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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 -
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.
ROAD SAFETY -
Inspire Copies of this magazine are available for £2 per year, contact the church office . The website at www.inspiremagazine.org.uk carries stacks more news stories, reviews, events, information, exclusive online competitions and features, and they’re updated on a daily basis.
If you would like to be notified when each week's notices are available on-
APRIL INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the April INSight is Wednesday, 18 March. Please send all contributions to or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late submissions cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor.
JONAH STUDY NOTES: The last in the series are available today. If you wish to have a copy of previous weeks for personal study, please ask Diane.
PRAYER IN MARCH: Come and join us to pray for our young people and for the appointment of a new youth pastor: Saturday 7th March 8.00-
UGANDA TRIP: Cafe @ Church -
PAT TESTING: Are you a qualified electrical PAT Tester? If so, would you be willing to PAT Test the electrical equipment at SBC as our regular PAT Tester is not available this year. If you can help, or know of someone, please speak to Theresa Nichols or Ros Wallis, also please speak to us if you are willing to be trained to cover PAT testing in the future.
LISTENING TO BRITAINS CHURCHES: A chance to put questions to Gavin Barwell, our MP and a panel of guests, giving you a chance to air your, the churches voice. 7.15pm 11th March St Mary Magdalene Church, CR0 6QD
SHELTER HELP STILL NEEDED!: someone to help with the cleaning on Friday mornings. This is from 7:15 a.m. till about 8:15 a.m. We also need one more chef/home group to cook a meal on Thursday evening 26th March.
LENT PRAYER WALK: around London is taking place this year. The aim is to focus prayer on the capital and on our nation. Following the route of the London LOOP, 15 walks will take place daily, Monday to Friday, starting on Monday 9th March. We would love to have people walk with us or join us in prayer and request that you circulate this information within your church.
For more details look around our website: https://londonprayerwalk2015.wordpress.com
47 DAYS OF PRAYER 4 LENT IN CROYDON 2015: Please take these prayer books. If you wish to donate £1, there is a donations pot in the foyer.
BAPTISTS TOGETHER 40 DAYS OF HOME MISSION: beginning Tues 17 Feb and featuring 1 story each day leading up to Easter, showing how your giving to Home Mission has been making Jesus known. Www.baptist.org.uk/40days with a downloadable fact file. Every Baptist church member is being encouraged to set time aside to discover these stories and lift the situations to God in prayer.
ANNUAL MARCH MORNING MARKET: on Sat 7th March at East Croydon URC in Addiscombe Grove. 10.30-
HELP MONITORING THE KITCHENS: we need someone to call in to the kitchen on a weekly basis to check the temperature of the fridges, tidy the compost bins, take the tea towels and generally keep the kitchens clean and tidy. If this an area where you may be able to help, please speak to Theresa
PREMIER CHRISTIAN RADIO: may not have their licence beyond March. Please support by participating in an online petition, or by downloading a letter in support. For further information please speak to Michael Barbour.
NEWSLETTER: If you wish to receive Paul and Su's newsletter -
RACHAEL ROOT'S SPONSORED BIKE RIDE: As you probably already know I am going to Uganda in the Summer! I am going to do a 40 mile cycle ride on 1st March. I would be very grateful if you could sponsor this event as this would mean a lot to me.
BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Last year our book group read "Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster. A few of us thought it would be a good idea to read it again, and spend more time on it -
NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES: Peter and Olive: ,
LENT PRAYER WALK: around London is taking place this year. The aim is to focus prayer on the capital and on our nation. Following the route of the London LOOP, 15 walks will take place daily, Monday to Friday, starting on Monday 9th March. We would love to have people walk with us or join us in prayer and request that you circulate this information within your church. For more details look around our website: https://londonprayerwalk2015.wordpress.com or email:
MARCH INSIGHT: The magazine is available from 1st March. If you have read/heard/seen anything that you think your friends in the congregation might find interesting/amusing/thought-
New Wine 'Blaze' Women's Day -
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
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 -
E3 YOUTH HOMEGROUP: -
THURSDAY MORNING GROUP: Thursday’s at 10:00. All are welcome.
SBC NOW HAS A TWITTER ACCOUNT: You can follow us at https://twitter.com/SelsdonBaptist.
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
BRING AND SHARE LUNCH: after the service on March 22nd when there will be the opportunity to meet our BMS link missionaries informally. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer if you wish to come. The idea is everyone brings plates of cold buffet food (sweet & savoury) that is then placed on large tables in the hall. We will all share, be seated at tables and eat together!
DAFFODILS FOR MOTHERING SUNDAY: If you can help tie and label the flowers on Saturday 14th March 9.15 -
THANK YOU: for the many cards, messages, phone calls, emails, flowers and most of all your prayers that I received recently when I was ill. All very much appreciated Sue Winter.
Church on the Run
Our next 'Church on the Run' will be on Sunday 8th March. It's a gently 4k run to Lloyd Park café with coffee and a talk. Our aim is to share our passions for running and for Christ; to get fitter, go deeper in our faith and fellowship with one another; and to reach out to fellow runners who do not know Christ
GOOD FRIDAY HOT X BUNS: If you are able to serve the coffee and butter the buns for everyone, following the march of witness on Good Friday, please let Diane or Caroline know.
CROYDON CHURCHES FORUM: come and join us to pray for the life of our Borough on Wednesday 4th March 2015 from 7.30 to 9pm @ New Life Christian Centre, Cairo New Road, Croydon, CR0 1XP.
STITCH'N'TIME: This group will not run for the next few months.
DOG WALKING, BABYSITTING CLEANING AND PET SITTING: I am keen to help in any of these areas to raise money towards my trip to Uganda this summer, please see notice board for further info. I am also organising a Bank Holiday Fete 11-