PLEASE SPONSOR THE AFRICA CYCLISTS
They’re in training and would value your sponsorship for our Africa Partnerships on the form at the back of church – thank you. The team is now complete and are cycling 30 miles in the New Forest on 7th July. Please see the Africa Partnership display in St.Mary’s with details of CHASE Africa in Kenya and Christian Aid in Ghana.

Please read on for this week’s notices:

Summer CHORAL EVENSONG TONIGHT
Join St.Mary’s choir at 6.30pm on 1st for a service of sacred music.

9.15 SUMMER SONGS OF PRAISE.
On Sunday 29th July (5th Sunday) the 9.15 Morning Service will include favourite hymns chosen by the congregation. If you have a hymn you would like us to use please get your choice to Hazel O’Sullivan by 12th July, Tel 2392 526664 or email: chaplain@alverstoke.church

From Jo our Families Minister… 07807 188912

PARENTING FOR FAITH
Our course has just started at the Friday morning home  group – 9.30am each Friday. Do let Jo know if you want to join us!

PICNIC & FUN Sunday 22nd July
On 22nd July we are having a special celebration at Church Alive followed by a picnic at the Parish Centre. If you would be happy to help make drinks, man the bouncy castle, apply glitter tattoos etc please will you sign up at the back of church so we can make this a fun afternoon for all who come along!

SUMMER HOLIDAY FAMILIES ACTIVITIES
If you would be able to help Jo to set up or serve drinks at some activity days in the summer holidays please do chat to her after church today.

Working Towards a New Parish Centre…

THANK YOU Alverstoke Garden Walkabout
More than 650 folk had a wonderful day last Sunday visiting 13 gardens in the village. Thank you to all the gardeners, organisa-tions and volunteers who made the event a great success raising over £3,000 for the Parish Centre Regeneration Fund.

Keep in touch with the project on the church website, and also through the ‘Alverstoke New Parish Centre’ Facebook page.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2018 Total
A big thank you to all the volunteers and the many people who made donations to Christian Aid Week which raised £2,208 this year. Editor adds: This is excellent considering that we did not make follow up visits for the the envelope drop this year – many thanks to our organisers – Philippa Harrap & Peter Ford.