: Tanzania gift day

5th June: Lifegroup Leaders’ meeting, 2:30pm

5th June : Prayer meeting, 6pm

6th June : Missions’ prayer meeting (focus on Muslim World – start of Ramadan)

7th June: Men’s curry night, 7:00pm

10th June: First Energize event ! 5.30-6.30pm

14th June : Tuesday Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

15th June : Midweek service, 2:00pm

19th June: Infant dedication, 9:15am

21st June: Tanzania mission departs

25th June: The Ark, 10am

27th June: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

29th June: Midweek service, 2pm

2nd July: Craft Club, 10am

3rd July: Evening prayer meeting, 6pm

There are 15 small groups that meet during the week in and around Corsham. Please contact Vicky Stephenson if you would like to find out more about which group might suit you!

vicky.stephenson@gmail.com

 

Notice sheet for 22nd May 2016

Louise,

Gift Day – Tanzania Mission Trip, 5th June

On Sunday 5th June we will be having a gift day when all offerings via the offering bags will be used to support the building project at Sanga Sanga in Tanzania. The team is going to Tanzania from 21st June to 3rd July. If you wish to gift-aid your donation, please put it in a gift-aid envelope and write TANZANIA as the purpose of the donation. Late offerings towards this project will also be accepted until Sunday 12th June if they are in an envelope marked TANZANIA.  Alternatively, if you prefer to donate by bank transfer, please contact Michael Prior.

The Ark

The next Ark is on Saturday 28th May at 10.00am and we will be doing Joshua.  Do come along and start half term off with a bang – we will be marching and making lots of noise with the walls coming down!!

Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre

The ministry is flourishing and we are receiving many new clients. We currently only have four debt advisors so we are anxious to recruit more so that we can continue to serve the local community. If you feel that this is a role you could do, we would love to hear from you! To discuss what we do, please talk to Alan Christie, Alan Simon, Dave New or Roger Hammett.

New youth group for years 6 and 7

Energize is a new group starting on Friday 10th June 5.30 – 6.30pm, at church!! This group is for Years 6 and 7 and will run during term time. If you know any children in this age group, please take a flyer and invite them along.  Please pray for this new group as we reach out to young people in this age range. Thanks, Rhiannon.

Weston Super Mare, Sunday 17th July 2016

We intend to have a coach trip to Weston Super Mare on Sunday 17th July leaving Corsham at 10:30am and returning at about 18:30. The cost will be £5 per seat. The intention will be to find a spot on the beach as a base for the day where we will hold a short time of worship together.  There will be opportunity to relax, catch up with old friends from the other congregations, play some games and have a wander around the seafront and, if you like, visit the pier.  You will need to bring a picnic lunch.  There are now forms available at the back for you to fill in. Please enclose your payment and leave in the office. Thank you.  Any questions please speak to Stuart or Lynne Little on 01225 811960. Please note there will be a service at Priory Street on that morning for those who do not wish to go on this trip. It will be at 11:15am and led by Eric Seager.

Mission & the Persecuted Church Prayer Meetings

The next meeting will be on Monday 23rd May at 7:30pm. All are welcome.  The meeting in June will be on Monday 6th and we will focus on praying for the Muslim World as this is the beginning of ‘Pray for the Muslim  World’ month. Gill Bryant will be leading this. If you would like a prayer book to use during this month, please see Gill.

Sound Desk, Evenings

We are very short of sound desk operators at the evening service. The system for the evening is a great deal simpler than for the morning. If you are a regular evening service attender and would like to help in this way, please speak to Alan Christie or Steve Chilcott who is very happy to provide some training. Thank you.

Safe to Grow (Child Protection) Training

Saturday 17th September: 9 – 12.30pm @ CBC. For ALL involved in children’s and youth work in the Church, as part of new Baptist Union regulations. This includes helpers for the Ark, Junior Church, Toddler Group & Youth work activities. Please note the date in your diaries and confirm availability with Louise du Toit or Rhiannon Price. We can train 30 at a time, so once full we will arrange a second training date.

