Today is Remembrance Sunday and we will take time at 11:00am (between the two morning services at Priory Street and at Church on the Green) to remember those who have fallen in the service of this country.
TRANSFORMATION GROUPS are a small step for big gains in your Christian growth. Four men, or four women, committing to meet together once a month for six months to study God’s word, to pray, and above all, to apply the gospel to our daily lives. The groups will be starting in January. If you’d like to join one, speak to one of the group leaders: for the women, Nancy Sawyer, Vicky Holmes, Lynne Little and Louise du Toit; for the men, Ben Ross, Steve Rowe, John Prior and Nathan Coltman.
1Thess 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up …”
Especially for the Sunday evening congregation! Please make every effort to join us for a special meeting on Sunday 26th November at 6pm. As well as prayer and worship, we’ll be holding an open discussion about how we can best develop our Sunday evening gatherings. What would you like to see happen, and what part can you play? Please come and share as a family as we seek together to move forward with God.
CBC Men’s Night – Tuesday 28th November 7:30pm
Renton Baker will be coming to share with the men of our church, reflecting on his past and what it means for men to work out their faith in today’s world (this will be the first of a series of talks from Renton). This would be a great opportunity to bring non-Christian friends. Pizza or curry as well (to be decided).
Come and find out about the Greatest Journey of them all and the real meaning of Christmas at the Ark Christmas party on Saturday 25th November. It’s going to be lots of fun with puppets, games, treasure hunt, video, talk, songs, party food, cake and gifts. Bring your friends along as well. Aimed at 0-7 year olds but ALL welcome, at Priory Street, 10-11.30am (a bit later this time as we will be finishing with party food!).
Women’s Bible Study
The next women’s bible study is on Monday 27th November at 7:30pm. There are study sheets on the table at the back. Please take one in preparation of the meeting. If you would like to know more about these meetings, or would like to have a “study buddy”, please chat to Kathy Larkman or Anne Holmes.
A Sweet Christmas – Women’s Christmas Event: Monday 11th December
We look forward to having fellowship and food together as we celebrate Christmas and encourage one another in our walks with God at this special time of year. This year we’re having a ‘Christmas curry’ with oodles of sweet treats! Any questions please speak to Anne Holmes, Christine Coltman or Vicki Kelly. There is a sign-up sheet.
Family Christmas decoration-making workshop
We will be making Christmas decorations and having some festive fun on Saturday 9th December at church between 10am and 12pm. There’ll be glitter and tinsel in abundance! Children to be accompanied by a parent please. Help is needed for this event so please speak to Rhiannon to find out more and to sign up.
Joan is travelling to Austria to visit Neal and Lesley Grindrod and needs a lift to Bristol airport from Corsham next Sunday 19th November at 10am. If you can help with this journey, please contact Joan.
Please take a paper copy of the latest blog from Austria or visit the link http://grindrods.simplesite.com/435831945.
Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am
Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; CMDAC 7.30pm
Friday: CMDAC 9.30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm
Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion and other church activities 8.30am
19th November: Praise evening, 6pm; Joan Cooper leaves for Austria
20th November: Mission and persecuted church prayer meeting, 7:45pm
22nd November: Midweek service, 2pm
25th November: The Ark Christmas party, 10:00am
26th November: Infant Dedication, 11:15am service; congregational meeting 6pm
27th November: Women’s Bible Study, 7:30pm
28th November: Men’s night with Renton Baker, 7:30pm
All things Christmas @ CBC Priory Street
9th December, 10am-12pm: decoration-making workshop
11th December, 7:30pm: Women’s Christmas event
16th December, 5pm: Nativity Service
17th December, 6pm: Carols by Candlelight
20th December, 2-3pm: Midweek Christmas service
24th December: normal 9:15am and 11:15am services; communion 6pm
25th December, 10am: Christmas Day family service; no evening service
31st December: normal 9:15am and 11:15am services; no evening service