Announcements

 

Coronavirus. Sunday Morning services are taking place, and all are welcome. The Home Page gives details of how we intend to proceed following "freedom day" on July 19. The Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays has resumed being a meeting in person in the Cross Link Centre at 7.30 pm, and the Thursday Prayer Meeting at 10 am is also in person, with social distancing in force. 

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, including supporting our local retailers now that non-essential shops are open. See www.gov.uk/national-lockdown.

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.

 Recordings of services are made. 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.

Other activities are suspended for the time being, but we hope they will resume in the medium future. The Boys' Brigade nationally have produced a range of things to do at home, "#BBatHOME". A new set of activities for the spring has now been made available, so please have a look and give it a go. The address is https://boys-brigade.org.uk/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 at services or prayer meetings, or any other time if you have a church key. Those without church keys are invited to pass items in between 12 noon and 2 pm, Mondays to Thursdays at the PCL. Items will be delivered to the Larder first thing on Monday mornings. All contributions are gratefully received. 

The Larder is very short in general at present, but the following items were particularly requested (20/9):

 UHT milk, Tinned potatoes, Pasta 'n' sauce, Cooking sauce, Biscuits, Jam.

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