Park Church, Aldershot

Gods Love and Power Flowing Out

  • Church Lane East,
  • Aldershot,
  • Hants,
  • GU11 3ST

01252 327235
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And Here Is This Month's Latest News 

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Little Free Library

You might have noticed a new house that's been built 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.


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Iona Pilgrimage

Haydon Wilcox is now taking bookings for the Holiday/Pilgrimage to Iona
between 14th - 22nd August 2020.
The guest stay at Bishop’s House on Iona, enjoying their wonderful hospitality,
great accommodation and lovely food.
Cost is approximately £1,180 per person, based on sharing a twin room,
including transport and full board accommodation. There is an additional cost
for optional tours to Staffa and Mull.
If you are interested, please ask Peter Sullivan to forward you the details.


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Aldershot Food Bank

A message from the Trussell Trust.

Food Bank

Dear friendS,

Have you seen the news today that last summer was the busiest ever for food banks in our network? Almost 87,500 food bank parcels were provided to children by food banks in the Trussell Trust's network during summer 2018, a 20% increase on the same period the previous year. Find out more here.
 
This year is set to be even busier.
 
Food banks will do all they can to help families over the summer, with some running holiday clubs or working with other local groups to support parents who find their income simply won’t stretch to cover the cost of extra meals or additional childcare during the holidays.
 
This high demand often causes many food banks to distribute more food than is donated, leaving them short of food supplies.

Make a difference in your community today by donating the items your local food bank are most in need of.


The Trussell Trust have released a new report that lays bare the consequences of the five week wait for Universal Credit.

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Messy Play

 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


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 Community News and Opportunties


Community Wardrobe 

Sometimes people cannot afford appropriate clothing to attend interviews or to wear to work so this becomes a barrier to them getting ahead. The Community Wardrobe will give them appropriate clothing, accessed via a Facebook page from which they can “order” clothes and collect them at the Foodbank. I’m currently working on the logistics and aim to launch it in September. So please, hang on to good quality clothing people might need for work. We need help to make the donated clothing presentable/ready so it can be photographed and put on the page - this might mean laundering, pressing or mending it. If you can help with this, please talk to Jo.

Breakfast Club and Coffee Morning

When we start, The Breakfast Club will run from 7.30 to 8.30am and then coffee through to 9-ish on a Friday morning prior to Messy Play. I’m hoping to start this before the summer break. I will need another 2 people each week to help. I’m aiming to have a solid rota so that the work load is spread. If you are an early bird and would like to help please let Jo know! 

Parenting the Teenage Years - Alderwood Senior School

We have a fabulous opportunity to deliver the Care for the Family Parenting Course in Alderwood School in September. We have a recruitment evening for new parents on Wednesday, 19th June. If you would like to help run the group in October- its 6 weeks long - please talk to Jo!

Drop and Swap

Bring a bag, fill a bag!

That’s the idea of this clothing bring and buy style giveaway that doesn’t require any money. Men’s, Women’s, Teen’s and Children’s clothes can all be donated and re-homed. It’s the time of year families need summer clothes as well as thinking about new coats and shoes for the new school year so We are hoping this will be a good service to our community. So again - hang on to good quality clothing that you can drop and swap!

Jo Emett


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 Mid Wessex Christian Camps


 For news of the MWCC 2019 camps see HERE.

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 PA/AV Desks

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.

 Peter Sullivan.


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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’.


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Church Walks

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.


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Monthly Prayer Guide

 The Monthly Prayer Guide is now to be found in the Park Life magazine.
Your help will be appreciated in compiling the guide – please pass items for prayer to Geoff Evans, either by email or on a note to him.


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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.
Viv currently runs TTg on their own with one volunteer who helps facilitate a group. The project supports 6 - 8 people at any one time who together work through The Genesis Process throughout the course of a year.
The materials, drug/alcohol tests and stationery all add up, and TTg costs about £6,500 to run each year. If you would like to help support this work financially, please contact Viv on 07905 403838 or email ttg.dawes@hotmail.co.uk


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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.