Preparing for the Bazaar…

For many years now we have held our Bazaar at the beginning of Advent and it has become a welcome fixture in our church year.  This year it is to be on Saturday, 30th November – please make a note of it in your diaries. Apart from the sale itself it has become a very social event with many people enjoying the excellent soups and tasty cakes provided as well as taking a break over a cup of tea or coffee. It provides an opportunity to welcome people into the church who do not belong to our congregation and enables them to see what a lively and varied group of people we are at St. Catherine’s. We offer a variety of items for sale:  Christmas decorations, crackers, flea-market articles as well as our popular marmalades, jams and chutneys.  We also sell a selection of books.  A craft activity will be on hand, especially for the children.

The proceeds from the Bazaar help us to support our outreach missions.

If you can sign up to help set up, bake goods, make soup/chilli for lunch, make jams, chutney and other preserves, staff stalls on the day etc. please speak to Alison.

“Muscles” are needed on Friday evening, 6 pm onwards, to get boxes and books out of the cellar and also on Saturday morning from 9 am to help put up the tent to shelter the soup kitchen. Helpers are needed all day Saturday to (wo)man stalls, even if people can only manage a few hours, and “muscles” are required again after 4 pm to help clear up.

There is now a blue box in the Anglican Centre for your non-perishable donations.
Please also help yourself to jam jars from the box to return full at the Bazaar.

Fliers for the bazaar (and our Advent and Christmas Services) are now available at church – please take and invite your friends. Or share our Facebook event – or forward the image here.

Preaching peace – if you missed Howard’s sermon on Sunday or would like to read through it again you can find it here 20191110-Sermon-Proper27_Peace Sunday

The News-sheet for November is now here!

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