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A Special Prayer for those whose lives have been affected
by the Manchester bombing and the London attacks:

“God of compassion, you hear the cries of all who are in trouble or distress; accept our prayers for those whose lives are affected by the bombing in Manchester and the London attacks. We pray especially for those suddenly facing a future without a child, parent or loved one; young ones who are in deep distress; those who are injured, traumatized or awaiting news; strengthen them in their hour of need, grant them perseverance and courage to face the future, and be to them a firm foundation on which to build their lives;
for this we ask throughJesus Christ our Lord". Amen.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Every Friday, 2 groups run at the Horwich Community (Resource) Centre: ‘Tots & Toast’ for parents & toddlers (9–11am) & ‘Friday Lunch Club’ for Seniors (11am–1pm) – both need volunteers to help prepare drinks, lay tables & serve food & drinks from the kitchen. Anyone wanting work experience for a CV, or just come as a volunteer is welcome. (Vicki Robinson-Birbeck vickihrc@outlook.com)

 

YOUTH MINISTER UPDATE

Where are we up to? A huge thank you to everyone who has pledged. We have 50% pledged already, which is incredible. We are now applying to grant giving bodies for the re-mainder. Once we have all the money pledged or promised, we will look to recruit January 2018.
How can you be involved?
Prayer - we’d love people to commit to prayer e.g. for successful grant applications, further gifts, that God will prepare the ground for the Youth Minister and for God’s person for this post to be available to hear his call.
Giving - it’s not too late to give, either through standing order or “one off gifts” using the gift aid envelope.
More details are available in Church.

 

ST ELIZABETH'S YOUNG PEOPLE
We are looking for leaders for all of our children's groups ages ranging from 3 - 13 yrs. If you are curious about what we do and how and would like a no obligation taster, please speak to our clergy. (A DBS check would be required)

PCC SECRETARY
We are still looking for a person to fill this post on a regular basis. Please prayerfully consider whether this may be something God is nudging you to do. If you are a regular attender, would like to be more involved with the leadership at St. Elizabeth’s and have been on the electoral roll for at least 6 months, this may be for you. There are 6 meetings a year (alternate months on the 3rd Monday) plus the AGM and chiefly involves taking the meeting minutes. There is a job description available. Please speak to the Clergy or Wardens if you would like some more information.

REFRESHMENTS
Is there anyone who doesn't already help with refreshments who would consider doing so as we are now getting quite desperate for helpers. This also applies to the other duties for Welcome, Readings and Intercessions. The more volunteers we have, the less times we all have to be on the rota!

CLEANING!
Oh joy, some of you may be thinking! Keeping our buildings tidy & clean requires some commitment and everyone is a volunteer. The Church has a dwindling rota and we have now had to bring in an outside company for the hall.
Please, please, please, if you can spare approx. 1-2 hours once a the month, speak to the Church Wardens. Thank you.

CATERING TEAM - SUPPORT NEEDED.
Could you consider helping the Catering Team here in church? We have a very small team at the moment and they carry out a vital role catering for so many of the events that take place at St. Elizabeth‟s. If you feel you could help at all, please speak to one of the team.

THE GRUB TUB - STILL IN DEMAND!
Sadly there is still a need for the Grub Tub! Organised by Dave Bagley of Urban Outreach (Bolton) & Winter Watch; the grub tub is intended to provide a food bank for needy families in the area due to illness, debts or fines, benefit delays, homelessness, domestic abuse, redundancy or family breakdown. People collect food from the Urban Restore Centre and stay for refreshments and a chat with volunteers who can signpost people to Urban Outreach projects and other agencies. Older people, those with mobility issues or single parents with young children can have food delivered.
If you are able to help by donating a tin of food or similar it would be gratefully received. A list of suitable items to donate is available at the back of the Church. Please include cereal.
Please try to support families in our community - every little helps.

FLORAL DECORATIONS.
Could you consider making a donation towards the cost of floral decorations in church, perhaps to celebrate an anniversary or remember a loved one? A sign up sheet is available at the back of church where you can indicate the date that you would like to remember. If you feel you could help at all, please speak to Sandra Almond.

EMAIL DISTRIBUTION OF ST. ELIZABETH’S NOTICE SHEET.
In an attempt to ensure that everyone is kept up to date with church notices and events, especially over the holiday periods when people may be away, we will shortly begin emailing the notice sheet to everyone who provided their email details when registering for the electoral role recently. If for any reason you do not wish to receive the notice sheet in electronic format please email me at janehalstead@live.co.uk and I will take your name off the distribution list. Thank you.

APPLYING FOR A CHURCH SCHOOL.
If you are considering applying for a church school for your children you are encouraged to make use of our voluntary self registration of attendance scheme. This will help us to have accurate information to support any application for admission. Further details are at the back of the church.

 If you require any further information about any of the events listed above
please contact Jill Harley