November Newsletter

We’re in the season of Advent now and are preparing to celebrate once again God’s great gift to us all.  Details of Christmas Services at our Church are printed elsewhere in this edition of ‘Contact’.

For some time now the Management Committee has been conscious of the problems of social isolation and loneliness that the Covid lockdowns have brought about.  After exploring various possibilities to help, they have arranged for a series of 6 ‘taster’ sessions for a Wellbeing  Group to be formed.  If the lengthy restrictions have left you feeling a bit anxious or lacking in confidence then this group might be just what you are looking for.  You’ll find more details about the group elsewhere in this ‘Contact’ or simply have a word with a member of the Management Committee.

Friday, 10th Dec                 Emergency First Aid at Work     To be eligible for this FREE accredited training you must  10..0 – 3.30pm                             be 19+ and unemployed.  Places are limited so contact the office as soon as possible.

Fridays                                  Stop Smoking  – now meeting weekly

9.15 – 11.45am        

Friday, 10th Dec                 Christmas Concert by Drama Tree / Youth Connection   –  songs from musicals new and & Saturday, 11th    old plus a Christmas section.  £8 per ticket to include refreshments

Friday, 17th Dec                 Friday Night is Music Night Concert  on Zoom.  Codes to be distributed.  There’ll be a                                        surprise so don’t miss it!

Saturday, 18th Dec            Argus Christmas Concert –  for invited friends and family only 

Wednesday 22nd Dec      Make Lunch   –  only takeaway meals on 30th December

Tuesdays                             Yoga  – New tutor hence new time.  Places available.  To book ring 03000 262539.

12.30pm – 2.0pm            First class free – all further sessions £4.

We are hoping to hold Emergency First Aid at Work  and   Food Safety  courses in January but are awaiting dates.

There’ve been some changes in the Office.  Margaret Cotcher has retired and we wish her a happy retirement.  Kirsty Melvin, who worked for us a few years ago,  has been appointed as Administrative and Development  Assistant.  We welcome Kirsty and hope she’ll be happy in her new post.

As Christmas approaches we will all be caught up in celebrations and festivities.  We will rejoice again at Christ’s coming into the world.  No sooner will Christmas be over than we will be stepping out into a New Year.  Traditionally this is a time for new resolutions and plans for the future.  The mission of Cornerstones is to reach out into the community around us and help to bring people into the Church family and then to their own faith in God.  Why not let one of your resolutions this New Year be to help Cornerstones achieve this aim?  Ruth Stapleton, the evangelist, said:

Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most’.

 

The Management Committee wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Jean  Dobson

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