CALLING LOCAL CHARITIES

Please submit your requests for a grant from the 2015 Scarecrow Festival by 20th February, please.  We will need proof of your charitable status, your annual accounts and the amount of money you need for your named project.  We will not know what funds will be raised until after the festival which is held over the 2nd May / 4th May weekend.

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NEW YEAR’S DAY WALK

New Years day – There will be a short walk similar to the past couple of years, followed by bring and share refreshments in the hall. Please meet at Church 01/01/15 for a 13:00 start – aiming to return to church between 15:00/15:30. If you do not wish to walk, please feel free to join us for the refreshments.
If you need to contact me, please call 07949686467
Thanks Andrew Storr”

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DECEMBER CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Saturday 20th December – 10.30 am – Carol Singing in the Shopping Arcade for 30 minutes – free chocolate available!

Sunday 21st 6.30 pm Carol Service with community choir and orchestra.
Mince pies to follow.

Monday 22nd December – 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm – Carol singing at Jubilee Court.

Monday 22nd 6.30 pm Street Carol Singing beginning at 8, Greystone Court
followed by soup and mulled wine
Christmas Eve 10.00 am Advent Holy Communion
4.00 pm Communion Nativity
11.30 pm Christmas Holy Communion
Christmas Day 10.00 am All-Age Christmas Celebration
Sunday 28th 10.30 am All-Age Christingle

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Total shoe box number for 2014

We have collected a fantastic 742 shoeboxes this year. 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 Christmas present this year.

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TOY SUNDAY – THANK YOU!

Our Toy Service held on December 14th at 10.30 am brought forth a multitude of toys – enough to fill two cars!  The toys were presented to a member of the Salvation Army who will arrange for them to be given to the children of needy families in York as Christmas presents. So it’s a BIG thank you to everyone who contributed to a child’s happiness this Christmas!

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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.

http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/where-your-shoeboxes-go

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