- Church Lane East,
- GU11 3ST
Prayer Session on Wednesdays 9 - 10 a.m
Starting 26th February, I (Jo) will be at the main Church from 9 til 10 a.m. every Wednesday moming to pray for our community and the work of our church in reaching it, and whatever else God lays on our hearts. I would love to be joined by YOU! I’d love to pray together, seek and hear Gods heart and grow together as we pray. I will also be inviting the minsters and congregations from all the churches belonging to Aldershot Churches together. You don’t need to commit to every week but I’d really like company!!
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
New Youth Group Starting In April
I’m really pleased to let you know that there will be a new youth group starting at Park after Easter. Hope Church (the newly renamed and relaunched Jubilee Church plant from Farnham) wants to run its youth group from Aldershot, as many of the young people attending their Farnham group are from here.
So, we are going to run it together, pooling resources. If you are interested in helping, or know a young person who would like to attend please give me a shout!
Jo - 07939 212401, email@example.com
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
New Chairs for Old
We are all very thankful for the chairs we have used for many years. They are comfortable and of excellent quality, but they are heavy and non-stackable and our needs have changed. Times move on and we are now using the church more flexibly for a variety of activities. You will have noticed that the new stackable chairs have been delivered and will replace the current chairs during the next couple of weeks. We will retain a few of the current chairs for the time being, in particular the chairs with arms may be beneficial to a few people.
Many of the chairs have been passed to new homes or recycled. There are still a few available, so ask Geoff if you would like one or two.
On a couple of practical points, the new chairs do not have communion cup holders and therefore communion cups will be collected back in by the stewards following the communion. Also, although the chairs do have rear pockets, we do not intend to ‘load’ the chairs with Bibles. Bible portions used during services will be displayed on the screen and people are welcome to take a Bible as they arrive. This will facilitate stacking of the chairs when required.
Annual Church Meeting
If you missed our Church Meeting on 24th November you can get details and listen to a recording of it HERE.
Save Your Stamps
Please remember to save your stamps as these can be used by charities to raise much needed money. Every kilo of stamps collected can give a charity £7.50.
Carefully cut away any excess paper, leaving approximately 1cm around the stamp, avoiding any damage to the stamp itself. Currently I am collecting the stamps for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you Julie Rickard
Little Free Library
The little house on the Church forecourt!
This is the Little Free Library, which is a small book give-away housed in bespoke watertight shelving outside the church. The idea is that you donate and take books at will and is a great way of encouraging children to read. If you are about to take a donation of books to the charity shop, please hold back and think about the Little Free Library.
Haydon Wilcox is now taking bookings for the Holiday/Pilgrimage to Iona
Aldershot Food Bank
A message from the Trussell Trust.
Happy New Year! As 2020 starts, we wanted to share with you our latest
food bank stories and campaigning updates, and info on how you can get
involved. Together we achieved a great deal in 2019, and we know that
this year we can continue to create change thanks to amazing supporters
Messy Play group in Church on Friday Mornings provides a sensory experience for pre- schoolers and is a way of getting to know new families. There are craft and food activities based on a theme each week. We really need people to come and cuddle babies and chat to and encourage the Mums and help wash up. Please talk to Jo Emett if you are able to help once or so a month. Thank you
Community News and Opportunties
Mid Wessex Christian Camps
For news of the MWCC 2019 camps see HERE.
We are still looking for dedicated PA operators.
There have been quite a few occasions recently when there hasn’t been anyone to manage the PA desk. It would be good to have more people trained to use it. You may look at the bank of knobs and sliders, and think it’s too technical, but on the whole, there are only a few things you have to do - its not difficult. l can run training sessions if you are interested, please let me know, and I will organize them.
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’.
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.