DECEMBER/JANUARY INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the December/January edition of INSight is WEDNESDAY 20 November. The magazine will be available on Sunday, 1 December. As this is a double issue the next INSight will not be published until Sunday 26 January.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
CHRISTMAS MARKET: On Saturday 30 November along The Broadway from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Support local people and buy food, drink and Christmas gifts.
WALKING TOGETHER: Join us for our next gentle stroll around Littleheath Woods on Sunday 1 December. We will meet at 3:00pm outside SBC. Come on your own, come with others, bring a friend -all welcome!! Just turn up, no need to let us know in advance. Be prepared for mud and uneven paths.
UMBRELLAS!: Following the recent wet weather we have a large number of umbrellas in the stand in entrance to the Foyer. Did you leave one behind and then wonder where it was? If you did please claim it!
TRAIDCRAFT: Fairtrade chocolate Advent calendars and other gifts and goodies are available from the Traidcraft stall after 17th November service.
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!
WINTER CONCERT: Soul Symphony are performing at Christ Church, Purley on Saturday 7 December, including some faces from SBC , so do go and support them.
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.
DEACONS ELECTION: Papers about the election are available TODAY for members not on email. If you cannot be at the members meeting on 18 November, please ask Theresa Nichols for a voting form in advance.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The Christmas lights are to be switched on in Selsdon on Friday 22 November at 5.00pm. If you would like to make a donation to this event, then please bring mince pies or wrapped chocolate biscuits bars to the downstairs kitchen by Sunday 17th November. If you are able to help with serving refreshments, please let Gillian Smith know. If you are willing to steward please give your name to Kathleen.
STAND STRONG TRAINING DAY: Are you a woman passionate about reaching our community? Then this training day will equip you to do just that. It is taking place at SBC on Saturday 30 November from 9:30am to 3:30pm and a light lunch will be provided. It costs just £10.00. Book online now at www.activateyourlife.org.uk or speak to Dawn Cox or Jane White .
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.
KITCHEN SUPERVISOR: Our kitchen supervisor, Sheila Hamilton, who lovingly ensures our kitchens are in order for the many uses we put them to, is currently waiting for a date for a hip operation. She has been told it will be soon. Would you be able to help while Sheila is out of action? This can be task shared so don’t be shy in offering help! Please speak to Kathleen Maddox or Sheila Hamilton for further details
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.
CHRISTMAS FAIR: Brighton Road Baptist Church from 12:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday
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.