TODAY

Cutting down the dreamer

Today we are looking at ‘Cutting down the dreamer’ from Genesis 37:1-28.  Next week we are looking at ‘Jailbird for Christ’ Acts 12: 1-19.

THIS WEEK

Good Companions

Good Companions will be meeting this Wednesday, 28th February at 2.30pm in the Institute with Dave Joyce talking about building in Mexico.

Women’s Day of Prayer

This year's Women's World Day of Prayer service for the south of Bath will be held on Friday 2nd March at 10.30am at St Michael's Monkton Combe. The subject is 'All God's Creation is Very Good!' Everyone is welcome (men included). Please see Chris Stammers if you need a lift.

SPORT Walk

The next SPORT walk is this Saturday 3rd March, leaving church at 9.30am for a 2½  hour walk, returning by 1pm. All welcome - just turn up at church.  John Garrett.

Prayer Meeting

The church prayer meeting this Tuesday 27th February will be at Kevin's house at 9am. Everyone welcome.

FUTURE EVENTS

Goodbye to Alan & Sandra

Last Sunday, Alan announced that their last church service at St Philips will be 2nd September.

Uganda Tea Party

Please join us on Sunday 15th April, 2.30- 4.30pm at Southstoke Village Hall to hear all the latest news at our AGM and to share your ideas for the future. Everyone welcome. Details from Jan Keene.

Next Ladies' Day

The date of the next Ladies' Spiritual Spa Day will be Saturday June 23rd, please put it in your diaries! If you would like to get involved this year, either with planning, food or help on the day, please talk to Vicki Atkinson or Alex Eldridge. If there's anything you liked/didn't like about the last one, we'd be interested to hear that too. More information to follow.

Skittles night

Andy is planning a skittles night at the Hampset cricket club on Friday 9th March, 7pm all are welcome and it’s a great opportunity to bring a friend.

Ukrainian team to visit us

We are expecting a team of five young Ukrainians from the summer camp in Svaljava to visit us for a week over Easter.

NOTICEBOARD

Fellowship list update

We are in the process of updating the fellowship list which we use to communicate. If you’d like to amend your details or add yourself to the list please fill out a card on the visitors desk and put it in the office pigeon hole.

Get Real Easter eggs

It’s time to order your real Easter Eggs which are Fairtrade and tell the story of Easter. Starting at just £3.99, why not order one for a friend or children/grandchildren and share the real meaning of Easter? Take an order form on the noticeboard or email the office by Sunday 4th March. For the full range see meaningfulchocolate.co.uk.

Electoral Roll

The Electoral Roll (ER) is the official list of church members and is open to those who have attended services for six months, and who are 16 years and over. If your name is not already on the ER and you would like to be able to vote at the Annual Church Meeting in April, please complete an ER application form which can be obtained from the church office or Jenny Morrish.

House of Hope

If any church members who are friends of House of Hope for the blind children in Bethlehem, would like to send them a gift for Easter. Eunice will be sending a money gift to Mr John Gibby, who will be going out to Bethlehem to visit them to pass it on. Many of you have very happy memories of the time that you spent with the blind children, when you stayed at the home when visiting the holy land. Thanks you, Eunice.

Cards For Sale

The cards for Mothering Sunday and Easter are now on sale.  Come and see our selection after the service today.

         Thanks

Czech team send thanks

From Petr, leader of the Czech team;

“Thank you for the beautiful week in Bath! We've enjoyed the camp, the time in families, great trips and your lovely hospitality. I was very happy that a lot of people asked me about our work in Vsetin and Velka Lhota. Some people from your church are also in touch with the members of our team, so I want to encourage everyone to come to the Czech Republic and visit our churches and families. We can manage accommodation and everything :-) Have a blessed week!”

HELP

English Speakers wanted

There is an opportunity to help Czechs with their English conversation working with Jeff Griffiths in Prague. He is running a camp from 7th-14th July and needs English speakers. Can you help? Please see Gill if you are interested.

INFORMATION

·      Events

Fairtrade Coffee Morning

There’s a Fairtrade Coffee Morning at St Luke’s Coffee Shop on Friday 2nd March, 10am-12.30pm. Stock up on Fairtrade goods, enjoy Fairtrade refreshments and find out more about Fairtrade. Food, chocolate, sweets, greetings cards and wrap, jewellery, bags, clothes, gifts.

An invitation from Genesis

Genesis Trust Bath warmly invites you to attend ‘Growing Together’ – an evening of thanks, celebration and thinking about the future. We will look at what our volunteers and supporters have achieved and how we can help more people in more ways in the future. Monday 5th March at The Forum, St James’s Parade, 6.30-9.30pm. Please RSVP via http://genesisgrow .eventbrite.co.uk or email office@ genesistrust.org.uk. .

Community Houses of Prayer -CHOP  

You're invited to join a local CHOP on Tuesday 13th March at 7.45pm to pray with other Christians for their local community. There are 25 CHOPs in the Bath area, meeting at the same time in different communities, praying for God’s blessing and for social needs. Find the nearest one to you at www.bathdeanery .org/communityhousesofprayer or telephone 461509 or email bathchops@gmail.com.

·      HELP

Foodbank Co-ordinator

Bath Foodbank is looking for a volunteer ‘Supply and Supermarket Coordinator’. It involves joining the Management Committee, (meeting every 6 weeks) and ensuring supplies are meeting demand and liaising with supermarket contacts. Contact Tim Harris, Chairman of the Management Committee, at tharris.bathfb@gmail.com who will send further details including a full job description.

Help with Life Skills

Genesis Trust, are looking for a volunteer to assist with their upcoming pottery course. Life Skills classes are offered to isolated people in our community and those experiencing mental health issues. The course will run for 4 weeks starting March 5th, 11am-1pm at St Johns Church, South Parade. For more info contact denise@genesistrust.org.uk.

Church Administrator needed

St. Luke’s Church, Wellsway are looking to employ a Church Administrator to play a key role in the life of our church. 12-20 hrs/week (inc Friday mornings), £8.75/hr. For more info contact matthew@stlukesbath.com or 01225 331898.  Closing date 12.00pm, 7th March.