Newsletter 13th December 2015

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Priory Street Carol Service

Our Carols by Candlelight service will be held next Sunday night at 6pm at Priory Street followed by tea/coffee and mince pies. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Rudloe Carol Service

The Rudloe congregation is having their carol service on the 19th December at the Rudloe Community Centre at 6.45pm. It would be wonderful if some of our Priory Street worshippers attended this event to swell numbers and make a joyful noise! Also, does anyone have any outdoor lanterns/lights that can be borrowed for this event? Please contact Louise in the office or Rob.

Ladies’ Christmas Event, 14th December

Tomorrow evening from 7.30pm; soup and pudding £4; talk by Sharon; we will also be showing a short dvd. Ladies, this is our time of oasis and reflection on the birth of our Saviour before we get caught up in the business of all the preparation we have to do.  Please sign up at the back!!

Midweek Service

Our MWS on 16th December at 2pm is a service of traditional Carols and Readings led by Eric Seager and followed by home-made refreshments.

Connected

For our next gathering (Sat 19th Dec, 8-10pm), we’ll be ordering a Chinese take-away from Hong Kong House in Corsham. No online menu is available, so please either get a menu from Beth, or get your own menu. Please place your order either via Connected@CBC Facebook page, or via Beth’s email beth.r.mills@googlemail.com by Friday 18th. Thank you!

Christmas Cards for Persecuted Believers

These are available in the porch. Please send with a verse of encouragement and prayer. See “Connect & Encourage” www.csw.org.uk. Next to the cards are Open Doors’ leaflets re their appeal for the Iraq/Syrian Churches. “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Heb 13:3

Grace Place

Be sure you get on the blog and read Anne and Hannah’s contributions to choices they have made with a Gospel mindset. It will inspire and encourage you!

Bath Women’s Conference, 23rd April, 2016

There will be a Bath Women’s Conference (under The South West Gospel Partnership) on Saturday 23rd April 2016 from 10am-4.15pm at Kingswood School, Bath. Tickets are £15 each. Anne Holmes would like to make a booking for the ladies of CBC by the end of December as tickets will sell fast for this event. Please sign up at the back if you would like to attend! Speak to Anne for more details.

Church Directory 2016

Please complete a contact sheet for the church directory. Even if you were listed in the 2015 directory, please complete a new form and indicate on the form the service you normally attend (ie. Rudloe, 9.15am, 11.15am, 6pm, midweek service). Please note, one sheet per family, only provide contact information you are happy to share and please write very clearly so there are no mistakes in the final production! Leave form in the box at the back. Thank you!

Mobile Phone

Does anyone have an old, simple smart phone that they no longer want?  If so, please speak to Helen Christie as the old prayer chain mobile is not working very well and we would like to replace it.  Many thanks.

Giving to CBC: blue envelope scheme

Blue Offering envelopes for 2016 are now available from our treasurer, Michael Prior. If you like to give weekly to CBC by cash or cheque, one way of doing so is by putting a blue envelope into the offering bag, with your offering in it . These envelopes are dated weekly and have a reference number on them. The reference number is particularly useful if you are a Gift-Aid giver, as the number enables the treasurer to identify you when claiming the gift-aid.

Christmas 2015

As we have done in many previous years, please use the boards at the back to pin on your Christmas card to CBC folk. Please also take a few CBC Christmas fliers, as well as the Churches of Corsham leaflet, to give to friends, family, neighbours and invite them to services over this festive period.

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ study, 9.30am in the Hut; Ladies’ Christmas meal, 7.30pm

Wednesday: Morning prayer meeting 7.15am; Midweek carol service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group 10.00am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre 7pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer, 8.30am; Rudloe carol service, 6.45pm; Connected, 8pm

…Coming up…

20th December: Carols by candlelight, 6pm

22nd December: Corsham town carol service in the High Street, 6.45pm

24th December: Christmas eve service, 6pm

25th December: Christmas day, 10am family service

27th December: One service at Priory Street at 10am and no evening service