HADDENHAM-cum-DINTON BAPTIST CHURCH

SUNDAY 20th June 2021

Jonny and the deacons are meeting via zoom and are continually monitoring the situation and trying to support people the best way they can, we will try to help, but please let us know of your needs. Please contact Jonny on 01844 291548

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 £602 per week, and the mission total is now £450.

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 Carol Francis, Vi Giles, Karen Raphu, Carol Murray, Tom Bucknell, Rosie Pearce, and Jean Pearce. 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 send our best wishes to Sally Smith on her 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.

Church re-opening

Sunday 20th June There will be an online service led by Jonny Fillis

Sunday 20th June 6pm There will be a physical service in church led by Helen Bancroft from Cornerstone. Booking essential

Sunday 27th June There will be a physical service including Holy Communion in church, led by Jonny. Booking is essential

Sunday 4th July There will be a physical service in church led by Revd Ruth Bottoms. Booking is essential

Sunday 4th July there will be cream teas at church 3 – 5pm, raising money for Mission, followed by a Songs of praise service at 5pm

Sunday 11th July There will be a morning service led by Revd Carol Murray. Booking essential

Weekly services

Our weekly morning service this week, is online led by Jonny. The evening service which is physical in church is led by Helen Bancroft from Cornerstone. Booking essential

BMS

Please pray for Mel and Tom Spears our link missionaries, as we have a ZOOM meeting with them..

Burial Ground

Shortly we will be organising a day when we will try and do as much work in the burial ground as we can. It will be on a Saturday, and you can come and help for as long as you want. Bring a picnic, we could even have a BBQ, however before a date can be fixed we need volunteers to get rid of the rubbish, even if it’s a single bag that you can take home and put in your brown bin or stuff you can burn or take to the tip. Please let Teresa or Paul know if you can help. Thank you so much and look out for the date!

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 DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Cornerstone, alongside HBC are planning a women’s retreat. This is planned for the weekend of September 17 / 18th in the Cotswolds. More details to follow. Please contact Katherine Robson if you need any further information.

Church cleaning

The cleaning team have recommenced their dedicated work of ensuring the sanctuary and associated spaces, are a pleasant and clean environment, for us to use for worship. The team is now very small and are looking for more volunteers to join them. If you think you could give a couple of hours of your time on a regular basis to help, please have a word with Emma Chowns who is organising a rota on our behalf.

CBA assembly

Saturday 26th June 10 – 11.30am via ZOOM. All are welcome.   https://tinyurl.com/8ar7s286 Meeting ID: 876 5443 3693 Passcode: Assembly

Haddenham Scarecrow Festival

The 6th annual Haddenham Scarecrow Festival is open and will run every day until Monday 21st June. There are 97 official entries plus  a few extras. The Scarecrow Trail Map is available to download from the haddenham.net website.  This year we are raising funds for the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Details about how to donate are listed on the Trail Maps and on Haddenham.net. We are respectfully discouraging photos of Scarecrows being posted on local social media during the first week of the Festival. Everyone can vote for their THREE favourites by text 07554 141810 or email scarecrowhaddenham.festival@gmail.com by midnight on Monday 21st June

Monday Homegroup

This group meets on a Monday evening 7.45pm via ZOOM and is currently looking at aspects of Celtic Christianity. If you would like to join, please have a word with Jonny.

Brian Dodds memorial service Saturday 26th June

The memorial service for Brian Dodds, one of our Methodist friends, is being held at our church on Saturday 26th June at 11am. Afterwards there will be refreshments served at the Methodist church. Please have a word with Jonny if you wish to attend.

Songs of Praise

We are holding our annual cream teas from 3 – 5pm followed by a songs of praise service on Sunday 4th July in the church courtyard. This is a mission event. If you have a favourite hymn and would like it included, please have a word with Jonny asap

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