Forest Heath Community Radio station 105.3 fm ("Zack fm")
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.
Calling all cyclists would you be able or do you know anyone who would like to cycle on Sat. Sept 13th in the Suffok Historic Churches cycle ride. Please see Andy Borrett for a sponsor form. ( The idea is to cycle to any number of participating churches )
Giving Have you spotted the new poster explaining he need for donations and the targets we need to reach. This is aimed at visitors who may have no idea of the huge overheads a church this size carries. Or they may not realize that we are totoally reliant on donations, and are not funded by the government and local councils. We hope that this poster may prompt visitors to give . We hope to see steady growth towards a target of £52,000 ( this is apart from additional costs for repairs and maintenance.) If you are able to review how much you are able to regularly give, or to give extra on occaisons, that would also be appreciated. Signing a gift aid form ( for tax payers ) will also benefit our funds. ( If you are able to be a part of this, confidental arrangement, please speak to Stephanie Palmer). Thank you for all you give.
Fun Food Faith - August 31st 4-5.30pm
“Summer special “
A variety of activities and games for all ages.
(outside weather permitting)
with a short service and tea.
Candles for Remembering - As the centenary of the outback of Word war 1 approaches, the Royal British Legion are encouragingus to mark this by switching off the lights on Monday August 4th between 10-11pm and lighting acandle. Special candles are available at M & S for £4. ( If you would like to buy one, please see Sue Syvret who has offered to bring them from Bury.)
Ministries fair – An opportunity to explore different ministries - reader, lay pastors, local evangelists, ordained ministry (paid and self supporting) and pioneer ministers at St. Nicholas Centre, Ipswich 30th September 7-9pm. Please see leaflets on the table at the back of church.
The voice of Hope – Please pick up a copy (free) of 40 undated devotional daily readings
Local giving Advisors ( LGA’s) The diocese are encouraging us to have someone who will help inspire generous giving. ( LGA’s need to be recommended by the PCC , be good comunicators, plus be committed to Christian Stewardship.) A training week-end is on offer at Belsey Bridge on 26th Sept. 4pm. covering practical resources and ways to raise parish income, through mission and community involvement. There is no charge. for this. If interested see the “Gving in Grace” leaflet and speak to Sue.
Open tower Sunday 24th August 2-6pm & Monday 25th August noon – 6pm
If you are able to help, with stewarding at the base, middle or top of the tower, or serving refreshments, please sign the rota on the board at the back of church. We can only hold this event if we have enough people in place to make it safe. If you are able to bring cakes or other goodies for refreshments, please do. ( Cakes will be cut and served in portions) This weekend is important in our contact with the community and to raise funds. Please take a poster if you can get it put up some where to advertise.
Confirmation - If anyone – adult , teenager,( or younger if ready) would like to explore the possibility of being confirmed this Autumn, please see Sue. Short courses will be run to discover more about matters of faith.
Mabbs Hall - Are you able to be part of a team (hopefully along with other churches in the town) to help with short services at Mabbs Hall. These will probably be on Tuesday afternoons once a month. This is a good opportunity to encourage the residents.
We now have a new copier, this will be used for church
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
August 3rd at 6.30pm - There will be a service of Evening Prayer to remember the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1. There will be time to reflect and pray. Mildenhall roll of honour will be read. Everyone is welcome, please invite others.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Over the next weeks and months, the puzzle tables will be back in church. please take time to enjoy doing the puzzles. It’s a good opportunity to spend time in church when you can be with others and say hello to visitors