Thursday 6th October

Hi Church Family

A very warm welcome to this week’s Thursday Thoughts 

Our weekly roundup of this week’s news!

ALPHA STARTS TONIGHT! 

The Alpha Course explores the basics of the Christian faith and everyone, no matter what, is more than welcome to come along!

We simply eat together, watch a video, and then discuss it in our groups.

Running from tonight toThursday 1st December from 7.30-9pm with puddings and savoury snacks, we’d simply love to see you at Alpha. Please eithermessage me or email Julie at Revdjuliestmartinscamberley@gmail.com tosign up! 

THE BLANKET BOX – HELPING TO KEEP YOU WARM

Please help yourself to what you need at St Martin’s during:

·      Wednesday Cafe, 10am-11.30am

·      Saturday Cafe, 10am-11.30am

·      Free Community Breakfast, 10am-10.40am

·      St Martin’s Family Service, 10.45am-11.45am

Please donate new, nearly new, or well-loved, clean blankets.

·      Please drop off donations at the above times and activities

·      Thank you very much indeed

THIS SUNDAY

TASTY BACON ROLLS at the Free Community Breakfast as well as toast, cereals, fruit, tea, filter coffee, and fruit juice, 10am-10.40am (last breakfast served at 10.30am)

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS in their groups during our Family Service, 10.45-11.45am

THE FREE FOOD STALL at the Youth Centre. If you need help putting food on the table, then please come along, 12.30-1.30pm. Please take what you need to eat healthily with no questions asked.

POPPY DISPLAY FOR REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Just like last year, we would like to create a Poppy Display for Remembrance Sunday on Sunday 13th November made by our local community in honour of those who have given their lives on our behalf. Please can you help?

If the answer is ‘Yes!’ then please knit or crochet your poppies and bring them to St. Martin’s or you can message us or email us, and we can forward you a pattern. 

Please try and get the poppies to us by Sunday 6th November so that we can make the display. Thank you!

THANK YOU TIME

Starting this Sunday, we’ll be taking time each week to thank our wonderful teams in the service. Thank you so much for all you do!

This Sunday, we’ll be thanking our Worship Band Team.

LADIES BREAKFAST

Ladies, on Saturday 29th October at 8.30am, come and enjoy the rich delights of Steve’s cooked breakfast! Thank you, Steve!

OUR GOD IS GREATER 

This Sunday, we’ll be exploring why ‘Our God is Greater’, looking at 1 John 4:4 and Romans 8:31-39. 

STEPHEN AND KATHRYN’S LAST SUNDAY

Stephen and Kathryn’s last Sunday with us will be Sunday 16th October. Living in Guildford, they have commuted to us for a very long time which has been a huge blessing to us all, but the time has now come for them to integrate into their local church, prompted by their care of a Ukrainian family whom they wish to integrate into local services. We will miss them terribly, but we rejoice in all that they have brought to St Martin’s and our community through their loving, faithful service in so many ways.

MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING

Our next Monthly Prayer Meeting is on Wednesday 26th October at 7.30pm. 

THE ALZHEIMER’S CAFÉ

On Monday 17th October, The Alzheimer’s Café is starting at St Martin’s. Once a month we’ll meet in a warm and friendly atmosphere with live music and refreshments, share our experiences and learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia. Come and join us and find out more and then the third Monday of every month from 6.30-8.30pm. For further information, phone 01276 675266, go to www.alzheimercafe.co.uk or email: camberley.alzheimercafe@aol.co.uk

LIGHTING A CANDLE FOR A LOVED ONE SERVICE

On Monday 31st October from 7.30pm-8pm, come and join us for a short service to remember our loved ones with lighting candles for a loved one at its heart.

SHARED LUNCHES

Our next Shared Lunches will take place on Sunday 13th November and Sunday 15th January after the service J

BAND AND TECH-SET UP

If you are in church while the band and tech team are setting up and running through, please let’s keep our voices down to a minimum so that they can prepare for us without being distracted.

TUESDAY TOTS

Bring your little ones for loads of fun from 9-10.30am! It’s free!

WEDNESDAY CAFÉ

Join us from 10-11.30am at Wednesday Café for a good chat over good, free refreshments, including Mo’s delicious cakes!

SATURDAY CAFÉ

Join us from 10-11.30am at Saturday Café for free tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and toast!

OUTLOOK FOR SENIORS

Our next Outlook for Seniors session is on Wednesday 2nd November from 2-4pm. We’ll be enjoying a fun activity together with lovely refreshments. It’ll be great fun!

LIFE GROUPS

Have you joined a Life Group yet?

Life Groups are fantastic for:

·      getting to know our church family better

·      understanding the Bible

·      caring, supporting, and praying for each other.

It’s also a fabulous way to help on a Sunday at St Martin’s as Life Groups take turns to serve on Sunday.

If you haven’t joined a Life Group yet, then I warmly recommend this wonderful opportunity to you. Please contact me or Em to find out more.

Every blessing

Chris

Contact us

Vicar: Chris Richardson Tel: 01276 586798

email: vicar@stmartinolddean.com (Day off: Friday)

Church Office Tel: 01276 932819 (10am-12pm weekdays)

email: office@stmartinolddean.com

Website: www.stmartinolddean.com

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