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The Shoebox Appeal
The annual shoebox appeal gives us a chance to put items in shoeboxes which are taken for distribution to children in a troubled part of the world We do this in conjunction with St Michael's Church. This year's service is on Sunday 19th November at 3.00 p.m. in St Mlchael's. The service includes the showing of a DVD of a previous year's boxes being collected and distributed. At the end of the service we all line up to help: pack the shoeboxes into the van.
If you can pack a box please decide whether it 's for a girl or a boy, and in which age group: 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14. Leaflets with details and suggestions for gifts will be on the welcome table, but if you have any questions please ask me. lf you can't take your filled box to St Michael's on 19th then please leave it in the vestibule at Park Church by 10.30 that morning and we 'll take it along.
When we had the Mission service the other week I suggested people could use a Jingle-Jangle-Jar to collect their small change for The Source. If you are doing that, or would like to start, please may I have the contents of your jars by SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER? I'll announce the total collected in the January issue of Park Life. You don’t have to stop there, though. You can continue collecting coins in your jar indefinitely.
Aldershot Food Bank
The Harvest Collection on 17th September amounted to £264.00, thank you for your generosity, which resulted in the produce that was displayed at our Harvest Service. That produce was delivered to the Food Bank and was gratefully received. as it appears the produce needed by the Food Bank appears in a Newsletter and changes periodically. Although any contribution is welcome, the following is current:
Tinned meat, Tinned fruit, Tinned sponge pudding, Jam - any flavour, UHT Milk 1 litre, Small instant Coffee, Tinned rice pudding, Shampoo and Washing-Up Liquid.
UPDATE: 5th November
There is an urgent Need for the following:
Please leave them in the Collection Box located in the Foyer of the Church.
Again, thank you for your on going support.
We are still looking for people to man the PA and AV desks on a Sunday morning. It's not difficult and training is available.
If you are interested, please contact Peter Sullivan.
Town Centre Pastoral Team
We need more Team Members in the town centre.
Some of the people who have worked on the TCPT for several years have moved on or 'retired' and we do need to guarantee at least two people to make up a Team: this sometimes proves difficult.
There is only one qualification: that you believe in and wish to serve Jesus Christ. You may be a good conversationalist, or, like me, reserved and quiet, but God accepts our willingness and enables us to do far more than we might expect-it can be quite exciting!
Do speak to me, David Cottingham, if you are interested in ‘having a look’.
Mid Wessex Christian Camps
For the latest news on the MWCC scene see HERE.
The last walk was a very enjoyable trek around Compton, following part of the North Downs Way and ending up in the Watts Gallery Tea Rooms for a Welsh Rarebit! Walks have been hibernating for the winter and because of the incapacity of the organizer; but watch this space for the next 'impromptu' walk. For details of changes to the organization of the walks calendar, CLICK HERE.
Monthly Prayer Guide
The Monthly Prayer Guide is now to be found in the Park Life magazine.
Through The Gates TTg
Through the Gates (TTg) is a Christian based community project run by Viv Dawes in Aldershot, providing support for anyone (aged 18 and over) who has a drug and alcohol addiction.,. Each TTg participant has weekly individual sessions and in these sessions they work through what is known as The Genesis Process, which helps participants look at the root causes of ad-diction and how it has affected the body, mind, emotions, relationships and spirit.
Intercare - A Reminder
If you have patent medicines unused with at least 15 months before the expiry date, you may wish to send them to Intercare, 46, The Halfcroft, Syston, Leicester. LE7 1LD. They will forward them to needy folk in the Africa. You can view the work of Intercare on www.intercare.org.uk Forwarding costs money, of course, so any little gift with the medicines would be appreciated, though do not let this stop us from sending.