A Table Quiz will take place on Friday 22nd November in the Bel-Air at 7.30pm. The entrance fee will be €40 for each table of four. There will also be a raffle on the night. It promises to be an enjoyable occasion.
A Men’s Breakfast is planned for Saturday 16th November in the Bel-Air Hotel at 9.30am. The cost is €12.50 per person.
The annual service of remembrance of past loved ones takes place on Sunday 3rd November at 7pm. There will be a form available from Sunday 27th October on which the names of relatives and friends you would like to remember may be listed. It is a wonderful thing to give thanks to God for those whose lives have blessed us.
This year’s Remembrance Sunday service is on 10th November when the end of the First World War will be commemorated in Nun’s Cross church. There will be an Act of Remembrance and an opportunity to support the Poppy Appeal.
The Indian summer being enjoyed by so many in Ireland this year sets people up for the winter. It is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy our wonderful countryside – sunshine streaming through trees, the first leaves beginning their autumnal descent to forest floors (though trees are late in changing colours this autumn, a treat to look forward to), glorious light on hillsides, purple clad mountains, glistening sea and enchanting foreshores. There is so much to appreciate all around us. It is important that we do value our environment, not just for our health (mental wellbeing is given such a boost by people spending time in town parks and wild areas) but for all life on earth; biodiversity is widely known to be in decline as habitats are adversely affected by human activities. Humans need a healthy environment to continue living on this fragile earth so, go on, do your bit to help preserve it. The youth of today are grasping the message and are proactively demonstrating their concerns through participation in Climate Strikes and requesting the government to take immediate action to stem climate change. Enjoy our world by acting to preserve it while we can.
Congratulations to The Hub and Anne Newton for hosting two successful coffee mornings. Together they raised €1,300 for Wicklow Hospice.
The next get together will be for afternoon tea on Monday 21st October at 3pm in the Wicklow Methodist Hall. All welcome! Further information available from Linda Walsh: 086 8228378.
The Diocesan Synods take place in Taney Parish Centre on Tuesday 8th October. The Wicklow parish lay representatives will be Stuart DauntSmyth, Penny Phillips, Thomas Yennusick and Jonathon Patton and the Killiskey parish lay representatives will be Stephanie McDonald and Edgard Hall. They will be joined by Rev Jack and Rev Ken.
There will be a Songs of Praise service in Nun’s Cross church on Sunday 27th October at 7pm. This is an opportunity to sing favourite hymns. If you plan to come and have a favourite, you can request it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In preparation for the Harvest service on the following day, it would be appreciated if as many as possible could help in decorating the church on Saturday 12th October.
God of harvest, gardener supreme, you place us at the centre, feed us, equip us and having provided for us look to a different harvest, a fruitfulness of lives in service to you and others. God of harvest, feed us, prune us, harvest us, that our lives might bring glory to you. Amen