HADDENHAM-cum-DINTON BAPTIST CHURCH

SUNDAY 9th  May 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.

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 £567 per week, and the mission total is now £300.

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 and Isobel Forsyth who are in hospital. Carol Murray and Jean Pearce. We also remember the family of Adrienne Ward. 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 Pam and Phyllis enjoyed their birthdays. This week Katharine Whitney celebrates 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 Pam, Jan, or Katharine Whitney.

Church re-opening

Sunday 9th May There will be an online morning service on ZOOM, 10am for coffee followed by a 10.15am service

Sunday 9th May 6pm there will be a physical service in church led by Andy Hardy. Booking essential.

Sunday 16th May 10.15am we will be joining the Baptist assembly via a live link to share with our Baptist friends at home and abroad.

Sunday 23rd May 10.15 There will be an online morning service on ZOOM, 10am coffee followed by a 10.15am service led by Revd Anthony Clarke from Cornerstone

Sunday 23rd May 6pm There will be a physical service of Holy Communion in church led by Revd Tim Edworthy. Booking essential

Weekly services

Our weekly service this week, is an evening service led by Andy hardy, in the church building, at 6pm. Please book your place with Marjorie by sending an e mail or telephoning, 01844 290060.

BMS

Please pray for Mel and Tom Spears our link missionaries,they plan to visit Haddenham on Saturday 19th June 2021 in the afternoon. Please put the date in your diary.

Burial Ground

If you can spare a little bit of time in the burial ground to help with the numerous jobs available, please let Teresa or Paul know. Email Teresa on twizzlewright@icloud.com or telephone 01844 299169

 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.

 Can we help?

As we begin to come out of lockdown in the next few weeks, people are apprehensive about the future.  If you want to chat to Jonny please ring 01844 291548 or one of the deacons. You don’t have to face this alone.

Runner Beanathon
There are a few plants left, please have a word with Julie.

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 Julie Wing if you need any further information.

 Church cleaning

As we begin to meet again in church, the cleaning team will recommence their dedicated work of ensuring the sanctuary and associated spaces, are a pleasant and clean environment, for us to use for worship. The dedicated team is now very small, and they are looking for more volunteers to join that team. 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.

Christian Aid Week (10th to 16th May)                                                                                                                                                                     Christian Aid are asking us to respond to the climate emergency facing our planet.  People living in poverty are on the frontline of the chaos caused by climate change. They are losing food, water, homes and family. Every day people walk further, dig deeper and build stronger to survive, they battle the worst of a climate crisis, they did not create. And now they face a double threat, as coronavirus threatens lives and livelihoods even more.  We can all help by our donations and prayerfulness. Anybody wishing to donate to Christian Aid should contact Katharine Whitney.

Haddenham Scarecrow Festival

5 – 21st June 2021. Further details will be available nearer the time.

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