Notice sheet 8th December 2019

Louise,

If you are visiting today, we're thrilled to have you with us. We come here to worship God by singing, preaching the Bible and praying together. God is the highest priority in our lives because through Jesus we have forgiveness from our sins and the hope of a new life spent with Him!

  • Please switch off your mobile phone when you come in to the hall.
  • Please remember to park in one of the town car parks; not along Priory St.
  • Please ensure your child/ren do not play on the stage, up in the balcony or in the graveyard either before or after the service.
  • We have large print bibles available for anyone who might need one. Please ask one of the ushers.

Baptism Service

At the 11:15am service this morning we are having a baptismal service for Lydia Pillinger.  We would like to extend a warm welcome to her friends and family on this special occasion.

Midweek Service

The text on 11th December is James 4: 1-10. Eric is leading and David is preaching.  On Wednesday 18th December we will be holding our traditional service of Carols and Bible Readings for Christmas.  Both services are at 2.00pm and followed by refreshments. All are welcome.

Fight Night

This monthly prayer meeting for the men in our church takes place tomorrow night, Monday 9th December at 8pm.  Please contact Ian Holmes if you would like to know more!

Women’s Christmas Meal

This will take place tomorrow, Monday 9th December, at 7:30pm at Priory Street.  Women from all the services (and their friends) are invited to the now traditional “Christmas Curry and Cocoa” evening where we gather together to celebrate Jesus and have great fellowship and food (from Moonlight).  Cost is £10 per person.  There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church!

Nativity Service

It’s that time of year again! Calling all thespians! If you are interested in taking part in the nativity service on Saturday December 14 at 4pm at Priory Street, please speak to Rhiannon. There are flyers at the back of church so please take some and invite family and friends. There will be refreshments afterwards so come and join in the fun and fellowship. The nativity isn’t just for children!  Come even if you are an adult and be reminded of the reason that we celebrate Christmas.

Carols by Candlelight Helpers Needed

Helpers are needed to serve refreshments after the Carol Service on Sunday 15th December at 6pm. This will involve serving tea and coffee and distributing warm mince pies – speak to Rhiannon!

Scratch Choir

Calling anyone who would like to get together to form a choir and learn one song to sing at the Christmas carol service on Sunday 15th December. We will only have one rehearsal on the day at 2.30pm. All welcome – please see/email Sara Taylor for any more info and to sign up.

Wadswick Green Carol Singing

You are invited to join in the singing of Carols at Wadswick Green, Greenhouse on Monday 23rd December 2019 at 10am.

Christmas Service Offerings – 2019

On Saturday 14 December, the offering taken at the Nativity Service will be given to Compassion UK’s “Most Needed Fund” and will be used to support the work of their Child Survival Programme in many poor communities across the world.  The offerings taken at the Carol Services on Sunday 15 December (Carols by Candlelight) and at the midweek service on Wednesday 18 December, will be sent to support the work of the Oasis Centre, our mission partners in Austria working alongside refugees. 

If you are able to gift aid your donation, special yellow envelopes for your monetary offering are available on the table at the back of the building.  Please do mark them “NATIVITY – COMPASSION” or “CHRISTMAS – OASIS”.  When the offering is taken on the day, only the contents of the yellow envelopes, and loose cash/cheques will be included in the amounts to be given away.  Blue envelopes will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church.  Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering, and speak to Paul Garcia (COTG Rudloe), Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15) or Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15) should you wish to clarify anything.

Christmas Cards for the Persecuted Church

Christmas Cards for persecuted believers are available on the table at the back with relevant information.  Please take a card and sign it with a verse of encouragement and prayer; once signed, please place back in Open Doors’ envelope in the tray.  Thank you.

Prayer challenge!

Please join us in praying for the UK and the General Election on Thursday 12th December. No meetings or travel needed – pray wherever you are, at the time that works for you. Commit to praying at a specific time by signing the sheet on the table at the back of the church.  Any questions, please see Helen Christie or Gill Bryant.

...This week @ CBC…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am; fight night, 8pm

Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; DAC, 7:30pm

Friday: DAC, 9:30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm

Saturday: Nativity service, 4pm

CBC Christmas Services 2019

@ Priory Street

14th Dec – nativity service, 4pm

15th Dec – Carols by Candlelight, 6pm

17th Dec – Corsham Town Carol Service, 6:45pm

18th Dec – Midweek Carol & Readings Service, 2pm

24th Dec – Christmas eve communion service, 6pm

25th Dec – Christmas day family service, 10am

29th Dec – no evening service

@ Church on the Green, Rudloe

22nd Dec – nativity, 10am

24th Dec – carolling around Rudloe community, 6pm

25th Dec – Christmas day family service, 10am

Registered Charity no. 1148492