Sunday 10th December – Parade and Toy service at 9.30 am. We will be collecting unwrapped gifts to be distributed locally by Welcare before Christmas. There will be a cake sale after the service raising funds for the Children’s Society.
FOCUS Christmas Party – Everyone is welcome on Thursday 14th at 7 pm in the church hall. Please bring a plate of either savoury or sweet food to share.
FOCUS Christmas Lunch, Friday 15th December – Please meet at the Woodman pub at 12.45 pm for lunch at 1pm.
Mothers’ Union Christmas Lunch – Could all members please pay the remainder of the cost of the Christmas lunch to Dot Knight after the 9.30 Eucharist or at the next meeting on Wednesday 13 December.
Angel Shower – Churches together in Orpington are again planning to distribute knitted “angels” each with a tag that gives a blessing to the recipient. If you would like to take part, we need as many as possible before Sunday 17 December when they will be “commissioned”. Please put them in the box by the east door or speak to the Curate for more details.
Carol Singing – Please come and sing at the Walnuts on Saturday from 10am to 12 noon in aid of the Children’s Society (please meet at the indoor cafe in the Walnuts precinct at 9.45 am) and at the Saxon Day Centre on Wednesday 13 December from 1.30pm to 2.15pm (please sign up on the noticeboard).
Brass Cleaning Rota – Help Needed. If anyone is able to join the rota, please speak to Jean Reeve (871925). This only involves cleaning the brass 4 or 5 times a year.
Stamps – Mary Hart is collecting used postage stamps, both UK and international, which are then sold throughout the year to raise funds for the Bible Society. It helps if you trim to a quarter inch margin. Thank you.
Volunteer Admin Role in Tanzania – A volunteer administrator is required at St Philip’s Theological College in Kongwa, Tanzania. Further details are on the noticeboard.
Food Bank – The current needs are for small jars of coffee, UHT fruit juice, tinned ham, tinned salmon, toiletries (especially ladies’ deodorants), toilet rolls,, washing up liquid, washing detergent and 10p supermarket ‘Bags for Life’. Thank you.