Special Services November 2018

Giving for the Family Development Minister project

With Debbie Godsell off to a flying start, now well known in our schools, play groups, uniformed groups, we are very grateful for those who have made arrangements to support financially the Family Development Minister project.

The project is for three years. Most of our funding is coming from the Gloucester Diocese LIFE Development Fund and from the Sylvanus Lysons Charity. However, we do need local sponsors. We are seeking for 30 sponsors to give £100 a year for three years. If you can give more than £100 we shall need fewer sponsors.

Please contact your church treasurer. Explain you want to contribute to the Family Development Minister project. The church treasurer will give you (if you are not already doing so) a leaflet explaining how to use the “parish giving scheme”. It is simple to do. The scheme helps the church receive regular giving through the year and arranges for Gift Aid (usually 25-40% more) to be added straight away.

For those already on the parish giving scheme, giving through the scheme to their church (as is recommended by the Gloucester Diocese), please explain to the church treasurer that you want to give a £X extra amount, above what you give to church, for the Family Development Minister project. Then you contact the Parish Giving Scheme info@parishgivingscheme.org.uk or phone 01452 835522. They will arrange for an increase in your giving.

Special services in November

Recommended for Children and parents / Grandparents

Wednesday 31st October

3.15pm at Staunton and Corse School. “Messy Church Light Party”. Fun activities on the theme of light. A special alternative to Halloween. Ideal for primary school children coming with an adult carer.

Sunday 11th November

10.45am Staunton Church Remembrance Sunday with the uniformed organisations. The children share their “Remembrance” reflections with the local community.

Sunday 18th November

9.30am Hartpury Church “Little Church” (Toddler’s Praise new name). Activities, stories and songs for youngsters.

Saturday 1st December

3.30pm at Hartpury School Messy Church followed at 5pm with an Advent Christingle service. Ideal for primary school children coming with an adult carer. Older children please contact Debbie Godsell. Helpers are required!

Other Services

4th November

11am Hartpury Church an “All Souls Service” for the recently bereaved and those who mourn the loss of a loved one. Quiet, reflective and prayerful. Do join us.

11th November

10.30am at Tirley, 10.45am at Hartpury (Anglican), Maisemore and Staunton Churches Services of Remembrance 100 years after the end of WW1.

2nd December Advent Sunday

4.30pm at Hasfield Church a short Advent Service followed by wine tasting fundraiser event. An evening of good cheer.

6.30pm at Corse Church a Carol Service.

 

 


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