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What's on - 7th September 2019 onwards

Sunday 8th September is the Hackney Carnival. There is a Procession from Mare St to Lansdowne Drive (information at the back of church). St John at Hackney is also involved and they have invited us to join them in their churchyard— in the Orchard Garden (known historically as the Paddock). The events there run from 10am - 2pm and you'd be really welcome to take a picnic and join in with the activities there. There will be face-painting, prayer tents & worship. All very welcome!

The next PCC meeting will be this Tuesday - 10 Sept. Agendas at the back of church. The next meeting will be 12 Nov (8.05pm, after the 7.30pm Eucharist).

We will be holding our PET SERVICE on Sunday 29 September at 4pm (the Sunday before the feast-day of St Francis of Assisi). Pets & the people they look after - all very welcome!

We will be celebrating our HARVEST festival on 6 October. There'll will be a shared meal after church - please bring along some food and we can eat together. Sign up sheet at the back of church if you'd like to say what you're bringing.

Who Cares? An Introduction to Pastoral Care Course: 7 Tues evening sessions, 7-9pm, 8th, 15th, 29th Oct and 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Nov.

Topics covered:

Listening • Nature of Pastoral Care • Visiting • Prayer in Pastoral Care • Boundaries and Confidentiality • Bereavement • Using the Bible in Pastoral Care

Full cost is £30 per person. The course takes place at 'Stepney Centre for Training & Development', St Anne's Community Hall, Hemsworth St, Hoxton, N1 5LF. Please speak with Andrew, Gill, Manuela, Basil or Pat if you'd like to think about this.

An exciting Oasis Day led by Doug Hiza & Martin Davies will be held on Tuesday, 10th October at St. Andrew's Church, Holborn from 10:30am-3:30pm entitled: The Cost of Discipleship. It's based on the book by the German Theologian, Deitrich Bonhoffer. What will it cost YOU to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? True discipleship is not easy in this 21st century. Come and find out how to be a better disciple and what it might just cost you. Cost for the day is just £10 which includes lunch & all handouts!

Barts Health NHS Trust & St Joseph's Hospice 'Annual Remembrance' Service at St Paul's Cathedral. 27 Oct, 6pm. A service in memory of those who have died. No tickets needed - all welcome.

This year's Confirmation will be on Sat 16 Nov, 5pm. If you'd like to be confirmed, or talk about it, please sign the list at the back of church. Preparation classes start on 3 October.

Do take a look at the plans at the back of church for the interior of the church, and the churchyard. Please make any comments on the post-it notes provided.

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