Offering of Time, Money and Skills
There is still time to complete a form offering your time, money and skills.
Today at 11.00am Session 2 Parish Centre for those wishing to be confirmed on 26 November. Anybody else?
The List for the Faithful Departed is at the back of Church for those to be remembered on Wednesday 1 November at 10.00 am and on Sunday 5 November 6.30pm. It is a time when we also ask for God’s help to work through our bereavement (recent or of many years)
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
ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR DEATH
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
A good-fun QUIZ in aid of the Children’s Society will be held at Holy Cross Church Hall, Timperley on Friday 20th October at 7.30pm. Tickets (£10 including Janet’s hotpot) are available from Jackie G B.
The Alf Keeling Memorial Lecture
Dr Girdari Lal Bhan, retired consultant physician, Hindu representative at Greater Manchester Faith Community Leaders Group will present the lecture on “Science and Spirituality” – how the modern scientific discoveries line up against the ancient Indian philosophy which talked about tiny atoms and infinite space – on Thursday 8 November, 7.30-9.30pm at St Ambrose Preparatory School Hall, Wicker Lane. All welcome, light refreshments. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Hosting with HOSTUK 2017
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2
How true such advice can be. Hospitality is an equal partnership, the feel-good factor of offering it and the delight in receiving it. HOST UK is a charity whose mission is to give a welcome to international students in British homes for friendship and cultural exchange. Whilst not a faith-based charity, it values the offers of hospitality that result from awareness-raising in Churches through parish news and word of mouth. If you are unable to travel abroad, have “abroad” come to you! Our students are both curious and fascinated by our traditions and happy to fully participate in everyday life. If you have a curiosity about exotic places, or desire to improve a second language, or want your children to encounter those of other cultures and countries, we can offer all of this. Our international students bring something really special to such a visit and experiences become treasured memories for all and forever. Whilst we operate all year round Christmas or New Year is an especially valuable time to enjoy welcoming guests into your home. Consider what faces the international student this Christmas; a lonely hall of residence compounded with the uncertainty of their welcome from a Brexiting Britain. They may also be from a country experiencing conflict or natural disaster and if none of this applies, then they are invariably far from home, family and loved ones. Hospitality can be offered for one day (daytime only), three days and two nights at the weekend, or at New Year, or four days and three nights during the Christmas festive period. The choice is yours. And remember…your offer can be made at any time of the year.
If you should like to know more please look at our website: www.host.org
Or email us on: email@example.com
Or telephone us on: 020 7739 6292
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.
The Parish Secretary will not be in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 17, 18, & 19 October.
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
Parish Office: Tel 941 4037, open Tues-Thurs from 9am-1pm
For reservations in the Parish Centre: Tel 928 0530