Shoebox Sunday – 17th November

Sunday 17th November is Shoebox Sunday – the last day you can drop off your filled shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.

It is also the day we are holding a special service at St Catherine’s to gather the filled Shoeboxes, and to tell everyone what happens to them.  We’ll also show video of the distribution and opening of some of the boxes.

This is a special ‘joint’ service, so it starts at 10.30 am with refreshments from 10.15 am.

Alternatively you can bring your Shoeboxes to St Catherine’s Church or Cornwell 0-5 play group anytime before 17th November.

Messy Church : Light in the Darkness – Saturday 2nd November

 

Please join us at Messy Church this coming Saturday 2nd November at 3:30pm.

It’s a chance for the whole family to spend time together with Craft Activities, Stories, Songs and a shared meal to finish.

Our theme is Light in the Darkness.

Weather permitting we hope to have fun with sparklers outside, so please bring appropriate clothing.

We hope to see you Saturday.  Bring a friend !

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas child is a way of bringing some Christmas cheer to a poor, needy or suffering child.

The idea is to fill a shoe box (if you can’t get hold of one, we have a supply) with small gifts, (please read the leaflet carefully about what is acceptable) and add a donation of £5 or more towards transport costs.

We are an official collecting point for filled Shoeboxes.

We are also holding a special service to gather the filled Shoeboxes, when you can hear more about what happens to the filled boxes.

Date – Sunday 17th November

Time – 10.30 am with refreshments from 10.15 am and also after the service which will last about hour.

Place – St Catherine’s Church,      Wittenham Avenue, RG31 5LN.

Alternatively you can bring Shoeboxes to St Catherine’s Church or Cornwell 0-5 play group anytime before 17th November.

Harvest Festival & Bread Making Competition – Sun 29th Sept

Our Harvest Festival is Sunday 29th September at 4.30pm followed by a bring and share afternoon tea.

 

This year we have made it a bit different and are having a (non compulsory!) bread making competition! See the image below for more information.   The Brownies are going to be helping us, and we think it is going to be fun.

Tinned and dried offerings will be going to local charities CIRDIC and Readifood.

If you can’t make it to this, you’ll get a second chance, as Messy Church on Saturday 5th October is going to be all about Harvest (that’s 3.30 – 5.00 pm, with crafts, singing, talk and a meal too).

Everyone is welcome, please join us.

Messy Church : Backpackers Reunion – Saturday 7th September

Whether you joined us in August for our ‘Backpackers’ Holiday Club or not, you are all invited to our Holiday Club reunion at Messy Church this coming Saturday 7th September at 3:30pm.

Come and re-live (or newly discover) some of the fun we had at Holiday Club as we travelled around Europe.  It will all done in our usual mix of Fun, Faith and Food through Craft, Celebration and a Shared Meal.

We’ll hear what two people learnt about Jesus while they travelled on the road to Emmaus , and our hot meal will be good Backpacking food – Sausages !

We hope to see you Saturday.  Bring a friend !