Proverbs 10:4 speaks to us about serving: ‘Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth’. The saying that ‘many hands make light work’ is of course true for any organisation, but for the Church it is central to its flourishing. For our Church to continue to grow and flourish, it needs everyone to chip in. But offering ourselves in God’s service brings many personal spiritual benefits too. Christianity is a faith based on the service of others. When we serve, it helps us to forget about our own woes as we redirect energy towards others. When that service is toward God, or in the name of God, then it also helps us feel closer to him. If you would like to get more involved at St Mary Magdalene Geddington or St Mary the Virgin Weekley, then we would love to hear from you. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your help and support.
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LAY DEACONS, LAY SUB DEACONS, ALTAR SERVERS, READERS, INTERCESSORS, SIDESPEOPLE…
We are very grateful to those who give of their time to undertake roles in services. Their service to our church ensures that our worship remains dignified and full of reverence. Without our servers our worship would become bland and meaningless. We always need more servers. If you can help, please contact email@example.com
Beautiful music enhances our worship, so we are always on the lookout for additional members to our choir. We do not expect you to attend every Sunday. We only ask that you attend a couple of times a month. Rehearsals are on a Thursday evening, but we are very flexible about attendance here too. We would love to significantly increase our choir numbers, so please do give it some thought. If you’d like to find out more, please contact Geddingtonweekly@gmail.com
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
With many children attending Sunday School on three weeks of each month, Noah’s Ark Parent and Toddler Group every Wednesday, holiday clubs during each school holiday, Youth Group once a month, quarterly Aspire Youth Services and trips and outings, we would be delighted to grow the team that supports this essential area of our ministry and outreach. We need more leaders and would be delighted if you wished to get involved, just contact Geddingtonweekly@gmail.com
(Because we take the well-being of our children and young people very seriously indeed, completion of the necessary safeguarding procedures are necessary for all leaders).
Our morning cafe offers a free service to local residence and all who wish to pop in to visit our beautiful church. It opens every morning of the week. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of volunteers to keep this highly valued service going. If you would like to help out, please do get in touch at Geddingtonweekly@gmail.com
If you feel inspired by the sound of our beautiful bells every Sunday morning calling the Holy Spirit down and all people to prayer, then why not find out more about bell-ringing. Contact: Geddingtonweekly@gmail.com
We are a sociable and friendly bunch. One example of this is our sharing in coffee and a chat after our Sunday morning services and during the week. If you could help support this essential function please contact Geddingtonweekly@gmail.com
CLEANING THE CHURCH AND MAINTAINING THE CHURCHYARD
As you may have already realised, we have stunning buildings. we are so fortunate that God has given us these wonderful buildings in which to encounter him. They only stays stunning, however, if we look after them. If you can do your little bit to help clean and tidy one of our churches or help with maintaining the churchyard please contact: Geddingtonweekly@gmail.com
OTHER IDEAS FOR VOLUNTEERING
Faith is about Prayer and Parties. Churches should have fun and at St Mary Magdalene and St Mary the Virgin, we hope to have a full social calendar. Christmas events, Lunches, Coffee Mornings, Summer Fete, Flower Festival, Harvest Suppers, live music evenings and more. We are always on the lookout for more fun things for us all to do. If you have ideas of other things we could do or are simply willing to help out, please contact Geddingtonweekly@gmail.com
It may be that you don’t believe in God: nonetheless, HE believes in YOU!