A pile of saucers was left in the church kitchen recently and are not needed so we would like them removed. It’s important that all equipment brought to the kitchen from home must be labelled so it can be returned to the owners. Unclaimed equipment will be left on the table in the foyer for a short period only.
Well done to everyone who contributed items and helped to fill the shoeboxes. We have 60 to hand over. Gifts of 5 pounds will still be very welcome. Put your contribution in an envelope marked ‘Shoe Box’ and pop it in the brown box.
Following the great success of the Guest Dinner Mary is happy and to prepare and cook a Christmas lunch for the immediate church family after Family Celebration on 9th December. This will also enable us to better acquaint ourselves with Dave and Pam Bishop. This is for you and anyone with whom you would normally share Sunday lunch. To aid planning and the budget places must be booked. We shall also appeal for contributions of help, Christmas napkins, serviettes and mince pies. Sign up sheets will be available.
Dave and Pam will be speaking at Family Celebration on Sunday 9th December. Please speak to Steve Mac if you are will to accommodate Dave & Pam overnight on Saturday 8th December.
Churches in Milton, Eastney and Southsea (CHIMES) will again be carol singing at Tesco, Fratton. Two sessions, 3 – 4pm and 6 – 7pm will take place on Wednesday 12 December. Put the date in your diary.
The UCB Daily Bible Reading notes for November, December and January are now available.
Please continue to place food items in the wooden trunk – no biscuits or cakes please. Suggested items – UHT milk, long-life juice, tinned vegetables, tinned tomatoes, tinned meat and fish, tinned fruit, cartons or tins of custard, baked beans, washing up liquid, dog food, cat food, jars of jam and toiletries.
There will not be a joint evening meeting, with Portsmouth Christian Fellowship, on the first Sunday of December. The next one will be held on 6 January 2019.
This citywide initiative next meets for prayer at 7pm Tuesday 20 November at Eastney Methodist Church, Highland Rd, Eastney.
A Quiz/Buffet evening will be held at Pure Ground on Wednesday 12 December. If you’re planning on going to the 2nd session of the CHIMES carols you should be able to still make this event. Volunteers are still needed to help at a private event at Pure Ground on Saturday 24 November. Speak to Mary or Tony.