Spotlight News for 29th November 2020

29th November 2020

The Feast of St Nicholas

To celebrate the Feast of St Nicholas there will be a Holy Communion Service at 9am in the Parish Church of St Nicholas on Sunday, 6th December. 
Communicants will follow guidance from the sidesmen and all will wear masks, thus helping to protect each other. 

Sunday 29th November 2020

The Year of Prayer continues with:- Monday 7th December  7.30pm St Saviour’s   (Please note new date)
Praying with the Bible Seminar

ADVENT Calendar
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our online calendar.
It is on the website and you can open a door every day. 
You can also go back and see previous days if you forget.

Christmas Charity Raffle – for Brockenhurst Pre-School
Woodpeckers Residential Home is organising a Christmas Raffle.  Would you be able to donate something as a prize?  The Raffle will be drawn on Christmas Eve.  Donations can be collected, in a Covid-safe way.  All enquiries to Michelle or Jane at Woodpeckers on 623280.  

The first of our Compline Services will take place on Wednesday 2nd December at 7pm via Zoom, please see church website for Zoom details. The short service of Night Prayer provides the perfect night-cap for any day - join us on the first three Wednesday’s of Advent. This will be combined with a short talk from either a visitor or a member of our Church family on Prayer in my life, offered with the hope that understanding the prayer lives of others will inspire us to pray in new circumstances, perhaps trying new methods. This will be followed by services on the 9th and 16th of December at 7.00pm in St Saviour’s.

Fairtrade and Christian Aid Christmas Cards
Orders can be placed directly on www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/christmascards, Please e-mail your order to Jane or Lyn.  If you do not have access to the internet, we can provide a catalogue and order form.We look forward to taking your orders, please contact us with any questions.
Jane    01590 624287    jane.forrest33@gmail.com

St Nicholas’ and St Saviour’s Church Christmas Cards are available for sale from Di Fletcher on 623302 or Janet Courtice on 624003. 

Our Mission of the Month for November is Tearfund
In addition to the prayers included in Spotlight, on our church website, you can also visit their website - www.tearfund.org/en/about_you/pray
Today we have a sermon from Pauline Wade our ‘virtual’ visiting speaker. 

Part-time Parish Administrator Vacancy
After many years of dedicated service Sharon has decided to retire, so there will be a vacancy of 15 hours per week in the Parish Office.  For more information including rate of pay, a Job Specification and details of how to apply please contact churchwardens@brockenhurstchurch.com .  Closing date is 30th November.

Save the Date – Zoom Christmas Quiz 
Following our enjoyment of the first zoom quiz there will be a special Christmas quiz on Friday 11th December – more details to follow.

If you wish to purchase John Purkess’ By-Gone Brockenhurst books, please contact either Jane Forrest on 624287 or Janet McDonald on 622144.  Books cost £5 each, Parts One , Two and Three are currently available. All monies raised go towards church funds. 

Christmas Services
If restrictions allow, following the end of the current lockdown, we are hoping to once again be able to hold services in church as well as on-line.  Please check the church website www.brockenhurstchurch.com in case changes have to be made.

Toy Service – Sunday 13th December 10.30am St Saviour’s
Please bring a NEW toy (unwrapped) which will help brighten Christmas for a child who would otherwise have no presents.  This year the toys are being distributed by Scratch, a Southampton Christian charity working with families in need, providing toys and gifts for children and young people who otherwise might go without presents.  This will have been a particularly difficult year for the families receiving the gifts, so your generosity is much appreciated. 

 

 

 

 


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