1st March 2015 newsletter

Louise,

Wec Prayer Day, 21st March

Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of this day, when we will be privileged to have David and Sue, experienced workers in the Middle East, as our main speakers. We are looking forward to an interesting and inspiring time of prayer and fellowship, starting at 10.00am with refreshments and finishing at 3.30pm.  Gill would appreciate some help in serving teas/coffees at various times and two or three home made cakes.  If anyone can help, please contact her. Thank you.

Compassion sponsors’ lunch – Sunday March 22nd

There will be a lunch following the Sunday morning service for all those who sponsor children through Compassion. After lunch a short video will be shown, followed by time to share ideas and pray for our sponsored children. Please sign the sheet at the back of church to help us with catering arrangements. For more information please see John & Rachael, or Roger & Hazel.

Men’s Curry Night

Ian is organising a men’s curry night on Monday 9th March 7.30pm here at the church, £7.50. Please contact Ian if you would like to attend.

*** Epic Explorers Easter Holiday Club ***

This year’s holiday club (5-11 year olds) will run from Tuesday 7th April – Friday 10th April, 10am-12.30pm daily.  Volunteers are needed to run this club, please pray about whether you would be able to help out in any way.  The areas we need help with are set up, worship, sound desk, projector, team leaders and helpers, registration and set design.  Please speak to Rhiannon if you have any questions.  There is a sign up sheet at the back of church so please put your name down. If you can only help for an hour, please do so.  Most importantly, please could you pray for this event, the children and people involved in this club. Thank you.

Craft Group

Do you have a craft or sewing skill you can share or something you would like to learn? Come and join CBC Craft Group on the first Saturday of the month from 10am–12.30 in the coffee hall. We are meeting again on Saturday 7th March. For more information contact Kathy or just pop in next Saturday and see what we are doing!

Midweek Service

The next midweek service will take place on Wednesday, 4th March, at 2pm. The text will be from Luke 10.1-24 with Eric leading and preaching. The service will be followed by tea/coffee and home-made cakes. Please speak to Eric for more information on these fortnightly services.

CBC Cooking Rota

We would like to establish a short term cooking rota service for new families, people just discharged from hospital or any who would benefit from this. We are looking for volunteers to cook and help serve in this way. Please contact Mike Blaikley on michaelblaikley@gmail.com if you would like to receive this service or if you could join the team of volunteers.

Saturday morning prayer

There is a prayer meeting every Saturday morning for the new work in Rudloe and for wider gospel expansion in Corsham. We meet in the hut at 8.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Vicar of Baghdad

Canon Andrew White is the priest in-charge of one of the world’s most beleaguered churches and the hardships faced by him and his congregation are almost intolerable. However, the resilience and faith of the Christians in Baghdad are an inspiration to us all and in spite of the repression, prejudice and persecution there is real hope and belief in the salvation to be found in Christ which is shared by us all.

The moving story of Canon Andrew White and his fellow Christians is told by the Rev. David Post in a one hour audio/visual presentation which reveals the challenges and difficulties of being a Christian in one of the most unstable countries in the world. Following his retirement, David visited St George’s Church, Baghdad and on his return to Britain he decided to travel the length and breadth of the country to highlight the work of the church to as many people as possible; his mode of transport is by bicycle.

David will be telling their story at St. Bartholomew’s church, Corsham on Tuesday 14th April at 7.30pm. The evening is free and refreshments will be served during the event. Please make it a date in your diary and come along to learn about and support the work of our fellow Christians in Iraq.

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am

Wednesday: Early morning prayer, 7.15am; Midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Mums ‘n Tots, 10am; Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion, 8.30am, The Hut; Craft Group, 10am

…Looking ahead…

9th March: Men’s curry night, 7pm

10th March: The Lunch Club, 12 noon

11th March: Prayer for Missions and Persecuted Church

18th March: Midweek service, 2pm

21st March: WEC Prayer Day at CBC – focus on the Middle East

22nd March: Nominations open for new deacons

28th March: The Ark, 10am

30th March: Ladies’ bible study, 7.30pm

1st April: Midweek service, 2pm

7th-10th April: Holiday Bible Club

12th April: Baptism service, 10.45am

14th April: The Vicar of Baghdad presentation, 7.30pm, St. Bart’s

18th April: Rob Durant induction service, 2pm Corsham Baptist Church, Priory Street

20th April: Annual Church Meeting