Today has been designated as Climate Sunday, and so we reflect on the climate crisis that we are facing.
Our local M.P., John Glen will be taking part, and we look forward to the climate conference in Glasgow, COP26, in October.
This video explains some of the issues:
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Our Fairtrade Shop reopens today in the hall, after our morning service. It will also be open on Wednesday mornings from 10 – 12.
Our Coffee Bar is also reopening on Wednesday’s only, from 10:00 – 12:00.
Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia
Pray for the people who lead worship at St John’s – the minister, Rev Godfrey Gama, the choirs and the lay preachers – and for the people and technology that enable that worship to be shared digitally.
Harvest Festival 2021 and General Church Meeting
Next Sunday, 26th September we will hold our Harvest Festival service led by Revd. Anna Bishop and Mr Dan Bishop.
This will be followed at 11.30 am by the General Church meeting.
We are delighted that this year we can again bring gifts for the Trussell Trust for their food parcels. When you arrive in the sanctuary, please place your gifts on the raised area before you take your seat. This will save unnecessary movement during the service.
Items in a food bank parcel include: –
• Tinned tomatoes/Pasta sauce,
• Lentils, Beans, Pulses,
• Tinned meat, Tinned vegetables,
• Tea/Coffee, Tinned fruit, Biscuits,
• UHT milk, Fruit juice.
There will be a collection for ‘All We Can’, envelopes will be avalable, or you can donate online online at https://www.allwecan.org.uk/donate/make-a-donation/.
After the Harvest Festival service you are encouraged to stay for the General Church meeting. Coffee will be served in the sanctuary.
This is an especially important occasion this year as we were unable to hold the meeting in 2020.
Once the meeting has finished, we will be delighted if you will join us for a picnic lunch and a time of fellowship. We all have missed such occasions over the past 18 months so it will be wonderful to meet and catch up on missed time together.
Covid19 restrictions mean that we have to ask you to bring and consume your own food and bring your own (non-alcoholic) drink.