Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand Isaiah 41:10
The verse above provides us with such encouragement that whatever we are facing, God is with us. God knows our anxious thoughts and the worries of our heart, we need to trust Him for His provision through the good days and through the more difficult challenging days. I pray you will know His presence with you whatever you are going through as you read this letter.
This Sunday, Mike is preaching on the theme of thanksgiving, We will also be sharing Communion together. I do hope you will join us.
It has been a busy week for the elders. We will be reporting back the various outcomes at our church meeting. The date of the church meeting has been changed so that Rev Lythan Nevard, the Synod Moderator, can be with us. David Sebley our interim moderator will chair the meeting which will now be held on Monday 29th November at church. Everyone is invited to join us, whether you are a church member or not. This will be a very significant meeting for the life of God’s church here at Plume Avenue.
Advent and Christmas
Don’t forget the Art for Advent display on the theme of “Light in the Darkness”. This is for all ages and abilities. Items need to be submitted by 26 November. Please do speak to me if you have any questions about this.
On Saturday 4th December we will be having an Advent Retreat Day at church. This will start at 9.30 am and is a time for reflection, fellowship, worship and refreshment. Lunch will be “bring your own”. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake will be provided. To book your place e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me.
We are joining forces with Prettygate Baptist Church on Sunday 5th December to put on a Nativity trail around the neighbourhood in the afternoon. This will be advertised in the communities around our churches. We will need lots of help with this – please do let me know if you would be happy to help both in the preparation and/or on the day itself.
If you would like to join the musicians for our Carols by Candlelight service and you play an orchestral instrument, please let me know. We will be recording the backing tracks in December for singers and the congregation to use in the service.
Next week we start our Advent Bible Study series on Zoom. The link will be sent out and this week Edward with be leading for us. If you would like to join us please do and do let me know so that I can let you have a workbook which accompanies the series.
We will also have prayer meetings on Zoom on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 9.30am.
The church will be open for Foodbank donations next Saturday, 13th November from 10 – 11am.
Coffee and Chat
Our next Saturday morning Coffee and Chat will be on Saturday 20th November, from 10-11am at church. Do let me know if you would like to come.
Hope you have a blessed weekend.