Sunday 11 November

We send our love to Niki Ford whose mother, Barbara, died on Monday.  Please pray for peace and comfort for Niki and Pete, Annabelle, Sophie Charlie and Toby … also for the wider family, Niki’s siblings and their families.

And also to Mark Puddephatt, whose father died last Sunday (4th November).  Please hold Mark and Dawn, Theo, Reuben and Millie in your prayers, together with Mark’s mother, Molly, and the wider family.

Cherry Slater’s funeral service will be in Busbridge Church on Friday 16th November 2018, at 12noon, followed by refreshments in the Village Hall. All who knew Cherry will be very welcome.

We interviewed for the Youth Ministry post last week but the panel was unanimous in deciding not to appoint any of the candidates. Please pray for the Pathfinder and Ichthus volunteers and young people, for Becky and Juliet and for the disappointed candidates. We are taking Diocesan advice and will advertise again very soon.

 The next Squires Lunch will be on Sunday 25th November at 12.15pm. Squires will be doing special Christmas Lunch plus the normal lunch menu will be available as usual that day. We do hope you will be able to join us for an early start to the festive season. For more information please speak to Brian & Pat Oxborough.

Our Church needs prayer and needs you!
There is a prayer time on the 2nd Saturday of every Month (8.00 - 9.00am with refreshments after) in Busbridge Church to pray for our leaders and events coming up. Prayer can be out loud or silent. Upcoming dates are listed on the website www.bhcgodalming.org/whats-on...do book it in your diary and come along.

 

The Nexus Charity Quiz Night is only three weeks away, on Saturday 1st December! It’s in Busbridge Village Hall and starts at 7.30pm. We’re delighted to have the dedicated and entertaining duo, Alan Betts and Dudley Hilton, masterminding the quiz for us.  Tickets are £12, to include a quiche supper and some delicious homemade desserts. The raffle is in support of our chosen charity: SERV Surrey and South London. This is your last chance to get one of the few remaining tickets from Janet Harvey on 01483 423264 or email her at: janetmharvey@btinternet.com.  We need to have firm numbers by 23rd November. If you’ve signed up for tickets but haven’t collected them yet, now is the time, please! You can pay electronically if you wish; call for details. It’ll be a great start to the Christmas festivities.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR…

·  The Ford, Puddephatt and Bajer families

·  Doris Borthwick as she returns home from hospital

·  Claire Pearson and family

·  The planned changes to Busbridge Church

·  Those working in medicine

·  Maryvale and their road steward Jackie Beale

·  Park Road and Potters Hill

 

Sunday 4 November

We have been saddened to hear of the death of Cherry Slater, last Thursday, 25th October.  Cherry was a longstanding church member and Prime Timer; she had recently moved to Winchester to be near her daughter.  Cherry’s funeral service will be in Busbridge Church on Friday 16th November 2018, at 12noon, followed by refreshments in the Village Hall. All who knew Cherry will be very welcome.

We send our love to Javier Bajer, whose father died last week, in Argentina.  Please pray for Javier, Sil and the children, and for the wider family. 

Church space update...The group looking at opening up the main space (nave) of Busbridge Church are meeting on November 6th in the Old Rectory to look at final plans, costs and to discuss keeping everyone informed of progress. We’ll share further information as soon as we have it. 

Have you ever wished you could arrive at church to the sound of church bells?  Well, for one week, you can! Come along in good time for our Remembrance Sunday service next week, to hear the Lammas Ringers, who will be ringing a peal of bells outside Busbridge Church before the service.

Please come and join Jeannie Postill at the next Space for God as she facilitates us in a  time of deliberately  giving  God time and  space. We meet in church on Tuesday 6th November from 8.00 -9.00pm. You are welcome to come for part or all of this hour.

Our Church needs prayer and needs you!
There is a prayer time on the 2nd Saturday of every Month in Busbridge Church to prayer for our leaders and events coming up. Prayer can be out loud or silent. The next one will be on Saturday 10th November 8.00 - 9.00am with refreshments after. Do book it in your diary for next week and come along.

