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 22nd October 2017

Open Door Stewards: This is Week 4 on your rota.

Augustine to Justin: No meeting this Tuesday, 24th October, but we shall meet as usual on Tuesday, 31st.

Budget Request:LAST CALL for Group Leaders to let me have details of their Budget Request for 2018. Finance Group will then draft the 2018 Budget. If we don’t receive any request we will assume no budget allocation is required!! Kaye

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Christmas Tree Festival will no longer be going ahead. Sorry for any inconvenience. We plan to proceed with the usual festival next year, 2018.

Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust: NHCT will be visiting St Peters at Thurgarton and Holy Trinity at Lambley on the afternoon of Saturday,28th October. All welcome to join us. Please see Gavin for details.

Mothers’ Union: Saturday 28th October 11am Diocesan Festival Service at Southwell Minster, which will be attended by our Worldwide President, Lynne Tembey and Provincial President, Barbara Taylor, followed in the afternoon by our AGM in Trebeck Hall. Please take a packed lunch–drinks provided.

Next Branch Meeting: Thursday 9th November 2pm for 2.15pm:  Inspired. Please come and tell us about someone (or something) which has inspired you! Photographs, mementoes welcome.

New Year Lunch: Thursday January 11th 12.30pm for 1 o’clock at the Time for Tea vintage tearoom £7.50p, £5 deposit. See Pauline

The next Messy Church is on Saturday 4th November from 3pm to 5pm.  We will have a variety of crafts, a story and some singing followed by a meal.  If you are not able to come to all of the session please come to as much as you are free.We hope to see you there.

Beer and Hymns – Saturday 4th November, 7pm: Back by popular demand! Come and join us in church for an evening of jovial company and rousing singing, hosted by the choir. Tickets £8 Adults, £5 Children, to include a fish and chip supper from George’s in Chilwell and your first drink. Further drinks (beer, wine and soft) may be purchased on the evening. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased by next Sunday – please bring your friends!

 Water Aid: On October 8th (Harvest Festival) in Sunday School we thought about the importance of water and learned how Water Aid helps communities around the world access reliable sources of water. Each family has been invited to collect coins during October to help them in this work. If you would also like to support this project please collect a Water Aid label from the table at the back of church and bring the money you have collected to church on Sunday 5th November. Thank you. The Sunday School team

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6th: Get the date in your diary. I have booked the Cornmill again for our Church Christmas Meal. It is a 4 course meal and the cost is £8 per head (same as last year!!) Please let me know if you want to book as we are limited to 40 places. Many Thanks, Kaye Ford

First Aider List: We are looking to put together a list of First Aiders in the church. If you are a qualified First Aider and would be happy to be on the list (which would be kept by the clergy and churchwardens and put up in the vestry) could you please let Sheenagh Bloomfield know. Many thanks.

Nottinghamshire Churches Calendar 2018: Calendars are available with photos of Nottinghamshire churches, £5 each in aid of the Diocesan bell repair fund. Beeston is included this year as the church for February. There is a sample on the table at the back of church with a list to sign up if you are interested. We will then bring the calendars into church for you.

Yarn Bank: Well it is that time of year again; Strictly is back on the telly and the dew sits heavy on the cars in the mornings.  This all means it must be Autumn and the nights are getting longer and colder.  The Yarn Bank has been restocked and is ready for knitters and crocheters to do their thing.  The Sunday School are asking for knitted ANGELS this year to go in the travelling Posada (See Pam, Rachel or Gillian for patterns, or of course you can free-style it!) and there is a huge bag of light yarns to choose from.  There is also a large quantity of coloured yarns in varying thickness, if angels seem a bit too fiddly then why not work up a simple scarf to donate to the homeless.  Remember, it’s up to you how you spend your long, cold evenings but ‘If you’re sitting, you could be knitting!’ Thanks Angie 07949 200 795

Children’s Society: There was a wonderful response from everyone who is kind enough to have a Children’s Society box in their home.  We were able to bank for the Society £322.25.  Thank you. They will put this money to good use and help youngsters. It would be great if we could increase this amount over the coming year by more people having a box, please see me if you are interested. Unfortunately I am unable to get to Church for a while but Sheila will be happy to pass your request to me. Rosie

Panto: Save the date–THURSDAY 11 JANUARY 7.30pm Cinderella at Nottingham Playhouse. Group tickets on first two rows of the stalls prices are £22.40 and £27.60. Tickets will go on sale for 3 weeks from the 5th November.

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Sheila Stanley, Tim Preston, Karen Thorpe, Ian Eden, Anthony Kershaw and Jean Smith who are sick. Remember also Fred Robinson, Kenneth William Morley and Olive Hallam who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.