Notices for Sunday 31st August 2014

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity


Open Door Stewards: This is Week 5 on your rota.

Sunday School: Please note, there will be no Sunday school until Sunday 7th September.

ABC2: Please note, there will be no ABC until Tuesday 9th September.

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

Thank you from Cynthia Wood: Cynthia is now back at home after a short spell in hospital and is feeling much better. She would like to thank everyone for all their kind thoughts, cards, calls and visits. The friendship and support she has had from the church community have really helped her through.

Website Redevelopment: Could all group leaders please send their group information for the website to Rebecca Gillie as soon as possible, preferably by e-mail to the address given on the form. Many thanks.

Volunteers Needed: The Intu Victoria and Broadmarsh Centres have invited Hope Nottingham to be part of their "Great Taste" food campaign on 13th and 14th September.This will feature last year's Bake Off winner Frances Quinn and other exciting activities. Hope Nottingham are being given the opportunity to have a stand and collect donations as part of the promotional event. Would you be willing to volunteer for an hour or more at either centre...9am-7pm on Saturday or 11am-5pm? It just involves standing (or sitting) to say thank you when people donate!! Nigel Adams or Tony Richmond will be there throughout. At the moment we have definitely committed to being at the Victoria Centre but will only do the broadmarsh as well if we get enough volunteers. If you would like to help please let us know as soon as possible and preferably no later than 1st September. Contact or or 0115 943 6081

Macular Society: Macular Degeneration, which takes away central vision, is the most common cause of sight loss in the population, It is more common in older people although there are versions which affect the young too.
I developed M.D in one eye in 1986 and the other about 10 years ago and am registered severely visually impaired. There has been progress in drug treatment too although so far only faired.
The Macular Society exists to provide support , information, to encourage research and to raise public awareness of MD
My son, a keen cyclist, is planning to Cycle form London to Brussels in the EuroCycle ride from Sept 3rd to 7th, He is giving any sponsor money to the Macular Society.
He and I would be very grateful for any help you could offer. I am usually at the 10am service on Wednesday, at the Bible Study group and at M,U. Please help if you can. Mary Beasley. 0115 970 2717

Mothers Union: - On Thursday, 11th September Jo Manning, a speaker from the Children's' Society has been invited to tell us about the wonderful work they do for children who, for no fault of their own, need their help and support. We start our meeting at 2.00pm and everyone is welcome.

RIDE AND STRIDE for Notts Historic Churches Trust: Gavin Simpson and Roy Atkins will be striding out to visit as many of Nottinghamshire's historic churches as possible on Saturday 13th September and seek your sponsorship for their efforts. Half of the money we raise will go to our church funds and St John's has also applied successfully in past years to NHCT for grants in aid of reordering and repairs to the church. For further details see the poster on the noticeboard at the back of the church. Volunteers are also needed to welcome sponsored Riders and Striders visiting our church between 10.00am and 2.00pm on the 13th - see list to sign up at back of the church.

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2014: Information booklets are available at the back of church. The church will be open:-
Saturday 13th Sept (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Sunday 14th Sept (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
Please sign the list if you are willing to steward. Thank you. Sheila Allton

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.

DO YOU HAVE A SPARE ROOM?: The Midlands Institute for Children Youth and Mission, based at St John's College, provides a 3-year degree course and professional qualification for students called to train as Christian Children and Familiy work and Youth Workers. There is a large number of students starting the course this September who need to travel some distance to College and will need somewhere to stay locally. If you have a spare room which you would be willing to use to host a student for one night per fortnight during term time only we'd love to hear from you. No cooking is needed - just a bed! For more details please contact Gill Benson on 0115 9683222 or

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, Edwin Moseley and Lyn Capstick who are sick. Remember also Monica Mary Priestley who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.


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