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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: 5th August 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
The leaders are meeting for prayer every Sunday evening between 6-7 pm to pray and seek the Lord as to how we should go forward as a fellowship.
However, once fortnightly, having got the business side of things done, we would like to invite church members and friends to join us at the church in praying together as a church.
The next joint prayer evening is Sunday 14th August, starting at 7.15 pm.
Join us, and be a part of the process of discovering where God is leading us.

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

  • Walking Weyfinders  Would you like to join us for a walk?
    The August walk will start at 2.30 pm from the car park entrance by the Cemetery in Moreton on Tuesday 9th August.   Peter Joslin will lead this walk for approximately 1.5 hours before returning to the cafe at Moreton Garden Centre for refreshments. For any who prefer a shorter walk, there will be an opportunity to return earlier.
  • Alfresco Watercolour Painting Come and join Gill Bridle and I for a water colour painting session on Saturday 20th August. We will start with refreshments and an introduction in the hall at 10: 45. Then we will move up to the harbour side (weather permitting). We can provide paper and some paints if you don't have any. Bring a chair with you. No previous experience required. It will finish by 1 pm.
    To book contact Julia Mockett or Gill Bridle.
  • Lunch Bunch On your own for Sunday Lunch?
    Why not join the Lunch Bunch for a friendly meal together?
    Our next lunch is a 'Bring and Share' on Sunday 21st August in the garden of Peter Joslin's home.
    Book a place and get all the details from Jill Hogg.
  • Upcoming Sunday Services Visit our Worship Services page.


Notices

Kids on the WeyCamps
We extend a Warm Welcome to the OAM Beach Mission staying with us from Saturday 6th August to Saturday 13th August.
While camp is in our building, Members are asked to ring the front door bell and wait for the door to be opened if they need to enter the building while the camp is here.

Fellowship News 1
Posy Roberts, granddaughter of Gillian and Derek Greenacre,  will be dedicated at The PrayerHouse Chickerell  (the building between the Library and the Shop),  on Sunday 7th August at 4 pm.  All are very welcome.
Gillian Greenacre


Fellowship News 2
Warm WBC Congratulations to Fred & Doris Flack celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary this Sunday 7th August.

Prayer for Leaders Meetings
As well as joining the leaders for prayer (see News Updates, above) members are also asked to pray for the various leaders meetings throughout the month:

  • The Leaders Forum, every Sunday evening
  • Elders meeting, Tuesday 9th August
  • Deacons meeting, Tuesday 9th August

WBC Prayer Meeting, Sunday 31st July
We focused on unity and Psalm 27 was read. The main 18 points for prayer were:
1. For wisdom. 2. That leaders do not grow weary in doing good. 3. For humility. 4. Unity and love in the leader's families. 5. For trust in God. 6. For encouragement. 7. For Godly friendship and connection. 8. For boldness. 9. For guidance and direction from the Holy Spirit. 10. For connection with other leaders and ministries. 11. For growth. 12. For the love of God. 13. For protection from temptation. 14. For health. 15. For unity. 16. For purity. 17. For sincerity. 18. For abundant blessings.
Dave Rees

Taking Our Church Forward
Is God telling us which way to go as a Church?
If you receive any words, pictures, visions, prophecy, etc. that God has laid on your heart, we would love to hear from you.
Let's see if we can put some pieces of the puzzle together, and see the picture that God is giving us here at Weymouth Baptist Church.
Please send your items to Sue in the WBC office to be collated.
These can be used to give to our new Pastor, when one is appointed, at the appropriate time.
We are praying that God will show us the way, as He leads us forwards.

Situations Vacant

There is a new page on this website advertising ministries within WBC that are looking for new volunteers to join their team.
    Currently advertising are:
    • The Flower Group
    • The Zoom Meeting Team
    • The Audio/Visual Team
        If you are looking for a role within our church and you think one of these might fit, this page has the details.
          Are you a team leader looking for volunteers? Contact the webmaster, Ted Winter, to advertise the vacancy.

          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).

          We (still) want your selfies!
          We now have 46 photos of members in our Member’s Directory photo album, which means 75 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.