Mission Total 2019 and Missions for 2020

We raised £1,948.87 for our Missions in 2019 which were:

Admiral Nurses from Dementia UK Dementia UK →

Hope UK Hope UK →.

And our own Mission: ASCEND →

Our Missions for 2020 are:

Solar Aid

SolarAid is an international charity that combats poverty and climate change, by providing access to solar lights in some of the most remote regions of Malawi and Zambia through their social enterprise, SunnyMoney.

598 million people in Africa have no access to electricity and without this families have no clean source of light, leaving them to rely on expensive and dangerous alternatives such as homemade kerosene lamps. However, with a solar light, everything changes. The lamps are safe, clean and affordable, and give off hours of light in the evening so families can earn, learn and feel safe after dark. Just one lamp can transform the fortunes of an entire family.

Sunnymoney Solar Aid believe that universal access to renewable energy is the best way to alleviate poverty. And the best way to ensure universal access to energy is by building local, sustainable businesses. In 2008 they set up a social enterprise who are one of the main sellers of solar lights in Africa. They travel to remote rural communities educating people about the benefits of solar lights, instilling trust and creating demand in a new and unfamiliar technology – which builds the foundations for a sustainable solar market and a lasting energy legacy.

Registered Charity No: 1115960

For more information, check out the website: https://solar-aid.org/

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance aim is to save lives, reduce or prevent disability, or suffering from critical illness and injury, by delivering a first class pre-hospital emergency medical service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.

With no access to National Lottery funding and limited support from Government, the Air Ambulance relies upon the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire to remain operational and keep saving lives. Their actions are guided by their values – passionate in going the extra mile, professional in treating everyone as they would wish to be treated, innovative in driving forward best clinical practice, trustworthy in working openly and honestly and dedicated because they care about the cause, their patients and each other.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840).

For more information, check out the website https://www.ehaat.org/..

 

ASCEND

ASCEND is our very own Mission working right in the heart of our community. They’re all about moving people forward, challenging their perceived barriers to education and training; providing people with more choice and control over their lives. Thanks to ASCEND, many local people now have the confidence, self-esteem and skills to find a route to employment, some for the first time in their lives. ASCEND also works with young people aged 16 to 25 and has set up the Dig Deep Allotment Project with Farming for All CIC and Step Up with Herts Mind Network.

For more information, check out the website for ASCEND →

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This November at All Saints

Join us at All Saints’ this November for our last two fundraisers – a Table Top Sale (Saturday 9th) and Christmas Fayre (Saturday 23rd) and two special services – our annual Service of Remembrance (Sunday 10th) and Confirmation Service (Sunday 17th).

Christmas Table Top Sale

Saturday 9th November 2019 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Our Christmas Table Top Sale raising funds for our Missions and the church.

Admission is free and there will be plenty of items for sale to suit everyone including gifts, cards, plants, toys, books, DVDs etc. There will be loads of present ideas for all your family to get your Christmas shopping off to a great start.

Table-hire is only £5, speak to Jo or contact the church office for details.
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Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 10th November at 10:15am

Our annual service of remembrance with laying of the wreaths and two minutes silence.

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Confirmation Service

Sunday 17th November at 10:15am

This will be a very special Sunday morning service. We are pleased to be welcoming Bishop Richard, the Bishop of Bedford, to All Saints who will be confirming our candidates for this year.

The candidates are Laura, Rachael, Nadia, Allen, Khare, Russell and Cassandra. Please keep them all in your prayers.

All our welcome to join us for this important event in their Christian journey which will be followed by a celebratory lunch.

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 23rd November 2019 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Our annual Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 23rd November full of pantomime fun (Oh yes it is!).

We will have present ideas on our craft and bric-a-brac stalls, lots of fun games to play including a fabulous raffle. We will also have cakes and refreshments (It’s behind you!).

All money raised will go towards our Missions for the year, so please come along and support our final fundraising event of the year.

 

 

Events for September 2019

Table Top Sale

Saturday 7th September 2019 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

 

Our next Table Top Sale raising funds for our Missions and the church.

