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Dear Christ Church,

 

Jay, Dozie and the Holiday Club team all have messages for you this week:

 

This Sunday is Father's Day.  The church has traditionally honoured the place of mothers and all women within the life of the church and world on Mother's Day.  I know that Father's Day is a newer 'invention' but I think that it is important that we recognise the role of fathers and 'father-figures' in our culture today.  Male role models are important and many children and young people do not get an opportunity to experience good 'father-figures' in their life.  At Christ Church, we want to encourage and thank 'father-figures'.  So, we will be having an all age service that does this.  In addition, we will be giving a present to every man who comes to church on Sunday morning!  So, do bring men along to celebrate with us.  I believe that men and women, boys and girls will have a great time on Sunday at 10.30am!

 

Jay.

 



Thank you so much for honouring our son  Chukwubuikem Jedidiah  last Sunday.

It was really a great delight to see you all both in the service and the reception.

We are deeply grateful to you all for the lovely gifts, prayers, love and support.

May the good Lord reward you all richly.

Every Blessing 


Revd Dozie and Family.

 

 

Guardians of Ancora – Holiday Club 2016  The following donations are needed please:

 

  • Boxes of all shapes and sizes to make model buildings / houses for Ancora village

  • Hard cardboard inner tubes from cling wrap and foil and kitchen roll – to make poles for village market stalls.

  • Clean pieces of fabric that can be cut into smaller pieces for craft

  • Clean, old blue sheets to make the sea for hall decoration

  • Clean fishing or garden netting that can be used to decorate the hall as fishing net

  • Artificial ivy strings

  • Artificial flowers – individual or strings

  • Battery operated fairy and Christmas lights

  • Rolls of brown paper

  • Broad sheet newspapers

  • Basketball net

 

 

Please leave in the large box in the hall entrance.

 

Holiday Club Team

 

 

And finally, the church will be open next Thursday, the day of the EU referendum.If you would like to pray in a quiet space that God’s Will be done regarding this important decision for the UK then please do come and use the church.It will be open from 8am until 10pm.

 

 

Jennie and Vernon Mapp, who are walking the South Downs Way to raise money for the Kondoa Bible School in Tanzania, tell me that their fundraising page is now live, and can be accessed by going to www.justgiving.com/christchurch-orpington

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Andy Goddard

Parish Admininstrator