Nexus Charity Quiz Night on Saturday 1st December in Busbridge Village Hall at 7.30pm. Our Quizmaster is Alan Betts, with Dudley Hilton keeping track of the scores. There’ll be a charity raffle in support of ‘SERV Surrey and South London’, whose amazing volunteers deliver emergency blood products and baby milk for the NHS at night, whatever the weather. Tickets are £12 including a quiche supper and some delicious homemade desserts. Tickets are selling fast, and you can buy yours by contacting Janet Harvey. It’s always a great evening. All are very welcome.

Busbridge Church Centre will be transformed into a giant advent calendar again this December. To make this happen, we need 24  x A3 pictures with Christmas related themes. All different varieties of picture are welcome - you don't need to be artistic to take part. For more details or to contribute a picture please email advent@bhcgodalming.org.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR…

·  The  interviews for the Youth Minister role

·  Claire Pearson and family

·  The planned changes to Busbridge Church

·  Those working in Social Services

·  Latimer Road and their road steward Linda Smith

·  Old Rectory Gardens and Markwick Lane

Prayer for the Fourth Sunday before Advent

God of glory, touch our lips with the fire of your Spirit, that we with all creation may rejoice to sing your praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Sunday 21 October 2018

Could this be you? We’re offering two great opportunities to work with us in delivering our vision of ‘loving God, making disciples and transforming communities’. Both are part-time midweek positions and might be possible as mainly term-time based roles 1) Approx 10 hours a week developing and organising small groups, home groups, evangelism and integration of new people into this lovely church family. 2) The opening of the Old Rectory means that we have more activity going on (already!) so we are reorganising how the office and admin works. We’re offering a new approx. 8 hour a week admin support position. The roles could be for one person (combined c18hrs a week) or be treated as two roles. Speak to Simon if you are interested in finding out more about either or both roles.

We’re updating our email contact list of home group and connect (all the small groups) group leaders so that we can communicate with leaders effectively and get feedback on things. If you are a home group leader or lead a small group please email Simon so we can build this confidential list.

A reminder that there is a Prime Time event taking place on Wednesday 24th October at the Old Rectory commencing at 2.00pm. Alan Betts will be sharing some of his knowledge and expertise in an interactive talk about trees and local woodland. Contact the Prime Time Team at the Church office or email primetime@bhcgodalming.org to let us know you are coming.

Our annual Memorial Service will be held on Saturday 3rd November at 3.00pm in Busbridge Church. All are welcome. Letters of invitation have been sent to people bereaved within the last two years and to anyone else who has requested a letter.  f you would like someone remembered by name at the service, spare copies of the letter are available at the back of both churches. Please help yourself to one and return it to Margot via the church office. Thank you!

Superhero Sunday  is happening in the Busbridge Contemporary on 28th October where we’ll be looking at Psalm 139:1-7 and how Jesus is our Superhero! Dust off your superhero costumes, or come as you are as we have an whole church family service (no children’s groups but crèche will run as normal during the service).

Busbridge Church Centre will be transformed into a giant advent calendar again this December. To make this happen, we need 24  x A3 pictures with Christmas related themes. All different varieties of picture are welcome - you don't need to be artistic to take part. For more details or to contribute a picture please email advent@bhcgodalming.org.

BHC is planning on running an Alpha Course in the New Year. There will be opportunities for all kinds of involvement, whatever you feel comfortable and capable of committing to: praying regularly, providing food, helping in a group, setting up, clearing up, providing music, marketing skills, leaflet drops, whatever, there’ll be a role for you! So, if you’re interested in helping out do let Paul Ridsdale-Smith know, on alpha@bhcgodalming.org. And of course, do start to think about who you will invite to come along.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR…

·  Our upcoming Light Party

·  Those applying for the Youth Minister role

·  The planned changes to Busbridge Church

·  The work of Nexus

·  Latimer Road and their road steward Linda Smith

·  Old Rectory Gardens and Markwick Lane

Sunday 14 October 2018

BHC is planning on running an Alpha Course in the New Year – seems like an age away, but there are only 72 sleeps until Christmas! There will be opportunities for all kinds of involvement, whatever you feel comfortable and capable of committing to: praying regularly, providing food, helping in a group, setting up, clearing up, providing music, marketing skills, leaflet drops, whatever, there’ll be a role for you! So, if you’re interested in helping out do let Paul Ridsdale-Smith know, on alpha@bhcgodalming.org. And of course, do start to think about who you will invite to come.

