HADDENHAM-cum-DINTON BAPTIST CHURCH

SUNDAY 19th September 2021

September onwards

Jonny and the deacons have discussed the opening of church again, and in the light of the new guidance, have decided that although we still need to be cautious, and mindful of people who are still apprehensive about coming back to church, that we will now hold all services in church. We will stick to the pattern of holding a service every Sunday morning, and then an evening service on alternative weeks. The details will be published in the weekly news sheet. We will still be asking those of you who are willing, to continue wearing masks when moving around the church and when singing, and to respect the space of others. We will continue to monitor the situation and if anything changes, we may need to change these suggestions.  Thank you.

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 £623 per week, and the mission total is now £1331

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 baby Rory, Peter Wortley, Teresa Wright, who is still waiting for an operation, Rosie Pearce, who awaits treatment, and the family of Valerie Ashcroft as they come to terms with her death, and anyone else who is not feeling too well. 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. 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 19th September There will be a joint service with our Methodist friends at their church at 10.15am

Sunday 19th September There will be the annual feast service at Churchend at 5pm

Sunday 26th September Harvest festival and a service of recognition for Jonny led by Dr Anthony Clarke and Geoff Colmer

Sunday 3rd October. There will be an ALL- AGE SERVICE led by Jonny at 10.15am

Sunday 3rd October. The evening service at 6pm will be led by Dr Nick Wood and will include Holy Communion

BMS

Please remember all the BMS missionaries who have recently left Afghanistan, some leaving friends and colleagues behind and Mel and Tom Spears our link missionaries, in your prayers.

Burial Ground

Thank you to everyone who has helped with the burial ground. There are still many jobs to do, please have a word with Paul if you can help in any way.

Ride and Stride

We would appreciate receiving any outstanding sponsorship money, so we can send the total to Bucks Historic Churches. Thank you.

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.

Monday homegroup

The next Monday homegroup will be Monday 20th September 7.45pm via ZOOM. If you would like to join, please have a word with Jonny

September 26th Service of Recognition

This is notice of a special service on Sunday 26th September at 10.15am. It’s a year since Jonny and the family joined Haddenham Baptist Church, but due to the pandemic, we couldn’t formally welcome Jonny as our minister. This service will be a joint service with the Methodists, and will include representatives from Regents Park College, CBA, the local churches, schools, and organisations. The church family and Jonny’s own family will also be there. Afterwards there will be a BBQ lunch when people will be able to chat and enjoy fellowship together.

Nearer the time we will be looking for people to let us know if they are coming for catering purposes. If you can help in any way, either by donating some food, making something, or helping on the day please have a word with Jan or one of the mission committee. Thank you

Link to Hope Shoeboxes

All the smiles will be even brighter and whiter when they receive our shoe boxes. Please add toothpaste and toothbrush to your shopping list this week. We can make such a difference to people’s lives

Tea and chat

The Tuesday afternoon House Group is this week 21st September 2.30pm at Jan’s, 1 The Croft.

A time for tea and conversation, prayers, and Bible reflections. Everyone welcome and hope to see you there

Church Meeting

This Wednesday, 22nd September, at 7.30pm in the Baptist Church Schoolroom we will be holding our church meeting. Everyone is welcome.

Mission Coffee Morning Saturday 9th October

There will be a coffee morning 10 – 12 noon in the schoolroom on Saturday 9th October raising funds for mission. If you can donate a cake, please have a word with Jan or Katharine Whitney.

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