Men’s Curry Night

On Tuesday, 7th June, Steve Lancaster is going to speak to the men on faith and life (based on his recent experiences), accompanied by a hot curry!! Please speak to Ian Holmes if you want to go.

This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am, the Hut; Missions’ prayer meeting, 7:30pm

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

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

Saturday: Prayer in the Hut, 8:30am; the Ark, 10am

Looking ahead…

23rd May : Missions’ prayer meeting, 7:30pm

28th May : The Ark, 10:00am

29th May: Infant dedication, 9:15am

30th May: Spring Bank holiday

1st June : Midweek service, 2:00pm

4th June : Craft Club, 10:00am

5th June: Tanzania gift day

5th June: Lifegroup Leaders’ meeting, 2:30pm

5th June : Prayer meeting, 6pm

6th June : Missions’ prayer meeting (focus on Muslim World – start of Ramadan)

7th June: Men’s curry night, 7:00pm

10th June: First Energize event ! 5.30-6.30pm

14th June : Tuesday Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

15th June : Midweek service, 2:00pm

19th June: Infant dedication, 9:15am

21st June: Tanzania mission departs

There are 15 small groups that meet during the week in and around Corsham. Please contact Vicky Stephenson if you would like to find out more about which group might suit you!

vicky.stephenson@gmail.com

Notice sheet for 15th May 2016

Louise,

Ladies’ Supper @ Priory Street tomorrow night!!

Monday 16th May, 7:30pm; Guest Speaker – Ruth Lancaster; Cost £5 for a curry! Please sign up on the sheet at the back. Fresh notes for study buddies are also on the table at the back. Please take one!

Gift Day – Tanzania Mission Trip, 5th June

On Sunday 5th June we will be having a gift day when all offerings via the offering bags will be used to support the building project at Sanga Sanga in Tanzania. The team is going to Tanzania from 21st June to 3rd July. If you wish to gift-aid your donation, please put it in a gift-aid envelope and write TANZANIA as the purpose of the donation. Late offerings towards this project will also be accepted until Sunday 12th June if they are in an envelope marked TANZANIA.  Alternatively, if you prefer to donate by bank transfer, please send your donation payable to Corsham Baptist Church 30-91-99  01480604, reference TANZANIA, and do this between 5th and 12th June.

Organising Communion

Is anyone willing to take over organising communion for the 9:15am service? If so, please have a chat to Roz or Joe Shillaker.

Midweek Service

The next midweek service will take place on Wednesday 18th May at 2pm. The text is Luke 20.1-26 and Eric Seager will be leading and preaching.

Weston Super Mare, Sunday 17th July 2016

We intend to have a coach trip to Weston Super Mare on Sunday 17th July leaving Corsham at 10:30 and returning at about 18:30. The cost will be £5 per seat. The intention will be to find a spot on the beach as a base for the day where we will hold a short time of worship together.  There will be opportunity to relax, catch up with old friends from the other congregations, play some games and have a wander around the seafront and, if you like, visit the pier.  You will need to bring a picnic lunch.  There are now forms available at the back for you to fill in. Please enclose your payment and leave in the office.  Any questions please speak to Stuart or Lynne Little.  Please note there will be a service at Priory Street on that morning for those who do not wish to go on this trip. It will be at 11:15am and led by Eric Seager.

Leadership Team Meetings

The leadership team meets once a month as a whole team and also by congregation. There will be a meeting tonight for the leadership team members who attend the 11:15am service namely, Eddie Larkman, Alan Christie, Joan Cooper, Wendy Rowe and Martin Sheringham. Please pray for our leaders as they seek to serve Christ and this local body.

The Ark

The next Ark is on Saturday 28th May at 10.00am and we will be doing Joshua.  Do come along and start half term off with a bang – we will be marching and making lots of noise with the walls coming down!!  Or if you’re heading off on holiday, why not postpone leaving till after the Ark!

Sound Desk, Evenings

We are very short of sound desk operators at the evening service. The system for the evening is a great deal simpler than for the morning. If you are a regular evening service attender, and would like to help in this way, please speak to Alan Christie or Steve Chilcott who is very happy to provide some training. Alternatively email Louise in the office. Thank you.