Calling all singers! We have some choir rehearsals coming up, with plans to lead worship at the Classic service on the First Sunday of Advent (2/12) as well as preparing for the carol service. The next couple of rehearsals are 4/11, 18/11 and 25/11, in the main church, 11.30-12.30. We would love to have you join us whether you have sung with the choir before or not (whilst preferred, you don’t have to be able to attend all rehearsals). Please contact Jenna for more information. Hope to see you there!

We’re looking for 2-4 great people to help the Busbridge Church reordering team get things organised. Speak to Frances Shaw, David Mace, Andy Spencer, Ian White or Simon Taylor to join the team. Thank you to the 2 people who stepped forward on the Away Day.

For the ladies, we have one of our popular Evening of Yumminess events on Friday, 19th October at Annie's home. A great opportunity to invite along your friends. A free event - we just ask you to bring a bottle or dessert or cake. A great way to get to know other ladies in the church and/or to invite along non church friends for a fun evening with lots of scrummy puds! Email Nicky on ladies@bhcgodalming.org to let us know you are coming and for the venue address.

A reminder about the upcoming Hambledon Ladies Breakfast on Saturday 10th November with guest Simon Crowther, speaking about The Cellar & Skillway. Tickets are £9 and are available from Hambledon Village Shop.

Also the Hambledon prayer breakfast, Saturday 20th October, 8.30am in the Church Room.

Thanks to Carol Keating for the lovely harvest decorations in church as well as those who made the Messy Vintage scarecrows.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR…

·  Our upcoming Light Party

·  Those applying for the Youth Minister role

·  The planned changes to Busbridge Church

·  Local Schools and the Trinity Trust Team

·  Home Farm Road and their road steward Jean Hawden

·  Oakdene Road, Malthouse Lane & St Dominic’s School

 

Sunday 7 October

If you are reading this in the morning, there’s still time to come along to our Newcomers’ Welcome tea, this afternoon  at 3.00pm-4.00pm. Yew House, Hascombe Road. All welcome.

 Church Cottage Renovation update…
Thank you to Ed Payne who has been working on the garden. Inside, decoration work continues as does the DIY jobs list. Please pray for continued good progress. Owen Roseblade and David Hart

Thank you to everyone for a great church family Away Day last Sunday. It was an AMAZING day where we looked at faithfulness and flourishing. Two important bits of news which came out of the day were:
 1) That after 28 years we have permission to renew the interior of Busbridge Church! We have until August 2019 to complete this.
2) That we would love to develop Lisa’s role. We will be sending information out in the next two weeks about these exciting signs of flourishing but in the meantime, if you are itching to be on a team to deal with the renewal of the church then speak to Simon Taylor or Frances Shaw.
We’ll be sending out a survey next week to get some feedback from those who came to the Away Day - keep an eye out for that one.

An Alpha course will be running in the new year; we are taking numbers now. If you would like to come, bring someone, or have someone you’d like to invite please email alpha@bhcgodalming.org.

If you are interested in helping out at the Light Party there is a Light Party Meeting on Monday 8th October 7.45pm-9.00pm. To find out more or if you’d like to be involved please email becky.bradley@bhcgodalming.org.

The great Lego Card Swap is happening again at FUSE on Sunday morning...bring your cards and your list of missing numbers and let’s get swapping! Find Becky at the end of the service and we’ll find those last missing cards…

Don’t forget about the Marvellous Movie Matinee happening next weekend, Saturday 13th October, 2.30pm at Busbridge Church, which stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill.

PCC met recently and approved appointing the Youth Minister post - you can view it on our website. The PCC has also decided to reappoint to Bryan’s role plus we will also be making some changes for our admin and office people due to the great way that the Old Rectory’s use is increasing; providing some administrative support for this. If you’d like to consider volunteering for either of these (approx. 10 hours a week each) roles then please speak to Simon Taylor.

 PLEASE PRAY FOR…

·  Our upcoming Light Party
·  Those applying for the Youth Minister role
·  The planned changes to Busbridge Church
·  Ockford Ridge Foodbank and those it supports
·  High Ridge and their road stewards Barbara Hubble & Debbie Scott
·  Munstead Heath Lane, Hambledon Rd and Hambledon Nursery School