CALENDAR

Please see our calendar of events below.

Entries in Blue are based in church; Red are in the church rooms; Green take place outside of the church buildings. If you would like more detail on any event click on it for the information.

NEWS

Ukraine and Lent appeal
One of the ways that the churches in Kettering are uniting to support Ukraine, is giving to the DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee, which is a group of 15 charities (including Red cross, CAFOD, Tearfund and Christian Aid) . The Government has announced that they will match fund, up to £20 million, any donations given to the DEC. 
If you would like to donate to support please follow the link below, or there will be a plate at the back of church if you would prefer to give in cash. 
https://www.dec.org.uk/member-charities
Please continue to pray for all those affected by this terrible situation and may this Lenten time be not only a time of growth in our own lives of the fruits of the spirit, but also in our world. 

Every blessing, Tom

NOTICES

CHURCH MAGAZINE:  The full colour edition is now available in church at just £1.
If you would like an emailed version of the magazine for the reduced price of £4 for 6 issues please do contact me. Roger  rjpayne158@yahoo.com ‘ 01536 722419. DEADLINES: For the June/July magazine they are this Sunday (15th May) for written items and 22nd May for emailed ones to mag.standrewskettering@revtomhoustongmailcom

MASK WEARING: Following our latest PCC we would like to reiterate that currently mask wearing in church is voluntary. If you have any questions please talk to Tom, Christine or Barbara

“OLD BOY’S” LUNCH CLUB: The Next meeting is at The Thornhill Arms, Rushton – Wed 8th June 12-30 for lunch at 1pm. All men are welcome to join us. Please let Jeff Pell know if you wish to attend by Sun 5th June. If you require transport contact Jeff Pell (481559) or Peter Ison (512516)

ICE CREAM FESTIVAL: On Sat 2nd July 11am – 3pm, the fundraising team will be holding an Ice Cream Festival at church . As well as serving delicious ice creams we will also be putting in a variety of stalls. We would be delighted if any church group would like to run a stall. We are planning to run a bottle tombola, if you are able to donate a bottle please leave them at the back of church for us to collect. We have great plans for the event but still need more volunteers to make this a success. We are looking for volunteers to help set up (from 9.30am), man a stall, make cakes to sell & clear up post 3pm. If you are able to donate any of your time, even just an hour, that would be so helpful, please let Christine, Ruth or Lucy know.


QUEENS PLATINUM JUBILEE
AFTERNOON TEA Sun June 5th (3pm start) in the Church Rooms The big screen in church will show live national events & the bar will be open There will be children’s games/activities in the Vicarage garden plus royal quizzes with prizes. Tickets are available from the Social Committee at £5 each
(children up to Year 6 free).

DISPLAYS in Church (theme ‘The Modern Commonwealth’). Please can Penny have the Commonwealth flags, that she gave out to be coloured in, by next Sunday (29th May) -thank you. A SPECIAL CHORAL EVENSONG at 6.30pm will complete the celebrations

Kettering Food Bank: Why not add it to your weekly shopping list? With the rise in the cost of living, the food bank is likely to be in even greater demand. It is one of the charities we are supporting at St Andrew’s Church this year. Here is a list of some of the most needed: cereal, porridge, longlife milk & longlife juice, tins of meat, fish, soup, ravioli, fruit, custard, rice pudding, beans & macaroni cheese, packets of pasta, rice & noodle meals, tea, coffee, jam, biscuits, cereal bars and crisps, toiletries etc.  Thank you for your support.  Rosalind

PASTORAL CARE:  We have a pastoral care team to help support each other. All messages are confidential. Contact the team on email pastoralstandrewschurch@gmail.com  or ‘ 601564

Upcoming Kettering Arts Centre events

Please click on this link for further details of what is planned over the coming months.

 https://www.wegottickets.com/event/539775