Notices w/c 19/11/2017

Church Mission Plan Review

The Members’ Meeting in October received a report from the church elders of the work done so far on the review of the church Mission Plan.

It was agreed that this will be discussed at the next Members’ Meeting on 28th of January and that the whole congregation be encouraged to think about and discuss the plan prior to that meeting.

Copies of the Mission Plan will be available after morning worship.

Please do take one, consider the Mission Plan and the questions in the introduction and come along to one of the open sessions to discuss the plan.

There will be opportunity following the morning worship on Sunday 26th of November 2017 and during the coffee morning on Saturday 13th of January 2018 to meet with others to discuss the Mission Plan.  Please do come along to one of these meetings.

This is an immensely important piece of work that will have a huge impact on the work of Christ Church for years to come.  I encourage everyone to read the document and engage in the conversation about the mission of Christ Church.

Nick Skelding

 

Christmas Gift Service – Sunday 10th December

This year our gifts will be going to ‘Help the Homeless Hillingdon’, the charity being supported by our GB Company as part of the #WeareGB125 celebrations (see this month’s Look In for more details).  Suggested gifts are:

  • Toiletries – Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Wipes
  • Food – Cereal Bars, Biscuits, Tea Bags, Coffee, Sugar, Cuppa Soups
  • Miscellaneous – Water Bottles, Scarfs, Socks, Hats, Gloves

(All food items need a long shelf life to last over the winter period.)

Another way to help is to donate items to make up a SNUG pack as shown here. As in previous years, envelopes will also be available to donate money to Action for Children for those who would prefer to do so.

 

Keep People Snug. S = socks (3 pairs); N = neck-warmer (1 scarf), U = underwear (3 pairs); G = gloves (1 pair). Please pack in sealable bags, e.g. sandwich bags. Men's small and medium most needed.

 

Tai Chi

We are considering running a Tai Chi class for church members and others.

We want as many people to join as possible and if you are interested, please speak to Doreen Smith. Dates and times have not been settled yet, but we have a qualified person who can run this for us.

Not just the ladies but everyone invited to join!

 

‘An afternoon with Danny’

Friday 1st of December at 3.00pm. A film & talk by Danny Phelan at his home. Spaces very limited. Please sign up on sheet by entrance.

 

CTU Christmas cards

The 2017 CTU Christmas cards have been placed in the vestibule. Please feel free to pick a few copies to give to your neighbours and friends.

 

Supper Quiz

Our Quiz night raised £341.47 for our charities. Thanks to everyone who took part.

 

U-Can Ask Angels

U-Can Ask Angels is a charity that supports children with communication difficulties and their families.

To help with its continuing work and to lead it into a new phase, there is a need for more Trustees.  Attendance at the Saturday Club is ideal but not essential.

We hope new Trustees will be able to set aside an average of 5 hours a month. This really is a great opportunity to serve and support others.

To find out more please contact Sally Lomath on 07879510787 or by e-mail slomath@btinternet.com

 

Churches Together in Uxbridge – Treasurer Required

To start in June 2018. If you are interested in taking up this role contact Jenny Reid – jennyreid36@btinternet.com

 

Christ Church Advent 2017 Bible Group

Living in the Light – You are invited to join our discussion group.

When: Saturdays 25th November and the 2nd & 16th December 2017

Where:  Christ Church    Time: 10.30 am

 

Course booklet £1.  Please order on list in vestibule.

For more details please contact Graham Hinton. All welcome.

 

A Winter Concert by Hillingdon U3A Singers

Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 7.30pm here at Christ Church.

Tickets £8.00 including refreshments.

 

Tickets will be available at the door or please contact the following telephone number: 0208 866 4572.

 

‘One’

An evening for Young People to discover a true meaning of Christmas. Saturday 2nd of December at 7.00pm to 9.00pm at St. Margaret’s Church, Uxbridge. See poster on notice board.

 

Old One Pound Coins

Since October 15th old £1 coins are no longer legal tender. However the church is able to bank them so if you have any old £1 coins around just pop them into the offertory plate.

 

‘The Devil is in the Drivel! Reclaiming the mystery of faith’

Given by Canon Martk Oakley of St Paul’s Cathedral, St Peter’s Church Belsize Square London NW3 4HY on Wednesday 22nd November at 8.00 pm

Mark Oakley is Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and responsible for the educational and outreach work of the Cathedral. He writes and broadcasts on the areas of poetry, literature, spirituality and human rights. He is a trustee of the Civil Liberties Trust, an Ambassador for Stop Hate UK, Patron of Tell MAMA and a Visiting Lecturer at Kings College, London
ALL WELCOME Admission Free Retiring Collection Hampstead Christian Study Centre

 

Council of Christians & Jews

Hillingdon Branch Meeting on Thursday 23rd of November 2017 at 8.00pm, at Northwood Methodist Church. See Poster on noticeboard for further details.

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