SAVE THE DATE !!!!!
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPT
10AM TILL 12.30PM
On the 27th September we are having a Macmillan COFFEE MORNING from 10am to 12.30pm, there will be cake, and coffee/tea. You will be able to join in with a couple of games, guess how many Colin the caterpillar faces in a picture, plus teabag throwing. Intrigued, then come along and find out what’s going on. Have some fun while raising vital funds for MACMILLAN Cancer Support.
Volunteers will also be required to either man or woman the games and serve the teas and coffees also. If it’s not possible for you to come, can you bake something for the day, cake, or biscuits or flapjacks?
Any goodies left at 12 noon will be auctioned off individually until they are all gone, highest bid gets the bun.
For more details contact Chris or Mike Bryer on 01473 611143.
ABSOLUTELY DIVINE CAFÉ,
LITTLE BEALINGS –
OCT REOPENING AND VOLUNTEERS
Our Wednesday café at All Saints Little Bealings has been running almost four months now and we are delighted to have welcomed many of you. We’ve thoroughly embraced Italian week, Greek week, churchmade vegetable lasagne, Ellen’s wonderful cakes, lemons, garlic, super salads, mozzarella, brie, caramelized onions, mascarpone, and we aim to very much live up to our name producing absolutely divine meals with warm company. If you haven’t visited yet, we’d love to see you. We are thrilled by the sense of community and joy in the café.
We will then close from 23rd August to 27th Sept (inclusive), re-opening after Harvest weekend with our new ‘Autumn Wednesdays’ menu.
For October’s re-opening we need additional volunteers. Could you join us to bring community, joy, friendship and warmth to our Wednesday customers? Can you wash up, clear tables? Or would you rather serve coffee from our coffee machine and take orders at the till? The work is busy over the lunchtime period but great fun.
Ideally I am seeking people who can volunteer most weeks, or alternate weeks, between 11.15am and 2.15pm. I can assure you that you will make so many new friends.
We are proud to be rated 5-star by East Suffolk Council, and this means adhering to Food Safety Agency rules, so there’s training needed on allergens, cross-contamination, washing up rules, etc., but that’s easily covered. Mainly its just being part of our friendly team who just love feeding and serving joy. We’d love to have you on board.
To volunteer or find out more please contact Helen send email, or on 07825 004585.
Helen Wittgreffe – Absolutely Divine Café Lead
We welcome anybody who wishes to come to the Silver
events. There’s always a good variety of food to enjoy with tea, coffee,
chocolate, and sometimes squash.
The Screen is in the hall, and the Games are in the church. When you turn up you can be assured of a warm welcome.
Next sessions of Silver Screen are on Mondays 4th & 18th September at the Church Hall, 2pm-4pm.
Seeing so many people get so much out of those sessions has been a pleasure.
Following the screening, we have a short talk.
Come along for an enjoyable afternoon and companionship.
Next sessions of Silver Games are on Mondays 11th & 25th September at the Church, 2pm-4pm.
Come and enjoy playing the old fashioned and some modern games such as Up-Words, Scrabble, Mexican Train, Uno, Rummikub and Scrabble. Even if you don’t play board games you will be welcome to just come along and sit with our regulars and have a chat.
For more details contact
Chris or Mike Bryer 01473 611143
MEN’S & LADIES’ BREAKFAST
Please come along on Saturday, 23rd September at 9.30am and join us at the Farmhouse Pub for our Men’s & Ladies’ Breakfast and fellowship. All ages are welcome.
Gary Jones send email or
Anita Jones to reserve your place.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 26th September, 2-15pm at all Saints Kesgrave.
Our speaker for the meeting will be David and Karoline Howlett. We look forward to their talk about their trip to Malta.
Visitors are always welcome to join us at our meetings.
STARTS 5TH OCTOBER –
Stay Curious is the current strapline for Alpha and at first I thought it rather odd, but it’s stuck in my brain, so perhaps it works. After all, faith is a journey and we should remain curious as we explore and enjoy a journey.
I challenge you to Stay Curious this autumn/early winter, and join us to learn more about Alpha and why it is packing city churches across the nation and indeed the world. The current Alpha Film Series was filmed in 2016 and is designed to take the audience on an epic journey exploring the basics of Christian faith. It features inspiring stories and interviews from all around the world, from leading DNA scientists, hardened criminals, highly successful entrepreneurs who had everything money could buy and yet still felt empty and that there had to be more to life, from Queens Counsel lawyers, adventurer Bear Grylls, and quotes from Freddie Mercury and other music legends. It makes us think.
Alpha is aimed at those sitting on the fence regarding faith, and those who don’t believe, however those who took the course with me, longstanding members of this congregation, found it changed them. It inspired us, gave us an absolute desire to be disciples, to serve, to bring others to faith. So whether you are new to faith, have unanswered questions, want to know more, are longstanding Christians, or are just curious, we welcome you to join us for our third Alpha course.
The course will be run by Elders Helen Wittgreffe and Carolyn LeMay on Thursday evenings from 5th October at Little Bealings Church, we will share coffee, cake, a laugh, stories, enjoy these 25-minute films and then discuss them in a positive and inspiring way. Coffee will be served from 7.15pm, film starts at 7.30pm, finish 9pm. It is envisaged the course will run for 11-12 weeks.
To book a place, please contact Helen Wittgreffe on send email or 07825 004585, or speak to Carolyn LeMay at ASK.