Sunday, February 26, 2006

Soup Kitchen for the Homeless in Rugby

We've just heard about the Hope4 Homeless Project, an excellent new venture being undertaken by Rugby Churches Together, providing food and support for the homeless in our local area.

As part of this project, the ecumenical group opened a 'soup kitchen' in the foyer of St Andrews Church on the 20th February. The kitchen will now be open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 6 – 8.30pm, when they will serve hot food and drink to the homeless people of Rugby.

We found this interesting information on the brand-new website for Rugby Quakers, one of our local church groups which is involved in the homeless project. You can find out more about the project by going to this webpage which is part of the Rugby Churches website.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Bishops Colin and John come to Rugby

Bishops' 'Vision and Values' Evening

Please note, for anyone hoping to attend the Bishops' 'Vision and Values' evening in Rugby Deanery on Sunday 19 March, the event is not to be held at St Mark's Church, Bilton, as previously advertised, but at St George's (just off the Hillmorton Road in Rugby).

The Bishops' visit to Rugby Deanery is open to all members of the church who might wish to listen to Colin and John, the Bishops respectively of Coventry and Warwick, as they focus 'on the nature of the God revealed in Jesus Christ and the kind of church that we are called to be', inviting the whole Coventry diocese to 'rediscover the priority of prayer and worship'.

If you do wish to attend, the evening will run from 6.00 to 9.00 pm. The Bishops' visit would be of particular interest to anyone in Rugby Deanery who is closely involved with the church, such as Readers and members of local PCCs or other church groups, as well as churchwardens and clergy.

Church Post Box for St. Mark's

Our Church Post Box Has Arrived!

This is our new secure post box, located for maximum accessibility in the church porch at St. Mark’s. The box is for posting prayer requests, comments and any other business you might like to bring to the attention of the PCC.

This is an idea many other churches have used successfully in a similar way, and one the PCC has been wanting to implement for some time, so it’s a pleasure to finally see our new post box in situ at St. Mark’s Church. We hope everyone will feel free to use it and let us have their prayer requests and suggestions.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Family Service tomorrow at 10.30am

Don't forget, there's a Family Service at St. Mark's, Flecknoe, tomorrow - Sunday 5th February - at 10.30am. Everyone is very welcome to attend, especially families. There is a games table for younger children at the rear of the church, with puzzles, games and colouring provided by the church.

It was good to see so many people at our United Benefice Service at St. Mark's last Sunday morning - hopefully we will see more new faces tomorrow!