Total shoe box number for 2015

We have collected a fantastic 742 shoeboxes this year. They are all sorted and ready to send to the warehouse this week. A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in any way. Please continue to pray for those who now have the responsibility to get the boxes to their final destination (Kosovo) and the 742 children who will receive a gift this year.

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Family Matters are running a Toddler Training Course at Aroma Coffee Shop
4 sessions starting Thursday 13th November, 8pm – 10pm. Cost £5 for all 4 sessions. To book a place, speak to Roxana Freeman E:
or Helen Atkinson at Family Matters T: 789214 or E:

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This year the service is being held on December 14th at 10.30 am.  A member of the Salvation Army will be there to receive any gifts from you, which will then be given to the children of needy families in York as Christmas presents.  We are asked especially to think of children under 5 years and youngsters aged 13 to 16 yrs (toiletries? but no DVD or CD’s please). So please see what you can do to make Christmas special for our local families. Thank you!

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Shoe box countdown

We hope you are busy filling your shoeboxes with lots of nice surprises for a child many miles away. Boxes can now be taken to Aroma (Mon – Sat 9.00 am to 5.00 pm) or Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church until 22nd November 2014. Leaflets are available with full details of what should be included in your box, thank you.

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Summer Sundays 2014

Explore the Bible with us in creative ways this summer and experience God afresh. Suitable for all ages.

This summer the 10:30 worship will be taking a break from the usual format.

We will all start together as usual, and then, instead of just young church going out, there will be an opportunity for everyone to explore the Bible passage in different ways. Everyone will be able to choose from creative, active, contemplative and discussion based alternatives or engaging with a sermon. We’ll all join together again at the end of the service.

Why not prepare by reading the bible passage before you come?

  • 27th June – Matt 13:31-33, 44-52 – Mustard seed, yeast, treasure, fine pearls
  • 3rd Aug – Matt 14:13-21 – Feeding of 5,000
  • 10th Aug – Matt 14:22-33 – Walking on water
  • 17th Aug – Matt 15: (10-20), 21-28 – Great is your faith
  • 24th Aug – Matt 16:13-20 – Who do you say I am?
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Holy Week and Easter 2014

Holy Week

Monday, Tuesday Wednesday – Evening Worship 7.30pm

A short service with an opportunity for meditation

Maundy Thursday – Join the Feast 6.30pm

A Passover style meal, sign up at Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church or ring 760592

Good Friday – Walk of Witness 10.30am

Open air service outside St Mary’s Church 10.30am

Evening Worship 7.30pm

A time for quiet

19, 20, 21st April – See the Easter flowers at HWMC.
Entry free but donations for Martin House Hospice will be gratefully received.

Easter Sunday

Sunrise Service 5.45am

Short service at Ethel Ward playing field followed by breakfast at Aroma Coffee Shop

A service of Holy Communion 8.30am

All Age Worship 10.30am

Evening Worship 6.30pm

Please bring flowers to the Easter Morning services to help decorate the Easter Cross.

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Aroma in Time Magazine

Time MagazineLast week (03.03.2014) Aroma Coffee Shop appeared in Time Magazine (Europe Edition)! Their main centre page feature explored approaches to dementia care in Europe, and cited Aroma, Haxby  as  a place of note!

Aroma has been trying to raise awareness of dementia in the local community, training their staff and encouraging other local businesses to become more dementia friendly.  The article briefly tells the story of two Aroma customers for whom Aroma has made a real difference.  

See the article here – Time Magazine March 3rd 2014

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Shoe box update

Those of you who donated on-line for the transport of your shoe boxes should have received confirmation that our shoe boxes went to Kyrgyzstan with a link to some more information.

If you donated on line and have not received the information you can put your reference number in the web site and they should send you a link.

Remember to start collecting bits and pieces for your shoe boxes for this year.

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Alice in Wigginton – Pantomime 2014

Flying Duck’s Theatre present their 2014 pantomime – Alice in Wonderland Wigginton.

One moment Alice is enjoying a lovely sleep, the next she’s off down a rabbit hole with a couple of white rabbits.

With the help of a crazy cast of characters, a few cups of tea and script that looks suspiciously like last year’s, Alice restores peace and harmony to the land of Wigginton.  All the usually singing, dancing and falling over.

“Laugh your head off – or else!” – Queen of Hearts.
“What’s all this about a pantomime then!” – Tweedle Dum

Get your tickets before they someone makes them all disappear – forever!


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Thank you – 600 children have received a gift of love this Christmas

A huge thank you to everyone who donated a shoe box this year – 600 were sent to the warehouse in November ready to be delivered to Romania or Kyrgyzstan. Those of you who paid your donation for delivery on-line should be receiving an email at the end of January to say where your box went.

This means 600 children who would not have received a gift this Christmas have something to treasure and know someone thousands of miles away cares.

Remember, start looking for those bargains to go in next years box!

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