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Weekly Notices – 4 November

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PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK

Healing:  Jasmine, Muriel, Rosemary, Anna, Martin.

Rest In Peace:  Betty

Our Confirmation candidates: Louise, Skye, Flo, Millie, Imogen, Joan, Sonia, David, Richard, Joshua, Cameron, Jonah, Stephen.

Baptisms in November:  Nathan, Kevin, Roman.

Newbury Deanery Cycle of Prayer:  Revds Mark, Marion, Pat, Brenda, Leonard and the parishes of Thatcham Team, St Mary, Thatcham and St Barnabas, Thatcham

 

Fair Trade Stall: The next stall selling fairly traded goods will be on Sunday, 11th November, in the Church Hall, after the 09.30 Service.

Exploring Discipleship: Second week of study based on Philippians at 9, Ladwell Close, on Monday, 5th November at 20.00 and finishing on Monday, 19th November.  Please contact the Church office on 01635 41249 if you wish to attend.

Mothers’ Union Meeting, Tuesday, 6th November at 14.00 in the Large Meeting Room.  The Speaker will be Heather Rasman on, “National Small School Project.”

Remembrance: A few weeks ago I spoke about the possibility of providing a display/area for prayer in St Michael’s Chapel.  Today there are pebbles available for you to take home and paint a poppy, to be placed in the Chapel.  A wreath has also been crocheted to remember the women left at home.  The children will make poppies, and there will be a collection of poems.  PLEASE think if you would like to add to the display by knitting a poppy, painting a picture, writing a piece of poetry, prose or a prayer.  If you have another idea, then please let me know.  We will place everything in St Michael’s on Saturday, 10th November between 11.00 and 12.00 noon.  Kathy. 

Advent Groups will start week beginning 19th or 26th November, and will run for three weeks in small groups.  Sign-up sheets are at the back of the Church. Follow the Star. This is the title of this year’s Christmas Campaign from the Church or England. They have produced some great material which we will be using, including a small individual booklet for over the Christmas period from Christmas Eve to Epiphany.  It is excellent.  I will be ordering bulk copies, so please sign AGAIN if you want a copy.  Kathy Winrow.

Thank you letter: We have received a letter from Hampshire Hospitals Trust thanking the knitters of the Coffee, Chat and Craft group for the knitted baby hats donated to them.  The letter is on the notice board in the Annexe.

Christians Together in the Newbury Area (CTNA) is once again running a free Christmas wrapping service in the Kennet Centre.  Can you offer an hour or two between 7th and 17th December to help wrap gifts that members of the public bring to us?  There are other tasks too – people to welcome at the door, and to help with setting it up.  At the weekends we are offering a children’s wrapping service where they bring in their gifts, and we will help them to wrap the gifts themselves, so we need people who are happy to work with children.  If you are interested, then please contact Carolyn Bramhall carolynbramhall01@gmail.com

CTNA prayer breakfast on Saturday, 10th November from 08.00 – 09.30.  Hosted by Glendale Church, at Wash Common Community Centre, RG14 6TL.  All are very welcome.

CTNA Community Christmas Day – Volunteers needed from 10.00am to 4.00pm to cover the following teams: Drivers, A Compere, Entertainers for about 10-15 minutes each, from 11.00am to 12.15pm or 2.30pm to 3.00pm, playing a musical instrument, singing, dancing, mime, telling a funny story or something that would involve our guests.  Two teams for the kitchen, companions, ten Table Decorations, Singers for Carols.  There will be a Volunteer’s Evening at St. George’s Church Hall, on Tuesday, 20th November, from 7.30pm – 9.00pm, which is a valuable time for getting to know each other and to make preparations.  To volunteer, please contact Marina Abraham by e-mail at marinaoabraham@gmail.com or marikay77@yahoo.com Many thanks!

Foodbank supplies  We are in urgent need of the following items:- Fruit juice (long life), Biscuits, Sponge puddings, Sugar.  Low stock:-  Instant mash, Shaving gel, Deodorant, Washing up liquid.

West Berkshire Homeless – Volunteers needed  Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help with the extended winter provision at Two Saints until the end of March.  Can you spare an hour or two?

* Mornings   7:30 – 10:00 am (7 days a week)

* Evenings 7.00 – 11.00 pm (7 days a week)

* Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning and/or afternoon – general activities such as chess, dominos and cards.

If you can help in any way, please e-mail wbhomeless@outlook.com for more details.  Thank you, Erica Gassor.

 

 

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