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Diary Dates for January 2022

– Sunday 2nd, 10.00: EPIPHANY Holy Communion

– Sunday 9th, 10.00: Holy Communion

– Wednesday 12th, 10.30-12.00: FairTrade Café

– Thursday 13th,  19.30: CTNE Zoom meeting

– Sunday 16th 10.00 am Holy Communion

– Thursday 20th,  19.00 pm: PCC meeting Zoom

– Sunday 23rd, 11.00: CTNE, Joint Service for Christian Unity at the Methodist Centre

– Wednesday 26th, 10.30-12.00: FairTrade Café

– Sunday 30th, 10.00: Holy Communion 

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Funerals
5th November Joan Dixon
3rd December Daniel Farrell

100 Club.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the 100 Club, it has enabled this valuable fundraiser to run for another year.
The October prize of £35 was won by Rosemary Ball (friend of Betty Macdonald), and Pam Piper won the £35 November prize.

Quiz Results.
The September Quiz prize of £16 was won by George Hare, and the October Quiz prize of £16.50 was won by Ruth Fancett. The winning entries were picked from all the correct entries received.

Fair Trade Café
The FairTrade Cafés have started again in the Hall, from 10.30 to 12 noon on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Profits go to the monthly charity.

Monthly Charities.The monthly Charity for January is Pennies for Penny (de Marcés/Everness), from our parish to support her missionary work in Peru. Please place your donations in the wall safe by the main entrance. Or support the Wednesday Fair Trade Cafés. Thank you.

 

Churches together in New Eltham (CTNE)

CTNE has put together a number of events for Advent and into the new year. An Advent ‘York’ Course ‘So what are you waiting for’.

 It has four sessions that we will record live on a Wednesday evening starting on 24th November at 6pm. The recordings will then be put on-line the following week for others to access. If you would like to participate in the live sessions or require further details please contact Rev. Annette.

Due to their technical capabilities the Methodist Centre will be hosting this year’s Joint Carol Service on Sunday 19th December at 6 pm. Anticipating that COVID will still be about, a limited number of participants from each church will be invited to attend. Please see Annette if you are interested. Each participating church will pre-record the Carols and songs to be joined in with, and which will be interspersed with readings and prayers. The whole will be videoed to be available on-line.

The Joint Service for Christian Unity on Sunday 23rd January at 11am is also at the Methodist Centre this year and will replace All Saints usual Sunday Communion. 

Bob Avery, Secretary, Churches Together in New Eltham (CTNE)

Church Magazine Sponsorship

We thank the following sponsors for supporting our monthly magazine. Your sponsorship enables us to distribute the magazine for free. For £10 a month we could include your advert in our printed magazine and include a link to your website here. Please contact the Vicar or Churchwardens for more details.

Please click the image for more information (if available). 

Piano lessons
Our talented young organist, Aaron Mather, Bmus (Hons), will be offering piano lessons for all age and ability levels. Lessons can be for either an hour or half-hour. If you are interested please contact Aaron on 07984783910 or email him on: anjmather@gmail.com

Counselling/bereavement support
On the first Saturday morning of every month from 10.00 – 1.00, Erica Stewart is offering four sessions to anyone of any age who would simply like to talk through issues affecting them in a quiet and completely confidential environment.

Erica is a highly experienced integrative counsellor who has worked for the charity Sands (the stillbirth and neonatal death charity) for the last twenty years, where she has supported a large number of parents, grand-parents and siblings. If you are interested in
talking with Erica please let either Annette or Neal know and we will reserve you one of the fifty minute sessions. There is no cost, we ask simply that you make a small donation to All Saints depending on what you can afford

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First Saturday of the Month – Garden Working Party from 10.00 – 12.00
On the first Saturday of every month the Garden Working Party meets, without fail (not even the Beast from the East stopped us!) Any one is welcome to join us, gardening tools and gloves are provided, as we undertake a wide range of jobs, including, digging, weeding, pruning, laying paths and the jewel in our crown – COMPOSTING!

Inspired by the music of little Wings and by the food cooked by gastro-chefs Evelyn, Brenda and Dennis, the first Saturday of the month has become a regular fixture; a testament to the care and affection that so many have for the All Saints Church Gardens.

Stop Press!
The rumours were true. During the refreshment break of a recent Garden Working Party morning, Evergreen Evelyn, the long-time Gardener No 1, made Neal, the ruthlessly ambitious and Machiavellian Gardener No 3, kneel before her and with a symbolic spade,
formally appointed him the new Gardener No 1!

Apparently, Neal had drafted an Oscar speech thanking everyone in his life who had helped to prepare him for such an honour, but fortunately, since his knees are no longer quite what they used to be, by the time he had managed to stand up, the moment had passed!

FAIRTRADE

All Saints is proud to be a Fairtrade Church, we were among the first in our Diocese to declare ourselves as such.

We have pledged to serve Fairtrade beverages wherever we cater and as many other refreshments as possible. We seek to the best of our abilities to uphold & promote the 10 principles of Fairtrade as laid down by the World Fairtrade Foundation:

1. Create Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
2. Transparency and Accountability
3. Fair Trading Practices
4. Payment of a Fair Price
5. Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
6. Commitment to Non-Discrimination, Gender Equality, Freedom of Association
7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions
8. Providing Capacity Building
9. Promoting Fair Trade
10. Respect for the Environment

The above list is a reduced version of the 10 Principles of Fair Trade. To see the full WFTO list, please
visit their website here: www.wfto.com/fair-trade/10-principles-fair-trade

To promote Fairtrade within our Church community, we have a Traidcraft stall in the church hall on
the 3 rd Sunday of each month following the 10am Service where Fairtrade groceries & crafts/gifts
may be purchased or ordered from the Traidcraft catalogue.

All are welcome to visit this stall, even if they do not choose to attend the service. A Traidcraft stall is also available at our twice-a-month
Fairtrade Cafés , held on 2 nd and 4 th Wednesdays in the Savage Room (to the rear of our hall) from 10.30am-12noon where we serve Fairtrade Teas & Coffees (or hot chocolate!) together with homemade cakes (always containing at least one Fairtrade ingredient!) at reasonable prices.

All are welcome to join us for a friendly cuppa & a chat, all profits go to our month’s Good Cause.

For more information on Fairtrade, visit: www.fairtrade.org.uk on Traidcraft, visit: www.traidcraftshop.co.uk