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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-
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-
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
Church groups/committees meeting offsite -
Activity Bags are available for toddlers to use and enjoy in the services, and are at the entrances. Please return after use.
Communion Services -
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.
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LETTER FOR MEMBERS TO TAKE TODAY (7th February)
JAZZ EVENING: If you have been given tickets for our jazz evening but haven't yet paid, please see Meryl asap! All proceeds from the ticket sales will be given to the Christian charity, Embrace the Middle East. Many thanks!
THE INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING FOR CHRISTIANS: is a 25 hour part time course run by Spurgeon's College. It could be useful to you if you are involved in helping others in your church, or if you use counselling skills in your work, or you just want to learn how to listen effectively. The course takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm: March: 9th, 16th, April: 20th, 27th, May: 4th, 11th, June: 18th, 25th. Cost: £200. The course is open to all. For more information email the Admissions Department ( ) or call 020 8653 0850, or apply now using the online application form at http://www.spurgeons.ac.uk/introcouns.
WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Friday 4th March: This Year's Theme is Praying for Cuba. There will be services at Sanderstead Methodist Church, Limpsfield Road at 10.30am and Croydon Minster at 1.30pm
SPACE FOR 1 BIKE REQUIRED: I need to find garage space to store my road bicycle, preferable in the Sanderstead / Selsdon area. Happy to pay rent if necessary and assist in creating space if required. If you can help please contact Colin Jackson on 07793-
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SELSDON RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION 90TH BIRTHDAY: A celebration will be held at SBC on 16th April 3.30pm.Everyone is welcome so please call Linda Morris to confirm attendance 020 8651 4010 or email
CHANGE OF EMAIL ADDRESS:
CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Sandra Morris has moved and her new address is 51 Balliol Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1PQ Tel 0208 301 3003
VOICE MAGAZINE Spring edition: The effectiveness of IraqFM, community radio in Nepal and hospital radio in Zimbabwe are all featured in this latest edition of Feba's magazine, together with an opportunity to pray regularly for the ministry.
TRAINEE LEADER/GAP YEAR: Activity Instructor and Discipleship Training by the sea at CYE For more info www.cye.org.uk/vacancies.html
CANCER RESEARCH: I am doing a sponsored walk on May 28th in aid of cancer research. I will be walking 100km from London to Brighton in memory of John knightly. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone would sponsor me. You can do so by going to Maggie's page at www.justgiving.com/walkingforresearch or you can text a donation by texting UNPM68 and the donation amount to 70070. Thank you Maggie Steer.
AN EVENING OF GOSPEL AND JAZZ: Saturday 27 February 7.30. We hope to serve light refreshments during the interval (coffee/tea and biscuits). If anyone would be happy to help in this way, please speak to Meryl, who will be very grateful. Thank you!
LENT GROUPS: 'Another story must begin!' based on Les Miserables, week beginning Monday February 15th, for 5 weeks. Please sign up on sheets in the foyer by January 31st.
WE ARE SHORT OF DONATIONS FOR THE CHURCH FLOWERS: particularly in the next few months. If you feel you can help please add your name to the flower calendar. Thank you for your support.
International Needs is holding its final concert (due to theatre rebuilding) at Fairfield Halls at 7.30pm on Sat 13th Feb 2015 to help raise funds for maternal care projects. The Croydon Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Darrell Davison, will present an evening of Valentine's Classics including Romeo & Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Bolero, Bartered Bride Overture and Grieg's piano concerto. The event is sponsored by Pi Consulting.
Please purchase your tickets at Fairfield Halls box office 020 8688 9291 or via their website www.fairfield.co.uk
International Needs would like to invite you to a complimentary pre-
Please make your buffet reservation by telephoning International Needs 01883 331332 or by emailing Helen at
We look forward to seeing you there, and updating you on International Needs.
JO WHEELER: With immediate effect my new email address is .
ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES: Emmanuel Church Hall every Tuesday and Thursday morning for women in our local area. The classes are friendly and tailored to help women become used to life in Britain, as well as improving their confidence and language skills in everyday conversation, and make friends. There is childcare and the classes cost £1. Term-
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET: to save any postage stamps (UK or overseas) from Christmas cards and parcels. They can all be used to raise funds for Baptist Home Mission and enable small churches in the U.K.to continue to remain open in needy areas. Sometimes churches are unable to afford maintenance on their buildings or to organise outreach projects in the local area to serve their local community. Last year over £6000 was raised from stamps etc. Please put your stamps into the red box on the Mission table in the foyer or hand them directly to me. Thank you so much. Kay Holman.
PARABLES FOR PILGRIMS: looking at the relevance of parables today. So far we have enjoyed looking at the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan. The date of the next session is 8 March from 3-
CHERISH WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: For more info please see Kathleen Maddox
FEBRUARY INSIGHT: The deadline for articles was Wednesday, 20 January. The magazine will be available on Sunday 31 January. Please send contributions for the next issue to or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late submissions cannot be included.