Notices for Sunday 9 May 2021

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This week

In-person services continue with increased capacity. Pre-booking is still required but please consider coming if you would like. You can book your family ticket (one per household) here – contact Cathy Simon if for any reason you are unable to book.

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • distancing rules of 1m plus mask apply.

Sunday Services

  • Church on the Screen @10am: If you prefer a more active service rather than simply watching, a warm welcome awaits from Rob and the team. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • Priory Street joint service @10am: ‬https://youtu.be/YbEXONceEGY. This week our worship will be recorded. Then we continue the Good News according to Mark brought by Eddie. You can read the passage : Mark 2:13-17 : here.
    • Please continue to pray for our preaching team as they prepare to bring God’s word to us week by week.
    • Next week (17 May) our worship will be recorded and Alan C will bring you Good News from Mark.

Zoom Junior Church

If you would like your child to participate in these sessions but haven’t done so already, please contact Rhiannon (childrensworker@corshambaptists.org or mob (in directory)) giving permission for them to join.

There are safeguarding rules that we need to adhere to and in the first place parental consent is required for your children to take part in these meetings.  Please could you send Rhiannon an email or text / message with the following (filling in the relevant information):

  • I give permission for …………… to interact on zoom.
  • I give permission for a leader to contact me (Parent’s name) by email/ phone/text for the purpose of  setting up these Zoom meetings.And then add your name.

Church Meeting 17 May

The Eventbrite tickets are now available for the Church Meeting on the 17th May

Please book here

It is essential to our church culture that we meet together to discern God’s will but if you are minimising contact due to Coronavirus it will be possible to participate online. However, to vote you will have to deliver that in person to the church within 30 minutes of the ballot opening. There will be someone to collect your vote outside so you don’t need to come into the building.

The agenda is now available and reports will be forthcoming within the next week.

Youth Matters

Incredible youth plans that you most definitely don’t want to miss hearing about so you can commit the young people of our church & community to God in prayer. 

  1. Youth Study Groups
  2. Youth Away Day:  After the Church on the Farm (6th June),
  3. Summer Camp: We are currently exploring two opportunities… 
  4. New Horizons:
    1. We are currently trying to organise a gathering for those finishing sixth form or college to give them a good send off before they explore new horizons.
    2. Two of our young leaders are currently making applications for an AIM Community Outreach Week – Reaching out from a church in the midlands situated in a community of people from a North African background.
    3. Year 6s face a big few months as they finish off in primary school & transition to secondary school as well as being eligible to tap into youth ministry. Dan is hoping to meet with the year 6s of Corsham Primary, by taking part in the schools Careers Week – explaining something of what he does, why & who can come. This presents opportunities to raise the profile of youth ministry. 
  5. Baptism Classes: We are about to begin some baptism classes to help a couple young people think through baptism. 
  6. Detached Youth Work: With schools work & outreach into the community campus still problematic, we are exploring possibilities around outreach to young people in Corsham. We’re looking at clothing & branding that will identify us – as we meet with young people where they are at & build ministry in the margins to young people unconnected with church life.

For more details, please Dan’s full article on the website which includes a list of points for prayer

Ark Children’s Service Sat 29 May 10:30

You are invited to book for The Ark children’s service at Corsham Baptist Church on Saturday 29th May, 10.30 for about half an hour.  There will be a take-home craft available. The service in church will be similar to normal with songs, Bible story and puppets.
We look forward to seeing you so much, but need to ask if masks could be worn by over 11s and hand gel on arrival, please. You will be allocated seats to ensure social distancing with socially distanced entry and exit too.  We would be grateful if you  don’t attend if you have any Covid symptoms. 

Click on the link here to get your tickets!

Souper Friday on Facebook

Souper Friday is now in Facebook! We want to reach local people who need support with food parcels, so if you’re on Facebook please ‘like’ the page and engage with the posts via likes/shares/comments. You can find the page here: www.facebook.com/souperfriday
If you have any questions about Facebook, feel free to contact Jasmine Warren.”

Activities during lockdown

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy Simon and/or Tim Stephenson by 12 noon on Friday