HADDENHAM-cum-DINTON BAPTIST CHURCH

5th December 2021

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 Rosie Pearce, Christina Gulbenkian, Jean Fillis and Carol Murray 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. We wish Marjorie Johnston, Stella Race and Carol Francis a Happy Birthday this week. We hope Bill and David enjoyed their special days. 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 services

Sunday 5th December The morning service at 10.15am will be an ALL-AGE Christingle Service led by Jonny

Sunday 5th December Evening worship at 6 pm will be led by Revd Ruth Bottoms and will include Holy Communion

Sunday 12th December HBC and Cornerstone joint nativity at the Tythe Barn, Manor Farm at 11am with our Methodist friends

Sunday 12th December Evening worship led by Revd Steve Barber at 6pm

Sunday 19th December The morning service at 10.15am will be led by Jonny

Sunday 19th December The evening service at 6pm will ‘Carols by Candlelight’

 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 £647 per week, and the mission total is now £2346

BMS

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

 Gatehouse Rucksacks

This Christmas, Cornerstone are collecting items to fill rucksacks for Gatehouse in Oxford, a charity who helps homeless people. If you can donate any goods or finance some or a whole rucksack, please see Marjorie. This is the last week for donations

Christmas quiz sheets

This year’s Christmas quiz centres around the theme of Christmas. Quiz sheets are now on sale cost £1.00, all money raised will go to Mission. Please see Marjorie for your copy.

Reverse advent calendar

As a Church we will as usual be doing the reverse advent calendar. All the foodstuffs collected will go to the Sharing Life Foodbank in Thame. Please pick up your leaflet from church.

Christmas post box

The church Christmas post box will be available for the next 3 Sundays, 5th/12th/19th. Please only post cards in the box if you know the people will be visiting church during the season of Advent. Thank you

Monday homegroup

The Monday homegroup will be on ZOOM at 7.45 pm on Monday 7th December

Tuesday Housegroup

Tuesday Housegroup will be meeting at the home of Jan Williams 1, The Croft on Tuesday 6th December at 2.30pm. Everybody is welcome.

Mission Christmas Coffee morning

Thank you to everyone who supported the mission coffee morning.

 Infant School Christingle

On Wednesday 15th December Jonny and the Open the Book team will have the privilege of running a Christingle for Haddenham Infant School. This will involve giving every child a Christingle. This means we have 92 packs to prepare. If you are able to help with this a group will be gathering at the Whitney’s (21 Rosemary Lane) at 2pm on Tuesday 13th December. All help is most welcome and appreciated.

Vintage Church

Vintage church will meet again on Saturday, 18th December, in the Schoolroom, from 2.00pm till 4.00pm.

Everyone is welcome, especially seniors! Join us for an afternoon of games, crafts, stories, singing and cake.  This month will be a special Christmas celebration, looking at angels. If you require a lift, please contact Joan, on 01844 292512 or email, joan694@hotmail.com.

 Mince pies

We will need lots of mince pies for the services leading up to Christmas, if you are able to donate any please leave them in the church kitchen and they will be served at various services. Thank you.

 Fresh from the word

If you would like a copy of these daily readings, please contact Jan Williams who is about to place an order. Thank you

Deacon’s meeting

The deacons meet this Wednesday at 7.30pm, please remember them in your prayers, as they discuss many different facets of church life, ranging from very practical matters to how our spiritual life can be enhanced through our worship, mission, and outreach.

 Any weekly news you would like to be included in The weekly news sheet please contact Marjorie Johnston on marjoriejohnston@f2s.com