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Happy holidays to those who are away and please read on for the update for August...
Streets for Prayer
4th August - Oatlands Way, Cornmill Grove
11th August - The Staddlestones, The Wheatlands, Barley Croft, Meadow Croft
18th August - Coulter Grove, Cloverdale, Fallowfield, The Paddock
25th August - The Pastures, The Cartway, The Windrow
****** August Dates ********
Monday 5th August - Holiday Club Meeting at 10am
Thursday 8th August - Midweek Holy Communion at 11am
Thursday 8th August - Open the Book Training at 12 noon (bring a packed lunch)
Friday 9th August - Holiday Club from 10am-3pm
Sunday 11th August - All Age Worship and Chris & Jim’s last service and party from 10am
Tuesday 20th August - Chris’ Licensing service at Leighton
Thursday 22nd August - Midweek Holy Communion at 11am
****** General News & Future Dates *****
***** Chris & Jim’s Last Sunday ******
Church Away Day
On Saturday 12th October will be our next Church Away Day… we’re really hoping lots of you will be able to join us as we travel to the lovely city of Lichfield for a personalised tour of the cathedral, joining their 12.30pm service of Holy Communion, lunch together provided by Chapters Coffee Shop, and free time to explore. There will be more details to follow but the cost will probably be £15 per person. Please put the date in your diary.
Perton Village Show & Community Songs of Praise
This great community day takes place on Saturday 21st September, and will include cream teas here at church and the Community Songs of Praise service at 4.45pm.
This wonderful annual fixture in the diary will take place on Saturday 28th September at 3pm.
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.