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NEWS AND EVENTS COMING UP
CORONAVIRUS: The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued the following guidance: It is now necessary to suspend the administration of the chalice as well as physical contact during the sharing of the peace, blessing or laying of hands. Therefore :
1. Communion to be offered in one kind only (bread/wafer) with the priest alone taking the wine. 2. Suspend handshaking or other direct physical contact during the sharing of the peace. 3. Suspend any physical contact as part of a blessing or prayer ministry.
CANCELLED: Community Day on Saturday 28th March from 2pm to 4.30pm Please come along. There will be lots of activities for children and grown-ups, and stalls celebrating local talent. Bouncy castle, flower-painting class, local authors stall, design a book cover, treasure hunt, crafts, refreshments... and more.
CANCELLED: HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE: On Sunday 29th March - following on from the morning service Margaret Johnson will be sharing her experience in the Holy Land. This will involve pictures and a talk. To celebrate this wonderful experience we will also be holding a bring and share lunch on this day. Please sign up on the form at the back of church to indicate food that you feel able to bring.
POSTPONED: Quiz Night on Saturday 4th April in aid of Christian Aid St. George's ever popular quiz night is back! Saturday 4th April, 7pm start, teams of up to 6 people. Cost £7 per person, including supper. Bring your own drinks. Please add your name to the list at the back of church or contact Stan Cheshire or the office.
HOLY COMMUNION: With a view to being more inclusive (and following a successful trial at the 10:00am services on Sundays) from the start of February 2020 all communion services, whether using bread or wafers, will be 100% gluten-free so that anyone with related allergies/dietary restrictions is able to participate without fear of any adverse reaction.
PRAYER CHAIN: The Prayer Chain is being restarted. if you were a prayee or would like to be a prayee please speak to Gilly. Prayer request cards will be at the back of the church/ will be distributed in our parish . If you would like to be prayed for please text or phone and leave a message on : 07393034515 giving as much or as little detail as you are comfortable with. All information will be treated as confidential and will be deleted, along with the caller’s number, within 24 hours.
LENT COURSE: We have decided to run "Fruitfulness on the front line" as a lent course. This is part of our focus on Need-Oriented Evangelism. Gareth Fitzpatrick, who led a workshop for us in July, will be speaking at the services on Sunday 23rd and Thursday 27th February. If you are not in a home group and are interested in joining a group, please speak to Mike Iredale or one of the wardens.
Prayer Meeting for Medical Staff & Personnel Thursday 23rd April Come and join us as we pray for our health care services and for those who work in this sector! on Thursday 23 April 2020, from 7.30 to 8.45pm with refreshments at St George’s church, St John’s Avenue, CV22 5HR Please pass on the message that we are praying for those working and serving within health and medicine, come and be encouraged as you are prayed for, come and seek God for the good of our community. If you have any needs/points for praise you would like prayed for on the night please email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you on the night!
The Rugby Winter Shelter The Rugby Winter Shelter will be opening from 1st December onwards. St. George's are hosting the Tuesday nights: providing a simple meal, tea/coffee, company, beds and breakfast to up to 15 homeless guests. If you would be interested helping as a volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for your email to be forwarded to Gilly Lang, who is organising the rota and teams. Thank-you. See the Hope4 website for more details on the Winter Shelter in Rugby: http://hope4.me.uk/index.php/winter-shelter