Pews News St John the Evangelist Gift Day: November 30th - Building for the Future Church Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6QA Registered Charity No. 1135368 Vicar: vacant Church Wardens: Janet Scott 01737 769336 Mike Genge 01737 770891 The chance for each of us to make our personal contribution to the Building for the Future Fundraising Campaign for our new building will take place on Sunday November 30th in the form of a Gift Day. The date coincides with the start of Advent, a word Anglicised from the Latin adventus, meaning "coming" or "arrival". Advent represents a time of waiting and preparing for the celebration of the Nativity and the arrival of Jesus. It focuses our minds on the New Year of the Church. In much the same way, the Gift Day acts as a focal point of a new beginning, heralding the era that our new building will bring. Throughout November, there will be pamphlets and addresses at services as those in the church community consider what they can contribute on Gift Day, as we focus on funding a project that is designed to serve the needs not only of our congregation and community today, but also those of future generations. On November 30th, every member of our church's family will then have the chance, at each of the three services, to either make a one-off donation or instead commit to a regular, monthly contribution over a time period of your choice. A Good Yarn Presents Christmas Sale of Work Handmade Hats, Scarves, House wares and Novelties, perfect for Christmas Presents! Raffle Refreshments / Homemade Cakes All takings donated to St John’s Building Fund Saturday 22nd November 10:00 till Noon St John’s Church, Redhill www.stjohnsredhill.org.uk 9th November Remembrance Sunday Services and Readings 8.00am BCP Holy Communion 10.30am Family Service 5.30pm Holy Communion Readings 1 Thessalonians 4.13-end Matthew 25.1-13 We welcome Rev Maggi Jones at the 8.00am service this morning. Midday Prayer Wednesdays: Please note that our weekly time of prayer and reflection in the chapel will continue through the interregnum. The Songmen will be singing songs from the World War eras in the Plough from 8.00pm on Monday 10th November. They are singing in aid of the Royal British Legion. The next dates for A Good Yarn are the 10th and 17th November. Usual place, usual times, all welcome. Any queries please call Heather on 01293 774588 or 07710447478. The funeral of Beryl House will be at St Johns on Wednesday 12th November at 2.00pm. The 120th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving for the work of Welcare will be at 11.00am on Saturday 15th November at Southwark Cathedral. The service is open to anyone to attend and tickets are not required. The next meeting of Afta8z is on Monday 17th November, 8.00pm at 71 Chart Lane, Reigate. All in school years 9-13 welcome. The next Organ service is on 23rd November at 7.00pm. It will conclude the complete reading of St Matthew’s Gospel and Peter will play some popular pieces on the organ. The Licensing as Priest in Charge and Assistant Priest by the Right Reverend Jonathan Clark Bishop of Croydon of the Reverend Nicholas Calver will take place at St Mary's Church Horne on Monday 1st December at 7.30pm. As seating and parking will be limited we need to know how many people will be attending. Please sign the list at the back of church if you wish to come along. Saturday 6th December 11.00am-1.00pm: I would like to invite you to take a "Quiet Space for Advent" at St John's Church. Further details and a sign up sheet will be available in due course. Frances Wood. A vacancy has arisen on our church cleaning rota. A volunteer is required to fill the slot during the week before the second Sunday each month. All materials and equipment are provided and the job can be carried out at any time during that week when the church is not being used. A current member of the team will guide any new recruits as to what is required. Please contact one of the wardens if you can help. Many thanks. We need a third person to help prepare the bread and wine for the 10.30am service. Cover is needed on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Margaret Davis or Janet Watson would work alongside you until you are happy with the preparation. We also need at least one more person to cover the 5th Sunday, holidays and sickness. If you would like to join the team please speak to Janet or Margaret or contact one of the church wardens. Car Lift Service: There is a small team of people who give lifts, on a rota basis, to those who would otherwise find it difficult to come to church services and functions. We would welcome new members to this team. If you feel that you may be able to help in this way please speak to Frances Wood for more information (01737 233644 or [email protected]). Thank you. The Southwark Diocesan Board of Education has a vacancy for an Administrator (Full Time, excellent Pension Scheme) £22,000pa. You must have excellent communications skills, be thorough and accurate, be able to multi task, remain calm under pressure and add to our team dynamics. You must possess a range of administrative and secretarial skills including good ICT skills. An application pack is available from Sheila Talbott ([email protected]) Tel. 020 7234 9206 Closing date for applications is 18th November. Church Magazine: The November magazine is available at the back of the church. The next edition will be published on 7th December. Contributions to Jo ([email protected]) by 30th November. Please send any contributions for Pews News to Anne Rueff at [email protected] or phone on 762534, by 8.00pm on Wednesdays.
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