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These announcements are not time specific - they are ongoing information about things that are available, or asking you to do, or not do, certain things!

STAMPS: Please remember to save the stamps to help raise funds for Baptist Home Mission which supports struggling churches.  Thank you for your magnificent effort this year.  I have already passed on three carrier bags stuffed full which is a lot of stamps. Stamps can be left in the red box on the Mission Table .  Thank you  Kay Holman

PRE SCHOOL OUTDOORS EQUIPMENT NOT TO BE PLAYED WITH ON A SUNDAY MORNING: Please could parents ask children not to play in the outside area beyond the large hall/Lasers room as the play equipment is getting damaged, left out in the rain and then rusting. We appreciate your co-operation and would ask anyone who sees children outside to call them in in. Thank you!

COUNSELLING SERVICE: open to all and run by Family Christian Concern. Please see notice board in the Foyer for further details.

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS: Elaine Funnell and Paul Burns will be pleased to receive these for pre school and our local scout group. Also Jo Wheeler for Brownies and Guides. Please leave in their pigeon holes.

EXPERIENCED CARE STAFF, domestic and kitchen staff required for Burrell Mead Residential Home in West Wickham.

Why not visit the CHURCH BOOKSTALL after the service for good quality second-hand books and greetings cards for sale. Proceeds go toward Church funds.

HOMEGROUP DETAILS:  If you would like to join a homegroup, leaflets giving up-to-date details of the homegroups currently meeting are available on the Welcome table.  Please take one.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  The church website often mentions events at the church and people involved in them. If for privacy reasons you don't want your name mentioned or a photo to appear, you should email the webmaster, Alan Bedford ,  with your name (and a photo so that you can easily be identified).  You may still be inadvertently included in a crowd scene, but can be removed on request.  In addition, if you do not want you or your family's photograph to appear in INSight, our monthly magazine, please let the editor know at  

Re-cycling - Glass, cans and tins can now be recycled in the kitchen, in the cupboard next to the dishwasher, but MUST be rinsed clean first. Please refrain from putting plastic cups or any non-paper-based items into the paper recycling boxes. There have been numerous plastic cups found in the bags when recycled.

Church groups/committees meeting offsite  -  If you are holding a meeting, eg Sunday Club, Evangelism Committee, etc, in a home please let the office know so that it can be noted in the diary to avoid a clash of meetings.  (This does not apply to home groups.)

Activity Bags are available for toddlers to use and enjoy in the services, and are at the entrances of both Selsdon Baptist Church Addington Road and Greenvale.  Please return after use.

Communion Services - To help accommodate people with allergies we are willing to provide some gluten-free bread for our communion services, if you let us know in advance of your requirements. Please contact Theresa Nichols to arrange this.

Coffee after Church (Addington Road): When going for coffee after the morning service it would be helpful if everyone could use the large square space in the foyer, or the Coffee Lounge, to chat, so that the  area between the door out of the sanctuary and the exit is kept free.  Thank you.

ROAD SAFETY  -  Please take care on the church drive – remember that it is used by both pedestrians and cars bringing disabled people to church. Keep a lookout for yourselves and your children.

Inspire  Copies of this magazine are available for £2 per year, contact the church office . The website at carries stacks more news stories, reviews, events, information, exclusive online competitions and features, and they’re updated on a daily basis.

If you would like to be notified when each week's notices are available on-line, please email     

Announcements - Current

CAROL SINGING: We are planning to sing at the foot of the Church Driveway one evening and distribute Christmas service information. Please sign up indicating which of the following dates you can do. The  date with most names will be selected! Tues 16th, Wed 17th or Thurs 18th December. If you had already signed up, please now add your best dates! Thank you

DECEMBER/JANUARY INSIGHT: The deadline for contributions for the December/January edition of INSight is Wednesday 19 November (magazine available Sunday 30 November).  Please note this is a double issue and the next one will not be available until Sunday 1 February.  Sorry - late articles cannot be included.

