24 February 2019 News

White Flower Appeal – next Sunday

There will be a White Flower Appeal next weekend on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.

 

Parish Volunteers required

Both Jill and Dave Hunt are stepping down from the roles of Safeguarding Officer and Churches Together rep. respectively which they have held for many years. We thank them very much for all their work and commitment. We are therefore needing people to step up and volunteer for these roles please. We are all called to serve in the Church and there are many ministries we can be involved in. Therefore, please do come forward and speak to either Jill or Dave for further information. Thank you.

 

Coming Soon – Morning and Evening Prayer

During Lent, the Parish will be commencing Morning and Evening Prayer on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Parish would like to invite you all to come together to pray the hours of the Prayer of the Church by participating in praying the psalms, scripture and prayers, that have been an important tradition of the Church since early Christian times. Evening Prayer, with Exposition will take place on Monday evenings at 7pm and Morning Prayer will be at 9.30am on Wednesday mornings. We look forward to you joining us.

 

Retired Priests’ Fund – Special Collection

Thank you for all your generous donations over the past few weeks. The Parish raised £200.42 for the fund – thank you.

 

Toilet Facilities

Due to the Church Hall being unsafe to use, toilet facilities are now available behind the Presbytery in the back yard. Please use the path down the side and back of the house and enter the yard through the door. The toilet is the last door on the right around the corner.

 

World Day of Prayer

Please support World Day of Prayer on Friday 1st March at 7pm at Market Drayton Methodist Church. See the poster in the porch for further information. Everybody welcome.

 

CAP Money Course

CAP Money is a free course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple cash-based money management system. The 3-part course is designed to help people get in control of their finances, so they can save, spend wisely and prevent debt. Dates are Tuesdays 9th, 23rd, 30th April at 7pm at the Parish Rooms. Contact Gill Carley 07855 460655 to book a place.

 

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Volunteer Vacancies

Christians Against Poverty have the following Volunteer vacancies: Community Links Co-Ordinator (PR and promotion of all 4 CAP Services, required for 4 hrs/week), CAP Office Administrator (basic admin. and communications support required for 4 hours/week, can be home based for some of the time). Both of these positions require people who are committed Christians, and who are willing to attend CAP Head Office in Bradford for full training after successfully passing CAP’s recruitment & selection process. For further information, please contact Gill Carley by email: gillcarley@capuk.org or mobile: 07855460655.

 

Market Drayton Foodbank

Thank you for your continued kind and generous donations, items may 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. A list of most needed items can be found at: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/.

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