Lesley and Neal Grindrod have returned from their three month mission work in Austria. We are delighted to have them home and look forward to hearing about their experiences and how God used them over this time, working with refugees.
Youth Weekend Away
Our young people are on their annual weekend away in Wales, returning this afternoon. Please pray for Dan Ovens and the other leaders as they spend time with our youth.
Corsham Twinning Association
The Corsham Twinning Association will be hosting visitors from France next weekend. They are including the 11.15am service at Priory Street as part of their programme on 30th October so please look out for visitors from Jargeau as well as their host families who are mostly based in Corsham. If you would like to know more then please contact Sue Wingrave from Church on the Green.
Ark is on Saturday 29th October at 10am. Do come along if you want to see the renowned ‘I’ve lost my sheep’ puppet show!! Aimed at 0-7 year olds but all are welcome, with an adult. Please speak to Heather Chilcott for more details.
At the Church Meeting held last Monday, Alan Simon was affirmed as the new Ministry Leader for Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre. Alan Christie has stepped down from the role.
Ladies’ Bible Study – “One Anothering”: Gift of God’s grace for our growth in Christ
This is the name of the ladies’ bible study for the school calendar year 2016-2017! Our women will come together to address the theme of “One Anothering” from scripture and how God actually uses our relationships with one another to conform us into Christ’s likeness.
Notes for the next study tomorrow, Monday 24th October, are on the table at the back. Ladies, please take a copy in preparation of the study.
Light Party Monday, 31st October 5pm-7pm
Would you like to bless the families in our community by helping at this event? There are many areas that you can serve in: Worship, baking, registration/ signing in and out, group leaders/ helpers, serving refreshments and running the kitchen. We need a few bakers to bake some cakes and biscuits (or savoury snacks) to serve at the party. We also need strong people to help move chairs after the evening service on Sunday 30th and then to put them back after the event at around 7.30pm on Monday 31st. Please let Rhiannon know if you can do this or if you need more information about the areas in which to serve. Let’s shine God’s Light into our community on this dark night together!! The party is for primary school children and there are flyers at the back of church.
Spruijts’ Mission Fundraiser
Come along at 10-12am or 1-3pm on 5th November for a cake sale/afternoon tea at Hannah and Reinier’s house (address in church directory). They are raising much needed funds for their missionary friend, Kosharah, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She runs a school in her home for missionary children and also has three adopted Thai daughters. Drop in if you can!
Half term break
Please note…Young mums’ bible study; toddler group, Wednesday early morning prayer, Energize and Engage are not taking place as it is half term. Please check with your Life Group Leader whether your group is meeting this week.
Upcoming Mission Events
Oasis Feedback : Sunday 6th November PM
Neal and Lesley plus all those from church who have recently been out to Austria to visit the Oasis centre will be giving feedback on Sunday 6th November starting at 4:30pm. There will be tea, coffee and a variety of cakes! The evening service will then be a time of prayer for the Oasis team, their work , the refugees, the Grindrods and other areas where we need God’s help.
Persecuted Church Sunday – A window on the Middle East
On Sunday 20th November we will have a special event focusing on the persecuted church. Tea and cakes will be served at 5 pm, and we will be welcoming David and Sue, an experienced couple who have worked for some years in both Ghana and the Middle East, as our speakers. David and Sue are now involved in outreach to migrants in the UK and beyond. They will give a short presentation at around 5.20 pm and will share further during the evening service, with David preaching. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about the Middle East and the situation of Christians there. See Wendy Rowe or Gill Bryant for further details.
We would be grateful for any donations of cakes and biscuits for our two mission events being held on Sunday 6th November and Sunday 20th November. Please can you bring them to church on Sunday morning or at the beginning of the events.
Mission & Persecuted Christians Prayer Meeting
The next prayer meeting will be held on Monday 14th November at Priory Street at 7:45pm. During this meeting we pray for our missionaries – (it is a great time to catch up on current news), and using the Open Doors’ material, Vanessa leads us in a time of prayer for Christians who are persecuted. Please see Wendy Rowe for more details . Thanks.
Christmas dates for your diary
Christmas tree decorating!!
Invitation to all (young and old!) to come and help decorate our church Christmas tree on Saturday December 10th, 3-5 pm. Crafts, food and some carol singing!
This year the Nativity will be held on Saturday December 17th at 5pm at Priory Street. This will be a Nativity for all CBC congregations to come together and celebrate the Good News of Jesus’ birth. Please invite your friends!!
This will take place on Sunday 18th Dec @ 6pm at Priory Street.
Monday: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm
Thursday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm
Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am
Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; the Ark, 10:00am
30th Oct: 11:15am service, Jargeau visitors
31st Oct: The Light Party, 5-7pm
2nd Nov: Midweek service, 2pm
5th Nov: Craft Club, 10:00am; Spruijt’s fund- raiser 10-12 or 1-3pm
6th Nov: Austria feedback @ 4:30pm followed by Prayer meeting @ 6pm
13th Nov: Remembrance Sunday
16th Nov: Midweek service, 2pm
20th Nov: Persecuted church Sunday