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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

CHRISTMAS EVE PEELING AND TABLE PREPARATIONS: We will meet from 2pm to peel veg, set up tables and decorate the rooms for our Christmas lunch for folk who would otherwise be on their own. All help welcome! Magda will also take this opportunity to clear out out of date stock from the cupboards and fridge. If you own and require anything please take it or clealy label before then!

WHOLE CHURCH DAY EVENT: Saturday February 7th 10-4pm  come and hear Rev Joe Davis from Renovaré speak on how we can go deeper with God

EARLY NOTICE!: New Wine 'Blaze' Women's Day - Sat 14th March 2015 at Westminster Central Hall, 9.30-4.30. A day of 'fantastic worship, powerful talks and plenty of time for ministry and meeting with God'. If you are interested, please speak to Meryl or Hilary W.

SHINE WALK: Thank you so much to those who sponsored David and I on the Shine walk, this raises money for Cancer Research.  We raised £975 between us and David`s company donated an extra £855 which was great.  We had a fun evening.  Thank you Susie and David

MUSIC IN CHURCH: If this is an area of interest to you, please join a meeting to discuss it's development after the morning service on 11th January in room 3.  Everyone is welcome.

VOICE MAGAZINE FROM FEBA The latest edition, covering the media ministry of Feba in many different and difficult regions of the world is waiting for you to pick up from the Global Action Team table in the foyer.

POSTAGE STAMPS: Please remember to save the  stamps from your mail and cards as they are used to raise valuable funds for Baptist Home Mission.  A total of over £5000 has been raised so far this year and we have forwarded a large quantity of stamps and collectibles towards this.  You can either put your stamps in the red box on the Mission Table or hand them directly to me. Absolutely any postage stamp is welcome and also jewellery, medals, Dinkie/Corgi toys and foreign currency even if it is not in current tender. Thank you. Kay

CTSA  Carol singing will take place outside Sainsburys on Saturday 20th December 10.30-12.00.

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.

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.

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:

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

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.

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:

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!

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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BARN DANCE Sat  January 17th: We are organising a Barn Dance which should be an evening of fun and help towards our fund raising for the youth mission trip to Uganda. 7.00-10.15pm at Sanderstead Memorial Hall. Child ticket  £5 and Adults £9 or family ticket £25. Ticket includes dancing, and hot sausage baguette! Bring your own nibbles and drinks. Please sign up if you would like to attend or order tickets from us Rebecca Burns and Amy Hubbard

NEXT NOTICE SHEET JANUARY 4TH: Please note there will be no new notice sheet on December 28th.

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