ONE GOOD TURN. . . . .
INVITATION: OPEN EVENING OF THE HEALING & WHOLENES MINISTRY
15TH JULY from 7.30-9.30pm in the Church Room. Study and meditation on the theme ‘Knowing I am loved’ (based on Isaiah 43 v 1-7) and an opportunity to meet with members of the Team for personal prayer – all welcome.
RE-SURFACING OF CHURCH LANE CAR PARK
The resurfacing work on the church car park will commence on Monday 12th August – the initial work will take two weeks with a further 2 days needed in the third week for the final stage. During this time parking in the car park will be suspended but will not affect pathways. We recommend all uses of facilities in the surrounding areas to access the Church Landway via the Ashford Road. Sorry for any inconvenience.
PRAYER PASTOR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Now in our 11th year of service, we are in need of more volunteers to join our Prayer Pastor teams. A Street Pastor team should NOT go on patrol WITHOUT a Prayer Team to support them and Maidstone’s Night Time Economy. The commitment is once a month from around 9.45pm on a Saturday night to approx. 3am on a Sunday morning. There is safe and secure parking at the base and if you haven’t got transport, we can arrange lifts for you. If you would like to volunteer or find out more information, please contact Street Pastor Coordinator Nigel Downes at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ECUMENICAL ENTERTAINMENT - Saturday July 6th Bob Piggott, who is a member of the Bearsted Area Churches Together committee, has offered to organise ‘An Evening of Village Turns’ on Saturday July 6th at the Memorial Hall in aid of Raise the Roof. If anyone has a song, dance, recitation, juggling act, talented pet, comic routine, scene from a play or anything that might be a suitable contribution to the evening’s festivities, please contact Bob Piggott on email@example.com by March 20th.
HELP WITH OUR WEBSITES I would firstly like to say a big thank you to those who support us on the IT side of things, especially keeping our websites up to date. This is not something I am knowledgeable of so your skills are very much appreciated. But I also have a request for everyone else. Our IT team would appreciate some assistance, especially now the New Way website is quite active with weekly blogs, facebook/twitter posts etc. If you are IT competent and able to offer some time your support would be gratefully received. If you would like to find out more please contact Melissa who can give you some more details.
The next Parish Weekend will be held at Ashburnham Place, East Sussex, from Friday 15th – Sunday 17th November 2019. Our speaker will be Canon Jean Kerr, retired canon for Mission in the Rochester Diocese. Jean led the two-hour meditation at Holy Cross on Good Friday 2017. More details will be available in the Autumn.
SAMARA AID APPEAL
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These can be found on Sermons and Talks page of the web-site including last Sunday's at Holy Cross. Click here or select "Sermons and Talks" from the "What's On" menu bar above.
HOMEGROUPS Homegroups at Holy Cross continue to meet regularly providing an opportunity to enquire about and discuss our faith and also to meet socially in an informal setting.
These are the groups running at the moment:-
- Every or every other Thursday afternoon - Les Smith (8 members)
- Every other Monday evening - Julie Osborn (7 members)
- Every other Monday evening - Ian Clark (5 members)
- Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday evening - Peter Richardson (12 members)
- Every Tuesday evening - Jim Gibson (10 members)
- Every other Wednesday evening - Emma Clark (7 members)
- Every Wednesday morning (ladies group) - Diana Sandford (10 members)
- Every other Thursday evening - Juliet Mee (9 members)
All these groups welcome new members. If you are interested in joining a group please contact
Liz Richardson - 738463