Notices for 24 September

Harvest Thanksgiving Stewardship Renewal
At Harvest it is appropriate as Christians, to think about the Stewardship of our time, talents and money. Christian Stewardship is about responding to God’s love for us, by recognising and using our gifts in his service. We respond to God by acknowledging those gifts that we hold in trust in the form of our time, talents and money.

Please collect your envelope from the porch. If there isn’t one addressed to you please take a spare one and let us know your details. If you need extra Renewal Pledge forms, as we are encouraging each member of the family to contribute, there are also some in the porch.

Thank you
Thank you in to all those people who made cakes for Welcome Back Sunday. We also appreciate the extra work involved for those serving coffee. There was a good buzz after the service.

Thank you to all those who helped at the Working Party on Saturday, working hard to fill the skip

Thank you for coming to St George’s and that’s wonderful
Have you thought of taking the next step after baptism – getting confirmed?
We have a confirmation service on Sunday 26 November when you can be
confirmed in your faith and then you will be to receive Holy Communion.

Please have a word with me or send me an email if you would like to think
about confirmation.
Fr Edmund
PS you have to be 11 years of age by 26 November but there is no upper
age limit.

St George’s Link
St George’s link is now in church for distribution. Thank you to those who do this, three times a year. However we urgently need volunteers to deliver in the following areas:
Manchester Road Hazel Road
Crediton Close Welman Way
Part of Manchester Road Chevron Close
Brunswick Road Shearing Site

If you could help this time by delivering please take a bundle or part of a bundle marked volunteer needed. If you will be able to deliver the Christmas issue and maybe next year please let Fr Edmund or Lynda in the office know.

Keeping the Church locked
We are having trouble with a visitor(s) to the Church. The PCC has decided to keep the Church locked, except for services or by prior arrangement with Fr Edmund or Lynda, the Parish Secretary

SICK
SARAH BROOKS
SHARON SIMMONITE
VALERIE BASKERVILLE
FREDA JOHNSON
LISA HALLWORTH

ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR DEATH
DOROTHY RIPLEY
BARBARA CLARKE
VICTORIA FRAZER
DAVID LEIGH
CRAIG DORAN
ADA ROFF
COLIN BARKER
ADA MEYER

RIP

Trafford South Foodbank
The regular donations made by members of the congregation at
St George’s are very much appreciated by the Foodbank. Along with the staple food contributions, donations of toiletries, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shower gel, shampoo, toilet rolls etc and nappies, particularly size 5, would also be very welcome. Thank you.

The Children’s Society
Housebox Alert
Banks will not accept old £1 coins after October 16th because there are many counterfeit coins about. If you think you may have some old £1s in your house box, please open it to check the contents and replace any old coins. Spend them before this date!

Good Childhood Report.
TCS have recently launched their new Good Childhood report – an annual report looking into how children and young people in the UK feel about their lives. Young people’s happiness is at its lowest since 2010. Fear of crime, living in a family struggling to pay the bills, and not having enough emotional support at home are just some of the serious problems that are leaving teenagers more likely to be unhappy. These young people need urgent help, but the services there to support them are being cut. If you would like work with children to have a higher priority in government spending, please sign the petition on the hall noticeboard to ask the Government for more local funding to help young people before they hit crisis point.

Altrincham Christians Together Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 26th September, 10.30am at Westleigh
next to St Vincent’s Church,
off Groby Road, Altrincham, WA14 2BP.
With the opportunity for reflecting back,
looking forward and refreshments.
ALL WELCOME

HARVEST
This year we are supporting The Wellspring,
a Stockport based resource centre for homeless and disadvantaged people. The doors are open every day serving over 30,000 free meals a year to those who would otherwise go hungry.

The wonderful people at the Wellspring, a vital organisation are in particular need of tinned food, meat, hot dogs or meatballs, vegetable and meat soups, fruit, pie fillings, pickles, sugar, tins or packets of custard, shower gel, liquid soaps, shaving foam, razors, roll-on deodorants (non-aerosol), coffee, cordial and mayonnaise.
Although grateful for all contributions the Centre does receive an awful lot of baked beans, pasta, rice and tomatoes. We can support them by donating any of these things and bringing your donations to our Harvest Service at 9.30am on Sunday 1 October.

BEETLE DRIVE AND HARVEST HOT POT SUPPER

Saturday 30th September from 6pm.

Tickets £4.00 per person –
includes a Hot Pot supper! (Under 2’s free)

Bring your own liquid refreshments and a pudding if you like!

Tickets can be purchased from the following:

Robert Moscrop, Janice Ripley,
Sandie Cowle or Helen Stant

Ten Welcoming Guidelines for all people who enter St George’s
• We will try welcome All who come to St George’s; we also recognise some people wish to be anonymous and maintain their privacy..
• We will try to be family friendly; we also welcome people who have no children or they have left home or they come along on their own without a partner.
• We will try to make sure you can hear clearly if the PA and loop system permit; we also acknowledge people will not want to hear everything (selective in their hearing or be with their own thoughts).
• We will try to be practical and relevant, and also spiritual and traditional
• We will try to explore questions together; recognising questions take time to emerge and answers may not come quickly.
• We will try to find time to stop and think in a busy life
• We will try to make sense of the Bible and who Jesus is, believing that God is greater and more mysterious than to be completely contained within the Bible; God also makes himself known in a variety of ways – sacraments, people and situations.
• We will together seek to open ourselves up to discover God’s love, acceptance and forgiveness
• We will expect our time in St George’s to be thought provoking and challenging.
• We are all offered a new start each day to love and serve God and his people.

TEA & TALES
Tuesdays 3.30pm during term time for 4-7 year olds, we meet in church

REFRESHMENTS afterwards in the parish centre, a chance for children and parents to meet together on a weekday

CAR PARKING
ON WEDNESDAY AT 10.00 AM EUCHARIST
Parking is very limited at the Parish Centre as priority is given to businesses and Play Group. There is one disabled parking slot.
Please park in front of the Church or in one of the side roads.
DO NOT PARK in designated spaces or by the bollards.
ON SUNDAYS AT 9.30 AM EUCHARIST
We do have more spaces available at the Parish Centre on Sunday, but we have more people coming to Church. If you do not have a mobility problem or equipment please use the school car park.
DON’T LEAVE IT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!

Please don’t miss Sunday worship. Our main family Eucharist is at 9.30am and there are also Eucharists at 8am on Sundays and 9.30 on Saturdays. There are lots of reasons why it’s good to be regular.

Please let Fr Edmund know of people going into hospital,residential accommodation or who are housebound.

Revd Edmund Betts: Tel 928 1279
e-mail: edmund.betts1@btinternet.com
Parish Office: Tel 941 4037, open Tues-Thurs from 9am-1pm
For reservations in the Parish Centre: Tel 928 0530
e-mail: info@stgeorgesaltrincham.org
website: www.stgeorgesaltrincham.org