Notices 3rd December
1st Sunday in Advent - HOPE
led by Ray Battye
incl. Junior Church & Crèche
led by Rev'd Tim Crome
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who premised is faithful."
Advent Study Course will continue Wednesday 6th, 13th and 20th December, at 7:30pm. The group will be exploring Advent themes from the film "It's a Wonderful Life". Katie.
Friends of Wisewood & District Community Christmas Tree Event will be celebrated on Sunday 10th December 3:30pm onwards, at the RIVA building and car park, next to the Sports Centre. There will be carol singing with Stannington training band between 4:00pm and 4:30pm. The church has been asked to lead this. Do please come along to support the event if at all possible. Many thanks. Margaret P.
No 6:15pm Service on Sunday 10th December.
Local Carols Singing. We will be singing local carols on Tuesday 12th December at 7:00pm in the church hall. All are welcome.
Nativity Variety Church will be on Sunday 17th December, at 10:30am and led by Rev'd Katie Leonowicz.
Traditional Carol Service on Sunday 17th December, at 4:00pm at Wisewood church.
No 6:15pm Service on Sunday 17th December.
HARC. The church will shortly be sending a donation supporting the work of HARC (Homeless and Rootless at Christmas). This local charity provides food and accommodation for the very needy over the Christmas holiday period. If you would like to add to the church's gift for this worthwhile cause, please hand your donation to Di or Margaret P. over the next couple of weeks (by 17th December). Many thanks.
Christmas Film/Craft Afternoon is planned for Saturday 23rd December starting at 4:00pm. It will include preparing the Christingles. More details to follow.
Christmas Card Post-Box. The Church Christmas Card Post-box is for posting only to people who attend church and is available from today. The last collection will be at 10:30am on Sunday 17th December. Please post early to help the sorters. Thank you.
Shoeboxes. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all who contributed in any way towards the tremendous contribution Wisewood has made to the Shoebox Appeal. More details in the next edition of "Branching Out". Thank you again. Enid.
Medicins Sans Frontieres. As in previous years, an area at the back of church will be available for those members wishing to send greetings to their friends at Wisewood. The charity this year chosen to receive donations in lieu of cards is 'Medicins Sans Frontieres' which means 'Doctors Without Borders'. Many of the doctors and staff, seen on your television screens, working in war torn areas of the world, are supported and financed by this charity. Margaret T.
Church Christmas Card. The Church Christmas Card has been designed by Katie. It's important that we complete all deliveries within the forthcoming week. Please help in this outreach for the Church and take some for delivery. The bundles are on the reception desk. Thank you. Enid.