Notice sheet for 1st October 2017

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Welcome to our service today

1st October 2017

 

9.15am             Eddie Larkman

11.15am           Eddie Larkman

6:00pm             Prayer Service

Summer Mission Celebration, 4pm TODAY!

The summer period has been an exciting time for CBC/ COTG as many people have taken part in mission events either personally or through supporting those who have participated.  This afternoon we will be having a Summer Mission Celebration event where we can hear from those who served on mission events which will then be followed by praying for God’s ongoing work in these mission areas.  We will start at 4pm with finger food and hearing from those who went, followed by the evening prayer service.  We hope as many of you as possible can come and please bring some finger food to share. In addition, the Tanzania Building team will be selling shopping bags, aprons, cafetiere covers and other fabrics in support of the Africa Inland Church mission. The items are made in Morogoro in support of aids widows and their families. You will need cash to purchase these goodies!!

If you are able to help serve drinks, set up the tables and clear up, please let Wendy Rowe know. We look forward to seeing you.

Night of Prayer for Children and Youth

Note the date – 6th October, 7.30pm to midnight! (yes you read correctly!) We will be setting up prayer stations in the church designed to help you pray for the burgeoning youth and children’s work at CBC. We are simply asking you to sign up for one 30 minute slot (sign up sheet at the back). If you have not witnessed Dan’s prayer stations before – you have missed out! They have been developed to help even the most novice of pray’ers to engage with God in prayer through visual props. So why come? You get to spend time with God, you get to bring before Him some crucial ministries in the life of the church, and compared to last time’s all-nighter the latest slot finishes at midnight – it’s a WIN win situation! So sign up now!

INSPIRE – WEBA training for people working children, youth and families

There is an opportunity to join with others from our region at Cirencester BC for a day of inspiration and encouragement on Saturday 14th October 10am – 4pm.  To see what is on the agenda and to sign up please visit http://www.webassoc.org.uk/event/inspire/.  ​Speak to Rhiannon if you want more information​.

Light Party

Our annual light party will be held on Tuesday 31st October 5pm – 7pm.  Last year we had over 40 children attend – a wonderful outreach event.  Much help is needed for this event so please sign up at the back or speak to Rhiannon to find out about how you can help.

HARVEST SERVICE OFFERINGS – 8th October 2017

On Sunday 8th October, the offering from the harvest festival services across all of our congregations will support the work of the Corsham Churches Foodbank and Tearfund.  Non-perishable food items (information on sheets at the back) will be taken to the Foodbank.  Our monetary offering will be sent to Tearfund to support the work of Living Waters Church in Malawi where their EAGLES project is empowering rural subsistence farming communities to grow crops in a more sustainable way as they seek to combat the adverse impact of climate change.  Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering.

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 “HARVEST – TEARFUND”.  When the offering is taken on the day, only the contents of the yellow envelopes, and loose cash/cheques will be included in the Harvest offering total.  Blue envelopes will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church.  Please speak to Lynne Little (Rudloe), Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15) or Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15) should you wish to clarify these arrangements.

Reformation Remix Show – Sunday, October 8th at 6:30pm (doors open 6pm)

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation starting with Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. We owe a great deal to this period of church history, and to mark the occasion the Bible Society have created a show to tell the historical story in a very engaging and entertaining way.  Corsham Baptist Church is hosting a live performance of the show on October 8th at 6:30pm.  It is a free event, so please invite your friends to join you!

Ladies’ Retreat

This is taking place from 20-22 April 2018 at Lox Lane, Shaftesbury.  There are booking forms on the table at the back which contain all details.  Please hand your completed form and deposit to Anne Holmes.

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am
Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm; night of prayer for children and youth, 7:30pm-midnight

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion and other church activities 8.30am

….Coming up…

8th October: Harvest services; Reformation Remix, doors open 6pm

11th October: Midweek service, 2pm

14th October: Praise and worship evening, 6pm

16th October: Church Meeting, 8pm

23rd October: Missions and Persecuted Church Prayer meeting, 7:45pm

25th October: Midweek service, 2pm

28th October: The Ark, 10am

30th October: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

31st October: Light Party, 5pm-7pm

8th November: Midweek service, 2pm

12th November: Remembrance Sunday