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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00

CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST AND ART EXHIBITION

 A reminder about the annual Christmas Breakfast and Art Exhibition taking place over the weekend of 9th/10th December. The paintings will be on display on both days in the hall and the Breakfast will run from 8.30 – 11.30 am on the Saturday. A wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit!

 

OUR NEW CARD STALL

Since October, the ladies in the congregation have been making greeting cards for church funds and these are now available to buy in the foyer for a minimum donation of €2.00 each. Over the coming weeks, the range will expand to include Christmas cards and the stall will continue to operate all year round. A box will be provided for your donations. The cards are being produced in the foyer on Monday mornings between 10.30-12.00 midday and any of the ladies in the congregation or in the school community who happen to be free are very welcome to join in at any stage.

 

 MWI CHRISTMAS APPEAL - God’s Storehouse Tallaght

Thank you for all your contributions to God’s Storehouse in Tallaght throughout the year. They are much appreciated. As well as essential food items we are asking you to include some Christmas goodies such as tins of biscuits, mince pies and puddings (mini) etc.

 

COMMUNITY CAROLS IN CHRIST CHURCH RATHGAR

This annual ecumenical event will take place in Christ Church    R Rathgar on Friday 15th December at 7.00 pm. Please see Vanessa if you are able to contribute mince pies for the tea  afterwards.

 

THE TEAMHOPE SHOEBOX APPEAL

The congregation may like to know that the children in the Sunday Club filled 6 shoeboxes with toys, sweets, school stationery, clothes and toiletries to send to children overseas in time for Christmas. Many thanks to everyone involved in this kind and generous gesture.

 

THANK YOU

A letter was received recently from Our Lady’s Hospice thanking us for the €64.00 raised at the coffee dock in September. Thank you, too, to everyone who contributed to the annual poppy appeal. The sum of   €45.00 has been sent to the Republic of Ireland branch of the Royal British Legion.

 

 CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Many of you will remember Anne-Christine van Geelen who was part of our church family along with her children, Johanna-Lily, Jack. and Holly. They are now living in Ballyboughal, near Swords and have been in touch:

Things are good with us.  The kids are having a great time here. They love their new school, however it took Johanna-Lily a while to get used to going there. I think she still misses Mrs. Fox! Holly has decided she doesn't want be called Holly anymore, and now goes by the name of Meisje. So Meisje goes to this lovely Montessori and has a great time there. Jack is doing great as well. He's in senior infants now, would you believe. He even read a prayer for the harvest festival in a full church, so he's not lacking in confidence. All kids play GAA on Saturday mornings, and have settled in well. I have made friends here too through the kids, so all good. Finally, John is very happy having such a small commute, and we love living in the new house, with lots of green and space around us.However, I do miss Terenure, all the people and places I used to go. We stay in touch with friends from there, and the next time we're going for a sleepover, I'll make sure to pop over on the Sunday morning after. Our Sundays haven't been the same!

We wensen u hele fijne kerstdagen en een gelukkig Nieuw Jaar. (We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year).

 

2018 CALENDARS

Wesley is once again selling 2018 calendars for €10.00 on behalf of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland. An ideal Christmas gift for the train enthusiast.

 

 TABLE TENNIS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

The table tennis club which meets in our hall on Thursday evenings is looking for new members. If you or someone you know would like to play, just drop down after 8pm anyThursday.  We cater for all standards of play. Contact Max McNeill 086 3743285 for further information.

 

CAN YOU HELP?

One of our congregation is looking for a small wardrobe with both hanging space and drawers/shelves. Please see Vanessa if you can help.

Please also see Vanessa if you would be willing to provide temporary, dry storage space for the belongings of a woman and her son who are currently "in between houses".

 

IN OUR THOUGHTS THIS CHRISTMAS

There are several people in our church family for whom the Christmas season will be tinged with sadness. We think of those who are remembering loved ones and those who are missing family and friends overseas and pray that they will sense the love and support of the congregation over the coming weeks.

 

FUNDRAISING THANKSGIVING LUNCH

A news update and photo's follow soon ...

 

CRAB APPLE JELLY FOR SALE

 David Holmes has been busy making crab apple jelly and assorted jams for sale in aid of church funds. Each pot costs €3.50 and they are available in the church foyer. Money can be left in the BOX provided. Thank you.