What’s on?

Services:

Monday – Time to pray, 10-10:45 in the church rooms. This is also possible to join this live via zoom. (email weaverjb@btinernet.com for access details

Wednesday- Communion service 10- 10:30

Sunday 10am -11am – Week A – Communion service / Week B – Morning Worship

Covid restrictions: All services are now in person and you no longer need to book ahead.

The Sunday service is currently being filmed and is available on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCKgeEj2VrEmDkS9B7oOaFw

Notices – September

Celebration of Missed Events – Sun 26th Sept – The 10am service will be mainly focused on the Church’s 150th anniversary, but other missed events will be included. PLEASE NOTE It will now be followed by a BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH in the main church building.

Displays – To celebrate this special day the windows and some areas around the Church will be decorated with flowers etc. If you can help or require further information, please contact Penny Payne ‘ 722419   plpayne158@yahoo.com ASAP. The Church will be open from 8.30am to lunchtime on Saturday September 25th for you to set up your area. Thank you, Penny

Memories We will be displaying images throughout the day of moments from St Andrew’s past. If you have photos or videos that you would be happy to share with the church, please send them to Tom. We are also burying a small time capsule on the day. If you have suggestions of objects to be put in it, please also contact Tom

Missed events During the service we will have a space to mention different celebrations we have missed this past year and a half. This could be special milestones, important anniversaries or birthdays and impressive achievements, that were unable to be celebrated normally. Please contact Tom if you would like a loved one or yourself to be included.

Senior Lunches restart – We feel we can now safely go ahead with Senior Lunches the first will be on Wednesday the 15th Sep.   Please let Ros Goodfellow (483380) know if you are coming and let Rosalind Robinson (519741) know if you need transport.  Hope to see you there – Jane Lawrence

Changes to Church restrictions in August – You no longer need to book in for our church services, but masks will continue to be mandatory (unless you’re exempt) and congregational singing will resume. We encourage groups to leave a seat between different bubbles unless both parties are happy to sit next to each other. We will review the situation in September but we will continue to record the services for those who are unable or don’t feel ready to return.

The Wednesday communion service will serve both wine and bread but will continue with social distancing, masks and no singing, if you don’t feel comfortable attending on Sunday. Tom

Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride – Sat 11th Sep. Bike or walk between Churches or Chapels to raise funds for NHCT (½ goes to a Church of your choice). Details and sponsorship forms from Malcolm Robinson. St Andrew’s will be open 10am-4pm and recorders are needed to welcome/register those who visiting.

Contact Malcolm if you can help ‘ 01536 519741 or  robinson.malcolm@btinternet.com

Kettering Refugee Assistance (KRA) AGM – Sat 2nd Oct 10am
Kettering Muslim Association, 123 Headlands, Kettering NN15 6AD

You are invited to send one or more members to join us at our AGM to find out more about KRA and our plans to resettle a vulnerable refugee family from Syria in Kettering as part of Community Sponsorship of Refugees. KRA has raised enough money to welcome a family to Kettering and hopes to gain the approval of North Northamptonshire Council before making an application to the Home Office to become an approved Community Sponsor group.

It is possible that, given recent news, the scheme may be expanded to include refugee families from Afghanistan.

We particularly need volunteers to support the family during the first two years in Kettering. If you are interested in finding out more, then do get in contact or come along to the AGM. The meeting will last an hour and will be followed by tea or coffee and biscuits to give everyone the chance to ask questions in a less formal setting.

Please let us know if you are attending the AGM, so that we have enough chairs out for the meeting.  

Please contact Tom Houston, if you are interested in attending on behalf of St Andrew’s church

Fancy working as a Debt Advisor for Accommodation Concern?

Do you fancy putting your money skills into practise and joining us as a full-time debt advisor? This post will also deliver benefits advice where appropriate and cover for our Housing Advisor when they are not around. No two days are ever the same working for us, so if you are a great team player, has an attention to detail, thrives on change and is looking for a new opportunity this could be for you! Full training will be provided for the right person

Please send a CV and a covering letter stating how you meet the person specification to manager@a-c.org.uk  Closing date: 17:00 on Friday 10th September – Interview date: Tuesday 21st September

If this isn’t for you but you know others who may be interested, please feel free to pass it on

Kettering Arts Centre forthcoming events

Please do support if you are able, as well as enjoying a night of comedy and music

Fri 3rd Sept – Mark Watson (Comedian)  £15        Sat 4th Sept – ‘The noise next door’ (comedy music/ inprov) £13

Fri 10th Sept – Cancelled                                Sat 11th Sept – George Egg (Comedian) £12

Fri 17th Sept – Rob Auton (Comedian) £14    Sat 18th Sept – Hazey Jane (Folk Band) £8

Fri 24th Sept – Tommy Cooper tribute £14     Sat 25th Sept – ‘Rolling in the Aisles’ comedy club  £10.00

Tickets available at the back of church on Sundays or through the Art Centre Website or at Warterstones https://ketteringartscentre.com

30 Days of Prayer

Please join us in praying for our church, our parish and ourselves over the next 30 days. If you would like a prayer booklet, please pick one up from the back of church.