The August edition of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy. Items for the September issue should be with Pauline Mann by 20 August.
A reminder to members of the Business and Publicity Committees that there will be a joint meeting this Monday, 7 August, at 7.00 pm.
The monthly Traidcraft Stall which should take place on Sunday 13 August has had to be cancelled. The next stall will be on 10 September. If you have a particular request for Traidcraft goods Stephen Osborn will try to meet your order. You can reach him on 01603 426189.
Apart from a private museum, Norfolk museums have neglected Admiral Lord Nelson but the Castle Museum has mounted a special exhibition celebrating his life and links with the county of his birth. The Together Group will be visiting the exhibition at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 22 August. If you would like to go, have a word with Pauline Mann or Roy McLean, or meet them there.
Once again we shall be participating in the annual Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Cycle Ride and Walk, which encourages people to visit historic churches in and around the city on Saturday 9 September, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Half the proceeds are donated to the Trust; our half will go to our Mission Project, the Vidiyal Trust. Forms and details will be available from Sandra Brown.
Coinciding with this we shall be celebrating two Heritage Open Days, on 8 and 9 September. We look forward to welcoming visitors to look around our Church from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Judging by previous years their response is surprise and delight in the light spaciousness of the interior. Have a word with Pauline Mann if you will be available to help.
Syrian Refugees: The next group of Syrian families will be arriving in Norwich during August. Various household items are required such as kitchen and bathroom accessories, toys and books as well as larger items of furniture. Details are on posters in the Church Centre. If you wish to donate, visit the Government website: www.gov.uk/help-refugees. If you do not have a computer please see Terry Dunning.
Thank you to all who helped in any way at, or attended, the Cromwell House Garden Party. It was a huge success, making over £800 in such a short time. Anita and David are very grateful to you all.
The Hall was full for the Methodist Women in Britain Quiz, which raised £315 for World Mission. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the evening enjoyable and successful.
You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for Old Meeting Congregational Church in Colegate and for the health centres in our city.