Christ Church Sandown
The new church boiler installation was scheduled to take place in the week beginning 23rd March but the visit has now been postponed.
We are still awaiting a return date for the church clock.. Work is currently in hand with Cumbria Clocks (who have recently worked on Big Ben) to repair the clock including its chimes. We hope to have the clock (which has been taken away) back and working shortly.
The next film to be shown will be The Lion King (U) which will be shown as soon as Government guidance allows. The doors open at 6pm and the film starts 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.
There are currently three home groups which meet fortnightly on Tuesdays at 10.45am (Paul and Janice’s) and on Wednesdays in the afternoon at 2pm (Rob's) and in the evening at 7.30pm (at Rachel's). Meeting of the home groups is currently suspended. If you would like to join a group when we re-start please contact Paul Willmott for the Tuesday group or for the Wednesday groups Carolyn Corbett (afternoon group) or Rachel Forrest (evening group).
The next meeting of the PCC is scheduled to be on Thursday 14th May 2020 at 7pm (the next Steering group meeting is scheduled for Thursday 7th May).
For the time being all meetings are cancelled including that previously scheduled for 2nd April. All ladies are welcome to MU meetings. 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 are currently following the theme of Listen, observe and act in step with God. The MU all Island Reflection day on Monday April 6th from 10-4 at Carisbrooke Priory has also now been cancelled. For those who have already paid refunds will be made.
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. Clearly at the moment this ministry has had to be suspended.
The mums and toddlers group meets on Mondays from 10-12am and Wednesdays 9.30-11.30am in term time. If you would like to join the group which is aimed at 0-4 year olds please turn up on the appropriate day or contact Mark or Sarah Williams or Sue Cotton and you will be made very welcome.
The collection point in the hall is currently not in use. However, most of the local supermarkets provide a direct collection point which we would encourage you to use when you can especially in view of the current crisis.
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.