Notice sheet 17th February 2019

Priory Street (Corsham)

9.15am              Eddie Larkman

11.15am             Eddie Larkman

6:00pm             Gathering to Praise

Church on the Green (Rudloe)

10:00am            Rob Durant

Mary Hayes

The Thanksgiving service for the life of Mary Hayes will be held on Wednesday 27th February at CBC, Priory Street at 2pm . Mary died on 25th January at the age of 99 years, had been a regular member of our lunch club and attended many other church activities. All welcome.

Bible Society Event at Priory Street, 2nd March, 7pm

As well as up to date information on Bible Society, there will be the exciting launch of the new book – ‘JONAH AND THE BONY-FINNED ASTEROID FISH’. Publication date – 26th February.  Join us for a fun evening with readings, quiz, book-signing and supper.  If you are thinking of coming, please sign-up at the back so we can cater accordingly!  Thank you.

The Ark

If you’re not still away for half term do join us for the next Ark on Saturday 23rd February and why not bring a friend? It’s about treasure!  It’s aimed at 0-7 year olds but all are welcome with an adult. The puppets will be here, and exciting crafts, as well as the normal children’s service followed by drinks and cake. 

Mission Trips’ Thank Offering – 3rd March 2019

As we seek to play our part in spreading God’s love around the world, on Sunday 3rd March, we will be holding a thank offering to build up a fund to support self-funding adults who volunteer to serve on our future Mission Teams. This year, teams will be going out to support an AIM conference in Uganda and to help with construction work at the AIM Sanga Sanga conference centre in Tanzania.  The money raised will be lodged in our Restricted Mission Trips Fund. Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering.  Special yellow envelopes for your Gift Day offering will be available on the table at the back of the building. Please mark the envelope MISSION TRIPS THANK OFFERING, and if you are able to gift aid your donation, please complete the declaration on the envelope.  If you are not able to do this, please just score out the declaration. When the offering is taken on the day, only the contents of the yellow envelopes will be included in the Thank Offering total.  Blue envelopes and loose cash/cheques will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church.  Please speak to Paul Garcia (Church on the Green), Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15) or Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15) should you wish to clarify these arrangements.

Women’s World Day of Prayer

Corsham Baptist Church is hosting this year. Please join us as we pray for women of SLOVENIA, one of the youngest and smallest countries in Europe.

WHERE: CBC Sanctuary, Priory Street

WHEN: Friday, 1 MARCH, 2019

TIME: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Please see Kathy Larkman as she needs assistance for readers, refreshments, and greeters.  We are never too busy to pray!

Midweek Service

The next midweek service will take place on Wednesday 20th February at 2pm.  The text is Matthew 6.1-18. Eric Seager will be leading and preaching.  All welcome.

Women’s Bible Study

The next women’s bible study will take place on Monday 25th February at 7:30pm.  Notes for the next study – Titus – are on the table at the back.  Please take a copy!

Family service (The Ark)

A family service will take place at Priory Street on 17th March at 3.30pm.  The service will be fairly short and will finish with tea. Please put the date in your diary and start inviting family and friends along. We’ll also be advertising it at the Ark, Toddler group etc.  Many thanks.

Accommodation for summer course 2019

For the last two years, CBC has hosted the WEC MK Staff Training course in July/August.. The course is scheduled to take place again, from Sunday 21st July to Thursday 1st August 2019. Some participants will only stay till Saturday 27th July. If you are able to provide accommodation (including breakfast and most evening meals) for someone for all or part of this time, please contact Steve and Gill Bryant. Thank you so much for your help.

Chippenham Street Pastors

Several of our church members are involved in Chippenham Street Pastors.  There will be a celebration service on 13th March at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s Church, Chippenham.  The night will include worship, testimony and prayer to celebrate this ministry which started in 2011.  Please go along if you are interested in joining or simply wish to encourage those already involved.

Opportunities to Serve the Corsham Community as a Foodbank Trustee

The Corsham Churches Foodbank has been serving the community for around seven years now, and many of the Trustees have served from the outset.  Whilst we have the experience, we are all getting older and are looking for new blood to refresh both us, and our work.  If you would like to find out more about serving as one of our Trustees, we would love to hear from you. For more information contact Roger or Hazel Hammett in the 11.15 or call 01249 715816.

…This week is half term…

Please check with your small group leaders about your group!

Monday: Prayer for mission and the persecuted church, 7:45pm

Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm

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

Saturday: The Ark, 10:00am

Life groups meet in and around Corsham and neighbouring towns and villages during the week.  If you would like more information on any small groups, please speak to your congregational leaders.

… Looking ahead…

25th February: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm

27th February: Mary Hayes’ thanksgiving service, 2pm

1st March: Women’s World Day of Prayer (Slovenia), 7:30pm

2nd March: Craft Club, 10am; Bible Society Event, 7:00pm

3rd March: Gift day

6th March: Midweek service, 2pm

11th March: Fight night, 8pm

18th March: Prayer for mission and the persecuted church, 7:45pm

20th March: Midweek service, 2pm

24th March: Nominations open for Safeguarding Deacon