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A quick summary of what is on this week at Linton Free Church
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Linton Free Church - Whats on this Week?

Here is another edition of our weekly 'Whats On' email. Don't forget, you can always check the church calendar which is on the website and can be found here.

Next Sunday (6th December) Derek Newton will be bringing us God's message and Janet will be duty elder. 
  • Church Cleaning for Christmas - We're planning church cleaning session in preparation for the important Christmas season. Ann Laidlaw is looking for volunteers to help on the 12th of December between 10am and 1pm. Do help out if you can.
  • Jellybeans Pram Service - We have planned a church service with a difference for those that come along to our weekly Jellybeans play group. This takes place at 9:30am in the main church building just before Jellybeans starts. Please pray for this great event, that lots of people come and hear the good news message this Christmas.
  • Prayer for the Sick - please do continue to keep those who are ill in your prayers. 

Solar Lights Required for Carol Service!

Yes, you heard right, we're after solar powered garden lights for the Carol service... Over the last couple of years the tea lights we've had in jam jars have not been very successful, especially in bad weather. It has been suggested that we use solar powered garden lights instead, but this is only viable if we can borrow sufficient lights. If you have any you can lend for that night please let John Pearson know thanks.
A big THANK YOU to all those who have been helping out with all the various events we have already put on, and will put on before Christmas. It's a very busy time of the year and all your help and generosity of time is much appreciated. God bless!

Whats on over Christmas this year?

 
  • Thursday 10th, 9:30am - Jellybeans with Pram Service - A special Christmas pram service just before our weekly Jellybean's morning starts.
  • Sunday 20th, 10:15am - Cafe Service with Children's Nativity - Join us for our popular cafe service, but this time with a difference! Our young children will be performing a nativity. This is a cafe service not to miss!
  • Sunday 20th, 6pm - Candlelit Carol Service - come to our popular candlelit carol service as we celebrate Christmas together through traditional hymns and readings, then join us after ther service in the church hall for light refreshments.
  • Thursday 24th 11:30pm - Christmas Eve Service - join us for a time of quiet reflection as we celebrate Christmas.
  • Friday 25th, 10:30am - Christmas Day Service - a very popular family service celebrating the message of Christmas. Join us for a mixture of traditional carols, storytelling and a celebration of Jesus coming to this world to save us.
Haverhill Food Bank are in desperate need of the following items this week. 
  • Coffee – small jars
  • Juice             
  • Single duvets & covers - urgent
  • Double duvet covers
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Saucepans
Please consider donating these items - speak to John or Linda Pearson if you have any questions

House & Small Groups

The following small groups meet regularly. They are a great way to get to know people in the church, learn more about God through Bible study, and support each other through the ups and downs of life.
  • Monday’s 8:00-9:30pm – Venue: Alex & Mandy Jacob @ 2 The Rookery, Balsham – Contact: 01223 892274 Email: amandajacob5@aol.com 
  • Tuesday’s 7:30–9.00pm – Venue: Chris & Lucy Kemshell @ The Manse, Linton – Contact: 01223 892991 
  • Wednesday 10.30am - 12noon. This is a Seniors Group which normally meets every other Wednesday in the Green Room. Oct 14th & 28th. Contact Janet Crowhurst on 01799 584483 for further information.
  • Wednesday’s 8:00-9:30pm – Venue: Al & Angela Wood – For details please contact Al & Angela: 0777979359 or 01799 585721 Email: al@alandang.com

Prayer Groups & Times

Meeting together to pray is so important! Below are the times when we pray together as church.
  • Sunday’s 10:15am-10:30am Prayer for the Sunday Worship – Venue: Vestry.
  • Tuesday’s 9:00am-10:00am Church Prayer Meeting – Venue: Vestry.
  • Friday’s 9:00am Church Prayer Meeting – Venue: 27 Parsonage Way.
  • Linton Christians Together â€“ This is a new group that meets with other Christians in the village to pray for our community. Contact Donna Searle for more details. 

Other Regular Activities

Here are some other activities to be aware of this week:
  • Jelly Beans (Age 0-4), every Thursday 9:30-11:30am in the LFC church hall. Jelly Beans is a fun and friendly play-group for children in the Linton area – Just £1 per child 
  • Belleplates - Tuesday's at 7:45pm till about 9:-9:15pm in the Green Room. A great way to meet people and play a musical instrument together. All people welcome. Contact Peter Wheeler: 01223 971057.
  • Ladies Darts - every Monday @ the Wagon & Horses – Contact Julia for more details.
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