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 (12th – 17th June)
Tues 13th June:
Heart & Soul Café, 8.45am – 2pm
The Raven Community, 10.30am
Heart & Soul Café Prayer Time, 2.30pm: When I pray coincidences happen. When I don’t, they don’t. William Temple (1881-1944). Join us to hear what’s happening in the café and to pray for all the work, customers & volunteers.
Deo Gratias Choir, 7.30pm
Wed 14th June:
Junior Narrative Theatre Company, 4.30 – 5.30pm
Fri 16th June
Funeral service for Gillian Coates, 10:40am at CHESTER CREMATORIUM. Gill’s family warmly invite her friends from All Saints Church to attend and to also join them afterwards for light refreshments at The Bistro, Abbotswood. Please dress in bright colours. Donations to Cancer Research or the RSPCA.
Sat 17th June
Chester Deo Gratias Choir Summer Concert, 7.30pm
Christian Aid Week
Thanks to all those who contributed to Christian Aid Week. The total collected from the two church services plus the online JustGiving page was £301, from which a further £57.50 will be recovered in Gift Aid, making a total of £358.50. Some will have given directly to Christian Aid, making the total from All Saints higher.
Opportunities to help/volunteer
On Friday 16th June, Hoole C of E Primary School are holding their Summer Fair. Once again, All Saints will be running the ‘hook-a-duck’ and we are looking for some help from our church family between 2.30 and 5.30pm. Even if you can spare an hour, that would be very much appreciated. Please let either Gemma or the office know.
Calling all Bakers
Would you help bless all the staff at Hoole C of E Primary School as they complete this academic year? On Tuesday 25th July, we would like to deliver a selection of homemade cakes and biscuits for them to enjoy during their breaks and lunchtime that day.
If you’d like to bake some cakes/biscuits and bring them along to the church centre on Monday 24th July, please do have a chat with Gemma and let her know what you will provide.
Thank you in advance!
We are looking for a full-time youth worker (37.5 hours per week) to carry on the thriving work with our amazing youth. If you are interested and would like to know more then please contact me for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the job description here.
We are looking for a part-time Operations Manager (30 hours per week) to help the church translate our vision into effective implementation. This will include liaising with the various PCC committees, supervising the administrative staff and having operational oversight of the church’s resources. If you are interested and would like to know more then please contact me for further details: email@example.com or check out the job description here.
ALL SAINTS SUMMER FESTIVAL – SUNDAY 16TH JULY
This will be a short joint service of celebration and thanksgiving for all that God has done in the life of All Saints over the last year followed by a BBQ, fete games, inflatables, ice cream van and hopefully sunshine!
If you would like to get involved in preparing for this event
please speak to Gemma.
Costa del Coach Tours
Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th August
Bookings are now being taken for our three day 5 star holiday at home for older members of our church family and wider community.
We would love you to join us as a guest or helper. Come for 1, 2 or all 3 days. Booking forms are available in the main church building. For more information pick up a brochure, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to one of the Costa team: Vicki Bulgin, Gill Brown, Elaine Hemmings or Paula Warren.
We are going to have a fabulous time!
Launch of “All Saints Free Cycle” Facebook Group
Most of us have things lying around at home that have been outgrown or that we don’t need anymore. We now have a Facebook group which allows members to offer items for free, and also to ask for items they require, either for themselves or for others in need!
The idea is simple:
STEP 1: JOIN
Search Facebook for “All Saints Free Cycle” and request to join the group. This is a private group and will only have members of All Saints in it.
STEP 2: POST
Post photos of the items you are offering, including a brief description and any measurements if necessary.
STEP 3: GIVE
Once someone has commented on your post that they would like your item, arrange collection. This can be either in church after a service, or picked up/dropped off privately.
This will hopefully be a great way to bless each other within our church family, and also to support those we know to be in need in our wider community. It’s also an opportunity to build connections with members of the congregation you may not often speak to in church on a Sunday!
Any questions, feel free to speak to Helen Foden
First Saturday of every month, 10am -12 noon in Hoole Lighthouse Centre on Westminster Road.
£2.50 per family which includes snacks, drinks and bacon/veggie sausage sandwiches. Suitable for Dads or male guardians and children age from 0-11.
Promoting a Safer Church
If you ever have any safeguarding concerns relating to children and/or vulnerable adults pass these on to our Safeguarding Officers, Jeff Turnbull or Val Ornsby, either in person or by emailing email@example.com.
Further contact details can be found on the posters in church and the church centre or here.
Prayer focus for this week: Vicki and the Chester Deo Gratias Choir as they prepare for their Summer Concert on Saturday 17th June.
We now have a second donation station which is in the centre foyer and can be used for one off donations along with donations for Little Lights and Cheerful Givers.
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 Foodbank are in need of donations of instant mash, jams, spreads, custard, puddings, tinned vegetables, UHT juice and tinned potatoes. Copies of their full shopping list are available in the centre foyer. 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. If you’d like to know more about the foodbank, please go to https://westcheshire.foodbank.org.uk/
Greeting cards for all occasions by Gill Holt. Please have a look after the Sunday services and support the work of Tearfund.
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