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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: 24th June 2022

Do remember that if you have any words of encouragement, answers to prayer, or other news for the WBC News, please send these to Sue via email ideally by Wednesday lunchtime.

Contents:

  • News Updates
  • Dates for your Diary
  • Notices


News Updates

Sunday Evening Prayer Meetings on Zoom
The leaders have decided that we will continue with our Zoom prayer meetings each Sunday evening, from 6-7 pm. However, once fortnightly, we would like to open up these meetings to the wider WBC membership. The aim is to pray together as a Church and to seek the Lord as to how we should go forward as a fellowship.
The first one for the whole membership to join us is Sunday 3rd July. The Zoom invitation code will be the same each week and the ID is posted in the weekly newsletters.
Please note that this is not the same as the morning Zoom service.

COVID Guidance
The Government has now removed all COVID-related legal restrictions in England.  However, the virus has not gone away and we continue to have a duty of care to visitors, worshippers, employees and volunteers while in our buildings.  To this end, we have eased some of our restrictions where appropriate, and have made others less intrusive, but our aim remains to keep you safe. Therefore, we will:

  • Stop recording visitors’ details.
  • Make hand gel available at various points within the building.
  • Continue to ventilate the Sanctuary, and other rooms in use, with respect to the weather.
  • Continue to make communion a ‘served’ celebration for the ‘bread’, with those serving, wearing gloves, and with individual cups for the ‘wine’.
  • Allow Bibles and songbooks to be handed out where appropriate, but isolate them on return for 72 hrs (3 days).
  • Ask attendees to respect the social distancing request of other attendees.
  • Allow personal choice when it comes to wearing face masks in the Sanctuary and other rooms, but we recognise that it affords a degree of protection in both directions. Folk can take their masks off for singing if they so wish. (We suggest that the Welcome Team should wear face masks).
  • Ask people not to attend if they have COVID symptoms.
  • Continue church cleaning schedule and more intensive cleaning of areas touched by those displaying COVID symptoms while in the church buildings.


Dates for your Diary

  • Weyfinders 0ur next gathering is on Tuesday June 28th at the Ivy House, Groves Garden Centre Bridport at 12:30 pm. Those without transport would welcome a lift please. Jocelyn and June are taking names as we need to let Ivy house know how many are going; the closing date is Sunday 22nd June. We look forward to seeing you there. June Stevens
  • GB Annual Awards and Display The Girls’ Brigade Annual Awards & Display evening is Monday 4th July at 6.15 pm. Come and see what the girls have been doing this year and give your support to the families and staff of our Girls' Brigade company.
  • Advance Notice An evening of Praise & Worship at WBC on Sunday 10th July, 6-8 pm.


Notices

Fellowship News

Cheryl Jarvis
Cheryl’s  funeral will be at WBC on Monday 27th June 11.00 am followed by a time at the Crematorium. 

The Upper Lounge
With the work on the fire doors now complete we can bring the Upper Lounge back into use.
Ahead of camps using this room during the summer there is a need to clear, clean and prepare the room for them, and a team will be going in on Saturday 9th July to accomplish this.
If you have any personal property in the room you don't want to lose you are advised to claim and remove it by Friday 8th July.

Upcoming Services in June & August
See our Worship Services page for details of a new sermon series, commencing on Sunday 26th June, entitled “The Gospel of Mark: Jesus the Suffering Servant”.

Are you a Flower Arranger, or would like to be?
The flower team is sadly depleted at the moment and we are looking for new volunteers. Don’t be daunted, we are happy to teach and advise and you won’t be asked to become part of the rota until you are confident to do so.
The rota is very flexible and fits around you and your availability.
If you are interested then, please contact me (Sarah Etheridge) for a chat.

Baptist Assembly 2022
Was in Bournemouth from 14th-15th May. Many people also joined online.
If you missed any of the sessions, you can catch up with them here.


Home Communion
Anyone wishing to receive Communion in their own home (preferably on a Thursday) please contact Jo-Jo (details in the Members Directory or via the Office).

WBC Prayer Chain

WBC has a 24 hour Prayer Chain, which is for anyone to use but also for anybody not in a Life Group. There is room for anyone else who would like to join this group, we rarely get calls in the middle of the night.
For anyone who may be interested in knowing more about this then please speak to Doris Flack.

Updates to Member’s Documents
Following the Church Member's Meeting on 8th May, the Members' Directory and Ministry Teams List 2022 have been updated and uploaded to our website's Member's Area.
Members are kindly requested to log in and check their details are correct. If you are unable to do this and have recently changed your contact details or a ministry you are (or were) involved in, please advise Sue in the Office or Ted Winter, and we will make any necessary amendments. Thank you.

Sunday Morning Zoom Meetings
Do you have a laptop you no longer love and use? Sue and Steve, Angie and Ted on the Zoom team would appreciate not having to bring their own laptops into church each Sunday for the service, and a laptop permanently in place specifically for church Zoom meetings would be ideal.
If you have a laptop that isn't too old and is capable of uploading video (or even if you are unsure) please have a chat with me, Ted Winter.

We (still) want your selfies!
We now have 46 photos of members in our Member’s Directory photo album, which means 78 members are still thinking about it!
Photos of partners together are OK as I can digitally separate you(!), but passport photos can cause problems.
Kindly email or give your photos to me, Ted Winter as soon as possible. I will be happy to give any assistance needed.

Mission News
The Douglas Family – June 2022
Douglas FamilyThey all send their greetings from Kathmandu, they will very soon be in the UK on their Home Assignment as it will start on the 20th of this month. Unfortunately, they will not be able to visit WBC this time as they have not visited some of their other Link Churches for a while. We look forward to sharing with them in a recorded message whilst they are here.
They have been busy preparing for their visit and working hard; Helen at the hospital and Angus with INF and KISC  - they were praying that he would be able to finish his dissertation before leaving Nepal. Caleb has finished his A level exams and thinks he’s done okay! Quiniso has really loved being at KISC with his brother and sisters but got very tired at the end of the day. Charis and Esther both look so grown up now.

They have had elections there in Nepal and for them, it meant a two-day holiday and the chance to walk around traffic-free streets and even being invited to an election feast. Interesting to hear that the new mayor of Kathmandu is a charismatic young rapper and civil engineer, his name is Balen Shah.They are so grateful for our prayer support and ask that our prayers will support and cover them over the next months.
Please Pray for their home assignment preparation and tour, having not done one for 3 years. It is going to be very busy with lots of travel, speaking engagements and different places to stay.
Please pray for strength, joy, good conversations and especially for Quiniso that he would feel safe and secure despite all the changes.
Please pray for INF’s health agreement with the government to be approved and signed before it expires in mid-June.
Finally, they would ask that you pray for Caleb as he says goodbye to his friends and home for the last 10 years and that he transitions back into life in the UK (he was only 8 when he arrived in Nepal). Pray that he will settle well into the community at Lee Abbey and for them as a family as they prepare to leave him behind when they return to Nepal in August.

Rosemary Croft

Douglas family UK tour 2022

Dear friends,


We are in the final few days here in Nepal before we fly back to the UK. Caleb has had his graduation ceremony, exams are completed and this week the children have fun activities and sad goodbyes to end their school year.

Angus is madly writing and editing his dissertation (in between meetings) and Helen is trying to get organised for our HA tour and ensure we have our required covid vaccine certificates (3 different continents so 3 different systems to apply on!)

We look forward to meeting many of you while we are back, but know that it is unlikely we will see everyone we hope to. It is a busy schedule and includes Didcot debrief, London medicals and BMS conference. Below are the dates and locations of our speaking engagements; if you would like to come along and say Hi you are most welcome. Please pray for good connections and relationship building with our supporters, link churches, family and friends, and for some rest and refreshment in the midst of the busy moving about.

God bless you,


love from


Angus, Helen, Caleb, Charis, Esther and Qiniso

 

Speaking engagements;

                         London medicals (28th +30th)

Sun 3rd July                 11 am               Sockets Heath Baptist Church

                         BMS conference 4th-8th July

Sun 10th July               10.30 am         Malvern Baptist Church

Tue 12th July               6.30 pm           Clevedon Family Church

Thurs 14th July            6 pm                Westbury on Trym Baptist Church

Sun 17th                      10.30 am         Torrington Baptist Church and Newton St Petrock, N. Devon

Wed 20th                    7 pm                 Upper Trosnant Baptist Church, S.Wales

Thurs 21st July            6.30 pm           Tabernacle the Hayes, Cardiff

Sun 24th July               11 am               Bethal Church, Caerphilly