BRIDGING THE GAPS - BOOK LAUNCH: You are very welcome to join us for our minister, Trevor’s, book launch on Sunday 26 January from 6:30pmto 8:00pm. It will be an evening of conversation and song with special guest Andy Flannagan.
NEW DAYTIME HOME GROUP: We are exploring the possibility of setting up a new home group, which would meet during the day with the aim of catering for those in roles which make it difficult to attend an evening group. If you would be interested in attending or leading such a group, please speak with Trevor Neill or Andy Crossley.
OUR TABLE: Chinese food is on the menu at the next Our Table on Saturday 25 January from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This is a great way to meet people from Selsdon. Volunteers please speak to Kim, Sally-Ann or Evelyn
CATHY MADAVAN WEEKEND 14/15 March: We hope everyone is looking forward to this weekend, all the ladies particularly to the Saturday. Let’s ALL support this event and, whatever your age, let’s make it a great day for the ladies of SBC and friends! We’ll all bring packed lunches but we need cakes/biscuits for coffee and tea times! If you feel able to help, please let Meryl know. We’re excited for all that God’s going to do, so please pray with us and come! Printed invitations will be coming soon with full details.
TURNING UP THE VOLUME ON JOY: Set some time aside to explore ways of finding more joy through times of input, silence, reflection and prayer on Saturday 21 March from 10:00am- 3:00pm at Christ Church Methodist Church, 114 Lower Addiscombe Road, CR0 6AD. The cost is £15.00 in advance. To book please contact Jane Day on 07917 812357.
MESSY CATHEDRAL: At St Paul’s Cathedral, London on Saturday 1 February from
10:30am – 12:30pm. The morning kicks off with a range of creative craft, music, art and science activities. There's also the chance to pray creatively under the dome of the cathedral. This event is FREE but you will need to book your tickets via this Eventbrite link: bit.ly/messycath2020
FEBRUARY INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the February edition of INSight was Wednesday 15 January. The magazine will be available on Sunday 26 January. Please send all contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late items cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: There will be a united service at St Francis Church, Monkshill on Sunday 19 January at 3:00pm. All are welcome.
QUIZ NIGHT AND AUCTION: In aid of International Needs (Rob’s running the London Marathon) and World Challenge Expedition to Nepal (Naomi) at 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start on Saturday 1 February at Selsdon Baptist Church. Come as individuals or teams (max 8 in a team). Fun rounds to suit everyone and prizes for the winning teams. Tickets are £5 each. This is always a great night out! For more info or tickets speak to Rob or Jo Lines on 020 8657 7378 or email email@example.com
SLEEPOVER!: Our E3 Youth Group are having a sleepover on the 28 - 29 February in the youth room (Friday night/Saturday morning) If you want any further info please speak to Martin Wright.
FLOATING HOMELESS SHELTER: Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with this year’s Shelter. A draft rota is now available. Please check that you can do the dates we have put you down for. Also, if you offered to help and your name doesn’t appear on the rota, please contact us urgently. We still need people to cook a meal on two Thursday evenings: 12 and 19 March. Please get in touch if you can cook for about 20 people on either of these evenings. Thank you. Pat & John Hasell.
CTSA LENT GROUPS 2020: All are welcome to join the Churches Together in Selsdon & Addington Lent Groups which start on the week beginning Monday, 2nd March 2020 for the five weeks up to Holy Week. For more info speak to Mark Ridgway.
SOUTH ASIAN CONCERN: The Winter edition of the newsletter is now available in the Global Mission rack in the foyer. Please take a copy or subscribe by email
FOOD BANK: SBC is now a referral centre for the New Addington Food Bank Please see Trevor or Martin for further details.
NOTICES: Notices@selsdonbaptist.org.uk. Is the email address to use if you have items for the notice sheet. Your message may be missed and not included if you use any other email address, especially as I’m on holiday next week! Kathleen Maddox
NOTICES DEADLINE:To ease the pressure on those preparing notice sheets, the deadline for submission of items is 12 NOON on the preceding Thursday. Please make sure that any items you want included are with the office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by then.
PAPER RECYCLING: If you tend to have room in your recycling bin and would be able to take a sack of paper home on a weekly basis that would be very helpful. Please speak to Ros
VISITORS: If you are visiting or new to SBC, please pass your contact details to one of the stewards or the Ministry team. There are cards in the front of many of the chairs.
INSIGHT: If you would like to contribute an article, book review, thoughts or something of interest to Insight at any time please email to email@example.com or leave in the church office and let me know..Articles will be included subject to space in each publication..Thank you. Eleanor.
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
Sunday Morning Services
Children and young people usually leave after the first 20 minutes of a Sunday morning service. (If this is your frst visit, please fill in a registration form for your child and hand it in to Libby or your child’s teacher.)
They go to the following groups:
We also have: hearing loop, recordings of services (details available from the sound desk at the rear of the church), and coffee and tea served in the foyer.
Our services are sometimes live video streamed on Facebook. If you have any concerns about appearing on this please speak to someone on the sound desk.
On our Noticeboard:-
SOUTH EAST CANCER HELP CENTRE: Information about various fund raising activities.
CHRISTIAN JOBS: See poster in the foyer for details.
TRANSFORM CROYDON; United prayer event 8 January 2020 New Life Centre
CHRISTIAN FAMILY CONCERN: Job vacancies. See notice board for flyer with details
View our church Diary. Click on any item for more details
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.