Notices for Sunday 14th September 2014

Holy Cross Day


Open Door Stewards: This is Week 2 on your rota.

Thursday Morning Prayer: Please note that morning prayer on a Thursday will now be at 9am, not 7:30am.

Sidesman and Open Door teams: We need additional helpers for each team. It would involve one Sunday a month for sidesman, or one 2 hour slot a month for Open Door. There are people to show you what to do. If you can help, please see one of the Wardens (for sidesman) or Pauline Wheelhouse (for Open Door).

PARISH NEWS: The deadline for contributions to the next edition is TODAY. Articles should be sent to or given in person on Sunday mornings. The magazine will be available on Sunday 28th September.

Thank you very much to all the kind people who gave money to sponsor Tim's Euro-jcycle ride. He did it last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The money is for the Macular Society which gives support to people receiving the diagnosis of Macular Degeneration. It is so important to know that there is help after a diagnosis of sight loss, paarticularly when there is nothing to be done medically which is often the case. When all the money is paid in the sum raised will be close to £1500. THANK YOU! Mary Beasley

Messy Church: the next Messy Church is on Saturday 20 September 2014 between 3pm and 5pm. If you have any queries then please speak to either Sally Beazley, Pam Holland, Adam Balai or Laura Usher. We hope to see you there.

Bible Study Group: We will start looking at Samuel, which follows on from Judges/Ruth on Tuesday 23rd September. This would be a good point for newcomers to join in. Please let me know if you are interested. Philip Wheeler, 925 4346.

Sunday Lunch: The Friendship Group is planning to have Sunday Lunch on Sunday 28th September at 12.00 pm at the Corn Mill Chilwell. If anyone who is normally on their own would like to join us, you would be most welcome.
Contact: Cynthia Valentine Comery, Brenda Smith or Barbara Selwood

Budget 2015: The Finance Group will soon be formulating the Budget for 2015 and any group or activity leader who wishes to have finance allocated for 2015 should let Kaye or a member of the Finance group know (in writing) by Sunday 5th October at the very latest.

CLASSICAL OXJAM! Classical Oxjam Concert. Saturday 11th October at Beeston Parish Church. 7pm. Tickets £7 (£3 concession) All proceeds to Oxfam.
Keep the date - Saturday 18th October (6.30pm) for the Church Quiz. Yes, it really is a year since the last quiz so it's time to get those reference books out and start refreshing the memory with a range of useless information! A hot meal will be provided at half-time, bring your own drinks. Tickets will be on sale soon!

The Leprosy Mission: There is to be a service with Allister du Plessis, the Area Co-ordinator for The Leprosy Mission on October 19th at Beeston Methodist Church, Queens Road at 10.45am. It is part of the Joint Churches Together series. Allister is an excellent speaker and deeply committed to the work of TLM. He visited remote areas of Mozambique earlier this year and gave an insightful talk to the Annual Meeting in May. You can be sure of a warm welcome and fascinating news about the work of The Leprosy Mission. All are more than welcome.

Save the Date... Tuesday 6th January 2015 It's Panto time again!
I have reserved 25 seats for the 7:30pm performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Nottingham Playhouse. This is always a popular night out for the youngest and young at heart members of our congregation. Ask your family and friends if they would like front row seats for this performance and look out for the booking sheet at the back of the church in October. Group booking ticket price is £22.50 (payable in cash if possible at the time of booking). This year featuring John Elkington in his new role as the beloved Nurse Tilly Trott and Rebecca Little as Queen Gertrude.

Request from Hope: we are particularly short of these foods and would be grateful if people are able to help with such contributions:-
Instant Mash, Sponge puddings (in tins), Rice puddings (in tins), Fruit Juice.

Prayers: please remember these people in your prayers: Ian Macrae Smith, Janet Toseland, Avril Shaw, Margery Cooper, Jennifer Metcalfe, Jean Smith, Iris Beazley, Cyril Olds, Peter Grayson, Father Bryan Barrodale and Lyn Capstick who are sick. Remember also Denis Alan Carruthers who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.


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