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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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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.


CTSA SUMMER WALK: Sat 11th July around Edenbridge. See details in coffee lounge.

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!

SUMMER SUNDAY CLUB: Please speak to Caroline if you are able to run or help with a session this summer. 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! There are 6 weeks to cover from July 26- August 30th.

JULY/AUGUST INSIGHT:  The magazine will be available on Sunday, 28 June.  Please note that this will be 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.

IMOGEN AND HER GRANDMA: would like say a big thank you to everyone who supported their Cream Tea last Sunday.  The magnificent sum of £362 was raised for the Uganda Fund.  Thank you also the the awesome Trudy and John Bigwood for giving us the use of there beautiful garden. The weather was kind to us and the sun shone throughout the afternoon.  I understand that the fund has now reached it's target so thank you all at SBC for your generosity and we wish all those going to Uganda a safe and happy trip. Sheila Hamilton

HOLIDAY AT HOME WORKSHOP EVENINGS: for anyone who would like to help, July 6, 9,13,21 at Pat's from 7.00-9.00pm. We shall be making seaside style wall decorations for the hall and lounge. Please bring your own scissors!

INSPIRING STORIES of hope and faith from Nepal, Iraq, Bangladesh and elsewhere are to be found in the latest edition of Voice magazine from Feba.  This and the prayer diary for June-August are on the GAT table in the vestibule.

RACE FOR LIFE: I am running on July 12th. If you feel able to make a donation you can at www.justgiving/joyharris or I have a sponsor from. Thank you Joy Harris

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!

CTSA SAFARI SUPPER HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED: Friday July 3rd 7pm, £7.50. please contact caroline for tickets.

GARDEN PARTY FOR SENIORS: All seniors are invited to Pats on Wednesday 1st July 2.30-5.00pm, 103 Croham Valley Road, CR2 7JH. which replaces June Tea @ 3. contact the Church office if transport is required and if poor weather on the day, the garden party will take place at SBC Church lounge!

REGISTRATION FORMS FOR SUMMER FUNDAYS ARE NOW AVAILABLE: Please register your children and your grandchildren! Forms in the foyer or online.

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.

BIBLE STUDY NOTES: on the Timothy series are available  or ask Diane for a copy to be emailed.

SUNBEAMS/CRECHE: - We are looking for someone to head up our Creche team from September 2015. All this means is putting together a rota for the term and making sure that the Creche room is manned each week with sufficient toys and helpers. (though you don't need to be at church every Sunday!) You have a fantastic team of people who are already in place. Please see Jo Lines if you think you could take this on.

ATTENTION WALKERS: Churches Together in Selsdon and Addington have organised 3 walks a year for many years now. These include a stop for lunch and have been very enjoyable times for walking and chatting with folk from our neighbouring churches. We need to recruit someone from Selsdon Baptist who would be happy to lead such a walk once a year. Could that be you??? If so, please contact Mike McFarlane. Details from church office.

BALLROOM DANCERS: The Holiday at Home team would like to know of any ballroom dancers that we might have in our church. If you are able to do ballroom dancing or know of folk who can, please could you speak to Pat Hasell or Michael Barbour.

DIRECTORY CHANGE:  Please change the address for Hugh and Sheila Hamilton, and Imogen Hamilton, to 60 Beechwood Road.  Thank you.

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.  

HOME MISSION STAMP COLLECTION: Many thanks for your superb donations of stamps. Dinky Toys and jewellery towards funds for Home Mission.  Last Year in excess of £6000 was raised towards projects and other support for smaller Baptist churches just by these collections.  Since December we have collected several bags to be forwarded.  Please keep up the good work by leaving smaller packets in the red box on the Mission Table or by handing them straight to me.  If you have accumulated a large quantity it would be greatly appreciated if you could separate the UK stamps from the overseas ones as the ordinary UK stamps are sold by weight.  Most of the others, including UK commemorative stamps are sold to dealers.  Any stamp albums should be left complete if possible as they are easier to sort. Well done for all your efforts.  Kay Holman.

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

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.

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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PRAYER WALK: Matt Forsyth will be running a prayer walk around the local area on Friday 3rd July @ 8:30am. No sign up required, meet outside the church @ 8:30am. More prayer walks will follow so look out for further details.


YOU ARE INVITED: to a cream tea which has been kindly arranged at the home of John & Trudy on Thursday, July 9th from 3 30 to 5 30 pm to celebrate Leslie and Brenda's  Diamond Wedding. (No gifts please- of couse) There is a sign up sheet in the foyer or please let Trudy or Ruth know that you are coming.

GIRLS CELL GET TOGETHER: Chill and Chat (Gravity age) - Friday 10 July at 7.30pm to 10pm. A chance to chat and catch up. Pizza and ice cream too! Please let Tracey or Sally-ann know if you are coming either via the Facebook Cell page or message.

NEEDED FOR SUMMER FUN DAYS: :  If anybody has any wintersports equipment they are willing to lend us for the duration of SFD.  Not to be used, but for "setting the stage" of our Polar expedition.

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