Forthcoming Events 

See the Church Calendar for information about services and events.  Below is further information about some of these events and information about other events that we have been asked to publicise.

Bridge at Thirst takes over Thirst Café, Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm/8:15pm (term time)
This is an excellent venue and provides an opportunity for young people (Year 7+) to meet up with friends and make new ones in a fun, safe environment.  It’s run through Bridge Church.  There's an optional 'Bitesize Bible' study from 8-8:15pm.  Do speak to Al or Emma Evans if you’d like to know more.  For other Bridge Events, don't forget to look at their website here.

Friends of St Michael’s Quiz, Saturday 16th November
With great apologies, this quiz will now not take place in November.

Thanksgiving for Rob’s Reader Ministry, Parish Communion, 10am Sunday 17th November
All are welcome to this service at which we mark with our Reader Rob Klincke his transition from Licensed Ministry to Permission to Officiate.  This is an opportunity to gather, to reflect with gratitude on Rob's service, and pray for his on-going ministry among us.  Rob generously invites us all to share some celebration and fellowship with him, and friends from further afield whom he has invited, over special refreshments in the WCC after our worship.  Do join us if you can.

Welcome Party, Sunday 17th November POSTPONED
Owing to a very small response we are postponing this to 17th May 2020.  Further details to be advised.  The Pastoral Group.

Holly Ring mossing-up, 18th-20th November
All are welcome to join us and help in the WCC at any time between 9:30am-4pm (’til 12noon Wednesday). 
 
Anointing and laying on of hands
At the 10am service on Wednesday 20th November and at the 10am Parish Communion service on Sunday 19th January we will offer anointing and laying on of hands for healing.
 
Mums of St Michael’s Prayer & Fellowship Group, next meeting Friday 22nd November
Being a mum can be tough.  Trade your anxiety for hope, joy and peace, in a friendly, prayerful environment.  Every other Friday in term-time in the WCC, next on 22nd November. Coffee at 9am; 9:15 start.

Jazz Mass for Christ the King, 10am, Sunday 24th November
For the feast of Christ the King, the Choir will sing a lively and joyful jazz mass setting of the communion for our service.   The setting will be Chilcott’s Nidaros Jazz Mass, with Jazz Trio comprising Keyboard, Bass & Drums.  All welcome!

'Connect' Discussion Group: Bridge Youth Alpha has begun! Next on Sunday 24th November
It's a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn more so we encourage you to come along, especially if you don't attend Bridge already. And come along even if you can't make all the weeks: even one session is better than missing out on the whole thing!Bridge Youth Church
Thirst Youth Cafe, 7:30-9pm
24th Nov - Prayer: Why & How Should I Pray?
(No sessions in December)
12th Jan - Bible: Why & How Do I Read the Bible?
26/01 - Evil: How Can I Resist Evil?
9th Feb - Healing: Does God Heal Today?
23rd Feb - Church: What About the Church and Telling Others?
 
Visit to Rochester Dickensian Christmas Fair, Saturday 30th November
We now have enough seats booked to go ahead and so if you can now pay the £20 cash to me, in person, you will receive your booking confirmation and more information!  Many thanks, Rosemary.

Company on Sunday Christmas Lunch, Sunday 1st December
Do sign up in the Publicity Area nearer the time, or email the Parish Office, if you’d like to join us for a two or three course meal.  Whether you’re alone or just fancy a change for lunch once a month, do bear these occasions in mind.

Company at Christmas, December 2019
Every year, Churches Together Bishop’s Stortford give a party for anyone in our town who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day.  Please sign the list in the Publicity Area in church if you can help or drive on Christmas Day; and please come to the meeting on Wednesday 4th December at 8pm at the Methodist Church.  Any queries, do contact Margaret Fox (658638) or Jenny Klincke (833523). 

Holly Fair, Saturday 7th December 2019, Windhill Churches CentreHolly Fair 2019
Holly Fair is fast approaching and there are 2 sign-up sheets on the Welcome Desk for people to say:
if they can donate items to any of the stalls  - and collecting boxes are situated behind the desk in the Publicity Area to receive donations.
We also need volunteers to help make Holly Rings anytime in the week before the Holly Fair.
Many thanks in anticipation!

Carols and Candlelight, Sunday 8th December, 3:30pm
An informal carol service, in collaboration with Daniel Robinson & Sons.  All welcome, but especially those who’ve experienced bereavement in the past year or so.

Oberammergau 2020
This wonderful play is being advertised in the national newspapers but not as good a tour, particularly cost wise, as the one promoted Tailored Travel through us! Further details from Rosemary Thomson.