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St Anne's enjoys working hard and playing hard together as a church family. Therefore there are regular events for the family to get involved in which are listed on the left. However, the regular weekly newsletter items will be posted below to give an overall feel of what is happening at our church.
Open the Book - A small group of volunteers from local churches go into primary schools to take a weekly assembly called 'Open the Book'. The material is all supplied and well received. The team for Hanham Abbots School need one or two more helpers to assist with a Thursday morning assembly. If you can help or to find out more please speak with Sue Dean on 9323633.
THE CARE TEAM needs you! If you are able to give very occasional help to church members in need of a lift, some shopping or a home visit please speak with Doreen Lindup or Becky Reynolds. This is an important part of our ministry to each other.
Items for the Julian Trust to be placed in the basket at the back of church please. specifically requested are: UHT milk, tinned tomatoes, tinned tuna, squash, tinned custard, margarine and washing powder. With the darker, colder nights coming they would appreciate gifts of blankets & sleeping bags in addition to food to assist Bristol's homeless & rough sleepers.
For those of the congregation who attend the Sunday 9.00 am service you are asked to note that on the 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month this will be a reflective Morning Prayer service rather than the usual Communion. Your continued support to the service and to our lay ministers who will generally be leading the reflective services will be greatly appreciated.
We are still much in need of extra help for cleaning the Orchard Rooms. This is done on a rota basis & if we are unable to ﬁnd additional help the PCC will need to consider employing somebody so that the rooms are kept presentable for church and other users. Please speak to Linda Summers, Bob Kilmastser or a warden to ﬁnd out more or offer help.
The “St Anne’s Shed” (our churchyard working party) meets on Monday afternoons @ 1.30pm
Panto time from the What If Production Group is fast approaching. Tickets for 'Beauty & the Beast' are running out. They are now only available for Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd November. Talk to Dan or book online at www.wipg.org.uk before they sell out!
Morning of Prayer. On Saturday 25th Nov from 9 am - 12 midday. Starting in St Anne's, this will be a chance to gather to pray for the church - especially for our Christmas outreach. It will include worship, large and small group prayer, a coffee break and a prayer walk over to UCLG - finishing there at 12 midday. Do join us if you can for this start to the season of Advent. All Are Welcome.
Longwell Green Orchestra are giving a concert on Saturday 25th November at Kings Oak Academy, Kingswood at 7.30pm. It will include music from the movies and tickets can be bought on line or at the door. All money raised will go to 'Above & Beyond' a charity supporting the Bristol City Centre Hospitals.
ADVANCE NOTICE: HOPE 2018 - in April 2018 about 800 young volunteers will be taking on some local care & outreach projects, 400 of these will be from outside Bristol. St Anne's is to be involved in this by hosting a group and identifying local projects for them. Please pray for this and watch out for more details.
The Church Weekend Away at Brunel Manor has been booked for 5th to 7th October 2018. We need to get an idea of numbers wishing to attend as soon as possible and there is a form at the back of the church for you to indicate your interest. To help you decide there are also brochures to take away. The cost for food and room is £139pp, Children 0-5 years Free, 6-12 years £34.75p, 13-17 years £69.50p. If you wish to spread the cost this can be arranged through Molly. Please sign up as soon as possible - you are assured of an enjoyable time!
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