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BIBLE SOCIETY ADVENT CHALLENGE HAS BEGUN: Several Church members and families have committed to this challenge Join us to take on practical, Bible-inspired challenges in the run up to Christmas. Its not too late to sign up! Challenges include exercising patience, buying flowers or donating to a food bank. Each day you are emailed with a choice of 3 x themed challenges and a biblical reflection. Registering is easy at
MINCE PIES: We are collecting mince pies and wrapped chocolate biscuits for our Carol Service. Please leave in the kitchen downstairs.
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
HOLLY: If you are able to supply Holly for Sunday 17th Dec, please let Kim Wright know.
CHRISTMAS EVE: We will be setting the tables and decorating the halls, prepping vegetables etc for the Christmas Lunch, from 2.00pm on Christmas Eve, Please do just come along and help or let Caroline know if you are able!

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH DELIVERY: We would like to deliver a Christmas lunch to an older couple in the congregation, who are unable to travel to SBC on Christmas Day. Please let Caroline know if you are able to cook and deliver a meal for 2 to Ashburton Road CR0 on Christmas day.


TABLE DECORATIONS: We also require table decorations for the Christmas Day lunch. Please speak to caroline if this is something you could do.

THANK YOU: Derek Smith would like to thank all who prayed for him and sent cards, after hearing the news of his heart attack. I would like to thank all friends at SBC who prayed and supported me in different ways throughout the week. Derek has made a good recovery, trying to rest, but eager to get back to normal. Praise the Lord for answered prayers. Gillian Smith

CHRISTMAS PUBLICITY: I have put the sheet from last year in the foyer, please tick against your name if you are willing to deliver our publicity to the same homes as last year or cross out if you are unable to do so. There are some streets that are not yet covered so please add your name to a gap if you and your family would like to help! Ideally the publicity should be delivered between December 8th and 15th

SBC CHRISTMAS POSTBOX: open on Dec 3, 10 and 17 (morning only on 17th) Cards will be available for collection after the morning service on 17 December

SINGERS: Christmas is approaching fast. HELP! We hope to sing one song at the Carol Service on 17 December at 6.30pm so would welcome any singers to join us for practices on Thursdays November 30, December 7 and December 14 in the church at 8pm. Please speak to Pauline Richards for any further information.




HOMELESS SHELTER: Shelter 2018:(see Community Page) We shall shortly be organising the rota for Shelter 2018.The dates for SBC are: Thursday nights from 15th Feb to 22nd March. We shall need people to do: shopping, cooking, setting up, packed lunches, tea and coffee making, washing-up, breakfasts, cleaning, laundry and sleeping over. If you have helped before and would like to help again, please contact Pat and John Hasell. If you have never helped before but would like to do so, let us know and we will be pleased to tell you about how it all works. Thank you.

DECEMBER/JANUARY INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the December/January edition of INSight was Wednesday, 15 November. The magazine will be available on Sunday, 26 November. Please note that this is a double issue and the next one will not be available until Sunday 28 January. All contributions should be sent to or left in the church office (please let me know). Regretfully, late items cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor.


CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Folake Aboyade 26 Kennelwood Crescent New Addington Croydon CR0 0DQ Tel: 07984184475 (no landline)

BAPTISM: We are hoping to have a few very informal meetings to talk about Baptism. If you are considering being baptised, or just want to find out more, please contact Don and Eleanor Axcell. Attending these sessions does not commit you to being baptised.


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


CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Pat and John are willing to cook our Christmas Day Lunch for folk in the community who would otherwise be alone. However we really need an overall co-ordinator who will be here on Christmas Day. 12noon – 4.00pm If you feel able and would like to step into this role, or find out more please speak to Pat or Caroline Hubbard ( Caroline will do all the admin leading up to Christmas Day) We would also like volunteers to lead some entertainment for the guests and drivers to help with transport at 10am, 11.30am and 3.30pm. Thank you Caroline 


ADVANCE NOTICE: Women Aloud Taste of the Caribbean Sat 27th January 6pm.

FORGIVENESS, RECONCILIATION AND PEACE: You can read brilliant stories about these, along with other short articles about the work of partners of Feba in their latest voice magazine…and it won’t take you long! Pick up a copy from the GAT table by the window in the foyer.

FLOWERS: We are grateful to those who contribute towards the flowers each week. 

CRECHE Toys will be provided in the foyer at the front of the church each Sunday. Parents are welcome to take their pre-school children there and stay with them during the Service. They will be joined by a Church helper and refreshments will be available.

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    

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET: to save any postage stamps (UK or overseas).  They can all be used to raise funds for Baptist Home Mission and enable small churches in the continue to remain open in needy areas.  Sometimes churches are unable to afford maintenance on their buildings or to organise outreach projects in the local area to serve their local community.  Last year over £6000 was raised from stamps etc. Please put your stamps into the red box on the Mission table in the foyer or hand them directly to me.  Thank you so much.  Kay Holman.

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THE NATIVITY: A play for all the family 13th—17th December


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