Christ Church Sandown
Jonathan is to be Licensed by the Bishop of Portsmouth, Christopher Foster, and Installed by the Archdeacon, Peter Sutton as Priest in Charge of St John the Evangelist, Sandown and St Blasius, Shanklin at 4pm on Saturday 18 August at St John's, Sandown. Members of Christ Church are invited to attend this important occasion which completes the Anglican clergy appointments to the Sandown Bay Churches.
Ferdinand (U) will be shown on Friday 31 August at 6.30pm. As usual, hot dogs, popcorn, sweets and refreshments etc. will be available for purchase. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Once again the church is to run an Alpha course. Please see the separate webpage for details and the sign-up form. Now is the time to consider inviting your friends to be a part of the course or, if you have never been on the course before, signing up for yourself. The first night of the course will be special meal to which you and your invited friends can come to see what Alpha is about and watch the first of the videos. The course is on Mondays with the introductory session being on 24 September.
We have a time of prayer each Saturday at 8.30am for around half an hour, except for the first Saturday in the month when we start at 9.30am and follow prayer with coffee/tea and croissants/brioche. The next 9.30am prayers will be on 4 August. Please join us if you can.
Once again the church will be open on Saturday 8 September from 10am to 4pm to welcome visitors who are participating in this annual event which seeks to raise money for preservation of historic churches. Typically people arrive on foot, by car or cycle as part of a programme of visits to as many churches as they can on the Island. If you would like to take part in sponsorship as a visitor to other churches then pleased get in touch with Gillian Kerr who has the details.
There are currently two home groups which meet fortnightly on Wednesdays in the afternoon at 2pm (Rob's) and in the evening at 7.30pm (at Rachel's). The groups are now on a summer break and will recommence in September. If you would like to be put in touch with a home group, please contact Rachel Forrest or Carolyn Corbett.
The next meeting of the PCC will be on Thursday 13 September 2018 at 7pm.
There is no meeting in August. The next meeting will be on Thursday 8 September when Hilda Arkell will be speaking about patchwork. Any ladies are welcome to join the group. Pease contact Sue Williams for further details.
The church has a prayer team which is available to pray with anyone after a service or otherwise by appointment. You may want to give thanks, ask for personal prayer for a situation including healing or pray for someone else. The prayer team is there to be a support to you as we invite God to work.
The mums and toddlers group meets on Mondays (10am) and Wednesdays (9.30am) in term time so is now on its summer break. If you would like to join the group please turn up on the appropriate day or contact Sue Cotton and you will be made very welcome.
There is a collection point for this in the hall which you are free to use. However, some of the local supermarkets do now provide a direct collection point which we would encourage you to use when you can, as it reduces the volume of items we need to physically take to the main collection point in Cowes.
Various collections are organised by the church in addition to Food Bank referred to above. Milk bottle tops are collected for Dogs for Disabilities, used stamps are collected for the Island Blind Society and Mother's Union collect used greetings cards.