FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT begins tomorrow Monday 24 February: Let's take this opportunity to think about the source of the products we buy and how we support producers when we choose to buy fairly traded goods. There will be a Traidcraft stall on Saturday, 14th March during Cathy Madavan's visit. If you are not attending the day but would like to order Fairtrade Easter Eggs or any other Traidcraft tems, please speak to Meryl Sweeting or Linda Wright.
BAPTISM CLASSES: will be beginning in early March. Please speak with Don Axcell or Trevor if you would like to find out more. Attending a class doesn’t mean that you are committing yourself to being baptised, but it could be a great opportunity for you to explore this next possible step in your journey of faith.
MARCH INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the March edition of INSight was Wednesday 19 February. The magazine will be available on Sunday 1 March. All contributions should be sent to email@example.com or left in the church office and let me know. Please note that late items cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor
BIBLE SOCIETY: There will be a Coffee Morning in aid of The Bible Society on Saturday 7 March from 10:30AM-12 noon at the East Croydon URC in Addiscombe Grove, CRO 5LP. There will also be cake and book stalls. We do hope that you can join us.
VOICE MAGAZINE FROM FEBA: Hearing the Christian gospel in your heart language is far more appealing and effective. Find out what this means and read inspiring stories of how God has transformed people’s lives in a variety of countries. Collect the magazine from the GAT rack in the foyer.
HELP NEEDED!: Weekend with Cathy Madavan, 14/15 March. We are having a special ladies’ day on the Saturday at 9.30 for 10am start. Friends are being asked to bring packed lunches but we would like to provide biscuits and cakes. If you are able to help in this way, please let Meryl know as soon as possible. We shall be very grateful. Thank you!
BRIGHTON MARATHON: International Needs have one available space at the Brighton Marathon on 19 March 2020. If you would like further information please speak to Kim Wright.
DENZIL’S MOBILE NUMBER: If you need to contact Denzil his mobile number is 07712 218846
DIRECTORY AMENDMENT: Directory details for Jane White were accidentally omitted from the printed 2020 church directories. They are included in the electronic copy that was emailed. Jane’s phone number is available in the list of deacons on page 1 if you need to contact her
FLOWER ROTA: We would appreciate donations towards the cost of flowers please, until the end of May at the moment. Many thanks for the past support. Joy Harris
ACTIVATE YOUR LIFE: Christian Women's conference. Tell others of the 'Night and Day' difference he made for you. Next year's dates will be 29 to 31 January 2021 Cranage, or Northampton 5 to 7 March 2021 If you're enthused then book ASAP for 2021, we have a code to get a £20 reduction for SBC. So, if you would like to be Activated! speak to Dawn Cox or Hilary Howard.
SLEEPOVER!: Our E3 Youth Group are having a sleepover on the 28 - 29 February in the youth room (Friday night/Saturday morning) If you want any further info please speak to Martin Wright
NEW DAYTIME HOME GROUP: We are exploring the possibility of setting up a new home group, which would meet during the day with the aim of catering for those in roles which make it difficult to attend an evening group. If you would be interested in attending or leading such a group, please speak with Trevor Neill or Andy Crossley.
CATHY MADAVAN WEEKEND 14/15 March: We hope everyone is looking forward to this weekend, all the ladies particularly to the Saturday. Let’s ALL support this event and, whatever your age, let’s make it a great day for the ladies of SBC and friends! We’ll all bring packed lunches but we need cakes/biscuits for coffee and tea times! If you feel able to help, please let Meryl know. We’re excited for all that God’s going to do, so please pray with us and come! Printed invitations will be coming soon with full details.
TURNING UP THE VOLUME ON JOY: Set some time aside to explore ways of finding more joy through times of input, silence, reflection and prayer on Saturday 21 March from 10:00am- 3:00pm at Christ Church Methodist Church, 114 Lower Addiscombe Road, CR0 6AD. The cost is £15.00 in advance. To book please contact Jane Day on 07917 812357.
CTSA LENT GROUPS 2020: All are welcome to join the Churches Together in Selsdon & Addington Lent Groups which start on the week beginning Monday, 2nd March 2020 for the five weeks up to Holy Week. For more info speak to Mark Ridgway.
FOOD BANK: SBC is now a referral centre for the New Addington Food Bank Please see Trevor or Martin for further details.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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. (If this is your frst visit, please fill in a registration form for your child and hand it in to Libby or your child’s teacher.)
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.
CHRISTIAN FAMILY CONCERN: Job vacancies. See notice board for flyer with details
BALLET MAGNIFICAT: Performance of Deliver Us - The Story of Moses at the Fairfield
Halls 7:30pm on 22 May 2020.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Praying for Zimbabwe, Friday 6 March, 1.30pm at St Mildred’s Church, Addiscombe, CR0 7EB. See notice board for more details
ST. CHRISTOPHERS: creating conversations in Croydon, see posters for details
NHS Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Dept’s Study Day Wednesday 24 June 2020
WINTERSHALL: see notice board for February newsletter
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.