Admission is free and there will be plenty of items for sale to suit everyone including gifts, cards, plants, toys, books, DVDs etc.

Table-hire is only £5, speak to Jo or contact the church office for details.
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Afternoon Cream Tea and Oxhey Chapel Open Day

Saturday 14th September 2019 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come along and discover the oldest building in the area and then enjoy a refreshing afternoon tea.

The 400 year old Oxhey Chapel will be open for the afternoon, a fantastic opportunity to see inside this historic and beautiful building.

During your visit, we will have scones, cakes and drinks to refresh you as well as jam and crafts for sale.

 

November 2018

We have a busy November with a Bonfire Party, Table Top Sale and Christmas Fayre. We have special services for Remembrance Sunday and Confirmation. Finally we are collecting toys for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal and preparing our tree for the Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival.

Bonfire night

Monday 5th November at 6pm

We will be holding our bonfire and fireworks on 5th November followed by delicious food cooked by Ivan. There is no charge but we would welcome any donations towards the cost of the fireworks and food.

Christmas Table Top Sale

Saturday 10th November 2018 at 10:30am – 12:30pm

Our next Table Top Sale raising funds for our Missions and the church. Admission is free and there will be plenty of items for sale to suit everyone including gifts, cards, plants, toys, books, DVDs etc. so come along and start your Christmas shopping.

Table-hire (if available) is only £5, speak to Jo or contact the church office for details.

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 11th November at 10:30am

As you know this Remembrance Sunday is the 100th anniversary of the armistice of the first world war and our service will reflect this important moment.

The Church of England service for this remembrance Sunday is about peace and it has been suggested we will be reading the Lord’s Prayer in different languages – if you would like to say the Lord’s prayer in a language other than English then please speak to Pam.

Please note: The service will start slightly later at 10.30am so we can time our two minutes silence to be at 11.00am.

Confirmation Service

St Lukes Church, Watford
Sunday 11th November at 6:30pm

This year’s confirmation service will be taking place on Sunday 11th November at St. Lukes, Watford. We have two adults who are being confirmed at this service – Frances and Pilar. We hope that as many as possible from All Saints will attend the service to support and pray for them on this very important step on their Christian journey. Put the date in your diary and please keep Frances and Pilar in your prayers as they prepare for confirmation.

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 24th November 2018 at 10:30am – 12:30pm

Our annual Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 2nd December. We will have present ideas on our craft and bric-a-brac stalls, lots of fun games to play including a fabulous raffle. We will also have cakes and refreshments.

All money raised will go towards our Missions for the year, so please come along and support our final fundraising event of the year.

Christmas Tree Festival

Carpenders Park Methodist Church
30th November to 2nd December

The Methodist Church are holding their annual Christmas Tree Festival and as usual we have been invited to provide a tree.

This year we want the whole congregation to help create decorations. After the service on Sunday 18th November we will be making Christmas salt-dough shapes. Then the following Sunday 26th November we will be painting and decorating them. It would be great if you can spare a few minutes after the service on these weeks so we can all be part of decorating our tree.

And finally, do go along over the weekend of 30th November to support the event.

Christmas Toy Collection

This year we are collecting toys for the Salvation Army to wrap and deliver to children who may not otherwise receive any Christmas presents so if you are out shopping maybe you could include a toy in your basket! There will be a box at the back of the church for donations which will be there until Sunday 9th December. Please let friends and family know – the more toys we collect the more children will have a special Christmas.

Christmas Fayre – Saturday 2nd December

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 2nd December 2017 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Our annual Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 2nd December. We will have present ideas on our craft and bric-a-brac stalls, lots of fun games to play including a fabulous raffle. We will also have cakes and refreshments.

All money raised will go towards our Missions for the year, so please come along and support our final fundraising event of the year.

 

 

This week at All Saints – Bonfire, Table Top and Remembrance

Bonfire and Firework Party

Monday 6th November 2017 – 6:00pm

Everyone enjoyed our last firework party and this year it will be even more!

We will have delicious Jacket Potatoes and Pumpkin Soup. 

Come along this Monday 6th November at 6.00pm. Free entry, voluntary donations towards the fireworks and food.

