For Infomation: `Have you got your `Advent Book` yet? - one of the most important preparations for Christmas! Each year we need a new perspective on the most wonderful event in His-story. BRF have produced two good books:-Rachel Boulding`s `Companions on the Bethlehem Road` and Trystan Owain Hughes` `Real God in the Real World`, both reflections and readings for Advent. They are both priced at £7.99.`- Order from Beryl Fudge. There are three Prayer Manuals left - someone hasn`t got one that had one last year! You may have read about the proposed cuts to Childrens' Centres in Oxfordshire. In Abingdon, the proposals will mean the loss of both Childrens' Centres and The Abingdon Hub. This will hit South Abingdon families particularly hard. There is a model letter available in the foyer, if you wish to write to Oxfordshire County Council about this or an online consultation gives you an opportunity to comment on cuts to council services http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/talking-oxfordshire Abingdon Emergency Foodbank : Thanks to who give so generously to the Foodbank. Please continue to give tins of meat and fish; tinned vegetables (peas, potatoes, carrots); tinned fruit; jam; sugar (including 500 g packs); instant coffee; UHT milk and UHT fruit juice; orange/blackcurrant squash. (We have plenty of baked beans, tinned tomatoes, soup, pasta and tea for the moment!). Leave your donations in the box in the All Saints foyer. Could you be hospitable this Christmas? HOST, a well-established charity, is hoping to hear from people would love to meet young adults from other parts of the world who are currently studying at UK universities. Invitations can be for a day, a weekend, or 3 days. Sharing Christmas with someone who has little idea what it is, can be really special – and for the guest, much better than being on a deserted campus. Volunteer hosts are urgently needed. To find out more, please see www.hostuk.org or contact HOST UK on 020 7739 6292 Share Christmas with older people. Methodist Homes (MHA) is asking us to share the joy of Christmas with older people this year. Could you take the time to write just one extra Christmas card which will be passed to an older person cared for by MHA? For more details email Lesley France [email protected] or click here for an order form. Letter to Lord Freud. Christian leaders, including the Right Revd Bishops Tim Stevens and Nick Baines and the President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Ruth Gee, have criticised Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, for failing to apologise on behalf of the government for misrepresenting the poor. Read the letter here. Rosemary Perrow has set up a new e-mail address. If you are All Saints Methodist Church Appleford Drive Abingdon Minister: Rev’d Peter Bennett 2 Kingston Close Abingdon OX14 1ES Telephone: 01235 521868 http://www.allsaintsabingdon.org.uk [email protected] Notices for Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday Welcome to All Saints BUSY BAGS, for restless kids 2-12 years, are by the book trolley. Creche helpers are on standby – please ask a steward. A baby changing unit is available in the Ladies toilet 10:30am Act of Remembrance, Holy Communion, the Baptism of Evie Roper, and welcome into membership of Alex McIntosh Rev Peter Bennett We welcome Evie, Granddaughter of Pam & Bob Guthrie. her family & friends, who have joined us today for Evie's baptism If you are a visitor and usually receive communion in your home church, whatever denomination, please feel welcome to receive communion here. If you prefer, you may come forward and receive a blessing instead. 