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The Week Ahead:
Mon 15th January              8.00pm       Unhindered Worship
Tues 16th January               8.30am       Prayer Meeting
                                     12.00 noon        Community Lunch
                                          6.00pm        Blaze
Weds 17th January     9.30-12 noon      Women’s Connect
                                         10.00am        Holy Communion
                                          4.00pm        Praying for the World
                                         7.30pm          Alpha
Thurs 18th January            10.00am      Ark Toddler Group    
                                          9.45am         Alpha Course
                                           7.15pm         Choir practice
Fri 19th January                 7.00pm        Prayer Meeting in the Tower Room
Sat 20th January   9:30am-12:30pm      Greek Lessons at the Centre
                                        10.30am           Coffee Service Café
 
Sunday 21st January                     The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
                                        9.30am          Family Service
                                        11.00am         Parish Communion
                                       6.00pm         Contemporary Service
                
Prayer Ministry:  Available at the 9.30am, 11.00am and 6.00pm services, in the Lady Chapel. At the 11.00am, please come after receiving Communion or later. Receiving prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Unhindered Worship: There will be an ‘Unhindered Worship’ evening starting at 8.00pm on Monday 15th Jan 2018.
 
Marriage Course: We are looking to form a team of catering, washing-up and set-up volunteers to help run the Marriage Course starting in the spring, on Friday evenings for 7 weeks. If you can help (or want to attend the course) please let Rosie know: operations@bpchurch.uk
 
Church questionnaire: If you haven’t received the email giving you the link to complete this please let the office know. If you don’t have access to the Internet the office can also produce a paper copy for you. It’s important we get to hear everyone’s feedback so do take part.
 
Alpha: This began on 10th January but it’s not too late to join us. If you, or someone you know, would like to take part on this journey of discovery about what it really means to be a Christian, please contact Danny or just turn up at 7.30 Tuesday eve for a meal, video and lively discussion.
 
Churches Together in Buckingham: Week of prayer for Christian Unity, Saturday January 20th 10:00 to 13:00 Well Street United Church. Please join with other Christians in Buckingham as we pray for unity.
 
Talk on The Tragedy of Bosnia: BPC is proud to present the distinguished former Senior Intelligence Office, Major General Peter Williams, CMG OBE, speaking on “The Tragedy of Bosnia” for another fundraising talk, at 7.30pm on Monday 29th January in Church. Tickets £10, Students £4 on the door. Complimentary wine and nibbles afterwards. Further details can be found on the website under “What’s on”
 
Office Help Needed: We are looking for additional volunteers to help out in the office and with the production of the weekly notice sheet on a rota basis. If you are able to help, please contact Jan in the office jan.ballantyne@bpchurch.uk.
 
BPC Youth Sponsored Lock In: To raise money for equipment and bursaries for our BPC Youth trips, we’re having an overnight Lock In at church and would love to be sponsored! If you’d like to help us with this, please speak to Emma King at the end of the service.
 
Production Team:  We need more help with sound and visuals on the Production Team. Please contact Tim King worship@bpchurch.uk
 
Christian Aid @ Tesco: We have been invited to have a collection for Christian Aid in the entrance of Tesco on Saturday 3rd February. If you can offer to help for an hour please contact Judith Bundock tel. 813887 or
jandr@bundock.com  Thank you.
 
Women’s breakfast: Saturday 3rd February at 9am in church. Continental style breakfast and pancakes, followed by a talk. All women are welcome and please do invite and bring a friend too! £3 on the door. The signup sheet is at the back of church or email women@bpchurch.uk
 
Candlemas SupperSaturday 3rd Feb at 7 for 7.30pm. An opportunity to enjoy good food and fellowship as we remember the Presentation of Christ at the Temple which marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of our journey towards Easter. Tickets are available from the office (Adults £5, children £1) or Judith Bundock (813887).
 
Mens Trip:  ‘Missionary or Mercenary?’  Come and hear Sam Childers AKA the ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ on 20th March at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church Luton LU1 3JF.  Let Danny know if you’d like to go. Tickets are free.
 
Christmas Cards: If you haven’t already recycled yours, you could send the cut off fronts to Women in Prison, 2nd floor, Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mews, London SW9 9GX  for craft card-making workshops for women in prison to send to their children and family in the run up to Christmas.
womeninprison.org.uk/about/donate.php
 
Buckingham Community Pantomime
As in previous years, senior citizens are warmly invited to attend the dress rehearsal of the Community Pantomime (Alice in Wonderland) on Weds, 17th Jan at 7.30pm at no cost. Please let Christine Barrell know if you wish to attend on 07779 149418
 
11am Visuals: We’d like to continue providing words on the screens for the 11am hymns. In order to do this, we need a small group of helpers who’d be willing to be trained to operate the system. It is literally clicking a mouse so not hard. Please let the office know if you can help.
 
 

Rector: Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@buckinghambenefice.org.uk (830221)
Curate: Rev Danny Rodgers: curate@bpchurch.uk (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care Worker: Jo Ash: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:  Tim King: worship@bpchurch.uk
Youth Pastor:  Emma King: youth@bpchurch.uk
Families Worker: Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Pastor: Tom Brice: kids@bpchurch.uk
Prayer Chain: If you need or know of someone who needs prayer, please call Gill Croxton who heads up the Prayer Chain (815100)
Stewardship Co-ordinator:  Judith Bundock (813887) stewardship@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team: Jane Wardale and Denise Evans: safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
Connect Group Co ordinator: Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk
Organist & Choirmaster: Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk
Full service information:  www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwarden 13th – 14th January Bob Legrove (01280 824570)                                                    
 15th – 19th January Paddy Collins (01280 823006)            

Parish Office Mon – Fri, 10am – 12pm (821509) office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items to Shirley Embleton (07525 437232) or by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.