Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Harvest 2007

Harvest Festival is just around the corner - Sunday October 7th - and plans are afoot for our celebrations. Seal School will be coming along for their Harvest Service on Friday 5th at 1.30, and we're all invited down to the school for tea afterwards! (Sign the list at the back of church to say you are coming)
Our own Harvest Supper and Games night will take place at Seal School on Saturday 6th at 6.30pm. Bangers and mash (with veggie options), apple pie... and all for £5 (£2.50 for children).
The following day we will be giving thanks for the harvest in our morning service, an all-age communion service, which we hope some of the Beavers from Seal's newly formed group will be able to come to.
This year, instead of asking for gifts of food, we'll be asking for cash donations for the Poverty and Hope appeal, organised by Rochester Diocese. You can find out more about this initiative, which raises money for a variety of projects overseas and at home here.
We're changing our pattern of Harvest giving because it was increasingly difficult to sell the produce we were given and some of the packets and tins which we wanted to give away weren't really appropriate for this. It is more practical to give cash, and it means that those to whom it is given can use it in the way that is best for them.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Autumn and Winter at St Peter and Paul

The gloomy truth is that the nights are getting longer, the colours of autumn are creeping into the trees, and whatever might have passed for the summer is on its way out. However, at St Peter and St Paul, this simply means that all sorts of good things are on the way!
The Harvest supper and games night on the 6th Oct at Seal School, Harvest festival in church the next day. Special services for All Saints when we remember those who have shone in the church, All Souls, when we remember and pray for those who are special to us who have died. Remembrance Sunday, Advent (with new Advent "Breathing Space" services this year) and, of course, Christmas.
You can find more about all these services and events by clicking here.