Notices for the second Sunday before Advent

The Week ahead…

Date Time Event
Sun 17th 08:00 Holy Communion
  09:30 Family Communion with Children’s Church
  18:00 Evensong
Mon 18th 11:00 Pilgrim Group – “The Commandments” session 5 – St Mark’s room
Tue 19th 15:30 Messy Church, Community Hall
  19:00 Christmas Event – Volunteers Meeting, The Musketeer
Wed 20th 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room
  11:30 Holy Communion
Sun 24th 08:00 Holy Communion
  09:30 Morning Praise

Please Pray for…

In need of prayer: Mary and Ted, Kit, Michael, Jill and Brian, Rachel G, Tony, Caroline, Kevin, G, Alex, Paul, Maggie, Barrie, Ilse, Alexander, Bryan, Erica

Neighbourhood Prayers

Share together with us in prayer for the streets and those who live and work in and around Pennington throughout the week:

17 Forest Court
18 South Sway Lane
19 Messy Church
20 Teachers and school staff
21 Harford Close
22 Linden Way
23 Victims of unfair discrimination

BCM Taster Sessions

On Monday 2nd December from 7 to 8:30pm at Wolvesey or Thursday 5th December 2 to 3:30pm at Old Alresford Place, why not find out more about the Bishop’s Commission for Mission?  Why did 88 people put themselves through a BCM programme over the last year to become licenced at the Lay Ministries Service in October?  What is it all about?  And might it be for you too? If you have a heart for God’s mission, but feel you could do with more confidence to grow and develop in your chosen ministry area, then a BCM programme is for you. Before the diocese spring programmes start in January, they are offering two taster sessions where you can come and find out more and ask any questions you would like.  Attending a taster session does not commit you to taking a BCM, it is just an opportunity to explore.  Everyone is very welcome. More information about the spring programmes can be found on the diocesean website – please speak to Paul or Rachel if you would like to attend one of the taster sessions.

Christmas Fair – can you help?

Continuing on the successes of previous years, Pennington Community Events are organising the 2019 Pennington Christmas Fair Event. It will be taking place on Friday 6th December, 6-8:30pm around Pennington Square and Priestlands Road – with favourites including Santa and his sleigh, live reindeer, fun fair rides, live music from local groups and lots of fun for the whole community. Supported by St Mark’s, Pennington Community Events are seeking to build on the successes of previous years, as an event organised by the community for the community. We have already done a lot to get this event organised. We are looking for support to ensure efforts go even further.

Can you help on the night?  A meeting for volunteers is coming up on the 19th November from 7pm at the Musketeer and all are welcome; alternatively, if you want to donate towards the work Pennington Community Events does, you can do so here:

Meditation Group

The Meditation group will be meeting on Monday 9th December in the Lady Chapel at 2:30pm. Mary Johnson will be leading this.  All are welcome.

Shoebox Appeal

Fifty shoeboxes have been sent on their journey to needy children for Christmas; most will go to Uganda and Cambodia. Shirley would like to thank those who filled boxes, donated items or gave money to help – and of course, a thank you for helping with the filled boxes in time for them to be sent away!

Remembrance Display

Do take a look at a display around the font for Remembrance – with a view to not only remembering those who have lost their lives in conflicts (including civilians and animals) but a reminder of the state of peace globally and some facts and statistics about the consequences of war, underlining why we all need to try and work towards peace and stability across the world.

CTLP Christmas Lunch

Christians Together, Lymington and Pennington, representing a wide range of faiths in Lymington and Pennington are hosting a Christmas lunch. On Sundays 1st, 8th and 15th December, they would be grateful for any suitable gifts – or an appropriate donation – for the Christmas tree, wrapped and labelled for a Lady or Gentleman (value around £2 to £4), for guests to take home. Please call Mike and Ann Reynolds on 01590 679084 for details; they advise they will have space for late guests too!

Skill Share Day

The last Lymington skill share day in the Community Centre was a huge success but they do need a few more electricians for the national skills share day on February 15th. So if you know anyone who might help please let Anne Elliott know. 

Notes for your December diary…

Straight Bananas play St Mark’s

Our director of music, Leigh Jerwood, also manages an acapella group: ‘Straight Bananas’. Singing a variety of eclectic music including music hall, comedy, classical, folk and pop including of course some Christmas music – join us at St Mark’s on Saturday 7th December at 1:30pm.

St Nicholas Singers

…bring Another Christmas Cracker, their annual festive concert.  Coming up on Sunday 8th December at 4pm in St Johns Church, Boldre. Tickets £12 and available from Pilley Community Shop, Maxwell Hamilton or through Rosie Adams – please call 01590 677068 for details. To be hosted with mulled wine and mince pies:  All proceeds go to local charities.

Carol Singing

On Wednesday 18th December, join us  for carol singing at local care homes. Starting at Thornfields at 2:15pm and moving on to Belmore Lodge for 3pm. All voices welcome!

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