Notices For This Week…

 

 

Dates for the Coming Week

Saturday 23 September
2.30 pm  Licensing of Lay Ministers at Peterborough Cathedral.  This is a special occasion for our Church as Jackie Brooks Cheesman will be licensed to Gleneagles Church as a Lay Evangelist.
Sunday 24 September

9.30  Prayer before the service.
10.30  Morning Service with Holy Communion.

Topic: The Minor Prophets (2) Joel – it would be helpful if you could please read the book beforehand
6.30 pm  Sunday Youth Group at the Benoys, 56 Hatton Park Road
Monday 25 September
10.30 am Monday Ladies’ Group at Sarah’s, 3 Kilborn Close
Tuesday 26 September
10.30 am Prayer for the Building at the Vicarage, 20 Ribble Close
8.00pm Exploring the Christian Faith at Ali’s, 18 Landseer Close
Wednesday 27 September
Fish ‘n Chips for Gleneagles – Grand Re-opening of Agatha’s Fish & Chips shop at 11 Farm Road NN8 4UF (near the new church site).  All takings from this first day are being donated to Gleneagles Church Building Fund and Melvyn has been asked to pray a blessing there at 4.00 pm.  Please come along and buy your fish and chips any time from 4.30 pm on and, if you’d like to, eat them in the comfort of Gleneagles Social Club (Grafton Close NN8 5WA (opposite Tesco Express)).
For those who like wine with their meal it is Wine Wednesday and there is a special offer on.
Thursday 28 September
1.30 pm  Wellitots at Gleneagles Social Club, 36 Grafton Close NN8 5WA
5.30 pm   PAT testing of our electrical items in Redwell School Hall
6.00 pm Ignite in Redwell School sports hall – ‘James and Games’
Friday 29 September
8.00 pm  Men’s 5-a-side Football at Redwell Leisure Centre


Coming Up
Sunday 1 October
Macmillan Coffee Morning –  we will be holding a Macmillan coffee morning instead of our normal coffee time after church. As well as goodies to buy for this good cause, we will also be testing filter coffees and various teas as we decide what to offer at our after church coffee times.
Come and vote for your favourite! It would be much appreciated if a few people could bake a cake or biscuits for that day.
2.00 pm  – There will be a litter pick starting at the Social Club with refreshments at the end. This is a good opportunity to serve our community.
6.00 – 8.00 pm  Diocesan Youth Event – Sparks Fire Church!

at 3 White Delves, Wellingborough NN8 5XW. Join other young people aged 11+ from churches in the Wellingborough area for an evening outdoors around a bonfire, playing games, toasting marshmallows, sharing stories, music and chat.  Come along – and bring a friend!  Mark says those who go to Recharge can meet as normal at 18 Landseer Close at 5.30pm for a slice of pizza before walking over.  Let Mark know if you are coming and ask him if you have any questions (risk.engineering@googlemail.com).  A consent form will be needed for under 18s.  Please contact Mark for a copy.

Saturday 7 October 8.30 am
Churches Together in Wellingborough Breakfast at St Edmund Campion Church, Henshaw Road (please note updated information), with special guest speaker Peter Grant.

Peter is the Co-Director of Restored, an international Christian alliance dedicated to ending violence against women. Restored works with churches to prevent and respond to sexual and domestic abuse. Peter also leads Restored’s First Man Standing campaign, which asks men to respect women and to challenge other men as to their attitudes and behaviour.  Peter was previously the International Director of Tearfund, with responsibility for its worldwide programmes. He has also been a Director for the UK Government’s Department for International Development. His work and other travels have taken him to 80 countries around the world.
Peter is married to Stella. They met in Malawi, live in South London, where they are members of Streatham Baptist Church, and have two grown up children. When their family was young, they lived for three years in Bangladesh, which remains close to their hearts. Peter is the author of Poor No More (Monarch, 2008), which outlines a Christian response to poverty.
Peter will have much to say that will be worth listening to as we endeavour to make a difference in our communities.
Everyone is welcome to attend.  If you’d like to go please let Melvyn know and he’ll book you in.


Urgent Petition for the Foreign Secretary

from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). Hundreds of Christians and other religious minorities in Central Nigeria have been killed by Fulani militia. Villages are being destroyed. Men, women and children are being murdered.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide are raising a petition to go the Foreign Secretary to ask him to urge the Nigerian Government to protect Christians and other religious minorities from attacks by the Fulani militia, to compensate the victims, and to ensure the arrest and prosecution of those who carry out these atrocities. Everyone will have heard of Boko Haram, but the Fulani militia are named as being the 4th most dangerous terrorist group in the world.
Steph Gledhill our CSW Church Ambassador has a petition and will be available to give more information at our service on 24 September.  Please sign up and support all of these Nigerians as they are in difficult and dangerous situation.Ebay Pre-Christmas Sales
Sorry to mention Christmas so early but we are approaching the peak selling period on Ebay for Christmas toy and game sales. So if you are having a clear out of the toy cupboard to make room for the new stuff and you are happy to donate them for the church building fund-raising please get in touch. Games must be complete and in good saleable condition. Items need to be listed on Ebay by the end of November to allow a 10 day listing period and to guarantee that they would arrive in the post before Christmas. Happy to collect items for sale if transport is a problem. Also thank you to all who have generously donated throughout the year.

Jane Bell, 2 The Drive NN8 2DE
01933 442458Job Vacancy
Whitefriars Church in Rushden is looking for a Ministry Resources Manager.  Click here for full details.


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