Thanks to your generosity, we were able to make up 10 food parcels for Easter this year.
I had planned to meet Pennie and Diana at Asda on Monday 15th April to go food shopping. Well, talk about the plans of “Mice and Men”!!
Diana was unable to be there She had however been able to pass on the list of items to be purchased which I had previously sent her. We’d decided to make a few changes this time, adding pasta and rice and extra tea and coffee.
I, meanwhile, was in Birmingham from the 10th to 18th April with my daughter Tanya, clearing out my mother’s house which has now been sold. As there was such a large amount to do to leave the property empty, I was unable to get back to shop.
So, very kindly, Pennie agreed to shop as planned, with the help of Peter and Sue, who took on the job. Sue said they worked well together and I am much indebted to them for completely taking over.
For me, a huge relief and for Diana too! Thank you all so much.
I know the food parcels were most gratefully received.
God Bless You.
As I explained in the April Newsletter, we have agreed to fall in line with new guidelines this year, in recognition of difficulties delivering envelopes as it’s time consuming and anyway most people have lost theirs from the day before! Everyone is crazily busy! So, we are only collecting envelopes from door to door.
We do need lots of volunteers to collect on only Monday13th, Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th May.
Sara Skinner has been allowed to take off those evenings from work and will be doing a morning shift only. That is so good of her. She is truly amazing and faithful to the cause. All the materials, envelopes, posters etc. are going to be delivered to me very soon.
Please, please sign up if you are able to collect.
On Sunday 12th May, Ruth has kindly agreed to lead the annual Churches Together Service for this area of Barnet at 6.30pm. at our Church. Robert Wright is seeking a speaker representative from Christian Aid, and we will be asking for some readers for the service from our church and other churches where appropriate. Afterwards there will be some refreshments.
Last year Ruth, Sara, Pennie and I went to the service held at New Barnet United Reformed Church. It was really lovely and enlightening. Please put it in your diary and come and join in.
Please help us stand together and support the very poorest people in the world through careful and thoughtful projects to aid the suffering who need our help.
Yours in Christ,