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Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

Sun 20 Jan: 10:00am Family Communion – a service for all ages
3:00pm Homelessness Sunday, Wolvercote Baptist Church
5:00pm Come and Sing,  see below – all welcome

Sun 3 Feb: Candelmas

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HOMELESS SUNDAY SERVICE   Sunday 27 January 2019 at 3.00 p.m. at the Wolvercote Baptist Church. After the service refreshments will be served in the hall followed by an insight into the work of NOAAH and The Gatehouse with homeless people, and those who are struggling to remain in housing.     For further details contact Diana Clews (558982 or dianaclews@hotmail.com)

COME-&-SING Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (excerpts) Sunday 20 January 5pm  Singers welcome to rehearse at 2.30pm; performance at 5pm. Choir note-learning previous Friday, 6.30pm.  Scores and tea provided. Details: cfc47@btinternet.com

ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION   Every six years a new electoral roll is prepared. Anyone wishing to be on the new electoral roll must apply afresh. Church membership entitles you to stand for the PCC or to vote at the APCM. It’s also a statement of your commitment to St Peter’s. Application forms will be sent to current members and made available in church from Sunday 27 January for return latest Sunday 3 March. Val Tate  (Electoral Roll Officer).

TIME AND TALENTS There are other aspects to being a church member in addition to joining the electoral roll or giving financially towards the church’s ministry and mission. You may provide practical help or share in prayer, Christian learning and fellowship. In parallel with the electoral roll revision, we will launch a Time and Talents campaign seeking urgently-needed help. A Taking Part booklet, available from 27 January, will detail all the tasks needing support now and going forward. Use the Electoral Roll application form to indicate what you can offer.    Peter Bridges, Stewardship Group Chair.

OPEN FELLOWSHIP GROUP  Monday 28 January 2.30pm  St Peter’s Old School Room  The first meeting this year will be a talk by Revd Charles Draper  “A week in Italy:  reflections on the European Parkinsons Therapy Centre” to be followed by discussion and tea.  Everyone is very welcome.  The Spring programme is available in our churches. Margaret Williams

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CLUB Thank you very much for your recent donations of £80 + £59.60. We appreciate the efforts that you have put into fundraising via this concert series. The YPC also thank us for the generous donation from our Mission committee received recently. All the money raised goes towards providing our services to the young people of Wolvercote and the surrounding areas, and it’s good to receive so much local support!

LOST PROPERTY Several coats, scarves, etc., hanging on hooks by the tower will be given to charity if not claimed soon.

USED POSTAGE STAMPS   This is an ideal time of the year to give used stamps for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Leave them in an envelope addressed to Henry Flower in church. Henry thanks the congregation for their superb support throughout the year as well as Christmas.

Reminders

SELECTED SERMONS preached at St Peter’s are available for study on St Peter’s website www.stpeterswolvercote.org. If you enjoyed a sermon which isn’t online, ask the preacher or Val Tate 559316 to make it / them available.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FOODBANK Thank you for your generous contributions. Please keep them coming as the need is greater than ever.

100 CLUB: The 100 Club continues with proceeds going to Mission Giving. Stakes still available! Contact Bill Clarke through the church office.

Get Involved

KNITTING FOR SEAFARERS Mary Campbell coordinates knitters for the Mission to the Seafarers. Keep knitting!

ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS placed in the wooden box near the Link will be given to Wolvercote Primary School.

MILK BOTTLE TOPS  Blue, green and red tops are being collected for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance . Please bring to church and leave on the window sill at the back of the church. Caroline Pepys

Thank You!

THE GATEHOUSE and THE PORCH/STEPPIN’ STONES are both most grateful for the scarves, gloves, chocolate, etc., donated before Christmas. Donors were more generous than ever.

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION: Thanks to box holders, our recent collection raised £215.90. To get your own box and raise money for homeless, disabled children and teenagers in need contact Beth Knowles.

CHRISTIAN AID The collection for the Indonesian emergency on Sundays 7 and 14 October raised
£232.50 excluding Gift Aid.

RIDE and STRIDE  We are very grateful for Caroline, Charlotte and Diana’s tremendous efforts, between them visiting 78 churches. They raised the amazing sum of £916 in sponsorship, half going to St Peters, the remainder to Oxford Historic Churches Trust. Thank you to them and everyone who sponsored and kindly helped on the day to make it so successful.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK  With apologies for the delay, I am pleased to announce we raised £1645.04, plus around £250 in Gift Aid; this includes the donations from the Coffee Morning kindly hosted by Charles and Jane. Thanks to everyone who delivered, collected, made cakes, donated and counted!        Julia Goddard

ST PETER’S FETE Thank you to everyone who supported the Fete and made it such an enjoyable afternoon. We raised £1434.50 which will be divided between a defibrillator for Upper Wolvercote and the Oxford Food Bank. Individual stall takings were:Raffle, £352; Tombola, £246; Teas, £192.60; Plants, £162.26; Books, £162.50; Home Produce, £96.50; Toys, £60.73; Ice Lollies, £27.35; Games, £19. Helen House Hospice raised £92 and Porch Preserves £162.50. Donations were also gratefully received. Phillipa Hardman & Fete Committee

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION: Thanks to all box holders, our recent collection raised £286.24 for children and teenagers in need. Contact Beth Knowles to have a box at home or learn more about the Children’s Society.

ROYAL COLLEGE  OF CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY  Many thanks to all those who attended the ‘extended voluntaries’ , and for kind donations to the RSCM totalling £40.

CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE MORNING   Thank you to Charles and Jane for hosting this, and to everyone who helped out, donated cakes and contributed generously: the fabulous sum of £310.37 (plus £45 in Gift Aid) was raised!

CHRIS FLETCHER-CAMPBELL produced an excellent concert of organ, violin and piano music to an audience of 15 who much enjoyed the variety and raised the sum of £126.40 for the Wolvercote Young People’s Club (WYPC). In addition, he organised Malcolm Pearce’s highly-acclaimed organ recital which raised £343.52 for the WYPC.

FAMILIES’ CURRY LUNCH Many thanks to those who came to Yasmina’s fundraising lunch. We had a wonderful time and raised £130. Please pray for Yasmina as she undergoes final training and prepares to travel to Honduras for eight months where she’ll work with Project Trust educational charity. Anne Dorman and Yasmina O’Sullivan.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK  This year, with the street collection and coffee morning, we raised £2834.20 including Gift Aid! Many thanks to all who helped.   Julia Goddard