Notices

Every week we print notices in The Messenger, our Sunday service sheet. Here, you'll find the notices that are published there, along with any we haven't been able to include on paper. Please check this page regularly for updates..
 
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Funtime Friday:
On Friday mornings at St Andrew’s School, Calton Avenue, 9.00-10.30am, a new Toddler Group for families in the Sele Farm area. More details from 
Wendy (Revwendy55@gmail.com) or Kath (oates13@virginmedia.com).

A Stable!
We need a new stable (preferably in wood) big enough for our knitted Nativity. If you can help, or know someone who might, please speak to Alan (01992 582726 ; h.alanstewart1@gmail.com)

Melrose Quartet at St Andrew's!
We are looking forward to an evening of joyous music and singing with The Melrose Quartet, one of the country’s top folk acts, on Thursday 12 December, 8.00pm. Profits from the event will support activities at St Andrew’s.

Thank you from Cruse Bereavement Care:
The sale of roses at the Service for the Bereaved on 2 November raised £88.50 for Cruse Bereavement Care. On behalf of the clients the charity supports, the volunteers and the management, Area Coordinator Babs McDonald sends her thanks. We are grateful, also, to Hazel and Peter Risby for organising Sponsor a Rose again this year.
 

Our 2019 Christmas Appeal:
Thank you to all those who have already donated to our Christmas Appeal for Stevenage Haven. If you’re able to offer any confectionery or soaps & toiletries, it will make a difference to a homeless person’s experience this season. Donations can be given to one of the Churchwardens or (in office hours) to Phil, Parish Administrator. Thank you


Advent 2019—’Jesus and Justice’:
This year’s Advent Challenge from St Albans Diocese is themed ‘Jesus and Justice’. Participants will receive a daily email with inspirational photos and stories from a wide variety of contexts encouraging a relationship with God, engaging with the story and a passion for Jesus and Justice. To take part, visit: www.stalbans.anglican.org/faith/live-the-challenge/
 

Coffee Morning, Saturday 4 January:
The Choir would be most grateful if you would turn out your cupboards and drawers this month and hopefully unearth some unwanted/unused/unsuitable acquisitions that you could donate to its Surplice to Rechoirments Coffee Morning. Please give any contributions to a member of the Choir or leave labelled at the back of the church. Thank you. Jenny Aitken
 
Searching for Faith:
Our short informal course exploring the Christian Faith starts again in the New Year. Tuesdays, 8.00pm on 7, 14, 21, 28 January & 4 February. Contact Alan: 01992 582726 ; h.alanstewart1@gmail.com
 

Wednesday Welcome comes to an end:
As interest has waned over the past year, and because similar projects have been set up locally, the decision has been made to end Wednesday Welcome. A big thank you to everyone who was involved with the project for their help and support.

Hertford & Ware Street Pastors have been in touch with news about their recent fundraising events. The paper ‘Garden’ Quiz raised £400 and the Quiz Night raised nearly £600. Thank you to all those who took part in these activities. Another Quiz Night is planned in 2020—watch this space! The funds raised are used to pay for training, uniforms and other expenses. H&W Street Pastors are seeking recruits and are very happy for folk to come out on patrol as observers to see what the role is really about before they consider committing. www.streetpastors.org/locations/hertford-ware/

 
Let’s pray for our town:
A new regular meeting for all who wish to pray for the people of Hertford and for God’s kingdom to come in this place and in the lives of our neighbours and friends. First Monday of the month, 12.30-1.30pm, at Hertford Baptist Church.

Please note that there will be no Junior Church during the service on Sunday 29 December.
 
Soul Food:
Our monthly contemporary evening service will return on Sunday 5 January, meeting in the St Andrew’s Centre from 7.00-8.00pm.
 
Messenger notice:
Phil will be on leave from 23 December until 7 January, during which time the office won’t be open. The Messenger for Sundays 29th and 5th will be printed in advance, so please allow time to forward any notices for inclusion. Thank you


Supporting our Local Foodbank:
We continue to receive regular donations for the Hertford & District Foodbank at St Andrew’s — thank you. Your prayerful support and generosity is more important than ever. Food donations can be left at St Andrew’s, in the box at the back of the church by the office door. Posters and flyers in church include a list of the items most needed this Harvest season. Thank you.

St Andrew’s Facebook page:
You can find event and service details, sermons, photos and updates on the St Andrew’s Facebook page. We have more than 100 followers but we’d love for that number to grow!

 
Belsey Bridge 2021:
You can’t accuse us of not giving you enough notice — here’s a date for your diary the year after next! We will return to Belsey Bridge, Suffolk, for another Parish Weekend Away in 2021, Friday 23—Sunday 25 April. You can see more about our earlier Parish Weekends Away here.




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Safeguarding at St Andrew’s:
Catherine Sleath is our Safeguarding Officer and you can read her report to the APCM here. If you have any questions or concerns relating to safeguarding for people of any age at St Andrew’s, please get in touch with Catherine (01992 537867).


Send us your hymn choice!
Is there a hymn that you enjoy singing and haven’t heard in a while? Let us know your request by filling in the slip of paper on the back pew in the church. You can also email your request to Alan (h.alanstewart1@gmail.com).

St Andrew’s Library:
Please take a look at the library book trolley near the church entrance—it is there at all times for you to peruse the books and choose a title or two to borrow. Carol Crowhurst.
 

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Let’s pray for our town:
A new regular meeting for all who wish to pray for the people of Hertford and for God’s kingdom to come in this place and in the lives of our neighbours and friends. First Monday of the month, 12.30-1.30pm, at Hertford Baptist Church, from 4 November.