Spotlight News for 27th December 2020

 

Sunday 27th December 2020 & 3rd January 2021

 

As Covid-19 restrictions continue across the country, thank you for your keeping of these restrictions as we gather together.  Face coverings to be worn; track and trace also social distancing measures are in place.

Contactless Credit & Debit Card Donations

There is an opportunity to donate by card in St Saviour’s.  Full instructions for payment are on the table by the card reader at the exit.

 

The Church Office closed on Thursday 24th December & will  re-open on Monday 4th January 2021. During this break phone messages & e-mails will be picked up from the Church Office

Alpha Online  We are planning to run Alpha online for the Group, with Boldre and South Baddesley, from Monday 25th January at 7pm for eight weeks.  To find out more about taking part or to book you place, please contact Simon on vicar@brockenhurstchurch.com.

 

At the 10.30am service on the 10th January we will be welcoming back to Brockenhurst Revd Mary Nicholson who is being licensed to this parish.  Do come and support Mary as she begins this new season in her ministry.

 

On Sunday 17th January Gareth Davies (our guest preacher from the Bible Society) we will be launching our Year of the Bible - a year in which we hope that all of us will be encouraged to engage more deeply and rewardingly with scripture.  An annual plan of events and resources for the Year of the Bible will be available early in the New Year. 

Brockcare's Coronavirus Team and our many wonderful volunteers across the village are on 'stand-by' to offer help once again as restrictions are in force as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. These are worrying times for the elderly and vulnerable especially, and for those who may have to self-isolate. If you hear of anyone in our village who may need help with shopping etc. please ask them to phone the Church Office on 624584.

Brockcare – if you hear of anyone in the village who is sick, elderly, lonely or bereaved and who might welcome a visit from one of our Pastoral Visitors, please contact Sharon Dibden in the Church Office on 624584.

If you wish to purchase John Purkess’ By-Gone Brockenhurst books, please contact either Jane Forrest on 624287 or Janet McDonald on 622144.  Books can also be purchased from the Church Office; Streets; Pot Pourri; or Cards & Candy in Brookley Road.  Books cost £5 each, Parts One, Two and Three are currently available.  All monies raised go towards church funds. 

Save your Christmas stamps and all proceeds will go towards Christian Aid charity.  Please leave ¼ inch (1cm) of envelope around the stamp.  Collecting box at the back of St Saviour’s.

GiftSwap4Coffee Saturday 9th January 10.30am – 12pm Church Hall

We are not sure if this event will be able to go ahead, due to the Covid restrictions in place at the time.  Please can you still save any unwanted Christmas presents until we can confirm if the event will happen.  We hope to be able to support Basics Bank; Tools for Self-Reliance; Women’s Refuge and the Mothers’ Union Family Holiday. 

Prayer Verse

1Thessalonians 5: 16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Prayer Idea

Listen to the radio news, then switch it off and pray.