St Mary-in-Charnwood News and Notices
Trichy Urgent Appeal
Please support the appeal Bishop Martyn has launched to raise £80,000 to purchase an ambulance, ventilator, oxygen concentrator and other equipment to help with the fight against Covid in the Trichy Diocese. If you would like to donate , and thank you for your generosity, details for payments are below.
Adele's letter 20th June - Trinity 3
As we continue with restrictions on our lives, we reflect that it is not always easy to keep trusting through times of suffering. However, Jesus promised he would never leave us and we can hold out that hope for one another.
Advocate Slot - Trichy Link
Our Advocate Slot this month is for the Trichy linked diocese in Tamil Nadu , India. Full details of prayer pointers and reasons for thanks are in Adele's letter of 20th June. The link to financially support Bishop Martyn's Appeal is above and all support very much appreciated.
Adele's letter 13th June - Trinity 2
Recognising God's sovereignty and giving thanks for a love that won't let us go and simply asks us to receive his help and restoration.
Shaped by God Local Conversation
You are invited to attend a meeting to hear more about ‘Shaped by God Together’ and to explore three possible models for ministry in the future that the diocese is considering. This is an important opportunity to give feedback and contribute ideas to the process. Please follow this link to the SBGT Local Conversation Invitation which gives further background information and preparatory reading which it would be helpful if you could read ahead of the meeting.
Adele's letter 16th May - Thy Kingdom Come
To see God’s kingdom come, with its reign of righteousness, justice, mercy, and peace is the Christian vision for all peoples – ‘the big picture’ of our mission and calling. That big picture is slowly built by the little things we do each day.
So we can update the Peace video please send your new videos of you offering the peace no later than 7pm on the 16th May at this Dropbox address.
Or let the parish Office know if you would like your old video to be reused.
Great British Spring Clean 28th May to 13th June 2021
We NEED more hours picked this week please! As a church we are registered for the “Great British Spring Clean” with a pledge to complete as a group 24-hour litter picking. Due to covid-19 we suggest that this be completed in the neighbourhood in which you live. At a minimum we advise that you wear protective gloves and sturdy shoes, also please ensure that you keep within your personal capabilities. Where possible please recycle and dispose of the waste in your own bins.
Further advice and tips available at Clean-up preparation and safety advice | Keep Britain Tidy. It would be great if we could keep a daily tally of what we had achieved each day so please let the parish Office know by email or phone, the result will be displayed on Facebook.
Adele's letter 9th May - Easter 6
Change can be hard but we are minded to open ourselves to the changes God may require of us and commit to encouraging one another in order that we might grow and bear much fruit. ‘I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.’ (John 15:5)
Adele's letter 2nd May - Easter 5
In a world that can feel scary and dark as we see pictures of continued suffering around the world, it's good to be reminded of that hope that we have, empowering us to continue reaching out with compassion in whatever ways we can to bring God's light and hope to others.
Adele's letter 25th April - Easter 4
It is hoped that we have all been able to enjoy something of the Spring weather recently and appreciate the beauty and meaning of all things.
Our advocate slot this month is for Christian Aid as it celebrates it 75th year - it carries out relief development and advocacy work through more than 40 churches and 500 local organisations in the UK. Christian Aid week is coming up May 10th to 17th with a link below to donate. Please support the coffee morning at Loughborough Baptist Church Saturday 22nd May 10- 12 am.
Adele's letter 18th April - Easter 3
As Spring unfolds let us keep holding onto hope for our futures as vaccines are rolled out and restrictions eased on our lives. Christ is Risen. Alleluia!
Woodland Working Party!
A small team of volunteers set to clearing up after the winter in the woodland and around the Church on Saturday morning...and there was a BIG bonfire! Over the next few months there will be 2 sessions a month on the first and second Saturdays of the month 9am-12. Do come along on 1st May for the next session as you will be very welcome - we are very spread out in the woods and are COVID secure.
Election of Officers
The Church Wardens, Deanery Synod and PCC members have all been elected and confirmed in their roles signed by Adele on 30th March. Click on the link below if you would like a copy of the notice.
Adele's letter 11th April - Second Sunday of Easter
As we reflect on the success of a number of socially distanced events for Holy Week and Easter we are gradually moving towards using the building in a safe way.
Adele's Letter 4th April - Easter Sunday
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." [1Peter1:3]