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 18th October 2019
- Please Pray for:
- News Flash
- Dates for your Diary
Please Pray for:
Claire (whose father died last weekend), Wendy Butcher (caring for her father in Cyprus), Sue Evans (whose mum had a car accident) and June Stephens.
Church Members’ Meeting
The last scheduled meeting for this year will be on Tuesday 22nd October at 7.30 pm.
This will include a congregational vote regarding WBC's recommendation for Jayne Newton to go forward with her application to BU Ministerial Recognition.
Please pray accordingly, chat with Jayne about her hopes and dreams and come prepared to participate.
We send our love and best wishes to Derek Stephens who celebrates his 90th birthday on Friday 25th October – many Happy Returns Derek from everyone at WBC.
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
Food for the Lantern
It will be the turn of WBC to help provide provisions for the homeless on Sunday 20th October. The green collection boxes will be in the Welcome Area for your donations where you will also see a list of suggested items.
Leader – Rhiannon Spracklen. Meeting at Rhiannon’s home from 9.30 – 11.30 am to look at the book “The Power of a Praying Parent” by Stormie Omartian.
Thursday 24th October Chapter 13
Thursday 21st November Chapter 14
Thursday 19th December Christmas Social
Operation Christmas Child
A reminder that our Christmas Shoeboxes need to be in church by Sunday 17th November please.
Any fillers can be left in the box in the vestibule, which will be used to fill boxes by the youth on Monday 11th November or after that taken to the processing centre to be used there.
Full details below.
The November walk around Weymouth Harbour is on Tuesday 12th November, meeting at 2 pm outside The Bridge Fair Trade Shop.
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.
Annual General Meeting
Our A.G.M. will be held on Sunday 2nd February 2020.
A big thank you to everyone who supported our Angel Tree project. Your very kind generosity will enable 30 children to receive a present at Christmas from their imprisoned parent, thus helping to keep families together. This means so much to recipient and sender. Thank you, again. Bless you all, Marian.
Weyfinders Seasonal Events
This commences with our group holiday to Sidmouth Sunday 20th October. We have been enjoying a holiday together for quite a few years now.
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.
Hot off the Press We have a newly designed, not-to-be missed programme with details of the varied monthly events on offer. Our Walking Weyfinders programme is carefully planned for those who are able and also for those who like to stroll and is followed by refreshments with our host. Pick one up from the ‘Hub’ desk or see one of the team.
The latest information from the council asks us not to put paper cups in for recycling. Please do not take cups out of the rubbish bin and put into recycling.
Members who are concerned about this extra material being sent to landfill are encouraged to bring their own mugs to reduce the environmental impact.
Operation Christmas Child
We once again have the opportunity to support the work of Operation Christmas Child, by joining in the world’s largest children’s Christmas project. Through Operation Christmas Child, we can show God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and partner with local churches worldwide to share the good news about Jesus. The shoebox full of goodies is an unconditional gift of love regardless of their background or religion.
So what do we do?
· Get an empty shoebox and cover it with Christmas paper – or get a preprinted box from us.
· Decide if you would like your gift to go to a boy or girl.
· Decide the age you would like your gift to go to – it can be 2-4 years, 5-9 years or 10-14 years.
· Fill the box with a variety of small gifts that a child would love – for instance school supplies – crayons, pens, pencils, notebooks etc. Something to wear – perhaps a hat or a pair of gloves. Hygiene items – soap, flannel, toothbrush, hairbrush. Toys to play with – perhaps a doll or a car, a ball, skipping rope etc. A cuddly toy is always really appreciated.
· Perhaps a photo of yourself or a Christmas card- I know how much the children so appreciate these.
· Please do not include sweets or toothpaste – overseas customs requirements have changed for this year. Nothing war related, no liquids, as if this leaks it can spoil many boxes, nothing sharp or fragile and no four-suit playing cards.
· Please include £5 to cover transport costs.
· Most importantly, please pray for the child who will receive your box.
If filling a whole shoebox is daunting, perhaps you can bring in a few fillers which can be put in a box under the table in the vestibule and these will be combined and put into boxes by our young people.
Boxes and leaflets are available from Amanda and JP and we will put some leaflets on the ‘Hub’ desk.
Many thanks, Amanda and JP Dervley.
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
- Support for Romania - a September update from Alan & Ann Penrose
- Weymouth Food Bank - their September Prayer Bulletin & Newsletter
- Eagle’s Wings Ministries Prayer News for September and October. Also attached is an overview of the conclusions in Michael Green’s book When God Breaks In, which Mike feels is a timely for our nation and the Church in our nation. It is a worthwhile read and a very accessible one looking at significant movements of God by His Spirit from Acts 2 until 21st century.
OAM Beach Mission
During the summer holidays, WBC was host to the OAM Beach Mission. They have sent us an insight of the time they spent here in Weymouth, a copy can be found on the WBC notice board in the corridor.
Youth and Children's Ministry Report
Tim's report can viewed in the Member's Area.
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? 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.