HADDENHAM-cum-DINTON BAPTIST CHURCH

22nd May 2022

Thoughts and prayers

Please continue to remember all those who are ill. Please remember Harry Race and all our young people preparing for their exams in your prayers. Please remember Christine Newman 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 hope Katharine Whitney had a very happy birthday. We also send our best wishes to Alison Hollowell on her 100th birthday. 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.

India Trip 2023

Our numbers have drastically diminished for all sorts of reasons, so we have, with deep regret, decided to postpone the trip until a later date, when more people will be available.

Church Flowers If you can help Teresa with arrange 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 22nd May Morning worship at 10.15am followed by a church meeting

Sunday 22nd May Evening worship at 6pm will be led by Andy Hardy

Sunday 29th May Joint worship at 10.15am with or Methodist friends at the Methodist Church. There will be facilities for the children.

Sunday 5th June There will be an all- age service at 10.15am led by Jonny

Sunday 5th June we will join with St Marys at 6 pm at their church for an evening of praise

Sunday 12th June The morning service at 10.15am will be led by Jonny

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 £658 per week, and the mission total is now £738

Tea with Tim at ‘Tickety Brew’

Tim Chowns would love you to join him for tea and a chat at ‘Tickety Brew’ this Friday, and every Friday at 2pm.

Jan’s Film afternoon

Come and join Jan for another film afternoon on Thurs June 9th at 2.30 p.m. 1 The Croft, to watch. ‘Woman in Gold’

BMS

Please remember all the BMS missionaries in your prayers, especially Mel and Tom Spears our link missionaries, who we hope will visit us in the summer.

Village Fete

Churches Together in Haddenham will be running the refreshments at the village fete on 11th June. We will need cakes for the event so if you can bake us a cake or two, we would be very grateful. We will accept the cakes on the day from 10am at St Mary’s centre or in advance at 6 Long Furlong if they can be frozen. Please supply us with a list of ingredients for any cakes supplied so that people with allergies are properly informed.  We will also need people to help on the day with the refreshments so please contact us so we can fill the rotas. The slots are for 1.5 hours from 12:30 to 2pm, 2pm til 3.30pm and 3.30 til 5pm.  Mary 07763551602, 01844292363

Pick up a Pumpkin Competition.

This year there will be a prize for who can grow the largest pumpkin. Planted seeds are now on sale, please see Jan, £1 a pot for Mission. Thank you.

Housegroups

The Monday Housegroup will meet this week at 1, Stokes End, at 7.30pm. The Tuesday Housegroup, now called TCP (Tea, chat and prayer) will meet at 2.30pm on Tuesday May 24th at 1, The Croft. Thank you

Vintage Church

Vintage Church is meeting again on Saturday, 4th June, in the schoolroom, 2.0 till 4.0pm.  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, ‘Seeing Stars’, and the plan will be for you to map out a constellation so that you can view it in the heavens when the weather permits. Before we meet it would be good if you decide in which direction would be best for you to search for a constellation and then you could choose the most appropriate one on offer. If you need a lift, please contact Joan on 01844 292512 or joan694@hotmail.com.

Spring/Summer Picnics

Throughout the spring and summer months we are holding regular church picnics, usually on the first Sunday of the month on Haddenham Playing Fields (moving to the school room if wet). Just bring some sandwiches, snacks and a chair or blanket, there will be games and it is open to all ages.

Short (and probably wrong) answers to big questions

We have been following the Narrative Lectionary since September, but this now takes a break. Jonny is hoping to run a little series trying to answer some of the questions you have regarding the Bible, faith, life and God. They can be ‘big’ questions, something you were always curious about, or just something that you don’t think we talk about enough in church. Please send your questions to jonnyf87@aol.com and he will start to put the series together.

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