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Notices This Week

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SELSDON REMEMBERS: A big thank you to everyone who has been involved in anyway. We have had lots of visitors of all ages and the whole set up and week itself has far exceeded hopes. There will be reports and photos to follow but thank you, it has been a tremendous demonstration of unity, creativity, prayer, sharing and a fantastic opportunity to welcome guests through our doors.

CHURCH DIRECTORY 2019: If you are a member of Selsdon Baptist Church, or if you attend regularly as a friend, don’t forget to check your details for the new Church Directory – proofs are in the foyer. Next Sunday, 18 November, is the last opportunity to make changes. Please note (1) when the Directory is completed it will be sent out by email, (2) only those who have put a ‘P’ beside their details will receive a printed copy.

TRAIDCRAFT: a Traidcraft stall available at the morning service on 18 November.

FRONT BANK PLANTING: We will be having a small working party to install plants on the front bank on Saturday 17th November starting at 10am. We need the assistance of a few able bodied folk to work on the steep slope. Some of our congregation have offered plants as they are being divided and if you have suitable plants to form good low level ground cover, could you please bring them to the church at around 10am on 17th or deliver them before then and place them either outside the back door to the downstairs lounge or on the front bank pathway behind the banner? Many thanks, Andy Crossley & Brian Reeves

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: we are delighted we have Fazal to cook for this event. We are ready to send out invites BUT in order for the Christmas Day lunch to go ahead, we will need another SBC volunteer to be within the team of people helping on Christmas day. We have a good number of helpers from the community and Pat Hebden hosting with help from Ann Chandler but we do need another SBC representative! We will also need help with transport and entertainment. Please let me know as soon as possible if you plan to help here on 25th December. Thank you Caroline Hubbard

THANK YOU’S: from Catherine Reeves thank you for prayers and concern over recent weeks during my eye problems. It is lovely to be able to see again with both eyes and I praise God for his goodness and the skill of our doctors and surgeons.
Thank you for the love and prayers and support for Geoff and myself and for the overwhelming and humbling response in cards, phonecalls and flowers for my family and I on his death. God Bless you all Ann.

SHELTER: Please contact John & Pat Hasell if you would like to help with the Cold Weather Shelter on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings in February/ March. Thank you to those who have already offered their services. We are always pleased to welcome new volunteers. So if this is something you’d like to help with please let us know. We need people for the following: getting mattresses out of the loft, making the beds, laying the tables, welcoming, teas and coffees, cooking meals, washing up, breakfast and cleaning on the Friday mornings, taking mattresses back up to the loft and washing of bedclothes. We shall be creating the rota in the next week or so. Please get in touch. Thank you. 

SHOE BOX APPEAL: shoe boxes should be delivered by 11th November, however if you still need to complete yours, please drop off before they are collected on Tuesday 13th at 10am.

Notices - Current

brought forward from previous weeks

DEACONS ELECTION: Printed copies of a letter about this year’s deacons election are available 11th November for those Church Members not on email.

THANK YOU: to everyone for their prayers, cards, and messages, during my recovery from pneumonia.I have now returned to work on a phased return and I am hopeful that my energy levels will continue to increase over the coming weeks/months.

Laura Haghparast

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON: Friday November 23rd 5.00pm. Please let Caroline know if you are able to help with stewarding this year. We also require mince pies and wrapped chocolate biscuits to serve to the local community. Please leave in the kitchen downstairs

HARVEST THANK YOU: for gifts of food, from the Croydon Refugee Day Centre. Please see letter of thanks on the noticeboard in the foyer. In the last 3 weeks, the centre has welcomed 122 new guests including over 40 children.

WOMAN TO WOMAN CONFERENCE: with Premier Radio and hosted by Maria Rodrigues.

Take time out from the busyness of everyday life to join thousand women for an amazing day of testimony, teaching, worship and prayer. The theme for the conference is 'Be Real', as we hear inspiring stories, listen to testimonies and experience great worship led by Lou Fellingham. Early bird offer for the day and evening is £44.00, however if we can get a group of 10, then we can go for £38.50. Day runs from 10-5pm and the evening 7-9pm. Venue is Westminster Central Hall, London. Let me know if you would like to go and I will book after half term on Monday 5th November. Jo Lines

GOD ANSWERS PRAYER AND LIVES ARE TRANSFORMED RADIO, LISTENERS TELL US: This is basically the message contained in the latest magazine of Feba, which you can pick up from the brochure rack in the vestibule.

HOME GROUP NOTES: are available in foyer. Everyone is welcome to take for personal study at home.

INSIGHT: If you would like to contribute an article, book review, thoughts or something of interest to Insight at any time please email above. Articles will be included subject to space in each publication.

NOVEMBER INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the November edition of INSight was Wednesday, 17 October. The magazine is available. Please send all contributions to or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late items cannot be included.Thank you. Eleanor.

THE WISDOM HOUSE LIVE: On Wednesday 14 November at 7:30pm, Rob Parsons, best-selling author and Chief Executive of Care for the Family will be speaking at New Life Christian Centre in Croydon. During the evening, Rob will share his wisdom and experience on a variety of issues, reflecting on how we can learn from both our triumphs and our failures. More information and booking details can be found at: 

ADVENTURE TOTS: Thursdays 10-11.30am. We invite pre-schoolers, parents and carers to our weekly term time programme including different activities, craft, snacks, story and song time. A place to meet and make new friends. Alison Harrison

CRECHE: Please note that Viv Sharpe is kindly taking over the organisation of our Sunday morning crèche from September. If you would like to help in crèche, please let Viv know. It's a great opportunity to get to know parents and our youngest children and, at the moment, means you would need to take a turn just once every four weeks. She'd love to hear from you! Thanks, Meryl 

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

On our Noticeboard:-

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Finance manager Central London with Pilgrims Friend Society,  International Needs IN Family Co-Ordinator 28 hrs per week. See job description on board.

ARCHBISHOP BEN KWASHI: is visiting West Croydon BC Tuesday 20 Nov 7.30pm. See poster for more info

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Mary’s Church, Addington Village 10 November 10-4pm and 11 Nov 11-3pm, see poster for more info

JOURNEYING TOGETHER: a day event to equip and support single parents taking place at Streatham Baptist Church by care for the family. November 17th 9.30am-3.30pm

The conference will focus on the following areas:  

• Parenting children with additional needs

• Looking after ourselves and dating again

• Finding our identity

• Handling anger in the family

• Money Matters

• Starting up a business


View our church Diary. Click on any item for more details


First Aiders

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.