LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
The next meeting of LOFT will be a games evening, including supper, on Tuesday 28th January at Roland and Carol’s house, Les Fauxquets, at 6.30pm. If you wish to join us please let Carol know by 26th January on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 258364.
The next men’s breakfast at Les Cotils will be on 25th January, with Stephen Francis as the guest speaker. The annual Fairtrade Breakfast (to which ladies are also invited) will be on 22nd February.
The film night will be on Wednesday 12th February at 7pm in the Community Centre, with fish and chips for everyone. Which film we are watching will be confirmed nearer the time. For more details and to sign up see the notice in the porch.
There is a presentation on ECO CHURCH on Saturday 29th February organised by Trinity Church, which will concentrate on environmental awareness in Church life. If you would like to attend please let Rev Daniel know by 25th February.
Volunteers for the Cleaning Rota
We are keen to recruit some more volunteers for our Church cleaning rota as lots of our regular helpers are in need of a well-earned rest; this would involve working in a team for just one hour every 2 or 3 months or so, largely depending on how many sign up. If you feel you would like to help keep our lovely Church sparkling, please see Sara Dorey or e-mail her on email@example.com.
The Electoral Role is being updated again, but this year it is purely a revision, so if you would like to be on it (or removed from it) please let Sue Johns know or take a form from the font.
We now have a lending library at the back of the Church. This has a variety of Christian and spiritual books, both fiction and non-fiction. These are available for anyone to borrow and there is no limit on the number of books that can be borrowed, nor how long they can be borrowed for. If you wish to add to their number, please feel free. If there are any questions, please contact Sara Dorey on firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Martin’s Church collects food for the Guernsey Welfare foodbanks. We are happy to receive any tinned, dried or packaged goods that have a long use by date. Most users of the foodbank are families with young children so mild flavours and child friendly food is appreciated.
Actionaid would like to thank the many people who currently collect used postage stamps to help raise funds for the charity. If you don’t already save used stamps, then please consider doing this as it’s a great way to support this deserving charity. Saved-up stamps can be left at the back of Church, by the Food Bank.
Volunteers for Website Development Group
We are looking for volunteers for a website development group. Don’t worry, you won’t need to create the website, just help to prepare the content and information, so no IT knowledge is needed. If you’re interested in helping out let Rev Daniel know.
If you would like to sign up to prayer chain please see Sallysara Windsor or Sandra Crittell for a copy of the list. (Please also see Sallysara or Sandra if you would like to join.) If you or anyone you know is in need of prayer for whatever reason, be it illness, moving house, job interviews, exams, etc., please let the Church wardens or Rev Daniel know.
We operate an envelope scheme for those wishing to make regular donations to support the running of the Church. This is a good way of providing a more predictable income for the Church which, in addition to covering expenses, also enables funds to be committed for initiatives and improvements. If you are interested in making regular donations by envelope or standing order please speak to Neil de la Mare or Rev Daniel.
Volunteers for the Church Creche
We are looking for more volunteers to help with the crèche – it doesn’t need to be every week. If you are interested please let Sue Johns know.
“Mini Messy Churches” happen monthly.
We also have three Big Messy Church events each year. These are held in St. Martin’s Community Centre from 3.15pm and include supper.