All Saints Community Church- not so much a building, more a way of life


Moto for 2017

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in pray

Romans 12:12

Christmas Service Times
The Parochial Church Council have agreed the following times for the services on Christmas Eve this year:- 

Sunday 24th December 2017   ‘Christmas Eve’    
9.00 am        Holy Communion (said)
3.00 pm        Carols round the tree 
8.00 pm        VIGIL HOLY COMMUNION
(First Communion of Christmas)Monday 25th December ‘Christmas Day’
10.15 am FAMILY COMMUNION  

All Saints’ Tide
PATRONAL FESTIVAL
Sunday 5th November 2017

 Our PATRONAL FESTIVAL is a significant time in the life of the parish when all who are associated with our church give praise and thanks to God for its work and witness over the years, as well as the special place it occupies in this community today. 
The keynote of our worship on Sunday 5th November 2017,
‘All Saints’ Patronal Festival’, will  be  one  of  ‘Thanksgiving and Praise’ 
Service Times are as follows:-
 9.00 am Holy Communion 
10.15 am HOLY COMMUNION
10.15 am Sunday School
   

This year our Christmas Fair is on Saturday 18th November 2017 
from 12.00 Noon to 3.00 pm.
Entrance:  Donations
Our Rose Queen Miss Zoe Kelly will be opening the Fair.

We will be having our usual large number of stalls, all of which take a great deal to stock.  If you are able to help by donating items for these stalls, the organizations who are responsible for them will be most grateful.

The Mothers’ Union will be having their ‘Home Made Cakes Stall’.
Donations of cakes, homemade jams and pickles will be most gratefully received on the morning of the Fair.

There will also be
Handmade Christmas Gifts, Tombola, Knitted goods, Handmade Cards, 
Pocket Money Toys,


MOTHERS UNION
Our meeting last month was at St. David’s, Childwall. The speaker was Alan Taylor from Operation Christmas Child.  He explained what it was all about and how it first started. Below are just a few short paragraphs on what he had to say.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian international relief organisation. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United Kingdom to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease.

Who started Operation Christmas Child?

The programme was started in the United Kingdom in 1990 by Dave and Jill Cooke. Three years after this beginning, the Wales-based shoebox gift project merged in a partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, allowing us to share 20 years of expertise in relief and aid work with the project, and expand the reach of the shoebox gifts to more than 28,000 children that year. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 146 million children in more than 100 countries.

All Saints’ have been supporting Operation Christmas Child, Shoe Box appeal for some years now and Joyce Haysom is always pleased to receive items suitable for the Shoe Boxes.

We were very sorry to hear of the death of Kathleen Graham.  She was a long standing member of Mothers’ Union and was on the committee for many years.  We send to her family our love and support at this sad time.

This November’s meeting is at All Saints’ and it will be a ‘Games Afternoon’.

Our Christmas Fair is on Saturday 18th November.  We will be manning the ’Cake Stall’ as usual and will be pleased to receive any cakes on the morning of the Fair.  Thank you for any support in the past.

Daphne

Thursday 9th 2.00 pm Games Afternoon

Saturday 18th 12 noon—3.00 pm ‘Christmas Fair’




HARVEST

Many thanks to all those who contributed to our Harvest Festival. A great amount of non perishable goods were sent to the Food Bank and with the sale of Perishable goods and Contributions through the WaterAid envelopes we raised £291.00.  Well done.

Christian Aid

On Saturday 7th October over 80 Christian Aid supporters took part in the annual Circle the City sponsored walk. Four members of our church took part and the day commenced with a short service at  Our Lady and St Nicholas  at the Pier Head. We then visited the new architecture centre at Mann Island before visiting the Nordic Church for coffee to keep out the cold. The next meeting point was the cathedral and we also followed the trail into the gardens and looked at the memorial of Kitty Wilkinson. 

The trail continued around the city and was enjoyed by all who took part. Why not come along next year and take part in an interesting and enjoyable event - and raise a bit more money for Christian Aid along the way?

Tesco collection

On Thursday 19th October a team of volunteers from All Saints held a collection for Christian Aid at Tesco on Allerton Road. We met lots of people during the day and so many people were very generous with their gifts and wanted to know more about The work of Christian Aid. We collected a fabulous £457 on the day and thank you so much to everyone who took part in organising, collecting on the day and in counting the buckets of cash!

Paul Carhart

Confirmation

The Confirmation Service this year will take place at the Cathedral on Monday 27th November 2017.  This will be an Adult Confirmation.

The following three candidates from All Saints’ are in preparation for their confirmation:-  Mehrdad Jocker, Lesley Benn and June Wainright. May we identify with them as they take this further step along their spiritual road.

Bishop Richard will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Please pray for them as they publicly proclaim their commitment to Jesus Christ.  We share with them in their joy and happiness at this time and pray that God may guide and strengthen them for all that he is calling them to be and do in the future.

 



   Do parts of the Bible still feel a bit of a mystery? and you feel you would like to get to grips with it, but haven't got much time to join in with groups ?

try a new resource of  provoking videos from UCCF. You can watch any time, day or night, and if you like it , you can get a book to go with it.

 http://uncover.org.uk/



Uncover is an examination of the evidence about the life and purpose of Jesus Christ. Hope you find it challenging and helpful.






 










We like to get together for fun and friendship  





Churches Together in Old Swan

On Sunday the 26th November,’ Churches Together in Old Swan’ will join in a service of worship to celebrate Christ The King at 3.00 pm in  All Saints’  (provisionally booked, but the venue may change).

It  will be good to Worship with our friends from other Churches and join in a time of fellowship over tea and coffee after the service.






  Our Oakhill Room opened  April 2013  

 

Inside the Oakhill Room, a wonderful fully accessible multi purpose space. There is seating for 40, useful projector/ screen, sound system, loop system, lots of space for Guides/ Scouts/ Messy church activities, with its own mini kitchen area, toilets and wheelchair access. and available for outside hire. A wonderful addition to our church complex.


          Christian Aid  is an International Development Charity. We work with people of all faiths, and none, to eradicate poverty and injustice



We have recently added some new songs to our Worship page with links to You Tube and websites, with a range of songs hymns and styles.




We hope it will help you to worship at home on your computer or smart phone. Do share it with others and let us know what  other inspiring songs and hymns you would like to includ




 

  Learning  more about our faith?


‘The New Community’  weekly course has finished, but talk to Arthur, or any of the church leaders if you would like to join up with a future group.

A great way to explore  our faith together,  ways of praying, finding hope and purpose in today's challenging World, living out our faith.


  The new Community meetings






Challenging poverty and injustice web page added to our website


We hope to develop this section  and would value ideas .together everyone achieves more as partners


                  Christian Aid  &  North Liverpool Foodbank


Would you like to make us aware of other groups or campaigns that want to make a difference, locally or across the World?
















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