This Weeks News

*** Streets for Prayer ***

This Week:    Idonia Road

Next Week:    Gainsborough Drive, Piper Close, Reynolds Grove, Hepworth Close

 

**** Urgent ****

Our wonderful Christmas Meal together as a church family is in less than 3 weeks’ time. At the moment we may have to cancel due to lack of support.  It takes place on Saturday 30th November. We’d love to celebrate together, so please do see Lianne this week, or on Sunday to book a place.

 

  • Tea for Pam

On Monday 25th November at 3pm we are holding a tea party for Pam and Ray. All are welcome, but e do need to have an idea of numbers for catering purposes. Please let Helena or Maggie know if you’d like to come along. Thank you.

 

  • Mary Robertson’s Funeral

Mary’s funeral will take place at Bushbury East Chapel on Monday 18th November at 11.30am. Henry will be taking the service. 

 

  • An Evening Showcasing the Work of The Haven

All welcome on Monday 25th November at 7.30pm as we welcome guest speaker, Lucy Owen, from The Haven, Wolverhampton and we begin our engagement with the International 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Please invite friends and neighbours who’d like to hear about their amazing work.

 

*** This Week’s Diary ***

Teddy Bear Church

On Monday at 9.30am for all pre-school children and their carers.

 

Midday Prayer

On Monday at 12noon please join us for prayer.

 

Morning Prayer

On Wednesday at 9am please join us for prayer.

 

**** NO MIDWEEK HOLY COMMUNION ****

Please note due to Rev’d Julia being away and a Diocesan Lecture, we apologise that we are unable to hold the Midweek Service on Thursday. 

 

The Gathering

On Sunday at 5pm please join us for this quiet, reflective hour.

 

*** General Information and Diary Dates ***

Special Guest Speaker

On Sunday 24th November we will be welcoming James Henderson as a Guest Speaker at our 10am service. James works for Transforming Communities Together. Please come along and support this special service.

 

URC Area Meeting

On Thursday 28th November at 11am at Penn United Reformed Church, 333 Penn Road, WV4 5QF.  All welcome to hear Clare Nutbrown-Hughes, Church Secretary of Dursley Tabernacle URC offer, “Reflections on a visit to Israel/Palestine.

 

Advent is Coming...

For our Advent Reflections this year we will be enjoying exploring some of the themes raised in the special and much-loved seasonal film, “It’s a Wonderful Life”. All are welcome to join us to watch the film on Sunday 1st December, 3.30pm in church - bring your drinks and nibbles! And there will be three advent evenings following this on Wednesdays 4th, 11th and 18th December at 7.30pm.

 

Eco Christmas

We want to ensure that our focus on ecological issues and caring for creation continues and the Eco Church Team and ECC are encouraging us to consider the following this Christmas:

  • In order to reduce the volume of card and paper used, we will have a large, communal Christmas card this year. Please consider not sending individual cards to folks in the church family this year, and sign the Church Family Card, with a collection for charity.
  • Please think about the wrapping paper you use as virtually no Christmas wrapping paper can be recycled; please check any Christmas paper, or perhaps use brown paper or recycle other paper.
  • Please consider how much extra electricity you are using with Christmas lights and perhaps reduce your lights, or ensure they are on timers.
  • Please be aware that most Christmas crackers involve many plastic items which get thrown away; perhaps consider not having crackers, making your own, or searching out ones which are plastic-free

Christmas Card Pigeon Holes

As you will have read above, as part of our Eco Awareness we are encouraging people not to send individual Christmas cards to folks in the church family. With this in mind, and because it is broken, please be aware that we will not be putting out the set of pigeon holes for cards this year.

Recycling Crisp Packets

If any of you have empty crisp packets that you currently just throw in the bin, stop!!  Perton First School has a collection point for empty crisp packets which are then sent and recycled. Please feel free to drop crisp packets into the school reception during any school day. Thank you.

 

**** December Dates ****

Sunday 1st ~ 3.30pm ~ “It’s A Wonderful Life” Screening

Wednesday 4th ~ 7.30pm ~ Advent Reflection

Thursday 5th ~ 10.30am ~ Corsers’ Court Holy Communion        

Thursday 5th ~ 8pm ~ ECC Meeting                

Saturday 7th ~ 1-5pm ~ Perton Christmas Fair

Sunday 8th ~ 12noon ~ Carol Singing at Sainsbury’s         

Tuesday 10th ~ 8pm ~ Beer & Carols in The Wrottesley Arms

Wednesday 11th ~ 7.30pm ~ Advent Reflection                 

Friday 13th ~ 2-5pm ~ Crib Festival                    

Saturday 14th ~ 10am-5pm ~ Crib Festival                

Sunday 15th ~ 10am ~ Crib Festival Celebration Service         

Sunday 15th ~ 6.30pm ~ Traditional Carol Service with mulled wine & mince pies

Wednesday 18th ~ 7.30pm ~ Advent Reflection             

Sunday 22nd ~ 10am ~ Nativity                     

Christmas Eve ~ 4pm ~ Crib & Christingle            

Christmas Eve ~ 11.30pm ~ Traditional Midnight Holy Communion    

Christmas Day ~ 10am ~ Family Christmas Communion    

And…  Holiday Club on Friday 3rd January - please speak to me, Jo, Liz or Jenny for more details of how to help!

Thanks for reading!


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