Providing a warm space

 

We are going to open the church on Fridays from 11:30am – 1:30pm 

A warm welcome, a warm space, food and fellowship for all who would appreciate it.

Do come along to help provide a warm welcome and why not invite someone along!

Thank you.

United Benefice of Altham and Clayton-le-Moors

Service of Remembrance

 

This service is live in church, but it will be streamed so if you are unable to attend you can view it online. Now most of the words will also appear when you view the service on line so it will be easier to follow the service.

However, below are the day’s readings as there will not appear on screen.

 

First  Reading: Micah 4:1-5

In the last days

the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established
    as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
    and peoples will stream to it.

Many nations will come and say,

“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
    so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
    the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He will judge between many peoples
    and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
    nor will they train for war anymore.
Everyone will sit under their own vine
    and under their own fig tree,
and no one will make them afraid,
    for the Lord Almighty has spoken.
All the nations may walk
    in the name of their gods,
but we will walk in the name of the Lord
    our God for ever and ever.

Second Reading: James 3: 13 – 18

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

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Kitchenette Upgrade

 

The Kitchenette at the back of All Saints’ Church is being upgraded  is taking shape and is beginning to look  like a much better usable space.

Work is continuing over the next week or so. A new floor is being added and boilers fitted to the toilet and kitchen, plus a baby changing unit will be installed.

So the kitchen will be out of action for a little while longer…but it will be worth the wait!

Providing a warm space

 

We are going to open the church on Fridays from 11:30am – 1:30pm approximately from Friday 18th November.

The aim is to provide a warm welcome, a warm space, food and fellowship for all who would appreciate it.

If yo can help, please sign at the back of church or have a word with Toby or Claire.

Thank you.

Ladies Nights out!

Two dates for your diaries!

 

Friday 25th November – drinks at the Hyndburn Bridge from 7:15pm

Friday 20th January 2023 Italian Evening at Franco’s Oswaldtwistle – further details in the New Year!

 

 

 

The Pastoral Team

will be holding a stall at the Christmas Fair on Saturday 26th November in Clayton Community Centre and would love some items for their ‘ hook a bag’ stall. e.g. – unwanted gifts would be idea.

Thanks

 Fashion Show

At Mill House on 15th November 

Mothers’ Union are hosting an Autumn fashion show by Dawn Roe on Tuesday 15th November, arrive 7:00 for 7:30pm. Tickets are just £5 and include a glass of wine.

See Jaqui, Jean or Barbara if you would like a ticket. ticket

‘We shall remember them’

 

Friday 11th November: Short act of remembrance at the war memorial in Mercer park, starting at 10:55am and including two minutes silence.

Sunday 13th November – 

  • 8:00am Holy Communion.
  • 9:30am muster at Arthur Wilson Centre if joining the parade to church.
  • 10:am Remembrance Service followed by act of remembrance in Mercer Park.
  • 10:00am Remembrance Service at Altham St James followed by act of remembrance at the memorial.

Tot’s Praise 

 Wednesday 9th November from 2:15pm

Tot’s Praise is for the youngest – under 5s together with their parents/carers – gather between 2 and 2:15, all done in time for school pick up.

 

 

Church gardens
We are tidying up the gardens before winter with some outside help from Prospect.
On Monday 31st October between 10:00am – 12:00am
We would love some help – no need to be expert gardeners advise is on hand.
Tools will be made available.
We are sure you will agree, the  Church garden is beginning to look lovely again after COVID and lockdown; thanks to the hard work of  volunteers a few weeks back.
 
Since then, we have re-established contact with Prospect, who help us with funding and with keeping the garden tidy. We have some money donated by them to help replace dead and old shrubs and plants and we want to make sure we spend it before they think we don’t need it! We met with Gareth from Prospect and discussed how he might hep and advise us. 
 
Gareth suggested that he and his team begin by helping us with the pruning  our roses, shrubs and bushes and getting rid of tree saplings on Monday 31st October between 10:00am – 12:00am. This is a job that needs doing before winter sets in. They will provide tools. However we do need  a team of helpers on that day too. So if you can spare some time to come along and help it would be greatly appreciated. You don’t need to be an expert gardener, there will be advice at hand. 
 
We also hope to reestablish the garden club, it doesn’t meet many time a year; but it does help to keep the church grounds looking nice and cared for. If you are interested in coming along when you can please let Elaine Lockwood, Barbara Anderson or one of the Wardens know.  The day and times may vary to suit the group.
Thank you.