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NOVEMBER INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the November edition of INSight is Wednesday, 17 October. The magazine will be available on Sunday, 28 October. Please send all contributions to magazine@selsdonbaptist.org.uk or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late items cannot be included.Thank you. Eleanor.
If you would like to contribute an article, book review, thoughts or something of interest to Insight at any time please email above. Articles will be included subject to space in each publication.

HOLIDAY: Trevor will be on holiday so unavailable October 24-26th.

A REQUEST FOR TRENCH CAKES: We would be grateful for a number of people to make trench cakes as per the recipe below. We shall serve it to our exhibition visitors and let the school children see what cake made without egg tastes like. 
Ingredients: 8oz/225g plain flour, 4oz/110g margarine, 3oz/75g currants, 2 teasps cocoa, ½ teaspoon baking soda, 3oz/75g brown sugar, 1 teasp vinegar, ¼ pint milk. Optional extra flavourings: nutmeg, ginger, grated lemon zest.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a small cake tin (about 15-16 cm). Rub the margarine into the flour. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Dissolve the bicarb in the vinegar and milk. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and beat well. Pour into the tin. Bake in a moderate oven for about 1 hour. Just check it’s completely cooked through.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: we are delighted we have had someone offer to cook for this event. In order for the Christmas Day lunch to go ahead, we will need a team of people to help on Christmas day, with hosting & transporting. Please let me know as soon as possible if you plan to help here on 25th December. Thank you Caroline Hubbard

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brought forward from previous weeks

THANK YOU: I would like to say a very big thank you for all your prayer’s and support. Myself and James are very, very grateful for everyone’s concerns regarding Sophie and the baby. It was such a wonderful surprise on Sunday when I received the really beautiful flowers. This was very much appreciated after such a worrying week. God bless you all. Susan Stephenson. 

BOOKS: There are still some books on the table in the Foyer which were used for display at H@H that haven’t been collected. Please collect if you lent books.

"GO": Catherine Truman works in India through the organisation Interserve, Copies of the latest issue of Interserve's magazine "GO" are available by the pigeon holes for you to read more about their work. Please take one.

SELSDON REMEMBERS: If you would like to help by stewarding at this event, please sign up in the foyer. Monday 5th November – Saturday 10th November : the exhibition will be open to schools each morning, the general public 2.00- 4.00pm and Saturday morning, also evenings by arrangement. 

HARVEST: Sunday 14th October we will be collecting food again but this year we have some different requests. Please see items below which are in greatest need: Tinned fish, tinned meat and meat pies, Tins of tomatoes, Canned fruit, vegetables and potatoes. Cans of custard and rice pudding, squash, sugar, packets of instant mash and cartons of longlife milk. Food will be donated to West Croydon Refugee Day Centre and the Salvation Army run, food bank in New Addington

HOME GROUP NOTES: Notes are available following on from today’s bible readings, Home group leaders have been sent copies, but there are paper copies for anyone to take and reflect on.

THE WISDOM HOUSE LIVE: On Wednesday 14 November at 7:30pm, Rob Parsons, best-selling author and Chief Executive of Care for the Family will be speaking at New Life Christian Centre in Croydon. During the evening, Rob will share his wisdom and experience on a variety of issues, reflecting on how we can learn from both our triumphs and our failures. More information and booking details can be found at: https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/events/other-events/the-wisdom-house-live 

ADVENTURE TOTS: Thursdays 10-11.30am. We invite pre-schoolers, parents and carers to our weekly term time programme including different activities, craft, snacks, story and song time. A place to meet and make new friends. Alison Harrison

CRECHE: Please note that Viv Sharpe is kindly taking over the organisation of our Sunday morning crèche from September. If you would like to help in crèche, please let Viv know. It's a great opportunity to get to know parents and our youngest children and, at the moment, means you would need to take a turn just once every four weeks. She'd love to hear from you! Thanks, Meryl 

COMMUNION BREAD: please be reminded bread served is always gluten free.

YOUR SPACE: Selsdon Baptist Church Community Counselling Service

Here, at Selsdon Baptist Church, we offer a confidential counselling service in a safe and relaxed environment. For more information: call 07561 869620 or 07718 189033

POSTAGE STAMPS: Please remember to save all of your postage stamps, British and overseas. These can be forwarded to help the work of Baptist Home Mission who support struggling Baptist churches with projects in the U.K. Stamps can be left in the red box on the Mission Table in the foyer or handed directly to me. Thanks in advance. Kay Holman

READING THE BIBLE PASSAGE IN OUR SERVICES: I am always looking for volunteers to read the Bible each week in our services. Please sign up on the sheet if this is something you enjoy or would be happy to do! I let you know the details in advance so that you can familiarise yourself with the verses. Thank you Caroline

On our Noticeboard:-

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Mary’s Church, Addington Village 10 November 10-4pm and 11 Nov 11-3pm, see poster for more info

ANTI-SLAVERY DAY: join us for a discussion and spoken word poetry event 6.30-8.30pm Tuesday 16th October, run by Croydon Community against trafficking.

PRAISE PARTY SINGLES SEMINAR: Sat 27 Oct New Life Christian Centre, guest speaker, fun and refreshments. Eventbright or email singles@newlifecroydon.co.uk

JOURNEYING TOGETHER: a day event to equip and support single parents taking place at Streatham Baptist Church by care for the family. November 17th 9.30am-3.30pm

The conference will focus on the following areas:  

• Parenting children with additional needs

• Looking after ourselves and dating again

• Finding our identity

• Handling anger in the family

• Money Matters

• Starting up a business

CAP MONEY COURSE: at Christ Church, Brighton Road Purley. The course will be run over 3 weekly sessions starting on Monday 22nd October at 7:00pm.


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First Aiders

A number of folk  have successfully completed the ‘First Aid at Work’ training . You can see them in the photo . Our church First Aid Officer is Brian Sharp (back row, second from the right) , with Mark Ridgway (back row, third from the right) as his deputy. Others who completed the training are: Charis Adu-Kwapong, David Canning, Alison Harrison, Beth Hill, Sally-ann Jackson, Marilyn Newland, Katie Travers and Karl Yabsley.