Sunday 10th December

CHRISTMAS CARDS

At the back of the church you will find alphabetical trays. If you would like to give Christmas cards to other members of the congregation, please put them in the appropriate trays and collect those that are addressed to you. We’re sorry that we’re not able to forward or deliver any uncollected cards.

FOODBANK  CHRISTMAS APPEAL

Over the past year, Greenwich Foodbank has provided food packs to 7,000 people. Can you help them out with contributions this Christmas? They’re hoping to include some seasonal items, such as mince pies and puddings, as well as small gifts. Among the basic provisions most needed are tinned meat and vegetables, long-life milk and fruit juice. Please place your contributions in the basket at the back of church. Thank you for your help!

BIRTHDAY COFFEE

Would you like to commemorate a birthday or other special occasion? For a donation of £5, everyone can enjoy free tea or coffee on your chosen Sunday after the Parish Eucharist. A list of dates is on the church noticeboard for you to sign up. For further information, please have a word with Sheila Squire.

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS

  • On 17th December, a candlelit service of nine lessons and carols will take place at 6pm, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.
  • The following Sunday, 24th December, there’ll be a Nativity service at 4pm, at which children can take part in the story of Christmas around the stable.
  • A Midnight Mass will be held at 11:30pm that evening, and the Christmas Day Family Eucharist follows at 10am the next day. All are welcome!

CHURCH FLOWERS

A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in arranging the flowers in church this year. We’re about to put together next year’s rota. If you would like to join our small team, you’d be most welcome. No prior experience necessary, just speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price if you’d like to be included or need further details.

DECORATING OUR CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS

As you’ll be aware, there are no flowers in church during Advent.  The flowers and decorations that will adorn our church over the Christmas period will be prepared on Friday 22nd December and put on display after the 10am Eucharist on Sunday 24th December. Any help would be much appreciated, and children are most welcome. Please speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price for further details.

WELCARE NEWS

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Could you give a few hours every two weeks? Welcare, a Christian charity offering practical and emotional support to families in difficulty, is looking for volunteers. Welcare provides one-to-one sessions for parents and children in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment. For more information, please see the poster on the noticeboard and pick up a leaflet at the back of church.

FUNDRAISING DRIVE

Welcare has launched its first crowdfunding campaign. The organization needs to raise £29,000 for a Family Support Worker to reach more vulnerable children and families across southeast London. Visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/supportwelcare to find out more, watch the video and contribute to this campaign. Thank you!

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