The GFEC Newsletter for 2nd November 2014 is now available here.
Following the conclusion of our Bible teaching series on Esther, on Sunday 16th November, we will join together following the morning service for a ‘bring and share’ Purim lunch. Purim is a traditional Jewish celebration that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people as recorded in the book of Esther. Please bring a plate of food to share – triangular shaped if possible! (On Purim, Jews eat triangular pastries called Hamantaschen.) Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided. All are welcome.
One of the missionary families we help support has released their Prayer Letter; please read it at your convenience.
Dear Foodbank Supporters,
A really big thank you for all the harvest donations we have received – both food and money – for the Foodbank.
The store cupboard is well stocked and we really appreciate your support.
I’d also like to say a big thank you to all our volunteers, it’s a very erratic job, so reliable help is always appreciated.
Unfortunately two of our volunteers have had to step down recently and a particular thank you goes to Jeanette who has been a very faithful volunteer for the last 4 years – you will be missed!
Thankfully we have gained several new volunteers, so thank you very much for offering.
For the last few years the Foodbank has given out Christmas parcels to local people who are struggling.
This year we have decided to add Christmas treats to ordinary food parcels which we give out between the middle of November and Christmas.
We feel we will still be helping the most desperate, and we may decide to return to the Christmas hamper idea in future years.
Generally the food bank hasn’t been quite as busy as last year, the summer was particularly quiet, but October is looking more normal.
July: 15 parcels, 21 Adults, 9 children
August: 6 parcels, 10 adults, 3 children
September: 15 parcels, 23 adults, 9 children
Wantage and Grove Foodbank
Our message on Sunday 26th October 2014 is available for listening at your own convenience.
The GFEC Newsletter for 26th October 2014 is now available here.