This Weeks News

**** Advice during the Corona Virus *****

In the light of the risks posed by the Corona Virus, the Church of England’s guidance includes the following:

  • all those entering the church building will be asked either to use hand sanitiser or wash their hands
  • at this time Holy Communion will only be shared ‘in one kind’: that means we will receive the bread, but not the wine.
  • we will enjoy creative ways of sharing The Peace which do not involve touching each others
  • those welcoming, preparing and service Holy Communion, and refreshments, will be advised as to any necessary changes
  • there will be extra precautions used in the preparation and serving of drinks 
  • there are other measures in place e.g in terms of the spacing of chairs; the regular wiping down of chair backs, door handles, light switches etc.
  • please be vigilant, following the general advice in the media, particularly in terms of hand washing and not touching your face.

Thank you.

 

Supporting our Community 

If you are aware of any in the church family, or wider community, who need help and support e.g. shopping, please do let me know and we will do our best to help.

 

Bethlehem Hospital

Those who were in church yesterday will have heard about the major struggles at the Christian charitable hospital many of us have visited in Bethlehem as they try and support those who are ill with the Corona Virus in the locked-down city. The church agreed yesterday to give a gift of £500. Many asked about helping and I said I would give the details. I will send a second email, forwarding the email I received and read in church yesterday.

 

*** Streets for Prayer ***

Coleridge Drive, Milton Court

 

*** This Week’s Diary ***

Open the Book Rehearsal

The Open the Book team are meeting on Monday at 9am.

 

Holiday Club Meeting

We are meeting to discuss the possibility of the Good Friday Holiday club at 11am on Monday.

 

Midday Prayer

Please join us for prayer at 12 noon on Monday.

 

Lent Course

The Lent course will continue on Wednesday at 10.30am and at 7.30pm. Please do join us… it’s not too late to start!

 

Mothers’ Union Meeting

Anyone interested in finding out about the Mothers’ Union (for all, not just women!), please join us on Thursday at 7.30pm.

 

Mothering Sunday 

We will celebrate Mothering Sunday on at our 10am service, please do invite others to this special service.

 

 

*** Next Week’s Diary ***    

Lent Course

The Lent course will continue on Wednesday 25th March at 10.30am and at 7.30pm.

 

Midweek Holy Communion

Please join us for Holy Communion on Thursday 26th March at 11am in church.

 

Church & Curry

Please join a group from church for curry at Flamingo Pink on Thursday 26th March - please speak to Sue Cartwright to book or for details.

 

Ablaze Friendship Evangelism Training

If you’re interested in attending a morning of training in Friendship Evangelism, this is on Saturday 28th March. It’s run by Ablaze, and led by Mark Greenwood, the Director of Evangelism for Elim Pentecostal Church in the UK. It’s taking place at the International Life Centre, 128 Gough Street, Horsley Fields, Wolverhampton, WV10 3DD. This is a stand alone event aimed at equipping church members to more naturally share their faith. To register please go to: www.ablazewolverhampton.co.uk/training 

 

*** Holy Week & Easter Services ***

Palm Sunday Celebration    10am    Sunday 5th April

Holy Week Reflections        7.30pm Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th April

Holy Communion            11am Thursday 9th April

Maundy Thursday Service    7.30pm Thursday 9th April

Good Friday Service        7.30pm Friday 10th April

Easter Day Dawn Celebration    6am at Christ Church, Sunday 12th April

Easter Day Celebration         10am Sunday 12th April

 

 

*** General Information and Diary Dates ***

Holy Land Adventures

If you’d like to hear about the recent trip to the Holy Land, please come to a presentation by many of those who went.

    Saturday 4th April at 4pm in the church

 

Project Give Evening

Please come along and invite friends and neighbours to an evening hosted by the leaders of “Project Give”. We have been supporting Project Give as they have sought to help tackle period poverty locally and further afield, and are now encouraging “plastic-free” periods. Men and Women all welcome on Thursday 23rd April at 7.30pm.

 

Please Note:

Going forward, Project Give only want plastic-free sanitary ware as donations please. We will still accept other products too and they will be given to The Well.

 

Christian Aid

Sue Cartwright has taken over as our Christian Aid representative. Watch this space for fund-raising events and details.

 

Our Twinned Parish

As you hopefully remember, we now have a link with the Carrigaline Union of two parishes in the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, in the Church of Ireland. Over the coming months we will explore how to develop this link. But one way is to look at their website and to follow/like them on Facebook. Please look at the following links:

    https://carrigalineunion.org 

    FB:  carrigaline union of parishes

 

Future Dates

Why not get these dates in your diary now!!!

Car Treasure Hunt - Saturday 22nd August

Quiz Night - Saturday 12th September

** Christmas Meal - Saturday 28th November (NB: Changed date from that previously published!)

 

THE GATHERING FOR MEN 

(Women need  not apply!) A fun and action packed weekend for men over 18. 26-28th June £125 if booked before 1 March. Accommodation primarily camping but gear is available so that shouldn't stop you. See thegatheringformen.com for more information and to book. (You make your own booking but let Mark Hopkins or Paul women need not apply)Cartwright know so we can allocate space, equipment and share transport.

 

Church Sitters

We are short of people to offer to keep our church open during the week on the following days and times. Please note these times are only a guide and if you are able to do part or all of these times it would be very much appreciated:

  • Mondays - 12.30-3pm     
  • Tuesdays - 10am-12.30pm    
  • Thursdays 10am-12.30pm

If you feel you could help, please have a word with Rev’d Julia or one of the Church Wardens.

 

Stewarding Teams on Sunday Mornings

We are also struggling to cover the teams who make our refreshments and serve them on Sunday morning following our service. Again if you feel your could help out on one of the teams please speak to Rev’d Julia or one of the Wardens.


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