PUDDINGS PARTY

Saturday 27th February 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
It’s time to come and enjoy a sweet treat at our Puddings Party to raise money for the Opening New Doors project. There’ll be hot and cold puddings, traditional and fancy puddings, custard and cream. If you can’t manage all you’d like on the afternoon, takeaways will be available. Donations for the project on the day place. We’ll also have a Phoenix card stall and a Tombola to tempt you with, so please put the date in your diary and enjoy the fun.

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Free Dementia Information and Training by York City Council

As a church we offer a regular dementia carers support group at Aroma, and have run information evenings too.

If you would like to know more about dementia, or are wondering why it is an issue for us as a church, there is a free information session next week in the village. Why not pop along?

Wednesday 3rd February
2 p.m., Chestnut Kitchen, 27 The Village, Haxby.

Please call in or ring 764577 to book a place.

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5% Fund Nominations – please!

Each year we set aside 5% of our annual income to donate to charitable causes beyond the local community of Haxby and Wigginton. This fund is in addition to money raised  for specific purposes during the year by the congregation. Now is the time for you to submit your proposals for where the money is to be sent, and the Church Council will make the final decision in March. Priority is given to requests where members of our church have a personal connection with a charity (as a supporter or beneficiary) and donations make a significant difference to the cause concerned (and not just supplement general income).

In the past gifts have been distributed amongst the following causes – Missionary Aviation Fellowship; York Blind & Partially Sighted Society; Madalitso Project by the Malawi Trust; Tuberous Sclerosis Association; York & District Dyslexia Association. Please forward your suggestions to Jim Stonehouse, Mary Metcalfe or Adrian Brown ( browntribe@btinternet.com).

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BEING A BEACON

What does it mean to be the Methodist Church in Haxby & Wigginton?  Come along to the four sessions to find out!  Contact Rev Philip Turner on 760592 / 768326 or minister@hwmc.org.uk   They will be held on a Thursday evening starting 28th January from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.  All welcome.

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WARM CLOTHES WANTED!

Operation Orphan – Gail and Jill will once again be collecting clothes for Moldova in May. So just a reminder not to get rid of any warm coats, wool scarves, hats, gloves, warm trousers or jumpers. They need to be suitable for children or young adults. We are always particularly short of hats, scarves and gloves for young men. They are hoping to go with the clothes again this year in early October and once again will be taking packs of disposable nappies as well as the clothing. Things can be collected before May if you need to get rid of them. Contact Gail on 690757 or Jill on 769034.

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JACK AND HIS EXTENDING LADDER

PANTO TICKETS FOR JACK and the MAGIC ROPE LADDER
will be available from Sarah Galloway T: 01904 764623                                                                  Adults £7.00 Children £4.50
Dates: Wednesday 17th Feb at 7.30 pm;                                                                            Thursday 18th Feb at 7.30 pm;
Friday 19th Feb at 7.30 pm;                                                                                                           Saturday 20th Feb at 2.00 pm and 6.30 pm

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CHRISTMAS EVE NATIVITY

4.00 pm Thursday 24th December Come along to either take part (!) or to enjoy that traditional presentation of the birth of Jesus.  All welcome.

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NEW YEAR’S DAY WALK

New Years Day Walk – As has become traditional, you are welcome to
join us on 1st Jan 2016 at 13:00 from Church. There is a route planned
that should take us between 1 – 2 hours across fields. Should this
prove impractical there is a footpath / snickleway alternative.
As before, please bring some food to share at the faith tea and
fellowship afterwards – if you do not wish to walk, you are welcome to
join us at appox 15:00 back at Church.
for details, see Andrew or Adele Storr

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CAROLS AT AROMA

Tuesday 15th December – 5.00 pm – Come along to Aroma and get into the real spirit of Christmas by singing carols; you may even qualify for some free cake and a drink (non-alcoholic!) – merry Christmas!!

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A CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Generation Groove, Local Community Band – Saturday 12th December
7.30 pm at Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church
Present ‘A Christmas Concert’ in aid of SASH (Safe and Sound Houses)
Tickets £5 available from T: 01904 758511

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