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This Sunday is our monthly youth gathering for the North Bristol area; Kainos
For the first time, youthwork intern Yési Savage will be speaking at Kainos. She’ll be using the story of Jesus calming the storm to talk about how God is in control.
There will be a party for all school age children on 31st October. This is to encourage children to focus on Jesus and the light he brings into the world, instead of the darkness which Halloween celebrates. There are leaflets available at the back of church, which explain why this is a better approach. The Light Party will be in the Old School Rooms from 4pm to 5.30pm – if your child would like to come please email Karen Needham on
email@example.com with child’s name and age in order to book a place. Feel free to invite friends along.
If you would like to help either setting up, during the party or tidying up, also please contact Karen.
Saturday 1st November at 7.30pm is our annual All Saints day service. This simple service enables those who have experienced the loss of someone they love, to give thanks and remember their loved ones before God.
It may be that you have been bereaved in the recent or distant past… or maybe you know someone who is still struggling to come to terms with a loss – why not think about inviting them to come along?
Are you new (or new-ish) to St Michael’s church? If so, you are invited to a Welcome Lunch on Sunday 16th November. This will be a chance to get to know each other a bit better, to find out more about what goes on at St Michael’s and to share lunch together. There are invitations around but you don’t have to have one to come – just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 0117 9692486 to say you will be there, and to let us know if there is anything you don’t eat. We look forward to seeing you there.
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This Sunday we will be taking part in the Church of England Everyone Counts Survey. Basically we will just be asking you complete a short paper survey, and to hand it back to the warden/sides person on duty. They will then return it to Laura in the church office who is co-ordinating the responses.
More detailed information from the Church of England is below:
“This autumn churches across England will be asked to take part in a congregational survey and this church is taking part. Each person is asked to complete a short questionnaire, which takes about 2-3 minutes to complete.
This questionnaire asks you about how you identify yourself: age, gender, ethnic group and country of origin, and whether you have a long-term health problem or disability. It also asks about how often you come to church and whether you have any additional roles within the church, or if you are visitor here today.
The way the questions are asked is based on the questions used in the government Census. That means we can compare your community in church with the national, regional and local populations. You might not feel that any of the categories fits you perfectly, but if possible please select the answer that describes you best. There is a ‘prefer not to say’ option if you don’t want to answer a question. Please answering by putting an X in the box.
Your responses will be taken in confidence. This means we won’t try to identify you personally based on your answers and we won’t share information about you individually. Your information is collected together with everyone else’s from your church and then stored anonymously. The analysis aggregates responses, which means that we report findings that cannot be directly linked back to a particular person to protect everyone’s privacy.
Findings from the survey will be returned to your church next year, as well as nationally and to your diocese. The results can help to understand who we are in our congregations, and help the church plan for growth, Mission and support. It helps to inform our understanding of congregations within our local communities, and can help plan for future needs and changes. “
To make sure that everyone’s information is linked to their church, the survey must have the church code included – our church code is 605083
As a church we have been asked to take part in the paper survey rather than the electronic survey.
More information can be found on the Everyone Counts webpage
On Sunday 21st September fourteen people set out to run the Bristol half marathon to raise money for the Heart of the Community project. A mix of church members and a few friends and family, some of whom had little previous experience of running distances. Everyone completed the course; the fastest time was 1:31:49. Seven people did it in under two hours, and seven did it in between two and three hours.
Congratulations to all of them! Thanks to their efforts a total of £4,868 (without gift aid) has been raised so far. And there is still time to donate. Let’s see if we can make it £5,000! If you’d like to chip in simply go the the online giving page and click to donate.
A picture of the team also appeared on the live updates on the ITV web site (sixth photo down):