For babies & pre-school children, Mondays & Thursdays during term-time. All parents/carers welcome to come along, 9.45am – 11am (approx.). £1.50 per session per family (+ 50p per child with child-minder). Refreshments, toys & activities. Find us at Trinity Church, near Asda and the Lower Earley Library.
CHALFONT SOCIAL AFTERNOONS
Our mid-week social afternoons, 2pm on Thursdays at Trinity. £1 entrance..
16 Nov: Reading, a town on two rivers, (or ‘Why Reading is where it is!’).
23 Nov: Pre-Raphaelite Art – which you will all recognise.
CELEBRATORY PARISH BOUNDARY WALK
Saturday 18 November
Start at the church (9.30 for 10am)
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Church building there will be walks in/around the parish with refreshments. The event will finish with an optional lunch at The Earley Retreat. There are more details on the flyers in church. If you plan to come, especially if you’re coming to the lunch, please would you sign up on the list or contact John.
30th ANNIVERSARY BARN DANCE
To celebrate 30 years in our building, 25 November, 6-10pm at Trinity for all who come to Trinity
This is a family event. We will have great food, an excellent band, lots of dancing, and loads of fun. Please bring your own drinks (including alcohol). Adult and children’s tickets available and under 5s go free. Places will be limited to 90 so it will be first come first served.
For more information contact Vanessa Fairhall or Pam Medcraft.
LADIES CHRISTMAS EVENING
Ladies, you are all welcome to our next evening together in the church hall on Friday, December 1st from 7.30pm onwards. There are opportunities to make serviette holders, cake decorations, snowmen and Christmas tree earrings and necklaces, a candle table arrangement, a scratch mark book marks and an embroidered tree decoration using a curtain ring. We will be talking about the promise, the expectation and the wonder that Advent brings. Join us for a festive drink and fellowship and please feel free to bring a friend.
CHURCH FAIR AND OPEN SATURDAY
- Saturday 2 December, 11am - 3pm
The next Open Saturday is combined with the Church Christmas Fair. There will be lots of homemade cakes and we will be serving Jacket Potatoes from 12pm in the church hall. PLEASE NOTE that there will be no Bring & Buy, or second hand book stalls, the church is busy at this time of year, we have no storage space so please do not leave items of B&B or books in the church. HOWEVER Lisa is organising a second hand toy stall at the Fair, items can be brought in from 9am on the day, or contact Lisa.
- HELP NEEDED PLEASE
Please could we have donations of good quality second hand toys, your usual wonderful cakes and items for the tombola and raffle. We are planning to have six raffle prizes of hampers made from your donations, so any toiletries, Christmas food, chocolates etc. would be very welcome – they will be used either as raffle or tombola prizes.
We will need a very large number of volunteers on the day, to help with setting up, clearing away and getting the church ready for Sunday, being on the door, selling raffle tickets, manning the cake stall and tea/coffee, taking lunch orders, serving and clearing away. We usually have a number of people sharing each job and splitting the time. So you will not be alone and if you can help even for half an hour that will be great. There is a signup sheet on the board at the back of the church.
Lisa and Junior Church are organising the toy stall, Rosemary and Chalfont group are doing the tombola and some of our young people the games. Vanessa and her team are organising lunch – thank you all of you. Please consider whether you would be able to help, if you have not volunteered before this is your chance – no experience needed!
Do you live near or walk past one of the council 'green boards' that advertise local events? There are laminated posters for the Church Fair at the back of the church, and a map of the board locations. PLEASE HELP by taking a poster to put up. If you know anywhere else that you could put up a poster or deliver flyers then please talk to Karen Green for more copies.
LADIES EVENING – A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
The Spring ladies evening is on Friday, 23rd March.
WHO LET THE DADS OUT
This is a group for dads and male carers, and their children from new born to year 6.
Free bacon rolls, toast, tea, coffee and squash
Saturday mornings – 9.30-11.30am
Next one is 9 Dec
Why not come along and invite your friends
READIFOOD NEWS – FAITH CHRISTIAN GROUP
If you would like to make a donation, (non-perishable food & household products), there is a green crate in the church.
Currently our greatest need is for: Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Ready Meals, Tinned Meat & Fish, Tinned Meat Pies, & Tinned Potatoes. We also need: Biscuits Tea Bags (40 or 80 Packs), Coffee (Instant) Tinned Fruit & Puddings, Pasta Sauces, Steamed Puddings, Long Life Milk, Rice.
Also, donations of supermarket bags or bags for life a greatly appreciated as the parcels have to be sent out in something.
The team will collect the donations and take them to the warehouse. Many thanks for your continued support.