From the notices: 27th August 2017

We look forward to the Service of Welcome and Commissioning of Revd Mary Sachikonye and Mrs Sophia Irving at Mile Cross Methodist Church this Saturday, 2 September at 4.00 pm. The preacher will be Revd Julian Pursehouse. Afterwards there will be a Bring and Share Tea. 

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. 

We shall also 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. Have a word with Pauline Mann if you will be willing to help. 

We shall be celebrating our Harvest Festival on Sunday 17 September. Please see Evelyn Lovatt or Maureen Brookman if you’d like to offer gifts of flowers, foliage or money to help towards decorating our Church. Evelyn or Maureen will be pleased to give you more information. 

We look forward to another Bulb Sale on two Saturdays, 16 and 23 September, from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm at Chapel Field Road. The proceeds will be divided between The Vidiyal Trust and the funding of a solar-powered water pump for a drought-ridden area in Northern Kenya. 

The recent Foodbank Open Day was impressive. It was fascinating to see the way in which donations are sorted and stored, and the categories of diets which are catered for, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and halal. Boxes are made up to cater for various needs, from families with children to single people who, because of their circumstances, only have a kettle to ‘cook’ with. It’s clear that your weekly response to the shopping list overleaf is much appreciated. 

 

A gift to you 

This food has been donated by local people to give you a helping hand at this difficult time. 

We believe that you matter to God and that he loves you and cares about your situation. 

“The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace.” 

On a slip included in every Foodbank box