Yeovil Baptist Church

  • South Street
  • Yeovil
  • Somerset
  • BA20 1QF

01935 434404


Events; for you to know about or get involved with;

July 2018

Brigades Camps Commence

Yeovil Show - 14th and 15th July Yeovil Churches have a stand again this year.

Church Cream Tea -  14th July 

Posh Pudding Fund Raiser - 13th July - To Support the work in Uganda which many of our Church are involved with and visiting this Summer with Mission Direct

June 2018

Leaders away day - 30 June 2018

SWBA Fun Day - 23rd June (More to Follow) 

Talent Show - 8th June (More to Follow)

May 2018

Special Church Meeting/AGM/Monthly Church Meeting on Thursday 24th May 2018 at 7.30 pm.  It is important that everyone has the opportunity to express their thoughts following Rev Hibbin’s visit, but only church members are permitted to vote.

Visit of Rev Dave Hibbin:  Dave will be returning for a 2nd visit over the weekend of 18th – 20th May.  On Sunday 20th May there will be a ‘bring and share’ lunch followed by a Q and A session in the afternoon before the evening service

Church Breakfast:  Saturday 19th May at 9 am – Valerie and David Reddaway speaking on ‘Hope Now’ in Ukraine.  Please add your name to the list in the foyer if you would like a breakfast (£5).

We are looking for anyone to offer Valerie and David a bed for the Friday evening.  If you are able to offer accommodation, please speak to Keith Andrews (it is only a bed they require).

Funeral Service of Cyril Newbury: This is to take place on Friday 18th May at 1 pm here at Yeovil Baptist Church, followed by committal at the Crem.

BU Assembly:  Saturday 12th May – we remember Heather and Keith Andrews who are representing the church at the BU Assembly at Peterborough on Saturday.

Ascension Service:  Thursday 10th May at 7.30 pm.  We are holding an Ascension service to mark the start of Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative.  This initiative by the Archbishop of Canterbury is for the period 10th – 20th May (Ascension to Pentecost) and the aim is to pray specifically for individuals we know to come to know Christ.  Please come along and join with us.

Stamps: Chris and Roger will be visiting Baptist House, Didcot with a delivery of used postage stamps week commencing 6th May. If you have any stamps, please leave them in the church office. They also accept albums, loose pages, hinges, tweezers etc.
 

Christian Aid Lunch @ Vicarage Street Methodist Church:

The lunch on Friday 4th May is being prepared by a team from our church. Please come, eat and support Christian Aid. It would be good to have more people from our church supporting this lunch. Christian Aid Week is 13th – 19th May 2018.

April 2018

Church Elections:  These are to take place at our Church AGM in May.  Nomination packs can be obtained from Linda.  Closing date for nominations is Sunday 29th April.  Those nominated must have been baptised and a church member for 18 months.

Church Organisation Reports: Would leaders of church organisations please send their reports to Linda by Sunday 29th April (emailed if possible).
 

Talent show - The GB are holding a talent show in aid of Mind, Cancer Research and Cystic Fibrosis on Tuesday 24 April at 7 pm.  Tickets for adults

£3 / free for children will be on sale from next Sunday 11 March at the parade service and on the night.

Great British QuizSaturday 21st April 7.30 pm.  Raising money for the Mission Direct Zambia Project.  Further information on all these events to follow.

Church Cleaning DaySaturday 21st April from 9 am. Please look out for more details.

Book Club:  Friday 20th April at 7 pm – 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel.

Church Fish and Chip LunchSaturday 14th April at 12.30 pm.  There is a signing up sheet on the noticeboard – please add your name if you would like food.  If you are free to help serve food and welcome people, please see Chris Redman

Women’s BreakfastSaturday 14th April 9 am @ Airfield Tavern. Please look out for more details

Brigade Camp:  There will be no advance guard this year instead they are hiring a marquee for use as the main tent.  Those going to the camp are fundraising towards the cost of the marquee so hopefully there will be more news about their fundraising events, however if anyone wishes to donate towards this hiring of equipment there will be a collection plate at the end of the service.

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March 2018

Art 4 Easter: This has evolved from a vision Chris Redman had about setting up an Art project for Easter during Holy Week (26th – 31st March 2018).  The idea is each church, who wishes to take part, will be given a bible passage and asked to depict the message in any format they wish ie painting, drawing, photograph, poster, stitch-work etc.  The size is approximately 18” x 24”.  The passage we have been given is               Mark 11: v 18.  All pieces of work need to be with Chris Redman by 21st March when one will be chosen and put on display in the old Oswald Bailey shop in the Quedam, the other pieces submitted will be put on display in the church.

There will be a Special Church Meeting on Monday 26th March to discuss and vote on whether Rev Hibbin is invited back for a 2nd preach.

Pastoral Vacancy:  On Palm Sunday, 25th March, Rev Dave Hibbin will be preaching at the morning service.  This is the same day as the Yeovil Half Marathon and therefore the church service will take place at 11 am to allow for the roads to be opened.  Following the service there will be a ‘bring and share’ lunch with Rev Hibbin.

