ADVENT MORNING SESSION: November 30th from
9.30 am – 11.30 am in the sanctuary.
Margaret Cocks will guide us through a session of making a willow advent wreath. After making our individual wreaths, Margaret will then demonstrate how we can decorate our own at home. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church nearer the time. Light refreshments to be provided.
All ladies welcome.
CHALFONT SOCIAL AFTERNOON
Usually 2 pm every Thursday during term times. Everyone welcome to come along. A social afternoon with entertainment. £2 entry includes a raffle ticket and a cup of tea.
17 Oct: League of Friends
24 Oct: Inheritance Tax
31 Oct: Taking care of your Feet
7 Nov: Illegitimate royals
14 Nov: Reading Hospitals in WW1
Thank you to everyone who attended the October Open Saturday. We had a really great turnout, served 40 lunches and met Rosemary and her amazing hearing dog Teaka. £322.74 was raised for the Hearing Dogs Charity. This donation means that we can sponsor a dog, and will get regular feedback on the dog’s progress for the next 18 months. Look out for articles in the Trinity Magazine.
We were also a destination on the Radio Berkshire Peach Quest, they didn't get to us but we did get to mention Trinity Open Saturdays on the radio.
We now have charities in place for future months. Pick up a flyer and put the dates in your diary, invite your friends and sign up to help on the rota.
Many hands make light work, and have great fun in the process, so if you are able to help with setting up/clearing away or hosting the refreshments table we would love you to sign up.
2 Nov: At a Loss
7 Dec: Xmas Fair
4 Jan A Bed for the Night
1 Feb Traidcraft Exchange
7 Mar With 1st Lower Earley Scouts
4 April Reading Refugee Support Group
June - Anaphylaxis Campaign
OPEN SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER
Raising funds for the charity, At A Loss at Trinity.
11 am – 2 pm Coffee & Cakes from 11 am, Lunches from 12 pm. Traidcraft; Bring & Buy; Table Tennis.
AtaLoss.org is a charitable movement of people across the UK who are passionate about enabling the bereaved to receive the support that they need - in easing the pain together.
RE-INSPIRED PARENT AND STAFF PRAYER MEETING
For Maiden Erlegh Schools.
Please join us to pray for our schools, the pupils, staff and families, at St Nicolas' church centre on Monday 21st October 8pm - 9.30pm.
WHO LET THE DADS OUT
This is a group for dads and male carers and their children from newborn to year 6.
Free bacon rolls, toast, tea, coffee and squash
Saturday mornings – 9.30-11.30 am
Usually on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Please do join us on 9 Nov; 14 Dec
Why not come along and invite your friends
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
We will be collecting filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child again this year. Leaflets will be available in church in October, detailing how to pack your shoe box. If you need a shoebox please ask Clare Tran.
Due to more stringent import regulations, toothpaste and sweets can no longer be included in shoeboxes.
Please return your shoebox to church by Sunday 10th November (10am service).
More information about what you can put in your shoebox and how much it costs to transport can also be found on their website.
CHRISTMAS FAIR - Saturday 7 December, 11-3 pm
It's hard to believe but Christmas will soon be upon us and planning is already well underway for the Christmas Fair, please keep the date free.
There will be the return of the successful Open Saturday/Christmas Fair, used toys stall, Chocolate tombola and a Christmas themed raffle. Please get in touch if you would like to run a stall or volunteer to either help in advance or on the day, there will be something for everyone to do!
ALL SOULS’ SERVICE
6pm on Sunday 3 November
This is a simple, quiet act of worship which aims to give thanks and to affirm God’s love beyond death. In the service we read out the names of all those whose funerals we have conducted in the past year, and any others whom people wish to be remembered.
If you would like someone’s name read out in the act of remembrance, please write their name on the list on the board at the back of church.
ROTAS FOR STEWARDING, INTERCESSIONS, READING
If you’re on the ministry for Stewarding, Intercessions or Reading, please check your inbox for an email about this. We’re currently asking if you have any preference of dates for the rotas December 2019 – February 2020. We’re continuing to use Doodle Poll for this information. After 3 November I’ll be compiling the rotas and circulating them in good time before 1 December.
If you’ve not received the email or would like to give any preference directly to me, please do drop me an email. Thank you.
Sunday 20 October
8am Morning Worship
10am Family Worship -Café Church
Sunday 27 October
8am Holy Communion
10am Family Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday 3 November
NO 8am SERVICE
10am All Age Family Worship
6pm All Souls’Service
Sunday 10 November
8am Holy Communion
10am Remembrance Family Worship
Family Worship at 10 am on the third Sunday will be Café Church. Pastries & coffee will be available from 9.30 to enjoy before or during the service.
Future dates will be:
PASTORAL SUPPORT AT TRINITY
Revd Jon Salmon (Trinity Church Minister), Ann Baker (Families Pastor), and our small Chaplaincy Team are here to offer support which encourages everyone to feel cared for as a part of our Church Family.
You can help by contacting us when you have a need yourself or when you suspect another member of the Church, (or even someone else), could use help or would appreciate a visit. Please do contact us if you have concerns.
Pastoral visits, home communion, an encouraging phone call or just a friendly chat over coffee can be arranged by contacting Jon or Ann.
AN EVENING OF FLOWERS
- with Pam Lewis (national demonstrator)
Wednesday 13 November, 7.30 pm at Trinity (doors open 6.45 pm)
Tickets £10 on the door
Refreshments, Tombola, Raffle, Sales Table
Earley & District
TRINITY CONCERT BAND - CHRISTMAS CONCERT
4pm Sunday 8 December at Reading Minster, RG1 2HX
With lashings of music and carols guaranteed to bring Christmas cheer to all the family. Tickets available online or from the box office.
READIFOOD NEWS – FAITH CHRISTIAN GROUP
If you would like to make a donation, (non-perishable food, household & personal products), there is a green crate in the church.
Any of these items would really be appreciated.
The team will collect the donations and take them to the warehouse. Many thanks for your continued support.