Friday, 13 March 2009

Electoral roll application form now online

You can now download a copy of our Electoral Roll Application Form in Word format.

More information about the church electoral roll.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting - 23 April, 2009

The APCM is open to all church members and includes elections to key leadership positions within the Parish, including Churchwardens and Assistant Wardens, Deanery Synod Representatives, PCC and DCC members. It's also a moment to take stock of our churches' participation in the mission of God in Oadby. A full agenda and a set of reports will be issued in due course, but you might like to note that the date of the meeting is 23 April 2009. It will be held at St Peter's and will begin at 7.45pm.
The meeting is open to all, but to vote or to stand for one of the elected offices, your name must appear on the church electoral roll. Download a nomination form or pick one up from the foyer.

Friends of Adullam Homes

Following my visit to the Bethany Project in January, we welcomed Angela Clarke and Hazel Valerino of Adullam Homes to our service last Sunday.

Hazel explained the beginnings of Adullam, which started with the vision of Walter Moore, whose Christian faith inspired him to work with others to establish projects that supported vulnerable people.

Adullam Homes now works with a range of people whose needs vary but who are all in need of support before they can gain their independence. Needs include:
  • Young people leaving care
  • Vulnerable women or men with dependant children
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Single homeless people
  • Refugees and Asylum seekers
  • Mental health support needs
  • Learning difficulties
  • Living with HIV
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Offenders and those at risk of offending
We're delighted to establish a partnership, which began with the generous donation of toys and gifts at Christmas and hope that we can respond to Adullam's hopes to create sustainable relationships with churches.

Make a mother's day

Wondering what gift would be most appropriate for your mum on Mothering Sunday, 22 March? A latrine, bicycle or hen house might not be the most obvious but may make a big difference to other mothers and their families as well as to yours.

The Mother's Union has set up an online and mail order gift shop, Make a Mother's Day which lets you choose from a variety of gifts of different value. The idea is that you buy a gift which is sent to a mother in the developing world, and your mum receives a certificate. Chalk and blackboards cost just £6, a sterile birthing kit £28, and a bicycle £100.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

A Crafty Morning for Mothering Sunday

It Has Happened!

It was lovely to see Dads and Aunts working with their families to produce a card and a gift for Mothering Sunday. This occured at the Barnabas Centre on Saturday 7th of March and was an opportunity for the younger members of our community to have a morning of craft activities. However, you can ask Mark father of Megan if he enjoyed himself. I hope his Mum enjoys the card he made with his photo in it! Thanks to Anita, Anona, Gill and Penny for the planning and organising; and to Derek for his support