Week in the Church 24th September 2018

Monday 10.00am Ladies Badminton
5.30pm Rainbows
6pm Brownies
7.30pm Guides
Tuesday 2pm Afternoon Guild: Tea and Chat (holiday memories)
Wednesday 7.30pm Scouts
Thursday 5.45pm Beavers
6.45pm Cubs
7.45pm Mixed Badminton
Friday 10am Keep Fit for the over 60s
7.30pm URC Youth
Saturday
Sunday 10.30am Harvest Festival
5pm Taize

NOTICES for Week Commencing 24th September 2018
1. Flowers provided by Avril Lock and arranged by Fiona McConnell
2. Kitchen Use: Any organisation using the kitchen please ensure that the bins are emptied if they are full.
3. Harvest Service Sunday 30th Sept 10.30am. This year we will be sending all gifts to the Charles Thompson Mission. Please bring gifts from the following list: Dried rice (not pasta), Boxes of cereal, long-life milk, tinned food, fresh fruit and vegetables, toiletries, particularly deodorants, gifts of money for the bowl in the welcome area.
4. Afternoon Guild Coffee Morning Saturday 6th October 10-12pm Donations for the raffle would be much appreciated

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Harvest Service at Heswall URC Sunday 30th September
10.30am

This will be an All-age service involving Junior Church and Uniforms.

All gifts will be taken to the Charles Thompson Mission

You are invited to bring gifts such as the following:
Dried Rice (not pasta) Boxes of Cereal Long-life Milk

Tinned Food Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Toiletries, particularly Deodorants

Gifts of Money for the donation bowl in the Welcome Area

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Upendo Orphans Support Project

Several years ago the women of the Kilifi Methodist Church in Kilifi, Kenya became concerned at the growing number of children begging on the streets of Kilifi – a phenomenon not previously known in this small Kenyan town on the coast of East Africa. They realised that more and more of the children were losing their parents due to AIDS, and although most were taken in by other family members, the poverty level here meant that the families just could not feed the extra mouths.

Today, 56 such children are being looked after by these women due to their extraordinary determination.

The project is run by a women’s group from Kilifi Methodist Church but supports children of all beliefs: it is essentially humanitarian in its work. Find out more about the woman behind it all, Grace Mzungu, and her supporters via the website.

A number of our members at Heswall URC supports the work of Upendo by monthly subscriptions.

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