Next year’s Church Calendar now available.
Final few copies available from Garth Newton.
Children’s Society Boxes
Janet Reeve and I would like to thank everyone who collected money in the Children’s Society boxes this year. A cheque for the grand total of £344.28 has been sent off to the society.
“IN THE LOOP” AT THE CANTELUPE
A Letter from Kate…
I hope that you are reading this and taking on board my sincere best wishes to each and every one of you.
I thank you all for your time and support whilst I was in my position at the Centre.
I have met some very nice people and will be taking their friendship with me.
Although I am moving on, don’t think it’s the last you will see of me! Ha!
My projects are still ongoing and James will see them through. The Kitchen will be fitted early September. The Painting of the outside will be finished. We are still collecting scrap metal.
I also have a day in November booked for more fund raising;
Keep up all your good work, take care,
We are very grateful to Kate for all her hard work as Cantelupe Centre Administrator and wish her all the best in her new position.
The Cantelupe Centre are now collecting scrap metal to help in their effort to raise funds for the work needed on the centre.
‘Can’ you help? (sorry – couldn’t resist!) They are particularly interested in aluminium cans and any old wire or cables you may have lying around, but they will accept most metal things (old sinks, cutlery, metal legs or chairs etc.), and will also collect it from you if it is awkward for you to deliver it.
PLAY ‘N’ PRAISE
Eight babies and toddlers arrived with their mums and grandmas to our first Play and Praise session in church. (Wednesday mornings 10.15 – 11.30am)
The children enjoyed meeting each other and playing with the toys, whilst the adults chatted. We sang songs with actions and played some games using little toy monkeys e.g. Put little monkey on your head. This caused great hilarity. Simple prayers followed.
The children then enjoyed playing musical instruments as they marched around the church. It was very noisy! We marched to the Peter chapel for a Bible story and quiet time.
The toddlers finished with a drink and a biscuit.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the session. I know Rachel and I did. Hopefully they will all return over the coming weeks to do it all again!
THE KING’S CUPBOARD
Thank you to everyone who puts items of food in the box for the King’s Cupboard. It is a very worthwhile thing to do. The food is taken regularly to the food bank and really appreciated. There are leaflets available explaining more about the work that they are doing at the Foodbank and how people can get involved.
Occasionally someone has left a bag of food outside the vestry door which is presumably for the King’s Cupboard. However, many of the items have been past their use-by date and have had to be thrown away. Please could all food donated be in date and brought into the church or the Cantelupe Centre, and handed into the office, and not left outside. Thank you.
Gift Aid enables the Church to reclaim tax which has been paid on any gift to the Church. If you do not already take part in this please consider whether you can help in this way.
Trevor Beighton would like to thank everyone who has brought their used stamps and put them in the box in the church foyer over the past year. These are passed on to the Church Mission Society and help to fund their work. Please continue to support the CMS in this way over the coming year, and please remember to leave a good margin around the stamps. Many thanks.
THE CHURCH BOILER