- Church Lane East,
- GU11 3ST
At Christmas, we enjoyed the fellowship of our friends from St Michaels who came along to our carol sen/ice. For our Easter Day service we will be joining with St Michael’s for a shared morning service at 10.00am at their church. This will be an opportunity to say to the community that we are one Christian united family with the same Father God and Saviour, His Son, Jesus, and to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus together. More details will be in April’s newsletter.
At harvest time, St Michaels invited all the children from the school to the church to learn about God`s provision to us. At Easter this year, they are planning to invite the children to an “Easter Experience” in the church, to learn about the true meaning of Easter_ Volunteers will be needed to help out at this event - if you are prepared to help, please let one of the leader- ship team know,
Aldershot Food Bank
Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service this year was on Sunday 30th September. As with last year, the Leadership Team agreed that all the donations would go to the local Food Bank (Trussell Trust). A financial collection was made and goods purchased from Booker, which were displayed in the Church for the Harvest Service.
This year, through your generosity, the offering was in excess of £252 which resulted in 150kg of goods being delivered to the Aldershot Food Bank.
Thank you for your your contributionss to this invaluable work and the goods were gratefully received.
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Mid Wessex Christian Camps
For a report on the MWCC 2018 camps see HERE.
The Woollen Crosses
I took one, but didn’t know what to do with it. But once I’d got it home I decided to put it in our bedroom with the things I take from my pockets every evening, so that in the morning when l fill my pockets again I pick up the cross, pause for a moment as I hold it, and say a simple prayer, using these Words: “Lord Jesus, I take up my cross today out of love for you who took up your cross for me. ” One day I may decide to change the Words, but for now they are a useful challenge. And I don’t plan to stop after Easter. Jesus talked about taking up our cross every day, and he didn’t restrict that to Lent, or Passover, or any specific time of the year.
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.
NEWS: In October we installed a brand new mixer desk, which is simpler than the old one and twice as smart. Come and have a look at it and have a 'play'.
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’.
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.