MEMBERS: for members not on email, please collect a letter from the table in the foyer.
HOLIDAY @ HOME: brochures are available in the Foyer. Please make sure the attached Consent form is returned with your booking
PRAYER CHAIN: messages can again be sent to Brenda Long please. Thank you to Eleanor for her help over recent weeks.
MOVEMENT OF EQUIPMENT: equipment is often moved for different services and events, but please do remember to move things back. A number of items were left in the flower room after last weekend which makes it difficult for the flower arrangers to work.
SOUTH ASIAN CONCERN: 5:17 Day of Prayer which will be on Saturday 28 April at St John's Church in Southall, London UB2 4DH. These days are organised by South Asian Concern with the name coming from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 and Paul's charge to 'pray continually'.During the day we will have six presentations - three about work in South Asia and three focusing on the UK. Each five-minute presentation will be followed by seventeen minutes of prayer. There will also be two sessions based around prayer stations and an 'open mic' time where anyone can share their own concerns. Our Biblical thought will be given by Paul East (one of our partners based in Herbertpur, India). The day will run from 10.30 am until 4.00 pm with drinks from 10.00 am and a vegetarian curry meal at lunch time. The easiest way to book is via our website www.southasianconcern.org/517-prayer-day. In order to cover the cost of the meal and the venue, we are asking people to contribute £10 per person. As we have to let the caterers know numbers, bookings close on Friday 20 April.
CARE FOR THE FAMILY: In a society that is predominantly digital, our children are growing up with a world of online possibility at their fingertips. It’s an exciting world for them to explore, but also a potentially dangerous one. As parents and carers it’s natural to want to protect our children from these dangers. So how can we ensure that our kids are safe without preventing them from accessing the many advantages?Power up your parenting for the online generation with Katharine and Philip at Connected – Confident Parenting in a Digital Age. Event running in Tonbridge 5th June and Wimbledon 6th June. See care for the family website for booking information.
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!
NEW ADDRESS: Gloria and Judith Ango, 20 The French apartments Lansdowne Road Purley CR8 2PH.
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.
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.
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 https://www.street-child.co.uk/.
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
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:-
Lantern arts centre: job opportunities – Artistic director, Operations manager, 18 hours per week. www.lanternarts.org/join-us.
JUBILEE 10K Run: Sunday 1 July 2018 9.30am, running@croydon-Jubilee.co.uk
SANDERSTEAD United Reformed Church SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS: 8th April, 3pm, Virgina Stone and pianist Timothy Sutton.
HOMESTART: Fliers and leaflets, please see article in upcoming Insight magazine
SURREY CHRISTIANS IN SCIENCE: SCIENCE & THE HISTORICITY OF THE BIBLE: 7.00pm April 17th at Christ Church
MISSIONS FELLOWSHIP DAY: Woodside Green Christian Centre, Sat 7th July 11-4.00pm
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