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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.

If you would like to be notified when each week's notices are available on-line, please email     

Announcements - Current

CAFE-ALPHA: begins on Wednesday 24 September at 7.30pm. Invitation cards are available in the Foyer

PICNIC ON THE REC: Back by popular demand 17th August, bring your own picnic, games and fellowship. The children requested these type of activities when asked what they enjoy most at Church. Families - therefore please try to prioritise this date as the children have spoken of their enjoyment when they spend time/ fellowship together!

SUNDAY CLUB LEADERSHIP WITH 5-7's: We are re-organising the groups and some of the leadership so our need is now with the 5-7's age group. Please let us know if you can help on a rota basis. Please speak to Jo Lines if you can help in this way. Many thanks.  020 8657 7378

CHURCH CLEANING: Please note that access to the buildings  will be restricted during the week of 11th August, due to floor scrubbing and carpet cleaning

Also, the Sanctuary carpet is to be cleaned in the afternoon of Friday 8th August when Summer Fun Days ends.  I would really appreciate offers of help to get the chairs back in place for Sunday worship on the Saturday morning.

If you have any queries or can offer to help  please contact Barbara Burns  (020 8657 1669)

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES: Would you like to work with young people in care in Croydon? Please contact Edward Whatley, Independent Visitor Volunteer Co-ordinator on 020 8726 6400  or mob  07436030907

ADMIN REQUESTS: should go direct to the office whilst Caroline is on holiday, returning 29 July.


VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES: Would you like to work with young people in care in Croydon? Please contact Edward Whatley, Independent Visitor Volunteer Co-ordinator on 020 8726 6400  or mob  07436030907

SPONSOR PETER FROM ST FRANCIS: who is cycling to Paris in aid of Croydon Community Against Trafficking, form in the coffee lounge.

ARE YOU YOUNG? YOUNGISH? OLD BUT STRONG? NEED A WORKOUT? WE NEED YOUR ENERGY AND MUSCLES JUST FOR A LITTLE WHILE: We are in need of folk who can help us set up and dismantle an exciting event in our church. Could you be available on Sunday July 27th  from 2:00pm  to help us get ready for our ' Trip Round the Emerald Isle' Holiday at Home event for Seniors? We need chair-shifters on Friday 1st August at 4:00  to get the church ready again for the Sunday morning. Finally we need people who can come at 4:00 on Sunday 3rd August to help pack everything away. Many hands make light work! Bring a friend or two to help! Please see Lorna Rogers if you can help. THANK YOU SO MUCH

NEEDED FOR SUMMER FUN DAY CRAFTS: small boxes, cereal boxes, kitchen roll tubes, small plastic bottles and bottle tops, inner tubes from kitchen rolls and corner yoghurt containers. Please place in the box in the foyer!

SUMMER FUN DAYS - click to download registration form

ADVANCE NOTICE OF DATE: Purley Baptist Church will be holding a course to help people planning to retire or who have recently retired on Saturday,  1 November 2014 which will be led by Roger Hitchings.  The course will run from 10.00 a.m. - 3 p.m. and will include lunch, tea and coffee at a cost of £8 per head. More info available from Caroline

CARE FOR THE FAMILY: Marriage challenge podcast-listen online

JULY/AUGUST INSIGHT:  The deadline for articles etc for our magazine was Wednesday, 18 June.  The magazine was available on Sunday, 29 June.  As this is  a 'double' issue the next INSight will not be produced until 31 August

Prayer Diary for July / August 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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URGENT: we need to borrow 2 paddling pools for Summer Fun Days from 5-8th August. If you are able to help, please would you let Beverley know on 01689 800 741 or at Many thanks.

SUMMER FUN DAYS TEAM: Please note our first morning meeting on Tuesday will start promptly at 9am.  All other days we'll start at 9:15am.

CALLING LADIES AND GIRLS!  A great evening of chat, exercise and refreshments!  Meet at the Bird Sanctuary in Selsdon at 7.30pm for a stroll/walk, followed by refreshments at Hilary and John West's home, 27 Woodland Gardens, CR2 8PH.  If wet, meet at the house!  The more, the merrier!  Please put your name on the list in the foyer.   For more info, speak to Pauline H, Hilary or Meryl.

CRAFTY CHURCH: Every Wednesday from 30 July to 27 August 10am-1pm at St Mary's Church, Addington. Places need to be booked, 020 8406 9244. See flier for more details.  

COMMEMORATING WORLD WAR 1 MEN OF ADDINGTON; Exhibition at St Mary's Addington, during August and September beginning with a Church Vigil Monday 4th August 10.15pm-11pm.

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