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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 -
Activity Bags are available for toddlers to use and enjoy in the services, and are at the entrances. Please return after use.
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.
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PHIL AND ANNE HANDLEY'S NEW ADDRESS: from 26th November 19 Henchard Close Ferndown, Dorset BH22 8LH, hone: 01202 905607
CAKE MAKERS FOR 4 O'CLOCK SERVICES: Please let Ann Clarke know if you are able to make cakes for the 4 O'clock service occasionally, or go on a rota to do so
ATTENTION! ALL SINGERS: We will be practising for Christmas on Thursdays, December 3, 10, 17 from 7.30pm in the Sanctuary. Please come along. More details from Pauline Richards
SYMPHONY OF SOULFUL VOICES: an evening of music and laughter to fundraise for SE London ME support group. Saturday December 5th 7.00pm Adults £10 and children £4, tickets available on the door. For more information, please speak to Maggie Richards who is part of this local group or see their website
HAVE YOU LOST A RING?: after a recent service a ring was handed to us-
ADVENT VIGIL FOR REFUGEES: St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey. Tuesday 8th December 10.00am-
MESSY CHURCH DECEMBER 10th : Please could you make contact with Hilary West if you can help wash up 4-
SHELTER AT SBC: will run from February for 6/7 weeks. We shall need cooks, people to set up, to shop, make packed lunches,sleep over, do breakfasts, clearing up, cleaning and laundry. Please speak to Pat or John Hasell if you are able to volunteer. Thank you.
DECEMBER/JANUARY INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for our double-
NEW ADDRESS: Paul, Karen, Benjamin and Eliana Harding (from Thurs 5 Nov): 26 Bruce Drive, Ashen Vale, SOUTH CROYDON,CR2 8SL
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FLOWER DONATIONS: The calendar for donating flowers in 2016 is now on the Flower Notice Board. Please put your name against your preferred date and thank you for donations in the past
THE REAL ADVENT CALENDAR 2015: ‘If Christ is being written out of Christmas, let us put Him back by sharing the Christmas story.’ The 2015 colourful Calendar is better than ever! It comes with a 32 page Christmas story activity booklet to be used every day in Advent. Behind each of the 25 windows there is a different shaped Fairtrade foil-
CROYDON ACTION GROUP: at a recent AGM the Treasurer resigned after many years of service. If we are unable to fill this position the Croydon Action Group will have to close after 193 years. It was one of the first groups to be formed to support the work of the Bible Society. If you feel that you could fill this position or you know someone who could – and you do not need to be an accountant -
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH: we are keen to hear from anyone who would like to be at the lunch this year. The event needs co-