Announcements

Paignton Community Larder

Paignton Baptist Church was a founder member of the Larder, and generous contributions have been given each Sunday via the boxes in the vestibule, and taken to the central point by our Administrator. Empty screw-top jars are needed, to be filled with washing powder. Other particular needs at present  (9 December) are: 

Cereal, Tinned tomatoes, Jam, Jars of cook-in sauce, Rice, Custard, Rice pudding, UHT milk, Tinned meals, Tinned meat, Tea, Coffee.

Christians Against Poverty

CAP were looking for a new headquarters office, and it has been possible to house this in the vestry. This has the advantage that it is more central to the Torbay area than the former office in Torquay.

BMS World Mission Birthday Scheme

This provides interested people with a birthday card, and an opportunity to celebrate their birthday by making a donation to BMS World Mission. Please contact Josie Butler for further information.

"Come and See" at Christmas - Joy and Wonder

We will be staging this event on 20, 21 and 23  December, to invite adults and children to come and see Jesus as Immanuel - God with us. We will have nativity scenes with costumes for participants to dress up in and re-enact parts of the Christmas story. Christmas craft activities will, it is hoped, be available, together with a Christmas café. Gideon gospels and booklets will be available as gifts. All this needs volunteers, as actors, caterers, greeters, bringers, etc. For further details, and to offer your services, costumes, cakes, etc. please see the Minister, Revd. Stephen Coles.

Thankoffering

This year's Thankoffering collection was taken on Sunday 17th November. Two charities will be benefiting, namely the LiNX Christian Youth Trust and Stop the Traffik. Further donations are welcome, and should b e given to the Treasurer direct, or put in a suitably labelled envelope and put in the offering bag.

Christmas Special Collections

There will again be a Christmas post box for cards to be collected by members of the congregation only. Donations of the postage saved are invited, and these, combined with the collection on Christmas Day, will be given to Christians Against Poverty.