Scripture verse for the week: Romans 5 verse 8 ‘But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’
ACTIVITIES WEEK IN GWP - THANK YOU
We have had a wonderful Week of Activities. Thank you all so much for all who came and especially to all of you who worked so hard.
TREASURE TIMES - ADDITIONAL REQUESTS
Do bring your children along to Treasure Times which will be taking place every Thursday in August from 10am – 12 noon at Didcot Baptist Church. There will be activities centred on the theme ‘Children of the Bible’ for 5 – 11 year olds – (there are also activities for under 5’s). Entry is free although donations are welcome.
Volunteers are still required, particularly to lead the outside games on 2 August. Please contact the church office on 813187 if you are able to help.
Cakes are also required. If you are able to bake cakes, they can be taken to DBC on Thursday mornings from 8am or left in the kitchen the night before (labelled Treasure Times). A list of ingredients used must accompany each cake – this is important for those who have allergies.
KITCHEN ROLL TUBES
Gill, from All Saints’, is collecting cardboard tubes from the centre of kitchen rolls for use at the Town Fayre at Edmonds’ Park on 4 August. Please bring them along to church, if you have any that you can donate.
GWP Church members are going to the New Wine summer camp from today for one week. If you would like to attend, but feel that the cost is prohibitive, please speak to Mark. Please note that there will be no church service here next Sunday, but we will be back as normal on 12 August.
LONELINESS AND CONNECTION
A training workshop run by the Archway Foundation (serving those hurt by loneliness) on the effect of loneliness on our health and wellbeing will take place from 9.30am –12.30pm on Saturday, 29 September at St Luke’s Church, Canning Crescent, OX1 4XB. The keynote speaker will be Alison Webster, Social Responsibility Adviser, Diocese of Oxford.
GIVING REGULARLY TO GWP CHURCH
We have a giving scheme that enables us to give regularly to the work of the church and our work in this community. The money is gift aided and so is a very efficient way to support what we are doing here. If you would like to commit in this way and support God's work in this community, please talk to Mark or one of the Leadership Team. There are Giving Forms on the table as you enter the Café.
DIDCOT FOOD BANK – ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES REQUIRED
During the summer holidays families are unable to access school meals, breakfast and after school clubs. It is therefore vitally important that the Foodbank has good supplies to meet the extra need. Please put any donations in the box on the table at the back of the church. Please give generously - current greater needs are rice and dried potato, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit and basic toiletries (soap, shower gel, toothpaste). Thank you.
TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED (7 WEEKS)
Cornerstone is again working with Goblin Theatre to produce its second Christmas production, The Pied Piper, to run throughout December. They are working to appoint professional adult actors who will require local accommodation for their period of rehearsals and performances – mid November through until the end of December. If you can help, please contact Sandra Varney at the Cornerstone tel: 01235 515135. PS: The Pied Piper runs from Friday, 7 December to Sunday, 30 December and tickets are on sale now at the Box Office tel: 01235 515144.
There are several ways you can get involved, whether it be serving, donating or joining one of our weekly life groups, we can point you in the right direction.