Baby Group takes a well earned break over the Christmas period, last meetiing is on the 17th December, re-starting on 7th January. See you in the new year!

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Jackie Metcalfe has prepared a reflection for Advent focusing upon four carols, linked here (pdf).

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. 

If you are new to All Saints and want to find out more about the zones please phone the church telephone number 01223 667368 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Login details for Zoom:Meeting ID: 879 1993 9629 Passcode: 446228, Dial in: 0203 051 2874

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.

Agenda

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.

Amen

with love,

Jackie  

Asst Curate All Saints Milton

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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.

Sunday 1st November 2020 2pm and 3.30pm, with two services to ensure all who wish to attend can.

A special service to remember and give thanks for loved ones who have died.

Please book tickets in advance at allsaintsmilton.org.uk/tickets or tel 01223 667368

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.