Where do the months go? As you read this, we will be in November.
A quote for you:
‘In November, the earth is growing quiet. It is making its bed, a winter bed for flowers and small creatures. The bed is white and silent, and much life can hide beneath its blankets.’
My dad was a keen gardener, growing produce in his huge garden for local shops and the community. He loved November: the clearing of the garden. Most of the produce had been picked and either sold or frozen or made into jams or pickles. He called November ‘the big tidy up’ and then a rest period both for him and the garden. He would say ‘right lets batten down the hatches, keep warm and have some family time’. I loved November for that reason and the memory of it lingers on, when I have time I love to watch a film, read a good book or do some knitting in the warmth of the lounge. There is, of course, always plenty to do but lets try and take time to ‘batten down the hatches’ in our own way.
Genesis 8:22—’As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease’
As many of you will be aware the Furniture Store, which has been co-ordinated by Peter and Dorothy Richards and delivered by Steve Wilkinson, has done a great job in helping out families in need in our area.
We feel that this Ministry has been very worthwhile, but we are now having a revamp, we aim to empty the store of furniture and then to assess whether we continue in this Ministry and, if so, we will have a clean start. More information in the next magazine.
Our Christmas Cameo Service on November 24th will be led by Ann Dodgson, with a Christmassy afternoon tea. Please do come along and bring your family and friends.
Thank you so much for all the food donations for Harvest. The fresh food went straight to The Welcome and the tinned/packet food to Hope Central, our Food Bank. We very much appreciate the continued giving to Hope Central.
Our financial giving, at the Harvest this year, went to ‘All We Can’ Our theme was Potatoes for Farmers in Ethiopia. Thank you to Brenda Wilkinson for the fantastic flower and plough display in the Church.
We recently had our Pastoral Meeting, which is for Pastoral Visitors and Home Group Leaders. I would like to personally thank those at KMC who provide love, care and support to others whether through visits, conversations in Church or a home group.
On Sunday November 3rd at 7pm, we will hold our annual Thanksgiving Service, where we invite families of those who have died during the past year to come along and a Roll of Honour is read out. It is such a helpful service. Do come along and support those who come, if you can.
Church and Community Pastoral Worker