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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
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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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EASTER SERVICES: Maundy Thursday Passover meal at Selsdon Hall from 6 00pm. £5 charge for adults , see flier and sign up in Foyer.Good Friday: 10am Service and March of Witness from St John's to SBC where coffee and Hot Cross Buns will be served. Easter Sunday: 6 30am Sunrise Service on Croham Hurst, 8.30am Communion Service. 10.30 Easter Sunday Celebration for all. The children will go out to their groups after a time of worship.
PUT ON SOME STYLE FOR UGANDA: Sunday 29th March -
THANK YOU SO MUCH: to all those who helped with our Parenting course over the last six weeks. The feedback has been really positive. Thank you too for those who prayed for us, all your support has been invaluable and much appreciated. Hilary West
SINGERS WELCOME: to prepare for the service on Easter Sunday, 5 April at 10.30am. Practices are in the Sanctuary on Thursdays 12, 19 and 26 March at 8pm
A HUSTINGS FOR CROYDON CENTRAL CONSTITUENCY ( POLITICAL DEBATE ): at St Francis at 8pm on the 15th April. We have 5 candidates coming -
MEN'S BREAKFAST: Ladies please let Gareth know if you can help prepare and serve the breakfast.
CHERRY AND JOHN LEWIS: would like to thank all those who prayed, who sent their best wishes and helped during John's stay in hospital.
RACHAEL ROOT'S SPONSORED BIKE RIDE: As you probably already know I am going to Uganda in the Summer! My 40 mile cycle ride on 1st March has had to be moved to the Easter weekend owing to recent weather hampering training!. I would be very grateful if you could sponsor this event as this would mean a lot to me.
VOICE MAGAZINE The latest issue of Feba's magazine is now ready for you to take from the GAT table in the foyer. Among the articles are exciting news about a new media ministry by and for street children in Kinchassa and ministry to Tibetans, who mainly live outside the country of their origin. Michael Barbour
BRING AND SHARE LUNCH: after the service on March 22nd when there will be the opportunity to meet our BMS link missionaries informally. 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!
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.
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-
MAY INSIGHT: Please send all contributions to or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late submissions cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor.
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-
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.
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.
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
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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 -
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
SBC DIRECTORY 2015: The new Directory is available 22nd March. 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.
SINCERE THANKS: to all who donated toiletries for the Bible Society March Morning Market. The total raised was almost £450. Barbara