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Weekly notices, 19 Mar 2023

Reminder – Posies for Mothering Sunday

We will be making posies for Mothering Sunday, this Saturday 18th March, 11:30am – 1:30pm in the Church Centre.  Please come along if you can. 
 
No experience or expertise required.  Very easy to make, enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits and a good old chat as we work.  Even if you can only spare half an hour please do come.  If you have secateurs or greenery please bring them along too.  No need to let us know in advance, just turn up at the Church Centre and we will be very glad to see you.


Join us this Sunday, 19th March 2023

The way through Hades – Matthew 16: 13-23

9am Holy Communion 10:45am Service (with Kidschurch)

This week @ Kidschurch
we will be looking at the transfiguration of Jesus

This week @ All Saints Youth
10:45am Breakfast &  Bible Study 
6-7:30pm Sunday Youth (5pm Bible Study)


What’s on this week (Mon 20th – Sat 25th Mar)

Mon 20th Mar:
Heart & Soul Café, 8.45am – 2pm
Little Lights, 10 – 11.30am and 1 – 2.30pm

Tues 21st Mar:
Heart & Soul Café, 8.45am – 2pm

Wed 22nd Mar:
Bible Study Fellowship, 9.55 – 11.30am
Junior Narrative Theatre Company, 4.30 – 5.30pm

Thurs 23rd Mar:
Heart & Soul Café, 8.45am – 2pm
Chatty Group in Heart & Soul Café, 10.30am – 12 noon
Narrative Theatre Company, 5 – 6.30pm
Rising Generation, 6.30pm

Fri 24th Mar:
Craft Club, 1.30pm




Together for Lent Meals

During Holy week we will be holding ‘Together for Lent’ bring and share meals. There will be around 15 places available on Tuesday 4th, 6pm (hosted by Craig & Gemma with a family focus), 15 places available on Wednesday 5th, 6pm (hosted by Ian & Christine) and 20 available on Thursday 6th, 6pm (hosted by Andy & Paula) which will all be held in the church centre.

You can sign up here: https://allsaintschurch.churchsuite.com/events/swhy44xx  or by ringing the office on 322056.
 
This is a great opportunity for us to meet, eat and share the Easter message together so if you would like to host a meal in your home, please let us know how many you can host for and we’ll put a sign up sheet in church. 

Lent resources will be supplied to the hosts.


All Saints Church Hoole Annual Vestry Meeting & Annual Parochial Church Meeting

When: Wednesday 19th April 2023
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Main Hall,  All Saints Church Centre

You are warmly invited to attend our APCM as we give thanks for God’s faithfulness and share the vision for All Saints in the year to come.

Any other business for the agenda to Craig Gaudion, vicar@allsaints.church by Wednesday 12th April please.

ANNUAL ELECTIONS

We shall elect our two Church Wardens to serve for the next year, four PCC members to serve for three years and four Deanery Synod Representatives to serve for three years (who also serve on the PCC). Nomination forms will be available next Sunday (12th March) and will be on the blue notice board in church.

Please note that anyone standing for election must be over 16 years of age and on the Electoral Roll.

REVISION OF THE CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL

Are you a regular member of All Saints?  Are you on the Church Electoral Roll?
If you are 16, have been baptised and either live in the parish or have worshipped regularly with All Saints for at least six months, you can apply to be on the roll. This allows you to vote for PCC members at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, or even to stand for election yourself!
 
Forms are available in church, the church office and can also be emailed or posted to you.  Please contact Helen Dymond on 322056/office@allsaints.church.

Once you have completed your form please return it to the church office by Friday 31st March at the very latest. 

Thank you!


Easter Hangout

We are hoping to run a family hangout Easter session on Wednesday 5th April between 10 am and 12noon This will be a messy church type morning, where families can come and engage in crafts/face painting/snacks and other activities centred around Easter.

We are looking for volunteers to help with running the activities which will all be planned and prepared. This will be an event that is open to our local community.