Special Church Meeting: This is to be held on Thursday 22nd March at 7.30 pm when an amendment to the church constitution will be discussed and voted on.  The meeting will continue as the normal monthly church members meeting.

Church Breakfast:  The next church breakfast is on Saturday 17th March at 9 am when Dr John Bradshaw will be speaking on ‘Walking with a God we cannot see’.  Please add your name to the list on the noticeboard if you would like a breakfast.

President of Baptist Union:  We are delighted to welcome Rev Dianne Tidball, President of the Baptist Union, who will be leading our worship on Sunday 4th March in the morning.  Following the service there will be a ‘bring and share’ lunch.  Further details to follow. Due to the Weather conditions this has now been cancelled

Connect – What makes men come alive?: Saturday 3rd March 2018 9.30 am – 4 pm at Elim Church. Speaker: Rev Canon Les Isaac OBE founder of Street Pastors. Cost £10 or £7 before 31 Jan.  Available from @eventbrite.co.uk or 07980 660912 - Due to the Weather conditions this has now been cancelled 

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February 2018

Pastoral Vacancy Update: The Leadership Team have received another set of ministerial profiles and will be meeting 2 ministers for further discussion in February.  We will keep you updated.

Spring Harvest 2018:  Abby still has some accommodation available for Spring Harvest  (3 – 8 April 2018).  Please see her for more details.  Also a little reminder to those already going that final payment is due by 1 February.

Magazine Items: If you have any items for the next edition of the church magazine for March/April, please let a member of the team have them by Monday 4th February.

Special Church Meeting & Church Meeting:  On Thursday 22nd February 2018 we will be holding a Special Church Meeting together with our monthly church meeting at 7.30 pm in the NCL.  The Special Church Meeting is being called to discuss the proposal of the closure of burials at Five Ashes burial ground.  This item was discussed at the January church meeting and a vote to be taken at this meeting.

Unite: Youth Church Youth Groups join together again on the 24th February, more information will be put up about venue and times on Solid Rock's tab.

Funeral Service of Mrs Stella Palmer:  This will take place on Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 11.20 am at the Crematorium followed by a buffet lunch at Johnson Park Sports and Social Club.  Donations in memory of Stella to St Margarets Hospice (family flowers only).
 

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January 2018

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

Church Flowers:  Anne Plympton is putting the flower rota together for 2018, if you have a special occasion and would like to arrange or provide a monetary donation for flowers to be arranged, please contact Anne on 427867.

Spring Harvest 2018:  Abby still has some accommodation available for Spring Harvest  (3 – 8 April 2018).  Please see her for more details.  Also a little reminder to those already going that final payment is due by 1 February.

Tea and Coffee:  Tea and coffee is now available before the service, as well as afterwards.  Please help yourself.

Solid Rock; meet at Frankie and Benny's Restaurant in Yeovil at 6:00pm on Saturday 13th January 2018

Church Breakfast: Saturday 20th January see's the first of our breakfast's this year. Philip Skelthorn will give a talk on 'Somerset Churches Trust'

January's Church Meeting: Thursday 25th January - We meet for prayer at 7:15pm which then leads into the church meeting.

Beetle Drive: Clare Day is organising a Beetle Drive on the 26th January which will start at 7:30pm to help raise money for Mission Direct. Tickets are £3.50 for Adults and £1.50 for Children. There will be a Ploughman's Supper. Please see Clare for more details.

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December 2017

Christmas PuddingsOn Sale Weekly  - The Girls’ Brigade are selling Christmas puddings and other various puddings again this year.  Please see an officer to place your order.

Christmas Angels:  Chris Redman is part of a Yeovil Team from churches across the town and they are delivering a knitted Christmas angel to every house on the new Lufton housing estate as a welcome and offering Gods Blessing to the family moving in, peace and goodwill to all and the love of Jesus at Christmas from the Christian community in Yeovil.  If you are able to knit an angel or 2, please pick up a pattern on the table in the entrance area or see Chris.

Church Christmas Cards: The church’s Christmas cards are now available and are on the table in the foyer.  Please take some and deliver to neighbours and friends inviting them along to our Christmas services and events.  There are envelopes provided.

HARMONY SINGING GROUP PRESENTS - WHAT A GLORIOUS NIGHT

Date: Friday 8th December

Time: Doors open at 7:00pm for drinks and light refreshments

Venue: Yeovil Baptist Church

Harmony Two

Girls’ Brigade Cake Sale: Sunday 10th December, Amy, Bethany, Olivia and Molly from Girls Brigade will be selling cakes after the service in aid of several different charities: Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer Research and Mind as part of their badge work for this term.  Please support the girls in this worthy cause. 

Advent Services - Sunday Mornings at 10:30 am

Christmas Morning - Family Service - 10:30