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Morning Worship - Sunday 19th November

John Wilkinson


This week please BOLDLY pray for:

all the people and families who live in Raven Avenue and Ravenside Park

Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Sunday November 19 
pray for the immediate release of Christian prisoners of faith in Eritrea, 
including 173 who have been detained for more than 10 years. 
You can read more and find free resources
here


Prayer requests can now be emailed via 
prayer@southchadmethodist.org.uk
 


Advent Prayer Walk

The Advent Prayer Walk will be available in church from 
6pm on
Friday 1st  to Sunday 3rd December
This will be a time to meditate on the Christmas story and on how our
God keeps his promises. 

Throughout the time there will be bookable one hour slots. The walk inside church will take about 45mins but you can take as long as you like, however we are asking that only 2 people are in each one hour slot so that people donít feel rushed or in someone else's way. 
Please sign up in the lounge to avoid disappointment.


Christmas Services and Events @ S Chad

Full details are in the leaflets in church or by clicking here


Church Christmas Meal - Sunday 10th December

The celebrated Christmas meal for all the church family will be after the Nativity Service.
Everyone is
welcome but we need the numbers for catering purposes 
so please sign-up on sheet on the table in the church lounge. 


Saturday 23rd December 3.00 - 5.30pm 

 If you are interested and able to help
in any way please speak to Sybil Lamb



Shoebox Appeal 2017

Many thanks to all who contributed in various ways to this year's appeal. 
We
collected 25 gift-filled shoeboxes plus two large bags of top-up items and £35 in cash gifts (in addition to the donations towards shipping costs etc which were included in individual shoeboxes). 
Your gifts are greatly appreciated and will bring
some joy and excitement at Christmas to needy children with difficult lives. This year the shoeboxes are destined for Eastern European or African countries.
    


The next Boaz collection is next Sunday November 26th. 
A list of suitable items is
on the lounge table.


!!URGENT URGENT!!

We urgently need more volunteers to join the monthly rota for the church foodbank. 
 The foodbank provides emergency help to many in our community. 
Volunteers normally do one Monday per month between 11am and 2pm. 
For more information or to volunteer please speak to either Mike Kendrick or Paul Shepherdson.

The Foodbank is still short of biscuits, sponge puddings, tins of fish and meat products, 
tins of custard, spaghetti hoops, juices and packets of mashed potato. 
Donations of any of the above items will be really appreciated.

  
Foodbank Donation Weekend Thurs. Nov 30th, Fri. & Sat. Dec 1st - 2nd

If you can help please sign up on the sheet on the lounge table in church


Second hand Books on the Lounge Table
Please browse and help yourself to any of the books and if you wish, place a donation in the box. 
All
proceeds will be given to the Thank you


S Chad Men's Breakfast 
9am, Saturday 25th November

Guest Speaker -  Ian Heath

come and hear how Ian came to faith and his journey so far

Please sign the sheet on the church lounge table . Further details contact Roy Guttridge/Geoff Lamb


Greetings, LITTER PICKERS

The final LITTER PICK of 2017 is on Saturday 25th November 
Meet at church at 9.45am as usual for a 10am start, for about an hour,
weather permitting. 
Many thanks to the small but dedicated band of volunteers for
your faithfulness over another year. 
As always newcomers will be warmly
welcomed. 
For details or to volunteer contact Hilary Guttridge or
Pauline Jackson or 
JUST TURN UP!


Click here to download a copy of the 
Oldham & Saddleworth Preaching Plan for December 2017 - February 2018


Christmas Hampers

Once again CAP Oldham is planning to bless their clients with a Christmas hamper. 
A list of suggested items is on the lounge notice board and 
donations can be brought from now till Sunday 26th November. 

We
remember your generosity in recent years and trust that you will come to our aid yet again. 
All contributions, whether great or small will be gratefully received. 
Gifts
can be handed to Hilary Guttridge or Marion Buxton. 
Thank you!


Your Regular Offering

Some of the congregation use offering envelopes for regular weekly giving, and boxes of envelopes are available from the table in the church lounge. If you do not already use this method of giving please feel free to start - there are plenty of spare sets of envelopes.

Just a reminder that you could consider using the monthly direct debit route through 'Stewardship' for your offering. If you are a UK tax payer please also consider using Gift Aid for regular giving or one-off donations, which will benefit church by a further 20%. Forms to enrol are available in the church lounge or you can speak to Allan Gibson (t: 0161 627 1961, e: allan.gibson1961@gmail.com) for further information.

You can also give online through give.net via the red button (below) and at the top of this page. 

       

Thank you



click the image for details


Salt Cellar Christmas Menus are available in church or here  


The Church Bookstall - some books half price

Always a good selection of books, cards etc., for adults and children



at theSalt Cellar, Oldham. 
Bibles,  Christian books, cards, gifts, CDs and DVDs, 
candles and general church supplies
www.cooperschristianbookshop.co.uk  
Please try to support it.


Church Notices
Items for the notices to Jennie Gilpin no later than Thursday each week:  jenniegilpin@hotmail.co.uk  


Giving: sets of weekly offering envelopes are available, as are Gift Aid declarations, from the table in the lounge in church. 

You can also give online through give.net via the red button (below) and at the top of this page. If you are in a UK tax paper, please consider using Gift Aid for regular giving or one-off donations. 

       


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