Notices & the week ahead

Dear All,

Join us for services at either church, for the St George APCM and for the Christian Aid Service and talk.

15th May 2022, 5th Sunday of Easter

9.30am  Holy Communion @ St George

The service can also be watched live or later on YouTube:

Order of Service and responses will be on screen

11am Annual Parochial Church Meeting @ St George
Agenda and papers will be circulated by email 

4pm "Building a Sustainable Future Together" talk & discussion @ St George - see below

6pm Evensong @ St Cyr

6pm Christian Aid Service @ St George

The Week Ahead

  • Tuesday 2pm - MU Service @ St George, all welcome
  • Soup lunches @ Dursley Methodist Monday & Tuesday - see below
  • St George will be open for Private Prayer daily 10am-4pm.
    Access to St Cyr is currently restricted due to the building works
  • Morning Prayer at 9am on facebook, Monday - Friday
  • Peace Vigil for Ukraine. Thursdays 6-7pm @ Dursley Market Building.

Next Sunday - 22nd May – Sixth Sunday of Easter

  • 9.30am Holy Communion @ St. George
  • 11:10am Holy Communion @ St Cyr
  • 3pm-5m Messy Church @ St George

For your prayers:

  • The situation in Ukraine and all those affected.
  • Refugees and all those working to help and support them.
  • Wisdom to those in power and authority.
  • In the life of our community: Cam parish Council.
  • In the life of our church: Baptism, Wedding and Funeral Ministry.
  • Within Churches Together: St Bartholomew's, Coaley.
  • The homes and families of: Kingsway, Kingsdown, Hill Square, Cam Peak Down, Lister Road and Northfields.
  • Those suffering or sorrowing especially Roger.
  • The recently departed.

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER
Sunday, 15th May 4.00 pm
with Doina Cornell (leader Stroud District Council) and Kathy Meakin (Cam and Dursley Climate Action Network)
Explore ways in which Churches and communities in Cam, Dursley and surrounding villages can work together with Stroud District Council to build a more sustainable future.
Stroud was amongst the first district councils to declare a climate emergency and is calling for a wide range of partnership working on climate action. Its mission is “to always act as an example in the community and to help and encourage others to take action.  Through our services, policies and projects, we are doing everything in our power to work together to reach our carbon neutral goal of 2030 and a district which is resilient, inclusive and equality driven.” 
Come and contribute to a discussion and help plan for action

Soup Lunches in aid of Christian Aid
Monday 16th & Tuesday17th May at Dursley Methodist Church Hall
Two sittings: 12 noon or 1.00 pm each day
Because of Covid, places must be booked in advance to ensure numbers are kept to safe levels. Telephone 01453 543485 or email wetton@teasels.plus.com
There will be no set charge, but donations will be very welcome for Christian Aid (suggested minimum donation £6 for soup & dessert) Run by: Dursley Methodists  with help from other local churches. 

Christian Aid Envelopes

Martin Gregg is organising our support of Christian Aid this year in the week 15th -20th May. A date for your diary is the 15th May when we will have a Christian Aid service at 6pm in St George’s Church, preceded by a talk and tea discussing our response to the environmental crisis and a discussion on how to build a sustainable future together, with guest speaker, Doina Cornell, chair of Stroud District Council and Kathy Meakin from Cam and Dursley Climate Action Network .
Martin would also like to know if you would be willing to deliver Christian Aid envelopes locally to where you live and allow the envelopes to be returned to your house, if your neighbours chose to donate in this way. If you can help and would like to know more, please contact Martin on 07788421059 or email on gregg5ep@btinternet.com


The month of May is the time when our thoughts turn to raising funds for Christian Aid. Perhaps this year, more than any other, with so much that is going on in the world with war and famine, I would like us to consider how we can support Christian Aid. Delivering envelopes to households is not as popular as it was, although it is happening in a limited way this year. Christian aid also suggests challenging ourselves to walk 300,000 steps in the month of May, just under 10,000 steps a day and to get sponsorship for this. Sadly due to an injury I cannot do this this year .Is there any of you who would like to do this and we would then advertise widely across Church to get sponsors for you. More details can be found on the Christian Aid website. This challenge can keep us healthy, raise funds and raise the awareness of the many projects that Christian Aid is involved in. Three members of the congregation are already signed up. please speak to Fiona if you would like to join them, or donate using our Give a Little page
 

God Bless 

Rev'd Fiona,  Andrew, Ken and the Team

 



 

 


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