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CHURCH ON THE GREEN
The Day has finally come! Church on the Green will be taking place this Sunday. The morning will begin at 10.00am for breakfast with tea, coffee and pastries followed by the service which will run from 10.30am until approximately 11.30am. The format will be relaxed with sung worship playing a big part, children’s activities will take place in the small hall, along with testimonies of where God has been at work. Welcome will also play a significant role in the time together, and we hope that we reach out to those in our communities with love and grace.
George was interviewed by BBC radio Surrey at 7.22am on Sunday morning about Church on the Green.
Another joyful Alpha evening on Wednesday, with 50 guests coming together to enjoy a delicious meal, thought-provoking video and lively discussion. There is still time to join us for the remaining Alpha sessions, which run on Wednesday evenings until 13th March. Next week: 7.30pm, Wednesday 31st January at St. Mark's Church Hall. Further details on our website.
Everyone is welcome, please turn up, no invitations needed!
See you Sunday!
for St Michael’s, Pirbright:
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HELPING WOKING PEOPLE IN CRISIS
At this time of Harvest, we are celebrating God’s generous gifts to us through his creation. This year though, there is a different and challenging back drop and we need to respond to the problems of escalating food and energy prices which are creating difficult choices - to eat or heat - for very many who were already struggling.
The Trussell Trust and its network of food banks are working hard to meet increased demand for emergency food parcels. For the first time since the height of the pandemic, foodbanks have provided more than 2 million parcels. Whilst supporters continue their generous donations, they aren’t always keeping pace with need so they are also needing to purchase food and other essentials to supplement donations. With the rising cost of food, this is already placing an increased financial burden on individual food banks.
St Michael’s has been supporting the Woking Food Bank and providing a collection point for donations at Linnards on the Little Green. Please keep supporting this! All donations are very welcome but you can access their website to find out their particular needs week by week and also by donating money via www.woking.foodbank.org.uk/give-help.
A message on the Foodbank’s website is also appealing for funds for a new Foodbank van so that they can provide an even more flexible and inclusive service including developing the concept of a ‘mobile pantry to bring desperately needed food directly to homes and community/social centres.
As we celebrate God’s harvest this year, let us also help to make sure that everyone can receive its riches.
There is a call to prayer for Ukraine, and a plea to help refugees, on the Diocesan website https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/ . Also if you are looking for ways to support Ukraine – look at our Twitter account @PirbrightChurch for a list of the charities involved in support for Ukrainian people. Top of the list is the
Disasters Emergency Committee – give online at www.dec.org.uk, or phone 01204 770822, or https://www.justgiving.com/dec or by post to
DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, PO Box 999, London EC3A 3AA
If you give to DEC the UK Government will match your donation.
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