CROYDON CHURCHES FLOATING SHELTER: We are about to organise the rota for the Homeless Shelter on Thursday evenings and early Friday mornings, from 13 February to 19 March 2020. If you’ve helped before and want to help again, or if it’s your first time to help please contact Pat & John Hasell. Jobs range from bed-making, sleeping -over, cooking, washing up, breakfast and cleaning. Please get in touch if you’re interested. Thank you. Pat & John xx
MESSAGE OF THANKS: Dear Church Family, thank you so much for all the kindness and concern shown to John and me during the illness and subsequent passing of my cousin Jean. We were so grateful for your prayers, cards and expressions of love. Pat Hasell
CUH CAROL SINGING: The chaplains and local community will be carol singing on the wards of Croydon University Hospital on Wednesday 18 December. If you would like to join in then meet at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start at St Barnabas Worship Centre outside the Woodcroft Road entrance to the hospital. More details on the notice board.
TAIZE SERVICE: At St Mary’s Church, Purley Oaks Road, CR2 0NY on Sunday 15 December at 5:00pm, an ecumenical service of candle lit song, prayer and contemplation. Tea and cake served before the service from 4:00pm
Wider Ministry : Peter Manson is preaching at Pawson’s Rd Baptist Church
CHRISTMAS GIFT: We will be handing out a small gift of seasonal fruit with a label giving notice of our Christmas services, to the community on the High Street. This should take one hour of our time. Tuesday 17 December at 3:00pm. If you are willing to help, please contact Gillian Smith 8657 4621.
THE CARERS SUPPORT CENTRE: which is located at 24 George Street, Croydon have received notification of a planning application to convert the offices above the Carers Support Centre into flats. This will severely restrict their valuable work and activities as well as other organisations in the building, such as Healthwatch Croydon. If anyone would like to comment, they can do so by visiting:
Voice magazine – The latest edition is now available from the Global Action team racks in the foyer. My favourite article is about North East Africa, where the average age is only 18! Feba’s partners are reaching out in creative ways with the good news of Jesus to people who know very little about Him There is plenty more, including some of Feba’s 60-year history, which is a testimony to God’s faithfulness. Michael Barbour
DECEMBER/JANUARY INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the December/January edition of INSight was WEDNESDAY 20 November. The magazine is now available. As this is a double issue the next INSight will not be published until Sunday 26 January. 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
INTERNATIONAL NEEDS: Copies of ‘invision’ the I-N magazine are available in the foyer. Do take one and read it to catch up on their latest news!
GOOD NEWS!: We give thanks to God that Rev Denzil Larbi has accepted our invitation to join SBC as an Associate Minister with focus on Evangelism. Please pray for Denzil and his present church as he serves out his remaining time there prior to joining us in February next year.
SUNDAY CLUB VOLUNTEERS WANTED: we have a vacancy for a teacher for the 5-7 age group (every 3 weeks) Please speak to Pauline Hiscox or Rosemary Stone if you can help.
FOOD BANK: SBC is now a referral centre for the New Addington Food Bank Please see Trevor or Martin for further details.
BAPTISM COURSE: Don Axcell will be running a Baptism course this Autumn for anyone thinking of being baptised or interested in finding out more about it. We plan to have a Baptism service on Sunday 5 January 2020. Get in touch with Trevor or Don to join the course.
NOTICES: Notices@selsdonbaptist.org.uk. Is the email address to use if you have items for the notice sheet. Your message may be missed and not included if you use any other email address, especially as I’m on holiday next week! Kathleen Maddox
MARATHON RUNNERS?: Ever wanted to run a marathon? Is now your time? In 2020 International Needs UK have places at both Brighton and London Marathons and we are looking for dedicated people to not only run for us but to be ambassadors of the work we do and raise funds. If this is you, then please do get in touch. Please contact Kim@ineeds.org.uk for an application form.
CATHY MADAVAN WEEKEND: On 14-15 March 2020. Please note this change in the date. The Saturday will be a special day for women (older teens upwards) and Cathy will also be speaking at the Sunday Morning Service. Even though a way ahead, please be praying for this special time and who you could invite! Call Chris Dean on 01883 723081 for further details.
HOME GROUPS NOTES: are available in the foyer for anyone who wishes to look further into the current sermon series. Copies also avaialable with the sermon audio files at http://www.selsdonbaptist.org.uk/Audio.html
NOTICES DEADLINE:To ease the pressure on those preparing notice sheets, the deadline for submission of items is 12 NOON on the preceding Thursday. Please make sure that any items you want included are with the office or emailed to email@example.com by then.
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
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.
INSIGHT: If you would like to contribute an article, book review, thoughts or something of interest to Insight at any time please email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Sunday Morning Services
Children and young people usually leave after the first 20 minutes of a Sunday morning service. They go to the following groups:
We also have: hearing loop, recordings of services (details available from the sound desk at the rear of the church), and coffee and tea served in the foyer.
Our services are sometimes live video streamed on Facebook. If you have any concerns about appearing on this please speak to someone on the sound desk.
On our Noticeboard:-
SOUTH EAST CANCER HELP CENTRE: Information about various fund raising activities.
CHRISTIAN JOBS: See poster in the foyer for details.
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.