Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Saturday, 21 April 2018 18:45

Auction of Promises - what can you promise?

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This year we are holding a grand auction of promises during a meal on the Friday of Christian Aid Week, Friday 18th May 2018 at 7.00pm in Romsey Baptist Church, Bell Street.

We aim to auction promises of all kinds during and after our meal – what could you offer for auction? Let imaginations run riot – some examples from our last auction: lots as widely varied as a holiday in UK or France, a few hours of DIY, gardening, babysitting or ironing. A celebration cake, scones or fudge.   Maybe you can offer your expertise in a particular area such as how to get the best out of your computer software. On the other hand how about cooking someone a Sunday lunch or afternoon tea and cakes? We offered a shopping trip for an older person, or something for a present such as the blender, table runner, tennis racket, bulbs or painting. There are so many possibilities of course. Maybe you have an unwanted present just waiting for a good home….

Nearer the date we shall circulate a list of the lots on offer. And we shall also be issuing meal tokens for catering purposes, so that we know how many bidders can attend. If you are interested in any of the offers and can’t make the date, simply phone in your bid – details of how to do this will be available in good time. Perhaps there is a lot that you could bid for as a present for someone else?

Please give some thought to what you could offer to help us raise a bumper donation for Christian Aid this year and complete the offers form and return it as soon as you can so that we can build up a great list of lots for auction.

If you can offer a promise please contact Dave or Hazel Sharman as soon as you can and at the latest by Saturday, 12 May.

Thank you!

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    10.30 am Harvest Festival Family Worship led by the Minister

    6.30 pm Evening Service led by the Minister

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    Tuesday 2 October

    9.30 am Prayer Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge

    10.15 – 11.45 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge

    7.30 pm Outreach Meeting in the Minister’s Vestry

    Wednesday 3 October

    2.00- 4.00 pm Table Tennis with ROMDAG in Abbey Hall

    7.00 pm Explorers’ Leaders Meeting in Abbey Manse

    7.45 pm Youth Forum in Abbey Manse

    Thursday 4 October

    2.30 – 4.00 pm Tea and Chat in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Friday 5 October

    7.00 pm Paws for a Song Concert by Romsey Voices and Romsey Youth Children’s Choir

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 6 October

    Explorers’ Walk at Mudeford please sign the list at the back of church if you wish to join in this fun event

    Saturday 13 October - note change of date from 6 October

    9.00 am – 12.00 noon Working Party around the church

    Next Sunday

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    10.30 am Family Communion Service, including receiving friends into church membership. Val’s cakes will be on sale with proceeds being given to the Explorers’ charity Mercy Ships

    6.30 pm Evening Discussion in Abbey Hall Lounge – the second of our two-part discussion about the Bible’s teachings on Human Sexuality

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