12th October 2011, Trinity 15


Our collections today are for: CMS in support of Freda Carey, CMS is committed to sharing the good news in places where the name of Jesus is rarely heard or understood: with the marginalised, in cities and secular cultures, among people of diverse faiths and with children.

Prayer Focus: The tree council has designated tomorrow as a Special seed Gathering Day to collect seeds for growing into new trees of the future. Pray for conservation of our woodlands and forests.

SERVICES: 8.00am Traditional quiet Communion service [Order 1]
READINGS: Isaiah 25:vv1-9; Philippians 4: vv1-9; Matthew 22.vv1-14.
10am Worship with Holy Communion
There will be Coffee, tea & squash in the hall after the 10am service All Welcome
4.30pm Evening Worship at Elizabeth House – all welcome


Tuesday 4th October 10.00am Holy Communion

Sunday: 16th October
8.00am Traditional quiet Communion service (BCP)
10.00am Worship with Communion.

Collections will be for: St Margaret’s Hospice, which is our local charity committed to providing specialist palliative care, advice, support and respite to patients and their families living in Somerset and parts of neighbouring counties. Their care is available for those who have a terminal or life-limiting illness, for example cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic lung disease. In 2010 St. Margaret’s celebrated 30 Years of Caring for the people of Somerset.

Prayer Focus: Pray for all those who suffer from migraine and for research into new medication to help them


Many thanks to all of you who have supported the Christian Aid Plant Recycling Centre in any way. As the produce is coming to an end, the last Sunday for the Stall outside the Church will be 16th October. However there will be a special Christmas stall in the hall on Sunday, 4th December with chutneys, pots of bulbs and other Christmas items. The Christian Aid team would like to thank you in advance for your support for these last few efforts for those who have much less than we have or even nothing at all. Helen.

The venue for the TCT Open Forum on 12th October is St James’ church Taunton at 7.30pm. It is open to all to attend. For further details please contact Babs Winterson on 275485. NO HOLDS BARRED.

Our next meeting is 19th October at Eric Illing’s (25 Pikes Crescent) when we shall be discussing ‘Some Aspects of Islam’ with our thoughts being led by Martin Sinclair. Martin is a lecturer at Richard Huish College where he teaches philosophy and Religious Studies. Hope to see you then. Stuart Gunn (270537)

Following the total success of the “Christmas Give-away” it has been decided to repeat the exercise this year.
Last year we gave away around 1600 re-wrapped chocolate bars and DVD‟s and leaflets to the late night shoppers in around an hour.
The “Give-Away” will take place on Thursday 15th December.
I have once again agreed to coordinate the collection and wrapping of the gifts. Donations of chocolate bars and Christmas wrapping paper (see below) should be brought to the United Reformed Church (Paul Street) on Friday 25th November between 10.30am and 4.30pm.
Wrapping will take place 10.00am – 4.30pm on Wed 30th Nov, Thurs 1st & Fri 2nd Dec also at Paul Street. Volunteers from the churches are welcome and necessary. Babs Winterson (275485) will be helping with the wrapping and said that last year it was good fun, full of Christmas spirit and fellowship. She could provide a lift for anyone that would like to go. The chocolate bars should be „full size‟ (not fun size) Mars, Crunchie, Wispa, Twirl, Starbars, Picnic, DoubleDecker etc. (It would be nice to avoid Nestle). If you would like to donate chocolate bars, please drop them in to Grace at the office or leave in the box on the font. Thanks

Only 11 days to go!
Book your tickets now!
on Saturday 15th October 2011 at 7.30pm Tickets £6.50
In aid of Action Aid, Registered charity no 274467
For tickets : Tel 01823 270743 or email mrgnjulia@aol.com


Praise and Play is our thriving weekly (during term time) session for Mums, Dads, Carers and their babies and children, meeting on a Wednesday from 9.45 -11.15. There is a rota for helpers to make drinks and due to folks moving away and illness we could
do with a few more volunteers to help out. Even if you could only commit to one or two sessions a term this would help enormously. Please see Barbara Reeves (01823 282683) or Judith Pickles (01823 338605) for further details. Many thanks.

Sat 22nd October 2011 7:30–9:30pm
The Conference Centre, Somerset College, Wellington Road, Taunton, TA1 5AX
Tickets £10* – includes Afghan buffet *Suggested contribution (Students / Concessions £5)
Tickets available from PARFAN committee members or by request to PARFAN@live.co.uk Entrance by ticket only
Opening address – The Bishop of Taunton
Guest speaker – Zarghona Rassa
from the British Afghan Women‟s Society
Come and learn about the country, people
& culture of Afghanistan
Let‟s make a difference to what people think about Afghanistan.

Social events start with our monthly Soup Saturdays and Sales Sundays – each with books, cards, bric-a-brac and cakes where possible. The dates are:
5-6 November, 10-11 December.
A „Beetles, Bangers & Beans‟ evening is Saturday 29th October. Beetle Drive at 6.30pm (such fun) followed by a Sausage & Mash supper. Tickets £5.00 available soon.
Funds raised will include re-vamp of the Ladies toilets, hall chairs and tables etc.
We have a great opportunity to enfold members of the community. Your support is welcomed and your help is needed, behind the scenes and to help organise some events. Don‟t leave it all to the same few people. Please let Rosa or Grace know what events you would like to do. Working together is fun and a good way to get to know each other better.

A time of remembrance and thanksgiving for those we love
Saturday 5th November 2011
11.00am at Taunton Deane Crematorium. This time of remembering is for individuals, families, friends -indeed anyone who has Experienced the death of someone special in their lives.
There will be an opportunity to light a candle and give thanks for all that person has meant and continues to mean in our lives today. For further details, if needed, please phone the Crematorium on 01823 284811



0800Traditional Communion

1000Communion with a mixture of traditional & contemporary worship

09501st Sunday of the month
Young People's meeting in Hall or Church - for those aged 4 - 14 year.

1600 Evening Worship in church or residential homes – see weekly Newsboard


1000Holy Communion at church

14303rd Tuesday
Holy Communion at Mountbatten Nursing Home


14302nd Wednesday
Holy Communion at Churchill Way Hall

15004th Wednesday
Holy Communion at Elizabeth House.


11002nd Thursday
Holy Communion at St George's Residential Home