I hope you are looking forward to our Harvest Festival Celebration service at St Columba’s, tomorrow, Sunday 2nd October at 10.30am. This is followed by a Bring & Share HARVEST LUNCH in the Church Hall. Please note the following additional details:
Children and Young people – it would be really helpful if all children and young people could arrive by 10.15am at the latest so we can quickly go through the parts of the service you will be joining in with. Please come at this time even if you were not in church last Sunday or at Get Closer on Thursday as there is lots to do!
Food Bank Collection – if you can please bring a donation for the Corby Food Bank. The items most in need at the present time are:
SOUP, SPAGHETTI IN SAUCE, TINNED FISH, TINNED FRUIT, LONG LIFE JUICE, FEMININE PRODUCTS, SHAMPOO, and SHOWER GEL.
Live stream – the service will be livestreamed (apologies for the technical issues last Sunday) and can be watched by going to the following link from 10.30am on Sunday or afterwards: https://youtu.be/w6LDHcOaR5I
Bring & Share Lunch – if you are able to bring some food to share (think dinner not sandwiches) that would be great but please stay for lunch even if you don’t bring anything. The Hall will be open before the service so you can drop off contributions.
We will be meeting for Prayer at 6pm on Sunday evening so do please join us then if you are able.
I am really sorry to say that we have decided to postpone the start of the ALPHA course until next month. We are really sorry for the confusion over the start of this course but promise it will be worth the wait. It will now start before Christmas and finish afterwards. Any questions please do speak with me. While you wait for ALPHA to start you would be most welcome to join one of our Fellowship Groups – see below.
Out Fellowship Groups continue on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm and Wednesday morning at 10.30am. This week we will be looking at the fourth fruit of the Spirit, patience. You don’t need to have been to one of the earlier sessions so why not come along on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Our PCC will be meeting on Wednesday evening and among the items being discussed will be St Columba’s charitable giving. As a church we aim to give away 10% of our income to other charities at home and overseas. This includes support for our mission partners M&H and Tim & Carol Derbyshire. If you have any suggestions for charities we may support please do let me know BEFORE Wednesday.
On 9th October we look forward to a HOLY COMMUNION service at St Columba’s at 10.30am with ENERGIZE groups for children and young people, as well as a HARVEST FAMILY SERVICE at St Leonard’s, Rockingham at 3pm.
There is no Puzzles etc attached this week but there will be a new print edition of SCANS available tomorrow so do look out for that.
Sheila has added up all the money that she had from Lunch Club, which has now closed and been replaced by the Afternoon Teas. The money came to over £1200 which has been donated to the Church HEATING FUND. So a big THANK YOU to all those people who used to belong to the Lunch Club, as well as to Sheila who organised it for so many years. We also owe Sheila our thanks as she steps down from being a Lay Pastoral Minister, although this does not mean she will stop being a caring member of our church, only that she is now devoting more time to her family, including JOHN, who is home from hospital, having been told he is healthy, and just in time to celebrate his 80th birthday. Many Happy Returns John!
With best wishes and a Happy Harvest to all,