Mission & the Persecuted Church Prayer Meetings

The next meeting will be on Monday 23rd May at 7:30pm. All are welcome.  Please contact Gill for details of the special prayer meeting in June.

Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre

The ministry is flourishing and we are receiving many new clients. We currently only have four debt advisors so we are anxious to recruit more so that we can continue to serve the local community. If you feel that this is a role you could do, we would love to hear from you! To discuss what we do, please talk to Alan Christie, Alan Simon, Dave New or Roger Hammett.

Connected

This will be at the Reinier and Hannah’s house on Saturday 30th July. Please speak to Beth Mills for more information about this, and future, Connected events.

This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am, the Hut; ladies’ curry night, 7:30pm

Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm

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

Friday: Corsham Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am

Saturday: Prayer in the Hut, 8:30am

Looking ahead…

23rd May : Missions’ prayer meeting, 7:30pm

28th May : The Ark, 10:00am

29th May: Infant dedication, 9:15am

30th May: Spring Bank holiday

1st June : Midweek service, 2:00pm

4th June : Craft Club, 10:00am

5th June: Tanzania gift day

5th June: Lifegroup Leaders’ meeting, 2:30pm

5th June : Prayer meeting, 6pm

6th June : Missions’ prayer meeting

7th June: Men’s night, 7:00pm

14th June : Tuesday Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

15th June : Midweek service, 2:00pm

19th June: Infant dedication, 9:15am

21st June: Tanzania mission departs

There are 15 small groups that meet during the week in and around Corsham. Please contact Vicky Stephenson if you would like to find out more about which group might suit you!vicky.stephenson@gmail.com

 

 

 

Newsletter for 8th May 2016

Louise,

Ladies’ Supper @ Priory Street

Monday 16th May, 7:30pm; Guest Speaker – Ruth Lancaster; Cost approx £5 for a curry! Please sign up on the sheet at the back. Fresh notes for study buddies are also on the table at the back. Please take one!

Gift Day – Tanzania Mission Trip, 5th June

On Sunday 5th June we will be having a gift day when all offerings via the offering bags will be used to support the building project at Sanga Sanga in Tanzania. The team is going to Tanzania from 21st June to 3rd July.

If you wish to gift-aid your donation, please put it in a gift-aid envelope and write “TANZANIA” as the purpose of the donation. Late offerings towards this project will also be accepted until Sunday 12th June if they are in an envelope marked “TANZANIA”.

Tuesday Lunch Club

The next one will be held on Tuesday 10th May at 12 o’clock. This event is for our seniors and if you would like further information, please chat to Michael or Wendy Prior. Thank you.

Organising Communion

Is anyone willing to take over organising communion for the 9:15am service? If so, please have a chat to Roz or Joe Shillaker.

Mean Bean Challenge

A huge thank you to everyone who has generously supported and encouraged us through prayer and finances as we (that is Joy Wingrave, Dan & Natalie Ovens, Abi Grylls, Bex Larkman and Joe Saunders) undertook the challenge of going five days (Yes, five whole days!) on a meagre amount of beans and rice and only water to drink. We all found it quite hard at times and energy reserves were sometimes low, but we’ve all come away (a) far more appreciative of the daily blessings we have, as we are able to experience such a variety of foods where we live, (b) we’ve also deepened our understanding of the hardships that so many have to go through with barely enough food to survive, and only very bland food available. The grand total we have raised so far (including gift aid that Tearfund will be able to reclaim additionally to gifts given) = £1,226.25!! Thank You. Every pound will be able to make a real difference to individuals that Tearfund local partners are involved in helping. Now that the challenge is finished, if you pledged to give the team a gift through the sponsor form, then please see Dan to pass over monies. Thanks.

Big Church Day Out or New Wine for free?

If you are interested in being part of either of these events, then we are looking for lots of volunteers to help in a café at BCDO (late May) and NW1 (late July) and NW2 (early August).  This is just serving cake & coffee, no baking involved! You get a free ticket, three meals a day, training and uniform.  For details, please contact Susan Wingrave.

