Announcements

Coronavirus

With the relaxing of controls for Covid-19, some activities have now resumed. Sunday morning services at 10.30, without singing and with other precautions, and Tuesday evening, at 19.30, and Thursday morning, at 10.00, prayer meetings are now taking place. At present it has not been possible to resume other meetings, so there is no Sunday evening service.

Please note that it is the circulation of germs in the confined air of indoors that is dangerous, hence the above precautions. Outdoors, the germs are diluted so quickly that the risk of contracting covid-19 is very low. The germs don't like the ultra-violet radiation from the sun, either. So just get out there, keep at least two metres from everyone, and enjoy life. 

An email and hard-copy sheet, "Keeping in Touch" is being circulated weekly. Those whose email addresses are in the Church Manual have been receiving it automatically. If you do not wish to receive it, please contact Mark Ryan. If you have email but have not received it, Mark will be pleased to supply it. Those not on the email circuit will be sent the sheet in physical form.

For those who are or feel unable to come in person, recordings of the Sunday morning services are available on this website. Find these by going to Services where you will find the service for this Sunday and other previous ones. Click on the "play" arrow at the left end of the black strip.

The Boys' Brigade nationally have produced a range of things to do at home, "#BBatHOME". Parents have been sent an email by the Captain. Please let us know how you are getting on with this.

As a church, we are anxious to mitigate the adverse effects of having to self-isolate. Anyone who feels they are in difficulty, either because of loneliness or otherwise, are urged to contact Stephen or Mark, or anyone you feel particularly comfortable in approaching.

 The Baptist Union and the South West Baptist Association have various resources available, which can be found by searching for them on the internet.

 

Paignton Community Larder

During the Coronavirus emergency, the needs of those in difficulty are even more urgent. So members and friends are urged to consider maintaining or increasing their donations. Donations can be handed in on Sundays, Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings when the meetings are taking place. Those with church keys can, of course, drop items in when they want. Items will be delivered to the Larder first thing on Monday mornings, as before. All contributions are gratefully received. Please note that tins of cooked meats are particularly useful as they don't need cooking and can be used either as a meal or in sandwiches. Donations of the following are also particularly needed:

Tinned meals, Tinned potatoes, Instant mash, Jam, Toothbrushes, Deodorant.

Plastic carrier bags, empty glass jars and egg boxes are also needed.