HADDENHAM-cum-DINTON BAPTIST CHURCH

18th September 2022

Thoughts and prayers

Please continue to remember all those who are ill, or in need of support. Please remember Christine Newman and jean Pearce in your prayers 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. 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.

Church services.

Sunday 18th September Morning worship will take the form of WILD CHURCH at Manor Farm beginning at 11am

Sunday 18th September CTiH Feast service will take place at Churchend at 4pm

Sunday 25th September We will be having a joint service celebrating Harvest at the Baptist Church led by John Shaw

Sunday 2nd October The morning service will be led by Jonny and will be followed by a church meeting

Sunday 2nd October. Evening worship, which includes Holy Communion is led by Carol Murray

Sunday 9th October Morning worship at 10.15am will be led by Jonny

Foodbank

Thank you to everyone who supports the Foodbank. Your contributions are much appreciated and sadly needed. As we are all experiencing a high rise in the cost of living, the need is getting greater. Thank you.

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 £658 per week, and the mission total is now £1456

Jonny Fillis

Just to let you know that during our very important CTiH meeting this week, our minister Jonny Fillis, penned this poem…………..

I once saw a dog, sat on a log, staring at a frog, trying to escape a bog. I was agog.

Only it wasn’t a dog but a cat, not on a log but a cricket bat, truly no frog but a gnat, escaping no bog but a crack.

I’ll tell you I was taken aback. Julia Donaldson eat your heart out.          

Tickety Brew’ – Renew at Two

Meeting Tim at ‘Tickety Brew’ recommences this week as the children return to school.

Alpha Course

This is happening every Thursday evening 7.30 – 9.30pm until 13th October. This short course and will begin with a meal, followed by a short video and discussion. If you are interested in attending, please have a word with Jonny.

Standing with refugees: Where are we and what’s next?

This online event is for Thames Valley Christians, Thursday 22nd September, 7 – 9 pm. For people who are supporting or interested in supporting refugees. Learn from experts, network and pray. Full programme and registration here https://bit.ly/StandingWithRefugees.

BMS

Please remember all the BMS missionaries in your prayers, especially Mel and Tom Spears our link missionaries.

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 restart on Monday 26th September at 1, Stokes End. The Tuesday Housegroup, will now meet on Wednesday afternoons second and fourth of the month, starting on 28th September at Jan’s at 2.30pm Thank you

Shoebox appeal

We hope you are having fun preparing your shoe boxes?

Hopefully you have a flannel and soap, toothpaste and toothbrush which are some of the main items included in the Family Box and also the Elderly box. The next items are Gloves, scarf, hat and sweets and chocolate. Please check to see if the sweets have EU origin and best before June 2023.

If we have any knitters, it would be great to have some extra hats and scarfs to fill other boxes – please leave them on the front pew in church. Thanks everyone for showing your love for others through Mission.

Bucks Ride and Stride

Thank you to everyone who supported this event, especially to John Hawkins who led some willing volunteers around some churches in Buckinghamshire, to those who greeted riders at church, and to everyone who sponsored the riders. Could we please ask that all sponsorship money is paid asap. Thank you

Hope & Glory Choir from Eswatini

A choir from Estwani are coming to Long Crendon Baptist Church on Friday October 7th at 7pm – 9 pm. They will share their stories through song and dance. This event is raising awareness of Christian Ministries in Swaziland

FEAST service

The feast service will still take place this year at 4pm, Church End Green. The fair will not be happening on Monday due to the funeral of the queen but will take place on Tuesday 20th September instead.

Can you help?

I am looking for any old welly boots you no longer need. Any size or condition are welcome. Also, if anyone has any style of hat they would be willing to donate, I would be very grateful. Many thanks. Katherine Robson

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