News from the Pew Sheet for Second Sunday before Advent (17th November 2019)
Congratulations: During our Family Service this morning we will be welcoming, through baptism, Dinobichukwu and Chimerika Ojiyi into the family of the church.
LION: The November edition of the LION (monthly News Sheet) is available today in church. Please be sure to take one with you, also the poem.
Sad News: We have learnt this week that our dear brother Alan Boulton has sadly passed away. The details of the funeral will follow shortly. Please hold his family in your prayers.
Potteries Theological Society: The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th November at Chancellors Building, Keele at 7pm, where Dr Ian Bradley will be speaking to us with the title ‘Celtic Christianity’.
Living Faith: Our LIVING FAITH course continues at 7.30pm this Tuesday (19/11) in the Lady Chapel.
Christmas Fayre: YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU. If you are free to help out at the church fayre next week between 1- 4pm. Please let Diane know. The following items can be still be brought into church anytime now; they’ll be used for our fund-raising… Toiletries, Christmas decorations, clean toys and games, bottles of alcohol, Jewellery and any new unwanted items which might make gifts.
Bishop Geoff’s farewell: We will be saying a fond farewell to Bishop Geoff during a special service at the Stoke Minster on Sunday 24th November starting at 4.00pm. If you wish to contribute to his leaving gift there will be a collection plate at the back of the church.
Lichfield Advent Carol Service: This service will take place on 1st December at 6.00pm. There is a signup sheet at the back of church if you are thinking of going and we will see if we can organise car share.
Election Hustings Meeting: The ‘Churches Together in Newcastle’ has arranged an Election Hustings meeting on Friday 6th December at Newcastle Baptist church with a 7 for 7.30pm start.
Christmas meal: Our Christmas meal is now fully booked on 7th December at 4.30pm for a 5.00pm start.
The Annual Advent Quiet Day: this is organised by the Community of Saint Chad and is taking place at Shallowford House on Monday 9th December, from 10.00am – 4.00pm. The speaker is the Revd Faith Claringbull, Volunteer Coordinator of Sanctus in Stoke. Cost: £15 with a soup lunch. Bookings through Helen Scheven. (Helen.Scheven@lichfield.anglican.org)
Food bank: Many Thanks for your continued support to the local Food Bank. There is now an appeal for Christmas products to be donated. To help with this the food bank has produced a Reverse Advent countdown to help with suggestions. Please find a copy at the back of church.