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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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JOHN KNIGHTLY THANKSGIVING SERVICE: We thank those praying for us and are very grateful for the messages of sympathy we have received. John's Thanksgiving Service ( funeral ) will be on Tuesday 1st September at 1.00pm at SBC. For those who wish to attend, John asked that people not wear dark colours, but bright colours instead.
Pam Knightly and family.
If you would be available to help with refreshments after the service, please let Ruth Manson know on 020 8916 0062
SEPTEMBER INSIGHT: After the summer break, the September issue of INSight will be available on Sunday, 30 August. DEADLINE for articles etc was Wednesday, 19 August. Please send all contributions for the next issue to or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late submissions cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor.
THANK YOU: I want to thank you all so much for your prayers which have been such an encouragement during the past weeks during a difficult time. My grateful thanks also for the many cards and messages of love and kindness which have been overwhelming. Please continue to pray for relief of pain and a good recovery. God bless you all Love Sheila
TINS AND ITEMS LEFT IN THE KITCHEN: If you are missing tins, dishes or anything else left in the kitchen prior to the deep clean. Please see Barbara Burns 020 8657 1669
FAREWELL TO ADRIAN: On SATURDAY 29 AUGUST at 6pm: all invited for tea at SBC to celebrate Adrian's time with us as Youth Minister and to wish him and Rachel farewell. Please sign up and indicate if you are able to contribute sandwiches or cakes towards the spread!
ESTERHUYSE'S NEW ADDRESS: 45 Ivar Gardens, Lychpit, Basingstoke RG24 8YD
SECONDARY SCHOOL OPEN EVENING: Archbishop Tenison's open evening Thursday 10th September 5.30-
FAMILY RAMBLE: CTSA combined with Warlingham Churches Together Saturday 5th September. 10am start. This circular walk is 7 miles long but you can join for any part, the length to suit you. Detailed flier on the noticeboard.
INTERNATIONAL NEEDS LONDON BRIDGES WALK: Saturday 19th September 10am, Join a sponsored walk of approximately 7 miles through London, past famous landmarks and across 7 iconic bridges. £15 entrance fee, which includes a T-
ADVANCE NOTICE: Mums the word, run by Care for the family, 15th October 7.30pm at the New Life Christian Centre, Croydon.
GUIDE TRIP TO SWITZERLAND: A huge thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts this year. I'm glad to say that we've reached our target of £2500. Please pray for the group of 4 adults and 20 girls as we set off bright and early on Saturday 8th August from Heathrow -
LITTLE SUNBEAMS AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES will resume in September
FOYER NOTICE BOARD: if you display a notice on the notice board in the Foyer, please will you write on it the date that you displayed it. It can then be taken down after an appropriate time. Thank you
CRECHE: If you enjoy the company of young children, would you like to help in Creche occasionally on a Sunday morning from September? We are very short of helpers and, if there are more friends on the rota, it means your help may only be needed once in six weeks! Do your children make use of the Creche? If so, maybe you would be willing to help occasionally? Please speak to Meryl, who would be extremely pleased to hear from you! Thank you!
THE STALEY'S HAVE MOVED: We would like to say a huge thank you to all our dear friends at SBC, for all your friendship, support and prayer over the last 27 years. We will miss you and never forget the overwhelming love you showed us in good times and difficult times. We trust the Lord will bless you greatly as you move forward with a new team. Our details: 22 Tasmania Way, Eastbourne, BN23 5PA. Peter and Oliver
MATT FORSYTH EMAIL ADDRESS:
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.
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 -
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SBC NOW HAS A TWITTER ACCOUNT: You can follow us at https://twitter.com/SelsdonBaptist.
MARRIAGE OF ROBERT CHIVERS TO JENNIFER HAMMOND: everyone is very welcome to the ceremony on Saturday 5th September at 12.30pm. The service will be followed by the cutting of the wedding cake and refreshments in the large hall and again, everyone is welcome to greet the bride and groom! If you would like to make cakes for this occasion please let Rob or Tracey know.
NEW ADDRESS FOR BRIAN REEVES: 1, Ridge Langley, Sanderstead, Surrey, CR2 0AP and Telephone 0208 657 7109.
BIBLE SOCIETY SPONSORED WALK: This is on Saturday 19th September and as usual in the Westerham /Limpsfield Chart area. Will YOU walk for Bibles for the Nepalese people who have recently lost so much, following the earthquake in their land?
Mike Potts is walking and is looking for sponsors! Will you walk with him?
For more details on the walk and a sponsor form please contact Barbara Burns 8657 1669