We are holding a brunch to raise monies for our Africa fund on Saturday 1st April from 10:30 to 1pm in the church hall. Delicious soups, sandwiches and homemade cakes will be on offer. There will also be a number of stalls including a tombola and raffle. Please come along and help support this life saving work. More information on the fund is available on our Africa fund pages.
I recommend watching this great video which reminds us of the real meaning of Christmas.
If you are able to, please fill a shoe box with useful and fun items for a child in desperate poverty this year. Ready decorated shoe boxes are available to buy again this year (40p each from Cheryl). Leaflets containing all of the necessary information are on the table at the back of church. Filled shoe boxes should be brought to St Thomas’ or St Luke’s on Sunday 6th November please. More information is available on the Samaritan’s purse web site.
As the world talks about Halloween we have a different way to engage with the themes of death with this excellent video produced by Andy Dykes of Liverpool Cathedral.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Wigan Ron and Janet Conway recently came to help the ACT food bank celebrate 4 years of existence. The Mayor praised the work of the churches and people in the community who are helping to meet the needs of those in crisis.
The Children’s Society has recently released a great video to their supporters. If you don’t already support the Children’s Society then please consider doing so.
This will take place on 29th October at from 10am until noon. As well as teas, coffees and cakes, there will be: a raffle, tombola, cake stall, accessories, bags, scarves etc. Contributions gratefully received. Please come and support us and enjoy the fellowship.
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