CCW News: Christ Church Woodford News Update
7th December 2022
Tonight, Wed 7th Dec, 7.30pm in the Hall: Good Book Group: final session on 1 John
We’ve had a good time together working through John’s first letter, and tonight we come to our final session where we’ll be looking at 1 John 5:6-21. It may be the last session, but you are very welcome to come, even if it’s your first time. Plans for next year: I’m hoping we can take a journey through John’s Gospel (more information in the future).
This Saturday, 10th Dec, 10am-12noon in the Hall: Christmas Wreath Making Workshop:
(a message from Jackie & Mandy)
We are holding a Christmas Wreath making session on Sat 10th Dec. There will be no formal tuition, but plenty of help if you are a beginner. The idea is to create space in our busy run up to Christmas to make our own wreaths, or other decorations, with friends. Please bring your own greenery and other materials and we will provide the soup and rolls at lunchtime. There is no charge for attending, but we would welcome donations to ‘Hope and Aid Direct’ to help their Ukrainian Appeal. We look forward to seeing you, but (so that we know how much soup we need) please could you let either of us know if you would like to attend. Thank you.
This coming Sunday, 11th December: Third Sunday of Advent
As we travel through Advent (and light the Advent Candles on the Advent Ring – thank you Jackie for this) we will be thinking again about John the Baptist’s life and ministry; and we’ll be looking at Malachi 3:1-4 & 4:1-6 but mainly Matthew 11:2-19.
Monday 12th December: Vicar’s first assembly at Woodford Primary School
I’m pleased to let you know that I will be conducting my first assembly at Woodford Primary School this coming Monday, and during that I will be presenting the prizes (supplied by Graham – thank you) to the pupils who did so well in our magazine cover competition. I also aim to be dropping the prizes into the pupils at Queensgate Primary School in the next week. Please pray for the on-going work of both of the schools in our Parish and for our good links with them.
New for this year: Sat 17th Dec, 4-6pm: Carol Singing on Woodford Garden Village
I’ve outlined our Christmas plans later on in this newssheet, but we have something new this year – we’re going to be Carol Singing on the ‘green’ at Woodford Garden Village. Please do come and join us! We’re inviting all residents of Woodford to join us, and it would be great to have as many people there as possible. There’s a ‘sign up’ sheet in the Hall. (And please remember to bring a torch!).
‘Carol Praise’ is coming: Sun 18th Dec, 10.15am
Our main Carol Service will this year be part of our 10.15 morning service. Our thanks to Heather and Roger for all the work they are putting in, in preparation for this, and we look forward to a lovely musical morning together.
Out now and on delivery: our Christmas Magazine
The Christmas edition of our Magazine is out now, and on delivery. There’s a lot in this edition, and our thanks to Graham for all his hard work, and to our delivery team. And congratulations to Rosalynd who won the prize for the magazine cover (from a total of 45 entries).
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