Notices for 17 May 2020

Mid-Week Service

If you’re part of this congregation, or just curious, make sure to read the latest newsletter, available here.

Church on the Green @ 10am

Rob will be leading interactive Bible Study and prayer as last week. You’ll be able to join online or via a standard phone call as follows:

Priory Street – joint service @ 10am

We will share communion in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice for us this morning so please have bread and wine or symbolic alternatives to hand.

The ‘new normal’ continues with prayer and fellowship – contact your LIFE group leaders for when and how that is happening. Or use the contact form if you’re not part of one but would like to join in.

Junior Church

Activities for various age groups will be live on the CBC Junior Church channel on Sunday morning.

Can you help?

A number of members of our fellowship have failing eye sight. They have large print Bibles but if you have any other large print books you could lend please get in touch with Brenda or the office.

Devotional videos

Eddie’s most recent “Letter from ‘lockdown'” may be found here. New episodes are published Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. And on Fridays, Nigel Coles publishes “Hope in uncertain times”, which you can also watch here.

Making Masks – last call!!

Ruth Lancaster is making  masks for people in Morogoro and at Sanga and is asking for help from us.   She refers us to online instructions. Please click on this link https://www.facebook.com/595420430/posts/10163295672835431/ Please contact the office or Martin S for shipping to Tanzania this week!

Coming up…

  • Each Wednesday and Sunday at 7pm, Lunn Green will be hosting a live prayer event. This is a great way to feel connected to the wider family at a time when many of us are isolated and under pressure.  Please use this link (https://www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/338268/Prayer_broadcasts.aspx) to connect to the event.
  • Wednesday 7.15 – 8.45pm Rooted – An opportunity for the young people (year 8+) to catch up and dig into the Bible together.
  • Friday afternoons Deeper – This study group runs fortnightly virtually, and is made up of older youth/young leaders (by invitation).
  • Friday 6.30-7.45pm Connect – This group launched last week virtually, and is for (year 7’s). It is an opportunity for the young people to enjoy some fun social interaction, as well as focus in on God through prayer and Scripture.
  • Sunday evenings 7.15 – 8.45pm Impact – A youth club that runs weekly and virtually, where the young people can come together online, hang out, have fun, & deepen friendships.

Local Community News…

Whilst we appreciate these are not Corsham Baptist Church matters or activities, given the nature of current circumstances and the different situations in which people in the congregations find themselves, we thought these might be of help to some folk…

  • Allington Farm shop are doing deliveries if anyone is needing that.  They seem to have plenty of slots available.
  • AgeUk are doing regular phone calls to the elderly for a chat and to check up on people (‘assurance’ phone calls is what they call them!) on 0808 196 2424
    Email: enquiries@ageukwiltshire.org.uk  & you can phone up to refer people to them. 
  • There is also a new ‘Daily Hope’ free phone number created by our ‘Faith In Later Life’ project/Archbishop of Canterbury and others, for people to choose from hymns, prayers, talks etc whatever denomination or of no faith on 0800 804 8044
  • Corsham town council & other volunteers in Corsham to the extent of Wadswick Green location are willing to help with food shopping & deliveries, medication deliveries etc:
  • Town Council – 01249 702130 towncouncil@corsham.gov.uk
  • Corsham Connections – drcbaker@hotmail.com
  • Corsham Link (transport for medical appointments but will also delivery prescriptions etc) – 07884 887105
  • And there are others willing to volunteer to help people according to your location etc on the Wiltshire Council support directory – http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/downloads/22069  (No longer available as of Dec 20)
  • Wiltshire Council has provision for helping those who need deliveries or any other issues with isolation at the moment  – wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk 0300 003 4576
  • They’ve also set up a list of resources for people during lockdown (keeping active as well as for those who are disabled, mental health, creative ideas & activities, etc) – scroll down each section to get past the stuff for children!  http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-active-communities
  • The Richmond Fellowship (there’s a branch that meets at a church in Chippenham) has set up phone calls etc for people who want someone to talk to on Telephone: 01380 724833  Email: wiltshirereferrals@richmondfellowship.org.uk