In term time Junior Church is at 10am each Sunday (except 1st Sunday of the month). All children aged 3+ are welcome to come to the Windhill Churches Centre just before 10am to share in a short worship and activities before returning to church just before Communion is taken. There is also an activity for older children in the Lady Chapel, during the sermon, plus a creche at the back of the church for the smallest children.
Giving Street, St Michael’s as a featured cause
Have you come across the jars in our local community? Customers get a token when they shop with participating local businesses which they can give to their chosen cause. Both St Michael’s School and Church can benefit since we have Giving Machine accounts. So why not help raise funds as you shop locally (supporting the local high street at the same time). More details at https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/giving-street-bishops-stortford/
Youth Groups – alternate Tuesdays and Sundays
Those in Year 6 and above are welcome to come to Tuesday Youth Group at 5pm in the Windhill Churches Centre. All in Year 7 or above are warmly invited to join us on alternate Sundays from 7:30-9pm for Youth Discussion Group. Contact the Parish Office for more information.
Congregation Giant Christmas Card throughout December
Once again we offer the opportunity for everyone to send Christmas greetings to friends whilst contributing to The Children’s Society. Instead of sending individual good wishes, sign the card and donate your saving to the Society. Either put your donation in the box, or if you can, use a Gift-Aid envelope provided. The card will be on display in the Publicity Area.
Company at Christmas, 25th December
Every year, Churches Together Bishop’s Stortford give a party for anyone in our town who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day. There are FIVE ways you can help: be a Christmas Day volunteer, a Christmas Eve volunteer, a Christmas Day driver, a Christmas Day entertainer or cook a Christmas turkey. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Margaret Fox (658638).
Please see the flyer on the home page for full details but note the service of Nine Lessons & Carols at 6pm on the 16th December; Crib Service at 3:30pm and ‘midnight’ service at 10:30 for 11pm on Christmas Eve; and Communion services at 8am and 10am on Christmas Day.
Anointing and laying on of hands, 2nd January and 17th March
During the 10am service on Wednesday 2nd January and at Parish Communion on Sunday 17th March, we will offer anointing and laying on of hands for healing.
Mums of St Michael’s Prayer & Fellowship Group, Friday 11th January
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 11th January. Coffee at 9am; 9:15 start.
Just to advise that the booking for Oberammergau 2020 will remain open for a few more weeks. 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.