At the recent meeting, we were advised that the Rutland Foodbank needs more volunteers and contributions of both food and cash as the numbers of recipients increase following the changes to benefits.
The leaflets to welcome newcomers to Oakham with information about the churches, together with the Christmas Services leaflets and a small gift to hang on a Christmas tree, would be distributed to all the new housing in the town and particularly on Oakham Heights (now about 650 houses), by five teams each from one of the churches in the first week of December. Our share will be about 130 houses and we therefore need a team of volunteers to do this. With 10 people that will be just 13 houses each! Please speak to Kevin Slingsby or Patrick Wilson if you can help.
This will be on 20 January with a speaker from the Cinnamon Network and the occasion be used to promote the Lent Course
Inter-church groups for this will use the York Course materials On the Third Day starting in the week beginning 18th February, with a united service on Palm Sunday, 25th March.