|@ Priory Street
|@ Rudloe, Church on the Green
|Gathered to pray
The first Church Meeting of the year will take place tomorrow, Monday 21st January 2019 at 8pm. Copies of the agenda and previous minutes are available on the table at the back.
We will be having two baptisms on 27th January at Priory Street. Tom P at the 9:15am and Adrianna H at the 11:15am service. We look forward to welcoming their friends and family to this occasion.
The next midweek service will be on Wednesday 23rd January at 2pm. The text is Matthew 5. 1-16. Eric S will be leading and preaching and there will be communion. All welcome!
Steve and Gill B have put out their December newsletter. Please take a copy from the table at the back.
A reminder that the Littles‘ blogs can be found at http://matthewswestafricanadventure.blogspot.com and alittleodyssey.blogspot.com as they continue serving the Lord on Africa Mercy off the coast of West Africa.
Neal and Lesley G leave for Vienna next Sunday 27th January and return on Monday 8th April. Prayer requests:
- That God would keep them both strong and healthy as they prepare to leave for Austria
- That they will be able to ‘hit the ground running’ and be a blessing to the team and refugees
- That God will continue to use them to build up and encourage Ali and Marzia in the faith (they have begun to look to Neal and Lesley as their spiritual parents)
- That the team dynamic (relationships) will be healthy and they will fit in easily under the new leadership at Oasis
Accommodation for summer course 2019
For the last two years, CBC has hosted the WEC MK Staff Training course in July/August. It has been a great opportunity for us to help and get to know people of all ages from numerous countries, whom God has called to serve overseas. 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 B. Thank you so much for your help.
Oasis Building Mission Trip
Martin Sheringham is leading a building team to the Oasis Centre, Traiskirchen, Vienna on 2/3rd February returning 9/10th February. They will be re-modelling a toilet to allow for wheel chair access. The team going with Martin is Chris D, Paul G and Andy W – all from Church on the Green. Please pray for their preparations.
**DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SNOW CHAINS WHICH MARTIN COULD BORROW FOR THE DRIVE TO AUSTRIA?**
Clothing Donations to the Oasis Refugee Centre
Martin and the team would like to take clothing aid as they will be going in a mini-van. Oasis would like donations of clothing but they are mainly in need of new adult men’s/women’s underwear and socks. Other warm second hand clothing – coats, hats etc would be welcome, but the greatest need is for the former. Please bring donations to the church from January 26th onwards and leave in the big box which will be in the church entrance. Any queries, please contact Jo or Martin S.
Women’s Bible Study
This will be held on Monday 28th January at the usual time of 7:30pm. Study notes are on the table at the back. Please take one in advance of the meeting.
The Ark 2019
The next Ark is on Saturday 26th January 10.00am at Priory Street. Do come along and bring your friends for craft, bible story, singing, puppets and refreshments. Aimed at 0-7s with an accompanying adult (but all welcome!)
Family service (The Ark)
A family service will take place at Priory Street on March 17th 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, mums and tots etc. Many thanks.
Request for 11:15 Junior Church leaders and helpers
We are desperate for more people to join the Junior Church Team. Please prayerfully consider joining so that we can be more effective in this wonderful ministry. We have all the resources required to teach. We have five classes that all need help: Crèche; the preschool and reception group called Romans; the age 5-7 group called Ephesians; the age 7-11 group called Galatians and the Philippians group for years 6-8. All it requires for a leader is 30 minutes or so to prepare for the lesson and giving your time during the sermon to serve Junior Church. With more people on the Rota this will be less frequent than it is for the current leaders and helpers and you can decide your availability and how frequently you can help out.You can catch up with the Sermon because it is recorded. If you volunteer as a helper, you would be helping the leader and ensuring we have two adults within the group setting. You will be a blessing to the children and will be blessed. Please come for a taster session if you are not sure. Please speak to any member of the Junior Church Team or Catherine D.