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pew sheet 28.10.2018

CHRISTMAS SERVICES 

Advent

Tuesdays from 20th November - Advent course  .

Saturday 1st December at 3pm Advent Carol Service 

Sunday 2nd December at 11am All Age Advent 

Christmas Fayre

No Christmas Fayre this year.

Saturday 8th December from 10am to 3pm  “Nativity Festivity” in church  

Christingle

Sunday 9th December at 9am Said Communion  (No 11am service)

Sunday 9th December at 3pm Christingle in church  

Carol Service and Carol Singing

Wednesday 19th December in church at 6pm with drama, dramatic readings, puppets and school choir

Tuesday 18th December at 2pm singing carols at Grantham Hospital

Various evenings - Pop up Carols around the parish  

Nativities

Welcome all to host the travelling nativity.

Large nativity scene to be built at the church gate 

Christmas Eve

4pm Crib Service

11.30pm Midnight Christmas Communion  

Christmas Day

10.30am All Age Christmas 

Said Communion after the All Age service 

 

Shoeboxes

Shoeboxes for Christmas will be in church ready for collection and filling ready for Christmas. They will need to be finished by November 19th. Thank you 

Poppies

We are looking for volunteers to knit/crochet poppies ready for a Remembrance Sunday display. Please see Jean Cornford for details.


Refreshments

Please put a few coins in the donations bowl when you enjoy a tea or coffee at the end of our services if you are able.  The money is used to fund the wonderful floral displays that our flower arrangers create. 

Sleaford Talking Newspaper 

Sleaford Talking Newspaper needs some Readers or Recording Technicians to help record news from our local papers to blind or partially sighted people in our area. The recordings are done on a Wednesday afternoon or evening. If this interests you please give Howard Sanders, Chairman, a call on 01529 414047 

 Christmas Jesse Tree Decorations

During November Sunday School will be making decorations for a Jesse Tree. We would like the rest of the congregation to join in this activity. There are information sheets at the back of the church or speak to Jaki. There are craft materials available if you need some and also a folder of outlines if you would like to colour some in.

If your decoration is ready to hang please bring it to the services in December. If it needs to have ribbon added for hanging please can you let Jaki have it by the end of November.


Request from Rev. Heather

Sometimes people are admitted to hospital unexpectedly. Relatives may travel distances and then find they need to stay overnight and often find they have no toiletries. Would you like to help us to provide them with toothpaste, soap, wash bags, flannels, deodorants (both male and female), shower gel, toothbrushes?  

Stewards

We are desperately in need of new stewards to meet and greet at the beginning of services and to help, if necessary, during the service. If you would like to know more, please talk to Jaki Lowder or Rev. Mark

Mission Shaped Ministry Course

Details of a course for those interested in exploring mission is on the display board.  The course is being run in Sleaford from September to March next year.  Please see Mark if interested.

Church Cleaning

A few faithful people clean the church on a regular basis.  If you are able to help occasionally or regularly please have a word with Jaki

Request

Please would you save the plastic tops from milk containers as they can be collected to aid the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. There will be a container available in church.

 Would you like to celebrate or remember an event? It is now possible to sponsor the flowers in church on a Sunday morning. Your donation, however small, will help to pay for the flowers and your celebration/remembrance will be noted in the pew sheet on the Sunday in question. Please see either of the Churchwardens who will be happy to help.

Tea and cleaning rota

If you like to help out with the tea serving and cleaning rota, please talk to Jaki. She would be most happy to hear from you

Sponsor an Organ Pipe

If you haven't already done so, you are invited to sponsor an organ pipe to help pay for the recent refurbishment of the organ. Please see the display at the back of church and speak to Sally-Anne or Rev Mark. So far we have raised in excess of £300 in sponsorship with more donations promised. Click here for more details

50/50 club

One of our church fund-raisers is the 50-50 club. It costs £12 a year, with half the money going to the church and the other half is prize money. If you would like to join, please see Doug or Jean Cornford.

During the year we are putting on a number of fun events and fund raising events. We would like to put a small group together to help plan the events. If you are interested in helping with a single event or with the planning of our year ahead, please have a chat with Rev Mark or Carol

EASY FUNDRAISING

 Raising funds for St Botolph's Church goes on all year round and one easy way of doing this is to use the Easy Fundraising website: 

www.easyfundraising.org.uk

It is easy to register, then when asked which cause you wish to support, type in St Botolph's Quarrington.
Whenever you make a purchase go to the Easyfudraising website or app, look up the retailer and click to transfer to the chosen website, any purchase you then make will qualify for a donation.
Retailers taking part include: Amazon, Tesco (including grocery shopping), Marks and Spencer, Premier Inn, Early Learning, Thomas Cook and countless others.
Have a look at the website to see if your favourite store/retailer is included then get shopping and help to raise lots of money for our church