If you would like to help at this exciting event, please speak to Gemma Gaudion or email her on gemma.gaudion@allsaints.church


Hoole Lighthouse Centre Lent Retreat

Retreat House Chester is hosting a Lent Retreat on Friday 31st March at HLC 10am-1pm (drinks from 9.30am) for up to 20 people.

This retreat offers time spent with the loving call of God, which we may hear in the Lenten desert, and is shaped by a rhythm of time together and time apart with reflective and prayerful resources.

£8 per person to cover costs (some funds available, enquire to book at no cost). Please contact Susanna Coan on susannacoan@yahoo.co.uk for more information and to book a place.


Cheerful Givers Lunch, Sunday 2nd April

Sunday 2nd April, 12.15 for 12.30pm

Come and join us for a home cooked meal and well deserved company.
All are welcome. Pull up a chair, there’s room to spare!
 
You can sign up here https://allsaintschurch.churchsuite.com/events/wdqnife6  or by emailing rachel.kirkland@allsaints.church making sure you include any dietary requirements or by phoning the church office on 01244 322056.


Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults needs us all to be watchful.

May I encourage you to undertake the excellent safeguarding training, produced by the Church of England. It is easy to access anytime that is convenient, on the website: safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org where you can Login or create a new account if you have not undertaken a previous online course.

The Basic Awareness module is open to all the church family; I would suggest for those over the age of 16.  It is a short, interesting and sensitively written overview of safeguarding in a Christian setting. Leaders and volunteers working with children and young people, vulnerable adults and those with additional special needs can also take the Foundations module.

Once you have completed a module, please send a copy of your certificate to Helen in the church office:  office@allsaints.church.

Jeff Turnbull
Parish Safeguarding Officer


Come along and enjoy the afternoon tea and wonderful atmosphere (you don’t have to dance, you can just enjoy watching).


Flowers in the Church

If you would like to contribute to the flowers in Church in memory of a loved one or for a special occasion, please have a chat with Gill or Lis.


Prayer

Prayer Focus for this week The prayer team led by Ian Armstrong


Other News

The Ringing World
Our local bell ringers will be at All Saints on Wednesday 22nd April from 7.30pm to ring the bells. Brian Blakey our Bell Captain would like to invite anyone who is interested to come along and have a look at what goes on.

The World Church
All Saints supports a number of individuals and groups around the world. Please see the noticeboard at the back of church, or visit our mission page for information on our mission partners.

West Cheshire Food Bank are in need of donations of unopened, within date, items – particularly tinned potatoes, instant mash, jams, spreads, custard, UHT juice and tinned meat.  Please put any donations in the collection crates in the church centre foyer. Alternatively, you can make a cash donation online. Thank you for your continued support.

Greeting cards for all occasions by Gill Holt. Please have a look after the Sunday services and support the work of Tearfund.


Upcoming Concerts

Chester Bach Singers St Matthew Passion at St. John the Baptist Church, Vicar’s Lane, Little St. John Street, Chester, CH1 1QX.
Saturday 18th March at 7.30pm. Admission £20.
For tickets: http://bit.ly/3H3aGK8

Hoole Methodist Church “Let all the world in every corner sing: My God and King!”
Sunday 19th March at 3pm. If you need to find some time and space to relax and let the worries of the world drift away for a while, then this occasion is ideal for you. There will be quiet, reflective piano/organ music with images and words of comfort, followed by our usual refreshments. This event is free so do come along!


Farndon & District Brass Band with Entourage Ladies Choir at Upton United Reformed Church
Saturday 22nd April at 7.30pm. Admission £10 (no charge for children).
Tickets from Phil Mason (01244 383174) or on the door.
For more information email Phil Mason: philanddeb44@yahoo.co.uk

Chester Male Voice Choir Spring Festival Concert with special guests Haydock Male Voice Choir at St Columba’s Church, Plas Newton Lane, Chester
Friday April 28th at 7.30pm. Admission £12 for adults, £6 for under-18s.
For tickets: https://www.chestermalevoice.com/concerts/
Call John on 07894 509529


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This was posted on 17 March 2023 in Weekly letters and notices

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