St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

Sharing God's Love

GIFT DAY - Today is our Gift Day for the Digital Projection System.   This is an exciting development for St. Mary’s and we warmly commend this to your prayers.  If you have not already had a leaflet explaining how you can give, these are available at the back of church. Above all, please pray – we are excited about all that God is doing. Mark.

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH - Newer members of St. Mary’s congregation may not be aware that each year, on Christmas Day, we welcome local residents (individuals or couples) who may otherwise spend the day alone, to a traditional and joyful Christmas lunch celebration from 12 noon to 3.30pm. Some guests have enjoyed being part of our company for many years and our custom is to re- issue an invitation to everyone who has previously attended. We are always happy to welcome new guests so if you (or someone you know) would like to be included, please supply me with the details. The event is organised and hosted by a team of volunteers and funded by donations. If you would like to help with advance preparations, or offer your time on Christmas day, then please complete one of the separate flyers, which can be found with the welcome team. Speak to me if you need any additional information. If you would like to make a donation and are a taxpayer, then please complete one of the gift aid envelopes. A Christmas post box will be left at the back of Church for all replies. I look forward to hearing from you! Cori 

CAKE STALL - There will be a cake stall in the coffee pot every Tuesday in December i e, the 4th, 11th and 18th December. Mary.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – A date for your diary – Breakfast with Santa will take place this year on Saturday 8th December from 10.00am until 12 noon in St. Mary’s Hall.  For further details please speak to Lesley or Michelle.

CHRISTMAS NATIVITY OUTFITS  - Is anyone handy with a needle and prepared to make some Angel outfits please? We are also in need of a donkey outfit as ours went missing! Some children come dressed up for the Nativity service but many don't and do enjoy taking part in the service. So extra outfits are always useful. Jude 

 2019 CALENDARS - Attractive Calendars, priced £6.00 each, featuring Nottinghamshire churches are now available from Brian or any of the bell-ringers. Proceeds to go to the Diocesan Bell Fund.

BEREAVEMENT LISTENING -The next Bereavement Listening and Information hour will be on Wednesday 12th December, 11.00am to 12 noon in St. Anne's Meeting room, New Rd., Radcliffe. A warm welcome with tea & coffee awaits you however recent or long ago the Bereavement. 
Iris McLean

TRAIDCRAFT (FAIR TRADE) - You might have seen in the news recently that Traidcraft is facing difficult times. Since 1979, Traidcraft has been pioneering fair trade in the UK. Today, the business is in a period of consultation, planning a way it can work sustainably in the future. But it needs your help.  Traidcraft currently works with over 100 producers from 30 countries. This autumn season is Traidcraft’s most impactful yet, and it needs to be a success. Currently David Noy has a Fair Trade stall most Thursdays in Coffee Pot.  Please support to help preserve Traidcraft’s valuable work.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL - Newark Parish Church’s 11th Christmas Tree Festival will take place from December 1st to 9th. Over 120 trees will be decorated by local schools, charities, organisations and businesses. Opening times are Saturdays: 9.30am - 5pm; Sundays: 12.30am - 4.30pm; Monday –Friday: 10.00am - 4.30pm. Entrance fee - Adults £2.00, Children 50p. There will be refreshments, Christmas cards, stalls, and music.

 STREET COLLECTION FOR FRAMEWORKChristine Anderson of the Methodist Church is organising a street collection for the charity Framework. Taking place on Saturday 15th December between 8.30am and 1.30pm, if anyone can spare an hour to stand with a collection tin please have a word with Christine 

You are most welcome to stay for refreshments after each Sunday service, to enjoy each other’s company and to welcome both newcomers and visitors.

Please pray for the future of Messy Church at Shelford and the future of children’s ministry at St. Mary’s and St. Peter & St. Paul’s.

 Please pray for Rock Solid, which will be in St. Mary’s Hall on  Sunday 16th December, for its members and for those who give their time to help run it.

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