BRITISH SUMMER TIME: starts next weekend. Remember to put your clocks forward one hour next Saturday night (30 March)
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: for Ros Wallis, email@example.com
CONGRATULATIONS to Katie Travers and David Canning on their recent engagement.
SBC WOMEN ALOUD: An evening enjoying food, fun and friendship - and skittles! > Friday, 10 MAY, 7pm at Royal British Legion, Grub Street, Limpsfield, RH8 0SJ. £11.50 pp. Please put your name on the list in the foyer (even if you put your name on the previous ‘interested’ list) and give money to Hilary W or me sometime before that date. This makes for a really social and fun evening, so please Invite friends.
GOOD FRIDAY RE-ENACTMENT: Croydon Churches Forum are asking for volunteers to take part in this annual event. Please see notice board for details.
APRIL INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc. for the April edition of INSight is Wednesday, 20 March. The magazine will be available on Sunday, 31 March. 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.
CHRISTIAN BOOKS FOR GHANA: My neighbour has been very grateful for all the books that have been donated for the new library. The first shipment has been sent, but books, including children’s books, are always very welcome. Joy.
LOFT CLEARANCE: The next session has been fixed for Sat. 11th May. All volunteers welcome and also people with cars willing to transport rubbish to the tip. Speak to Martin Wright or Richard Hiscox if you can help.
SBC YOUTH FUNDRAISER: Afternoon tea on Sat. 6th April at 3pm. Cost £7 per person.
WOMEN ALOUD Cathy Madavan is coming to Waverley Abbey for the day on 9th July and will be talking on ‘Living on Purpose’, The price of our women’s days are £32.50 or the early bird price is £29.25 which expires on 14th May. Lunch is included in the price. The days generally run from 9-4pm but more details on that will come out shortly. If you are interested in attending please speak to Jo Lines
BIBLE SOCIETY: Sincere thanks to those who donated goods or money towards the March Morning Market and Coffee Morning. Especial thanks to those who gave their time and attended. We have raised over £440 for the ongoing work of Bible Society.
Our next event will be the annual sponsored walk. This will be on Saturday 21 September. Walkers - please make a note of the date! Barbara Burns.
‘OUR TABLE’: Come and eat with us at SBC – Saturday 27th April - 6pm to 8pm. Further details from Sally-Ann Jackson or Kim Wright.
WHAT IS Feba, AND WHAT DOES IT DO? The latest edition of voice magazine includes a potted history of the Christian media organisation as it celebrates its 60th birthday. Other articles in this quick and easy to read magazine feature ministry to women in an area where they are 2nd class citizens, and broadcasts by pop-up radio bringing life-saving information in disaster zones. Pick up your copy from the Global Action Team rack in the vestibule.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Remmy Ahebwa, Amaya and Liam Broom have moved to 3 Quail Gardens, Selsdon Vale, South Croydon CR2 8TF.
FAMILY PLAY EVENT: Libby is organising an event from 28th – 30th May and need a team of volunteers to help. Please see her for details if you can assist.
HOME GROUPS NOTES: are available in the foyer for anyone who wishes to look further into the current sermon series. Copies also avaialable with the sermon audio files at http://www.selsdonbaptist.org.uk/Audio.html
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 email@example.com by then.
FLOWER ROTA: this looks quite bare at the moment. If you feel you would like to donate money towards the flowers please add your name to the calendar. Many thanks.
CROYDON CONNECT: An opportunity for those aged 18 to late 30s to meet together, build relationships, receive teaching, and grow in faith. Three evenings are planned - 8pm Friday 25th Jan at Selsdon Baptist Church, 8pm Friday 22nd February at Croham Road Baptist Church, and 8pm Friday 29th March at Purley Baptist Church. Refreshments provided, trips to local pubs after where the conversations will continue. Contact Adam White for more details: 07557 472963
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.
ADVENTURE TOTS: We reopened the Wednesday Toddler session on Wednesday 9th January. We would really like to have more volunteers to join our team. If you are able to help put out toys, sit and chat, sit at the welcome table, watch over the activity table, help with preparing drinks and snacks, or help with singing and story time we would love to hear from you. Please pray for us, and for all the toddlers and the grown-ups we are reaching out to. Marilyn and Libby
DIY odd jobs: occasionally some of our older folk need help with relatively simple DIY tasks,that a tradesman wouldn’t want to come out for. If you may be able to help, please let Ruth Manson know and she will call on you as and when needed! Likewise there are some folk who need lifts to Church activities occasionally or to Sunday services. Please let Ruth know if you would be willing to help in this way too.
INSIGHT: If you would like to contribute an article, book review, thoughts or something of interest to Insight at any time please email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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:-
GENES, FREE WILL & HUMAN IDENTITY: Talk by Professor Keith Fox MA, MPhil ,PhD, at Christ Church, Purley –March 26th at 7.00pm.
SOUTH EAST CANCER HELP CENTRE: Information about various fund raising activities.
RAISING FAITH TOUR: starting 30th April. – at Orpington 1st May and Wimbledon 2nd May.
FREE CHURCH CHOIR FESTIVAL – Guildford Cathedral – 12th October 2019
CHILD BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR – Wednesday 15th May – Jurys Inn Hotel. See letter from Croydon Churches Forum
SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS at Sanderstead URC. 7th April and 14th July at 3 pm.
PRAISE PARTY MOVIE NIGHT @ New Life Christian Centre. Sat. 23rd March. 6.30pm – 9.00pm. Cost £6.
STANDING TOGETHER RALLY in Trafalgar Square – Sat. 6th April
KIDS PRAISE PARTY (Croydon Churches Forum): Sat. 30th March at Praise House
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.