DEFICIT APPEAL my spontaneous appeal to the congregation recently, after the 10 am service, seems at the time of going to print to be yielding around about £13,000 with Gift Aid. I am extremely grateful to all those of you who responded at that moment in time and committed so much, so quickly. Taking the lead in offering £1000, other members of the congregation did the same. If you feel you can contribute anything at all as a one off gift to help us cope with our anticipated £10-20,000 deficit, that would be fabulous, and thank you. Kevan
THE CHURCH SHOP is now filling up with Christmas cards, Advent calendars and candles, nativities and all sorts of inexpensive gifts. Do please come and have a browse. All the profits from the shop go to the Church so you support really helps. We look forward to seeing you.
Also, a little plea. If you are having a clear out of your books do think of us, we do a good trade selling second hand books and our stocks are rather low at the moment.
Ipswich Night Shelter - Items are needed for the men and ladies who use this facility. The items are: Pyjamas, Slippers, Underwear, Socks, Hats, Gloves, Sponge Bags and Toiletries. The Night Shelter will be starting in October and runs through to late March. Items can be bought quite cheaply through local shops. If you are able to help items can be left in Church labelled for the attention of Mothers Union and can then be distributed to the Action & Outreach Coordinator. Many thanks for any help given. Sleeping bags (not blankets or duvets) are also desperately needed. Sleeping Bags need to be taken to the Salvation Army Hall please.
The funeral of Mrs Joan Budge will take place on Tuesday 20th November at 11.30am at St John's Church, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7PW. No flowers please, but if desired donations may be left at the back of Church after the Service for a charity yet to be chosen.
Contemplative prayer- the next session will be on Wednesday 14 November at 8pm at 4 Saxon Way. Everyone welcome. Contact is Michael 387280
SALVATION ARMY In the 12 months from October 2017 to October 2018 we have given £3,161.25 + Gift Aided envelopes to the Salvation Army.
· In church collection £2,151.50 most of this is gift aided
· Christmas Carol Service collection was £1,009.75.
· Plus all the Non- Perishable HARVEST Gifts for the food Bank.
JESS is a 12-year-old cat who urgently needs a loving home. Her owner is moving into care and is unable to take her. Jess, who is mainly white with some black patches, is a neutered female, fully vaccinated. She enjoys access to a garden, and is more suited to living with adults in a quiet home with no other animals. Could you, or anyone you know, give Jess the understanding new home she so badly needs? If so, please phone Jan on 01394 388375. Thank you.
AUTUMN FAIR – Saturday 24th November (10 a.m - 12 noon) There will be stalls for cakes/produce, gifts, books, raffle, new items, raffle and refreshments, plus a competition or two. You are invited to attend and/or asked to help and/or send in items for the stalls. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the Church - all offers welcomed! In aid of Church 'housekeeping' funds. Your support is needed, please!
GIVING IN CHURCH
Giving for church can be done in various ways:-
For the last two money can be gift aided by signing a form provided by the church.
Pew envelopes are aimed at visitors and casual worshippers who wish to donate using gift aid and so fill in the details required on the front. These are not intended to be used by regular givers who should be part of the Envelope Scheme.
2. Numbered envelopes (Envelope Scheme) are for regular giving and may also be used for gift aid by completing a ‘one off’ form available at the back of church. You can join this scheme at any time.
Anyone who wishes to join the numbered scheme should speak to John or Anne Wright in church or on 01394 383690.
The new numbered envelopes for the year beginning 2nd December 2018 will be available for collection in church on 18th November.
Any Enquiries about gift aid to Colin Birkbeck on 01394 385022 or at church.
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