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The latest News, Events and Notices

Featuring items of specific interest to Weymouth Baptist Church.

For other news, visit the Local News page

Page updated 30th April 2021

Do remember that if you have any words of encouragement, answers to prayer, or other news for the WBC News, please send these to Sue via email ideally by Thursday lunch time.

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>> News Flash <<

Reopening of Weymouth Baptist Church premises
Following considerable prayer and discussion by the Elders and Deacons it has been decided that because of the nature of our building, the size and closeness of the congregation we will not be resuming full worship services at WBC until the "all clear" is given for the relaxing of all social distancing guidelines. As it stands that is scheduled for after 21st June. So, our first planned service in WBC will be Sunday 27th June at 10 am, if all goes to plan. We will of course be following all government guidelines and will continue to make sanitising liquid available, and anyone who desires to continue to wear a face mask will in no way be prevented from doing so. In the meantime, the church will be opening from the beginning of May for smaller groups including Treasures, GB and Youth Cell - each following the appropriate safety guidelines. The online worship service will continue until we are open again. Many thanks for your patience and prayers.
Pastor Peter Mockett on behalf of the Elders and Deacons.

WBC Bank Buildings

If you have reason to go into the premises (by whichever door you use) please can you sign in and out so that we have a record of who has been in the building for track and trace purposes.  There is a sign-in sheet on the table as you go into the side corridor from the side entrance door, and also one on a clipboard at the bottom of the WBC office stairs.



Dates for your Diary


WBC Worship Live Stream, Saturday 15th May, 6 pm

It has been such a long time since we have been able to praise and worship God together as a church family at the church building. Although government/BU guidelines still limit us to how many can be together at church at any one time, a few of us from the worship group (plus our terrific technical team) would like you to join us, via YouTube, in a live stream praise and worship from Weymouth Baptist Church on Saturday 15th May, starting at 6.00pm. We expect the live stream to be for around 45 minutes. Please mark the date and time in your diaries, and join in on YouTube from where you are, to worship Him 'in spirit and in truth'. The link will be published here nearer the time. 

Liz Tripp (Worship Stream Leader).


South West Awake
You may remember that last year, before Covid struck and the country entered into lockdown, planning was under way for the churches to take part in South West Awake. A new date has been arranged for this year, Saturday 19th June 2021 from 10.30-11am. 

The vision behind South West Awake is to see the 630 miles of the South West Coast Path hosted with Christians of all traditions across the region in a chain of prayer and praise. 

As for last year, the prayer positions around the coast from Bowleaze to Abbotsbury, but not including Portland, have been kept for Refresh. 

(As a church, WBC will be taking part in this powerful and profound day). 

If ever there was a time in history when we needed God's hand on this region and nation - it's now. 

Cherry Clarke

Upcoming Sunday Services
Visit our Worship Services page.


Notices

COVID19

Need help?

Church members and regular attenders - Please don’t forget that we have volunteers who are happy to run errands, pick up prescriptions, help with shopping and also dog walking. Contact Sue, Tel: 01305 823350 or Helen Tel: 07730 252481 and we will put someone in touch with you.

Also, there are members of the prayer team who would gladly pray over the phone with you. Again, please contact Sue who will ask one of the team to contact you.

Communication
If you would like to contact any of the Pastors, then please feel free to call them on the mobile numbers below (please respect their time off so they can be with their families):

  • Senior Pastor Peter Mockett 07969 668509 (Peter's day off is Monday)
  • Minister in Training Jayne Newton 07724 285855 (Usual work days: Tuesday, Wednesday and  Friday)
  • Youth Pastor Tim Ogutu 07968 032779 (Tim's day off is Wednesday)

Useful website addresses

WBC’s YouTube Channel: tinyurl.com/WBC-YouTube
WBC's Facebook page:    facebook.com/weychurch
WBC’s Noticeboard:        tinyurl.com/WBCpadlet

Online Sunday Services
While we're on lockdown and producing our Sunday services online, why not subscribe to our Weymouth Baptist Church YouTube channel and get each service automatically? If you're watching a service here on our website, click on the "YouTube" link at the bottom right corner, then, in YouTube, just click on the red Subscribe button, and then the bell icon,
and you will get a notification whenever a new service is posted.

Sermons are still being posted on this website's Weekly Sermons page.

WBC's Online Noticeboard
Do you have a For Sale or Wanted notice, or perhaps a flyer that, in more normal times, would have gone on the Church noticeboard? You can still advertise, but on the Church's virtual noticeboard. Just follow this link and post your notice. If you find this sort of thing daunting, email your notice to Ted Winter, who will "pin" it to the board for you.


Vacancies in WBC
H & S and Fire Safety
At Weymouth Baptist Church we want to ensure that we adhere to all the latest legislation regarding general health and safety, and fire safety. To this end we are looking for a person or persons, who is a church member, to look after the health and safety paperwork and/or the fire safety. The fire marshal course includes fire risk assessments.

The church will pay for an on-line course (webinar) which may also be a useful qualification for use in the volunteer’s secular work.

Should you want to find out more about what is involved, and have an informal chat, please contact Martin Gardener and he will get back to you.

IT Support Technician

This position within WBC has been vacant for some time now. If you are a WBC member and think you may be interested, but unsure and need questions answering, and/or would like to see the job description, please contact Ted Winter for an informal chat.


Weyfinders (50+ Group) Holiday
A provisional booking has been made for 4 nights staying at the Royal York and Faulkner Hotel in Sidmouth, Devon. The dates are Sunday 17th - Thursday 21st October. No more details are available at present but if you are interested, please contact June Stephens (details in the Member's Directory).


WBC Building Plans
If anyone has any drawings of the WBC building and/or piped and electrical services in WBC, would they please give them to Martin Gardener. You can contact him on email or phone (number in the Member's Directory).

He is happy to come and collect any information that you may have.

Ladies Fellowship
Matthew 18:20 For where two or three come together in My name, I am there with them.

Lovely ladies, join us for a morning cuppa and chat via ‘Zoom’ every Wednesday at 11.30 am (please note the change of time).

Just to see someone can make a difference. Ladies, this will open the doors to enable us to have:

  • A chance to speak, looking at each other woman to woman.
  • A time to praise God for all of His provision.
  • A time to share, chat and laugh together.
  • An opportunity to share hope and positivity.
  • Fellowship to build each other up, to encourage one another.
  • With a time of shared prayer at 11.15am


To join the Zoom meeting, or if you need any further information, please contact June Stephens.

For those who do not have ‘Zoom’ the phone, or text  "how are you?" is already working well, and so wonderfully welcoming during the week.

Luke 1:45 And blessed is she that believed.

Please note
This web-page is updated weekly from the WBC News which is emailed to WBC members and regular attendees, and we would ask that you keep personal, church information and family news confidential within the church family.

Thank you.