Open Mic Night - Sat 23rd Sept, 7pm in Church
A fundraiser for Youthscape and a chance to come and support others showing their talents, or share your talents with others. £5 for adults, £2.50 for children. See Phil, Hazel or James Deacon if you want to take part, or know someone who could show their talent that evening.
Training for Youthleaders - starts Tues 3rd Oct, 7.30pm Bute Mills
A 10 session course, for more info visit lutonchurchestogether.org.uk/free-monthly-training-youthscape-youth-leaders/.
Men's Keep Fit - starts Fri 6th Oct, 8pm at Inspire
Need to lose the odd pound? Fancy a (gentle) run-a-round: circuits, football or basketball on Friday evenings before the weekend starts? St. Francis Men's Keep-fit will be running from 8-9pm at Inspire from Fri 6th Oct initially for 10 wks. This is an opportunity to have fun & share fellowship. No skill level required- in fact, the worse shape you're in, the more qualified you are! Speak to Jamie Brown (07817944990) for more details.
Hands of Mercy 20 Yrs Celebration - Sat 14th Oct, 2pm Stopsley Baptist
Join the team from Hands of Mercy for their special celebration afternoon at Stopsley Baptist Church from 2pm-5pm. Hear future plans, meet the founder of HoM as well as the Philippine director. There are flyers in the carousel. RSVP email@example.com or call 01582 416151 by 1st Oct.
Quiz Night with Fish & Chip Supper - Sat 21st Oct, 7.30pm in church hall
Only £6pp, pls sign up at the back if you’re coming along and indicate food choice. Invites are at the back for you to give to friends & family.
Memorial Service - Sun 29th Oct, 3.30pm in Church
Please note the date for our memorial service where we remember those who are no longer with us is Sun 29th Oct. As with last year the service is being held on the Sunday closest to All Souls Day.
New Wine Men’s Day - Sat 4th Nov, 8.45am in High Wycombe
“Iron Sharpens Iron”, a day dedicated to encouraging men in their faith, with informative, honest, relevant & down-to-earth teaching & discussion. It will be held 8.45am-4.00pm at Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, HP13 7NJ. Cost is £22/person. Talk with Nick if you’d like to come along.
Confirmation Service - Sun 19th Nov, 4.00pm in Church
There’ll be a Confirmation Service at St Francis’ Church 4.00pm on 19th Nov; if you might be interested in being confirmed please see Nick or Sarah.
Harvest Exhibition 25-30th September
We’re opening the church for visitors to see the various contributions 2.00-4.00pm each day. We need a couple of people each day to ‘man’ the church. Can you help out? There’s a sign-up sheet at the back of church
Harvest and Giving Review
Please make sure you have taken an envelope from the back of church con-taining letter, information & invitations. These are named for Electoral Roll members. Please take it home to pray over and act upon: what will you bring from the harvest of your life? Note that our harvest financial gifts will go to the work of Hands of Mercy and our material gifts to Luton FoodBank.
Be aware that we will be hearing from Youthscape on 24th September and Hands of Mercy on 1st October [Harvest].
Stay and Play
We do have need of some more equipment. Does anyone have: seating bean bags we could use for the mother & baby section; a circular floor rug for the book corner at least 1.5m / 5 feet in diameter; a reliable CD player; boys toys eg cars, wooden train set, dinosaurs, pirates. Also ride-along & push-along toys in good condition? Please see Winnie or Christine or phone the church office.
‘Seeking the Way’
Do you want to explore where God is calling you next? If so why not go along to ‘Seeking the Way’ this Autumn? Booking closes on 21st Sept. Full details in the leaflets in the carousel.
Draft Oct-Jan Rotas
The draft copy of the service rota for Oct-Jan is out. If you can’t take your To book your place go to www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/deanerysafeguarding/ or contact the church office.
Allan & Winnie are pleased to announce that their daughter Joanne is getting married to Tom Mitchell on Sat 7th Oct in St Mary’s Church. Members of St Francis who know Joanne are warmly invited to attend the ceremony, which begins at 2pm (please be seated in St Mary's by 1.45pm) & to stay for the tea & cake reception immediately afterwards in the church.
Opportunities for All!
Community Café & Grass Cutting - 1st Saturday each month, 10am-11.30am
Bring along friends & neighbours & any donations for the foodbank & enjoy a cuppa & a cake. Weather permitting we’ll be cutting the grass, so if you’d like to help, do come along. If you’d like to distribute CC flyers, pls let the office know & we’ll provide you with some. There’s a street list at the back, pls make a note of the houses you deliver to.
St. Francis Parish Church, Carteret Road, Luton. LU2 9JZ. Tel 01582 451132 (Parish Office)
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The church office is now open on Mondays from 9.15am-3.15pm and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.15am-2.30pm. The office is closed on Thursdays and Fridays.