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Notices This Week

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SPRING FORWARD: Please be reminded that the clocks go forward 1 hour next week,25th March  so we look forward to seeing you at 10.30am new time for our morning worship!

APRIL INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the April edition of INSight is Wednesday, 21 March. The magazine will be available on Sunday, 1 April. Please send all contributions to or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late items cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor.

FRONT BANK: Re-arranged front bank work party on Saturday 24th March at 10:30 – half an hour later to allow more park runners to help.

PAINTING FOR HOLIDAY AT HOME: Calling painters who would like to assist with scenery-making for Holiday at Home. Pat Hasell will be organising some painting workshops soon. If you enjoy painting and scenery-making and would like to help, please contact Pat. Our theme this year is Castles and Palaces. Thank you

BIBLE SOCIETY: Due to the snow the annual March Morning Market for Bible Society had to be postponed. It has now been rescheduled as a ‘Coffee Morning and Spring Fair’ on Sat. 28 April. Venue still at the East Croydon URC. Book the morning now! 

Notices - Current

brought forward from previous weeks

THANK YOU: Brenda and family thank you for all your prayers, cards and kind words at this sad time. We thank all those who contributed in any way to make the Thanksgiving for Leslie’s life and the fellowship that followed, such a special and memorable occasion.

NEW ADDRESS: Gloria and Judith Ango, 20 The French apartments Lansdowne Road Purley CR8 2PH.

FOUND SPECTACLES: If you have lost a pair of mauve spectacles, these are in the G pigeon hole, along with other glasses found on the premises.

GOOD FRIDAY: We would appreciate some help preparing coffee and buttering Hot X buns from 9.30am on Good Friday. If you are able to help, or serve refreshments from 10.45, please let me know. Caroline and Paul Hubbard

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: this year running from Sunday 13- 19th May 2018. Could you host a Christian Aid lunch, afternoon tea, big breakfast, coffee morning or other event this year to raise money during this week. Please talk to Rob and Jo Lines to find out more.

CHURCH OUTING TO LITTLEHAMPTON: Fancy a fun day at the seaside with friends of all ages from the congregation. We have 2 coaches booked, departing from SBC at 9.00am on Saturday 7th July. The day should include: fun on the beach, byo picnic, treasure hunt/quiz, group ball games, cuppa at the beach cafe and whatever other fun you’d like! Be sure to buy your ticket early. £6 per head towards the cost of transport. Cash or cheques payable to Selsdon Baptist Church, available from Pauline Hiscox, Pauline Foster. We plan to depart from Littlehampton at 5.00pm. Further info from Martin.

BOSTON ROAD BC: Induction service for Reverend Josiah Anyinsah Sunday 18th March 10.30am

SOUP LUNCH: I am looking for volunteers to help wash up and pack away after the soup, bread and cheese lunch on 29th April. We have a team for set up and serving. Thank you Kim Wright 

CRECHE: The crèche for the youngest children now meets in the foyer, with one parent staying with each child. Refreshments are available and toys are put out in good time each Sunday morning. There is also a live link on the screen from the Service, although it's not always easy to listen but we definitely feel part of Church. If you feel you'd like to take a turn, getting to know parents and making families welcome, do let Meryl know. You may only need to help once every few weeks and it's a valuable time.

PRAYER CHAIN: prayer chain messages should go to Eleanor Axcell until further notice please .

WOMEN ALOUD NEXT EVENT: Clothes swap Friday 23rd March 7.30pm at Maggie’s home. Please bring 1 or more items of clothing, handbag, shoes or scarf etc and something to drink. Anything not swapped should be taken home with you!

VOICE MAGAZINE FROM FEBA: Copies of the latest edition are now waiting for you to pick up from the GAT table. They are only small, but tell about the huge variety in the support they give to ministries sharing the love of god by radio and other audio media according to the needs and restrictions in different countries.

SIERRA LEONE MARATHON 27 MAY 2018: We are currently offering an incredible £100 off all travel packages if you sign up and fundraise half of your target before 15th February 2018. All donations made before this time will be doubled by the UK government thanks to our Right to Learn Appeal, aiming to help 10,000 of the most vulnerable children in West Africa to go to school and learn

ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE: are running cafes for people to meet, drink tea, eat cake and discuss death in order ‘to increase awareness of death and to help enable people to make the most of their (finite) lives’ Dates and locations include Central Croydon at Café Giardino February 9th and March 9th 12.30-2.00pm  

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


HOMELESS SHELTER: Shelter 2018:(see Community Page) .The dates for SBC are: Thursday nights from 15th Feb to 22nd March. 

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


COUNSELLING SERVICE: here, at Selsdon Baptist Church, we offer a confidential counselling service in a safe and relaxed environment.For more information: call Jane on 07561 869620    

On our Noticeboard:-

Saint Cecilia Chorus of Banstead invites you to their next concert on 24th March at Christ Church, Christchurch Park, Sutton, SM2 5TN under the baton of their dynamic new conductor James Dixon.The programme has a French theme, and includes music by Faure and Durufle. More details can be found on the website


MISSIONS FELLOWSHIP DAY: Woodside Green Christian Centre, Sat 7th July 11-4.00pm

GATEWAY: formerly Woman’s Hour are celebrating 60th Anniversay with an afternoon tea on Tuesday 20th March 2.15pm, speaker Dr John Blanchard. To book tickets contact Alison Taylor, Sanderstead Evangelical Church

THE PASSION OF JESUS: live in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday, free performances 12 noon and 3.15pm Live stream too!


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