Just in case you did not know, our Harvest donations to HAB (Homeless Action in Barnet) were gratefully appreciated by them. They sent a message thanking everyone and 2 copies of that are on the notice boards in Church.
Secondly, Macmillan have added the donations received online via the QR Code to the cash gifts given at our very successful Coffee and Cake event, bringing the total to £342.80. Macmillan were delighted by this result and so were we likewise.
There will be a Toy Service on Sunday 4th December. Please bring toys, books or games that are new or in excellent condition. Here is a chance to buy or sort out unwanted toys your children have grown out of or not played with any more. These will go to the Family Resource Centre, close to the Church. They are run by Barnet Social Services and they know what gift is suitable for the many children they support. Gifts for babies, toddlers, all age groups would be wonderfully welcome.
With love and prayers,
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
On Sunday 24th September we held this event in the Hall, after the Service. We were delighted by the number of people who came and there was lots of chatting and a great atmosphere.
There were a huge variety of cakes, scones and sausage rolls. It was amazing! Everybody helped; some to help set up the tables and prepare the hall; some served the tea and coffee; some sliced the cakes.
The cash in the collecting box was £252 and together with a cheque the total of £302 has now been banked.
When I rang Macmillan, they told me that when the cash goes through after about 28 days, they will calculate the amount given via the QR Code and add the two together for a final result. They will let me know. The QR Codes were dotted around on tablecloths, here and there and a number of people donated that way. Also, Ruth had given us a scenario to open up conversations about how to welcome people and help them.
Thanks to those who could not come but still sent cakes and donations. I can’t thank everyone enough for all the Help! Phenomenal!
Blessings to you all. Anthea Denham
HARVEST FESTIVAL This is advance notice of our Harvest Service on Sunday 9th October. For many years we have supported HAB (Homeless Action in Barnet) at Harvest time. HAB is run by volunteers. They look after about 20 or so homeless people, many of whom are asylum seekers or refugees. The people go to the “house” in North Finchley where they can have drinks and breakfast, wash their clothes, have a shower, see a dentist or doctor on some days. Also, they are helped with housing etc. Due to Covid they had to cut down severely with numbers of guests. They used to make dinner(lunch) for about a hundred every day of the week before that. Our list of food for that changed last year, but it’s not that different now, due to threats of Covid and flu outbreaks which may arise. So, people are given easy cook and prepacked food to take with them instead of dinner. Here is a list of food and other suitable items - Long Life Milk Tea, Coffee, Chocolate drink, biscuits, chocolate bars, crisps. Pot Noodles - Please note “No Pasta or Rice, only Uncle Bens Instant Rice. Tins of vegetables, baked beans, spaghetti, fish in tins, tins of fruit or anything tinned. Or other items including - Laundry Tablets, Shower gels and Shampoo, Shaving cream, razors, tooth brushes and paste (Mostly men guests). If you have shoes for men (barely used), socks or jumpers and coats in excellent condition and no longer needed, then those are very welcome. Or cash also helps HAB run the whole excellent service. Please try to support homeless people who are in great need. God Bless You, Anthea Denham