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The Community Action Group needs your service times for their Christmas leaflet.   See COG Christmas

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A message from The Haven
We are arranging an event as a Christian alternative to the usual yearly "Halloween" which is taking place on Saturday, October 28th at Bailey Head Outdoor market and the Indoor Market Hall from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. under the auspices of The Haven in The Indoor Market Hall, called;-

"FIND THE SAINTS-TRAIL"
(NO SCARY TRICKS NOR THINGS TO BE AFRAID OF BAGS)
BUT A SPECIAL PEACE, HOPE AND LOVE GIFT BAG FROM THE LORD JESUS.
HAVE A VERY HAPPY DAY.

We are asking of you please:-
1. Helpers for the event- older teens or adults to give out the search sheets to families along the market area and square, directing them into the market hall to find the Saints. and report to the Haven when completed. Come for an hour or two during the time period.
2. For all parents to bring their children up to the Market Hall to take part and have a fun search that pleases the Lord.
Please have word with Trevor and Pamela to find out more this weekend or next Friday (27th) as we are away from Monday to Thursday.Contact by tel 659645 or by Email:- trevorroland28@gmail.com.

Trevor and Pamela 

For a participation paper, see saints

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The  Schools Christian Worker Project is advertising again for a new worker

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See advert for a poster.

 

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A. S. K. Joint Church Prayer Time

Cornerstone Baptist Church Oswestry SY11 2HJ
Monday November 13th at 7.30p.m

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The next prayer meeting for the suffering church will be on Tuesday, 31st October, 7:30-8:30 at 9 Cabin Lane. As a change, if there is anyone, area or country which is on your heart, please come and tell us so that we can join you in prayer for that situation. Christ said that ‘Wherever two or three are gathered together, there I am in the midst of them'. Believing that is true, we meet together to pray.

At November's meeting, on the 28th November, Ben, from Release International, will be coming to share about East Africa and the work amongst the pastors and their churches, many of whom have been attacked, buildings destroyed, people's lives ruined - because they name the Name of Christ. Please come and support them. Venue to be announced later.

There is a showing of Luv Esther in Telford on 3rd November. NGM Ministries are touring the U.K. and Ireland, performing this professional, energetic, fun-filled and challenging musical of the Bible story of Esther. For Tickets ( £10) and further details call  07905221392. (Great for your youth) 

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CTOD AGM Wednesday 8th November 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church URC/PCW

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The Bereavement Awareness Course planned for the end of September had to be cancelled at short notice due to illness but it has now been re-scheduled for Saturday 11th November, again at Oswestry Methodist Church,Castle Street, Oswestry SY11 1JZ  10.00 am - 4.15 pm (registration from 9.30)

Cost: £15. Tea/ coffee provided; please bring our own lunch
Contact: a.drowley@btinternet.com 1691 671994
Please apply by Wednesday 18th October

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Shropshire Hope 

meet Roy Crowne, the Executive director of Hope, 

Buffet Lunch: 12.30pm at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Oswestry, SY11 2HJ

Wednesday November 29th For details see Roy Crowne pdf

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FOODBANK HARVEST APPEAL 

At Oswestry and Borders Food Bank, autumn means it's time or our Harvest Appeal and we are always blown away by the ind donations we receive, especially from local firms, schools hurches and individuals, who are always so generous in their
support.
During the past year we have seen an increase in the number f families living on the breadline and in urgent need for food.
We have in each school holiday supported those families when hey miss the fact that during term-time the children have free dinners in school.
In recent months we have been giving out more food that we ave received and our present stock of food urgently needs eplenishment before the winter comes.
Last Christmas we provided about 100 special Christmas food arcel to needy families and we would like to be able to do the ame this year.

If you would like to make a donation to help people living in food poverty in our local communities by organising or supporting a collection, please get in touch with us.

Thank you.

Oswestry & Borders Foodbank, 56 Beatrice Street, Oswestry.
Tel.: 01691 671940 Mobile Tel: 07399291955

 TO SEE THE MANAGER'S ANNUAL REPORT, CLICK Foodbank AGM report    Interesting reading!

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Hope Church is looking for a Church Development Worker. click here to see the poster (pdf) 

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 500 years of the Reformation

The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Shrewsbury is holding a series of lectures in September and October exploring the significance of the Reformation. To see the relevant page from the 'Churches Together in Shropshire' June newsletter with dates and details click Reformation.There is a special invitation to people from other churches and a prayer for unity.

