Posted: January 2017
"With #annushorribilis and #worstyearever becoming increasingly popular hashtags on Twitter, many people are breathing sighs of relief that 2016 is nearly over.
But whether 2016 has been your worst year ever or joyful from start to finish, we think there are things to rejoice over." So writes Lucy Zwolinska for the Joint Public Issues Team of four mainstream UK churches. She then goes on to list positives in areas such as climate change, a nuclear-free world, homelessness, benefit sanctions, diversity, immigrant unaccompanied minors, child poverty measurement and a video challenging our treatment of refugees. To see Lucy's full list and reasoning, click here.
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Next Friday, 28 September between 10am and 12noon, we will once again take part in the Macmillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning. Please join us in our church vestibule and be part of the world's largest coffee (and tea) morning (plus yummy cakes!) to raise funds for this amazing charity. Many thanks to Jean Hamlin who has been involved in coordinating this event here...
This is a diary alert for our Christmas Tree Festival on Friday to Sunday, December 7th, 8th and 9th. Following the great success of the festival last year we are planning for an even bigger and better one for 2018. We are inviting all user groups in our community centre as well as our church groups to take part, as so many did last year. For this year we have a theme, Christmas Carols or...
The shops have started to sell Christmas goods so I thought I'd better remind everyone about the Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal. Leaflets are now available from the coffee bar. Please remember that if you can't fill a shoebox, I'm happy to receive any cash to go towards buying goods to fill a box. Many thanks in advance, Margaret MiskinFor the Link to Hope website...
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