NOVEMBER INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the November edition of INSight was Wednesday, 18 October. The magazine will be available on Sunday, 29 October. 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.
HARVEST APPEAL: Thank you for all your donations of food and toiletries. These were gratefully received by the food bank and West Croydon Refugee centre. If you would like to contribute to the International Livelihoods programme, envelopes will be collected until 29th October . Please make cheques payable to International Needs.
NEW WINE WOMEN’S DAY: at Emmanuel Centre, London on Sat 11th Nov 9am-5pm with the theme "Saved, Strengthened, Sent". Cost £30. Please speak to Karen Harding if interested in attending.
NEW WINE MEN’S DAY: at High Wycombe on Sat 4th Nov 8.45am-4pm with the theme "Iron Sharpens Iron". Cost £22. Please speak to Paul H if interested in attending.
DEACONS ELECTION:A letter about this year’s deacons’ election has gone to all church members on email. Printed copies are available for members not on email to take TODAY. Closing date for returning nominations is 22 OCTOBER.
THANK YOU:for the lovely farewell for Jen and I. We had a lovely weekend and it was just so nice to eat together with the family one last time. We are so grateful for the time we had at SBC it will certainly not be forgotten. We want to say thank you for the gifts which were very generous from the church family! We have put the money towards some last bits in the house including a guest bed for the visitors that will hopefully be coming up to see us! Rob
SHEILA WOOLLACOTT’S FAMILY: send appreciation and thanks for SBC’s warm welcome at Sheila’s Thanksgiving Service on 28 September, and to those involved in the service and catering. They are grateful for the love and support Sheila received from the church.
FIREWORKS: After last year's success Friends of Selsdon Primary are pleased to host their 2nd Fireworks Display on Friday the 3rd November. Gates open at 5pm, with the display at 7pm, and the gates closing at 8pm. We will have Fun Fair Rides, a BBQ, a Bar, Safe Sparkler Zone, a Glow Stall, Fun & Games Stalls, and our Sweet Stall (including the ever popular Toffee Apples and candy floss). Advance tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children (under 3s free). These can be purchased from the school office from Friday 6th October. They can also be purchased online now from buytickets.at/friendsofselsdonprimary Limited tickets will be available to purchase on the gate, these are priced at £7 for adults, and £5 for children (under 3s free). Sparklers will be available to purchase in our 'Safe Zone'. Please note no sparklers, fireworks, alcohol or dogs to be brought to the display.
CHRISTIAN FAMILY CONCERN in South Croydon are one of the local charities we support financially as a church through our Community Support Fund. You can read all about their work in their Autumn 2017 Newsletter available on the table in the Foyer.
ADVANCE NOTICE LADIES EVENT: Morning stroll and bacon roll Sunday 19th November 8am
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.
FLOWERS: We are grateful to those who contribute towards the flowers each week.
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 U.K.to 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.
On our Noticeboard:-
SOUTH ASIAN CONCERN NEWSLETTER
THE NATIVITY: Aplay for all the family 13th—17th December www.wintershall-estate.com
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