THE THIRD OF OUR QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE AND FAITH on 13th October at 3.30pm in church.
The format will be a mix of up-front input, discussion, and Q & A. We hope, as the format evolves, it will become a place where we can grow in confidence and understanding of faith, as well as somewhere for people to begin exploring the Christian hope through the lens of real-life questions and challenges to faith.
THE BIG CLEAN! Thankyou to all the cleaning volunteers who turn out every week and to those who came for St Mary’s annual clean on Tuesday 10th Sept. Many hands made light work.
East Leake: 29th September. 9.15am & 10.30am.
Rempstone: 6th October. 11.00am
Costock: 6th October, 3.00pm
West Leake: 13th October, 6.00pm
Everyone is welcome and especially in the smaller villages. Each year, people are very generous with harvest gifts for food banks and charities, like The Friary working with the homeless. Helpful items are food that do not require cooking. e.g. cereals, biscuits and crisps. Canned meats, stews and fish. Also toiletries, toilet rolls and sanitary products or clothing. Please bring your gifts to any of the services.
Timothy 6.6.6-19 GIVING AND THE HARVEST
Charitable giving at our Harvest Festival fits nicely with our financial giving to support our church.
If you consider yourself a member of the church family, please pick up one of the ‘Giving at St Mary’s’ booklets and prayerfully consider how you are supporting the work of our church. Please try and return the form by the end of the month. You can listen to Rev’d Tim’s sermon on line: http://sermons.ourbenefice.org
ST MARY’S WOMENS GROUP.
The talk on Monday 21st October, 8pm is entitled ‘Lesley Taylor Talks Rubbish’. Lesley works for Veolia, the company responsible for sorting our recycling. £2.50 to include coffee and biscuits.
CHURCHES TOGETHER ONE WORLD WEEK SERVICE – Sunday 27th October at 3pm at the Methodist Church.
There will be a short time of prayer and worship with a speaker bringing insight to some aspect of the global work of God.
CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS, CALENDARS AND GIFTS SALE – 8th November, 9.45-12.00pm at St Mary’s Church. Put it in your diary.
Willersley Castle Weekend – – Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February.
Willersley Castle is a Christian-run hotel in Cromford, Derbyshire, with excellent catering, a pool and lots to do in the surrounding area. The weekend is a mix of relaxing holidaying, making and renewing friendships and worshiping together as a church family.
It is open to all, and you are welcome to dip into whatever works for you. Sign-up lists are at the back of St. Mary’s Church and the Methodist Church, East Leake. Cost is £155, large discounts for children. A deposit of £20 is required by the end of August.
The next meeting will take place on Monday 14th October with an outing to East Bridgford Garden Centre, leaving at 2pm followed by Evensong at 5.30pm in Southwell Minster.
Corporate Communion will be at 10am on Wednesday 9th October. Other events outside the branch are listed in Compass.
Judith James 01509 853126. Gill Young 01509 852536.
ST MARY’S CHURCH YOUTH GROUPS
SOCIAL: Wednesday 23rd October, 6.00-8.00pm at the Rectory. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE!
PATHFINDERS YOUTH CHURCH
Sunday 6th, 10.30-11.40am @ St Mary’s Church
ROCK SOLID @ ELA
Wednesdays: Rm 108 -KS4
Tuesdays: Rm 219 -Y8-9
Wednesdays: Rm 202 – Y7-8
KS4 – Wednesday 16th, 6.00-7.30pm @ the Rectory
THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY
Thank you to all who have generously supported The Children’s Society in 2019. The box opening realised £594.91 and the BBQ raised another £97.
One of many ways your money is used is with a service like PAUSE in Birmingham working with the NHS which gives children support for mental health issues.
Other events are listed under News – For your Diary. Weekly Events