Please encourage friends and neighbours, especially those unable to get to church, to tune in at 9am on Sundays, for the previous week’s service at St Mary's Mildenhall. There is also a Christian programme of contemporary songs between 6am & 8am.
Tinies; Mondays in term time. Are you able to join a team to help please. Setting up from 9.30am until we finish at 11.30am
Billy Graham’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
“My hope 2014”
7pm November 16th at the Baptist Church
A celebration evening of 60 years of mission in England and the rest of the world. Please come and hear Billy Graham’s special DVD message. ‘ The Cross’ . – Also pick up a prayer card to remind you to pray for someone who you could invite to come with you on Nov. 16th. – Perhaps some one who used to go to church and doesn’t now, someone who went to a Billy Graham event years ago, but who’s faith has grown cold, or someone who has yet to hear the good news of Jesus and discover His love.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Please note that now the clocks have gone back the church will be closing at 4pm and Compline on Thursdays and prayers on Saturday will be at 4pm.
Samaritans Purse – Shoebox appeal
Please bring your shoeboxes to church for Nov 2nd and someone will take them to Freckenham.-leaflets and boxes at 33p are still available. (The Shoe box service is at 3pm in St. Andrew’s, Freckenham)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Making Room for Jesus.
Before things get really busy for Christmas why not take time to gain a renewed spiritual focus on the season and come along on Wednesday evenings in November (starting Nov.5th) for a 4 week getting ready for Christmas pre-Advent course.
A group of us will be looking at the material “Cover to Cover: Making room for Jesus” by Liz Babbs.
The titles each week are: Thankfulness and Jesus, Getting ready for Jesus, Making room for Jesus and Making Time for Jesus.
The evenings will be from 7pm to 8.30pm with a cup of tea/coffee and time to chat followed by informal discussion based on short Bible passages and time to pray. (You can take part, by speaking or listening, just as you feel comfortable).
We will meet in the vicarage (or Cottage rooms if we need more space.) Please come and enjoy learning with others. Everyone is welcome.
Discovery trail - Please come and explore St. Mary’s church over Half Term
October 24th – 2nd November. Church open from 9am – 4pm
Photo sheets for 5-7 years and 8-11 years
Also trails for under 5’s and Adults .
Please bring your answers on Sunday 2nd November at 4pm
This is “All Saints Sunday” From 4pm there will be time to learn about saints, a short informal service and competition winners will be announced.
For more information, please contact Sue Leathley 01638 711930
If you are free anytime over half term, please call into the church and welcome any who may be doing the trail.
Also, please encourage any children you know tocome to do the trail and or come to the All Saints celebration at 4pm on 2nd Nov. this is an all =age time for activities, short service and Discovery trail prizes. There are invitations on the table.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Christmas is coming……………
Plans are underway for the Christmas tree festival- if you know of any other organisation or group who would like to decorate a tree, please, see Brian Sulman who is assisting Marion Turner this year. He will need to have requests for a trees returned to him by the end of October.
Any donations towards the tree festival are also welcome. Thank you.
The plans this year are to prepare the trees on the evening of Wed.Dec.3rd. For the wiring and nativity trail to be sorted out on Thurs.4th, for groups to decorate their trees on Fri.5th and Sat.6th and the lighting up service on Dec.7th at 3.30pm. We plan to open every day 9am-4pm, with the weekday mornings reserved for Schools and the tree lights on 2-4pm for viewing. Your help with welcoming and being here in the afternoons will be appreciated (a rota will be made later).
the Churches Together have been asked to sing carols at the
Mildenhall Merry Christmas Community evening on Thurs.Dec.4th.
This year we will accompany the lantern parade from the Cottage rooms, (5.30pm) singing as we walk to the market area. Then there will be “Pause for thought” and lighting of the town tree, followed by us singing from 6-6.15pm in the market place.
Please come and help us to sing out the joy of Christmas and put the true meaning of Christmas at the centre of the evening.
Forest Heath Council will be running a lantern making workshop all day on Sat. Nov.22nd in the Cottage Rooms to make lanterns for the parade, all are welcome.
We now have a new copier, this will be used for church communications.
Also if you have any personal coping please come and see Jane on Fridays.
A4 single side black and white copies will be 5p and colour 25p. If you provide photo paper we can also copy your photographs