Attachments – (2) Secretary Brief, Advent Carol Trail

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I am delighted that Sharon B has offered to be our new treasurer. The Church Council tomorrow night are not expecting to be knocked over in the rush for others to volunteer so I fully expect we will formalise her appointment.

Sharon recently became our Gift Aid secretary. It is best practice that someone else should take on this job. Please pray.

We still need a Church Council secretary. Sarah has written a brief of what she used to do as secretary and this is attached.

To whoever is secretary next.docx

Prayer Diary
People
Colleen
Peter and Wendy

Unwell
John (Sharon B’s Dad)
Colleen
Bishop Peter

Roads
Fowey Close
St Ives Close
St Agnes Close

Community
For all the restaurants and cafés now operating as take out services.

Mission Partners
For West End Impact, Morecambe delivering food parcels and hit meals to those in need during lock-down.

Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer next week by Zoom is on Monday and Wednesday at 9.00 a.m. Email me for the joining code if you are not on the ‘regulars’ list.

 

Update on Bishop Peter
Bishop Peter thanks all the churches in the Diocese for their prayer support which he has appreciated. This week he was embarking on a third (and quite nasty) course of chemotherapy in preparation for a stem cell transplant (suitable donors have been located). He will be in hospital for four or five weeks.

Prayer Zoom (A month of prayer for our nation)
We are continuing to follow the month of prayer for the nation. Daily video prayers are available to watch and pray with – none last more than 2 minutes so maybe bookmark one to watch and pray when next boiling the kettle for a cuppa. If you have a little more time, consider following these Stations of Hope, 15 takes on life and ministry at the moment (one led by Rev’d Jo Stobbart, former Trendlewood member).

You’re invited to join us each week on Thursday for Night Prayer at 8pm with a focus on lock-down. If you would like prayer resources in a paper or alternative format, please get in touch.

Contact us for the Zoom link.

Sunday (22/11)
For this week’s Sunday service I have recorded the next in our series on James. We reach James 4:13-17. I have given it the title ‘Your Will be Done’. Derek leads our worship in song.

It will be available on YouTube.

There will be some extra resources for children on the website.

To join in Zoom Coffee afterwards ask for the link:

As it is the fourth Sunday here is the monthly reminder to keep the food-bank topped up. Donations can come the the Vicarage if it makes life easier for you.

 

Advent Carol Trail
I attach a note from Liz about the above. Please read, check the links and see if you could be involved in this interesting outreach to our local community.

ADVENT CAROL TRAIL 2.pdf

 

Commitment Sunday Postponed
Our finances are in good order (thanks Jenny) and our spending plans for 2021 depend a lot on how soon we can get back on track with our vision of employing someone to work in the community with children and young families.

Thank you so much to all of you who have continued to give generously this year. It may be appropriate (the Church Council will discuss) for us to be prepared to offer financial support to other churches who have seen a drop in income (those who make money from hire of buildings have been particularly hit).

For now there will be no formal Commitment Sunday this year and I simply ask all members to review their giving and consider increasing in line with inflation if possible. We will have a public offering of commitment in the New Year when we are able to meet.

 

Christmas Trees (6/12)
Nailsea School PTA are selling Christmas trees on Sunday afternoon December 6th in aid of funds. Details on this Facebook link. Pre-ordered trees can be collected in the morning, followed by general sales.

Drive-in Carols (20/12)
Michelle is organising a drive-in carol service for December 20th at Nailsea School at 4.00 p.m. It may be that, due to high demand, it will be repeated at 6.00 p.m. If you would like to take your car please book in with Michelle and give her your vehicle registration number. There will be opportunities to serve as stewards, parking in other car parks or walking.

At the last count 87 of the 100 spaces had been taken.


Home Groups
Could your home group multiply in order to grow? Could you, rather than wait to join an existing home group, start a new one? Could your home group organise outreach activities in order to recruit new members from outside the Christian community? These are great questions. Michelle is going to be overseeing our home group life for the next few months so do share any ideas you have with her.

 

General Job Vacancies

  • Children’s work co-ordinator and week-by-week helpers
  • Gift Aid Secretary and Church Council secretary
  • We desperately need more help with the laptop. Would you learn to do this?

Details of all these jobs available from wardens or clergy. Do have an informal chat.

 

With love,

 

 

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