St. Mark’s News from the Pew Sheet for Pentecost (9th June 2019)
LION: The June edition of the LION (monthly News Sheet) is available today in church. Please be sure to take a copy as Janet Pazio reflects on an earlier FIRST SUNDAY theme of plastic and the environment.
SPOTLIGHT: At the back of church you’ll find the latest edition of the Spotlight magazine. It contains an article on the new Bishop of Shrewsbury, Sarah Bullock, who is currently Archdeacon of York.
Llandudno Trip: The coach for our day trip to Llandudno on Saturday, 22nd June, will leave here at 09h30. If you have booked a seat, Terry will receive your £15 fee at your earliest convenience – thanks.
Summer Fayre: It’s that time once again when we begin to think about our Summer Fayre which this year is to be held on Saturday 13th July. In preparation, items needed this year include…. toiletries, Giftware, jewellery, bottles (full). Please bring any donations you may have, into church as soon as possible. Also helpers are needed to set up on the Friday night/run stalls and then pack away.
Gardening Team: The Gardening Team are commencing the summer bedding plant-out and would welcome any donations toward their purchase. We always do really well in the diocesan and local Borough gardening award schemes – let’s see if we can help the team excel as usual!
Alzheimer’s Research UK: A new fundraising group is being set up in Newcastle and they are currently looking for volunteers to join them. “The group is friendly and relaxed and puts the fun into Fundraising” says its coordinator. There first informal meeting will be held on 20th June 19.30pm at The Orange Tree. Zoe Baggot will be sharing more about the group’s work during our FIRST SUNDAY service on the 7th July.
House Group: The next monthly meeting of the ‘House group’ will take place on Wednesday, 26th June at 19.30pm at Wolstanton vicarage, where the next figure for reflection will be that of St Paul.
Baptism Preparation: The June baptism Preparation Evening is scheduled for Wednesday, 26th at 19.30pm
Open House: A huge thank you to Diane and everyone who supported the Open House on 27th May. It was once again a lovely afternoon and raised £281 for the church queen fund.
Reading Group: The next meeting of the reading group will be held on July 3rd 19.30pm where the final chapter of ‘Learning to dream again’ will be discussed. The group will begin to look at a new book entitled ‘The Table, knowing Jesus: Prayer, Friendship and Justice’ on 7th August. If you would like to join the group a book can be ordered from either Janet or Ed.