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JULY/AUGUST INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the July/August double edition of INSight is Wednesday, 20 June. The magazine will be available on Sunday, 1 July. The next issue will not be available until Sunday 2 September. Please send all contributions to magazine@selsdonbaptist.org.uk or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late items cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor.

GETTING READY FOR TREVOR AND EMMA: Do you have a power hose we could borrow to clean up the patio at the Brent Road manse before our new minister moves in? Or even better could you volunteer your time to do the cleaning? Please speak to Theresa Nichols or Caroline Hubbard if you can help.

LITTER: Following our litter pick as part of the Change Day, I feel it would be good if we could continue to make a difference in our community by organising more litter picking in the future. If you know of an area in Selsdon which you feel could be improved by removing litter or clearing greenery, please speak to me. If you are interested in being involved, please let me know if you would be free during the week or on a Saturday. My email address is mj.barbour@yahoo.co.uk. Many thanks Jacqueline Barbour 

Notices - Current

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DATES FOR JUNE CRAFT AND SCENERY WORKSHOPS FOR HOLIDAY AT HOME: To be held at 103 Croham Valley Road. Please bring scissors. Refreshments provided. Tuesday 12th June 7:00-9:00, Thursday 14th June 7:00-9:00, Monday 18th June 1:00- 9:00 (afternoon and evening sessions)Tuesday 26th June 7:00-9:00 and Thursday 28th June 7:00-9:00

SUMMER SUNDAY CLUB: During the summer school holiday period we like to give our regular Sunday Club teachers and helpers a break. Therefore we need different volunteers to run 40min sessions for the children aged 5-11 years. These sessions can be of your own choice of a topic of your choice, or we have a DVD programme we follow that has suggestions, a story and message that you can follow. Additionally we have many resources that you can borrow to plan your session.These summer sessions are fun and not time consuming and we often hear those that have helped during the summer have enjoyed their week and benefitted as much as the children. During the summer sessions the children receive a drink and biscuit, there is a register and name badges to distribute so the time passes very quickly! The dates we need to cover are:July 29th,August 12th, August 19th,August 26th and finally September 2nd

Please let me know if you would like to serve our children in this way and your preferred date(s).Caroline Hubbard

ITEMS REQUESTED FOR LOAN: We would like to know please if you have any of the following items that we could borrow for Holiday at Home. We don’t need to receive the items just yet but it would really help to know what is available. Please get in touch if you have any of the following: Anything relevant to our ‘Castles and Palaces’ theme: Red, black or navy fabric for Ruth Gold and red fabric suitable for dressing ‘thrones’ for Pat Anything historical including costumes, artefacts, goblets and tankards, shields, armour, commemorative mugs, cutlery, books of royal weddings, coronations. Old kitchen equipment such as ceramic mixing bowls, canisters, anything from the ‘days gone by’ kitchen. Indoor croquet set, Tapestries, Posters, Anything royal. Please could you speak to Pat Hasell, Ruth Manson or Sylvia Boyes or any of the Holiday at Home team if you have any of these items to loan. Many thanks.

SUMMER FUN DAYS: Registration forms are now available. Please register and invite friends and family.

CHRISTIAN AID 2018: Thank you to everyone who helped in anyway with Christian Aid this year. So far the total amount we have raised as a church is £2450 (including gift Aid). Rob and I have valued all your support and generosity over the years we have been organising Christian Aid and look forward to supporting whoever takes over in due course! If you do have anymore envelopes to hand in then please hand them to Rob or Jo by the end of May. Thank you. 

CHURCH FRONT BANK. If any members of the congregation are dividing Sedum, Heuchera or other low level hardy perennial plants suitable for the front bank chalky soil please let Peter Cox, Andy Crossley or Brian Reeves know. Please do not bring them to church at this stage as we will need them to suit our planting schedule. Thank you. Brian Reeves.

ADVANCE NOTICE: The young people will be raising funds for the youth trip to Soul Survivor on Saturday 23rd June, washing cars 12noon – 3.00pm and then with a cake sale after the morning service 24th June. Please bring your cars on Saturday and come prepared on the Sunday!

