|@ Priory Street||@ Rudloe, Church on the Green|
There will be a second “open meeting” this afternoon for anyone who would like to know more about, discuss or make comment on the proposed leadership restructure. This will take place in the coffee hall at Priory Street at 4:30pm. Tim Stephenson, Operations’ Manager, will lead.
Mission Tea and Partner update
Straight after the open meeting this afternoon there will be tea and cake – any donations of cake will be gratefully received! (contact Wendy). Afterwards The Gathering will be another mission event (because it’s the fifth Sunday!). The focus will be on mission organisations that we are supporting such as Tearfund and BMS. Look forward to you joining us.
Men’s Fight Night
This will take place tomorrow night, Monday 1st October, at 8pm. Please speak to Ian Holmes or another member of the men’s ministry team for further details.
The three-year term of our Fabric Deacon is coming to an end in October. Martin Sheringham has indicated that he is willing to be nominated again. Nomination forms and rules are available on the table at the back. Nominations open on next Sunday 7th October and close on 14th October, 6pm. The election will take place at the Church Meeting on 22nd October, 2018.
Harvest Service Offerings – 7th October 2018
On Sunday 7th October, the offering from the harvest Festival services across all of our congregations will support the work of the Corsham Churches Foodbank and Tearfund. Non-perishable food items collected will be taken to the Foodbank. Our monetary offering will be sent to Tearfund to support the work of the Living Waters Church in Malawi where their EAGLES project is empowering rural subsistence farming communities to grow crops in a more sustainable way, as they seek to combat the adverse impact of climate change. Please do pray about how you can contribute towards this offering. 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 “HARVEST – TEARFUND”. When the offering is taken on the day, only the contents of the yellow envelopes, and loose cash/cheques will be included in the Harvest offering total. Blue envelopes will be treated as regular giving to the general work of the church. Please speak to Rob Durant (Rudloe), Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15) or Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15) should you wish to clarify these arrangements.
Please note our next Church Meeting will take place on Monday 22nd October at 8pm. Agenda and copies of the previous Church Meeting will be available on the table at the back of church on 21st October.
A day to inform leaders and members of churches, and to reflect on same sex attraction and how we can best support and reach those who are same sex attracted. This event will take place at Clevedon Baptist Church on October 25th. Places (which include a sandwich lunch) cost £20 per person. Please visit https://www.webassoc.org.uk/event/welcoming-without-affirming/ for more details.
Looking for a part time job? The WEBA, that CBC is part of, is looking for a part time Office Administrator at their office in Bristol. You can download the advert and application pack on the WEBA website.
Light Party – Wednesday 31st October 5-7pm
Helpers are needed for this event. Please sign up on the helpers’ sheet at the back of church. Areas where you can help: pray for the event, team leaders, musicians, registration and sign out, baking, set up, set down. Please speak to Rhiannon if you would like more information. Thank you.
Tanzania Mission Trip
This is taking place from 9th – 17th October. The following people will be going: Eddie and Kathy Larkman; Rhiannon and Tom Price; Rob Durant; Tim Stephenson; Megan Say; Julie King; Bex Larkman; Alan Homersley. Eddie will be delivering talks to the AIM missionaries, Alan will be taking care of the youth work and Rhiannon Price and her team will lead the children’s work. Please pray specifically for the following: travel arrangements and safety on the roads; activities – preaching, children and youth work; energy to do all this work and that the missionaries & children would be greatly blessed and refreshed by the visiting CBC team.
Rhiannon needs some newspaper to take to Tanzania for a craft activity. If you have any papers please could you put them in the box marked ‘Tanzania newspapers’ in the church lobby. Thank you.
2019 Africa Missions
A building trip to Sanga Sanga (spring 2019) and an AIM mission trip to Uganda (9-16 August) are in the planning stages; expressions of interest should be made to the office or congregational leaders.
Youth Weekend Away 26th-28th October – Help Needed!
We are looking to take a group of young people on our annual weekend away to a centre near Chepstow. To make this happen, we would really value practical help in the following ways:
(1) Individuals who are willing to help transport young people to and from the centre. We leave the church on Friday 26th at 4pm and leave the centre 3pm on Sunday 28th. If you can help please speak to Dan Ovens.
(2) Please pray for the weekend-that young people will deepen their relationship with God and one another.
Prayer for Unsaved Relatives
There is another opportunity to pray for your unsaved relatives on Wednesday October 3rd from 2.00-3.00pm in the church. Please speak to Helen Christie for further details.
Please note the Church Administrator is away until 12th Oct. Enquiries should be directed to the Operations Manager, Tim Stephenson. Thank you.