ACCOMMODATION DISCUSSIONS: This coming September we are hopeful that SBC will have a new student youth worker. This we feel will be a blessing on the work we do and the Church as a whole. As part of the process of working with a student, we must consider if we could accommodate the student by them living in the home of one of our congregation. There will be many details to work through having someone joining you in your home, but we feel it will hold many benefits for both you and the student. I would like anyone who would be interested in serving the Church in this way to contact me, then together we can consider the details and prayerfully seek God within this opportunity. Martin Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org, 07715 660819)
REQUEST FROM PAUL AND SUE EAST: We have recently been given a car so that we can have use of a vehicle when we are in the UK.(we will begin to be here more from next year.) The issue is parking. Our daughter and family share our house in Croydon and the 2 spaces are taken up by their car and work van. Rutland Gardens is a tiny cul de sac of 14 houses and in spite of them having a parking permit there is normally very little chance of getting space to use it. The alternative is expensive meter parking, as they are near Tramlink. Challenge: We were wondering if there might be someone at SBC who had some parking space or garage to whom we could come to an arrangement for parking the car ? If you can offer a solution to the Easts please contact Paul on email@example.com
ORDINATION OF FORMER SBC MEMBER: Sue and Dave Richardson are very pleased to announce that their son Phil is being ordained into the ministry of the Anglican church at Coventry Cathedral on Saturday July 2nd (please check date with office) and will begin ministry as a curate at St Andrew’s Church, Coventry
SELSDON PRIMARY SCHOOL FAIR: Saturday 1st July 12-4.00pm. Arena with performances, refreshments, carnival games, bungee run and emergency vehicles!!
SUMMER EVENTS PRAYER BREAKFAST: Saturday 1st July 8.30– 10am followed by a brief training/briefing for helpers at Summer Fun Days. Everyone is welcome to join in prayer for all events happening across the summer. If you are involved at Summer Fun Days please try to prioritise this training after!
JULY/AUGUST INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the July/August edition of INSight was Wednesday, 21 June. The magazine will be available on Sunday, 2 July. Please note that there will not be a separate August edition, and the September issue will not be available until Sunday 27 August. Contributions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or left in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late items cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor.
SUMMER SUNDAY CLUB: Each year we arrange for children in Sunday club age 5-11 to meet together as one group. This allows Sunday club leaders and helpers ‘time off’ throughout the school holiday. However we do need different volunteers to run sessions from July 23rd— 3rd September ( excluding 20th August which is a family service) We usually follow a programme with DVD’s so help in planning is provided. Please let Caroline Hubbard know if you are able to lead or assist on any of the above dates! So far I have only received 1 offer of help!! Many thanks!
BREAKFAST: We would like to invite you all to join us on Sunday July 9th 2017 at 8:30am for a fried breakfast. Everyone is welcome, men, women and children. The only criteria is that you eat fried breakfast. We will be offering Eggs, Bacon, Toast, Mushrooms, Beans and Tomatoes. We will also be able to cater for special diets such as vegetarian/gluten free but still along the fried breakfast theme, along with tea and coffee. There will be a donations basket out for those that wish to donate towards the cost/future events. All you have to do is sign up on the sheet in the entrance of church. Any questions please speak to Debbie McMullen or Kim Wright
DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES: Please come along and join us for a family picnic in Lloyd park. Sunday 20th August 2017 1-3pm. All welcome, just bring your own picnic. We will have rounders, a parachute and other games to play. Please feel free to invite everyone. Especially those at summer fun days.If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask any of the Women Aloud team. If you would like to join us in arranging and planning any of our events we would love to have you.
SUMMER FUN DAYS REGISTRATION FORMS: These are now available, please do not forget to register your own children. Forms have been distributed to local schools and can also be downloaded from our website under forthcoming events. Summer Fun Days - Registration form is now available
GARDEN PARTY: All Seniors are warmly invited to a garden party at the home of Pat & John Hasell on 28th June from 2:30 till 5:00. If it rains we shall hold the event in the downstairs coffee lounge and foyer at the church. Those who require transport should contact Ros Wallis via the church office. This event replaces the June Tea at Three.
28TH MARATHON!: Friends, I'm going to be completing my 28th marathon on the night of September 23rd. I'm doing it to raise funds for Cancer research. If you'd like to help, please sponsor me at: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/phils-fundraising-page-7 Phil Mazur
Summer Fun Days - Registration form is now available
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: for Mike Potts - email@example.com
FLOWER ROTA: we are very grateful for the generous donations towards flowers through the year. There are some spaces in June and later months through 2017, so if you would like to donate financially towards the flowers please add your name to one of the gaps on the calendar, on the notice board or speak to Joy Harris. The flower team are happy to arrange the display for you, or you are welcome to do the arrangement if you wish.
HOLIDAY @ HOME BROCHURES: are now available so please invite friends and secure places for anyone who would like to come! See here.
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
DISH WASHER: After using please place trays back into machine as this leaves work tops clear for preparation and washing up. Thank you Sheila.
HOLIDAY @ HOME 2017 is planned to run from July 31 -August 6. If you are one of our regular volunteers, please make a note of the dates now. Thank you.
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:-
CLASSY TO CHEESY ENGLISH CHAMBER CHOIR: An evening of music at St John’s Church, Sat 1st July 7.30pm
THE LISTENING EAR: Woodside Bereavement service Silver Jubilee Thanksgiving Celebration, Saturday 22nd July 3.00pm St Matthew’s Church, Chichester Road.
TEA PARTY: St Paul’s URC Saturday 24th June 2-4pm
PRAISE PARTY SINGLES SUMMER BBQ: New Life Croydon 29 July 3-7pm Call Mirander 07828 396928 for tickets
QUIZ NIGHT: 22nd July 6.30-10pm at The Selsdon Centre to raise funds for Croydon Churches Floating Shelter for the homeless
SELSDON PRIMARY SCHOOL FAIR: Saturday 1st July 12-4.00pm
THE LONDON MISSION COLLECTIVE: JUSTONE 3-6PM SATURDAY 8th July at Emirates Stadium with J John www.justone.co.uk
DISCOVER ART ON YOUR DOORSTEP: Studios open in Surrey and West Kent 9-25th June 2017. For more info www.seos-art.org
1-3rd June 27 Greville Avenue
SELSDON COMMUNITY PICNIC LUNCH AND FUN & GAMES AFTERNOON: Run by SRA and 2ND Selsdon & Addington scouts at Selsdon Wood Car Park field. Sunday 9th July from midday.
ST CHRISTOPHER’S SERVICE OF CELEBRATION: at Southwark Cathedral Thursday July 20th 7pm
NETWORK FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY LAUNCHED BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE: mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE MUSIC WITH BALTIMORE USA BAND: All proceeds to Christians against povety
Friday 23rd June 7pm—10.30pm licensed bar and light refreshments. Christ Church, Purley
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