Welcome to the Ham Family
Welcome to Alec, Leah, Oscar & Charlie Ham, who moved into 52 Stones Manor Lane last week. Alec is our new curate and will be ordained in Chester Cathedral on Sunday 2nd July at 10am.
Please pray for Alec, as he starts his new role, and for the whole family as they settle into Hartford.
On Friday 30th June at 7.15pm in St John's Church, we're hosting a meeting of GAFCON UK where Revd Dr Peter Jensen, General Secretary of GAFCON and former Archbishop of Sydney will be talking about the work of GAFCON.
It is described as a "meeting of prayer, fellowship and inspiration to celebrate the vision and work of GAFCON and begin planning for the UK delegation to Jerusalem 2018".
Update! Even though the booking deadline is passed, St John's welcomes anyone who is interested to attend the meeting in church on Friday.
Holiday Club 2017 & 2018
Holiday Club 2017 will be 29th August to 1st September. There are sign-up sheets available at the back of church, so please take a look and offer your help: your support, cake-baking, admin, teaching and general encouragement is most welcome and vital.
Holiday Club 2018 Consultation - in order to plan effectively for NEXT YEAR’S HOLIDAY CLUB, Nathan is holding a consultation to pick the most desirable and appropriate dates and activities. He is asking everyone - parents, grandparents, youth, children, helpers - what dates and daily times would suit you most, what activities you would prefer and such like.
Holiday Club Craft
Please would you collect the following items for this summer's holiday club craft ideas: cardboard tubes from inside kitchen rolls and 1 litre (tall) drinks cartons.
There will be a collection box in the Church Extension. Thank you!
Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan, and Somalia is likely to experience famine this year. Parts of Kenya and Ethiopia are rapidly heading towards crisis stage. Extreme drought conditions, often worsened by conflict, have left millions on the brink of starvation and it will only get worse if we don’t act quickly.
If you would like to donate something towards Tearfund's East Africa Appeal, please use one of the purple envelopes and mark it 'Tearfund'. Thank you.
Help with reading in schools
We would love more church members to become involved in supporting our local schools, by joining our Pray Bake Read scheme. We currently have small teams of volunteers praying for four of our schools, going in to listen to children read and/or baking cakes for the children.