Table Top Sale

Saturday 11th November 2017 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

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Our next Table Top Sale raising funds for our Missions and the church. Admission is free and there will be plenty of items for sale to suit everyone including gifts, cards, plants, toys, books, DVDs etc. Table-hire (if available) is only £5, speak to Jo or contact the church office for details.

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12th November at 10:15am

Our annual service of remembrance with laying of the wreaths and two minutes silence.

Goodbye to Ricky, Chloe and Jacob

It was a sad day on Sunday when we said goodbye to our Curate, Ricky Turner, and his family, Chloe and Jacob. They will be greatly missed but this is an exiting time for them as Ricky takes up the post of Team Vicar at St Augustine of Canterbury church in Dunstable.

To send them on their way, we had a celebratory lunch and lots of gifts.

We hope they quickly settle in to their new home and we will see them soon on the 26th July when several of us will join Ricky for his installation as Team Vicar in his new church.

Children’s Choir – Workshop and Concert

Our Children’s  choir have had a successful first half of the year.

On the 7th March we held a great Singing Workshop along with several local schools. The workshop was led by the wonderful Pete Churchill and the day was both fun and educational.

And to finish our term, we had a concert on 20th June and were joined by the Greenfield’s School Choir. A fantastic way to finish a superb term.

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Over the last two years, the choir has grown from strength to strength. Unfortunately  we will shortly be saying goodbye to our Choir leader and Curate, Ricky Turner. We hope that the choir will continue to grow as we move into a new era.

Christmas Fayre and Confirmation Service 2016

What a busy time we had last weekend with our Christmas Fayre and Confirmation Service.

We held our annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 26th November to raise money for our Missions. We had a great time dressing up as our favourite nursery rhyme characters and raised £413 to be shared between our nominated charities ASCEND, Chairs Tiwala, Watford & Three Rivers Refugee Partnership and Toilet Twinning.

Can you identify all the nursery rhyme characters?

Then the following day, on Sunday 27th November, we were joined by Bishop Michael, the Bishop of Hertford, for our Confirmation Service. Ten members of our congregation were confirmed at a fantastic service where the candidates got involved in leading our prayers (including some prayers in Spanish).

Congratulations to Joshua, Elsa, Estaban, Joe, Hannah, Pascaline, Immi, Kerry, Heidi and José on their Confirmation.

 

Events in November 2016

We have plenty coming up in November including our final two fundraising events for the year and our confirmation service.

Table Top Sale

Saturday 5th November – 10.30am – 12.30pm

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Our next Table Top Sale raising funds for our Missions and the church. Admission is free and there will be plenty of items for sale to suit everyone including gifts, cards, plants, toys, books, DVDs etc. Table-hire (if available) is only £5, speak to Jo or contact the church office for details.

Cake Stall

Cake Stall

Table Top Sale

Table Top Sale

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Christmas Fayre

Saturday 26th November  – 10.30am – 12.30pm

christmas-fayre-2016-posterOur annual Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 26th November. This year we have a nursery rhyme theme, so feel free to dress up as your favourite character (but dressing up is not compulsory).

We will have present ideas on our craft and bric-a-brac stalls, lots of fun games to play including a fabulous raffle. We will also have cakes and refreshments.

All money raised will go towards our Missions for the year, so please come along and support our final fundraising event of the year.

 

 

 

Confirmation Service

Sunday 27th November 2016 at 6:30pm

This year we have 11 candidates for confirmation – 8 young people and 3 adults!  The classes have been going really well and we are all looking forward to the confirmation service on Sunday 27th November at 6.30pm at All Saints’ Church.  

The new Bishop of Hertford, Bishop Michael, will be confirming the candidates.  We hopethat as many of our congregation as possible will be at the service to pray for and to support our candidates on this special and important occasion – please, please make every effort to come along … it will mean a great deal to all those who are being confirmed. Almost all of them were baptised at All Saints’ and many of you were there for their baptisms so let’s see it through!

Please pray for those preparing for confirmation: Joshua, Elsa, Estaban, Angela, Joe, Hannah, Pascaline, Immi, Kerry, Heidi and José.