PARISH NURSE SURVEY: If you have had any Parish Nurse contact in the past and would like to give anonymous feedback, please see new Parish nurse noticeboard in the corridor between the toilets downstairs, or email:

WED 10-12 DEC 7.30-9.30PM: Trinity School is renowned for its Christmas shows and this year will be no different with a production of David Farr's The Nativity, a beautiful and moving account of the birth of Christ. Directed by Phil Mazur the show tells the story of Jesus' birth, with the use of mask, animation, contemporary music, dance, live action, and giant puppetry; literally in the case of Goliath. More info on the notice board

CHANGE TO THE EVENING 7-10PM: the quiz on November 29th to raise funds for the Youth trip to Uganda will now be held in the evening rather than on the Saturday afternoon.

All other information remains the same!

FRUITFULNESS RESOURCES: When Homegroups have finished with the DVDs please return to the Church Office so they can be stored as a central resource. If in use there is no rush!

FLOWER CALENDAR: the 2015 calendar for donating towards the Church flowers is now on the board in the foyer. Please put your name against your preferred date. New donators are most welcome and thank you for all the donations this year. Joy Harris

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!  If you are looking for a 2014 advent calendar for your children, the 2014 Real Advent Calendar is now available in Tesco (larger stores only), (the Christian bookshop), Traidcraft and CLC bookshops.  Other independent Christian bookshops may also be stocking them.  The calendar now comes with 25 Fairtrade Belgian chocolates, a line of the Christmas story behind each window and a 32 page Advent activity book.  £3.99.  If you would like further information, please speak to Linda Wright or Meryl Sweeting.

AASIA BIBI: Christian woman under sentence of death in Pakistan. Please see the Barnabas Fund for more information. If you are able to send a letter to the House of Commons in support of her please see letters in the foyer or print suggested wording direct from the website.

COME AND JOIN THE TODDLER TEAM! : We would love to expand and develop the work of the Mum's and Toddlers group that meet each Wednesday and Thursday morning in the church. It's a brilliant opportunity to meet people living in Selsdon.  If you think that you would be able to join the team we would love to talk to you.  Please see Hilary West, Nicci Eyles, Marilyn Newland or Diane.

CROYDON CITIZEN NEWSPAPER: available to collect

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: I would love to hear from anyone who would be willing to lead the entertainment for our guests on Christmas day. Please also let me know if you are able to help with transport either, bringing guests here for 12 noon or by taking them home at 3.30pm. Caroline Hubbard

GOLF BALLS TO FUNDRAISE: I am  offering golfers and theIr buddies a great deal, with all the proceeds going to either my favourite two charities (Water Aid and Toybox, a charity for street children in Guatemala etc) or towards the SBC young people's project to Uganda in July 2015 (the choice is yours). This leaves plenty of time to think of golf balls for birthday or Christmas gifts! The offer is: Excellent to very good condition: 10 for £4,  100 for £30,Variable/Mixed condition as they come;10 for £2,  100 for £15 Looking forward to some orders! Please contact Chris Richards for further information or any queries you may have. Tel: 8651 2124  e-mail:

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: We are delighted  that Pat Hebden has agreed to be host/co-ordinator alongside our cook  Magda  on Christmas day, Please let Caroline know if you are able to help by also attending, by driving guests or help clear away at the end.

ALPHA is in progress at the jubilee Cafe on Wednesdays. There is the opportunity to pray in the small room at Jubilee Cafe from 7pm on Alpha evenings on a come and go basis.

ROCK SOLID: Karen Crossley is looking for more helpers for the 11-14 yrs Rock Solid Sunday group. Please let us know if you can help, not leading but supporting the leader!

NEW ADDRESS: Eileen and Bres Barry moved homes last Friday to 25, Yew Tree Court, 79, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead, CR2 9LB. Their telephone number will be unchanged.

