SUMMER ARRANGEMENTS CRECHE: During the summer holidays there will not be a supervised Crèche. However, parents are welcome to take their children into the foyer at any time during the Service, where toys will be available. Have a great summer!
PA IMPROVEMENT:Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the PA demonstration on Monday 16th July. For those of you not there, it was an informative evening where we were able to learn about some of the sound challenges at SBC and also to hear what an alternative system would sound like. Hearing is subjective, we all have different hearing and can pick up on different volumes and tones of sound and speech. Any change to the PA system will therefore benefit some more than others, but we are hopeful that a system similar to the one that Gareth Cox demonstrated would make it easier for everyone to hear the word of God and would especially benefit those whose hearing is not as good as others. We haven’t received a cost from Gareth yet, but we would expect it to cost in the region of £10,000-£12,000. This is a lot of money and we therefore wanted to give you as much notice as possible to be able to discuss the system with anyone that was there or is involved. Once we have received a quote and had an opportunity to review it we would hope to bring further details and a possible recommendation to the church meeting in September where the church members would have time to discuss it fully.If you do have any questions or feedback please speak to Richard Hiscox, Jane White or Andy Crossley.
BIBLE TEACHING IN MOZAMBIGQUE AND A NEW PROJECT IN THE WILDERNESS:Voice magazine from Feba is now available from the Gobal ~Action Team table in the vestibule. The new project is in a country where Christians are at risk, and there is much else of interest for you to discover in this short and quick to read magazine.
MARATHON: On September 22nd my wife and I are completing a walking marathon in London to help raise funds for The Brain Tumour Research Campaign. I’ve reached my target, but if you’d like to sponsor my wife, her charity page is: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jacqui-Mazur5
SUMMER SUNDAY CLUB: HELP URGENTLY NEEDED FROM PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN SUNDAY CLUB WHO DON’T USUALLY LEAD OR HELP IN SUNDAY CLUB!: The date we STILL need to cover is next week August 19th .Please let me know by email if you would like to serve our children in this way otherwise the children will remain in the service next week. Caroline Hubbard
ADVENTURE TOTS: reopen Thursday 13th September.
SHERINE, NORMAN AND KIMBERLY ROBINSON HAVE MOVED TO:
16 Peach Road, Westvale Park, Horley, Surrey, RH6 8NF,
Crèche: Meryl is standing down from organising the Crèche from September onwards. Please let Pauline Hiscox know if you would be happy to help in this way. There are 4 church members on the rota, which means that each person helps just once a month. If other friends would like to help, it would be even less! The crèche area needs to be set up before church each Sunday morning. Parents stay in the crèche with their children, so it is a lovely time to get to know them and make it a welcoming space. Refreshments are available and the service is usually relayed to our area. A three monthly rota needs to be provided to all helpers. Just let Meryl know if you would like more info. Thanks!
SAVE THE DAY!! Worship & the Word services will resume for the new term on the 2nd of September at 6.30 pm. Have a blessed and refreshed summer. Jane White and W&W team
CHANGE OF ADDRESS: from 4 July Tony and Frieda Wilkins, 16 Palmer Close, Bencurtis Park, Corkscrew Hill, West Wickham, BR4 9QT, tel as before 0208 916 9587
JULY/AUGUST INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the July/August double edition of INSight was Wednesday, 20 June. The magazine is available. The next issue will not be available until Sunday 2 September. Please send all contributions to email@example.com or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late items cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor.
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
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MESSY CHURCH @ St Mary’s Addington Wednesdays during the summer holidays 10am. Stay for lunch for £2. To book firstname.lastname@example.org
Sanderstead Bible Week (3pm & 8pm, 13-17 August, in All Saints Church: It is aimed for any Christian who wants to understand the Bible and their faith, better. The Speakers are all church leaders, from the Evangelical, Baptist, C of E and Vineyard Churches
Christian family concern: Fulltime, temporary housing support worker job opportunity
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