Many churches, schools and other organisations support O.C.C. to make Christmas presents available to children who have very little. Shoe boxes and leaflets with details on are available in the Priory Room in Hurley. If you’d like to take part but can’t do a box, donations will be gratefully received and put towards items to fill boxes. Please contact me if you need any help, Sandra Brooks 01628 822830
5.00pm Stubbings Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (see below)
Commemoration of the Faithful Departed NEXT SUNDAY October 30th 2016, 5pm St James the Less, Stubbings
This is an opportunity to remember and give thanks for those we love but no longer see. We light candles in memory of those close to us as the names of those we have been asked to remember are read out. We hope that you will be able to join us for this moving service. Whether or not you are able to come, if you would like someone named during the service, please enter details on the lists at the back of the churches or email the Parish Office. The service is followed by refreshments in the Soltau Centre.
Leaders needed for Littlewick Beavers Colony
Littlewick Green Beaver Colony meets at the Gilchrist hall every Monday evening from 6.15 - 7.15 for children aged 6 to 8 years old. You may have seen or heard them playing on the green or in the hall. They are a thriving colony but are in great need of a new leaders as their current ones are leaving at Christmas. You don't need to have any experience as all training given you just need to want to have fun with 25 active children and be young at heart, if you would like to find out more please contact Erica Hunter, Group Scout leader, 07899 075203 or Erica.email@example.com or call into the hall on a Monday evening.
Christianity Explored: One life. What’s it all about?
Christianity Explored is an informal course, where in a relaxed setting, there is chance to explore some of life's big questions, and to find out how Jesus answers them. There is no singing, praying or reading. No question is too simple or hostile. Christianity Explored is designed for curious sceptics, as well as for those who want a refresher in the Christian faith. It offers an chance to read through and discuss the Gospel of Mark, the earliest life of Jesus we have. We hope to begin the 7 session course in mid November; meeting at the vicarage fortnightly, maybe on Monday evenings, with a Christmas break. If you are interested please speak to the vicar.
Real Advent Calendars
You may have heard about the Real Advent Calendar, and may have received some information in the post about it. It is a beautiful way to journey through Advent as it comes complete with a booklet with daily activities and thoughts, and of course, fair trade chocolate! Real Advent Calendars, Advent candles and other Advent items can be obtained from Quench Bookshop, 19, Queen Street, Maidenhead.
Please make a contribution to Foodshare if you can. The need is a great as it has ever been. There are drop off points in each church. Please can you ensure that all donated food is within its ‘best before ‘date.
‘Knit & Natter’ Craft Group
Please note that the group will not meet on 25th October; the next meeting will be on Tuesday 8th November.
By Christopher Cromar
St John the Baptist Church, Cookham Dean
Saturdat 29th October at 7.30pm tickets £10 from David Colthup or on the door