Your presence will be welcome at our monthly prayer group. We meet in person in the James Hall, and all are welcome. If you are unable to attend but would like a person or situation to be remembered in prayer then please let me know – we have had requests on previous occasions and have always prayed for them.  

    Last month we offered prayers for parts of the world in particular need at the moment, for our nation, for members of our congregation and for our Church.

Stewarding at services is rather less onerous than it used to be, principally consisting of unlocking doors before worship, doing so at the end (or delegating this to another key holder still on site), switching lights on and off, and welcoming/assisting people as necessary.

Unfortunately we only have two people on the list and, as one of them, after thirty years as Stewards’ Convenor I can no longer fill-in the gaps as I am leading worship routinely! So, if you can assist, perhaps once a month, please let me know: this would be much appreciated. You do not have to be an Elder or Church Member to do this. I am grateful to those who have helped to fill-in across the winter and spring.

A Table Tennis Group meets on Monday evenings at 7.30pm to 9pm at Avenue St Andrew’s. This group, with members from FURC and ASA, used to play at Freemantle. We would love to have anyone who is interested to join us. We are ‘past our best’ but we have a very enjoyable evening. If you can hold a bat and pick your ball off the floor, you are more than welcome!!

If anyone is interested, please contact Irene Carroll (07793 762568) or Jim Crisp (07786 271460).

                                                                                         Irene Carroll

As has been the case for the last few years, we will not be collecting from local houses, but we will be holding a Tea and Coffee Morning, in the Church itself, on May 14th 10am-12noon, to raise funds for this year’s Christian Aid Week. Please come and give your support.

There will be envelopes available for donations, if you wish to use one, that day and also Sundays 15th and 22nd May. Donations may also be made at caweek.org or by phoning 0808 0006006.

Irene Noyce

The April to June Communion Offerings are in aid of:-

Simon Says   Child Bereavement Support

“My dad passed away in 2004 from cancer, I was 7. Simon Says helped me through the most difficult period in my life, they helped me turn my life around and I thank them for where I am today. Not only did they support me, but they supported my family, through a very difficult time.”(Anon)