Notices for 29th January 2017

Louise,

Baptism and Dedication Services

We would like to offer a warm welcome to the family and friends of Joey and Emily Pillinger whose son, Ernie, is being dedicated today. We would also like to welcome those who have come along to witness the baptisms of Joe Rowe, Chris Sapiano and Kirstyn Lee.

Facebook: Blessing or Curse?

What are our children getting up to online? Is what they are doing safe? How can we stay informed and involved in a healthy way? Join Dan Ovens (Youth Pastor) for a Social Networking (that’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all that jazz) Seminar to explore together the blessings and dangers of the online world. Thursday 9th February at 7:30pm in the Church Hut. See Dan for more details.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next women’s bible study is taking place tomorrow night, 30th January at 7:30pm. Notes for this study are on the table at the back of the church. If you would like more information about these studies, please have a chat to Kathy Larkman or Anne Holmes.

Time for Two: Growing your marriage in Christian love

Marriage, like all good gardens, needs love and time to grow. Take time to enrich your marriage. Two teaching sessions on growing your marriage in Christian love, 7:30pm-9:00pm on Saturday 4th & 11th February at Priory Street. All couples are welcome, whether flourishing or struggling, married two years, 22 or 202 years! We’ll have tea/coffee, puddings and biblical teaching. Please let us know you’re coming by signing the sheet at the back.

Midweek Service

The next midweek service will be held this Wednesday 1st February at 2pm. The reading will be from Genesis 15. The service will be followed by tea/coffee and homemade cakes. Please speak to Eric Seager for more information about these services.

Craft Club

CBC Craft Group meet to share ideas, projects and the Gospel. Come to the next meeting on Sat Feb 4th 10am-12.30 in the church hall – new ladies very welcome – bring a friend, share coffee and cake and get to know someone new. The group are involved in making a quilt for our missionaries. You can help with this or bring your own project to do. See Kathy Ewins (9.15am) or Pam Mitchell (11.15am) for more information.

Grace Place

Ladies, please remember to visit our Grace Place blog which has articles and insights which will encourage and bless you… https://cbcgraceplace.wordpress.com/

Tanzania 2017

As you are probably aware we are planning another mission trip to Tanzania to help with the building project at the bible institute in Morogoro where Steve and Ruth Lancaster are currently serving.  The plan is to go during the last two weeks in June.  Anyone interested in attending or just curious to hear more is invited to come along to a meeting at CBC Priory Street on Friday 3rd February at 7:30 pm where we will remind ourselves of last year’s trip and talk about what we may be doing this year. Contact Stuart Little for more.

Chippenham Street Pastors

If you would like to find out more about Chippenham Street Pastors, please contact Elspeth Pitman. A new training course starts on the 1st February at Sheldon Road Methodist Church @ 7:30pm. Poster on back table with full information.

Gift to Bible Society

Bible Society want to thank CBC for the generous gift of £2,500.  The donation will be used to support the work of the Austrian Bible Society, who amongst other things work with churches, prisons, police and other missionary organizations like The Oasis in their support of refugees. Speak with Susan Wingrave at Church on the Green or Alan Kember at Priory Street for more information.

Distinctive

Anne Holmes will be making a booking for the Bath Women’s Conference 2017, “Distinctive”. It’s a day of bible teaching and fellowship run by South West Gospel Partnership.

Date: Saturday 25th March, 10am – 4.30pm.

Venue: Kingswood School, Bath

Tickets are £15 standard and £10 concession. If you would like to look at the conference in more detail, please visit Conference website –http://bathwomensconference.org or see the flyers at the back of the church.  Please let Anne know by 30th Jan if you would like to come along.

Open Discussion for 9:15am service

On 19th February at 4pm, there will be an open discussion regarding the 9:15am service so if you are part of this congregation you are welcome to come along and be part of the discussion. Speak to Eddie for more details.

…OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE…

Evening service teas

We are looking for someone in the 6pm service to do teas/coffees after the service on a monthly basis. One of the team has dropped out so we need some help. The commitment would be just one Sunday evening a month. Please contact Louise in the office or Terry Pollard. Thank you.

Cakes for the Cafe

Jude Davies has been doing a wonderful job at providing cakes for Cafe on the Green every Saturday for the last six months. It would however be easier if there were other bakers who would step up and help. If you are willing and able to bake cakes/scones etc. for this ministry, please contact Louise. Thank you.

Toddler Group

We are still looking for someone to take on the leadership of the Toddler Group on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Kathy Larkman if you feel this is a role which you could take on.

….This week….

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am; Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10am

Wednesday: Early morning prayer, 7:15am; midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm; Tanzania meeting, 7:30pm

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; Café on the Green, Rudloe, 2:30pm; Time for Two, 7:30pm

….Looking ahead….

9th Feb: Social Networking Seminar, 7:30pm

11th Feb: Time for Two, 7:30pm

15th Feb: Midweek service, 2pm

19th Feb: “open discussion” regarding 9:15am service, 4pm

20th Feb: Prayer for Missions and Persecuted Church

25th Feb: The Ark, 10am

26th Feb: Infant Dedication, 11:15am Emmeline Street

27th Feb: Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm