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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 14th January 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 lunch time.

Contents:

  • News Updates
  • Dates for your Diary
  • Notices


News Updates

COVID Guidance in regard to face coverings
In the UK Government’s guidance on the mandatory wearing of face coverings, face coverings must be worn in places of worship from 10th December, for those not exempt. In an email written directly to faith groups, the Government states that exceptions to this ruling exist for those leading a service, reading and so on, from the front. They also say that “there is a reasonable excuse exemption which allows people to remove a face covering while singing”.
Our interpretation is that, in the whole of WBC Bank Buildings we must all wear masks at all times.  The only exemptions are:

  • where someone on the stage is singing (playing an instrument) or preaching
  • an individual attending the service is medically exempt (as they are currently)
  • disqualified by age (under 11)
Our recommendation to comply with the guidance is that face coverings be worn at all times, including singing in the main body of the Sanctuary, but a face mask may be removed if that person comes onto the stage to share a word.


Dates for your Diary

  • Weyfinders are meeting at the home of Jocelyn and Donald Crocker on Tuesday 25th January at 10.30 am. A  warm welcome awaits you. It will be a "Music for you Morning". Coffee/Tea will be served with light refreshments. The music we all know and love will be ours to bring just bring your favourite CD with you. No doubt a varied and interesting morning is ahead of us. We look forward to seeing you there.
    Dates for your diary: Walking Weyfinders - The February walk on Tuesday 8th will begin at 2.00 pm and will be led by JP and Amanda Dervley. Gill Bridle
                                      February 22nd - Weyfinders Snowdrop Lunch at Abbotsbury Gardens details later         

  • WBC AGM
    WBC's Annual General Meeting will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 25th January, starting at 7.30 pm. See here for the Agenda. The Zoom login details are published in  WBC's Weekly News.

Kids Club Advert

Date Night in a Box
Care for the Family bring back Date in a Box by popular demand. Visit their website for full details.


Notices

Access to Weymouth Baptist Church 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.

WBC Creche
We have taken the decision that due to staff shortages and family circumstances from after the 19th of December until the first week of February the creche will not be staffed. You can still go and use the room and toys but it will be up to you as parents to watch over your child.
We are sorry it has come to this but we cannot continue to run the service with so few staff. I want to thank everyone who has been on the team for all their hard work during this time, you have been amazing and it has been amazing working with you all. We will have to pray and see what the new year brings for our team and the families we look after.
God bless and have a very merry Christmas. Leighanne

WBC Member's Directory 2022
The latest edition of the Member’s Directory has been added to the Member’s Area on our website.
Please take a moment or two to check your details and advise the office if any changes are required.
Members are reminded that a username and password are required to enter the Member’s Area. If you are not registered, instructions on how to proceed are on the Member’s Page, and if you have forgotten your details, contact the Webmaster, Ted Winter.

Care and Share
The Care and Share list is on the notice board in the WBC corridor for any items that you no longer need, or are trying to find.

Volunteers Wanted please

  • To staff up the AV Team  Whether you‘re a hotshot with sound desk mixing or can drive a basic PC your support on a rota to provide sound and vision on a Sunday morning would be gratefully appreciated. Please contact Murray if you might be able to help. Thank you.