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

Sunday 23 September 2018

 

Church Family Away Day

LAST CHANCE! Book your place NOW!

www.bhcgodalming.org/awayday2018

 

Church Cottage Renovation update…

Decoration work continues, banisters are in (with thanks to David and some help from the parolee team). The jobs list is getting shorter and site should be ready for carpet removal soon. Praise God for no major problems so far. Owen Roseblade & David Hart

 

We’re delighted that Major General Tim Cross is speaking at Busbridge , 6.30pm Sunday 7th Oct. He’ll be speaking on Christian faith and his involvement with the charity Five Talents. Major General Cross served in the Balkans where he established refugee camps and in other theatres and has said of our nation "The moral component of fighting power is about leadership, it's about ethics, it's about culture, it's about how you get people to fight and embedded within that is an element of justice and righteousness. If you lose the moral component, you lose everything. We…have gone through 30-40 years really of pretending that this moral component is not important, and that I don't need to have a Biblical foundation in my life. And I challenge that." A service to put in the diary!

 

Women's Film Night - Tuesday 25th September 7.30pm; The Shack 12A - a profound and thought provoking film to watch and discuss. Wine and soft drinks provided - please bring nibbles. To book your sofa space email ladies@bhcgodalming.org.

 

Nexus event on Thursday 4th October, 8.00pm Busbridge Centre: Linda Dolan, an RHS Horticultural Advisor, will take us on a tour of Wisley through the months, highlighting which plants to look out for in different seasons and in different areas of this lovely flagship RHS garden. Do come along and hear about the Wisley gardens, which we’re so lucky to have ‘on our doorstep’. 

 

We are looking for anyone who might be willing to volunteer their kitchen for use for a possible Christmas ladies’ event? We looking at running a Christmas bread making morning - trying our hand at panettone, Swedish cinnamon star bread and more. Cathy Brook is happy to run and organise the morning but ideally we need a venue suitable for 6 - 10 ladies to comfortably gather. Any offers? Contact Cathy on 01483 420633 if you can help.

 

PCC met last week and approved appointing the youth minister post - you can view it here: www.new-wine.org/find-a-job/job/1042. The PCC has also decided to reappoint to Bryan’s role plus we will also be making some changes for our great 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 Away Day & Light Party

·  Hambledon Village Shop

·  Heathfield Close and their road steward Sue Hardy

·  Minster Road and Lane End

 

Sunday 16 September 2018

Hello and welcome to our services today! If you are new or visiting, we hope you will feel at home.

 

 

Church Family Away Day

Book your place NOW!

www.bhcgodalming.org/awayday2018

 

The next Newcomers’ welcome afternoon tea is on Sunday 7th October, 3.00pm - 4.00pm. Open to all who feel like newcomers, regardless of how long you’ve been coming! Children are welcome and activities will be provided for them. Please email newcomers@bhcgodalming.org if you’d like to come along.

 

Oct half term Holiday Club & Light Party

As we didn’t get enough leaders’ or children’s sign ups we’ve decided to convert the holiday club into a most excellent annual Light Party. We’ll be having a unique Light Party Sunday service on 28th October (10.00am, Busbridge Contemporary) followed with a family SUPEREHERO theme bonanza at the Old Rectory on Wed 31st October (4.00pm-6.30pm). Over 80 adults and children came last year so get ready for some great fun and a positive alternative to darker things. Prizes for adults/children dressed as a superhero. WE NEED HELPERS. To help or register your child’s interest email lightparty@bhcgodalming.org.

 

Advance notice and date for your diaries...Our annual Memorial Service will be held on Saturday 3 November 2018 at 3.00 p.m. in Busbridge Church.  Nearer the time, a personal letter of invitation will be sent to those who have been bereaved within the last two years.  The service is also open to anyone who has been bereaved, no matter how recently or long ago, and all are welcome.  Margot Spencer

 

School applications: If you are thinking of submitting a church application to Busbridge Junior School then you’ll need to:

1) visit the Busbridge Junior School website and

familiarise yourself with their admission criteria (‘About Us’, ‘Policies’, ‘Admission Criteria for 2019-2020’). We have hard copies in the office if you don’t have access to a computer.

2) pick up an information sheet from the church office

3) bring the church reference form to the church office by 10th December at the latest (please ensure that you are eligible - the criteria are on the information form)

4) a member of the clergy will meet with you to discuss your application and if approved, you need to take your signed Benefice verification to the school by the application closing date (15/01/19).

 

We have been very sad to hear of the death of Janet Matthews, who was a faithful and much-loved member of Busbridge church for over 30 years. She moved to Burford, three years ago, to live near her daughter, Gill.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR…

· Our upcoming Away Day, Light Party & Newcomers Welcome tea

· Those working in education

· Hambledon Road & Heath Lane and their road steward Simon Taylor

· Mary Vale & Hambledon Park

 

Prayer available at all services

Communion: Gluten free wafers available at all services. Please ask the person administering the bread if you require this.

 

Prayer for the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us: open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace at our lives’ end, through Jesus Christ our Lord.