Dear Church member
Just 600 hours(!) into the new decade, I wanted to draw your attention to a few important and exciting things that are coming up.
On Thursday (30th January) everyone is invited to a 2020 Vision Evening meeting at St Matthew's, 7.30 for 7.45pm, to worship, think and pray together about a vision for our churches for the coming year and decade. It is a great time to take stock, give thanks for what God has been doing, and seek his guidance for the future. This will feed into the PCC/SLT Away Day next Saturday (1st Feb).
The popular, annual, family friendly Christingle Services return next weekend on Sunday 2nd February, 9.30am in Chilton and 11am in Harwell. Christingles will be made during the services and then available to take home or give away. Feel free to invite family, friends and neighbours!
We have our next Repair Café at St Matthew’s Harwell on Saturday 15th February 2-5pm. A great community event, caring for God's creation, saving money and resources. Bring along broken items and a team of experts will do their best to fix them! Coffee and cake provided by Harwell Explorer Scouts.
Following a successful pilot last year, Lent Central returns this year for six Thursdays from 27th February, 7.30 for 7.45pm (parking available at the neighbouring farm). We will be running the really excellent 'Grace Course', with video-based teaching, discussion, worship and refreshments. Do please consider committing to six weeks of spiritual growth, encouragement and friendship during this important season.
We are advertising for a maternity cover for Church Administrator and PA to the Rector from the end of March. Do please let anyone know who might be interested in this temporary, part-time position at the heart of church life, share our adverts, and pray about this important appointment. Closing date 3rd Feb http://hcchurches.org/adminpa
And a few other events coming up...
Pebbles Family Service with food, craft, music and fun, Sunday 9th February, 9 for 9.30am Chilton Village Hall
Ash Wednesday Communion Service to mark the beginning of Lent, 26th February, 7.45pm All Saints' Chilton
CAP Celebration Service with our partner churches, Sunday 1st March, 10.30am Didcot Civic Hall
With thanks for your friendship, support and partnership in the gospel.
Yours, in Christ,
Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey
Rector of Harwell with Chilton