Jackie Metcalfe has prepared a reflection for Advent focusing upon four carols, linked here (pdf).
All Saints News (167)
A list of the news from All Saints. Click on the headline below for the full story. Note that many old articles time expire so will not appear here.
Zones at All Saints
Did you know that we have divided our parish into zones with a coordinator looking after each zone? There are also two zones for members of our church family who live outside the parish.
Meeting together isn’t always possible, but the zones are a good way of keeping in touch with each other. Please contact your zone coordinator with prayer requests, news to share and any questions about events at All Saints.
NOTICE OF A MEETING FOR THE ELECTION OF CHURCHWARDENS - Parish of All Saints’ Milton
A meeting for the election of churchwardens will be held on Thursday 29th October 2020 at 7.45pm via Zoom.
This meeting may be attended by:
1. All persons whose names are entered on the church electoral roll of the parish and;
2. All persons resident in the parish whose names are entered on a register of local government electors by reason of such residence.
In this Notice “parish” means an ecclesiastical parish.
1. Apologies for absence
2. Election of Churchwardens
Followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
Only those on the church electoral roll are entitled to vote at this meeting.
A time of prayer for healing
Presently life isn't easy and lots of us are struggling in different ways.
Do you have any particular needs?
Are there church members, friends or relations for whom you'd like special prayer?
It would be good if we could set aside some time to pray as a church family for those we know and love who are finding life tough due to health problems and other challenges.
I shall be in church on Monday 26 October 2020 at 7.30 pm for a time of prayer when the focus will be on healing.
If you can join me for a while that would be great. If not please try to set some time aside at home to pray.
Please let me know if there is anything particular that you would like me to pray for.
Below is a prayer which we can all use on the night as we turn to God and once more bring our needs to him.
God of healing,
God of wholeness,
we bring our brokenness, our sinfulness, our fears and despair and lay them at your feet.
God of healing,
God of wholeness,
we reach out hearts and hands, minds and souls to feel your touch and know the peace that only you can bring.
God of healing,
God of wholeness,
in your presence and power grant us faith and confidence that here broken lives are made whole.
Asst Curate All Saints Milton
Harvest services will take place on Sunday 27th September, and Wednesday 30th. There will also be a Harvest Trail round Milton on Saturday 26th - download the pdf here.
Answers to the Harvest hunt were:
- The property with two pineapples in a strange place is the Brewers.
- The property with a real fig tree is 17 Fen Road.
- The unusual pots were: 2 drums, 2 footballs and a toilet!
- The missing vegetables were cauliflowers, cabbages, beetroots and broadbeans.
Foodbank collections resumed in September. A collection point will be in the church porch 8am—4pm on Sundays and during the services on Wednesdays. As an alternative to food donations Cambridge food bank would like to invite people to donate to their fuel-help scheme, through which they provide gas and electric top-ups to those in need. Please visit their fundraising page where a financial donation can be made https://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/CambridgeWarmHomes
We are organising a Light Trail this year on 31st October.
If you would like to join in there will be a trail map here nearer the time showing locations of decorated windows to see. The trail will end at an illuminated grotto in the churchyard where sweets will be available (individually wrapped and distributed). There will be an extra something for those dressed in a light, bright, colourful and cheerful way. ?
If you would like to decorate your own window in a light, bright, cheerful way, you could use lamps, candles, fairy lights, colourful paper/fabric/decorations, etc. There is are also some pictures to download here that you may like to print and colour. Please ensure there are no decorations associated with Halloween (pumpkins, bats, spiders etc.) if you don’t want trick or treaters to knock on your door.
It’s clear that it will be some months before we can have a regular presence in the church office, and it’s important that people can contact us easily by phone, partcularly with bookings for services, but also for any other reason. In view of this, we have subscribed to a virtual number and call routng service for the church.This will route calls to members of the staff team, who will be available to answer calls between 9am and 5pm weekdays.Outside these hours it will be possible to leave a voicemail message, but if the matter is very urgent, as always please call the Rector on 07805 083300.
The new number is 01223 667368. This will be the main contact number for the church from now on, and will replace both the office number and the mobile number we have been using for service bookings.
This Tuesday is the day many local children start their school adventure. This can be an exciting, and sometimes emotional time, for the children and their parents.
We would therefore like to invite parents of children starting reception to meet in the churchyard after dropping their children off at school, 9.30am - 10.30am or 1.45pm - 2.45pm. Come along and meet others for a drink and chat, whether you are celebrating or tearful, we would love to see you.
We have some log seats but do feel free to bring a picnic blanket or garden chair for more comfort. Please feel free to bring a drink and snack too.
Many of us normally attend the New Wine festival at this time of year, but as with many things this year it's moved online. Like normal New Wine but less rainy......
This will be a great opportunity to join with thousands of others in worship, receiving teaching, attend seminars and sofa sessions, with something for everyone, whatever you age and interest. Find out more here, or click on this link to see the full programme (pdf).
It is all FREE and the majority of it needs no sign up, you can watch it from the comfort of your own home or where ever you are on holiday (if you have some internet connection).
Plans are also afoot to add an All Saints Milton community feel – watch this space for more news coming soon.
Please do put the dates in your diary, 30th July – 2nd August.
At All Saints we are offering opportunities to ‘meet’ together in different ways to think about what we have experienced and learnt as well as having some social time together.
Online morning services at 11am.
On Friday, Saturday and Monday you can choose from two services. One called Impact and one Arena, each follow a series of teaching.
On Sunday morning there is one service for everyone.
After these services we hope to host a zoom chat where those who want to can meet together and discuss the service and end in prayer. We envisage these to be about 20minutes long, starting at 12.30pm.
From 1pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday we invite everyone to come down to the churchyard with a packed lunch or drink and have some time with others in the church family. We will have a few gazebo’s up offering shade/shelter. For those of you who can, please do bring down your own deckchairs/picnic blankets, there will be some chairs who are not able to bring any with them.
We will be following all guidelines regarding meeting together on church property, so everyone will be asked to use hand sanitiser (provided) as they enter and leave the churchyard and for people to sit 2 metres apart, unless they are from the same household.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, after the evening services (about 9.30pm) we invite those who would like to, to come down to the churchyard, again with chairs/blankets to enjoy a drink and chat about the day. We are sure everyone will do so but politely ask that you consider the neighbours of the church as you leave to go home ?
Prayer Ministry with Richard and Margaret Kimber is being offered over the weekend. This will be over the telephone and by appointment only.
Online after hours fun !
For those who want to join in some fun from the comfort of their own home they can join a ‘Gospel Night’ on Friday and a ‘Quiz’ on Sunday Night.
Both of these online events start at 9.15pm and there are links on the programme (link at the top of this page)