This Week’s Notices
Choir at Gloucester Cathedral: This weekend, our choir is singing the services at Gloucester Cathedral. The Eucharist at the Cathedral on Sunday morning is being streamed and can be accessed from the link on the homepage of our website.
PCC Meeting Outcomes: Following the recent Annual Parochial Church Meeting, the PCC met last Tuesday evening. In addition to reviewing progress on establishing a permanent servery area, addressing restoration needs at the old churchyard, completing the video recording facilities in church, addressing the need for heating repairs, reviewing the Art Exhibition and Earth Day, and receiving financial updates, the main item was consideration of future activity related to the three aims listed in the Annual Report. The outcomes of the meeting are listed in the ‘News’ section of our website.
Students’ Concert: Next Sunday (11th) at 4pm: Our church lends itself to celebrating music and Elizabeth Slade and Jonathan are once again coming to St Nicolas Church to share an afternoon of music-making with students from their individual teaching practices.would welcome an audience from the wider community to enjoy a variety of piano and vocal styles, grades and experience in a relaxed environment.Donations are invited with all proceeds going to St. Nicholas’ funds. No need to book in advance—just come but if you’d like to contact Elizabeth to say you’re coming, her email is email@example.com.
Hope Café: This monthly opportunity when we invite anyone at any stage of their journey of loss or bereavement to join us takes place next Wednesday (7th June) afternoon (2:00-3:30pm). It is a safe space to come and relax, have a cuppa, and appreciate the company of others who have also experienced loss in their lives. No need to book in advance, just come!
‘Open the Book’: following our Annual Parochial Church Meeting, you will recall that the first of our three aims going forward is “to increase our relevance to the younger generation including to younger children and families”. One way we do this is through our involvement with St Nicolas School. On Thursday mornings, Jim and some parents work with Jenny Dobson at the school to act out Bible stories in our ‘Open the Book’ morning assembly. The school would welcome some more of our church community who might like to join in this work which is from 08:45 to 9:15am weekly. If you think this is something you might like to know more about, please talk to Jim about it. It is good fun and much appreciated by the children.
Monthly Income and Expenditure Information from our Treasurer:
Zoom Meeting to Pray; 10:00am Wednesdays Weekly: our Deanery now offers a half hour Zoom prayer meeting hosted by St Paul’s Church, Slough. You can join this Zoom call any Wednesday by going to meeting ID: 523 com. 327 5615 Passcode: 2022 The meeting also goes out on Facebook.
Prayer for the Homeless of Ukraine
Almighty and merciful God, whose Son became a refugee and had no place to call his own; look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger, homeless and hungry. Bless those who work to bring them relief; inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts; and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
St Nicolas joins the REFILL REVOLUTION!: We are reducing our plastic waste by refilling used plastic bottles instead of sending them to be recycled or wasted. We have teamed up with the REFILL HUB (see advert in our Christmas newsletter) to supply the church with cleaning materials that createPLASTIC WASTE. We already have products in church which you can try. Look out for our supplies of:
Liquid Hand Soap(French Vanilla)
Hand Sanitiser Gel 70% alcohol(French Vanilla)
Anti-bac All Purpose Cleaner(French Lavender)
Washing Up Liquid(Rhubarb and Lemon)
Toilet Cleaner(Spearmint and Peppermint)
The REFILL HUB visits Burnham Market on Wednesday mornings 8.30 – 13.00, and several other venues. Times and prices are given on their website.refill-hub.co.uk. If you wish to reduce your own plastic waste you can either take your empty plastic bottles to the Refill Hub, or bring them to church and Hilary will get them filled for you. Chat to Hilary for more details.
Parish Giving Scheme: Our treasurer, Jessie Cooper points out to us that the very best way to contribute to the work of our Parish Church is to use the Parish Giving Scheme. If you do not yet use this way of donating to church and you would like to know more about it or ask any questions, please contact Jessie Cooper (Parish Treasurer) in confidence… by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01628 603187
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