Fundraising Social and other Events
Social and Fundraising Events
The Chaplaincy Council has now met several times by Zoom, which has worked remarkably well and saved on travel and frustration of finding somewhere to park!
We started looking ahead to our Autumn programme, but the ‘new normal’ way of living does seem to prevent us from having any form of reasonably sized social gathering at the moment - so very reluctantly, all social and fund raising events have been postponed. But please keep an eye on our website, facebook page and future Newsletter emails, because as soon as things are relaxed I am sure events will happen!
Meanwhile, there is growing concern about our lack of fund-raising and reduced collections with smaller congregational numbers. We encourage all who support us to review their giving and ask our ‘Swallows’ and regular visitors to consider setting up even a small monthly direct debit, to our UK or Spanish accounts, so the chances of still being here when they return is possible. (please see details further down this newsletter)
A suggestion….. 30th November
Many churches have ‘Gift Days’ around their Patronal Festivals as a way of thanksgiving and support. Our Patronal Festival is St Andrew’s Day ~ 30 November. Let’s have a Gift Day this year, and perhaps give what we would normally have given to support our usual fund raising events during the year.
There may be other ways to raise money in these uncertain times. Someone may like to organise an online quiz for instance. Or can you think of anything else?
Let's all hope & pray for a prosperous future for St Andrew's Chaplaince and get thinking of how to raise much needed funds.
Services this week
Sunday 29 November 2020
9.30am Eucharist at Calahonda
St Andrew's Day 2020
Monday 30 November
10.30am Sung Eucharist at
Los Boliches for our Patronal Festival
(Owing of restrictions, it is sadly not
possible to serve refreshments
afterwards this year)
This year we plan to include a ‘Gift Day’ as part of our Patronal Festival celebrations. Many churches have ‘Gift Days’ as a way of thanksgiving and further support for their Church’s ministry.
It has been suggested that perhaps we may be able to give what we would normally have given to support our usual fund raising and social events that have not been held during the year….
We would encourage all members to follow these restrictions and not attempt to cross any municipal boundaries to attend a church service. Please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for any update as the rules and regs change.
Services at Alhaurin have been cancelled as we believe there are more members of that congregation who live outside of the Alhaurin region.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you said to your disciples, ‘I am with you always’.
Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.
Hear my prayers for others and for myself,
and keep me in your care. Amen.
Wednesday 2nd December
10.30am Eucharist at Los Boliches
Friday 4th December
4pm Advent Reflection – via Zoom
Sunday 6th December - Advent 2
9.30am - Calahonda – Eucharist
11.30am – Los Boliches – Eucharist
To help you prepare for worship next Sunday
why not look up the readings we will use:
Isaiah 40: 1-11; 2 Peter 3: 8-15a; Mark 1:1-8