HADDENHAM-cum-DINTON BAPTIST CHURCH

SUNDAY 1st August 2021

Jonny is on holiday from Monday 2nd August. If you need to speak to someone, please contact one of the deacons.

Church services

The government guidance is currently less prescriptive than it was. but we are still encouraging the wearing of masks in church. Jonny and the diaconate are still in conversation, but we think we will not fully open the church until September, just to be cautious. We will keep you updated with plans as we monitor the situation.

 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 £604 per week, and the mission total is now £1167

Thoughts and prayers

Please continue to remember all those who are ill, or bereaved, and all those working tirelessly in so many ways to keep us safe. Please remember baby Rory, and those who are not feeling too well. Colin Pye remains in hospital but is making some improvement. We continue to pray for the family of May Coleman, and for the family and friends of Vi Giles. 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. Happy Birthday to Harry Race who celebrated his birthday this week. Luke Race and Nigel Jackman both have birthdays in the coming 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 re-opening

Sunday 1st August 10am coffee and chat followed by an online service at 10.15am led by Jonny

Sunday 1st August 6pm There will be a physical service in church, including Holy Communion led by Revd Carol Murray. Booking is essential

Sunday 8th August 10.15am There will be a physical service in church led by Revd Peter Wortley. Booking is essential

Sunday 15th August 10am coffee and chat followed by an online service led by Carol Murray

Sunday 15th August 6pm. There is a physical service in church, led by Ross Marshall. Booking is essential

Sunday 22nd August 10.15am There is a physical service in church, led by Revd Tim Edworthy. Booking is essential

 Weekly services

Our weekly morning service this week, is online led by Jonny. Our evening service, at 6 pm will include Holy Communion, and is led by Revd. Carol Murray, in church. Booking is essential.

BMS

Please remember Mel and Tom Spears our link missionaries, in your prayers.

Burial Ground

Volunteers are needed to get rid of the current garden rubbish. Are you able to take home a bag of garden rubbish to put in your brown bin, or you could burn it or take to the tip? Please let Teresa or Paul know if you can help. Thank you so much and look out for a date for more comprehensive working party day.

Foodbank

Thank you for your continued support the Foodbank. They require food items and money, so if you feel you can contribute in some small way to support the Foodbank, we will be happy to accept any donations.

Women’s retreat weekend

Cornerstone and HBC are planning a women’s retreat, weekend of September 17 / 18th in the Cotswolds.  We are now asking people to consider booking a place. Please contact Katherine Robson if you need any further information.

Church cleaning

Emma Chowns has had a couple of volunteers to help with church cleaning, thank you. If you feel you could help Emma would be happy to hear from you. This is an essential part of church life, and we are grateful for those people who serve the fellowship in this way.

Tea and a chat

We are planning to have four get togethers in August, each Tuesday afternoon, 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th August, for a cuppa and catch up, some prayers and maybe a Bible reading or poems. Starting at 9, Marriott’s Close on the 3rd August at 2.30pm

Holiday

Just a reminder that Jonny will be on holiday from August 2nd until August 22nd so if you need to speak to someone, please contact one of the deacons. Thank you

Vi Giles

We reported the death of Vi Giles last week. Her funeral will take place in church on Wednesday 17th August at 1pm. The service will be conducted by Revd. Carol Murray.

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