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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.

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Announcements - Current


WE DID IT!!: Rebecca and I successfully completed the 10K Race For Life last Sunday. Rebecca came 4th in spite of having a migraine the Friday before the race. To date we have raised over £200. Thank you very much to those of you who sponsored us. Joy Harris

KESWICK CONVENTION: The Radio 4 service at 8.10 on Sunday 26 July will come from the Convention. Do listen if you are able.

MICKY WHEELER SAYS THANK YOU! Thanks to all who kindly sponsored me recently via I ran the Stockholm marathon in 4.09 and have raised over £800 for which Jo and the Guides are very grateful. There's still time to donate. Thanks again Micky

CAKE TINS: If you have left a Cake Tin or Tupperware box in the coffee bar, please collect it TODAY or it will be disposed of.

FOYER NOTICE BOARD: if you display a notice on the notice board in the Foyer, please will you write on it the date that you displayed it. It can then be taken down after an appropriate time. Thank you

CRECHE: If you enjoy the company of young children, would you like to help in Creche occasionally on a Sunday morning from September?  We are very short of helpers and, if there are more friends on the rota, it means your help may only be needed once in six weeks!  Do your children make use of the Creche?  If so, maybe you would be willing to help occasionally?  Please speak to Meryl, who would be extremely pleased to hear from you!  Thank you!

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Tracy, Jamie and Josh McArthur have moved to 61 Lusted Hall Lane, Tatsfield, Westerham, TN16 2NW. Tel 01959 467081

SUNDAY CLUB: Thank you to those who have volunteered to lead-we now just need a helper on  9 August. Please  email Caroline if you are able to  help with these sessions. Caroline will respond w/c 21st July after her holiday. We like to give our regular leaders a few weeks off in the summer. Material is provided for those who are willing to co-ordinate a week in the summer!

NEW ADDRESS: Pat Hebden moved on 9 July. Her new address is 14 Huntingfield, Croydon CR0 9BA, phone number unchanged.

SOME OF US may remember Csilla Cseke from Romania, who used to attend our church about five years ago.  She and her husband, Gabi, are very pleased to tell us that Csilla gave birth to a baby girl, Rubinka, on 1 July, a sister for Artur.  All the family are doing well.

THE STALEY'S HAVE MOVED: We would like to say a huge thank you to all our dear friends at SBC, for all your friendship, support and prayer over the last 27 years. We will miss you and never forget the overwhelming love you showed us in good times and difficult times. We trust the Lord will bless you greatly as you move forward with a new team. Our details: 22 Tasmania Way, Eastbourne, BN23 5PA. Peter and Oliver


HOLIDAY AT HOME: is fast approaching and we need help as outlined in INsight for June pages 6 and 7. We would very much value individual people or couples to volunteer to prepare parts of the display. If you can help please see or email Brian Reeves.

CRECHE: If you enjoy the company of young children, would you like to help in Creche occasionally on a Sunday morning from September?  We are very short of helpers and, if there are more friends on the rota, it means your help may only be needed once in six weeks!  Do your children make use of the Creche?  If so, maybe you would be willing to help occasionally?  Please speak to Meryl, who would be extremely pleased to hear from you!  Thank you!

JULY/AUGUST INSIGHT:  The magazine is available.  Please note that this is a double issue, after which the next INSight will not be available until Sunday 30 August.  Please send all contributions to or leave in the church office and let me know.  Regretfully, late submissions cannot be included.  Thank you.  Eleanor.

REV DR ROGER STANDING'S SERMON: is available on CD to collect from the foyer or to download at

CHURCH GARDENS: Do you look after part of the church flowerbeds, or do you work in the grounds? Did you take on a flowerbed some time in the past and now need to hand it on? Do you enjoy gardening and want to serve the Church in this way? PLEASE get in touch with Micky Wheeler or phone 020 8651 3657, so that he can co-ordinate the garden maintenance . We want our gardens to be honouring the God we proclaim!

TODDLER GROUP: We have an amazing toddler group meeting Wednesday & Thursday mornings and  have contact with approximately 16 young families for each session.  From September we will be short of helpers to keep this really important activity running.  If you could do either morning on a regular basis ( this could be monthly or fortnightly) please could you make contact,as soon as possible with Hilary West or Marilyn Newland.

Prayer Box in the Foyer. In addition to choosing to pray with a member of the Prayer Team in the Vestibule after the Sunday Morning Service there is now the option to place any prayer requests you may have in the Prayer Box in the Foyer. Such requests can be put in the box at any time during the week. You are invited to join available members of the Prayer Team to pray for those needing pastoral care and for any other prayer requests in the Vestibule 5 minutes after the end of each Sunday  Morning Service.  Brian Reeves

IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH WHILE FUNDRAISING FOR UGANDA: For a limited period only, Anne Handley, who is a qualified Massage Practitioner (Dip.MTI), is offering to donate 50% of the cost of each treatment to the Uganda Trip Fund. A full body massage (1 hour) costs £40, a Back, Neck & Shoulder massage (1/2 hour) costs £20.  This offer is only available between the following inclusive dates; 28th March - 20th April, 23rd May - 31st May, 18th July - 31st August 2015.  Treatments held at 12 Queenhill Road. Contact Anne on 07884 348695 to book your appointment or if you would like a gift voucher so you can treat friends or family.  

NEWSLETTER: If you wish to receive Paul and Su's newsletter  - the correct email address is:   

PARISH NURSING 2nd Weds of month, Sunbeams/toddler group - Parish Nurse attends in term time.

E3 YOUTH HOMEGROUP: - is every other week - E3 Home-group for Rocksolid and Gravity, 7:30 until 9:00

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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FAREWELL TO ADRIAN: On SATURDAY 29 AUGUST at 6pm we shall be saying farewell to Adrian and Rachel Clark at a family tea. Put the date in your diaries NOW!

SUMMER FUN DAYS: thank you to everyone who has helped in any way this week. It was a superb week and approximately 120 children EACH DAY have been blessed by attending. Around 50 toddlers, babies and their carers have had an equally super time in the large hall upstairs!

HOLIDAY AT HOME: will be preparing meals for 40 + people each day during first week of August. If you have food in either the church freezer or fridge, it would be helpful if you can remove it please by 30th July. Thank you.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS:  Steve and Claire Cottrell  - Our new address from 21st July is 25 Woodroffe Meadow, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3NX. email addresses remain the same. We would like to thank everyone for their love, kindness and support shown to us and the boys over the years.

ANNUAL CHURCH CLEAN UP: Please note that access to the church and halls will be very  limited during the week beginning Monday August 10th due to the kitchen, the  floors and the church carpet having a good clean. Any queries to Barbara Burns please.

FUNDRAISING: I am taking part in the Jubilee 10k this morning (Sunday) and am raising money to be shared between my Guide unit's trip to Switzerland and Cancer Research. If anyone would like to sponsor me I have a JustGiving page or you can see me at church next week. Thanks, Jo Wheeler

SUNDAY CLUB: Thank you to those who have volunteered to lead-we now just need a helper on 9 August. Please email Caroline if you are able to  help with this. Material is provided for those who are willing to help.  

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