Ladies Bible Study – Christmas event
Monday 12th December @ 7:30pm at CBC. If you would like to attend this year’s event, please sign up using the sheets at the back of the church. A buffet style meal will be provided – please indicate any dietary requirements you may have. We need helpers to move chairs (men can help too!) after the evening service tonight plus setting up and helping with cooking. Please sign up at the back or speak to either Vicky Stephenson or Roz Shillaker.
Next Saturday, 17th Dec, is our nativity service!! It all starts at 5pm. Please invite friends, neighbours and family. It promises to be a fun evening as we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.
Rhiannon needs someone to serve refreshments and mince pies at the nativity service. Please speak to Rhiannon if you can serve in this way.
Carols by Candlelight
This will take place next Sunday evening, 18th Dec, at 6pm. Please invite friends along to this wonderful evening of readings and carols.
Carol Service Band
Do you play an acoustic instrument? – strings, woodwind or brass? If so, it would be great to include you in this year’s Carol Service Band which will accompany the carols on the evening of Sunday 18th December. There are likely to be a couple of practices beforehand, one of which will probably be on the afternoon of the carol service itself. If you’re interested in taking part, please either speak to David Morrell, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org – and let him know what you play, and roughly what standard you’re used to playing.
Christmas Eve Service
This is a reflective service where we come together to lift our praises to God during this very busy time. If families would like to come to this service there will be junior church provision. As it is a later service for the children, they are encouraged to come in their pyjamas if they wish! Please speak to Rhiannon if you have any questions.
There are two Christmas cards, for our missionaries, at the back of church which you are encouraged to sign – one for the Bryants and one for the Lancasters. If anyone would like to make a donation for a parcel for the Lancasters, please see Wendy Rowe.
Our midweek service this Wednesday, 14th December at 2pm, will feature carols and readings. Please join us for the service and stay for tea, coffee and home-made cakes. Speak to Eric Seager if you require further details about our midweek services.
“Town Christmas Cards”
There are a pile of Town Christmas “cards” at the back. Please take a few for neighbours, friends and hand out. The leaflet gives details of all the services at local churches over the Christmas period.
Christmas Activities at Church on the Green
DIY Christmas Decoration Workshop Wednesday, 21st December (9am-1pm);
Café on the Green Saturdays, 17th and 24th December (2:30-4:30pm);
Carol singing round Rudloe Christmas Eve: Saturday, 24th December (5-6pm);
Carol service Christmas Eve: Saturday, 24th December (6.45pm, set up from 6pm);
DIY nativity service Christmas Day, Sunday, 25th December, 10am
We will be having another baptism service at the 11:15am service on Sunday 29th January. Please speak to Eddie or one of the leadership team if you are thinking about being baptised.
Dave and Laura have had a troubling few months as you probably know, but the whole family (including Reuben and the newly born Abigail) are now doing very well. They wanted to let you know that they have been truly blessed by the Church family at CBC and COTG in so many ways. They particularly wanted to say thank you for all the prayer which has been answered so amazingly and the meals which have been wonderful & very tasty!
Monday: Ladies’ bible study, 9:30am; Ladies’ Christmas social, 7:30pm
Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10am, Rudloe Centre; Seniors’ Christmas event 12:00 midday
Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7:15am; midweek carol service, 2pm
Thursday: Toddler Group, 10:00am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm
Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm.
Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; Café on the Green, Rudloe, 2:30pm; Nativity @ Priory Street, 5pm
18th Dec: Carols by Candlelight, 6pm
19th Dec: Missions’ prayer, 7:45pm
20th Dec: Corsham Town Carol Service, 6:45pm
24th Dec: Christmas eve service, 6pm
25th Dec: Christmas day joint service @ Priory St, 10am; no evening service on Christmas day
1st Jan: Joint service at Priory St. @ 10am; no evening service on new year’s day
4th Jan: Midweek service, 2pm
6-7th Jan: Leaders’ retreat
16th Jan: Church Meeting, 8pm
18th Jan: Midweek service, 2pm
28th Jan: The Ark, 10am
29th Jan: Ernie Pillinger dedication; baptism @ 11:15am service
30th Jan: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm
There are small leaflets at the back of church which list all the Christmas services and activities taking place at Priory Street. Take one either for your own use or take a few for friends, family & neighbours.