HADDENHAM-cum-DINTON BAPTIST CHURCH

3rd July 2022

Thoughts and prayers

Please continue to remember all those who are ill. If you know of anyone who needs our prayers, please let us know.

BMS Birthday Scheme

The Birthday scheme is now up and running again. We hope Peter enjoyed her birthday this week. If you are celebrating, Happy Birthday, and if you haven’t, but would like to join the birthday scheme, please have a word with Katharine Whitney.

Church Flowers  If you can help Teresa with arranging flowers or are happy to donate some money to buy them, in memory of a loved one, please have a word with her. This week the flowers are donated in memory of Edward Brackley.

Church services.

Sunday 3rd July Morning worship at 10.15am will be led by Jonny

Sunday 3rd July Evening worship including Holy Communion is led by Helen Bancroft

Sunday 10th July WILD CHURCH at Manor Farm at 11am

Sunday 17th July Morning worship at 10.15am followed by a church meeting led by Jonny

Sunday 17th July Evening worship at 6 pm led by Kai Turck

Sunday 24th July Morning worship at 10.15am led by Revd Nick Wood

Sunday 24th July Evening worship at 6pm led by Andy and Jenny Hardy

Foodbank

Thank you to everyone who supports the Foodbank. We regularly take at least one full bag to the Foodbank every week. Your contributions are much appreciated and sadly needed.

Finances

Thank you to everybody who is still supporting the church financially whether that be via bank transfer or money through the door. So far this year, offerings have averaged £661 per week, and the mission total is now £1019

‘Tickety Brew’ – Renew at Two

Join Tim Chowns at ‘Tickety Brew’ this Friday at 2pm, for scrabble, dominos or just a drink and a chat.

BMS

Please remember all the BMS missionaries in your prayers, especially Mel and Tom Spears our link missionaries, who are visiting us on Sunday 31st July, in the afternoon for tea and a chat.

Advance date for your diary

We are organising a trip to Christchurch Cathedral in Oxford to listen to Choral Evensong on the evening of 25th September, followed by an ice cream or a trip to a local hostelry depending on your preference. Please put the date in your diary

Housegroups

The Monday Housegroup will meet in on July 5th at 1, Rudds Lane 7.30pm. The Tuesday Housegroup, will meet at 2.30pm on Tuesday July 5th at 1, The Croft. Thank you

Vintage Church

Vintage Church is meeting again on Saturday, 2nd July, in the schoolroom, from 2.00pm till 4.00pm.  Do join us for an afternoon of games, an activity, worship and of course, tea and cakes. All are welcome, especially the seniors amongst us.

The theme of the afternoon will be, ‘Remembering Past Jubilees’.  We will use memorabilia to spark conversations.  If you have any such objects, please bring them along. We would be grateful to anyone who could contribute a shoe box to us.

If you need a lift, please contact Joan on 01844 292512 or joan694@hotmail.com.

Songs of Praise and Strawberry tea

Thank you to everyone who supported this event, a lovely afternoon was spent enjoying each other’s company in the sunshine, followed by praising God. Thanks to Ross who led the service, David who played for us and the mission team, plus others who provided the refreshments. £220 was raised for mission.

JAM outing

A good number of folks picked strawberries on Saturday 25th June at Rectory farm, enjoyed the good weather, as well as the cake and coffee afterwards. The strawberries were then served at the Songs of Praise event, thank you to everyone involved.

JAM during the summer

JAM will be running until the summer holidays, the last session on Sunday 17th July, which is also our church meeting day. It will then take a well-earned rest until Sunday 11th September. There will be a table of activities in church during the services in the summer and Julie Wing has kindly agreed to help with that on Sunday 7th, 14th, 21st August. If there are any children in church on the other Sundays who need a little help with the activities, perhaps you could volunteer to help. Thank you

If you would like anything included in the weekly news sheet please contact Marjorie Johnston on marjoriejohnston@f2s.com