What’s Happening this Week

What’s Happening this Week 

 

Keeping in touch

We all know that things run more smoothly when we communicate well!

You may have heard the phrase GDPR recently, as the laws governing the ways in which organisations handle peoples’ data (in our case names and contact details) have just changed, and we as a church we need to comply with these laws. This means that in order to send out the newsletters and rotas by email, or to ring you about church matters, we need your consent. Although we don’t often send things by post we are asking about that too ‘just in case’! This consent needs to be explicit and in writing.

Please fill in a simple form which is available at all our services and from the church office, and let us have it back asap.

If you are visiting us today we would love to be able to keep in contact with you – there is a visitors’ form which you might like to fill in.

I realise that this is not very exciting but we do have to do it – and the bright side is that we will know all our contact details are correct!

Pastoral Care – if you or someone you know needs help or support, please contact the Church Office on 642338/office@stjohnswithstmarys.org.uk

Used Stamps please hand in your used postage stamps and we can pass them to Lepra, please give to Jim Cockett at St Mary’s or to the Church office thanks.

THE CHRISTIAN AID CAKE STALL last Sunday raised £90 for the Christian Aid Appeal. Thank you to everyone who supported  us – especially the wonderful people who donated cakes.

Monday 28th May Bank Holiday the Centre and Church office will be closed.

Tuesday 5th June Men’s and Ladies group are meeting tonight at All Saints in Annesley with Rev Eric Ashby.

Friday 8th June 7am Mansfield Prayer Monthly meeting at Mansfield Pentecostal Church Empire Street Mansfield, everyone welcome to come along.

Sunday 10th June after the 6pm Confirmation Service, refreshments will be served in the Centre. Donations of sandwiches, savoury and cakes etc, for a finger buffet, would be gratefully received, please see Val, Averil or Shirley.

Advance date for your diary . SUMMER CONCERT with the award-winning SINGERS at St Mary’s Church on Saturday 16th June, 7pm. Tickets £5 each, (which includes refreshments) are available from the Church office or Churchwardens. Get your tickets early!.

Transform Weekend 13-15 July at Walesby Forest, with a programme of talks, worship, seminars and other fun stuff- plus a separate full Childrens and Youth programme in their own dedicated venues. Facebook “TransformWeekend”/www.transform-weekend.org to find out more and to book on line. The “early bird” offer ends 31st May. There are limited places and is expected to sell out well in advance, like last year did. So book early , and get the cheaper price!

Meninadanca are looking for trustees to strengthen the current UK team. If you feel it’s something which you could be involved in please get in touch with Dave Roper (07580829292) who will be happy to discuss the role and responsibilities.

Maun Valley Citizens are holding a Welcome Workshop on 5th June, 6.30pm at Asquith Primary School. Come along to join the conversation about making Mansfield a more welcoming place to live. Also could you help raise the profile of MVC by joining a litter pick on Friday 8th June? Please talk to Judith A (or Clare) for more information about either of these.

Forthcoming Event Saturday 23rd June 7.30pm Beetle Drive in St John’s Centre.

Tuesday 3rd July  John Milnes and Peter Frith will be travelling to Uganda for two weeks to visit Pastor Emmy and see the work of Parental Care Ministries. If you could support them in prayer, it would be very much appreciated. There will be more details about this on the 6th May newsletter, or speak to John or Peter.