Parish of Preston Plucknett St Peter's St James' Coronation Avenue stpetersyeovil.org.uk Preston Road stjamesyeovil.org.uk 9.00 am People’s Service 10.30 am Cafe Service 10.30 am Parish Communion 6.30 pm Evening Prayer 10.00 am Tots & Toys Alpha Course 7.30 pm 9.30-11.30 Abbey Toddlers 7.00 pm Intercessory Prayer 2.30 pm Ladies Group 8-10 am Cell Leader Breakfast CONTACTS Tony Perris David Keen 429398 422286 414097 9.00 am 10.30 am 3.00 pm 6.30 pm Holy Communion Family Service Community Cream Tea Holy Communion ALPHA COURSE This is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life with a DVD based course looking at the basics of the Christian faith and with lots of discussion and questions. Alpha is for everyone; no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome. A new course starts at St. James’ Church at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 14th October. More details from Helen Perris on 429398. TREASURES OF ITALY There will be a pictorial presentation entitled ‘Treasures of Italy’ and hosted by St. James’ Ladies Group at 2.30 pm on Thursday, 16th October in St. James’ Church Room. This is an open meeting and all are welcome, both ladies and men. There will be a small charge for tea and biscuits and there will also be a ‘Bring & Buy’ stall. COMPASSION SUNDAY, 19 OCTOBER As a church we support over 20 children in Togo through the work of Compassion UK. Compassion Sunday is a chance for us to hear more about the project in Togo, to pray for it, and to give the opportunity for new people to become child sponsors. If you currently sponsor a child through compassion, please contact Kirsty Beaumont (424689), our Compassion rep, before the day, so we can organise a display of pictures and letters from our sponsored children. FAIRTRADE REAL ADVENT CALENDARS These calendars containing FairTrade chocolate and an activity story book can be ordered through church at a cost of £3.99. Please sign up on the office door by 26th October. HARVEST DONATION As well as our donations of food to The Lord’s Larder Food Bank, we have sent a cheque for £210 from our Harvest offering. Thank you to all those who contributed to this local charity helping families and individuals in need in our community. CREAM TEA There will be a Community Cream Tea in St. Peter’s Church at 3 pm on Sunday, 19th October. All welcome. BAPTISM PREPARATION The next Baptism preparation evening will be at 7.30 pm on Monday, 20th October at St. James’ Church. Contact Revd. David Keen for details (01935 422286) TABLE TOP SALE Westfield Community Association's next table top sale is on Saturday, 25th October from 11am-1pm in St. Peter's Hall. Tea, coffee & a raffle. Tables £5 - phone 706931 to book. TOILET TWINNING The two toilets at St. James’ Church have now been ‘twinned’ with toilets in Kapondo, Mapanza in Zambia at a cost of £60 each. This helps some of the poorest people in the world to gain access to safe sanitation, clean water and hygiene Education. Anyone interested in ‘twinning’ their own toilet can access the relevant information at www.toilettwinning.org GREETING CARD RECYCLING Brenda Gosney would be very grateful for your used greeting cards which she will be able to recycle into new ones to sell for church funds and/or charity. Don’t just throw them away! STATISTICS FOR MISSION We are making our annual count of all people who attend church over the period from 5th -26th October inclusive. This will be done both at church and at the community centre. ‘I AM THE LORD WHO HEALS YOU’ An evening with Martin Cavendar and Alison Morgan of ReSource at St. James’ Church on Thursday, 30th October at 7.30pm. Worship, teaching and prayer. Admission free. ReSource is an Anglican charity which works for the renewal of people and churches for mission in the power of the Holy Spirit. OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD We are supporting ‘The Samaritan’s Purse’ Shoebox appeal again this year and leaflets giving details of the appeal and suitable gifts for needy children around the world are now available. This Christian project seeks to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way and to share the good news of Jesus Christ. There are a few custom made boxes available from church. Filled boxes need to be ready by early November. HOPE 4 KIDS INTERNATIONAL This charity is currently fundraising for a desperately needed bus! The bus will be used to enable children to attend school and the local community in Karundas, Kenya. They need: dry, clean, wearable, re-usable items of good quality clothing, pairs of shoes, belts & handbags but can’t use bedding or soft furnishings. Anything of a good quality and condition will be sent overseas to third world countries, supporting the local communities by supplying cottage industries, anything else will be recycled but ALL will make a difference to the fundraising venture! Please bring your donation to The GateWay, or take it to Eden Motors, Brympton Way, Lynx Trading Estate (labelled Hope for Kids), and it will be turned into money to send to Kenya. For more information email: [email protected] LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE PARTY It's that time of year again when The GateWay are hosting the ‘Light Party’ from 5.30 to 7.30pm on Friday, 31st October for School Years 3 - 6. The aim of the event is to offer families an alternative to Halloween and will be filled with games, activities, fancy dress, songs, dancing and sharing the love of Jesus.
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