CCW News: Christ Church Woodford News Update
28th September 2023
Church Magazine: October / November Edition: Hot off the press!
Our Church magazine is just out – thank you to Graham, and all the contributors, for all your hard work. Our thanks to the team of distributors too. And you can look up a digital copy on our website (thank you to David Jones for putting it on there). Lots of interesting articles… as ever!
Harvest Festival Last Sunday: Thank you
Thank you to all those who worked so hard to bring our Harvest Festival together. The Church was beautifully decorated (thank you to Jackie and her team) and it was good to have our Choir singing out. Thank you as well to those who brought donations to Church – these will be going onto the Foodbank (and again, thank you to everyone for your on-going support of the Foodbank – a large car load went down the other day).
Harvest Lunch yesterday (Wednesday 27th Sept): Great to have Church Lunch back!
It was great to have a Church Lunch back yesterday, and it was so good to see the Hall full of people. Thank you to Elaine & Heather for bringing things together, to all those who contributed, and to everyone who came along. And we were all done well before Storm Agnes came!
Good Book Group: Yesterday evening and the October Sessions
Yesterday, in the evening, we also had the next of our Good Book Groups sessions on John’s Gospel, where we looked together at John 6. It was lovely to have folk here at the Vicarage as we looked at God’s Word together. Just a reminder, they happen at the Vicarage and the Monday session is at 2.30pm and the Wednesday one at 7.30pm (and they repeat the same session). Everyone is welcome whether you’ve been to a group before or not. October’s dates (where we will be looking at John 7) are: Monday 9th Oct (2.30pm) & Wed 25th Oct (7.30pm).
Prayer Meeting: In Person meeting this coming week: Wednesday 4th October at 7.30pm
Our monthly ‘In Person’ Prayer Meetings at the Vicarage at back, and we have one this coming week. Please do join us, whether you are new to Prayer Meetings or a regular (and if you are new to them – please don’t worry, I guide us through how we do things). Coming together to pray is vital to the life of our Church, so if you can, please do join us.
Return of the annual Memorial Service: Sunday 15th October 3pm
Before the Pandemic, we used to have an annual Memorial Service on a Sunday afternoon – a special service of remembrance where loved ones who have passed away can be remembered and a candle lit in their memory. I’m pleased to say that this will be returning this year. All are welcome to attend whether or not a bereavement has happened recently. And my thanks to the team of people who make this special service possible.
Christian Aid Envelopes
Following the awful recent events in Libya and Morocco, Christian Aid launched an Emergency Appeal, and our Christian Aid Reps (Chris & Vicky Ackers) have put the familiar envelopes in our pews. If you chose to give towards this appeal, and in this way, please ensure that you bring your envelope back to Church on Sunday and place it in the offering basket that’s by the door. Thank you (and thank you to Chris & Vicky).
Message from the Treasury Team: Standing Order Information
Our Treasury Team is bringing together the necessary information for recovering the ‘Gift Aid’ from people’s giving to the Church. With this in mind, if you have moved address in the last few years, or your tax status has
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