This Weeks News
Date: November 18, 2018
Team Prayers at St Mary’s on Thursday at 1.00pm.
Sunday 16th December 10.15am Service will be Bruce’s last at St John’s. Please come along and join Bruce and his family for refreshments and cakes after the service.
‘Whist with a Twist’ On Saturday,, 6pm start. Night Shelter Fundraiser in our hall, dinner (by Kelly) included, suggested donation £15 adults, £10 children so we can gift aid it. Please could you let Jane know (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07757 253 077) by this Tuesday if you can come, so we can cater correctly, thanks!
Faith in Action Urgently needs men’s clothes. If you are having a clean out of your cupboards, they are looking for casual clothes, jeans, polo shirts, T-shirts, jumpers, jackets, anything that would be good for layering as the weather gets colder. If you bring clothes to St John’s, Jane Long or May Nicholl will take them to FIA.
Church of England Children’s Society Box Holders – Another year has flashed by and we need to have your collection box back by Sunday 16th December at the latest. Hopefully we can beat last year’s figure of £797.39 (an average of £31.90 per box holder) Every pound, penny and other coins collected in your Box, plus any cheques made payable to the Church of England Children’s Society are also most welcome. These vital funds go towards fighting childhood poverty, harm, abuse and neglect and your commitment is vital. Please leave your box in the Church Vestry, or drop it round to 3 St John’s Road. Mark Liversedge has offered to come and collect it, if it’s more convenient. Please contact Mark on 07803397317 for further information. Many Thanks.
JJs/Sunday School We have a thriving creche and Sunday School (JJs) and would really appreciate some more volunteers to help with leading the Sunday school group for the 6-12 year age range. Please contact Rachel or Angelina Bulmer if you can offer help for this vital part of the junior church.
Merton Night Shelter. Thanks so much to everyone who has volunteered – we now have plenty of chefs, and nearly all hosting slots filled. We have one evening slot left on each evening except 12th Jan, and one night slot to fill on 22nd Dec. If you feel able to help, please let Jane know. NB If you are new to the night shelter, please remember the training session today,, 3-5pm at the YMCA on the Broadway.
Wimbledon International Music Festival at St Johns -The stage, lighting and piano are in place for the Wimbledon International Music Festival. The Festival organisers are very grateful to St John’s for allowing them to use the church and to make these temporary arrangements. The audiences and artists are also very appreciative of the facilities provided, and the welcome which they are given when they come here. The Church will be back to normal again next Sunday, except for the lighting towers. Thanks every for your patienc