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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.

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Announcements - Current

DIRECTORY CHANGE:  Please change the address for Hugh and Sheila Hamilton, and Imogen Hamilton, to 60 Beechwood Road.  Thank you.

CAFE@CHURCH: A big thank you to all those who supported us. It was hard work but we also had good fun and we hope everyone enjoyed their time with us!  We raised the great sum of £450 and this has been added to the Uganda mission fund.  Thank you so much to those who gave monetary gifts, bought and made cakes, etc. or just came and enjoyed relaxing!  The amount we raised was fabulous and we thank the Lord for your generosity and pray that He will bless you.

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 - 20th April, 23rd May - 31st May, 18th July - 31st August 2015.  Treatments held at 12 Queenhill Road. Contact Anne on 07884 348695 to book your appointment or if you would like a gift voucher so you can treat friends or family.  

SUMMER FUN DAYS NEED YOUR HELP: Please speak to Magda if you can help in any way.

CHRISTIAN AID 2015: As you will be aware the annual Christian Aid Quiz is to be held on Saturday 16th May 7pm. This year as well as auctioning cakes we would like to also auction other creative items. So if you are good at painting why don't you paint us a picture to auction, or if sewing is your thing could you make us something to auction? If you have any other form of creative gift that could be used in an item to be auctioned, then please do get in contact with Rob and Jo Lines. We have given you plenty of time to start your creation, though do let us know your plans. Also, we need three people to make us a delicious cake to auction. If you are a budding cake expert then again speak to Rob and Jo. (020 8657 7378)

SBC DIRECTORY 2015:  The new Directory is now available.  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.

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

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 11-2pm on Saturday May 2nd at All Saints Church and welcome any donations of 2nd hand books, bottles of wine (for a wine tombola) and cakes for the cake stall. Emma Martin

JUNE 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.

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.

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

NEWSLETTER: If you wish to receive Paul and Su's newsletter  - the correct email address is:   

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 - Parish Nurse attends in term time.

E3 YOUTH HOMEGROUP: - is every other week - E3 Home-group for Rocksolid and Gravity, 7:30 until 9:00

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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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND: for all those who helped with the refreshments on Good Friday, to Ruth for decorating the Church for Easter Sunday and for all the musicians who contributed to making the  Easter Service so enjoyable.

BALLROOM DANCERS: The Holiday at Home team would like to know of any ballroom dancers that we might have in our church. If you are able to do ballroom dancing or know of folk who can, please could you speak to Pat Hasell or Michael Barbour.

RACHAEL'S UGANDA SPONSOR MONEY: I completed my 40 mile cycle ride ! Thank you to everyone who sponsored me.I would be grateful if you could give either myself, Babs or David  Root sponsor monies.Thanks.

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