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Notices - This Week

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Notices This Week

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PRAYER TEAM MINISTRY Everybody interested in the Prayer Team is invited to a briefing meeting in the Church Lounge at 8pm on Wednesday next 23rd January. We shall be looking at the principles we need to observe and sharing ways of helping those in various forms of need through the instrument of prayer. You do not need to be a member of the prayer team to attend but if you feel you would like to know more please do join us. There is an agenda for the meeting available from Brian Reeves.

VACANCY – CHURCH MANAGER: As agreed by the recent Church Meeting, SBC is looking to appoint a paid, part-time (16-20 hours pw) Church Manager. An outline of the role is posted on noticeboards at church and will be in the February Insight. Applicants must be in membership at SBC or willing to become an active church member. Details and application forms available from Theresa Nichols, Trevor Neill or David Foster. Closing date for applications is 24 February 2019.

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.

SONGS THAT WON THE WAR: if you have mislaid this book, it’s in the Music Room

NOTICES DEADLINE: From this week all items for the notices must be received by 12 noon on Thursday

LENT: Churches Together in Selsdon and Addington are looking for someone who might be able to help host one of their afternoon Lent groups, which will be meeting over a period of six weeks looking at studies based on the recent BBC drama series Broken.

THANK YOU FROM THE SALVATION ARMY NEW ADDINGTON: for the toys and other gifts collected in our Christmas appeal. They write: ‘We truly appreciate your help, and thank you sincerely for supporting us this year. We have already received feedback that many of those families who weren’t looking forward to Christmas and were bowled over by the parcels that we delivered to them and able to enjoy the Christmas celebrations as a result.’ A full copy of the letter can be found on the noticeboard in the church lounge.

IRENE HARDY’S FUNERAL DETAILS: There will be a service here on Friday 25 January 1.30pm followed by committal at Croydon Crematorium at 3pm.

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

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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. 

NOTICES: Please send any news to

I am popping into the office weekly for the month of January and will check my email intermittently, however for any urgent response please email the general office email or call the office on 020 8651 4308. Thank you Caroline Hubbard

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

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.

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!

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 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:-

QUESTIONS ABOUT CANCER?: Step on board, no appointment necessary. Come and talk to Macmillan Cancer Support friendly specialists. Monday 28 January 10am-5.30pm, Outside Barclays Bank 1 North End Croydon. See flier for other dates and locations


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First Aiders

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.