Notices for Sunday 7th December 2014

Second Sunday of Advent


Open Door Stewards: This is Week 1 on your rota.

Help needed please: Tomorrow, Monday, is the Schools' Christingle Service and I would appreciate some help please putting out all the grey chairs in the afternoon(1. 30p.m.) and helping to steward and putting them away again in the evening(6.00p.m. - 8.00p.m.)Thank you. Sheila Allton

Silverwood Nursing Home: The next service will be on Tuesday 9th December at 11am. As always, support would be very welcome.

Bible Study Group: The next meeting will be at 2:30pm in the choir vestry on Wednesday 10th December, to continue our study of the Books of Samuel.

Mothers Union Meeting: Thursday 11th December, 2.15pm. Christmas Anthology: Bible readings, Carols, Poetry and Music. All welcome.

MU Evening Group - Thursday 11 December at 7:30pm - 51 Penrhyn Crescent Chilwell: Bells and Nibbles - Anne Allery is going to be teaching us how to ring the Hand Bells again and if you can bring a snack to share we will have a bit of a fuddle too. Please let me know if you are coming - the more the merrier with the bells and also I need to get the mulled wine in!! There will be a donation charge of £2 for Farm Africa, a charity that Anne supports, in thanks for her time with us on the evening. Angie 07949 200 795 or

Book Sale: A selection of books are for sale at the back of Church. ALL BOOKS 50p. ALL proceeds towards to cost of refreshments for the Christmas Tree Festival.

Christmas Tree Festival: As you may be aware we are having a Christmas Tree Festival Thursday 18th December until Monday 22nd December. More details in the Parish Magazine. If you can help in any way Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th or Wednesday 17th, please sign the lists at the back of Church or contact Brenda Smith on 0115 925 2507.

STEWARDS REQUIRED in church for Christmas Tree Festival, December 18th - 22nd. Please sign form at the back of church.

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.

Prayers: please remember these people in your prayers: Ian Macrae Smith, Janet Toseland, Avril Shaw, Margery Cooper, Jennifer Metcalfe, Jean Smith, Iris Beazley, Ethel Robinson, Cyril Olds, Margaret Mullan and Lyn Capstick who are sick. Remember also Maria Johnson who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.


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