Reading the Bible
Many of us at WBC are reading the New Testament in a year throughout 2019, with 1 chapter a day, an optional psalm on Saturday and a day off (or catch up day!) on Sunday. It's not too late to join in - download the reading plan here.
You might also find this little resource on How to read the Bible useful when learning how to get the most out of reading the Bible.
All children's and youth work undertaken at WBC is governed by our Safeguarding Children Policy, and you can download a copy here: Safeguarding Children Policy.
Group leaders can download a risk assessment template
here to complete one for any unusual or external activities not covered by our general risk assessments.
WBC welcomes people of all backgrounds and acknowledges that some of those in its congregation or visitors may be 'adults at risk' and that we all have a duty to support and safeguard these individuals. You can download a copy of our Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy
Medical and Consent form
If you are (or have) an under-18 year old attending one or more of our activities, it is really important that we have an up to date consent form, including things like doctor's details, any allergies, and emergency contacts. You can download the General Consent Form for Under 18s here. Please return to your group leader.
Keeping in touch
If you have recently started attending WBC then you may wish to complete one of our Keeping In Touch forms if any of the following statements apply to you:
you would like to make sure we have your contact details
you would like your name added to the monthly prayer diary
you would like to share (some/all of) your details with other church members via our contact list which is updated about twice a year
you would like to be added to any of our email groups so you stay up to date with all that is going on. The groups to choose from are as follows:
newsletter: to receive a PDF of the Sunday news sheet on the preceding Friday
church: important information and pastoral messages from church leaders and administrators
chat: church members can email the whole group with offers (e.g. does anyone want this fridge?), requests (e.g. can anyone give me a lift/lend me x?), and news items.
You can of course unsubscribe at any time.
Forms need to be returned to Heather in the Church Office or via firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please also fill in one of these forms if you have changed your contact details, or recently turned 16 (when you need to sign for yourself), to ensure we are only holding up to date information.
Gift Aid form
If you are able to gift aid your donations to the work of WBC, please ensure you have filled in the Gift Aid Form and returned it to a member of the Finance team or via the collection plate or the Church Office. This only needs to be done once and will cover all your regular and special gifts to the church.
You do not need to fill in a gift aid form if you are giving cash donations only as, thanks to the government's small donations scheme, we are able to reclaim tax on cash gifts up to £30.
If you would like more information about different ways you can give to God's work at WBC, see our Giving page.
All claims for expenses should be submitted using an Expenses Claim Form. Paper copies of this form are also available from the church office. Anyone who makes a purchase on behalf of the church should be sure that the purchase is necessary and, where appropriate, that this has been agreed in advance with the budget holder. If you are not clear who is the budget holder who needs to countersign your claim form, please ask Rachel Tole.