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What's on - Sunday 4 November 2018 onwards

Congratulations to all those who were confirmed yesterday in St Paul's Cathedral: Buabowon (Kate), Esther, Alexander, Ashley, Chantelle, Cheryle, Devon, Sapphire, Jasmine, Jack.

Our Remembrance Sunday service will be next Sunday, 11 November at 10am (including an Act of Remembrance at 11am).

Grand Draw tickets are now available. Please see Mavis. Please take a book and sell on each ticket for £1. Money and stubbs can then be returned to Mavis.

We're now collecting towards the Christmas Bazaar. Please think about whether you have any of these things at home that you'd like to give:

Toys

Tombola prizes

Bottles

DVDs

Books

Bric a Brac

Raffle Prizes

Home produce (please sign the list at the back of church).

On Thursday 8th November our church school will be coming in for their Harvest Service at 10am, so there won't be a 10am Eucharist that day.

Our Advent Carol service will take place on Sunday 2 November at 4pm. All very welcome!

Some people choose to give to the church using weekly envelopes. If you use envelopes - the new ones for 2018/19 are available now. Please tick the list when you take your envelopes. If you'd like to join the envelope scheme, please choose a number that doesn't have a name next to it - and put your name on the list. Thank you!

Please have a look at the Creationtide display at the back of church. Many thanks to Gerry for putting it together.

The 'Happy Singers' group meets this Wednesday at 7pm in church. There's an open invitation to everyone who enjoys singing and making music with other people.

The Christmas Bazaar this year will take place on Saturday 1st December, 12-4pm. Please save the date. Offers of help gratefully received (please speak with Sue C, Liz T, or Andrew W). We're going to put out boxes for things to sell on 14 October. We'd be grateful if you could think about raffle prizes and things we might be able to auction.

Paul Higgins will kindly be holding his COFFEE MORNING at 4 Mongers Almhouses on Sat 8th December. Please save the date.

Festival Chorus Concert - 9 December - Handel's 'Alexander's Feast'. 7pm.

The next CHURCH CLEANING will be Saturday, 15 December, 9.30-11.30am. Please note that this is not the usual first Sat of the month.

Night Shelter dates before Christmas: 3 and 17 November; 1 and 22 December. It won't be taking place this year at St Luke's, Homerton Terrace, but at St Mary's, Stoke Newington. If you'd like to volunteer and there are any of the dates above that you know you can't do, please email John Alty asap on johnhm.alty@gmail.com

Gill is fundraising to buy a 'Prayer Bus' (an adapted, good quality second hand minibus) to provide spiritual and pastoral support for refugees in Calais. The fundraising target is £10,000. If you would like to contribute online please go to:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/refugee-prayer-bus

or go the Justgiving homepage and search for 'Refugee Prayer Bus'. Donations can also be made by cheque or in cash, so please speak with Gill if you would like to do that.

Some volunteering opportunities: we'd like to hear from you if you would be willing to:

(A) Join a rota of altar servers

(B) Do some ushering when we have baptisms and at major festivals such as Easter and Christmas. These people would be in addition to the Stewards on the rota

(C) Be willing to come in to church to organise the altar linen kept in the Vestry

Dates for FUTURE PCC meetings in the Parish Room (8.05pm): 20 Nov.

Please sign up in the file on the table at the back of church if you have time to get involved in church opening on a Saturday, 9.30 - 3pm. As little as half an hour of your time is really useful. We have an obligation to one of our funders for the repair work on our Tower to be open 40 Saturdays a year. And anyhow - we'd like to be open as much as possible.

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