The total raised for the Channel for Mission SALCET Christmas appeal, including Gift Aid, was £3341.60. Thanks to all who contributed to such a good outcome.
Mystery at Busbridge Church...
At the risk of this notice sounding like an episode of The Vicar of Dibley, has anyone seen the ’Welcome to Busbridge Church’ framed sign that goes on the church front door? It has been missing since Christmas and we’d really like it back. If you know where it is, please hang it back on the front door ASAP.
Stars in their Eyes!
...is almost upon us! This fabulous fundraising event is happening on Saturday 25th March, 7.30pm at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre. There are strong rumours that Snow Patrol may be rocking Godalming and it may indeed be the case that Elvis isn’t dead, after all. Tickets are an absolute bargain at just £5 each - available after the services or easier still, from going online to buy your ticket on www.bhcgodalming.org/tickets/stars2017.
Mothering Sunday - NEXT WEEK
Carole Keating is looking for volunteers to help her make posies for Mothering Sunday. If you would like to join her on Saturday 25th March at 10.00am in Busbridge Church Centre, please contact Carole. Any donations of greenery would also be gratefully received.
Explorers volunteers urgently needed
Would you be interested in joining our lively and creative Explorers team? We are looking for helpers to join us in teaching the 7-11s about Jesus once a month. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or to sign up!
Today is Mission Sunday, when the focus of Channel for Mission’s Easter appeal will be Open Doors. Welcome to all our special speakers in services today. Open Doors is an international ministry serving persecuted Christians and churches worldwide. Founded in 1955, it supplies Bibles, leadership training, literacy programmes, livelihood support and advocacy services. Please look out for special gift envelopes available in all the pews.
Connections Conference - 1st June, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Claygate, Surrey KT10 0JP. Who is it for: all church members and ordained ministers with a heart for older people
Cost: Free of charge (bring your own lunch)
Book on holytrinityclaygate.org.uk/connectionsconference
Amy & Michael Johnston
As you’ve probably heard, Amy (our Children’s Worker) and Michael (our Worship Leader) are heading back to Northern Ireland in April. We will miss them greatly. If you would like to contribute towards a farewell gift for them, please either drop off your contribution to the church office in a marked envelope or you can make a payment online marked ‘Johnston farewell’ to sort code 60-09-04, account no. 00705349.
A new Marriage Course will be starting in April - could your marriage benefit from an MOT?! If you are interested in attending please email email@example.com ASAP. Leaflets with more information are at the back of church or on the website www.bhcgodalming.org/courses.
Diocese of Guildford Transforming Work
The Diocese are putting on a series of events looking at how we can be open to God’s transforming power in our daily work so that we live fruitful lives for God and for those around us. For more information go to www.cofeguildford.org.uk/transforming-work or look out for brochures at the back of church.
Old Rectory Fundraising Events - Update March 2017
Future dates (please put them in your diary):
Saturday 25th March: Stars in Their Eyes
At the Wilfrid Noyce 7.30pm. Organiser: Tim Davies and team. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 27th May: Black Tie Soiree at Tillies, Munstead
Organiser: Clare Haddad
Saturday 10th June: ‘The Journey’ at Busbridge Church 6.30pm Organiser: Shelagh Godwin, email@example.com.
Saturday 24th June: Mid-Summer Music at Malthouse Farm 6.30pm. Organiser: Carol Jones/Caroline Luard and team (details in due course)
Saturday 9th September: Festival of Song: The Star, Witley Organiser: Gary Balchin
Saturday 18th Nov: Auction of Promises perhaps? We just need someone to take this forward - any offers?
Email Rosie James for further info
please pray for…
· The BHC Staff team - leadership, admin and clerical support
· Those who have recently lost loved ones
· The planning for upcoming Easter events
· The Alpha course - finishing soon
· Foxdene and their road steward, Helen Tod
· Latimer Road & Vann Lane