Notices 16th December 2018

Louise,

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Carols by Candlelight Service

This evening is our annual carols by candlelight service, commencing at 6pm.  We look forward to welcoming church members and their friends and family to this special service.

Carols by Candlelight Service Offering

The offering from the carols by candlelight Service tonight will be sent to support the work of the Oasis Centre, our mission partners in Austria working alongside refugees.  In February, we will be sending out a Building Team to renovate a toilet and make it fully accessible for the disabled; the money will be put towards the costs of this work.  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 “CHRISTMAS – OASIS”.  When the offering is taken, only the contents of the yellow envelopes, and loose cash/cheques will be included in the offering total.  Blue envelopes will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church. 

Christmas Cards

Our(red) Christmas card board is at the back. Please use this to pin your card to the CBC fellowship (pins in glass jar on the table). If you have cards for specific people/families, please hand deliver personally or post (please do not put/leave on the tables at the back as we end up with scores of unclaimed cards by the end of the festive season!!). There is also a card to sign for the Littles as they celebrate their first Christmas on Africa Mercy!

Corsham Town Carol Service

The annual carol service in the Corsham High Street takes place on Tuesday, assembling outside Haine & Smith at 6:45pm. The proceedings finish in the car park area of St. Bart’s followed by mince pies in Church Street.  All welcome to attend!

Midweek Service

Our annual Carol Service of traditional carols and  readings will be held on Wednesday 19th at 2pm and will be followed by refreshments.

Elections

Elections of Safeguarding Deacon, Elder and Fabric Deacon will take place at the January Church Meeting on 21st January. Nominations for these positions will open on 23rd December and close on6th January 2019.  Adrian Pillinger and Martin Sheringham have indicated their willingness to be renominated for positions of Elder and Fabric Deacon respectively.

Evening Services in December

There will be no evening service at Priory Street on 23rd & 30th December.

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am

Wednesday: Midweek service

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; Corsham Money Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm

Friday: No after school clubs

… Looking ahead over the next days, weeks and months…

23rd December: Nominations open for various leadership roles

23rd December: DIY Nativity at Rudloe, 10am

23rd December: No evening service

24th December: Christmas eve service, 6pm/ Carol singing in Rudloe, 6pm

25th December: Christmas day joint service, 10am @ Priory Street/ 10am at Rudloe

30th December: No evening service

5th January: Craft club, 10am

6th January: Nominations close for leadership roles

9th January: Midweek service, 2pm

14th January: Fight night; prayer for persecuted church and missions

18th-19th January: Leaders’ retreat

21st January: Church Meeting, 8pm

23rd January: Midweek service, 2pm

26th January: The Ark, 10am

27th January: Baptism service, 9:15am service

28th January: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm