Thank you to everyone who helped with the Bike ride and Stride, the Open Tower and Mildenhall showcase day. In spite of the dull weather we did have 49 people climb the tower - raising about £200, also several visitors to the church.
Friday 30th September - 7pm
‘Life in the Himalayas’
An illustrated talk about Nepal and Bhutan
By Sue Leathley
bring snacks and finger food –
Hot and cold drinks will be provided
Sunday 25th September 4pm Harvest Tea ‘Giving Hunger the boot’ – Farm Africa
Activities, crafts, quizzes
Please come wearing your clean wellies ready for the decorated welly competition. Followed by short harvest service and shared tea. Please bring food to share, cut and ready to eat on a plate
Sandwiches, savouries, cake
Wednesday 28th September
Mildenhall Lodge Harvest Service
Sunday 2nd October
11am Thanksgiving - ‘Spend a Penny’
4pm Mabbs Hall Harvest Service
Help to flush away poverty
2.4.billion people don’t have a loo
Around a third of the world’s population have to use fields, streams, rivers, railway lines, canal banks, roadsides, plastic bags, or disease-breeding buckets.
Toilet twinning raises funds to enable people living in poor communities to have clean water, a basic toilet, and to learn about hygiene – a vital combination that helps end generational poverty.
For £60 we can twin our toilet with a single, household latrine in an impoverished community.
Children’s Society boxes
Please get your boxes ready to return to Joanne Wilcox. Please make sure you give them to Joanne or Suzanne, do not leave them unattended in church. Thank you Your change will bring change to the most vulnerable young people
at Bell Hotel
with Fish & chip supper
or veg option
6.45 for 7pm
Tickets £7.50 available from Sue or Jean
Teams to be made up on the night
at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral on Saturday 29th October
Workshop and music for teenagers across the diocese Cost £5
Please speak to Sue as you need to book for this event
Samaritans purse -Operation Christmas child Shoe box appeal
It's time to start thinking about filling your shoeboxes, ready for the Service at Freckenham on Sunday 6th November at 3pm
There will be a Coffee Morning on Tuesday 4th October at Freckenham Village Hall 10.30 – 12, where you will be able to purchase bits and pieces for your shoeboxes
Recycling Along with the bee world area, as part of our mandate to look after God’s creation we are trying to re-cycle as much as we can. To help in this- please separate the rubbish – In the waste paper baskets- for the blue bin- dry cardboard (please empty left over dregs of coffee and tea from paper cups before putting in the basket), tinfoil, re-cyclable plastic eg. plastic bottles. Plastic bags, cellophane, matchsticks and other things which are presently un-recyclable need to be put in the red bins which are emptied into the grey bins. Thanks.
News for your interest and for your help in putting into action:
1. The grass in the area under the trees opposite the north door is beginning to grow, so the red fencing will be taken away. However, we still need to let this grass become established. So, please avoid parking here. There are now signs on the spaces next to the Cottage rooms as a reminder that these are for people coming to the church who have limited mobility.
2. The fire policy requires a 2nd exit to be open - this will usually be the south door. We will need to do a fire drill in a service soon- as soon as we have the welcome team primed about their roles.
3. Please continue to help to keep distractions to a minimum, by waiting to move from, or to your seat during a pause in the service or a hymn. This is especially so during for example the important time of banns being read, the quiet of prayers, of notices being given, or other times of focusing and listening. Thank you.
4. At a Holy Communion service, for health reasons, as an alternative to taking wine from the chalice, we have some small cups to save you trying to dip your bread in the chalice and the problems that come from this. So, please allow the Holy Communion assistant to give you a small cup and then give it back to them after you have drunk the wine. Thank you. 5. The church may stay open until 8pm on light evenings to allow more people to visit.
6. If you would like to make your gifts to the church by a standing order directly into the church account this would be very welcome. If you are giving in this way, please do not feel that you need to put something on the plate when it passes. Or, if you feel strongly that you would like to have something to put on the plate, we could make a card for you to put on, as a symbol of your gift.
7. If you would like to set up a standing order please speak to Stephanie Palmer. Also, please see her if you area tax payer and you have not yet signed a Gift Aid declaration. This enables the church to reclaim the tax that you have paid on which will increase your gift at no extra cost to yourself. Thank you.