Christ Church Sandown
The next film to be shown will be Christopher Robin (PG) to be shown on Friday 7 September. As usual, hot dogs, popcorn, sweets and refreshments etc. will be available for purchase. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
There are currently three home groups which meet fortnightly on Wednesdays in the afternoon at 2pm (Rob's) and in the evening at 7.30pm (at Rachel's) and on Thursdays at 10.45am (Paul and Janice’s). The next meetings will be held on Wednesday 20 July and Thursday 11 July. If you would like to be put in touch with a home group, please contact Rachel Forrest or Carolyn Corbett for the Wednesday groups and Paul Willmott for that on Thursday.
Shanklin churches together are holding weekly services at that venue on Sundays over the summer (at the bandstand) at 7.30pm. Members of Christ Church are helping to lead the worship on 11 August. Please join in when you can.
On 3 August there will be walk starting at 8.35am from Freshwater. The walk is around 20 miles and will take 8-9 hours. The walk has been split into sections and you may wish to join for a part of the walk only. Full details are available in church or please contact Rob Files.
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 Saturday 10 August. Please join us if you can. Please note that monthly prayers in August has been deferred to 10 August due to the above Freshwater walk.
The next meeting of the PCC will be on Thursday 11 July 2019 at 7pm.
The next meeting of the Mothers Union will be on Thursday 5 September at 2pm when Hilda Arkell is expected to speak on”its a mug’s life”. All ladies are welcome. If you would like to join MU or are interested in their activities please see Sue Williams who would be glad to talk to you. The MU this year are following the theme of Listen, observe and act in step with God.
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. 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.