The latest News, Events and Notices
Featuring items of specific interest to Weymouth Baptist Church.
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Page updated 19th July 2019
- Please Pray for:
- News Flash
- Dates for your Diary
Please pray for:
- Don Bridle, Rosemary Croft, Evelyn Felstead, Liz Joslin, Ray Spracklen, June Stephens and Jo Jo Tye.
- Members and staff of our Girls’ Brigade going to camp at Weston Super Mare from Wednesday 24th July to Wednesday 31st July.
The Douglas Family, speaking at the following:
Sunday 21st July - Mount Pleasant and Bethel, Caerphilly
Sunday 28th July - Tabernacle, Penarth
will be away on holiday from July 20th until August 4th.
Please refer any pastoral matters to the Elders.
We are planning for a Baptismal Service on Sunday 8th September. If you are interested in being baptised and/or would like to know more about baptism then please speak to Peter, Jayne or Tim.
Dates for your Diary
Weyfinders are gathering in the beautiful garden of Doris and Fred Flack, 1Melstock Avenue, Preston Weymouth this Tuesday 23rd July from 12 noon. Please bring your own picnic with you.
If you have not been to Weyfinders before here is your opportunity to picnic and get to know us, relaxing in lovely surroundings.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
that next week’s edition of the Reminder dated Sunday 28th July will be the summer issue to cover the month of August. Then the next printed issue will be on Sunday 1st September.
The next walk is on Tuesday 13th August. Please meet at 2.00pm outside the Lobster Pot, Portland Bill. This walk will be led by JP & Amanda Dervley and will last approximately 1.5 hours before returning for refreshments in Swaffield Gardens, Wyke. For any who prefer a shorter walk, there will be an opportunity to return slightly earlier.
The September walk is on Tuesday 10th September meeting at the Esplanade, Lodmoor.
Kids Club through the Summer Holiday
See the times and activities on the poster.
WBC First Aiders TrainingDue to lack of availability of First Aiders, the training day has provisionally been moved to Saturday 14th September.
Kindly see Ted Winter as soon as possible to confirm your availability, or if you would like to join the WBC First Aiders team.
Dates of Church Members’ Meetings for 2019r.
The last scheduled meeting for this year will be on Tuesday 22nd October at 7.30pm.
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.
Youth and Children's Ministry Report
Tim's report can viewed in the Member's Area.
Weymouth and Portland Debt Coach Job Vacancy
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Debt Center team as a paid Debt Coach. Read more.
As many of you will know our PAIS worker, Marina Moyses, has now moved on and will be working for PAIS in Burnley from September. She will be working as a volunteer with no income and so if anyone wants to support her financially please set up a Standing Order to her bank account (Sort Code 236972, Acc No 05741925). She will be very grateful for any gifts she receives. During her time in Weymouth all support from her home church in Brazil stopped and she now views WBC as her home church! It would be wonderful if we could meet her every need both prayerfully and financially.
Someone kindly loaned Marina a laptop, if anyone knows who it belonged to then please contact Anne Callaby.
Host Our Pais Worker
Would you like to host our worker from next September?
A bed with breakfast and evening meal is what is needed. The church can finance this for you. If interested please speak to Neil Hardisty.
Due to staff holidays, the crèche will not be manned during the last two Sundays in August and the first Sunday of September. However, the crèche and it's facilities will be available to those parents who are willing to look after their own children and pack away any toys used at the end of the morning.
If anyone is planning to go to Spring Harvest (week 1 or 2), please contact Mary Dimbleby.
Member's Directory - Printed and On-line
For those who requested a printed version, please collect your named copy from the letter racks in the Welcome Area.
For the remaining majority of members the Directory can be viewed, and downloaded for printing yourself if required, from the Member’s Area of our website. To enable you to do this, and to see the other documents there, you will need to register on the website with a Username and Password. Full instructions on how to do this, including a video, are on the Members page. This only needs to be done once. Instructions for printing are on the same page as the Directory. If you are still having difficulty, Ted Winter will gladly assist.
To comply with Data Protection regulations all members are kindly asked to destroy their copies of the “old” 2016 Member’s Directory, and new 2019 Directories (printed and downloaded digital copies) are for personal use only and should not be copied and passed on to others, in printed or digital form.
News Letters on the Hub
- Eagles Wings Ministry. Copies of their June to August News Letter contains the itinerary of Mike & Angie Stear’s recent trip to Rwanda. Please help yourself to a copy from the ‘Hub’ desk.
- Angus and Helen Douglas' May edition of their Prayer Letter.
- Various other news letters and leaflets available.
Vacancies at WBC
- We are seeking to find more help for the crèche at WBC. Please speak to Julia Mockett if you are interested.
- Could you offer to help set up and clear away when we have a morning Communion Service? 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.
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.
Jack was a blind poet and author and a regular member of our congregation when he and his wife lived in Weymouth. If anyone is interested in books by and about Jack, please see or ring Marian Albery Tel. 834875.
New Life GroupsMeeting on Tuesday evenings at the home of Nigel Ovenden, and Wednesday evenings at the home of Martin and Sara Gardener. Please use our Contact Form if you need more details.
WBC Letter RacksThese are in the Welcome Area and are for everyone to use (not just WBC members).
Church FlowersMany thanks to all who provide the flowers for the church week by week. Please remember that YOU are responsible for giving them out at the end of the service. If that is not possible, please contact Jan McKie. It is such a pity for them to be wasted when someone who is ill, shut in or just needs cheering up could be enjoying them.
BMS Birthday SchemeWhen you celebrate another year of life, would you consider making a donation to BMS World Mission? Your donation will be used to promote the work of doctors, dentists, etc. and also includes work towards disease prevention and positive health. On your birthday, you will be given a card and an envelope in which to put any donation. For more information, please contact Judith Dodd or Rosemary Croft. Thank you.
Stamps for MissionThere is a container on the ‘Hub’ desk for any used postage stamps.
Please take care when removing the stamps from envelopes. Kindly leave a gap around the outside to ensure that the perforations are not damaged. Thank you.