Have you ever considered …

… sharing with others in the leadership of the parish? It’s an easier task when it’s shared and we’re looking for folk to join the Church Council at both St Anne’s and St Mary’s. There is a role description on the noticeboard in both churches or have a word with one of the clergy or a Churchwarden. You never know, it might even be fun!

Night Shelter Worship Service

Thursday 6 April, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Birmingham Central Baptist Church, 35 Ellen Street, Spring Hill, B18 7LF

Birmingham Churches Night Shelter 2017 invites you to an evening of Prayer, Praise and Possibilities. Join with fellow volunteers to pray for our guests and look ahead to the future. Refreshments will be served after the service.

Cake sale in aid of Busoga Trust

bt logo10:00 a.m., Sunday 26 March, Mothering Sunday

You will be aware that all monies raised through refreshments in March will be sent to the Busoga Trust, one of our charities for 2017. As part of our fund raising we will be holding a cake sale after the 10:00 a.m. service. There will be a variety of cakes on sale, those you can eat after the service or buy to take home. If anyone would like to bring a donation to sell please bring to church before the service.

Thank you to those who have already agreed to make cakes.

Please support this worthy cause. You can find more about the Busoga Trust by looking at the Charitable giving Noticeboard.

Regards, Angela Brown, Hospitality Team

St Anne’s April Charity

restorelogoThis is the refugee agency Restore. On Sunday 2 April there will be a display on the work of Restore. Throughout April there will be a plate for donations and a box for gifts of non-perishable food at the back of the church. Thank you for being generous

Electoral Roll

Revision of the Electoral Roll takes place between Sunday 12 March and Saturday 8 April. The roll will be on the Welcome desks between these dates. Please check your entry

Thought for the Day Volunteers

Are you thinking about doing something more for the benefice this Lent. Would you like to share your thoughts on the week's readings. Why not have a go at writing ‘Thought for the Day’ and sharing it with everyone on the Pew Sheet. It's really great to see different ideas and styles of expression on there and what you share might really help someone else reflect on how God is speaking to them that week or give encouragement. If you are interested, get in touch with Christine McAteer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or leave a message via the church office.

Mothering Sunday Posies

Donations of greenery for Mothering Sunday posies at St Mary’s church would be greatly appreciated. Please bring greenery to St. Mary's church on either Friday 24 March between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon or on Saturday 25 March between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Posies will be assembled from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday 25 March. Volunteers are needed to help with this happy task.

Fairtrade stall

The next Fairtrade stall will be held on Sunday 26 March at 11:00 a.m. in St Anne’s church.

PCC Vacancies

There are currently vacancies on both church PCCs. If you feel called to serve on St Mary’s or St Anne’s PCC please speak to Duncan or Hazel. The role descriptions can be viewed on the notice board behind the welcome desk at St Mary’s and the notice board in St Anne’s porch.

Charitable Giving at St Mary's

bt logoThe Hospitality Team have kindly offered to donate money from refreshments to St Mary's charities during March, June, October and December in 2017. This month donations will go to the Busoga Trust which provides sustainable access to safe water, improved sanitation and comprehensive hygiene and health education to the communities in rural Uganda.

Thank you for your support.