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Charlbury Baptist Church

Dyers Hill, Charlbury, OX7 3QD

CONTACT:

For more information please contact:
Church Secretary, Kay Colyer - Telephone: 01608 810107
Missioner: Rev. Jean Andrews - 07980 534874
email: charlburybaptistchurch@gmail.com
Telephone Church direct (01608) 810964 (ansafone)

YOU CAN NOW FIND US ON FACEBOOK
Charlbury Baptist Church now has a Facebook page where you can find out more about how we worship God inside and outside of the church building.

CBC DIARY FOR OCTOBER

(All services commence at 10.30 am, unless stated otherwise)

Children of any age are always welcome at our services.
Please note that Junior Church also starts at 10.30am.

OCTOBER
Currently, the Rev. Jean Andrews is leading us through a series about home and how Jesus explores the subject through the parable commonly known as The Prodigal Son
(Luke 15: 11-32).

Sunday, 7th October HARVEST
A celebratory service for our harvest of tools (that will be sent abroad courtesy of Tools with a Mission). Theme: Harvest Home

Sunday, 14th October
Away from Home as a Refugee
Readings: Psalm 137 and Luke 15: 1-10

Sunday, 21st October
9.45am - United Service at St. Mary's

Sunday, 28th October
With our brothers and sisters at the Methodist Church, Fishers Lane.

For further information, please contact Jean Andrews 07980 534874.

Our Garden

The Emily Page Memorial Garden phase 1 is complete and I hope to get on with phase 2 which is removing grass, adding top soil and then plants. The pigs are in place (not real ones) and we will use some of the wood from the fallen tree as stepping stones throughout the garden. In the memorial garden a 'stone' will act as a base for a bird bath.

We have got ahead of ourselves this year and have already brought in the geraniums and fuschias for overwintering. We have taken cuttings of various plants, potted up strawberry runners, sown a few allium seeds, and planted bulbs in the garden and in pots for use in the church - even over Christmas? Never sure about having spring bulbs indoors at Christmas - it seems such a mixture of winter and spring yet Christmas and spring bulbs are both about hope and looking forward.

So this month is about creating/extending beds and borders. We will enjoy what plants continue to flower.

If we are around in the garden, join us for a cup of tea.

The garden around the church has been registered with the Quiet Garden Movement.
It is available for use by the local community for quiet reflection throughout the year but we would ask that you respect the privacy of our neighbours.

To find out more about Quiet Gardens, visit the Quiet Garden website at www.quietgarden.org
If you would like Rev. Jean Andrews to lead you through a Quiet Hour, which is the equivalent of Christian Mindfulness, Morning or Day then please contact her using the contact details above. However, the garden is not really in use for this at the moment.

ACTIVITIES

WEEKLY
Prayer Meeting
Wednesdays at 8.15pm - please phone church secretary to confirm venue.

Bible Study
This restarts on Thursday, September 13th at the church at 7.30pm. We are studying the Epistle to the Romans. The sessions will have a similar format to Alpha and the Bible Course with input from a video and plenty of time for discussion. The sessions finish at 9pm.

Craft and Hobbies
Tuesdays, 2.30 - 4.30 pm at the Belshaw's residence! (Please phone for directions).
Please come & join us, no need for regular commitment, simply good company with refreshments.
Bring you own project or help with projects for the Shoebox Appeal. We will also teach people to knit, crochet or sew if asked.
Further information: Hugh or Joan Tel: 01608 810130

FOOD DONATIONS

The Church is one of the the local 'drop off & collection points' for the North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank. Donations of store cupboard food (with a 6-month use by date) are welcomed for distribution to families in need within our area. Please do not leave food bags outside the side door as it can be very difficult to exit the church in an emergency if they are blocking the door. Please leave at the side of the door. For further information contact the Missioner.

Please note that all five Charlbury Churches contribute but donations can be received from anyone.

Getting Ready for HARVEST 2018

We are looking for tools to donate to Tools With a Mission (TWAM). To find out exactly what they do, please look at their website. St. Mary's have had their harvest so please do NOT take any more tools there. We are still taking tools until our Harvest on 7th October. You may need to contact Jean in o rder to make sure that she is at the church to receive them.

MANY THANKS TO THE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY DONATED TOOLS. WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL.

CHURCH FACILITIES

If you would like to hire any of our facilities we should be pleased to hear from you. The Church is suitable for larger groups (chairs rather than pews) and there is a bright room at the side overlooking the garden that would be suitable for smaller groups. There are excellent kitchen and toilet facilities. There is disabled access to the building. Please contact the Church Secretary.

We do hope you will be in touch and look forward to meeting you.

Last updated: Fri 28 Sep

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