Wellington and District Churches Together will be knitting together in a good cause this Christmas. Members aim to knit sheep in a Nativity project to engage families, shoppers and retailers in a better understanding of the meaning of Christmas.
The ‘flock’ will appear in retail outlets in Wellington for Christmas shoppers to spot. Forms left in the shops can be signed and Churches Together representatives will send out a ‘shepherd’ gather each sheep to form a ‘flock’ for Christmas.
Anyone who would like to join knitters or knit sheep at home is very welcome. There’s a pattern available and wool can be purchased locally or from charity shops. For further details email email@example.com or ring 667456.
Members are planning to offer Christmas Lunch in the United Reformed Church to those without family or friends. Helpers are already coming forward but, to satisfy health and hygiene regulations, 2 accredited cooks are required to do the catering. Anyone qualified and free who would be willing to help should contact Isabel Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegates at the autumn meeting welcomed newcomers and the County Ecumenical Officer, Major Alan Dixon S.A, who reported on themes discussed at the recent Churches Together in England Forum attended by over 300 delegates.
The group’s Christian Aid organiser thanked everyone for their generosity in supporting the Migrant Appeal Fund, especially the Mayor who donated the Civic Service collection to Christian Aid.
Christine Silverlight, Foodbank organiser, reported on generous donations.
Members who attended a recent Care of the Elderly Conference in Wells reported that it had proved useful in addressing the needs of housebound, lonely and forgotten individuals. The group will aim to improve co-ordination between each church and those in need of visits and support.
Rector Tim Treanor reported on a recent meeting of church leaders to discuss and clarify churches’ involvement with local schools and identify opportunities. He said he was encouraged by the engagement of Christians with the town’s schools and the welcome they received from Head Teachers.
- Friday 6th November: Quiz Night at the Parish Church. Teams needed.
- Saturday 28th November: Christmas Lights on and the opening of the Peace Garden’s Celebration of Light.
- Wednesday 9th December at 6.30pm: Open air Silver Band Carol Concert at the United Reformed Church
- Friday 18th December from 7.30pm: Singing round the pubs