Crib Offerings will go to the Diocesan Children’s Society – Caritas.
Churches Together AGM
This year’s AGM for Churches Together will be held on Sunday 20th January at St Mary’s Church. There will be a short Annual General Meeting 6-6.30pm followed by a service of unity. All welcome.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Fresh Start
Anyone who wishes to discover freedom from life controlling habits such as smoking, gambling, drinking or internet addictions are welcome to join the next meeting which will take place on Tuesday 22nd January 5-6.30pm at Market Drayton Methodist Church. For further details, please contact Jill Alexander on 07845 762309 or see the poster in the Church Porch.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Job Club
Anyone who is seeking work and would like the support that the CAP Job Club can offer, please contact Carol Preston on 07399 852163. Job Club meets at Christchurch on Buntingsdale Road on Monday mornings from 10.30am-12.30pm.
Prayer for Persecuted Christians
Recently, those who attend the Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians agreed to move our monthly meeting to the afternoon of the 3rd Wednesday of the month. This change has also enabled us to find a venue in town. We hope these changes will make it possible for other people to join us to provide prayer support for brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world who are currently suffering for their loyalty to Him. Our next session is on Wednesday 16th January, 2-3:30pm at Market Drayton Methodist Church Lounge. For more information, including recent reports from a number of ministries, please see the P4PC page of the Market Drayton Churches Together website. Alternatively, please contact Randall Hardy 01952-540970 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of the Catholic Voice are available in the Church Porch, please take one.
Used Stamps – Thank you!
Thank you for the generous response to the used stamps appeal. A large parcel has just been sent off to the Jesuit Refugee Service. The box for stamps will remain in the church porch and can be added to at all times of the year. Please cut the stamp from the envelope leaving a large margin around the stamp.
Market Drayton Foodbank Advent Appeal
Thank you to everybody who has collected food using the Reverse Advent Calendar or collected money for the ‘50p per day for Advent’ appeal. Any food donations can be left in the basket in the Church porch or at the Foodbank during one of the sessions – Tuesdays 10-11.30am and Fridays 12.30-2pm.
Money donations can either be given to Helen McSherry or sent to the Foodbank Treasurer – Gail Ackerley. Please see the Foodbank website for further information and details: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/. Thank you for your kind and generous donations.
If you are wishing to donate food, a list of most needed items can be found at: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/.