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Newsletter October 2019 

 

St Nicholas Orthodox Trust Loan

Some of you may be aware that when we purchased the church building, we took a loan from the St Nicholas Orthodox Trust in order to have enough money for the purchase. It is several years on now since the purchase and while we have concentrated on repaying the mortgage, we now must make repayments for this loan. We want to make you aware that through your continued support and generosity we can pay this loan off and not leave our church in debt for the next generation.

 

Sunday School

There will be Sunday School on the 6th October.

Vespers

There will be no vespers until further notice.

 

Food Bank

Thank you for continuing to support your Local Food Bank. During AUGUST your donations helped us to support an average of 67 households every week by giving out 96 food parcels.  We still have ample supplies of baked beans. So, the following would be helpful:

  • ·Soup
  • ·Tinned Fish
  • ·Tinned fruit & vegetables
  • ·Cereals
  • ·Tea

If you can help it will be greatly appreciated.

Roof Fund Appeal

We have made a good start to our fundraising with some donations directly to the church. Our current total is £4150. Please continue to share our appeal to anyone you feel will support us.

We would love it if you took a moment to check out our GoFundMe campaign:

https://www.gofundme.com/roof-fund-appeal&rcid=r01-153270114942-8a1d9c932b7f4da4&pc=em_co_campmgmt_w

There is also a basket for donations in the church, remember to gift aid and make your donation go further.

Your support would mean a lot. Thank you so much!

Xpovia polla and happy name day to those celebrating their saint’s day in October.  Anyone who has not given Pres Rebecca their name day details please do so.

2 October

St Cyprian

Ciprian Habel

3 October

St Dionysius

Fr Dionysius Higgs

Barrie Law-Riding

11 October

St Kenneth

Ken Doswell

18 October

St Luke

Loukas Beckett

Luke Greatorex

Lucas Fard

 

A valued member of the congregation is looking for an experienced joiner for an immediate start in his company. If you are or know someone who has the relevant skills and experience and would like to join Manos and his team, then he would like to hear from you on 07852202867.

 

New details?

Please let me know if you have moved to a new house, have a new telephone number or changed email address. Many thanks. rlhiggs@hotmail.co.uk 07890 208539

Members of the community who are unwell

If you or anyone you know from church is unwell, please do let me know so that we can help in whatever way we can. Thank you.  

 

Church Hall

We are happy to let you know that our church hall is being utilised on a regular basis, but if you know of anyone who is looking for hall space then please speak to a member of the committee. It has also been decided to make the hall available for children’s birthday parties, so please spread the word! There will be a leaflet printed shortly which may be used to advertise the hall for the parties. If you would like some then please speak to a member of the committee.

 

Newsletter inclusions

The deadline for any announcements, news, Christian book reviews or articles is the 26th of each month for inclusion in the following month’s newsletter. If you wish for it to be included for more than one month, then please specify the length of time. All items may be emailed to Nicky at ntpratsas@yahoo.com.       

 

 

 

 

Services and Events for October 2019

Date

Time

Service/Event

6th October

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 16th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday School

13th October

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 17th Sunday After Pentecost

19th October

10:30am

Holy Liturgy Dalton-in-Furness

 

20th October

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 18th Sunday After Pentecost

27th October

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 19th Sunday After Pentecost