7th November 21

November 6, 2021

Sunday 7th November 2021

Our Mission To combat loneliness and isolation through Physical, Emotional and Spiritual wellbeing  
This week at the Beacon
7th November Morning Worship (communion) Led by James
Tuesday 9th November Coffee Morning 10am to 12 am in the concourse
Friday 12th November 6.00pm Youth group
Future worship at the Beacon
14th November. Remembrance Sunday. No service in the morning, Civic Remembrance Service at 6.30 p.m. led by James 21st November Morning Worship led by Terry. 2pm Messy Church, Louise Quinn
28th November, Morning Worship. 11 a.m. Revd. Ash Barker, 4 p.m. Lights of Love service, led by James Hamilton and Revd. Claire Turner
Tuesday Coffee Morning – every Tuesday 10 to 12.  
I would like to say thank you to everyone who supports the Coffee morning on Tuesday mornings, either by helping make coffee or by helping drink it!  This is a real opportunity to support each other and members of the public who are looking to get out and meet people. I would really like to publicise the coffee morning more widely, because it gives us a real opportunity to minister to the lonely and isolated and reconnect as a fellowship too. If you have not joined us on Tuesdays please come and do so, we would love to see you there.   Running alongside the Coffee morning are please to be able to open the church up for silent prayer and reflection. We would encourage you to come along and sit in this splendid building. Our future will be to open the church on a Thursday too.  
Christmas Cracker!!       Saturday, 27th November 10 am – 1 pm
Cake stall, craft stall, children’s bric-a-brac and Brunch Food available. Free crafting for the children and of course – Santa’s Grotto. Please come and join us, and please let Louise know if you can help on the day.
Jars of Grace  
Jars of Grace for November will go to support Primrose in conjunction with the Lights of Love.
Christmas Worship  
Following discussion with the elders of both Beacon and Emmanuel Churches, a warm invitation is extended to all members of the Beacon to join Emmanuel for morning worship on Christmas Day at 10.15, where James will be taking the service. There will be no service at the Beacon. An invitation has been extended to Emmanuel Church members to join us for Midnight Holy Communion at the Beacon on Christmas Eve, where James will again be leading worship. There will be no morning worship at the Beacon on Sunday 26th December.   If you would like a lift to Redditch for the Christmas Day service, please contact Terry Thompson. We plan to ensure that everyone who wants to go to the service in Emmanuel will be able to do so.
Churches Together B45                                                                                                    
From Claire Turner The CTB45 clergy met recently and together, have put a date in the diary for a meeting / worship gathering – Tuesday 9th November 7.30pm at Longbridge Methodist Church. (N.B. Not St. Chads as the bulletin said last week). The plan is to spend 30mins or so praying and worshipping together before moving into a meeting.  During the meeting, we need to elect a new chair – it’s due to be Jane Platt from St Leonard’s but given how strange the last year or so has been, we’re proposing that Jane and I co-chair for the next 12months.  As churches, St Leonard’s and St Chad’s are starting to work more closely together and we hope that we can support each other in holding the CTB45 group together over the next year.  Of course, at this stage, this is simply a proposal and it needs to go to a vote, which will be held on the 9th November.
Prayer Requests.
If you have any requests for prayers to be included in Sunday worship please contact Caz or James. Prayer requests won’t be included in this bulletin unless you specifically request it.  
Many thanks to Caz Burness who has agreed to edit the Beacon Bulletin from next week. If you have any news you wish to share, please contact Carrena at cazburnessbeacon@gmail.com, or by phone at 07958 206529