Christian’s Against Poverty (CAP) Christmas hamper collection!
This year Sally, Claire and Ian wanted to work directly with the churches of Weymouth and Portland to support our families, couples and individual clients to celebrate whilst they fight to get out of debt. We have approached the churches to ask if they would like to take part in filling a hamper for a family and your church said YES!
Empty hamper boxes will be in your church from Sunday 4th November with a list of recommended items on the front of the boxes. We are also accepting money donations towards hampers and this money will be spent on fresh food for Christmas Day.
We would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone that helps towards these Christmas hampers and another thank you to your church for supporting us and all the people we work with.
Just a reminder from Sally Hunt at CAP that the hamper boxes are being taken to be prepared for the clients after next weekend so Sunday 9th December will be the last opportunity to bring your donations. Many thanks from the CAP team.
Christmas Family Together Service on 16th December
Come and join us as we investigate the Mystery of the New Noisy Neighbour. Bring your friends and come dressed as a character from the story -
Food For The Lantern
It will be the turn of WBC to help provide provisions for the homeless on Sunday 16th December. The green boxes will be in the Welcome Are for your donations together with a list of suggested items. Why not pop a few Christmassy items in as well, as these will be gratefully received. Thank you.
There will be a Thanksgiving Service for the life of Lily Mockett at 12noon on Monday 17th December followed by refreshments. Everyone welcome – wear something colourful!
Church Flowers for Christmas and the New Year
We will be decorating the Church for Christmas on Saturday 15th December from 10am and we would love some help! Everyone is welcome -
We would also welcome donations of flowers and especially greenery (laurel, holly and ivy) if you can spare some. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of flowers then please hand it to Brenda or Doris.
We need to prepare the rota for providing the church flowers for next year. A copy of this year’s will be on the vestibule table, please tick your name if you wish to continue or put a line through your name if you don’t.
If you would like to provide the flowers one week a year, please see Brenda Woodsford. One of our flower ladies will arrange them for you unless you want to do them yourself. Please give us the money a week in advance as it makes our lives easier. Thank you. The list will be out until Sunday 16th December.
Fundraising for Girls’ Brigade
We need your help! If you shop online, please could you sign up to easyfundraising to support 1st Weymouth Girls’ Brigade?
It’s a really easy way to raise money for us – you just use the easyfundraising site to shop online with more than 3,300 well known online stores like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S and when you make a purchase, the retailer sends us a free donation, at no extra cost to you. You can get your groceries, train tickets, or book holidays and much more. You can also get a “donation reminder” ribbon for your computer, tablet, phone in case you forget to click in correctly on subsequent occasions.
We want to raise as much as possible, which in turn will benefit the girls, so please visit easyfundraising, insert 1st Weymouth Girls’ Brigade as the cause and start shopping.
I received a cheque last week for £23.71 raised in the last three months. £302.89 has been raised in total over the last few years but we could use much more! It won’t cost you a penny, so please think about it.
Thank you, Pauline Hardisty.
WBC Letter Racks
These are in the Welcome Area and are for everyone to use (not just WBC members). They get rather full at this time of year; please keep checking to see if there is anything for you.
Dates of Church Members’ Meetings for 2019
Non members’ welcome.
WBC Weekly Offertory Envelopes
Envelopes for BMS and HM
If anyone would like a set of envelopes for 2019 to support our Baptist Missionary Society and Home Mission serving our Churches at home, please speak to Rosemary Croft.
Request from Sharon Chapman
Sharon is returning to England to live just before Christmas and is looking for temporary accommodation for three cats. They do not all have to stay together, so could be 1, 2 or 3. Two of them would be quite happy in a spare room all the time. If you would like a furry friend for a few weeks or know anyone who could help, please see the Hardisty’s for more information. Thank you.
Then you could be just the sort of cool dude or dudess we need to help us storm through the current desperate shortage of AV operators for Sunday morning worship. So (please) pop up to the balcony now (if not sooner) and speak to Murray, Jamie or Rob. Awesome! Thank you and God bless, Murray.
Weyfinders Holiday 2019 -
We really enjoyed our holiday at The Elizabeth Hotel, Sidmouth so we have provisionally booked the above dates for next year. Many have already booked, but deposits are not required until the New Year. If you wish to join us next year you can contact the Hotel Tel 01395 513503. There is also a Freephone number 08000481731. Rooms of various prices according to where they are situated in the hotel. The charge is for dinner, bed and breakfast. For any other details, please speak to June Stephens.
We invited Rev. David Wilson and his wife Wynne to join us for dinner one evening as they live in the area. They send their love to all who remember them. David was our Pastor at WBC from 1986 – 1997.
On the Hub
A copy of the December Mission News can be found on the ‘Hub’ desk. Please help yourself to a copy. Named copies are in the letter rack.
Helper Required for Kids on the Wey
We need another helper to help run the crèche on a once a month basis. You will need to be a member of the church and love playing with little kids and babies. If you would like to help then please phone Julia Mockett.
Many thanks to all who provide the flowers for the church week by week. Please remember that YOU are responsible for giving them out at the end of the service. If that is not possible, please contact Jan McKie. It is such a pity for them to be wasted when someone who is ill, shut in or just needs cheering up could be enjoying them.
BMS Birthday Scheme
When you celebrate another year of life, would you consider making a donation to BMS World Mission? Your donation will be used to promote the work of doctors, dentists, etc. and also includes work towards disease prevention and positive health. On your birthday, you will be given a card and an envelope in which to put any donation. For more information, please contact Liz LeQuesne or Rosemary Croft. Thank you.
Stamps for Mission
There is a container on the ‘Hub’ desk for any used postage stamps.
Please take care when removing the stamps from envelopes. Kindly leave a gap around the outside to ensure that the perforations are not damaged. Thank you.
The latest news featuring items that are of specific interest to Weymouth Baptist Church.
Page updated 7th December
WBC’s memory verses for 2018
Pastor Peter will be away from Sunday 2nd to Friday 7th December.
Kindly inform the Church Office of any changes to your details i.e. address, telephone number or email address. Many thanks.
Please send all pastoral matters to Peter Mockett (Senior Pastor)Thank you.
Peter’s day off is normally a Monday.
Timo, our Youth Pastor, will normally be off on Wednesdays.
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Please Pray For:
Don Bridle, Eric Crouch and John Scannell.
The team taking a service on Tuesday 11th December 11am at Westhaven House.
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