Since 1st December we have had a great response from our wonderful congregation to collect donations to our Christmas Parcel Appeal. This is something we do to support those who are really on the bread line with a “hamper” of 11 basic items, like tea or coffee and at least four luxury items at Christmas time and at Easter too.
We had collected £189.16 amazingly so on Monday 16th December at 10am., Diana, Pennie, Chris and I met at Asda’s in Southgate. Within an hour we had stacked 2 full trolleys with food and done our best to calculate how much we were about to spend.
Afterwards we took 7 of the 10 parcels to the Family Resource Centre in New Southgate which is where the Toys also went. The staff at the Centre know the families well who are most needy. They were most grateful for the food we delivered.
My thanks most sincerely to Diana and Pennie and Chris for helping with the shopping and delivering. Thank you everyone for helping us.
Happy New year to you all.
Please bring your Mission Boxes to Church on the 12th January, which is the 2nd Sunday in January. The boxes will be blessed and the money banked and sent to BMS and CWM and returned empty to you.
If you would like a box please ask me. Anthea.
CHRISTIAN AID – ADVANCE NOTICE
There will be a Christian Aid Quiz on a Saturday in February at St. Johns, Friern Barnet, Church Hall. Further details will be coming.
Please think about making up a table of 10/12 people. Last year was great fun plus a good supper.
Philip has been the Christian Aid Churches Together Treasurer for the past few years. He has decided to resign as he and Astrid have just moved to live in South London. Thank you, Philip.
This will also mean he will be resigning from the Mission Group too. We really do need some new members to fill our gap. Please consider us as we seek to find 2 new members.
Happy New Year Everyone.