PRAYER FOR OUR MUSLIM FRIENDS. Muslims celebrate 2 major festivals in May/June. Pray that Muslims, locally and nationally will come to know Jesus for who He really is. Ramadan, the month of fasting, runs from 15th May to 14th June., followed by the festival of Eid el Fitr on 14/15th June.

STAMPS: Thank you so much for donating so many stamps for Baptist Home Mission. I have posted two large packages of overseas stamps, all trimmed and sorted and have around 2 Kg of UK stamps. To save paying postage I would be very pleased to hear from anyone travelling through Aylesbury or visiting Baptist House in Didcot sometime as it would be helpful for them to be hand delivered. In the meantime please continue to collect more and leave them in the red box in the foyer or hand them directly to me. Thank you, Kay Holman.


In response to demand, Contact has increased the number of journeys to Sainsbury’s at Warlingham, and needs more escorts to help clients with their shopping. The buses start at the Contact office at Selsdon Community centre at 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10am on Wednesdays. The journey takes 1 hour each way and clients have 1 hour to do their shopping. If you think you can help or would like more information, please phone contact on 8651 4944 or pop into their office on the lower ground floor.

ADVENTURE TOTS: On Thursday mornings we have a great opportunity to make links and to engage with families in our community. Parents and grandparents bring their babies and toddlers to our Toddler group and share time with us. We have play time, snack time and a singing and story time. So many people have said that they look forward to coming. We are so blessed to have the premises, the resources, and so many people coming that we have really full sessions. We pray that we will be able to share God’s love by spending time with all who come and by offering them a safe, welcoming place to bring their children. We are desperately short of people to help. If you are able to help us in the kitchen, or with setting up, or with crafts or by sitting and having a chat every week or on a part time basis, we would love to hear from you. Please speak to Marilyn Newland or Alison Harrison.

HOLIDAY @ HOME: brochures are available in the Foyer. Please make sure the attached Consent form is returned with your booking

PRAYER CHAIN: messages can  be sent to Brenda Long please. 

CHURCH OUTING TO LITTLEHAMPTON: Fancy a fun day at the seaside with friends of all ages from the congregation. We have 2 coaches booked, departing from SBC at 9.00am on Saturday 7th July. The day should include: fun on the beach, byo picnic, treasure hunt/quiz, group ball games, cuppa at the beach cafe and whatever other fun you’d like! Be sure to buy your ticket early. £6 per head towards the cost of transport. Cash or cheques payable to Selsdon Baptist Church, available from Pauline Hiscox, Pauline Foster. We plan to depart from Littlehampton at 5.00pm. Further info from Martin.

CRECHE: The crèche for the youngest children now meets in the foyer, with one parent staying with each child. Refreshments are available and toys are put out in good time each Sunday morning. There is also a live link on the screen from the Service, although it's not always easy to listen but we definitely feel part of Church. If you feel you'd like to take a turn, getting to know parents and making families welcome, do let Meryl know. You may only need to help once every few weeks and it's a valuable time.

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


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    

On our Noticeboard:-

SELSDON PRIMARY SUMMER FAIR: Sat 30th June 12-4.00pm lots of fun activities including water zorbing, reptiles, emergency vehicles, BBQ and bar and live band!

BIG PICNIC and BIKE RIDE: Annual Faiths together in Croydon picnic in Parkhill Park from 2pm Sunday 24 June also 3 bike rides in honour of Jo Cox MP starting from Coulsdon, South Norwood and Wandle Park and finishing at the big picnic. Faiths Togeher in Croydon - Bike ride

CHRISTIANS IN SCIENCE: The evolution of consciousness. Tuesday 3rd July 2018 6.00pm doors open for 7.00pm talk. Christ Church Purley

CHORAL WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE: Jubilate choir 30 June St Matthew’s Church, Chichester Road, CR0 5NQ workshop £15, Performance £5 www.jubilatechoir.co.uk

THE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE: meeting at Epsom 8.00-9.15pm Thursday 21st June, 

The meetings will aim to encourage Christians to be confident and effective in taking a stand as salt and light in our nation. Senior Researcher Rhys Curnow and Public Affairs Assistant James Gillies will speak about concerns facing Christians today, such as: family, Gospel freedom and gender ideology

CARERS NEWS: May-July 2018

JUBILEE 10K Run: Sunday 1 July 2018 9.30am, running@croydon-Jubilee.co.uk


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