Notices for Sunday 26th September

Harvest Festival 2021

Followed by General Church Meeting

This Sunday, 26th September is our Harvest Festival service led by Revd. Anna Bishop and Mr Dan Bishop.

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: –
• Soup,
• 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/.

General Church Meeting 11:30am

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. You may view the meeting live, here.
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.

October Newsletter

The October Newsletter is now available, just clicl on the picture below.

Fairtrade Shop

Our Fairtrade Shop is open today in the hall, after our General Church Meeting. It will also be open on Wednesday mornings from 10 – 12.

Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is also reopening this Wednesday, from 10:00 – 12:00.

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Pray for our minister, Rev Godfrey Gama, in his work as chair of Chelston Consistory of the United Church of Zambia (Consistory is equivalent of Circuit).

St John’s is part of this Consistory, which covers the east of Lusaka and includes 26 congregations and 15,650 church members.

At St John’s, pray for the Finance Committee, in hard times because of COVID.