Notices for Sunday 8th December 2013
Second Sunday of Advent
Open Door Stewards: This is Week 2 on your rota.
Open Door: Stewards needed urgently for weeks 3 and 4. Tel.Pauline 9259381.
Our Promise Programme was successful in securing an increase in Planned Giving which will total £8192 in 2014 and £9693 in 2015. This is an excellent response in such difficult financial times and our grateful thanks go to each of you who increased your giving, joined Planned Giving for the first time or made a single donation. A more detailed report will appear in the Church Magazine. Bryan Spencer on behalf of the Finance Group
Christmas Cards: There are cards at the back of church. If you are able, please try to deliver some to the houses on your street or local area. Many thanks.
Message from Chris Warren - I am asking people not to send me Christmas cards this year. I will only be sending cards to those who I do not see regularly. Many thanks.
The Philippines Disaster Appeal r aised £543.61 (£340.25 gift aided) which has been passed on to Christian Aid. At St John's we have raised a grand total in 2013 of £2308.36 for Christian Aid. WELL DONE and a big thank you from Christian Aid.
Service at Silverwood: Tuesday December 10th at 11am. Please note Tuesday this month.
Mothers' Union Evening Meeting:Thursday 12th December 7:30pm in Church. - Hand bell ringingCome and join in the fun learning to play some of your favourite Christmas tunes on hand bells.This event is open to all - please bring and share a few Christmas nibbles to help the party along!! There is no official charge for this event, however our host Anne Allery will happily receive voluntary contributions to the charity Farm Africa.
Can anyone please help to decorate the Church Christmas Tree on Friday 13th December 10am until 12 noon? Three ladies and two men would be a great help. Please let me know TODAY. Thank you Brenda Smith
Wollaton Singers Christmas Concert: With the Attenborough St Mary's Handbell Ringers. Saturday 14th December at 7:30pm at Beeston Parish Church. Adults £5, children over 10 £2, children under 10 free. Proceeds go to the Joe Gilligan Trust.
Parish Office: Please note that Kathryn will not be in the Parish office on Thursday 26th December and Thursday 2nd January. If you have any notices for the Sundays affected, please let her know before Thursday 19th December so they can be produced. Many thanks.
Prayers: please remember these people in your prayers: Ian Macrae Smith, Ann Howell, Janet Toseland, Avril Shaw, Marjorie Cooper, Jennifer Metcalfe, Patricia Grantham and Lyn Capstick who are sick. Remember also Ethan Craig, Jake Riley Elliott, Brian Kent, Robin Stuart Hogg and Audrey Gladys Roe who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.