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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 4th December 2020

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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.


Church Reopening
See below under the COVID19 Notices



Dates for your Diary

WBC Prayer Meeting
A Zoom prayer meeting is planned for Sunday 6th December at 7.15 pm. The topic is: Praying for the prodigals. On an attached document there are a number of points from Dave Rees to pray over and into ahead of the meeting. Details on how to join the meeting will be in next week’s WBC News. If you cannot join the Zoom event, pray into the points and cover the meeting with your prayers.

Christmas Family Service 13th December Video

Christmas Carol Service 20th December Video

An invitation
to Neil & Pauline’s Zoom Carol Praise which will be held at 4pm on Sunday 20th December.
Watch this space for more details.

WBC AGM
We are planning to hold this meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 26th January 2021.
Members who are not on email will receive the Agenda and any other information via post.

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 Oguto 07968 032779 (Tim's day off is Wednesday)

Church Reopening
There may be opportunities for Life Groups to meet in the building for bible study. We will be strictly following the current government/Baptist Union guidelines and restrictions for all indoor meetings.


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.


Share your Christmas greetings with others
We can't pass Christmas cards around in church this year, but we can let our friends in the fellowship know we're thinking of them. Our online Christmas pin board is now open and ready for you to post your greetings, with a photo if you wish.

It works in a similar fashion to our online church noticeboard. Just go to tinyurl.com/WBCgreetings click on the red + button (or double-click anywhere on the screen), and in the box that pops up, add a title at the top for your greeting, and then your message below that. Click the upward-pointing arrow to select a photo from your pc or phone. When you're done, click the screen to add your greeting. Your post will be immediately visible to others.

It's a simple process, but if you have any problems, I'm happy to help by email or over the phone. Merry Christmas! Ted Winter.

WBC Weekly Offertory Envelopes for 2021
For those of you who use these, they are being sent out this week. We have 2 sets left, if you would like a set for 2021 please contact Sue via the Church Office, so that they can be sent to you. These can be either:

  1. Given to Neil directly.
  2. Dropped off or posted to: Neil Hardisty. 274 Dorchester Road, Weymouth. DT3 5AR.
  3. Put through the Baptist Church Office side door letter box, marked for the attention of Neil.

Cheques are payable to Weymouth Baptist Church, please ensure that Neil is aware of your unique Offertory Envelope number.

Christmas Opportunities
Although Christmas may look very different for all of us, there are still ways in which you are able to help, at home or abroad, if you so wish:

  • If you would like to support the local CAP Christmas Hamper Appeal this year we would kindly ask for financial gifts towards hampers as the team will be shopping, packing and delivering hampers this year…
    By Bank transfer to Refresh reference CAP Christmas Account number 00024505 sort code 40 52 40 or by cheque payable to Refresh with a note to say it’s for CAP Christmas to Neil Hardisty 274 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, DT3 5AR.  Thank you for all your support! Claire, Dave & Tracy x 

  • Dominion Hope Academy School, Kenya

Although schools closed, construction work was still able to continue on a new building, which is hoped to open in January 2021.
For as little as £4 you could make a one-off gift to buy essential items such as balls and hula hoops. Larger gifts would go towards desks, etc. Take a look at their website to look at the gift packages available, with the option to make regular payments to help support the whole school, a single class or food programme. 100% of all money received goes directly to supporting the pupils. Thank you for your support in helping to provide for their education, nutrition and pastoral care. Richard Homer

  • Prison Fellowship “Angel Tree”

We were not able to hold our coffee morning this year and it’s important for the children, who are unable to visit their parents in prison, to hear from their dads at Christmas. If you are able to donate, we would be very grateful. This will go towards gifts to be bought for children to receive on behalf of their father.  Cheques payable to “Prison Fellowship” can be sent to: Mrs Pat Lock. 42 Buddleia Close, Preston Downs, Weymouth. DT3 6SG or online to: “Prison Fellowship Weymouth Business Account” Sort Code 30-96-26 Lloyds Bank Account number: 55000268. With many thanks, Marian Albery

  • Operation Christmas Child

Thank you for the amazing response so far. Due to the lockdown, the collection of the boxes has been deferred. You now have until Friday 4th December to get completed boxes or goods to put in boxes to us. Please phone Amanda on 07841 871810 for further details. It’s not too late to make a child’s Christmas and to share God’s love with them. Amanda Dervley

  • Christmas Carol and Nativity Drive In

Permission has been given to screen a giant drive-in Nativity at Weymouth Park and Ride on December 15th, 16th and 17th, 6 pm (gates open 5.30 pm). The event will last approximately one hour. There will also be in-car carols to sing along to and an activity pack including paper chains to decorate your car! Tickets will be £5 per car and will be on sale today via Eventbrite www.bit.ly/3m1raoR or via this phone number 07857 927 190  for those not online. 

Churches from all over Weymouth and Portland are supporting and helping with this event, as well as representatives from Weymouth Town Council, Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens and many others but it is a huge undertaking. What a wonderful opportunity! Please pray for all the team involved in the filming, editing, planning and preparation. Cherry Clarke.

Baptists Together Prayer Broadcasts - Wednesday 7pm
Since the coronavirus restrictions came into force, Baptist Union have been offering an online time of prayer led by their General Secretary Lynn Green and other guests. Please visit their website where you can also watch previous broadcasts.


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.