Weston Super Mare, Sunday 17th July 2016

We intend to have a coach trip to Weston Super Mare on Sunday 17th July leaving Corsham at 10:30 and returning at about 18:30. Costs will be dependent upon numbers going but expect around £5 per seat. The intention will be to find a spot on the beach as a base for the day where we will hold a short time of worship together.  There will be opportunity to relax, catch up with old friends from the other congregations, play some games and have a wander around the seafront and, if you like, visit the pier.  You will need to bring a picnic lunch.   Any questions please speak to Stuart or Lynne Little. Please note there will be a service at Priory Street on that morning for those who do not wish to go on this trip. It will be at 11:15am and led by Eric Seager.

Mission & the Persecuted Church Prayer Meetings

The next meeting will be on Monday 23rd May. All are welcome.

The meeting in June will be on Monday 6th and we will focus on praying for the Muslim World as this is the beginning of ‘Pray for the Muslim World’ month. Gill Bryant will be leading this. If you would like a prayer book to use during this month, please see Gill.

Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre

The ministry is flourishing and we are receiving many new clients. We currently only have four debt advisors so we are anxious to recruit more so that we can continue to serve the local community. If you feel that this is a role you could do, we would love to hear from you! For more information and to discuss what we do, please talk to Alan Christie, Alan Simon, Dave New or Roger Hammett.

Connected

This will be at the Sprujits’ house on Saturday 30th July. Please speak to Beth Mills for more information about this, and future, Connected events.

This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am, the Hut

Tuesday: Tuesday Lunch Club, 12o’clock

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

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

Saturday: Prayer in the Hut, 8:30am

There are 15 small groups that meet during the week in and around Corsham. Please contact Vicky Stephenson if you would like to find out more about which group might suit you!

vicky.stephenson@gmail.com

Looking ahead…

16th May : Ladies’ supper, 7:30pm

18th May : Midweek service, 2pm

23rd May : Missions’ prayer meeting, 7:30pm

28th May : The Ark, 10:00am

29th May: Infant dedication

1st June : Midweek service, 2:00pm

4th June : Craft Club, 10:00am

5th June: Tanzania gift day

5th June : Prayer meeting, 6pm

6th June : Missions’ prayer meeting (focus on Muslim World – start of Ramadan)

14th June : Tuesday Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

15th June : Midweek service, 2:00pm

19th June: Infant dedication, 9:15am

21st June: Tanzania mission departs

Notice sheet for 1st May 2016

Louise,

Infant Dedication

There will be an infant dedication service at the 11:15am service this morning for James Prior, son of John and Nathalie Prior. We look forward to welcoming their friends and family on this special occasion.

Prayer Meeting

Please note there will be a prayer meeting at church tonight at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Anne Saunders’ trip

Anne Saunders will be sharing her experiences from her trip to Brazil with Street Child United at the prayer meeting this evening. We would encourage you to come along and hear how God has been working through Anne and it will be an opportunity to pray for this continuing work.

Ladies’ Supper @ Priory Street

Monday 16th May, 7:30pm; Guest Speaker – Ruth Lancaster; Cost approx £5 for a curry!  Please sign up on the sheet at the back. Fresh notes for study buddies are also on the table at the back. Please take one!

Big Church Day Out or New Wine for free?

If you are interested in being part of either of these events, then we are looking for lots of volunteers to help in a café at BCDO (late May) and NW1 (late July) and NW2 (early August).  This is just serving cake & coffee, no baking involved! You get a free ticket, three meals a day, training and uniform.  For details, please contact Susan Wingrave.

Midweek Service

Our next midweek service will be held this Wednesday, 4th May, at 2pm. The text is Luke 19.11-27 and there is communion. Eric will be leading and preaching.  Please speak to Eric Seager for more details of this service.

The Barn Dance

This is taking place NEXT SATURDAY, 7th May at Selwyn Hall, Box. Doors open at 6:30pm. Food from 7pm. Dancing from 7:30-10pm!  There are notice boards at the back of the church with lists relating to the Barn Dance for people to sign up for bringing food and to help with the organisation. PLEASE SIGN UP!!!  Please also sign up to say whether you are attending! Any questions please see Wendy Rowe or a member of the Leadership Team.

