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February 12, 2018

Church News 11th February, 2018

Saturday Coffee@St Marys
thanks to all those that came to the coffee morning on 3rd February and for all the helpers. We managed to raise £135 so a big thank you to all that came. The next coffee morning is on Saturday 10th March. We are looking for people to run it. Many people are prepared to help with things.

W!SH (Women’s Social Hub)
The next meeting is on Tuesday 20th February at 2:00 pm. We meet in the downstairs room @St Marys and new members are always made welcome. Do come for a chat, games (optional), refreshments and a raffle; all for a £2 donation.

Mothers’ Union
The M.U. Deanery A.G.M. is on Monday 26th February at 10:00 for 10:30 am in the Minster Rooms. There will be a speaker on Homelessness, also literature and bring and buy stalls. Tea/coffee with bring and share lunch. This is open to everyone. Please ask if you would like a lift. Many thanks Heather.

Christian Aid
There will be a sponsored knit for Christian Aid on Thursday 8th March from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Methodist Church foyer. If you would like to support this either by joining the knitters or by sponsoring please see Patricia.

Lent Lunches 2018
We will be serving Lent Lunches in St Marys Centre on the five Mondays of Lent: 19th February to 19th March inclusive, Soup and a Roll (Vegetarian option available), Coffee/Tea and Biscuits. Donations, after expenses, will be sent to support the work of Christian Aid. Please come along, and invite your friends. It would be helpful if you could indicate, on the list in the church, when you expect to join us. But if you haven’t signed, please come anyway!.

The Bible Course
This will be held once a week over 8 sessions excluding Holy Week; will have both and afternoon and evening option  – starting Tuesday 20th February 7 pm Combe St Nicholas Methodist Church; or Wednesday 21st February 2 pm @ St Marys Centre, chard.  All are welcome to attend either course. If you are interested then please contact Georgina or Katherine.

Already done the Bible course? Then this is for you.

Live Lent Course: 
Across St Mary’s Chard and the Cloverleaf Benefice, this course from the Church of England; a six- week discipleship journey in 2018 through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness. Runs each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day and provides a short reading, a pause for reflection and prayer, and an idea for a simple action that will enable the light of Jesus to shine through our everyday lives. If you would like to join a group which will meet once a week during Lent, these will be starting: Monday 19th February at 10:00 am at 16 Middle touches, Chard and Wednesday 21st February at 7:30 pm @ St Mary’s

All are welcome to either attend the group or use the course individually. Please contact Georgina or Katharine for more details.

Both these courses require you to purchase a booklet for £4.99 and £2.99 respectively. Please ask us in advance if possible so we can get them in good time. 

Earth Day
On Saturday March 24th “Sustainable Chard will be holding another Earth Day” at the Guildhall. During the morning from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm we will have the opportunity to work with creating art and practical objects with items that go out for recycling in any way. We need jam jars especially and lots of helpers and other ideas. Please help us to make this work as the Church needs to show that as an institution and individuals we are prepared to think about the creation God has given us and to be aware of our need to be good stewards, both at home and in the Church environment. Offers of help to Rec Georgina and items for the sculptures etc in the box at the back of the church please.

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