DEACONS ELECTION: Printed copies of a letter about this year’s deacons election are available 11th November for those Church Members not on email.
THANK YOU: to everyone for their prayers, cards, and messages, during my recovery from pneumonia.I have now returned to work on a phased return and I am hopeful that my energy levels will continue to increase over the coming weeks/months.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON: Friday November 23rd 5.00pm. Please let Caroline know if you are able to help with stewarding this year. We also require mince pies and wrapped chocolate biscuits to serve to the local community. Please leave in the kitchen downstairs
HARVEST THANK YOU: for gifts of food, from the Croydon Refugee Day Centre. Please see letter of thanks on the noticeboard in the foyer. In the last 3 weeks, the centre has welcomed 122 new guests including over 40 children.
WOMAN TO WOMAN CONFERENCE: with Premier Radio and hosted by Maria Rodrigues.
Take time out from the busyness of everyday life to join thousand women for an amazing day of testimony, teaching, worship and prayer. The theme for the conference is 'Be Real', as we hear inspiring stories, listen to testimonies and experience great worship led by Lou Fellingham. Early bird offer for the day and evening is £44.00, however if we can get a group of 10, then we can go for £38.50. Day runs from 10-5pm and the evening 7-9pm. Venue is Westminster Central Hall, London. Let me know if you would like to go and I will book after half term on Monday 5th November. Jo Lines
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 above. Articles will be included subject to space in each publication.
NOVEMBER INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the November edition of INSight was Wednesday, 17 October. The magazine is available. 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.
THE WISDOM HOUSE LIVE: On Wednesday 14 November at 7:30pm, Rob Parsons, best-selling author and Chief Executive of Care for the Family will be speaking at New Life Christian Centre in Croydon. During the evening, Rob will share his wisdom and experience on a variety of issues, reflecting on how we can learn from both our triumphs and our failures. More information and booking details can be found at: https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/events/other-events/the-wisdom-house-live
ADVENTURE TOTS: Thursdays 10-11.30am. We invite pre-schoolers, parents and carers to our weekly term time programme including different activities, craft, snacks, story and song time. A place to meet and make new friends. Alison Harrison
CRECHE: Please note that Viv Sharpe is kindly taking over the organisation of our Sunday morning crèche from September. If you would like to help in crèche, please let Viv know. It's a great opportunity to get to know parents and our youngest children and, at the moment, means you would need to take a turn just once every four weeks. She'd love to hear from you! Thanks, Meryl
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: Finance manager Central London with Pilgrims Friend Society, International Needs IN Family Co-Ordinator 28 hrs per week. See job description on board.
ARCHBISHOP BEN KWASHI: is visiting West Croydon BC Tuesday 20 Nov 7.30pm. See poster for more info
FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Mary’s Church, Addington Village 10 November 10-4pm and 11 Nov 11-3pm, see poster for more info
JOURNEYING TOGETHER: a day event to equip and support single parents taking place at Streatham Baptist Church by care for the family. November 17th 9.30am-3.30pm
The conference will focus on the following areas:
• Parenting children with additional needs
• Looking after ourselves and dating again
• Finding our identity
• Handling anger in the family
• Money Matters
• Starting up a business
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.