But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Sunday 21st October 2018

We are now on Facebook! Have a look at our page and follow us! www.facebook.com/beestonparishchurch

Open Door Stewards: This is Week 3 on your rota.

Budget: Would all group leaders please make sure they submit their requirements for next year’s budget to Kaye Ford by TODAY.

Congratulations to Sheenagh and Jem Bloomfield who welcomed baby Edmund into the world on Monday 15th October, weighing 8lb 4oz.

No Sunday School next week, 28th, as it’s half term.

KNITTERS OF BEESTON: we have 2 requests from groups supported by the parish if you can help.

Women’s Refuge need mittens. Adult and children sizes. Any colour. Please give to Pauline Wheelhouse when complete.

Sunday School need stars for the travelling Posada. There are some patterns at the back of church. Please give to Pam Holland when complete.

There is yarn in the basket at the back of church for charity projects so help yourself and happy knitting/crocheting!

Augustine to Justin: 23rd October, no meeting. 30th October meet at 3 Linden Grove at the usual time for a DVD and a taste of the 17th century. 6th November meet in the Choir Vestry as usual. Pat Atkins (925 6327).

Mothers’ Union: Four members were eligible to receive Long Service certificates at the Deanery Festival at Bulwell  on October 10th   – Rosie Stowe and Sally Hamilton (10 years) and Hazel Smith and Teresa Downing (40 years). Congratulations to them all. Unfortunately none of them were able to attend the service so Revd. Kirstine very kindly presented them the following Sunday during the 10am Eucharist.

The next branch meeting is on Thursday 8th November in church at 2pm for 2.15pm when Mrs. Lucille Porter will be telling us about the 16 Days of Activism. Please join us!  Sheila Allton

Textile Exhibition in Southwell Minster 16th October – 30th November. After touring many cathedrals around the country this exhibition by Jacqui Parkinson is coming to Southwell Minster. It is based on the Book of Revelation. Further details on the website: www.southwellminster.org

Carols and Wine – Saturday 8th December, 7pm in church: our popular Beer and Hymns event returns in a festive format. Hosted by the choir, come and enjoy all your festive favourites, plus a few surprises! Tickets cost £8 Adults, £5 Children, including fish and chip supper from George’s in Chilwell and a drink on arrival; further drinks will be available to purchase on the evening. Tickets are now on sale after Sunday morning services – please bring your friends!

HELP PLEASE!: If anyone is available to help to set up the Christmas Tree Festival on Wednesday 12th or Thursday 13th December, please see Brenda. Thank you.

BOOK YOUR SEAT: The Nottingham Playhouse Panto has been booked for Thursday 3rd January 2019 (please note date change). This year it is ‘Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood’. Tickets are now on sale for the front 2 rows of the stalls and cost £22.80 / £28.00. I will try to make the transport arrangements again so that we are in as few cars as possible. I’m looking forward to another fantastic night at the Panto… Angie Cooper

 

Friends of Southwell Minster: Beeston Parish Church is a corporate member of The Friends of Southwell Minster and the latest magazine has now arrived. It contains some interesting articles about the carvings in the Minster and also several items about the Music Foundation. There is also a very interesting item on the replacement hood that has been made to replace the one that was stolen, Please have a look at it and read any of the items which interest you but please return the magazine to the table at the back of church so that others can also read it. Thank you Sheila Allton.

Funerals: Beth Tate’s funeral will be on Monday 22nd October at 12:45pm in church, following a 12pm service at Bramcote Crematorium.

Gloria Brown’s funeral will be on Wednesday 24th October at 2:15pm at Bramcote Crematorium.

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

Baptism: Esme Joy Woolery will be baptised here today at 12:15pm.

Please support and pray for Esme and her parents and Godparents.

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Tony Ford, Val Suker (Shanahan), Sheila Allton, Evie Hallam, Sally Baldock, Teresa Downing, John Bramley and Jean Smith who are sick. Remember also Beth Tate, Gloria Brown and Rosemary Jackson who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.