Sunday 26 February 2017

LENT Bible Verse & Text Challenge – Launch from 1st March 2017 for 40 Days – If interested, Text BHC to 60777
Thanks to a generous donation we will be having the LENT Bible Verse & Text Challenge. Thank you to our donor! For those that wish to join the text challenge, the first text will begin on 1st of March and there will be one text a day with a bible verse and a challenge each day for 40 days. If you are interested in receiving the text challenge daily for 40 days, please text BHC to 60777. 

Clean Household Scrap/Junk Needed...for next weekend!
The scrapheap challenge is on...for 5th March! At the 150th Celebration, the children’s and youth ministries need you to keep hold of the following items and drop them in to the collection bin at the back of church: cardboard tubes, shoe boxes, juice cartons, cardboard boxes (small), Pringle tubes, plastic lids and takeaway cartons, egg boxes, plastic 1 litre and 2 litre bottles. Please ensure they are clean! Thanks.

Thank you to the 93yr old gentleman from Nottingham who sent a kind donation for Old Rectory. He’s never been to this church but he’s heard about what is going on and wants to support us.

Women’s World Day of Prayer Friday 3rd March
Godalming is joining in this worldwide day of prayer with a service at St Mark's Church, Ockford Ridge, at 2pm on Friday 3rd March. The service has been compiled by the women of the Philippines this year. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments and Fair Trade stall after the service. Do come and support this important occasion.
Maggie Jagger (Busbridge rep for WWDP)

Wanted - a person or persons willing to befriend a dog-loving asylum seeker who would like to accompany them on occasional dog walks. Want to know more? Contact Penny Naylor at the Church Office or email

On Thursday 9th March our talk is: “Living Life to the Full with my Guide Dog”.  Helen McCann is an amazing woman who doesn’t let her visual impairment stop her enjoying a full and active life.  She’s even training to run the London Marathon this year in support of Guide Dogs for the Blind!   Come and be inspired by Helen’s story. We look forward to seeing you in the Church Centre at 8.00pm.  There’ll be drinks, nibbles and a chance to catch up before the talk starts.  All are very welcome!

Old Rectory ‘Giving Weeks’ Update
1 week to go to our 5th March Anniversary Service!
Prayer: We've had over 20 signups for our days of 24/7 prayer coverage from March 1st - 4th.  We still need lots more help if we're to secure our continuous prayer coverage. It's a vital activity for all of us to join in together; think how inspiring and powerful it will be to have continuous prayer from our church for several days?! Remember - this is a virtual prayer room from home, work or travel, just to sign up for a slot to pray wherever you are at that time. We'll kick off with a whole church prayer meeting in Busbridge Church at 9pm on March 1st after the 8pm 150th anniversary Ash Wednesday service.
Action: There's just one week remaining in our 8 Weeks Of Giving for the Old Rectory project. A huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to date. Our goal is to have enough funds to have the Old Rectory, start using it and kick off the first part of the renovation work to the Old Rectory, but of course before we can do that we need to reach our funding goals and provide the Taylor family with clear support as they take the big step of moving home. So if you've been praying about contributing but haven’t got round to it yet, could we please encourage you to do so soon. There’ll be another chance to give later in the year once we have the final tenders in for of all the alteration works. The next week we’ll know what we have raised and what this means for the future, so join us on Sunday 5th March, 10am at Busbridge Church.

Fundraising without really trying…?
As part of our continued efforts to raise funds for the Old Rectory project it has been suggested that since households do not pay council tax in February and March then perhaps some might consider donating the equivalent amount of Feb or March (or both) to the Old Rectory project?

Marriage Course
A new Marriage Course will be starting in April - there are limited places so if you are interested in attending please email ASAP. Leaflets with more information are at the back of church or on the website

Celebration Service
Join us for our celebration service in Busbridge Church at 10.00am on Sunday 5th March, with special activities for children. Have you signed up for the lunch yet?? Email with “service” as your message title, or sign up in the back of church.

please pray for…
· Busbridge Junior and their Head Teacher recruitment team
· Those doing the March Marriage Preparation course
· The first 150th Anniversary Celebration event
· Those facing divorce
· The Alpha course
· Crownpits Lane and their road steward, Lynn Hargreaves
· Huntsman Lane & The Hydons