21st November 2021

Hello Everyone

This week has flown past!  I hope it has been a good week for you all too.

We are now moving swiftly from Remembrance season towards Advent and Christmas and this weekend is the first of the Christmas events with the Toddington Church Christmas Bazaar at Wilkinson Hall from 9.30am to 12.30pm - with raffle and refreshments.  This is swiftly followed by the Chalgrave Church Christmas Wreath making afternoon event from 1pm to 4pm - with refreshments, and next Saturday 27th November, Harlington Church have a children's fun Art event from 10-4pm, so please have a look at the attached poster if you have children in Harlington.

Looking ahead, our diaries are filling up quickly with dates for the Christmas carol services, school visits and assemblies, Alpha, Youth Group and Messy Church style activities.. and we are hoping to soon offer some dates for an Advent course.  The Quintet choir are busy rehearsing for the Christmas Lessons and Carols services - moving from Remembrance season, when they sang so beautifully at a Remembrance Service last Thursday, into Christmas time.  

Dee and Tricia are busy preparing for the Christmas Tree festivals which will be held at Toddington and Harlington churches respectively over the week-end of 4th and 5th December and this Sunday we will be collecting Samaritan's Purse Shoe-boxes at Toddington Church, to be sent to children abroad for Christmas. There is to be a collection from Dee's house next Wednesday so please make sure your box has been dropped off by Tuesday evening, at the latest, to Dee. She has leaflets about what can be packed in the boxes this year, and it is not too late to prepare a box.  There will be a delighted child ready to receive a gift if you are able to offer a box.  Thank you!

This Sunday's Services for Christ the King Sunday are:

Chalgrave Church 9.30am Holy Communion Service - Linda

Harlington Church 9.30am Holy Communion Service - Nigel

Toddington Church 11am Holy Communion Service, with a Shoe Box theme - Linda

Westoning Church 11am Holy Communion Service - Nigel

Upper Room online zoom service at 6pm Christ the King 

Other events and services this week:

Monday 22nd November 

9.30am Morning Prayer Toddington Church

4.30pm Chalgrave PCC (rearranged date)

7.45pm Online Alpha Course

Tuesday 23rd November

10.30am Knitting Club - Toddington, Wilkinson Hall

10am- noon Westcaf Westoning Village Hall -Free tea, coffee, cake and chat

1.30-3pm 'Sewing and Craft Bees' Westoning Village Hall

5.30-7pm Toddington Youth Group, Wilkinson Hall

Wednesday 24th November 

10am Harlington Church service

Friday 26th November

1.15-2.45pm Little Stars at Westoning Church

 2-4pm Friday Fellowship at Westoning Village Hall

Saturday 27th 

10-4pm Harlington Church Art Fun day -see poster attached

1pm Wedding at Chalgrave Church

Future dates for your diaries:

Toddington Messy church will meet on Thursday 2nd December instead of Friday 3rd to avoid a clash with school event.

Christmas Readings and Carols services:

Westoning Church 16 December 7.30pm

Chalgrave Church 18 December 7pm Carols By Candlelight service

Harlington Church 20 December 8pm

Toddington Church 22nd December 7.30pm

We will confirm dates and information about other Christmas services, courses and events over the next weeks.

Wishing you well.  Keep warm as the temperatures dip next week.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

God bless

Linda and Nigel