There's quite a lot to tell you about today so we will crack right on.
First of all please remember we are having a Zoom service this Sunday evening at 6:30. Di has very kindly planned and organised this special opportunity to gather on-line. The service will be led by our own minister Andy, so if you are able, please join us from 6:30. Details on how to join can be found further down, or get in touch if you need some help.
Please also remember we have a Church council meeting by Zoom on the 14th of October. Every Church member can attend the council meeting, only members of the council are allowed to vote.
It's still possible to donate a shoe box this year. You can either complete one and hand it to Rachel in the usual way. Or this year you can complete one on-line. More details on that can be found here https://shoeboxes.samaritans-purse.org.uk/
If you complete a shoe box please can you pass them to Rachel by November 11th. You can contact her on REDACTED.
Church building security
Some time between noon on Thursday 3rd September 2020 and the morning of Monday 7th September 2020 and again between Thursday 1st October and Tuesday 6th October 2020 one of our keyholders entered the building by the car park doors but when they left they omitted to set the top and bottom bolts before locking the rear door. This meant that the doors could be pulled open and anyone could enter the building. These top and bottom locks must to set before leaving and locking the building securely.
Many of you have contributed to the Foodbank collection this week, there has been a fantastic effort to gather food for this great cause. Di has kindly sent me the photo below that shows just some of the things collected. Well done to everyone who has taken part and thank you !
Next Sunday Andy is hoping to lead our worship on-line in the morning. It should be good so do join us at 10:30 next Sunday for that.
Well another week has gone by and there remains a sense of uncertainty for COVID and the controls the government may seek to apply in their effort to contain it. We don't know yet what the winter may hold. However, we have plenty of positives, not least of all we remain the Church of Christ in Christ and he with us. There are lots of fantastic things being done by all sorts of people at EMCC to continue the work we have been called to, a massive thank you to them, and something to keep the rest of us in higher spirits.
It's been a good week in the Carhart household. The children are enjoying their after school clubs, Beth with multiskills (I'm still not sure what this is) and Josh is now playing basketball. My home office grows week by week looking more like a data centre than a dining room. None the less I have to say it's been a good place to work. Helen brings me cups of tea, biscuits and makes lunch!!
I hope you have a great weekend and week, and I look forward to speaking with some of you this Sunday evening on Zoom.
May the God of love bless you all
With our love
Jon Helen Josh and Beth
SUNDAY 11th October
To join us for the Sunday evening Zoom service on the 11th of October at 6:30pm please use these details....
CONTACTING OUR MINISTER
Rev Andy Chislett-Mcdonald
You can find all our services on our Church website here
Tristan and I would love to receive your formal feedback please. We need one formal review for each service we submit as a part of our portfolios so if you are able to compete a form now and then that would be great! You can find them here :-)Feedback
Thank you !
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For those who would like to we are continuing our Wednesday prayers, starting at 7pm we are each praying at home. We end at 7:15 with the Lord's prayer. You can find out more on our website.
JAM & IMPACT
JAM & IMPACT are yet to return to their on-line or in-person sessions, we hope to provide details about the plans soon.
Please remember Denise hosts a coffee morning at 1030 each Saturday on Zoom, please get in touch for zoom details.
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