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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 18th September 2021

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

  • Sue Sparks is away from the Church Office next week, Wednesday 22nd- Friday 24th September. Please forward any news updates for next week's email directly to Ted Winter.



Dates for your Diary

  • The Ladies Zoom Meetings have now restarted on Wednesday mornings at 11.30 am.

Ladies Zoom MeetingsThey would love to see some new faces.

See Pauline Hardisty for the Zoom login details.

  • Harvest is 26th September - see below.
  • Harvest Celebration and Fun At St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Sunday 26th September, 3 - 6 pm. See the Local News page for full details.
  • Walking Weyfinders
    On Tuesday 12th October Mary Bennett will focus on historical sites around Easton, Portland starting at 2.30pm. Gill Bridle
  • The next Church Members' Meeting will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 19th October, 7.30 pm. All welcome.

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  • Weyfinders first autumn gathering will take place at Holme Garden Centre and we invite you to join us for lunch at 12 noon on Tuesday 26th October. Book this date in your diaries - further details will appear later so watch this space.
    June  Stephens

  • Upcoming Sunday Services
    Visit our Worship Services page.


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.

Harvest Service

Our Harvest service this year will be on Sunday 26th September. We welcome any donated food items as well as suitably autumnal flowers (or money towards flowers). If anyone is able to provide some wheat or similar that would be wonderful! If you would like to give any monetary gifts towards this, they can be placed in an envelope marked 'Harvest' and left in the offering baskets in the Welcome Area, given to Sarah Etheridge or Sue Sparks.
All offers of help to decorate the church would be appreciated from around 10.30am on Saturday 25th September. Let's make this a bumper celebration of the goodness of God's continued provision.

Weyfinders news for Autumn/Winter 2021 and 1922
We are delighted to tell you we have planned a new programme for the rest of this year and into next as well. We have also been greatly encouraged by the number of walkers and the new faces we have seen. Our thanks to those who have organised these interesting and very pleasant walks for the fit and able of us, and the shorter distance strolls to include the not so able. Great exercise for us all. Thanks also to those who have given us an end of the journey treat - cups of tea, delicious cakes, scones etc.

The new programmes will be ready shortly, listing both the Weyfinder gatherings and the Weyfinder Walks.

Everyone is welcome, we so look forward to seeing you; we have something for all.
We have been blessed during the pandemic by the care and help that many of us have received in various and special ways;  thank you to all involved in serving the Lord  in this way. June Stephens


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.

Church Cleaner Wanted

WBC is looking for a church cleaner.

This is a paid position, 8.5 hours a week to suit applicant. Contact Neil for details.

Accommodation wanted
We've had a request to help a young man from Testwood BC, Southampton:

 

“Benji is 18 and has been employed on an apprenticeship degree with BAE systems based in Weymouth. He is looking for short-term lodgings initially just Monday to Friday. We were wondering if you might know of anyone who takes in lodgers or are looking for temporary house mates. Benji is the son of some of our closest friends and is a very mature and personable young man and we would happily recommend him to anyone you knew of."

 

[They add that Benji is an organised sort of chap but his arrangements have unexpectedly fallen through, hence the urgency].

If you can assist Benji, the contact address is Paul Lailey.


CAP Life Skills
See the CAP page for news on this free course starting 23rd September.


Volunteers Wanted please
  • To staff up the AV Team as we go back into the church building for worship. 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.

  • WBC Crèche We are in real need of helpers whose job role will be to help watch and interact with the children in our care, with the help of the session leader. This will include a wipe down of all toys that are out before, during and after, and also to help pack away them away. Due to children moving up to new groups, and their parent helpers also moving on, we have a real shortage. If we were to lose any more we really would not be able to provide this service for our wonderful children and families.
    If we were able to add just 2 more helpers we would be able to have each person only on once a month. If you feel that this is something you can do then please don't hesitate to get in touch with myself. 
    P.S. We are not operating the crèche until at least the 3rd Sunday that we are back in the building.
    Thank you so much, God bless,
    Leighanne Hart
    Crèche leader at Weymouth Baptist Church