|@ Priory Street
|@ Rudloe, Church on the Green
|Gathered to pray
***Farmyard Nativity! ***
Tickets are sold out for all three sessions! There are still opportunities to help on the day and to provide mince pies etc. Please sign up on the sheets on the table at the back (by the red Christmas card board) or contact Rhiannon Price.
Carols by Candlelight Service – 16th December
Next Sunday evening is our carols by candlelight service. If you would still like to be in the band for this special service, please contact David M.
Christmas Service Offerings – 2018
On Saturday 15 December, the offering taken at the Farmyard Nativity Events will be given to Compassion UK’s “Most Needed Fund” and will be used to support the work of their Child Survival Programme in many poor communities across the world.
On Sunday 16 December, the offering from the Carols by Candlelight Service 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 “NATIVITY – COMPASSION” or “CHRISTMAS – OASIS”. When the offering is taken on the day, 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. Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering, and speak to Paul G (COTG Rudloe), Michael P (Priory Street 9.15) or Roger H (Priory Street 11.15) for clarification.
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!
The men meet in the hut tomorrow night for another “fight night” prayer meeting. Please speak to Ian H if you would like to know more about this.
Women’s Christmas Meal – TOMORROW NIGHT !!
We are ordering curry from Haq in Corsham for our Christmas meal! There will also be delicious home-made puddings. This is an invitation to ALL the women in our church and you are welcome to invite friends as well! Cost is £10pp. PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SHEET AT THE BACK!!
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 on 6th January 2019. Adrian Pillinger and Martin Sheringham have indicated their willingness to be renominated for positions of Elder and Fabric Deacon respectively.
There will be no evening service at Priory Street on 23rd & 30th December.