Notices for Sunday 18th September
Quick links: Souper Friday | The Ark | Word for the World | Mission | Big Quiz | Harvest | Calendar
9.15 at Priory Street
Church on the Green
Men’s Weekend Away: 16th-18th September
Please be in prayer for the men who will be enjoying a time of fellowship, fresh air and good Bible teaching on their weekend away near Pen y Fan, Wales. Pray for Steve Lancaster who will be teaching on the Holy Spirit.
Special Souper Friday Café – Monday 19th September
The Souper Friday team will be opening up the café on Monday 19th as an opportunity to gather and watch the funeral of HM The Queen together. The café will be open from 10am – 1pm and will offer refreshments and cakes as usual. If you are able to help with setting up, serving refreshments or clearing away, please contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ark – Saturday 24th September
We would love to see you next Saturday at The Ark, a fun and interactive service for primary school-aged children, which will be held at Priory Street from 10.30am-12pm. Join us for songs, crafts, Bible stories and puppets! Spaces can be reserved via Eventbrite – please click here. Check out the Facebook page too for more information.
Rob D will be speaking on the topic of gender identity at the next of his talks on cultural issues, on Saturday 24th September, 1.30pm at Priory Street. The dates of the remaining talks are 8th October (euthanasia) and 29th October (abortion).
The Word for the World – Sunday 25th Sept
How many languages are there in the world today? How many of them have the full Bible, and how many have NO scripture at all? What happened in 1382 and 1526 AD that is key to us being able to read our Bibles in English today? You can discover the answer to these questions and more on Sunday 25th from 6pm when Steve Lancaster will be sharing about The Word for the World, a ministry that is translating the Bible into local languages in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Planning for short-term mission trips abroad has not been possible for the last couple of years but now we can consider them again. With this in mind we are putting out feelers with regard to:
A) a mission trip to Oasis in Austria – one week.
B) a mission trip to Sanga Sanga in Tanzania – two weeks.
Both of these trips will be working parties, involving a variety of hands-on activities. If either of these options spark your interest, please contact Martin Sheringham for an initial chat.
Save the date – Tearfund Big Quiz!
You are invited to join us on Saturday 1st October for an evening of fun and to help raise funds for Tearfund who are engaged in ending worldwide poverty. More information will be available next week and you will be able to purchase tickets through Eventbrite. In the meantime, mark the date in your diary and start getting your team together! If you are able to help on the night with setting up, serving refreshments and clearing away, please speak to Wendy R or Amanda G.
Harvest Thanksgiving – Sunday 2nd October
Our Harvest Thanksgiving service will be an opportunity to further support the work of Tearfund. Details about how to donate will be available nearer the time. In addition, we will be welcoming donations of non-perishable food and toiletries and these will be used by the Food Bank / Souper Friday to bless those in need.
Items needed for youth weekend away
A shout out from Dan who is looking for the following items for the youth weekend away at the end of October:
1. A dozen or so newspapers
2. Several old pillows (that you don’t need back!)
If you can help please contact Dan.
Raising Funds for AIM Trip – Babysitting & Eating Beans!
In late November CBC is sending a team to Kenya to run the children’s programme at the AIM Eastern Region conference. One of our young people, Miriam Ovens, will be part of the team. In order to raise the necessary funds Miriam is:
1. Offering her babysitting services to any parents that this will benefit.
2. With the support of a couple of other young people, Miriam plans to go several days on a basic diet of rice and beans to appreciate the little so many have to live off and to raise funds.
If you would like to book Miriam for babysitting or learn more about her fundraising plans please speak to her or her parents Dan & Natalie.
The owner of a pair of glasses with a red frame, found on the sound desk, can retrieve them from the church office.
- Community Money Advice is open for face-to-face meetings each Thursday evening and Friday morning. Do get in touch if you would like help and advice in this area. Pre-booked appointments only.
- Craft Group: if you enjoy crafting come and join us on the first Saturday of the month (unless other notified) from 10am-12.30pm at Priory Street. Please bring your own craft project to do.
- Prayer for Missions & the Persecuted Church: the first Tuesday of every month, 7.45pm on Zoom. Contact the office for login details.
- Women’s Bible Study: we meet on the last Monday every month from 7.30pm.
- Souper Friday Café: Friday mornings from 9am. Come and enjoy a free drink, cake and soup. Open for help with food items to take away too. Speak to Colin W, Esther A, Joan C or Jo S for more information.
- Ark Children’s Service: last Saturday of the month 10:30am-12:00pm during term-time only.
- Mum’s Bible Study: Monday mornings between 9.30am-11.30am (term-time only). For more information speak to Christine C or Vicki K.
- Toddlers: Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am during term-time only.
- Life groups meet in person and/or online. Contact us if you’d like to join one.
- Youth Groups – contact Dan for further details.
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