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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 20th October 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



Dates for your Diary

  • Weyfinders are on holiday at Sidmouth from Sunday 17th October to Thursday 21st October.
  • Weyfinders will be meeting for lunch at 12 noon on Tuesday 26th October at Holme Nurseries. If you need a lift, please contact Jocelyn Crocker or June Stephens
  • A Christmas Family Service will be held on 19th December. With Christmas Day falling on a Saturday this year,  the Christmas Service will be held on that day and there will be no service on the Sunday (26th December).
  • Upcoming Sunday Services
    Visit our Worship Services page.
  • Spring Harvest 2022
    See the Local News 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.

Fellowship News

Joan Morris celebrates her 80th birthday on Saturday 23rd October. With best wishes from all at WBC


Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
Please see the CAP page with information about how you can support them as they prepare for an event for their clients and what they are doing for Christmas this year!

Dorset Youth Event
Hosted by Dorset Youth For Christ in partnership with local churches, we bring you RESOUND 2021!
This Dorset based youth gathered event on Saturday 30th October will have various activities, live music and special guest speaker Tim Alford!
To book in and register please visit our website for more details or follow the link below:
https://www.dorsetyfc.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/939169846225923/posts/2172180216258207

The Douglas Family – October 2021
They send their greetings from a very wet Nepal as it is monsoon rains at the moment; in many ways so like their previous home in Wales and yet so different. The rain there in Nepal can be a blessing but also causes landslides and deaths.
Sadly, despite much wrangling (milaune-ing) as they say there, it has not been possible to secure Angus’ visa for the Exec Director role at INF until his graduation from his Masters Degree in summer 2022. However, they have appointed him to their ‘International Board’, but this still doesn’t come with a visa. They are looking into other ways to provide visas to tide them over. This means that Angus can work on his dissertation, chair the KISC’s management board through their accreditation review and visit INF projects and personnel without getting too bogged down
As a family it has been all change once again! In the second week of September KISC reopened allowing Caleb, Charis and Esther to attend school in person for the first time in 18 months. Classes are still online but it does enable them to be in the same room as their friends and interact face to face at breaks. Obviously Qiniso misses them so much (lots of tears) and gets very excited when they come home, he’s been so used to the family bubble. Actually in many ways it has been a blessing as it has been a squash with schooling at home!
Unfortunately after being back in their Nepali home for one month their landlord served them notice to vacate their flat, so at the moment they are looking for a new home and preparing Qiniso for more changes. There is one lesson they are forced to learn, and relearn living in Nepal - that of trust and dependency on God. In the developed world we think we are in control, living in Nepal there is no control.
Maybe the COVID pandemic of the last 18 months has given many in the west a glimpse of the insecurity of life that those in the developing world live with constantly. We all need to trust our ways and plans to our Master, God, who knows the end from the beginning and is not surprised by any of the twists and turns that come our way.
Thank you for your ongoing support and Prayers, they make such a difference.
With love and God’s blessings.
Angus, Helen, Caleb, Charis, Esther and Qiniso.

Please Pray
  • That they are able to sort our alternative visas for their family.
  • For a good family home.
  • For Qiniso to securely attach to them as his parents and to be able to face the changes ahead.
  • For Angus in his new role and his dissertation research and writing.
  • For Caleb as he makes decisions about university and gap year plans, and Charis and Esther as they settle into in-person school with COVID restrictions.
  • For Helen as she cares for Qiniso at home and manages the house search and move, for patience and wisdom. Also for strength and recovery from ongoing health problems.
Rosemary Croft.


Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child

It is once again time to think about Operation Christmas Child shoe box ministry. Shoe boxes filled with gifts for children are sent to underprivileged children who perhaps have never received a gift of their own before. Boxes from the UK are normally sent to children in Eastern Europe.
Gifts could include – a soft toy, hygiene items e.g. soap, flannel, toothbrush, school equipment e.g. pens, pencils, crayons, notebook, a simple toy, hat or gloves. Anything that a child who owns very little would love.Operation Christmas Child boxes are available from Ann Callaby in church, along with a leaflet which explains things fully, or if you are not back in church we can drop one off on your doorstep and collect it when its filled.  If you have some items that are suitable to go in a box, Timo and the young people will be filling boxes at the end of October.
The latest date to bring filled boxes to church is Sunday November 14th.
Alternatively, you can donate online.
Many thanks,
Amanda and JP

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.

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
  • Drivers for Food Bank Weymouth Foodbank are looking for drivers who are willing to collect food from supermarkets and deliver it to the Foodbank hub. Expenses can be reimbursed. If you would like to help please contact JP Dervley for more information.