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Connect For Life
If you feel interested in supporting people with memory difficulties, early dementia or who are lonely and isolated, Connect For Life can offer you the opportunity to volunteer at our new friendly group session on Thursdays, starting in September.
Please contact Alison Humphreys for more information on 07582 207972, email connectforlife@hotmail.com , also see Connect For Life website at connectforlife.co.uk

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 Schools Christian Worker Project

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To read the SCWP Summer newsletter click the link

 

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 Please note:- the Community Outreach Group now has its own website. The address is http://cogcommunityoutreachgroup.uk 

The Haven, best known for its stall in the Wednesday market, also has its own website,   http://thehavenoswestry.org.uk   well worth a look, especially for the section 'Our Future'   

Please note that Churches Together in Shropshire have a website.
 https://shropshirechurches.wordpress.com 

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    DIARY FOR 2017/18

CTOD AGM 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 8th November 2017 at Christ Church URC/PCW 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
United Service - Sunday January 21 st at 6:30 p.m.

at Holy Trinity Church
Collection for CTOD
Followed by prayer at lunchtime on Monday 22nd, Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th January

Details to follow

Good Friday 30 th March

Community Outreach Group event on the market

Details to follow

 

 

Easter Sunday Sonrise Service 1 st April

Details to follow

 

Christian Aid Week
Service:-Sunday 13 th May at 6:30 p.m.
at St John the Baptist's Church, Whittington
Collection for Christian Aid

Schools Christian Worker Project AGM
Monday 14 th May 2018 at 7.30 p.m.

 

CTOD Stand at Oswestry Show - Saturday 4 th August

Harvest Praise and Puddings Service
Sunday 30 th September at 6.30 p.m.
at All Saints' Church, Trefonen

Joint Church Prayer Meetings

 at Cornerstone Baptist Church at 7.30 pm. Contact Geoff Nankivell 01691 661375 

 dates to be notified 

 

 

 SCHOOLS CHRISTIAN WORKER PROJECT PRAYER BREAKFAST VENUES 2017

 NOVEMBER 4 th Oswestry Methodist Church, Oswestry. Please contact Alan Braddock, 01691 654991

DECEMBER 2 nd Cellar Church, Ellesmere. Please contact Brian Catton, 01939 270483

Please note:- Breakfasts now take place at 8.30 on the first Saturday of the month, and known supporters receive an emailed notification a week in advance. There is no charge, and all are welcome.

PLEASE TELEPHONE THE HOST/HOSTESS ON OR BEFORE THE PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY IF YOU ARE ABLE TO COME

CTOD Executive 2018  7:00 p.m. 
January 15 th (Mon) at Sarah's home 
April 18 th (Wed) at Richard's home 
June 26 th (Tues) at Oriel's home 
October 11 th (Thurs) at Jan's home

Churches Together Meetings 2018  7:30 p.m.

February 12 th (Mon) at Oswestry Methodist Church

 May 9 th (Wed) at St Mary's, Selattyn

July 17 th (Tues) at St John's, Weston Rhyn

 CTOD AGM 7:30 p.m. Thursday 8 th November at Hope Church, Oswestry

PRAYER CALENDAR 2017/18

The prayer calendar is intended primarily for personal use as a day by day reminder of the various churches, organisations and people in Oswestry and District for whom we may wish to pray. The calendar can be used each month of the year.
 

1
St. Oswald's Parish Church
The Interim Ministry
Team 

2

The Haven Rev Trevor and Mrs Pam Blackshaw

3
St. Michael's,
West Felton
Rev. Sarah Burton
Rev Richard Burton
Rev Jassica Castillo-Burley

4
Shofar Church
Rev Dhenis Stafford

5
St. John the Baptist,
Whittington
Rev. Sarah Burton
Rev Richard Burton
Rev Jassica Castillo-Burley

6
Oswestry Christian
Bookshop

7
Seion Church
Mr Geraint Prichard

8
C.T.O.D. Executive
and members of
Churches Together
meeting

9
Religious Society of
Friends
Angela Arnold (clerk)

10
Cabin Lane Church
Rev. Steve and
Rev. Jan Worthy

11
Our Lady and
St. Oswald's Catholic
Church
Fr. Philip Kuzhiparambil

12
Schools Christian
Worker Project
God's work
in the schools
Board members

13
Oswestry Methodist
Church
The Chapel stewards

14
Kiwoko Hospital,
Uganda

15
Cornerstone Baptist
Church
Rev. Tony Maude

16
Moors Methodist
Chapel
The Chapel stewards

17
Horeb Church
Rev. Gwilym O. Jones

18
Oswestry and Borders
Foodbank
Mrs. Liz Jermy

19
Holy Trinity Parish
Church
Rev. Paul Darlington
Rev. Steve Nicholson

20
Christ Church,
Rhydycroesau
The Interim Ministry
Team

21
Christ Church
URC/PCW
Church elders

22
St. Martins of Tours
Parish Church,
St. Martins
Rev. Stuart Jermy

23
Hope Church,
Oswestry
Mr. Derek Hughes

24
Community Outreach
Group (COG)
Members of Core Team

25
Young people and
those who teach them
in schools and
churches

26
Hospital Chaplains at
the Orthopaedic
Hospital

27
St. John's Church,
Weston Rhyn
Rev. Stuart Jermy

28
Albert Road
Evangelical Church
Rev. Russell Howes

29
St. Mary's Church,
Selattyn
Rev. Adrian Bailey

30
All Saints' Parish
Church, Trefonen
Rev Kathy Trimby

 

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