P.S. you don’t have to dance!! Just come along and have fun catching up with brothers and sisters in Christ.

Church day out

We intend to have a coach trip to Weston Super Mare on Sunday 17th July leaving Corsham at 10:30 and returning at about 18:30. Costs will be dependent upon numbers going but expect around £5 per seat. The intention will be to find a spot on the beach as a base for the day where we will hold a short time of worship together.  There will be opportunity to relax, catch up with old friends from the other congregations, play some games and have a wander around the seafront and, if you like, visit the pier.  You will need to bring a picnic lunch.   Any questions please speak to Stuart or Lynne. Please note there will be a service at Priory Street on that morning for those who do not wish to go on this trip. The time of this service will be confirmed in due course.

Christianity Explored

A new Christianity Explored course will be starting this Thursday, 5th May. If you are interested in attending, or would like to know more, please contact Helen Christie or Elspeth Pitman as soon as possible.

Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre

The ministry is flourishing and we are receiving many new clients. We currently only have four debt advisors so we are anxious to recruit more so that we can continue to serve the local community. If you feel that this is a role you could do, we would love to hear from you! For more information and to discuss what we do, please talk to Alan Christie, Alan Simon, Dave New or Roger Hammett.

Tuesday Lunch Club

The next one will be held on Tuesday 10th May at 12 o’clock. This event is for our seniors and if you would like further information, please chat to Michael or Wendy Prior. Thank you.

Organising Communion

Is anyone willing to take over organising communion for the 9:15am service? If so, please have a chat to Roz or Joe Shillaker.

This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am, the Hut

Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; Corsham Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm; Christianity Explored course starts – time and venue to be confirmed

Friday: Corsham Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am

Saturday: Prayer in the Hut, 8:30am; Barn Dance, Selwyn Hall, Box, 6.30pm

Looking ahead…

10th May : Tuesday Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

16th May : Ladies’ Supper, 7:30pm

18th May : Midweek service, 2pm

23rd May : Missions’ Prayer meeting, 7:30pm

28th May : The Ark, 10:00am

1st June : Midweek Service, 2:00pm

4th June : Craft Club, 10:00am

5th June : Prayer meeting, 6pm

6th June : Missions’ Prayer meeting (focus on Muslim World – start of Ramadan)

14th June : Tuesday Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

15th June : Midweek Service, 2:00pm

19th June: Infant Dedication, 9:15am

 

Newsletter for 24th April 2016

Louise,

Annual Church Meeting

At the ACM held on Monday night, the following elections took place: Worship Deacon – Matt Grylls; Elder – Adrian Pillinger; Treasurer w.e.f. Sept 2016 – Roger Hammett. The following people were brought into membership of CBC: Ben and Ruth Fry; John and Nathalie Prior; Jeff and Alison Smith.

Church on the Green

At the Church Meeting it was also announced that the name of our Rudloe plant is now officially “Church on the Green” (part of Corsham Baptist Church).

** Ladies’ Supper @ Priory Street **

Monday 16th May, 7:30pm; Guest Speaker – Ruth Lancaster; Cost approx £5 for food

Big Church Day Out or New Wine for free?

If you are interested in being part of either of these events, then we are looking for lots of volunteers to help in a café at BCDO (late May) and NW1 (late July) and NW2 (early August).  This is just serving cake & coffee, no baking involved! You get a free ticket, three meals a day, training and uniform.  For details, please contact Susan Wingrave on  susan.wingrave@biblesociety.org.uk.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next ladies’ bible study will be tomorrow, Monday 25th April at 7.30pm. Study sheets are at the back. All ladies welcome!

Christianity Explored

A new Christianity Explored course will be starting on Thursday 5th May. If you are interested in attending, or would like to know more, please contact Helen Christie or Elspeth Pitman.

James/Esther Wedding

A reminder that James King and Esther Cole are getting married on Saturday 30th April at 12:30pm at Priory Street.

Mean bean challenge 25-29th April

In this five day challenge, some of the young people will get a taste of what over a billion people in our world experience every day – the disaster of hunger. While we eat a mean diet of just rice, plain beans and water we will be aiming to raise money for Tearfund’s local church partners that will help families and communities for whom hunger is a daily reality. It would be great if you would sponsor us as we do this. To give, please see the sponsorship form at the back of church or visit https://www.justgiving.com/teams/CBCYouth

Barn Dance – 2 weeks’ time!!

