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Mission Partner from Peru makes week long visit to St Paul's

Date: 04 December 2016

Stoker Family

Mission Partner from Peru makes week long visit to St Paul's

We have been pleased to welcome Dave Stoker to St Paul’s over the last week. Dave, a former member of St Paul’s, and Kay and their children, are based in Cusco, Peru, where they work as LatinLink mission partners with the Evangelical Church of Peru.

During his time with us, Dave shared in a range of church activities, led an act of collective worship at St Mary's CE Primary School, shared in our Christmas Experience RE workshops for one hundred and twenty 7-8 year olds and participated in Sunday worship.

The Revd Nicholas Pye, Vicar of St Paul’s said: “It was great to have Dave with us recently. It enabled us to hear about his contribution to the work and witness of the church in Peru and reminded us of the significant numerical and spiritual growth of the Church in the Global South, where the majority of Christians in the world live. This visit has strengthened the links between the Church in Peru and ourselves and we pray that this partnership will develop as the Stoker family continue to live and work in Peru.”

The Christmas Experience 2016

Date: 04 December 2016

 

The week before Advent, over 100 children from three local primary schools,
St Mary’s CofE, Manorside and Tudor, visited some St Paul’s. They came for a
Christmas Experience Workshop where they heard four mini-dramas which retold
the Christmas story, played a Christmas game of snap, made a nativity scene to take
back to their classroom and finally placed the nativity figures into the crib.
One child from Manorside School said, “I hope I can come again.” Another child
wrote, “My best part was making the star!”
Each child left with the Christmas Bible Comic’, to read when they got back to school
or got home!
9 church members made up the team of helpers. “This was such fun and so
important,” said one church member who has never done something like this before.

Crib In the last week of November, some 120 Year 3 children (aged 7-8) from three local primary schools, St Mary’s Church of England, Manorside and Tudor, visited St Paul’s. They came for a Christmas Experience workshop where they engaged in a range of diverse and multi-sensory activites which enabled them to engage with the Christmas story. This included placing the nativity figures into the crib.

Revd Nicholas Pye, Vicar of St Paul's, said: " We love hosting these workshops and welcoming children, teachers and other adults into our building. It is part of our on-going support to local schools to help them deliver high quality Religious Education and our commitment to sharing the Christian faith with people of all ages."

 

Shoeboxes

Date: 22 November 2016

Nicholas On Friday 18th November, we waved goodbye to 100 shoeboxes that had been so lovingly prepared and handed to us by members of St Paul's, the St Paul's toddler group, and children and parents at St Mary's Church of England Primary School.

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The boxes contained all kinds of things, from toiletries to chocolate and everything in between! The boxes will now be taken by Link to Hope to Eastern Europe to be distributed to people in Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and the Ukraine. They will be given to families and elderly people in need, particularly to those who won't get any other presents this Christmas. 

Thank you to all who took part and created such wonderful boxes!

 

On Tuesday 16th November, we waved goodbye to 80 shoeboxes that had been so lovingly prepared and handed to us by members of St Paul's, the St Paul's toddler group, and children and parents at St Mary's Church of England Primary School. The boxes contained all kinds of things, from toiletries to chocolate and everything in between! All the boxes will now travel to 1600 miles to Moldova, in Eastern Europe, which is the poorest country in Europe. They will be handed out by Chris and Helen Ducker (www.theduckers.org), who will distribute them to those who need them most, and particularly to those who won't get any other presents this Christmas. 

Thank you to all who took part and created such wonderful boxes

Generous Gift given by St Paul’s to TearFund's Haiti Hurricane Appeal

Date: 13 November 2016

We recently sent a cheque for £997 to Tearfund to support their Hurricane Appeal for Haiti. The money is enabling TearFund and its partners to provide shelter, food and sanitation to some of the communities who have been adversely affected by Hurricane Matthew which hit Haiti on 4th October 2016. A big thank you to those who contributed! Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency which has a global network of local churches that are committed to help eradicate poverty. It is a member of the UK Disasters Emergency Committee.

The Revd Nicholas Pye, Vicar of St Paul's said: “We are delighted to be able to support the invaluable work of TearFund and its partners in Haiti as they show the love of God in action in the midst of this disaster. As a church we resonate with TearFund's commitment to defending the cause of the poor and needy (Jeremiah 22:16) and following Jesus where the need is greatest.’ 

Harvest Gifts for Finchley Foodbank

Date: 05 October 2016

Harvest is a time when food is traditionally given to local charities. This year we donated a range of goods to Finchley Food Bank, including tea, coffee, UHT long life milk, toilet rolls, washing up liquid and tinned fruit and vegetables. The foodbank is located in the church hall behind St Mary’s Catholic Church at 279 High Road, East Finchley N2 8HG. It is open each Saturday from 12.30pm to 2pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available as clients wait for their food to be assembled.

The Revd Nicholas Pye, said: “Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Foodbanks are a great way of bringing communities together to end hunger and poverty in the UK. They provide emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis. I am most grateful to all those who donated to our harvest appeal. This generosity is a practical way of showing the compassion and care of Jesus Christ for those in need in our local community.”

Harvest Gifts 2015

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