What's On: Weekly Notices & information about other events

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STOP PRESS
The Christmas Card rack is in the vestibule.
Please file cards by surname
and only leave them in the rack
if you know the recipients are going to be around to collect them!
Don’t forget to make a donation in lieu of postage
to your favourite charity!



Minister
Our Minister: Rev Mindy Bell


SUNDAY DECEMBER 17
3rd Sunday of Advent
09.30 ~ 10.15 Advent Study at St Andrew’s

10.45 Worship with Communion led by Rev Mindy Bell
RETIRING COLLECTION FOR THE JANUARY ~ MARCH NIGHT SHELTER- PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY

12.30 Zimbabwean Methodist Fellowship

16.30 Worship in Urdu, including Communion, led by Rev Mindy Bell

18.30 Carol service @ St Andrew’s led by Rev Mindy Bell, followed by seasonal refreshments. At this service the angels will be commissioned and sent out onto the streets around Slough. See the Christmas Angels website.

Today’s Readings:
John 1: 6-8, 19-28
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24



EVENTS THIS WEEK

DECEMBER
Tuesday 19
11.00 ~ 15.00 Create & Craft Drop In
Come along, try your hand at a craft or just have a cup of coffee/tea and a chat. A simple soup lunch is served between 12.00 and 14.00 (£1.50) ALL ARE WELCOME!

19.30 Circuit Carols with Thames Valley Voices:
an evening of readings and music for Christmas
@ St Mark's Methodist Church, off St Mark's Crescent, Maidenhead. SL6 5BQ

Thursday 21
13.30 Mid-week Communion

14.30 Traditional Readings and Carols arranged by Network, and followed by tea and mince pies.
ALL ARE INVITED

Friday 22
19.30 Friday Fellowship
For details of venue contact Henry:
stranraerhb@msn.com or 07888 898748


Saturday 23
14.00 ~ 16.00 Christmas Messy Church
A time to prepare for Christmas with food, crafts, games, stories, songs and more!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
RSVP to mindy.bell@methodist.org.uk



All notices for Sunday DECEMBER 24
& DECEMBER 31

to Jenny by 20.00 on THURSDAY December 21
01753 521862 or jenny@sturg.co.uk Thank you.


SUNDAY DECEMBER 24
4th Sunday in Advent
Christmas Eve
10.45 Worship led by Liz Tottingham

12.30 Zimbabwean Methodist Fellowship

16.30 Worship in Urdu led by Rev Sonia Hicks

23.30 Holy Communion led by Rev Mindy Bell


MONDAY DECEMBER 25
Christmas Day
10.00 Family Service led by Rev Mindy Bell


Please scroll down for information about future events.


Have you got an email address?
Please send it to va.mullix@talk21.com
or give your details to Veronica Mullix at church.
This will help with communication and receiving information about
church events, notices, etc. by email.
Thank you.


Please put an item for ‘Slough Foodbank’ on your shopping list each week
See more information about Slough Foodbank here.
Can you help by donating each week?
There is a collection bin at the back of Church.
There is a huge demand by people in crisis in Slough
and more and more organisations are signing up to be involved
in this ecumenical project.
On 15/07/17, 60.8kgs were taken from St Andrew's to the warehouse and in October, 55.2kgs.
Please continue to do what you can to help.
Please buy one item at least for Slough Foodbank
every time you go shopping.


Methodist Women in Britain
Visit the website MWiB and find out how you can get involved.


The Rainbows need a good assistant Guider to help. Rainbows are 5 - 7 year old girls and they meet on a Thursday from 17.45 - 18.45. We need an assistant or the Rainbows may have to close. There would be training and the support of the other guiders who are happy to stay and help if we can find another assistant. Anyone who thinks they might be interested please speak to Joyce Jarman.


FUTURE EVENTS
Sunday 31 December
New Year’s Eve

10.40 Family Service led by Rev Mindy Bell

22.00 Watchnight Service led by Henry Mensah Brown
“Come let us say good bye to 2017 and welcome 2018 in total submission to our God with praise and worship like we have never done before”.


Saturday 6 January
08.00 Men's Breakfast Fellowship @ Ledgers Road Methodist Church, Ledgers Road, Slough. SL1 2RL



PLEASE SEE NOTICEBOARD AT CHURCH FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER EVENTS.
ALSO, see the Circuit website: Circuit Diary



OTHER NOTICES
Have a look now at the Circuit Diary for events happening at other venues in the Thames Valley Circuit.
The Circuit Preaching Plan can also be found there.


For information about exciting Methodist news from across the country, read 'The Buzz'.
You might be inspired to start something in Slough!





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