CHURCH FRONTAGE/VISIBILITY: Sylvia Boyes has offered to lead a small focus group to canvass people's views and to explore possible options with the object of presenting our thoughts to the diaconate. If you would like to contribute ideas and be part of a group who could do the 'groundwork' to see what possibilities may be available/acceptable please contact Sylvia on 020 8776 1751 email

STITCH'N'TIME: the group met Oct 1st in the coffee lounge 10.30-12 30. Please invite anyone interested in handicrafts to join us. We particularly invite those interested in learning to knit to join us over the next  few months. Dates: Oct 1st, November 5th and December 3rd.

VOICE - THE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE OF FEBA - is now on the GAT table for you to take.  This issue covers their media ministry in the Middle East, India, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.  Michael Barbour

AMENDMENT FOR YOUR DIRECTORY: the Harrisons email changed some time ago but you may not have updated your directory   It is

Prayer Diary for December now available

OUR MASTER'S  VOICE: When you sense God speaking to you a word of guidance, help, encouragement, assurance etc., if it is not confidential and is suitable for sharing, just fill one of the cards in the foyer or at GV, for display in the Prayer Room. This will be an encouragement to the fellowship as it demonstrates God's interest and concern for His people. It may be a scripture, a thought, a vision, a saying a verse of a song or even a prompting or answer to prayer. The cards will be displayed for one month from the date on the front as an indication of the way God is working amongst us.

PARISH NURSING Chatterbox  community social group 9.30 - meets in the coffee lounge 2nd Weds of month, Sunbeams/toddler group - Parish Nurse attends 2nd Weds of month in term time.

E3 YOUTH HOMEGROUP: - is every other week (at Colin and Sally-ann Jackson's House) - E3 Home-group for Rocksolid and Gravity, 7:30 until 9:00 puddings provided

THURSDAY MORNING GROUP: Thursday’s at 10:00. All are welcome.

SBC NOW HAS A TWITTER ACCOUNT: You can follow us at

EMAIL UPDATES: If you would like to receive the 6 monthly news/prayer letter from Paul and Su East  by email would you kindly send them your email ID (including those who have already expressed a wish to receive this mailing)  Please send your details to  


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QUIZ NIGHT NEXT SATURDAY 7.00-10PM Please sign up today, teams of 6-8, but if you can come without a full team we will place you with others on the evening! £5 each, Cake Sale and entertainment.

CHILD SPONSORSHIP: If you sponsor a child with International Needs please check to see if there is a letter in the pigeon holes for you

MINCEPIES AND REFRESHMENTS AFTER THE CAROL SERVICE: On Sunday December 21st. We need someone to coordinate this and helpers to serve. Please let Theresa know if you can serve the community in this way.

MUSIC MAGPIE: This is a fundraising opportunity for Uganda, please place your unwanted CDs, DVDs, electronic good and mobiles in the box in the foyer.

HIGHSTREET CHAPLAINCY: Once again we will be hosting a Christmas meal  Sat Dec 6th for all those who work in local shops and businesses. This is a brilliant way of serving those who work in our community. We serve a 3 course meal and there is a bit of a boogie too! We need a few more people to serve on the night and we need lots of puddings! If you are able to help with either/both, please email  or sign the sheet in foyer.

PARENTING COURSE AT SBC: ( weekly from Monday January 26th 2015) An informal 6- session course for parents and carers of children 0-5 years.  If you would be interested in: attending the course, helping with refreshments supporting a crèche please see Hilary W   

SIGN UP TO HELP AT ETC: Plans are underway for the youth event in February half term. Please see the time slots where help is needed 19th and 20th Feb 12-4pm and 7-9pm. Help is needed in the  rooms, with registration, security and committing to prayer.

LADIES EVENING FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 7.30pm: We'll be meeting at the home of Hilary and John West, for a relaxing evening.  Do you know anything about Nordic walking?  You will after this evening and maybe you will feel like getting two poles to help you on your way!  We'll also have a Christmas Quiz and some special eats!  Do join us for some fun and a chat!

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