6:30pm Evening Worship Libby Bolton We thank Barbara Ling for today’s flowers All Saints is praying for: Circuit staff and our potential presbyter as we prepare for their visit next week. Bob and Penny and family. Penny's Father in Law who is very ill has now moved to Abingdon from Ipswich and is currently in the Beaumont. Phil & Sue and Sue's Mum (aged 85) who are in Kenya until 20th November working with the Nasio Trust's voluntary Medical Clinics. It is Phil's 60th birthday on Friday. A child called Livingstone, aged 4, died of malaria on Tuesday. Please keep his family in your prayers and pray for the success of the clinics, for the preachers praying with the sick, and for Phil & Sue's safety following recent events in Nairobi. The Circuit is praying for the Circuit Staff and their Families. TODAY: The CiA Annual Bereavement Service will take place on 10 November 2013 at 3 pm at Trinity Church, Conduit Road. This service will give an opportunity for those who have been bereaved to reflect and give thanks for the . lives of those they have lost. This Week: Mon Tues Wed 7.45pm Tubb House Group 36 The Warren 11am- 3pm History of Art and Religion Seminar Oxford Brookes 7.30pm Just Women Duncan Brown on the 'History of Blood'. Perry Room Thurs 2.30pm The Fellowship Dr Robert Smith: ‘The Oxfordshire Way’ . The Hall Fri 7.00pm Quiz Night Wantage Methodist Church Hall History of Art and Religion Seminar at Oxford Brookes University Harcourt Hill Campus, November 12th, 11am-3pm. The event is free to attend, but please contact Emma Curran to register tel: 01865 488455 or email: [email protected] Quiz Night Friday 15 Nov 2013 7.00pm for 7.30pm start Wantage Methodist Church Hall (Newbury Street). Bring and Share supper. (Soft drinks provided). Teams of 6-8 people. £5 for adults and £4 for children (suitable for children of senior school age). Special offer of 6 tickets for £25. Prizes. Raffle. Why not bring some friends, neighbours or work-mates and make up a team? Or come on your own (we will ensure you join a brainy team!). Tickets from J Grunwald 01235 760488 ([email protected]) Proceeds for PROJECT 21 – refurbishment of chapel for church and community use. Looking Ahead: 10:30am 6:30pm Morning Service Holy Communion Morning Duties: Welcome Coffee Pauline & Cliff Marshall Next Sunday 17th November Flowers Trudy Rosemary & Jim Hall Stanbury Michael Howlett Rev. Martin Smithson Sound Counters Cliff Marshall Chris Caddy & Alex McIntosh Creche: Becky Batey Stewards: am: JPB pm: David Perrow & Margaret Ellwood I Have a Dream: The Unfinished Business? Sunday 17 November 4pm, New Road Baptist Church, Oxford. Speakers: Dr Anthony Reddie and Prof Christopher Rowland. Wednesday 28 August marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream ...' speech, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States. We will be exploring the legacy of the speech, using the anniversary as an opportunity to explore whether things have changed.Contact: David Stevens for more information or to advise numbers [email protected] Larkmead School Prayer Group: Thursday 21st November 7.30pm to 8.45 pm in Mr Taylor’s office (in the maths corridor) at Larkmead. Parents and friends of Larkmead School are warmly invited to come and pray for staff, students, governors and general school life. Silent reflections. Tuesday 26 November 2013. St Michael and All Angels Church, Park Road, 7.30 - 9.00 pm. Enjoy prayerful activities in the quiet of the sanctuary with the option of coming together to share your journey at the end of the session. Open to anyone who wants to 'come and see'. Christian Aid Advent retreat - Friday 29 November 10am-4pm.: St Ethelwolds House. A day to pause, reflect and pray about Advent and peace. Suggested donation of £12.50 to include a light lunch. To book your place or for more information, please contact the Christian Aid office in Oxford. Call 01865 246818 or email [email protected] Abingdon Extravaganza, 30 November 2013, 11.30 – 6.00, St Nicolas’ Church. There will be something for everyone at St Nic’s during the Abingdon Extravaganza: a Christmas market with toys, games and children’s books, gifts, cakes, recent paperbacks (‘A good read’), refreshments and bric-a-brac, plus a series of short concerts throughout the day and children’s activities. After the fireworks, the event will close with a short service of Evensong. Come and join in the fun! All Saints Family Committee are organising a Jigsaw Day on Saturday November 30th from 10am to 3pm in the church hall. Come along for part/all of the day. Jigsaws are provided (or bring your own) and all ages are catered for. Tea & coffee all day. Soup and Cake lunch from 12pm. Donations to the All Saints charities. If you could lend a jigsaw or offer to make soup or cake for 8, see Anne Matthews or Becky Batey.
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