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Last updated: 11th May 2016
The Harvest Supper will be held this year on Saturday, 30th September at 7.30p.m. in the Church Hall. Please note that this is the Saturday after the Harvest Festival not the night before as in previous years. We hope to see as many of you as possible joining us for this celebratory meal and entertainment. Tickets will be on sale after the Sunday services during September.
Ruth Sayers will be coming to visit us at St John’s on Sunday 9th July to talk about her work in Plymouth, Devon. For the past 3 years she has been has been serving with Church Mission Society in Barne Barton but prior to that spent many years working in Jordan and the Middle East.
Ruth believes the experience she gained overseas was part of God’s plan to prepare her for Plymouth – which she describes as her hardest mission field so far. Despite being in picturesque Devon, the area faces real deprivation – high unemployment, low wages and prohibitive property prices.
St John’s Missions Committee
Our small team of servers and acolytes does a wonderful job of serving at the 8.00 and the 10.00 services, and at occasional services too.
However, we are urgently in need of additional volunteers to bolster the team. Maybe you feel you don't have the time, maybe you're already committed to other rotas, but with a full team, you would only be required to serve/acolyte once a month - or even less.
So whether you are young or not so young, whether you've been a server in the past or are completely new to it, please consider helping with this important and enjoyable aspect of our worship.
Thanks in advance,
Crowthorne Good Neighbours was established in 1972 by Churches Together in Crowthorne to help transport local elderly and infirm people to hospital and GP appointments. In addition, we also take people shopping and to visit relatives who are in care homes. There is no charge for the service although most people pay a donation to help cover the cost of the trip.
Crowthorne Good Neighbours operates out of Crowthorne Baptist Church every Monday to Friday between 10am and 12 noon, and can be contacted on 01344 761001.
New volunteer drivers are desperately needed to help with this vital work. As a volunteer driver, you can:
- volunteer a small amount of your time (just tell us your preferences)
- claim a mileage allowance
- decide where you want to go - local trips are just as important as those further afield.
Last year we took 160 people to 1207 appointments. These journeys were only possible because we have a group of volunteers willing to give up some of their time. Please consider if you may be able to give up some of your time to help a much-needed service. For more information call 01344 761001
Our local Co-op has been supporting HopeZone for the past few weeks and so far the current total for the collection at the Co-op, including money from sales of carrier bags that was added at the start, is £628.
The more members that support HopeZone and shop at Co-op, the more money they'll receive.
How to support:
- You can apply to become a member of Co-op
- Choose HopeZone as the Local Community Fund
- You can go to the link to the Local Community Fund, the profile page is (https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/9578/)
It is upon us again on the 10th July Pause will be heading to Edgbarrow again. Pause is an interactive environment within school, to give the Young People time and space to think whilst visiting different activities or just be still.
What I am asking is to make up a team to cover everything from setting up to covering the rota and taking down again. It runs in the from 9.10 until 3.20 roughly for a week. Monday is generally setting up and Friday afternoon taking down. They are broken down in to hourly slots during the day so you don’t have to be there all day.
I would be lovely to have an input from all the churches in CTC. The people that helped last year found it an amazing environment to be in and part of.
A little reminder from Julie and Les that House Group meets on alternate Monday evenings at 7.30 pm in Oak Lodge, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne. The next meetings are on Monday 3rd and 24th July
After completing our very popular topic of 'Angels', we are now starting a new topic on the Holy Spirit.
The bible is clear in its declaration that the Spirit is a divine person. He is God. Since the first century Christians have consistently recognised the Spirit as a member of the Trinity. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Most of us already relate with Jesus, and we know how to interact with God the Father. At housegroup there is opportunity to grow in your knowledge of the Spirit through the course entitled 'Meeting the Spirit'.
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Current shortages - very low on: tinned meat and vegetables and tinned spaghetti, tinned fruit, custard, rice puddings, long-life milk, all toiletries, cleaning products i.e. anti bacterial spray, washing up liquid, loo rolls, bleach, toothbrushes – adults and children’s, deodorants – men’s and women’s.
Contact the Elderly have 2 Bracknell groups taking out to tea, isolated elderly people, one Sunday afternoon a month, 12 months a year. Our drivers collect their guests, take them to the tea party in a local host family home and return them home afterwards. They have vacancies for more guests. See www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk Contact Suzan Hyland, 0207 881 2361
Daily prayer intentions are distributed with St John's News with some prayers that might be used. The latest prayer list is attached.
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