We aim to be a generous-hearted and inclusive Christian family in the centre of Beeston with a ministry that reaches out from our beautiful Parish Church into the wider community.

Sunday 21st April 2019

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.

Cancer Research U.K received £126 from the sale of the Easter chicks. Thank you. Pauline

Welcome Team: Could you join our Welcome Team? We are changing the way we organise things on a Sunday morning: instead of our current team of sidespeople and churchwarden(s), two people will be ‘on duty’ each Sunday to welcome people to church and stay at the back during the service. There is a more detailed information sheet at the back of church, and/or contact Sheenagh Bloomfield. Please do consider if this is something you could do – the more volunteers we have the less often you’d be on duty! sheenaghbloomfield@gmail.com / 07747 483760.

Easter Day Services at Southwell Minster on radio this year: Choral Evensong will be on Radio 3 at 3pm: Preacher: the Dean.

NG9 SCHOOLS’ PRAYER: Please join us at Christ Church Chilwell from 9am on Tuesday 30th April to pray for God’s blessing on the children and staff in our local schools. We will then deliver cake and fruit to staff in a school or two to thank them for all that they do.

It would be great if you can bring cake/fruit, but do join us to pray even if you can’t. Or you can drop off cake without staying to pray. Cakes or fruit can also be dropped into Christ Church Office on the day before. All are welcome, including young children (we don’t mind if they are noisy!). For further information email chilwellschoolsprayer@gmail.com, or join the Facebook group ‘NG9 Schools Prayer’.

Augustine to Justin: Meetings have now stopped until after Easter. We meet again on 30th April, 2.30pm in the choir vestry. Pat Atkins (925 6327).

Mothers Union: Our next meeting is on Thursday, 9th May, 2.15pm. Helen Catchpole will be telling us about her most recent visit to Burundi, where we have a Link Diocese, Buye. All welcome. Please could all who have Count Your Blessings money bring it to the meeting.

The Derby Salvation Army Songsters and Brass Band will be performing at Beeston Methodist Church on May 11th at 7.00pm. Tickets are £6.00 in advance, booking through Beeston Methodist Church (phone number 0115 9431164 mornings only) and £7.00 on the door. Refreshments in the interval. All are very welcome to come and share the joyful sound. Proceeds are also in aid of the Leprosy Mission. Leaflets at back of church.

Messy Church continues to grow and we are welcoming more and more families to church every month to share with us in our community and faith. However, the Messy Church team require more volunteers to help, please.

We need people to help with the setting up and clearing away, be prepared to help with the crafts, join in with the celebrations and generally make families feel welcomed in the session and in the Church. Sometimes this can come down to something very straightforward such as having enough volunteers to offer cups of tea to parents, grandparents and carers who come along.

The dates of the next few Messy Church sessions are: 11 May, 8 June, 13 July If you think you are able to help at all with any of these sessions then please sign the sheets at the back of church. If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to talk to any of the Messy Church team.

A date for your diary: There will be a Family Festival for Pentecost at Bishop’s Manor, Southwell on Saturday, 8th June 11am – 2.30pm. Families with children aged 11 and under very welcome!

One of our Parking Permits appears to have gone missing – No. VP 194676. Would everyone please check their vehicle to see if they still have it.  If so, could they either return it or complete a slip to give their details and place it in the permit folder.

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

Baptism: Sarah, Shay, Scarlett and Skye Headland will be baptised here next Sunday, 28th April at 12:15pm. Please support and pray for Shay, Scarlett and Sky and their parents Sarah and Sean and Godparents.

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Tony Ford, Sheila Allton, Sally Baldock, Teresa Downing, Simon Bramley, Martin Foster, Louise Cummings and Trevor Slack who are sick. Remember also Brenda Shipston, Joyce Wragg and Jean Field who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.