The Barn Dance will be on Saturday 7th May at Selwyn Hall in Box. Doors open at 6:30pm. Food from 7pm. Dancing from 7:30-10pm!

There is a notice board at the back of the church with lists relating to the Barn Dance for people to sign up for bringing food and to help with the organisation. PLEASE SIGN UP!!!

Suggest that 9:15 service sign up for the setting up sessions and 11:15 service sign up for the clearing away at the end.

Food – if you have any food allergies, please make sure there is food you will be able to eat! There are various food lists so everyone should be able to bring something.

Organisation – there are lists of various teams. We need teams for setting up, a set up food team, hot drinks teams, kitchen and tidy-up-as-we-go-along volunteers and a clearing up team at the end.

Any questions please see Wendy Rowe or a member of the Leadership Team.

The Ark

The Ark will be meeting on Saturday 30th April at 10am. The event will be slightly different this time as we will be meeting in the back rooms and garden, reached by the side entrance – please pray for dry weather!  We will be doing the parable of the sower. Contact Heather Chilcott or Alexa Simm for more details.

Infant Dedication

There will be an infant dedication service next Sunday, 1st May, at 11:15am for James Prior, son of John and Nathalie Prior.

Looking ahead…

1st May : Prior infant dedication, 11.15am

1st May : Evening prayer meeting

4th May : Midweek service, 2pm

5th May : Christianity Explored starts

7th May : Barn Dance at Selwyn Hall, Box

10th May : Tuesday Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

16th May : Ladies’ Supper, 7:30pm

18th May : Midweek service, 2pm

23rd May : Missions’ Prayer meeting, 7:30pm

28th May : The Ark, 10:00am

1st June : Midweek Service, 2:00pm

4th June : Craft Club, 10:00am

5th June : Prayer meeting, 6pm

6th June : Missions’ Prayer meeting (focus on Muslim World – start of Ramadan)

14th June : Tuesday Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

15th June : Midweek Service, 2:00pm

This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am, the Hut; Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm

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

Friday: Corsham Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am

Saturday: Prayer in the Hut, 8:30am; the Ark, 10:00am; James’ and Esther’s wedding, 12:30pm Priory Street

There are 15 small groups that meet during the week in and around Corsham. Please contact Vicky if you would like to find out more about which group might suit you!vicky.stephenson@gmail.com

Whole church day out to Weston Super Mare – Sunday 17th July 2016

We intend to have a coach trip to Weston Super Mare on Sunday 17th July leaving Corsham at 10:30 and returning at about 18:30. Costs will be dependent upon numbers going but expect around £5 per seat. The intention will be to find a spot on the beach as a base for the day where we will hold a short time of worship together.  There will be opportunity to relax, catch up with old friends from the other congregations, play some games and have a wander around the seafront and, if you like, visit the pier.  You will need to bring a picnic lunch.  More details will emerge over the next few weeks but if you intend to go put a big red circle around the date in your calendar! Any questions please speak to Stuart or Lynne Little on 01225 811960.

Please note there will be a service at Priory Street on that morning for those who do not wish to go on this trip. The time of this service will be confirmed in due course.

Notice sheet for 17th April 2016

Louise,

Annual Church Meeting

Please note the Annual Church Meeting will take place tomorrow night, Monday 18th April, 8pm. Previous minutes and agendas are available on the back table. Members are encouraged to attend.

** Ladies’ Supper @ Priory Street **

Monday 16th May, 7:30pm; Guest Speaker – Ruth Lancaster; Cost approx £5 for food

Big Church Day Out or New Wine for free?

Bible Society believe that when people engage with the Bible their lives can change, for good.  If you are interested in being part of this, then we are looking for lots of volunteers to help in a café at BCDO (late May) and NW1 (late July) and NW2 (early August).  This is just serving cake & coffee, no baking involved! You get a free ticket, 3 meals a day, training and uniform.  For details, please contact Susan Wingrave.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next ladies’ bible study will be on Monday 25th April at 7.30pm. Study sheets are on the table at the back. All ladies welcome! Speak to Kathy Larkman or Anne Holmes for more information.

