Newsletter – December 2019

Newsletter – December 2019

3rd December 2019

Reading: Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

 

Please note the following events happening during December

8th     Prayer breakfast in church 8:30am

10:30am Toy Service

9th      Cameo in church 2pm

Leadership Meeting in church 7:30pm

13th    Wreath Making in church 2pm

14th    Decorating the church 10am

18th    Film night in church with nibbles 7:30pm “The Christmas Child”

22nd   NO MORNING SERVICE

Christmas Party 3pm

Nativity & Carols by candlelight 5:30pm

25th    Christmas Day family service 10:30am (Please bring one of your gifts, wrapped/unwrapped)

 

Notices:

On 8th December we will be holding a Toy Service at 10:30am. This is a venture arranged by Godalming Baptist Church to provide toys for the Merton Christian Care Association. Further details can be found on our Facebook page or at the back of the Church. Gifts may be in the form of toys (new or as good as new) or cash. Our collection that day will be donated to the appeal.

There will be a meeting of members of the Horticultural Society in church on 13th December at 2pm to make Christmas Wreaths.

The church will be decorated on 14th December commencing at 10am. As usual many as many helpers as possible will be required.

We will be holding a film night on 18th December. Refreshments in the form of nibbles will be provided by Ian but he would appreciate any donations of food. The film will be “The Christmas Child”, it’s a beautiful film and we encourage you to come and bring a friend.

Our Christmas party will start at 3pm on 22nd December with food being served at 4:30pm. The Carol Service, which will include a children’s Nativity, will commence at 5:30pm.

Please note that all future events will now appear in the calendar on the church website as well as the notice sheet. There will no longer be a calendar in church.

A reminder: Please let Roger have your used postage stamps for Home Mission.

When buying items over the internet it is possible to raise funds for the church. You will need to register on www.easyfundraising.org.uk selecting Chiddingfold Baptist Church as your chosen charity. Subsequently, if you are buying something, go into the EasyFundraising website, enter the name of the company you are buying from and if they participate in the scheme click on their name and go to their website.

 

Speakers for December

1st       Trevor Roff from Open Doors

8th      João Bolzan, Pastor

15th     Derek Partner, Elder

22nd    NO MORNING SERVICE

25th     Charlotte Bolzan (Christmas Day family service)

29th     João Bolzan, Pastor

 

Prayer Requests

*Note: Due to GDPR  we cannot print everyone’s name but have input their first initial; the Lord knows who needs our prayers*

D, S, D, M, D, J, C, A, R & S

Pray also for our country, especially the upcoming election.

Pray for the family and friends of Harley Watson, a young boy who lost his life in Essex when a car ploughed into students (2/12), pray also for the other five students who were injured.

Pray for the families of those who were killed and those who were injured in the London Bridge terrorist attack.

Pray for those suffering from illness at the moment, physical, mental and spiritual.

Prayer for those who find the holiday season difficult.