Help Needed

MacMillan Coffee Morning
The MacMillan Coffee Morning is at St Andrew's on Monday 24th September, 11am-1pm. Do call in for coffee, cake and to help a good cause!

Samaritans Shoeboxes
Today, shoeboxes will be available to fill for children living in poverty or crisis overseas.  A simple Christmas Shoebox gift is a "Gift of Love" for a child who has never received such a gift before.  It is also a symbol of hope that someone, somewhere, cared enough to pack a gift meant just for them.  This year, you will also be able to pack, if you so wish, a box for the home which could include items for babies and the home etc. Also, please note that the age ranges have changed slightly.    All the information you will need is contained in the leaflet inside the box and I hope you will be able to take one and fill it as generously as you can.  Last year your shoebox gift was one of 29,467 sent to Bosnia lovingly packed in the UK., and we thank God for the thousands of children that received them.  Thanks, Sheila H

Poppies for St Andrew's
Lots of people have very kindly made poppies for the Open Days at St Andrew's. We are creating a notice acknowledging everyone who has contributed to the poppies - please check with Ann Gritton to ensure your name is included! Thank you.

St Andrew’s Work Day
St. Andrew's are having a work day on Saturday 29th September at 9.30am to tidy up ready for the Open Day on the 6th October.

Remembrance at St Barnabas'
St Barnabas' PCC have discussed how St Barnabas' will mark the 100 year anniversary of the armistice on Remembrance Day. We are going to create a special display in church with poppies, photographs, and memorabilia of the two world wars and other conflicts our families or friends have served in. If any members of St Barnabas' would like to be involved in this, or know Bradwell people who may be able to lend some memorabilia to the display, please speak to Alison Coxon, who will be coordinating the tribute.

Porthill War Memorial
St Andrew's has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish the Porthill War Memorial in time for this year's 100th anniversary commemorating Armistice Day. As part of the commemorations, there will be two Open Days on Saturday 6th October and Saturday 10th November .If you are available to help on either or both of these days, (welcoming visitors, serving refreshments, etc) then please speak to Fr Chris or Steve Brown. Thank you.

Kerry Parsons 1 Million Steps Challenge
Kerry will be doing the 1 million steps challenge, in aid of Diabetes UK, from 1st July until 30th September. 1 million steps in 92 days is 10,870 steps per day. Any donations will be gratefully received! You can text MKAP48 £1 to 70070 (you can text more than once if you like!), visit Kerry’s JustGiving page on Facebook, or if you'd prefer to make a cash donation, let Kerry know and she can pay it in for you. Thanks in advance for your support.

The Rainbows. 
The Rainbows are collecting used postage stamps to raise funds. Please would you save any stamps you get and pass them to Bev Jones at St. Andrew’s. Thank you

St Barnabas 100’s Club. 
Linda Rowley is looking for more members of the 100’s club at St. Barnabas. Members are included in a monthly cash draw and contribute greatly to the work of the church. Anyone interested can contact Linda on 01782 866433. Thank you.


Knitted Poppies for Remembrance
For Remembrance Sunday this year, we would like to have a display of knitted poppies. If you knit and would like a pattern to make some poppies for the church, please see Jacqui Love. Thank you.

St Andrews Readers                                                                                          
More readers are needed to fill out the rota for 11.00am Sunday morning services.  Could anyone interested in contributing to our services in this way, please contact Moira Hammond.  (07788 402195)


Please could Maureen Rigby 
Have your used postage stamps.  They are used to raise funds for Leprosy Mission.