HADDENHAM-cum-DINTON BAPTIST CHURCH

4th December 2022

Thoughts and prayers

Please continue to remember all those who are ill, or in need of support. Please remember Carol Murray, Kate Cooper, Margaret Boyce, and Jean Hunt in your prayers. If you know of anyone who needs our prayers, please let us know.

BMS Birthday Scheme

We hope. 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. Carol Francis, Stella Race, Kathryn Race and Marjorie Johnston celebrate their birthdays this week.

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.  The flowers this week have been kindly donated by Kate Cooper.

Church services.

Sunday 4th December All age morning worship at 10.15am ‘Croissants and Christingle’ service, beginning at 9.30am. Please remember to bring a tin for the foodbank if you are able.

Sunday 4th December The evening service at 6pm which includes Holy Communion will be led by Revd Ross Marshall

Sunday 11th December The joint morning service with our Methodist friends will include Holy Communion and is at the Baptist Church led by Jonny. We will welcome Matt and Yee Lee Simms into membership

Foodbank

Thank you to everyone who supports the Foodbank. The Foodbank are in urgent need of confectionary, toiletries for men and women and nappies size 7. We are all experiencing a high rise in the cost of living and the need is getting greater.

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 £670 per week, and the mission total is now £2885

Children’s warm space

HBC are providing lunches, free, for those children in need on Wednesday 21st December and 28th December 12 – 2pm. Any help on those dates would be most welcome. Whether that is physical help, monetary donations or goods, Lucy Brighouse and I would be very grateful. Please speak to one of us to see how you could help. Many thanks, Katherine R.

BMS

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

Housegroups

The Monday Housegroup is on December 5th 7.30pm, 1, Rudds Lane. The afternoon Housegroup is on Tuesday 6th December at 2.30pm 1, The Croft. Thank you

 

Vintage Church

This Saturday, 3rd December, 2-4pm, in the Baptist schoolroom. Come and join us for an afternoon of games, crafts, stories, singing and cake! The theme of the afternoon will be, ‘Angels’. We will decorate a Christmas tree and top it with an angel. Please let Joan Day know if you will need a lift: 01844 292512 or email Joan joan694@hotmail.com.

Warm Spaces

The village are organising warm spaces for people to come and enjoy food and friendship together on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10- 4pm. Tuesday will be at the Methodist Church, Thursday and Friday at the Library.

Pantomime trip

We have organised a church trip to see Aladdin on Tuesday 6th December, Aylesbury Waterside at 7pm. We have few tickets left if you would like one, cost £19 per person. Please see Marjorie asap if you are interested. Thank you

Jan’s Film Afternoon

This takes place at 1, The Croft on Thursday Dec 8th 2.30p.m. showing ‘Operation Mincemeat ‘.

Mission Coffee morning

A mission coffee morning on Saturday 10th December 10 – 12 noon. Come and enjoy some Christmas treats.

Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford 9 carols and lessons.

I have a few tickets available for ‘9 lessons and carols’ at Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford on Saturday 24th December at 3pm. If you are interested, please have a word with Marjorie

Volunteers needed

We are looking for 2 volunteers to help with the refreshments at the Village Carol Concert Friday 9th December at 7pm, in the village hall. If you can help, please have a word with Marjorie

Christmas quizzes

These are now available priced at £1.00. All money raised will go to Mission.

Post Box

The church post box is now available in the foyer to exchange Christmas cards with people in the fellowship

Reverse Advent Calendar

We are collecting for the Foodbank this Christmas time. If you are able to donate one item of food for every day in December this will be donated to the Foodbank. Thank you

Fresh from the Word. Journey through 2023 in the company of Christians across the globe in these daily Bible readings with supporting notes, prayers, & thought-provoking questions. Please let Jan know if you would like a copy

 

 

 

 

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