Notices – w/c 3rd December 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 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 during the coffee morning on Saturday 13th 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 Post Box

The church ‘Post Box’ for internal Christmas cards will be available from Saturday December 2nd and will be opened on Friday 15th December.

As an alternative there will be a board for general Christmas greetings for those who do not send individual cards and may want to make a donation to our charities.

 

Pavilions Carol Concert

On Wednesday 6th December 2017 and Thursday 7th December 2017 at 5.00pm. Songs from local Primary school children, readings and carols with the Salvation Army Band. All Welcome.

 

Christmas Lunch

At the Beefeater, Uxbridge on 13th December 2017. Meet at the Church at 12.30pm.

 

Carols and Mince Pies

Carols and Mince Pies on 15th December 2017 at Christ Church starting at 12.00pm. All welcome.

 

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!

 

Christ Church Advent 2017 Bible Group

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

When: Saturday 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.

 

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.

 

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)

 

Church Charity for 2018

We have supported 3 charities during 2016 and 2017, REAP, Hillingdon Refugee Support Group and U-Can Ask Angels. The money raised will be presented to these groups in early 2018.

Now, we have to look forward to 2018 to consider what charity or charities the members would like to support.

Suggestions please!! Bring them to me during December so that we can get started for 2018. We will then have all the facts together for the members’ meeting!

Thank you for your support and help

Doreen Smith

 

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