CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Unfortunately we are unable to run the lunch this year as we did not have the full team that such an event requires. We do hope to do so again in the future. We have been advised the new café in the High Street will be offering a Lunch on Christmas Day for those who would otherwise be alone. More info to follow shortly.
SHELTER: The Shelter Rota is almost complete but we are in need of two people to put away tables & chairs, strip beds and put the mattresses back into the loft on Friday mornings from 7:00 till 8:00. Please let us know if you can help with these jobs. Thank you. John & Pat Hasell.
THANK YOUs: from Selsdon Residents association – to those who helped serve refreshments and helped to steward on the Friday when the lights were switched on in Selsdon. Our efforts were greatly appreciated.
TEARFUND: thank you for your generosity at our Harvest offering. A letter of thanks from Tearfund is on the noticeboard. £1165 was collected by SBC.
POPPY APPEAL: Following the collection of the second tin from your church today, I can confirm that the total for Selsdon Baptist Church this year is £302.50. Thanks to all your team for making such a great contribution to the British Legion this year.
CHRISTMAS CARD BOARD AND POSTBOX: write just one card to your friends at SBC and pin it to the Card board in the foyer. If you still want to send cards please use the postbox (for regular attendees only) which will be available from this Sunday until 16 December MORNING Only. Cards will be sorted and ready for collection after the morning service on 16 December. Please donate the money you save on cards or postage to our Christmas appeal Embrace the Middle East- see Insight for more info.
WORSHIP AT SBC: We are hoping to grow our worship team at SBC in the coming months, and would love to hear from anyone who would like to serve in this part of our church’s life. We would value the contributions of anyone who can sing or play an instrument, and also those who feel called to help with the leading of worship, with leading people in prayer or speaking to children and young people, and we want to offer a welcome to people who have experience in these areas as well as people who haven’t served in this way before but are open to serving in this way. Please speak with Trevor if you would like to know more about these possibilities.
CHURCH ADMINISTRATION: At our November Church Members’ Meeting we began a conversation about the possibility of a new role of ‘Church Manager,’ focussed on the areas of doing administration, welcome and communications. Over the next few weeks, the deacons hope to further develop these ideas before bringing a formal proposal to the January Members’ Meeting. If you have any feedback or ideas to contribute to this conversation, please speak with Trevor or Theresa. We would also like to train others in the updating and printing of the weekly notice sheet. Caroline is here to help, please let her know if you would like to learn!
ADVENTURE TOTS: We are planning to reopen 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
CAKE TINS: Please collect your tins from teas or trench cake thank you!
PLASTIC CUTLERY: we have some plastic cutlery that is not needed. If you would like it please speak to me before I dispose of it! Sheila Hamilton
SOUL SYMPHONY CONCERT: at SBC Saturday 8th December 6.30pm. Inspirational music and an opportunity to fundraise for the chosen charity We-Stap. Tickets are £10 or the early bird rate of £7 until 6/12/18 via ticket source or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
OFFICE COVER: We are looking for help to cover the Church office on Wednesdays 9.30-12.30. Please let Ros, Trevor or Theresa know if this is something you could help with, or if you would like to chat it through.
GOD ANSWERS PRAYER AND LIVES ARE TRANSFORMED RADIO, LISTENERS TELL US: This is basically the message contained in the latest magazine of Feba, which you can pick up from the brochure rack in the vestibule.
HOME GROUP NOTES: are available in foyer. Everyone is welcome to take for personal study at home.
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
On our Noticeboard:-
JOB OPPORTUNITY: International Needs IN Family Co-Ordinator 28 hrs per week. See job description on board.
PRAISE PARTY: Saturday 5th Jan 6-10.30pm NEW YEAR BALL, fun filled evening with entertainment, deancing and 2 course meal. www.newlifecroydon.co.uk
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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.