Coming up….

Coming up….

All meetings are by Zoom unless otherwise noted. Details will be emailed nearer the time to those we know are interested. If you would like to receive details please contact us.

Here are the notices for the week starting 25th October.

We would normally be meeting as Coffee Shop at church every Monday morning but, because of the Covid restrictions some of the group are meeting in small groups (six maximum) for coffee at The Cricketers on Mondays between 10.45 and noon. Their marquee is quite cosy currently! Why not pop in – who knows who you may meet for a chat?

Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm. Regular weekly SGBC prayer meeting by Zoom.

Saturday 31st October: the Great SGBC Lockdown Quiz at 7.30pm

On Sunday 1st November we shall meeting at our usual time of 10.30am, and we are delighted that Chris Justice will be joining us to speak.

Looking further ahead:

Daily prayer meetings on Monday 2nd (at 12.30pm), and Wednesday 4th, Friday 6th November both at 12 noon.

8th November is Remembrance Sunday. There will be a simple act of remembrance with a limited number of invited people at the War Memorial. The act of remembrance will be broadcast live on the internet for those who wish to watch. More details nearer the time.

8th November is also the 40th Anniversary of the opening of our current church building. We shall be celebrating with a Zoom gathering at 5pm, and we will be delighted to welcome Barry Cheesman, one of our former pastors.

Amen Shoeboxes. Tim & Marion plan to pack the boxes at 10.30am on Wednesday 11th November in the church lounge so please make your contributions before that;

Samaritans Purse Shoeboxes. Sean has the shoeboxes so if you would like to be involved, please speak to him.

The Tearfund Big Quiz is on Saturday evening 14th November at 7.30pm. This will be similar to our regular lockdown quizzes except we will also be aiming raise awareness of and finances for the work of Tearfund in the developing world. More details nearer the time.

And in other news…

Our recent harvest appeal for BMS raised just short of £1,000 which is a fantastic amount and will go towards the work of BMS in Chad.

And following our harvest service with A’Rocha we also asked members of the fellowship to contribute to making the church building more environment-friendly. We raised over £200 – thank-you – which will pay for bird boxes, bat boxes, bug hotels, bird feeders, buddleia shrubs plus a long line of lavender along the fence. Any volunteers to help maintain please speak with Marion.