Thanks – Jumpers and hats for SHARESHEFFIELD – The staff from Sheffield hospitals who support Share Sheffield are going out to Ethiopia very soon. All the knitted jumpers and hats or babies were collected and blessed before being passed on to Dr Cariad on Sun 28th Oct. Many thanks to all who knitted including ladies from Sew4others in Dronfield.
THANKS – 1 – TRAIDCRAFT
It is sad to hear but after nearly 40 years of trading Traidcraft is to close at the end of 2018, (owing to the losses that it is currently sustaining), so currently the last Traidcraft stall at church will be on 9th December.
We will make contact elsewhere to see if we can continue to provide a similar range of fairly traded products in the New Year.
I know Kath must have started the stall at church over 30 years ago so thanks to you all for your continued support over that time. Hopefully we will have helped to make a difference to the people abroad who supplied the produce and goods.
THANKS – 2 – CONCERT
The Fellowship committee would like to thank those who supported – and hopefully thoroughly enjoyed – the Friends in Harmony concert when £185 was raised. £100 was donated by the choir to its charity, the Motor Neurone Disease Association, and £85 went to SHARE.
Cathedral Archer project harvest appeal –
Thanks to everyone for the many contributions to the Cathedral Archer Project at our Harvest service. It was good to hear more about the work of the Archer Project from Tim Renshaw, and more thanks go to the staff at the New Leaf Plant Centre for their very generous offering of six boxes of food, toiletries and clothing.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – SAMARITAN’S PURSE
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children round the world and, together with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1990 more than 113 million children in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. You can even do a shoebox online via Shoebox World – you pick the gifts, they shop and send it off for you for £18. Although you cannot include hand-knitted stuffed toys there are loads of patterns to knit up into glove puppets. They can be found on http://www.pinterest.com/ occuk/occ-knitting-patterns/
CHRISTIAN AID NEWS
Christian Aid week this year was from May 10th to 16th. We collect house to house each year. This week makes such a big difference to Christian Aid’s annual fund raising.
As we prepare for the door to door collection during Christian Aid week, there are some useful resources on the Christian Aid website, www.christianaid.org.uk. Your prayers and support for all our collectors will be much appreciated.
Also on this website are details of an ecumenical prayer vigil across the world on the 24th of every month which it is intended will continue until there is a just and lasting resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.