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The latest News, Events and Notices

Featuring items of specific interest to Weymouth Baptist Church.

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Page updated 15th November 2019


Please Pray for:

  • Claire Atkins, Wendy Butcher (caring for her father in Cyprus), Sue Evans and her mum Jean, Christine Smith and June Stephens.
  • The team taking a service on Wednesday 20th November 11 am at Agincourt Residential Home.

News Flash

Urgent Request
Timo is looking for an electronic keyboard for the Youth band to borrow; ideally, it would be on a long-term loan. Tel. 07968 032779 if you can help.

Baptism Service
We are planning a baptismal service on Sunday 24th November. If anyone has any questions about being baptised then please speak to Peter Mockett, Jayne Newton or Tim Ogutu.

Dates for your Diary

Operation Christmas Child
A reminder that our Christmas Shoeboxes need to be in church by Sunday 17th November please. 

Mostly Mums
Leader – Rhiannon Spracklen (07999 639161).

Thursday 21st November from 9.30-11.30 am. Reading chapter 14 of “The Power of a Praying Parent” by Stormie Omartian. Meeting at Rhiannon’s home 
Thursday 19th December - Lunchtime Christmas social – ‘Bring and Share’ buffet lunch (time to be confirmed nearer the time).


Weyfinders will be meeting in the home of June and Derek Stephens, 3 Glenburn Court, 42, Preston Road, on Tuesday 26th November at 12.30 pm. Following "A Cuppa Soup with a difference" we shall be enjoying the film "Ladies in Lavender” with Maggie Smith and Judi Dench, so it’s a great afternoon of entertainment.

Please bring your own Soup Mug with you; also parking is limited but you can park opposite Melcombe Avenue, and please use the Pedestrian Crossing Island close by for safety on the busy Preston Road. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Mission Prayer Support Team
Find out about and pray for “Mission at Home & Abroad” at 2.30 pm on Thursday 28th November at the home of Len & Rosemary Croft, 47 Field Barn Drive, Southill, Weymouth. DT4 0EE.

WBC Annual General Meeting
Our A.G.M. will be held on Sunday 2nd February 2020 following the morning service.

A copy of the Church Members’ meeting minutes held on Tuesday 22nd October has been emailed to Church Members’ and named copies, for those not on email, are in the letter rack in the Welcome Area. You will also find a copy on the WBC notice board in the corridor.

2020 Church Weekend - Reserve the date in your diaries
We are planning a Church Weekend away at Moorlands Bible College, Sopley, Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 7AT from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2020. There will be facilities to camp or stay residential with full board.


Fellowship News
Please pray for former Church Member Evelyn Felstead. If anyone would like to go and visit her before Christmas then please speak to June Stephens.

CAP Weymouth and Portland Christmas Stocking Appeal
As you are probably aware, each Christmas CAP seeks to bless the people we work with in a practical way. In partnership with the churches of Weymouth and Portland, we have been able to provide a generous food hamper to families in previous years. This year we are being even more adventurous and, with your support, plan to provide every CAP client and each member of their family with a Christmas stocking, and we ask for your support to make this possible! Read more ... 

A Reminder
Last week all WBC children and youth volunteers needed to hand in their volunteer forms. If you have not done it already, please do so by Sunday 17th November. Please give to Julia Mockett, your stream leader or the church office.

Resources Request
Jayne is looking for a few resources. If you have any clear jars with lids, please could you give them to her in the next two weeks. She also is looking for fabric that can be used for a nativity collage: browns, shiny, rich colours, fake fur. Thanks.

Free Advent Calendar from MAF
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Weyfinders Seasonal Events

Our Christmas meal details will be on the notice board shortly, simply add your name to the list.

Weyfinders is an active, enthusiastic and growing group for all those over 50. Come when you can, we will be pleased to see you. We convey our thanks to all those who have contributed in any way to our new-look programme for 2020.

Our new Weyfinders programme has details of the varied monthly events on offer. The Walking Weyfinders programme is carefully planned for both those who are able, and for those who like a more gentle stroll, and is followed by refreshments with our host. Pick one up from the ‘Hub’ desk or see one of the team.

Recycling - Plan “C” For Paper Cups
We have now discovered that paper cups and tetra packs (cardboard juice boxes) can be recycled at Southill car park. There is now a new bin in the kitchen under the dirty tea towel rack for this purpose. Please rinse out juice boxes and flatten. Plastic cup lids go in plastic recycling in corridor as before. Thank you.

A reminder that members of the congregation can still bring their own mugs to reduce the environmental impact.

WBC Lockers
The missing keys to the security lockers outside the kitchen have been replaced. Please watch for children playing with them so they don’t go missing again!

Those that cycle to church are kindly asked not to leave their cycles in the corridors, particularly outside the ladies

toilets and in the cross-passage corridor. These are fire escape routes and must be kept clear at all times. Thank you.

Latest editions of newsletters received, to be found on the noticeboard and/or the Hub:

  • Mission News - The October edition. Named copies are in the letter rack.
  • The Lantern - News and update of their work
  • Eagle’s Wings Ministries Prayer News for September and October.

Spring Harvest
If anyone is planning to go to Spring Harvest (week 1 or 2), please contact Mary Dimbleby.

Vacancies at WBC

  • The crèche We are seeking to find more help for the crèche at WBC. Please speak to Leighanne Hart if you are interested.
  • Communion Could you offer to help set up and clear away when we have a morning Communion Service during 2020? If you would be interested in volunteering to go on the rota (approx. 3 to 4 times a year), then please contact Sue in the Church Office.
  • Sunday Coffee Is there anyone sitting in church each week who would happily serve coffee but doesn't belong to any of the coffee groups? If so, please contact Pauline Hardisty Tel. 785314 as we would love you to become part of a new team for the next rota.

  • Kitchen helpers Jayne Newton is looking for help in the kitchen on Wednesday mornings (Treasures) and Friday evenings (Kids Club) during term time only. These groups are growing and they need help with preparing/serving/clearing up. If you are willing to help, even if only for an hour once a month, please see Jayne or message her Tel. 07522 281539.

Care and Share

Do you have items in your cupboards or sheds you don’t need?

Are there items you do need?

See the list on the notice board in the corridor.