Midweek Service

The next midweek service will be on Wednesday 20th April at 2pm. Everyone welcome!

Christianity Explored

A new Christianity Explored course will be starting on Thursday 5th May. If you are interested in attending, or would like to know more, please contact Helen Christie or Elspeth Pitman.

James/Esther Wedding

A reminder that James King and Esther Cole are getting married on Saturday 30th April at 12:30pm at Priory Street.

Mean bean challenge 25-29th April.

In this five day challenge, some of the young people will get a taste of what over a billion people in our world experience every day – the disaster of hunger. While we eat a mean diet of just rice, plain beans and water we will be aiming to raise money for Tearfund’s local church partners that will help families and communities for whom hunger is a daily reality. It would be great if you would sponsor us as we do this. To give, please see the sponsorship form at the back of church or visit https://www.justgiving.com/teams/CBCYouth

Barn Dance

The Barn Dance will be on Saturday 7th May at Selwyn Hall in Box. Doors open at 6:30pm. Food from 7pm. Dancing from 7:30-10pm!

There is a notice board at the back of the church with lists relating to the Barn Dance for people to sign up for bringing food and to help with the organisation. PLEASE SIGN UP!!!

Suggest that 9:15 service sign up for the setting up sessions and 11:15 service sign up for the clearing away at the end.

Food – if you have any food allergies, please make sure there is food you will be able to eat! There are various food lists so everyone should be able to bring something.

Organisation – there are lists of various teams. We need teams for setting up, a set up food team, hot drinks teams, kitchen and tidy-up-as-we-go-along volunteers and a clearing up team at the end.

Any questions please see Wendy Rowe or a member of the Leadership Team.

The Ark

The Ark will be meeting on Saturday 30th April at 10am. The event will be slightly different this time as we will be meeting in the back rooms and garden, reached by the side entrance – please pray for dry weather!  We will be doing the parable of the sower. Contact Heather Chilcott or Alexa Simm for more details.

…Date for your diary…

Whole church day out to Weston Super Mare

Sunday 17th July 2016

We intend to have a coach trip to Weston Super Mare on Sunday 17th July leaving Corsham at 10:30 and returning at about 18:30. Costs will be dependent upon numbers going but expect around £5 per seat. The intention will be to find a spot on the beach as a base for the day where we will hold a short time of worship together.  There will be opportunity to relax, catch up with old friends from the other congregations, play some games and have a wander around the seafront and, if you like, visit the pier.  You will need to bring a picnic lunch.  More details will emerge over the next few weeks but if you intend to go put a big red circle around the date in your calendar! Any questions please speak to Stuart or Lynne Little on 01225 811960.

Please note there will be a service at Priory Street on that morning for those who do not wish to go on this trip. The time of this service will be confirmed in due course.

Looking ahead…

25th April : Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm

30th April : The Ark, 10am

30th April : James and Esther’s wedding

1st May : Prior infant dedication, 11.15am

1st May : Evening prayer meeting

4th May : Midweek service, 2pm

5th May : Christianity Explored starts

7th May : Craft Club, 10am

7th May : Barn Dance at Selwyn Hall, Box

10th May : Tuesday Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

16th May : Ladies’ Supper, 7:30pm

18th May : Midweek service, 2pm

23rd May : Missions’ Prayer meeting, 7:30pm

28th May : The Ark, 10:00am

1st June : Midweek Service, 2:00pm

4th June : Craft Club, 10:00am

5th June : Prayer meeting, 6pm

6th June : Missions’ Prayer meeting (focus on Muslim World – start of Ramadan)

14th June : Tuesday Lunch Club, 12 o’clock

15th June : Midweek Service, 2:00pm

This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am, the Hut; Annual Church Meeting, 8pm

Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm

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

Friday: Corsham Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am

Saturday: Prayer in the Hut, 8:30am

There are 15 small groups that meet during the week in and around Corsham. Please contact Vicky Stephenson if you would like to find out more about which group might suit you.