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Notices This Week

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CHURCH MEMBERS MEETING: Wednesday 17 July 8pm. Printed papers for this meeting are available today for MEMBERS not on email to collect. To find out more about church membership please speak to Trevor Neill or Theresa Nichols.

CHOIR FESTIVAL: Come and enjoy a Spectacular Evening of Inspirational Music with Soul Symphony Choir and friends in a Choir Festival to raise money for Legacy, Croydon Youth Zone. This will be held at Emmanuel Church, Normanton Road, South Croydon, on Saturday 20th July at 6 pm.  Tickets are available at  They can also be purchased on the door.

Notices - Current

brought forward from previous weeks

MISSION TRIP TO SIERRA LEONE: You may have heard Amy (Davidson) tell us about her mission trip in November. We are looking forward to having a cake sale after church next Sunday morning, 14 July, to help raise funds for her. Please come prepared! If you are able to bring a container, that would be really helpful! Thank you! Amy’s homegroup.

TAIZE SERVICE: On Sunday 4 August at St Mary’s Church, Purley Oaks Road, South Croydon, CR2 0NY. Tea and cake at 3:00pm, service at 4:00pm with guests from the L’Arche Community.

60 YEARS OF FEBA: Read all about it! Feba recently held its Diamond Anniversary Celebration, at which I was privileged to be present. Although Voice magazine came out too soon to cover this, you can read about many wonderful events in Feba’s history as well as recent encouraging testimonies from listeners. Pick up your copy from the rack below the GAT notice board in the vestibule. Michael Barbour


CTSA Summer Family Ramble: The walk starts from The Mint pub in Banstead SM7 3DS at 10:15am on 20 July, meanders through Perrotts Farm and Banstead Woods and returns to the pub for lunch. Please pre-order food, you can see the menu on the pub website at, Please contact Mike McFarlane with any questions and your food order on 07764666764 no later than

Monday 15 July.

ALPHA COURSE: We still have about 6 weeks for which to find chefs for Alpha this Autumn. Many thanks to those people who have offered to cook a meal in the Autumn. We are currently working out the dates when each group will cook. If you have never cooked for a large group before but would like to get involved, food preparation guidelines are available and we will be happy to assist you with this. Please contact Phil Mazur and/ or Pat Hasell.

SCIENCE/FAITH: Ruth Jarman from Christian Climate Action, Green Christian & Operation Noah, will be speaking at Christ Church, Purley on Science/Faith on Tuesday 23 July at 7:00pm about issues that are increasingly relevant. The talk will last about 45 minutes with a 20 minute Q & A session to follow. Doors open at 6.00pm and the event is free but you can make a donation. Come and bring your friends! See the noticeboard for more details.

NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE BIBLE NEEDED: Do you have a Bible or a New Testament in a language other than English you could lend us for H@H next month. We would like to have a display about The Bible Society and its translation work. See Pat Hasell or Ruth Manson. 

JULY/AUGUST INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the July/August edition of INSight was Wednesday, 19 June. The magazine is now available . As this will be a double issue, the next edition will not be available until Sunday 1 September. Please send all contributions to or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late items cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor.

NOTICES: 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 and we want to avoid that happening! Kathleen Maddox

PRAYER CHAIN:Please note that all Prayer Chain messages should now be sent to Brenda Long

CROYDON REFUGEE DAY CENTRE: Are struggling for resources and demand is rising. They have totally run out of tinned tuna, tinned tomatoes and tinned fruit; and financial support has also started to drop. Any help in these areas is much appreciated. See letter on noticeboard for more details.

A MESSAGE FROM KEYVAN: Hello everyone. From my heart I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You for all the love, kindness and support you always gave me and when my case came to court. It was wonderful and I never forget it. Also, a big thank you to all those who prayed during that difficult time. Now I feel I can get on with my life and look forward to the future. God bless you. Keyvan.

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.

CVM MEN’S EVENT-THE FORGE: New Lodge Farm, Carshalton SM5 4BY on Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 September for Football and other sports, giant inflatables, evening comedian/testimony, live music, Zorbs, hog roast etc. Early bird rate till 31 July of £10. Free camping area, bring your own tent! See website The Forge Zone for more information.

HOLIDAY @ HOME : Brochures available.

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

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 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. 

ADVENTURE TOTS:  We would really like to have more volunteers to join our team. If you are able to help put out toys, sit and chat, sit at the welcome table, watch over the activity table, help with preparing drinks and snacks, or help with singing and story time we would love to hear from you. Please pray for us, and for all the toddlers and the grown-ups we are reaching out to. Marilyn and Libby

DIY odd jobs: occasionally some of our older folk need help with relatively simple DIY tasks,that a tradesman wouldn’t want to come out for. If you may be able to help, please let Ruth Manson know and she will call on you as and when needed! Likewise there are some folk who need lifts to Church activities occasionally or to Sunday services. Please let Ruth know if you would be willing to help in this way too.

INSIGHT: If you would like to contribute an article, book review, thoughts or something of interest to Insight at any time please email  to 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:

  • Creché Ages 0-4
  • Scramblers Reception, Years 1 & 2
  • God Squad School years 3 - 6
  • Rock Solid School years 7-9
  • Gravity School years 10-13

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.

FREE CHURCH CHOIR FESTIVAL – Guildford Cathedral – 12th October 2019

SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS at Sanderstead URC.  14th July at 3 pm.

CHRISTIAN JOBS: See poster in the foyer for details.

GREEN CHRISTIAN: Ruth Jarman will be speaking at Christ Church, Purley on Science/Faith on Tuesday 23 July at 7:00pm about issues that are increasingly relevant. The talk will last about 45 minutes with a 20 minute Q & A session to follow. Come and bring your friends! See the noticeboard for more details.


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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.