Looking Up – new church service – Sunday 15th October

You are invited to

“Looking UP”

a new service at Monxton church

finding God – being found by God

 

Sunday 15th October 4pm
3.45pm: hot chocolate and doughnuts
4.00pm-ish: worship begins
4.45pm: home time!

We want you to feel welcome and at ease – so no dressing-up, no books – (everything on data projector)

Featuring: “Strictly Doughnut”: can your dad eat one without licking his lips? And what has this to do with the love of God?

And if we don’t laugh a lot we’ve missed out on the nature of God

See YOU there 

PS keyboard, sax and guitar band. Would you like to join in? (any age)

Matthew – 07960 299 434 and revupmg@gmail.com 

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

This year St. Mary’s Church, Monxton, will be making up Christmas shoeboxes for distribution by Andover Foodbank.

Last year Andover Foodbank distributed more than 650 Christmas gift boxes to local children.  These are some of the comments received by the Foodbank.

“Shortage of money and anxiety make it very difficult at Christmas. The shoe boxes were a huge help and had such lovely things in them that it made Christmas for us.”

“Like all parents we want to try and make Christmas as special as we can.  Without your kind donations this just wouldn’t be possible, it’s such a great feeling knowing my kids will have presents to open.”

Not only have you provided a physical gift but happiness and a much-needed morale boost that money cannot buy.” – Children’s Services

If you would like to make up a whole shoebox or donate some items, then we can provide you with a list of different age groups and examples of what to pack.  We also have a limited supply of empty shoeboxes.

If you would like to join with us then please contact Charmian on 710221 or Valerie on 772030 for more information.

We will be delivering our shoeboxes to the Foodbank on Friday 10th November.

Alternatively, you may wish to donate cash online at https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/andoverfoodbank

Many thanks,

St. Mary’s Monxton

 

 

Ride & Stride 9 September

More than 30 Counties throughout England (and more recently Wales) are involved in the sponsored Ride and Stride.

This takes place on the second Saturday of September between 10am and 6pm.

This year the date is 9th September 2017

You can cycle, walk, run, or ride to raise money for the region’s historic churches and chapels of all denominations. Participants seek sponsorship to visit as many churches on the yearly list as they wish. They plan their own route and set their own speed. The money raised by each participant is equally divided between the historic churches trust in their region and the church of their choice.

This year David Baugh will be cycling to raise money for our local church, St Mary’s Monxton.

Please support St Mary’s by sponsoring David by telephone on 710641 or via https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/david-baugh.