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

Here is this week's edition of our weekly 'What's On' email. If you would like anything included in future emails, please email Al Wood at al@alandang.com.

This week we have the following highlights:

  • Christian Together in Linton - Thursday evening - this is the monthly prayer meeting for Christians living in Linton. Please contact Donna for more details 
  • Friday Club Youth Group - Friday 7pm - Church Hall 
  • Bring & Share Lunch - Sunday 12:30pm - Church Hall, come and share lunch with us as we host Issam Khoury, one of our mission partners. 

Men's Breakfast

Saturday 19 November: Malcolm Guite

The breakfast will be at The Black Bull, Balsham starting at 8.45 for 9.00 a.m. and finishing by around 10.00 a.m. Of course, it will be Full English. Speak to Steve Munday to book or ask for more details.
Dough Irish and Elizabeth Pierce are organising a church work day on Saturday the 3rd of December. They are collating a list of jobs and will provide more details nearer the time, but please do save the date. The plan is that there will be jobs for anyone and everyone to help with, and the day will be split into a morning and afternoon session. Watch this space for more details.
We have a request for a volunteer  to attend  the baby clinic in Linton Medical Centre, Fridays 1.30 -3.00  or Sawston, Tuesdays Tuesdays 11.00 - 12.30 (not necessarily every week)  The “job” is to help Mums learn about, and sign up for, the 

Children’s Centre in Linton or Sawston.  Full training is provided.

Interested?  Pick up details from the table at the Church door or email Ruth Wyllie:  ruth.wyllie@hythie.org.uk
Future dates for your diary
  • Visit from Issam Khoury  - 4th & 5th November - Isaam, one of our mission partners will be visiting Linton.
  • Bring & Share Lunch - Sunday 12:30pm - Church Hall, come and share lunch with us as we host Issam Khoury, one of our mission partners. 
  • Men's Breakfast - 19th November - with special guest Malcolm Guite. Speak to Steve Munday for further details
  • Church Work Day - 3rd December - save the date! 

Belleplate Groups

The Belleplate group meets weekly at 7.45pm in the Geen Room.  Anyone wishing to try ringing Belleplates would be more than welcome to join us at any meeting.  The ability to read music scores is not required. Contact Peter Wheeler: 01223 971057.
Haverhill Food Bank     

Thanks to the continuing generosity of our donors there are no specific food shortages this week. However, in the run up to Christmas any morale-boosting goodies would be very much appreciated by our clients. (No mince pies please as these have a very short shelf life).

Unfortunately Reach has had to discontinue the furniture bank at this time and can no longer accept furniture. We are still able to accept working fridges and microwaves. We continue to provide starter packs and new single duvets and pillows for these are always in demand. 

Thank you for your continuing support.

What happens to the items placed in the Church collection box?
  • They are delivered to the REACH warehouse in Haverhill.
  • There our team of volunteers weigh the food in and pack it into boxes using the Trussell trust guidelines.
  • Boxes are made up in different sizes for single persons, couples,  small and large families. 
  • We also have packages for homeless people who are living on the streets (no cooking required) and emergency overnight bags.
  • The food is distributed as appropriate, following an evaluation by REACH advisors. The need for food is often a symptom of a greater problem and REACH works to find a holistic solution.
  • The distribution area is within a 10 mile radius of Haverhill, which does include Linton and its surrounding villages. 
  • If you can spare any time to help please let Linda or John know.
There is no charge for collection. Please contact REACH on 01440 268003 or John or Linda Pearson.

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. If transport is a problem do make contact as lifts can often be arranged.
  • Monday’s 8:00-9:30pm Venue: Alex & Mandy Jacob @ 2 The Rookery, Balsham – Contact: 01223 892274 Email: amandajacob5@aol.com All are welcome.
  • Tuesday’s 7:30–9.00pm – Venue: Chris & Lucy Kemshell @ The Manse, Linton – Contact: 01223 892991 
  • Wednesday 10.30am - 12noon.  'Security'  John chapter 10:1-21   I Am the Good Shepherd Contact Janet Crowhurst on 01799 584483, or see our website here.
  • 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 – This is a new group that meets with other Christians in the village to pray for our community. They next meet Thursday 29th and will celebrate their - 1st birthday!! 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 playgroup 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.
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