LENT COURSE
This year we are going to run The Blessings Course by Roy Godwin. The course is DVD based and we will run it over 5 sessions starting on Monday 18 March, 7.30-9pm in church, and will continue on 25 March, 1,8,15 April.   The course helps us understand our role in God’s mission and encourages us to see how we are blessed by God and can bless others, and how this has impact in our community.  I really encourage you to put these dates in your diary.  If you’re in a small group then come along in your group.  Participant guides will be available (£1.90) and you can buy the book too if you wish.  It's called “The Way of Blessing” by Roy Godwin.
A sign up sheet is in church.  

CHALFONT SOCIAL AFTERNOONS
Our mid-week social afternoons, usually 2pm on Thursdays at Trinity. £1 entry.
21 Mar: ‘Serenade’
28 Mar:  Alan’s Big Picture Show


RETIREMENT COLLECTION – BISHOP OF READING
On Sundays 24 and 31 March we will be taking a special retirement collection for the Bishop of Reading, the Right Reverend Andrew Proud.  He is retiring at Easter.  If you would like to make a donation then please do so on one of these occasions.

ELECTORAL ROLL
The electoral roll 2019 is now completed. If you are on it please would you check your name.  It can be found on the board at the back of church & will stay there for at least 14 days from 18 March.

CAFE CHURCH REFRESHMENTS
We would like to see if there are any volunteers willing to help provide pastries and other refreshments for our monthly cafe church.  These do not need to be homemade but can be.  If you would like to help in this way, then please let Margaret in the church office know in the first instance.  This would be a great help.

LADIES SPRING EVENING
Our Spring ladies evening will be on Friday 5 April from 7.30pm in the church hall at Trinity.
Our focus will be on the good news that Jesus brings at Easter. Come and enjoy painting a ‘Trinity Rock’ with a special message or picture.
Make an Easter card of cross or egg shape using embroidery thread or other bits and pieces.
For those keen on making bracelets, Karen has some Kumihimo boards to make braid. Try your hand at an Easter floral arrangement – and there’s a surprise gift to make for sharing with family or friends.
Please contact one of us if you would like a lift.
Look forward to seeing you on the night.
Laura and Kate

APRIL OPEN SATURDAY AT TRINITY
6 April 11am – 2pm
Coffee and Cakes from 11am, Jacket Potato Lunches from 12pm; Handmade Crafts& Cards; Traidcraft Stall; Make & Take Craft Table; Bring & Buy. This month we are raising funds for Trinity.
Please sign up to help.  Why not meet a friend for coffee and cake.

OPEN SATURDAY 2019 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
6 April:
Raising Funds for Trinity Church
4 May:  Thrive with Hillside Community Allotment
1 June:  RBH tbc
6 July:  First Days
(No August or September)
5 Oct:  Hearing Dogs
2 Nov:  At a Loss
7 Dec:  Xmas Fair

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
Trinity Church
Usually on 2nd Saturday of the month.
Please do join us on 13 April
Why not come along and invite your friends

TRINITY CHURCH AGM
Our AGM will be on Sunday 14 April at about 11.15am after the main family service.
Everyone is invited to join in with discussions at these meetings, but only members can vote.
Contact: Chris Edgar

WHOLE CHURCH MEETING DATES 2019
There will be church meetings on the following Sundays, at about 11.15, after family worship: 14 April; 14 July; 6 October.
Everyone is invited to join in with discussions at these meetings, but only members can vote.

CENTREPOINT YOUTH
Fridays Term Time Only
Years 7 – 13
7.30 – 8.30pm
(or stay until 9pm for Urban Saints time)
EVERYONE WELCOME

GDPR CONSENT FORMS
Thank you to everyone who has already returned their form. If you haven’t yet and would like us to be able to contact you, please pick up a form & post in the box in church.

OUR SERVICES

Sunday 24 March
8am
HC
10am Family Worship with HC

Sunday 31 March
8am
Morning Worship
10am Family Worship


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.

THE FORGIVENESS PROJECT
At Lower Earley Baptist Church
A thought provoking collection of images and personal narratives exploring forgiveness.
Wednesday 17 April to Saturday 20 April
Opening Night: Weds 17 April 7pm ‘Voices from Iraq’ Gillian Dare OBE
Entry is free and the exhibition is open as follows:
Thursday 18 April: 10am - 12noon & 7pm - 9pm
Friday 19 April: 7pm - 9pm
Saturday 20 April: 10am -12noon & 7pm - 9pm
Lower Earley Baptist Church Maiden Place Lower Earley RG6 3EH
There is a poster on the Trinity Church hall board.

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.
Current needs: Various sizes of Nappies – especially size 6 at the moment – Tinned Vegetables- Small Bags of Rice -Tinned Ready Meals – Tinned Chopped Tomatoes – Tinned Soup – Tinned Meat  – Tinned Potatoes – Biscuits – Small Bags of Pasta – Tinned Fish – Pasta Sauces – Tinned Fruit – Coffee – Tea Bags – Tinned Puddings – Tinned Pies

No Sugar thank you.  No Sanitary Products.

They also give out:
Baby Milk and Nappies, Food and Toiletries – Toothpaste & Toothbrushes – Soap  – Shower Gel –  Shampoo & Conditioner- Deodorant – Household Cleaning

The team will collect the donations and take them to the warehouse.  Many thanks for your continued support.