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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 5th December 2019


Please Pray for:

  • Sue Evans and her mum Jean (currently in Bristol), Cheryl Jarvis, Christine Smith and Pauline; Helen Worall's mother suffering from pneumonia after being in hospital.
  • The teams taking services on Tuesday 10th December 11 am at Westhaven House and Wednesday 11th December 11 am at Rodlands Care Home.

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CAP Christmas Stocking Appeal

Stockings are due in this week for CAP Christmas Stocking Appeal (full details below in the Notices).

Drop off either at St Mary’s Weymouth, (open 10.30- 3 pm daily) or at Easton Methodist Church, Portland on Sunday or Claire at WBC this Sunday. Alternatively, call Tracy Tel. 07809 591787 and she will arrange collection.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed - we are just so excited to see how these bless people! Claire, Sally and Tracy

Walking Weyfinders 
The next walk is around Preston and Lodmoor on Tuesday 10th December. Please meet at 2.00 pm at the play area in Oakbury Drive (Lodmoor end). This walk will be led by Mary Brightwell and Gill Bridle and will last approximately 1.5 hours before returning for refreshments.  For any who prefer a shorter walk, there will be an opportunity to return slightly earlier.
The January walk around Wyke Regis is on Tuesday 14th January meeting at 2 pm in Shrubbery Lane.

Please speak to Gill Bridle for further details and collect a 2019/20 programme from the Hub.

Mums Together
Leader – Rhiannon Spracklen (07999 639161).

Tuesday 17th December - 12.45 pm Lunchtime Christmas social – ‘Bring and Share’ buffet lunch.

Advent Carol Service
You are invited to an Advent Carol Service at St Joseph's Church on Thursday 19th December at 6 pm. There is a poster on the WBC notice board in the corridor.

Election of WBC 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 during the A.G.M.

WBC Annual General Meeting
Our A.G.M. will be held on Sunday 2nd February 2020 following the morning service.

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 notice board in the corridor.

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.


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.

We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday 14th December from 10am.  Please come and help us and join in the fellowship. You do not have to be able to arrange flowers to help; there will be many candles etc. to arrange around the church.

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.

Urgent Request
Timo is looking for an electronic keyboard for the Youth band to borrow; ideally, it would be on a long-term loan. Tel. 07968 032779 if you can help. Also a sofa for the youth work if you have one spare.

Fellowship News
Dear Friends,   What a lovely surprise to see June, Derek and Peter Brunwin this week, we had a lovely time and they were able to stay for lunch as well. So nice to catch up on WBC and family news, it made my day. I want to thank you for all the cards and gifts that they brought with them too; I will enjoy opening them at my leisure.
     A very Happy Christmas to you all, and a Blessed, Peaceful and Healthy New year. John and I had so many wonderful years with you all, I do miss him. I am happy here, and am so well cared for and have a lovely room of my own, and our communal lounges are very nice. I can go to Church on Sunday, it’s so close to where I am and if the weather is not good I am picked up. I am doing quite well at the moment now 91 years.
     God bless you all, thank you for your love and prayers.
     Evelyn xx

CAP Weymouth and Portland Christmas Stocking Appeal
As you are probably aware, each Christmas CAP seeks to bless the people we work with in a practical way. In partnership with the churches of Weymouth and Portland, we have been able to provide a generous food hamper to families in previous years. This year we are being even more adventurous and, with your support, plan to provide every CAP client and each member of their family with a Christmas stocking, and we ask for your support to make this possible! Read more ... 

Resources Request

  • Jayne is looking for a few resources. If you have any clear jars with lids, please could you give them to her in the next two weeks. She also is looking for fabric that can be used for a nativity collage: browns, shiny, rich colours, fake fur.
  • Rhiannon is asking folk to save their kitchen tube rolls for Kids on the Wey.
    Many thanks

Free Advent Calendar from MAF
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Weyfinders Seasonal Events

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.

Our new Weyfinders programme has details of the varied monthly events on offer. The Walking Weyfinders programme is carefully planned for both those who are able, and for those who like a more gentle stroll, and is followed by refreshments with our host. Pick one up from the ‘Hub’ desk or see one of the team.

Recycling - Plan “C” For Paper Cups
We have now discovered that paper cups and tetra packs (cardboard juice boxes) can be recycled at Southill car park. There is now a new bin in the kitchen under the dirty tea towel rack for this purpose. Please rinse out juice boxes and flatten. Plastic cup lids go in plastic recycling in corridor as before. Thank you.

A reminder that members of the congregation can still bring their own mugs to reduce the environmental impact.

WBC Lockers
The missing keys to the security lockers outside the kitchen have been replaced. Please watch for children playing with them so they don’t go missing again!

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.

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.