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No doubt you've heard on the news this weekend about the Typhoon which hit part of the Philippines. The news coming out of the region is not good and World Vision have launched an appeal to help in the relief. The people there need water and food and they need it quickly.
Anything you are able to give for this appeal will be gratefully received. Thank you on behalf of our friends at World Vision and the people of the Philippines.
Please pass on this link to your friends.
A community for singing - singing for a community
We would love you to come and join us on Sunday September 29th when the morning service will include a launch of the community choir. The invited speaker will be Dave Gardner from the Diocese and the choir leader Barry Hart will also take part together with some of his present choir members. It will be an opportunity to learn more about how you can be a part of this exciting new venture into the community.
If you want to know more ask Philippa Morphew, Sue Radcliffe or Mike and Eileen Ryall.
Sunday 6th October
10.30am Worship Together
We are collecting goods for the Food Bank this year
Suggested items (see full list at church)
tins or packets of soup, bottled or tinned sauces,
tins of meat, vegetables, fish, baked beans, spaghetti, fruit, rice pudding
pasta, rice, noodles, breakfast cereals, tea or coffee
small packets of sugar, UHT/powdered milk
When donating food, please ensure that it has a "best before date" of at least 6 months in advance
Services in October and November
Please note that there are changes to the October and November evening services. Also November mornings are rearranged!
As I prepare this article our thoughts are on two things. One is whether or not Andy Murray will win Wimbledon, and the other is whether the Duchess of Cornwall will give birth to a healthy boy or girl.
By the time you read this, we will know whether Andy Murray has fulfilled the hopes of the nation by his efforts and we will probably know whether the successor to Prince William will be a girl or a boy. Certainly there is nothing like the birth of a child to bring a family together and, of course, it is very likely that the birth of this child will bring the whole nation together.
Birth is a very important dynamic in the Bible. Every great leader and saviour, including Jesus, is born. Some births go unnoticed, bur some like Samson’s and Moses’s are attended to with great interest and, of course, the most recorded of all is Jesus Christ’s himself.
But the Bible is not just concerned about birth, it is concerned about being born again. This is a strange phrase which has caused a lot of controversy in recent years, but what does is actually mean?
On Saturday 13th July we will be conducting a clearout of the kitchen. Some things will be kept in long term storage and others will be given away. This will precede the purchase of some new items to re-equip the kitchen. If anybody has any personal items in the kitchen, they are asked to remove them prior to this date.
If you have any queries about this or any ideas about what should or should not be in the kitchen, see Chris Walker.
Community Fun Day 28th July
This event takes place on the community centre site 11am to 4pm on Sunday 28th July. We are welcome to join in after church. There will be limited parking in the car park nearest the church on that morning - please park a bit further away and walk if you are able, to keep the closer spaces for those who can’t. Thank you.
Opening times at present are 1 - 3pm Wednesday and Thursday and 9am to 12noon Thursday and Friday. We may also be there at other times or absent at short notice - please check by phone!
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