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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-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

THANK YOU: for your prayers, cards, letters, flowers, phone calls and visits, before and after the loss of David. Special thanks go to Diane and everyone who gave such loving support in many and varied ways on the day of the funeral. God bless you all Ann, Russell and Roger Chandler.

JUNE INSIGHT: The magazine will be available  on Sunday 31 May. Please send all contributions for July to , or leave in the office and let me know! Regretfully late submissions cannot be included. Eleanor

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.

PUPPET TRAINING: Run by One Way Uk at Faith Baptist Church 10-4pm 30 May £15. see Caroline for further info

LETTER FOR MEMBERS NOT ON EMAIL: regarding the progress of a new Youth Pastor

GIVE THANKS: Give thanks for the birth of:Charlotte Rose 7lb 4oz born at home Friday 1st May. Parents Sophie & Nick, sisters Ellie and Gemma all well. We give thanks too that our grandson Joseph 4 1/2 months was discharged from hospital on Tuesday following a general anaesthetic for an investigative procedure and is now recovering at home with mum Emily and dad Martin. God is good. Hilary and Charles Howard  

NEWS FROM STUART COTTRELL: Many will know I run a theatre company in Exeter called PaddleBoat Theatre Company - we specialise in work for children and families. We're taking two brand new shows to the Brighton Fringe Festival between 26th and 31st of May, and it would be perfect treat for families during the May half term. Check out our website for more details and to book tickets. Thanks and God Bless, Stuart Cottrell

FUNDRAISING FOR 2ND SELSDON GUIDES: Micky Wheeler is running the Stockholm Marathon on May 30 to raise funds for the Guides trip to Switzerland in August where they will celebrate their 80th birthday. All donations will be gratefully received at

PRAYER MINISTRY TRAINING WITH CHRIS CHAPMAN: being run by St Francis, Tedder Road. Saturday 13th June 10am-1pm ( see flier on noticeboard )

BIBLE STUDY NOTES: Christian Aid week see .

COOK NEEDED FOR THE PRAYER BREAKFAST ON JULY 4TH: please speak to Magda if you can help in this way!

ICTIAC Prayer Meeting Wednesday 10th June 2015: Come and join us to pray for the life of our Borough on Wednesday 10th June 2015 from 7.30pm - 9pm @ New Life Christian Centre, Cairo New Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1XP

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THANK YOU: to all who supported the hat and accessories sale, We raised £116. Then Pat and Oliver raised a further £110 at a boot sale for the Uganda trip.

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

PREMIER CHRISTIAN RADIO: On behalf of Premier Christian Radio I would like to thank everyone who signed petitions in favour of Premier being able to renew their broadcasting licence when it expired at the end of March. The good news is that the licence has been renewed until 2028. Bill Dixon

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: PLEASE AMEND YOUR DIRECTORY Sally, Charlotte and Lydia Hill have now moved to 106 Sorrel Bank, Linton Glade, Forestdale, Croydon, Surrey CR0 9LX. Telephone numbers remain the same.

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.  

SUMMER FUN DAYS NEED YOUR HELP: Please speak to Magda if you can help in any way.

SBC DIRECTORY 2015:  The new Directory is now available.  Please collect your NAMED copy from the foyer. Old copies should be destroyed responsibly, if you would to leave copies in the Church Office, we will shred for you.

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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CREAM TEA: Imogen Hamilton and her Grandma will be hosting a Cream Tea on Sunday 7th June from 3 30pm until 5 30pm at the home of Trudy and John Bigwood, 34 Sundown Avenue, Sanderstead. Please come and support Imogen's fund raising event. Donations on the day. Thank you in advance.

CRICKET: Croham Road Baptist Church will be playing Emmanuel on Sat 6th June, a charity match for SLED. Would you like to play?   Please see Gareth for details.

SANDERSTEAD UNITED REFORMED CHURCH 2014-15 SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS: continue on  7th JUNE at 3pm with SONGS from the SHOWS given by vocal partnership Stephanie and Alan Crooks accompanied by John Hayden at the piano. Admission by programme at the door is just £7 or £3 if you are lucky enough to be 18 or under.

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!

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