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Shackleton Drive and Cabot Grove
****** This Week’s News ********
Please join us for Midday Prayer on Monday at 12 noon.
If you’re school days are behind you please join us for Messy Tea on Monday at 2pm. A short act of worship, craft, tea and lots of chatter!
Please join us for Morning Prayer on Wednesday at 9am.
Midweek Holy Communion
Please join us at 11am on Thursday for a service of Holy Communion.
Holiday Club Meeting
For all involved in the holiday club, or anyone interested in helping and finding out more, please come to our meeting on Friday at 10am in church.
On Sunday at 5pm please join us for our quiet, reflective service of Holy Communion.
***** Next Week *****
Please join us for Midday Prayer on Monday 15th July at 12noon.
Please join us for Morning Prayer on Wednesday 17th July at 9am
Perton Manor Service
Please join the team at Perton Manor Residential Home at 11am on Thursday 18th July.
Please join us for this quiet, reflective service on Sunday 21st July at 5pm
****** General News & Future Dates *****
***** Chris & Jim’s Last Sunday ******
Thursday 11th July, 7.30pm at Christ Church, Tettenhall Wood. There will be a public meeting regarding the proposed closure of the Wood Road Medical Practice in Tettenhall Wood. The meeting will be hosted by local MP Eleanor Smith. All welcome.
The URC Synod Office
The URC Synod office is asking if anyone is interested in helping out with these various vacant Synod roles:
Synod Mission Council - North and Mid Staffordshire Representative, Birmingham Representative
Area Ecumenical Officers - Coventry and Warwickshire Area, Herefordshire Area, Worcestershire Area
Upcoming roles for March 2020 - URC Retreats Group Synod Link, Rural Links Officer
Upcoming roles for October 2020 - Mission Council Representative, Synod Mission Fund Panel Convenor
Carrs Lane Lectures 2019
The URC annual lectures at Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX have a long tradition and this year will welcome a fantastic speaker, Revd Canon Mark Oakley - theologian, poet, author, broadcaster, campaigner and inspiring speaker. It takes place on Saturday 5th October, 10am-4pm at a cost of £15 (bring your own lunch). For more details please see the leaflets in church or visit: www.carrslane.co.uk It will be a great day!
Josh’s Ecuador Trip
Josh Morris worships at Christ Church and this summer, following his GCSE exams at St Peter’s school, is going with a small group of students from school to volunteer in Ecuador with Camp International. They leave on July 12th and will be there for 4 weeks visiting 4 different regions. It is all charity work and Josh will be working alongside other young people and the locals to help build community centre, toilet blocks, school - depending on what help is needed at the time. The group will also travel to the mountainous region to help with some of the much poorer areas. They will be planting trees on the edge of the Rainforest to replenish the devastation due to deforestation. The last week will be spent clearing marine debris, plastics etc off the beaches and shoreline to support environmental issues and a spot of scuba diving if all goes well.
Josh writes, "I am very much looking forward to this charity trip to support and help underprivileged people who need and welcome any help we can offer. Also I feel I wish to make a difference no matter how small, for the forgotten people and the world needs to be respected, cherished and cared for. I have worked so very hard since last May doing every type of job I can think of, things I've never done before in my life! Christ Church and Good Shepherd have supported my quiz evenings and afternoon tea party and I am so very grateful to them and to everyone who has shown me support. I am excited, obviously a bit worried as I've never been away from home for 4 weeks, never so far away from home, never flown anywhere before, I will no doubt be homesick and hope my mom n dad don't worry too much! But I am passionate about this cause and preparing myself for some of the hardship I will encounter (if its possible to prepare for this). I hope you and the congregation will keep me in their prayers and think about me when I'm away. Thank you.”
The ECC have also unanimously agreed to support Josh in prayer and with a financial gift. Please keep Josh and the team in your prayers this summer.