All Saints Methodist Church For Infomation: Appleford Drive

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
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 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
Minister: Rev’d Peter Bennett
2 Kingston Close
OX14 1ES
Telephone: 01235 521868
[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
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.
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:
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
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
Looking Ahead:
Morning Service
Holy Communion
Morning Duties:
Pauline & Cliff
Next Sunday 17th November
& Jim Hall Stanbury
Michael Howlett
Rev. Martin Smithson
Chris Caddy &
Alex McIntosh
Creche: Becky Batey
Stewards: am:
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.