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Illuminate, the Shrewsbury Christian Bookshop, may lose its grant from Shropshire County Council. We are urged to write a letter to the council. 

UPDATE:- ILLUMINATE HAS NOT LOST ITS GRANT Click the link for details 

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Message from the  Schools Christian Worker Project 

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Please note: interviews for the post of Schools Christian Worker are scheduled to take place on the previous day, Friday, December 1st.

The Schools Christian Worker Project team would be very grateful for your prayers about the interview for the next worker.
We received 12 applications and shortlisted 4.
This Friday they will each present part of a lesson to a Year 9 class at St Martins School on the topic 'Why did Jesus Come to Earth.'
The rest of the interview will be at Cornerstone with five trustees and our Scripture Union rep.
Please pray that God will point out the next worker for this very special job. 

See advert for a poster. 

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The new Vicar of St Oswald's and Rector of Rhydycroesau has been named as Rev. Harvey Gibbons from Swindon. He will be licensed on 4th February at 3.00pm.

CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP IN ST.OSWALDS Monday to Saturday 10.00 to 4.00 until 16th December. A large selection of charity cards. 

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Winter Disability Oswestry Directory. We now have 50 groups involved! 

Click DO Directory for a pdf copy 

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FOODBANK  APPEAL 


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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 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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 Please note:- the Community Outreach Group 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 good website.
 https://shropshirechurches.wordpress.com 

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    DIARY 

2018 

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
Rev Harvey Gibbons

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
Rev Harvey Gibbons

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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