Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid…Come.” Matthew 14:27,29
Hope you have had a good week. This week have the joy of blessing Aurora in the service and Fran and Simon will be rededicating themselves as parents.
Our Harvest thanksgiving Sunday is on 24th September.
During the service we invite you to bring gifts for the Foodbank. We will distribute their latest shopping list of needs during the coming week. Please bring your donations to church on 24th September when we will have a time to bring them forward.
We are also going to share a meal together after the service. We need some help with this. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to offer to help.
The sign-up list for the meal is in the foyer – please sign up by 17th September. The menu is ham, cheese, jacket potato, coleslaw and salad followed by fruit crumble and custard/ice cream. If you are able to make a crumble please tick the appropriate column on the sign-up sheet. We will be asking for financial donations to cover the cost of the meal.
There will be a church meeting on Monday 25th September. The agenda will be circulated this week.
Youth Drop in
Joe writes “I have a request. As you will know we’re starting a Drop-in Youth Club for 11-16 year olds in the local community. We’re running a trial of this with selected young people from the local area, from Monday 18th. This is really exciting for the church, and will be great for young people in the area.
Is there anyone who can help stack chairs on Sunday afternoon or evening, and put them back out again before 4pm on Tuesday. Is there anyone fit and able, who would be able to help me do this? If we have a team of us, it should only take half an hour. If it’s just me, it will take forever
Ladies Retreat Day
Calling all ladies – the Advent Retreat Day at Assington Hall has been booked for 9th December. Please do put the date in your diary. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer – places will be on a first come first served basis. The day is likely to cost £10 per head – to secure your place we will be asking for a £5 deposit. I know some ladies are away at the moment, do let me or someone else know if you would like to come to the retreat day and we will sign you up.
I’m in the process of asking someone to come and lead the day for us – watch this space!
Peter and Adrian write “Here are the dates for our Homegroup and Chat and Chill up until Christmas.
Homegroup Chat and Chill
September 11th 25th
October 9th 23rd
November 13th 27th
December 11th 18th
All meetings will be at Plume Avenue from 13.30 – 15.00 , unless advised otherwise, for trips out.
Please feel free to come along to any of the dates. Looking forward to getting together again.
Peter and Adrian”
There will be prayer meetings on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 9.30 am. The Tuesday evening bible study homegroup restarts this week at 7.30 pm on Zoom – please do join us if you can. Zoom details will be e-mailed early in the week.
With love and blessings.