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Sunday 7 November 2021

Thank you to everyone who donated food and/or money to our Harvest appeal: we raised £128.60 for The Hackney Foodbank, as well as collecting quite a bit of food.

Thank you very much to everyone who came to church cleaning and church gardening on Sat 6th. The next church cleaning will be Saturday 4 December, 9.30-11.30am.

Bible Study (on the Book of Ruth, theme: borders and belongings) will resume this Tuesday, 9th Nov at 7pm. Fine to come even if this your first time. All very welcome!

Prideaux House (10 Church Crescent) are hosting a Winter Makers Market on Saturday 13 November, 11am-4pm. Everything handmade and curated by local creatives, bakers, makers and artisans!

We are not holding a Christmas Bazaar this year. Instead we're holding a St Cecilia (Patron Saint of Music) Hymnathon on Saturday 27th November 10am-4pm, to sing the hymns we've all missed over last year and raise money for the church. We really need volunteers to help on the door/with refreshments on the day—please sign up if you can help (sign up sheets at back of church). There are also sponsorship forms if you'd like to come and sing, or if there's a particular hymn you'd like sung. For more information, please speak to Liz or Victoria.

We are also looking for Raffle Prizes for the Hymnathon. Please bring those in to church and speak with Liz T or Andrew.

Today and every Sunday there is Evening Prayer at 4pm.

Mon-Sat Morning Prayer is at 9am and Evening Prayer is at 5pm (except for Bank Holidays). Morning and Evening Prayer lasts for approximately 25 mins. You would be very welcome to come and join us.

We will be marking Remembrance Sunday on 14 Nov at 10am.

Please bring in any empty plastic water bottles (or similar) – we're interested in collecting the ones where the base looks a bit like a flower (so that they can be used for Junior Church project for making poppies.)

If you would like to sing with Victoria at 7pm on a Wednesday, please speak with her at the end of the service today. On Wednesdays, please use the side, kitchen door (rather than the main entrance).

Date for the diary - 12 Dec, 2021. Festival Chorus Concert. 7pm. Fanny Mendelssohn 'Musik für die Toten der Cholera Epidemie' - 1831. Felix Menelssohn 'Hymn of Praise' - 1840. Free entry, retiring collection.

Please take a look at our Black History Month exhibition & booklet. Booklets free to take away at the back of church.

We are keen to keep our Sunday morning Junior Church going but are looking for more volunteers to either lead or assist to make this possible. If you'd like to know more, please speak with Estelle or Susan.

Shana would like to start up a club for our young people, but she needs a second adult. To find our more, please speak with Shana.

We are re-establishing serving at the altar. If you would like to become an altar server, please have a word with Andrew or Shana. All Welcome!

Free Will Offering yellow envelopes for the year ahead are available to collect at the back of church. Please could you print your name next to the envelope number you are collecting (or cross your name off the list if you no longer wish to donate using this scheme). Standing Order forms are also available.