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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 24th January 2020


Please Pray for:

  • Kathi Chapman, Sue Evans and her mum Jean (currently in Bristol), Cheryl Jarvis, Bob Mockett, Sian (Brenda Woodsford’s daughter), Christine Smith and Pauline; Helen Worall's mother suffering from pneumonia after being in hospital.
  • Pray for Ellie the daughter-in-law of Allan and Brenda Jones.

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Songs Of Praise

Sunday 26th January 5.00 - 6.00 pm at WBC with refreshments from 4.30 pm.

Dates for your Diary

Weyfinders Coffee Morning.

This month will be held on Tuesday 28th January at the home of June and Derek Stephens, 3 Glenburn Court, 42, Preston Road, Weymouth. We shall also be welcoming JP Dervley who will be chatting with us. We shall be delighted to see you from 10.30 am onwards. (Parking is limited but you can park in Melstock Avenue opposite and use the pedestrian crossing island close by to our side of the Preston road).

Welcome to our home if you are new to our Church 
come and make some new friends, you will be very welcome to our active and encouraging group. June Stephens.

Food for the Lantern
It will be the turn of WBC to help provide provisions for the homeless on Sunday 2nd February. The green collection boxes will be in the Welcome Area for your donations where you will also see a list of suggested items.

WBC Annual General Meeting - all welcome

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 noticeboard in the corridor.

The A.G.M. will be held on Sunday 2nd February. The morning service is planned to finish at approximately 11.30 pm, and members are asked to bring a picnic lunch plus a little bit more for any who come unprepared. The AGM is scheduled to start at 12.30 pm.

The agenda for this meeting has been emailed to church members’ and named copies, for those not on email, are in the letter racks in the Welcome Area. There is also a copy on the WBC notice board in the corridor.

Election of Deacons and Elders 2020

Ted Winter is standing down after many years of service as a Deacon (Communications) and Jan McKie will be stepping aside from responsibilities for Church Fabric. Therefore, we are looking for at least 2 new Deacons with responsibility for both Fabric and also Communications/IT support as well as general Deacons. If you would like to nominate someone as a Deacon first speak with them to ascertain their permission and then put it in writing to Peter Mockett or Liz Tripp (Church Secretary).

Michael Hampton is standing for re-election as an Elder in 2020. If anyone wants to nominate someone else (male or female) as an Elder then please speak with Peter Mockett directly without approaching the suggested nominee. Thank You.

Nominations need to be in by Thursday 16th January. The election will be held at the A.G.M.

Mums Together
Looking at the book "The Power of a Praying Parent" by Stormie Omartian at Rhiannon's house. Future meetings:

Thursday 27th February Chapter 15 of the book

Thursday 26th March Chapter 16 of the book

2020 Church Weekend - Reserve the date in your diaries

Our Church Weekend away at Moorlands Bible College, Sopley, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AT is now confirmed as Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August.

There will be facilities to camp or stay residential with full board.

Pick up your brochure and booking form from the Welcome Area..


Emily’s World Challenge
In July 2021, I will be travelling to South India with World Challenge.  Whilst I’m in India, there will be three parts to the trip. The main one will be a community project, followed by a hike and finally a couple of days to enjoy and explore the culture of India. As part of this experience, I have to raise the money myself. In order to do this, I am swimming 1000 lengths (25km) in 3 months! You can see how I’m getting on by visiting my JustGiving page (Emily Dennis).  If you would like to sponsor me or have any other fundraising ideas, please come and speak to me or visit my JustGiving page. Thank you. Emily Dennis.

Spring Harvest 2020
If anyone is planning to go to Spring Harvest, week 2, (13th - 17th April), please contact Sue Sparks.

Church Flowers
This year’s flower rota will be on the vestibule table for the next two Sundays. Please tick your slot if you want to provide flowers for next year. If you no longer want to provide the flowers, please cross your name out.

Please remember that if you provide the flowers, you are responsible for distributing them after the service. If you are unable to do this please contact Jan McKie.

Thank you all for helping to give praise to God in the beauty of the flowers week by week.

Resources Request
Rhiannon is asking folk to save their kitchen tube rolls for Kids on the Wey.

Many thanks.

Eagle's Wings Ministries
The Eagles Wings Ministries Prayer News 85 for January/February 2020 can be found on the ‘Hub’ desk. Please help yourself to a copy to keep up to date with Mike and Angie Stear by using their Praise and Prayer Pointers.

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.