From the Notices: 19th February 2018

 You’re warmly invited to join in a Lent Study Course which begins this Tuesday, 20 February, at Trinity Thorpe Marriott Church, NR8 6XE, from 7.00 – 8.30 pm.  The theme this year is based on the book Forty Stories of Hope, produced by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.  Copies at £2.00 will be available at Trinity on the first evening; to be sure of your copy please contact Doreen Jones on 01603 710209 or .

 The talented group of quilters, Sew Spiritual, who have delighted us with their skills at exhibitions in our Church, will be displaying a new series of quilts on the theme of The Psalms on Friday and Saturday this week, 23 and 24 February, from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm.  Please see Margaret Snelling if you’d like to help serve tea and coffee on a rota for visitors.

 During Fair Trade Fortnight, 25 February – 11 March, Traidcraft is running a campaign called Hidden Entrepreneurs.  Donations to Traidcraft Exchange will help to train and support people who are entrepreneurs in poor countries and need help to develop their ideas and businesses.  UK Aid will match funding for this scheme, doubling the amount donated.  We will be holding a Traidcraft Stall with information and donation boxes on Saturday 3 March from 9.30 to 12.00 noon, alongside our normal Saturday coffee morning.  Please call in and find out more about Traidcraft’s work and range of goods.  Our usual stall will be in the Hall after morning service on Sunday 11 March as well, at which you can buy ‘The Real Easter Eggs’.

 Throughout Lent Self-Denial Envelopes will be available in the pews to enable us to deny ourselves something we enjoy and in its place make a gift for the work and witness of the World Church in some of the poorest countries in the world.  Our mission partners are engaged in medical work, education, pastoral and social care, theological training and redevelopment  work

 The February edition of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now.  Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy.  Items for the March edition should be with Pauline Mann today