This Week’s Notices
Notices from Sunday 25 September 2022
Autumn Term 2022 Programme
See here for the Autumn Term programme.
The START Course
This is a 6 week course that offers a basic introduction to the Christian faith and covers themes including Life, God, Mess, Jesus, The Cross, and moving Onwards. Each week we will meet in the East Room from 1.15-2.45pm, beginning with refreshments and during each session we will watch 3 short DVD clips and have the chance to share our thoughts and ask questions as we go. The course begins on Wednesday 28th September and a link to watch the short promo clip is below..
This group has started meeting in the Easter Centre again. They are starting a new study on The Holy Spirit. All ladies welcome. Please contact the Church Office for more details.
Campus News – August 2022
For the latest Campus News see here.
Child Action Lanka Update
For the latest news from CAL (Child Action Lanka) see here.
If you would like to provide extra support to CAL please go to the following on-line giving page https://givealittle.co/campaigns/1fd8c691-2943-476f-acef-92c301411c2c. You may also be able to gift aid your donation which enhances your gift by 25%.
Wildlife Gardening Sessions
We will be continuing these wildlife-gardening sessions every fourth Saturday of the month at 10am, in cordination with the working party who regularly maintain the churchyard.
If you would like to meet new people, get outdoors and promote wildlife in your community then please come along.
Opportunity to Serve – 10.30am service
We are looking for teams to head up refreshments after the 10.30am service. We are also looking for people to join the Welcome Team for this service. If you would like to get involved in either of these ministries please contact the Church Office.
We welcome our two new interns for this year, Maddy Jones and Joanna Starr.
Weekly communications for the Church Family
Please contact the Church Office if you would like to receive the weekly church newsletter by email or Esther’s weekly email.
Church Grounds Working Party
10am-12noon on Saturday 22 October. All welcome
Working from home?
Starting this Autumn, St Johns Egham will be offering social space on our campus for those working from home. Our comfortable modern facility may be just what you are looking for. For more information contact email@example.com or the Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A couple currently living in South Africa would like to return to the UK for a long visit next year to do God’s work in any way that he guides them. Please let the Church Office know if you would be able to accommodate them end April to October 2023.
Tesco Bags of Help scheme
Would you please consider voting for St John’s Church Project – Storage for Upcycling and Recycling. The scheme runs until 30 September and is only in Egham Tesco. You may have to ask for the blue tokens.
Pooley Green Level Crossing closed
Please be aware that the Pooley Green level crossing, on Vicarage Road in Egham, will be closed from Saturday 1 to Monday 10 October whilst engineers carry out upgrade work.
We are pleased to let you know that free English Language Classes for people from Ukraine are now also available at Strode’s College with applications being made online at https://www.windsor-forest.ac.uk/courses/learn-english/374-learn-english/5357-learn-english-part-time-at-strodes.html?c=Z44PA022 or please contact Sabrina at email@example.com. There is also a “drop in” session every Tuesday from 12.30 to 2pm at the Revive Cafe in Chertsey High Street when members of the council and the CAB are available to offer support and advice and our Welcome Brochures are available at the Revive Cafe, the Foodbank in Virginia Lodge and also to all people arriving from Ukraine when they have their initial meeting at the council offices.
Eco Church Silver Award
We are pleased to let you know that St John’s Church has received an Eco Church Silver award. Many thanks to all those who have worked hard towards achieving this.
The next baptisms are to be held 20 November. If you would like to be baptised or to renew your baptismal vows by full immersion please contact Esther.
If you are interested in being confirmed please get in touch with Esther for more information.
Diocese of Guildford – Supporting Ukraine Resource Page
For details of the diocesan Supporting Ukraine resource page see https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/i-am-resources/interested-in-supporting-ukraine or click on the following link: Supporting Ukraine resource page.
Following the pandemic and in light of the current cost of living crisis, the Hardship Fund team have met recently to discuss St John’s response. We are conscious that Hardship can be both financial and emotional and in order to reflect this, the Fund is now entitled the Hardship and Wellbeing Fund. We will continue to act as good stewards of the Fund and as such have decided to allocate part of the Fund towards applications made due to increased utility costs. If you, or anyone you know, is finding life difficult at the moment and you feel the Fund could help in some way, please do not hesitate to contact the Church Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to donate to the Fund please follow this website link https://givealittle.co/campaigns/19027bca-fe00-493d-9900-d6b961f808e6
Our prayers continue for those in our church family and the wider community who are finding life difficult at the present time.
Yours in faith – The Hardship and Wellbeing Fund Team
Deanery Events Diary
For details of the Deanery Events Diary for October 2022 see here.
Egham District Girlguiding – Volunteers Needed
For more details see here.
For details of what the Foodbank needs this month see here.
Fundraising Activities and Events
If you would like to be kept up to date about activities and events in aid of reducing the Easter Centre buildings costs then please email Phil Darby at email@example.com to receive a monthly newsletter.
Volunteers needed to knit poppies for Remembrance 2022
More details and patterns available from Susan Scott or the Church Office.
For the Prayer Diary for October 2022 please see here.
Recycling Used ink cartridges
Phil Darby is now collecting used / unused ink cartridges to recycle with all profits going to the Easter Centre. Please contact Phil or the Church Office for further information.