Newsletter 23rd November 2014

  Filed under: Notices 



Rob Durant Visit

We are prayerfully considering inviting Rob Durant to join our pastoral staff at CBC. Rob is well-known to many here as he was formerly a student pastor with us for three years. He has since been serving as a pastor in Dagenham. Rob and Sharon will be with us 29-30 November, together with their children Anna (6) & Eddie (4). The provisional programme is:

Sat 29th

  • Lunch with our Rudloe Congregation
  • 3-5pm Open house at the Larkmans for any who have not yet met Rob and Sharon
  • 7.30pm Leadership Team meet with Rob and Sharon

Sun 30th

  • 10.45am Rob preaching at our morning service, with opportunity to chat afterwards
  • 4-5pm Question and answer session with Rob at CBC – your chance to ask!
  • 5pm Tea / coffee / cakes and informal chat

We need 2 people to help with serving teas at 5pm. Please contact Louise if you can help.

  • 6pm Rob preaching at our evening service, with more opportunity to talk afterwards.

A special church meeting will be held at CBC on Monday, 1st Dec at 8pm, to decide whether to proceed with calling Rob to join our staff team.

Please be in daily prayer for these important events. Meanwhile, if you would like to sample Rob’s ministry on-line, visit his website for sermons and writings that will encourage you in following Jesus.

Ladies’ Christmas Meal

This will be held on Monday 15th December at 7.30pm.   We will have home-made soup and pudding.  Cost is £3. Please sign up on the sheet at the back so we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes. Thank you.

The Ark

This is a monthly outreach to young families in Corsham and the next one takes place this Saturday, 29th Nov from 10-10.45am. Please pray for the leaders and helpers as they show the love of Christ to our community. Chat to Rachel Howlett for more details.

!!Men’s festive curry!!

On 9th December, 7.30pm £7.50 per head. Ian Holmes organising…please contact him for more info.

Prayer Meeting

We are continuing with our regular prayer meetings for gospel expansion in Corsham and surrounding areas. The meetings take place in The Hut from 8.30-9.30am on Saturday mornings. We would encourage people to attend this prayer meeting and everyone is welcome!

Ebola crisis

If anyone would like to donate towards the Ebola crisis, you may do so by putting money into a white donation envelope (available on the table in the church entrance) and mark it ‘EBOLA’. Place your envelope into the offering bag.  If you are a tax-payer and qualify for gift-aid, you may also fill in your other details on the envelope and sign it.

Questions and Cake!

Vicky is organising some dates when housegroups will get together over “questions and cake” – the December date has been cancelled and so the next one will be on Wednesday 14th January. 7.45pm start and 9.15pm finish. Please speak to Vicky for more details.

Christmas Services 2014 at CBC

14th Dec 10.45am – Christmas nativity service 17th Dec 2pm – carol service 21st Dec 6pm – carols by candlelight 24th Dec 6pm – Christmas eve, with communion 25th Dec 10am – Christmas day family worship service

There are A6 fliers on the table to hand out to neighbours, friends and family!

Life in the Lancs Lane

Steve and Ruth, our missionaries in Tanzania, have compiled another interesting and information-packed newsletter for November. There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can visit their blog at

If you would like to send the Lancasters a card or gift for Christmas, you can send it to them directly, in the UK. The address is available from the church office.

Audio CDs

We’ve had a request to produce audio CDs of our weekly sermons. At present our sermons are uploaded to our church website but are unavailable to anyone without access to an internet connection. We are seeking one or two people who could commit to downloading the week’s sermons from our website and burning them to CD. If you can help please could you contact the church office or Adrian P.

This week:

Monday: Young mums’ bible study, 10am; Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7.15am

Thursday: Mums ‘n Tots, 10am; Debt Advice Centre 7.30pm

Friday: Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion in and around Corsham, 8.30am, the Hut; The Ark, 10am; Rob and Sharon arrive in Corsham (see details in notice)

Upcoming dates in brief:

30th Nov: Rob Durant to preach at both morning and evening services @ CBC

1st Dec: Special Church Meeting, 8pm

3rd Dec: Midweek service, 2pm

9th Dec: TLC @ St. Aldhelms

9th Dec: Men’s Christmas supper

15th Dec: Ladies’ Christmas meal, 7.30pm