Come, see and taste that God is Good!.
This was the theme for October at OASIS our 4pm Café Church.
Plaits, spirals, bread rolls and even a harvest mouse were some of the creations made using bread dough. We were encouraged to take it home to bake and as it did so to thank God for all the good things he provides us with (food, clean water, homes etc) as we enjoyed the aroma. Once the bread was cooked we were encouraged to ask God to provide for those without as we savoured the taste.
Laminated placemats were also created with Thank you God for our food in the middle of the plates. Both children and adults enjoyed creating them!
Whilst enjoying delicious cake washed down with tea and coffee we were able to ponder how we could help those in need through donating to Hospitality and Hope’s Food bank being reminded that All Saints were collecting tins, jars and packets along with basic toiletries as their harvest response.
Why not join us for OASIS on November 1st at 4pm. The theme will be ‘Saints Alive’…bring a torch for our Saint hunt in the dark!! Along, with the opportunity to investigate faith and enjoy fellowship in a relaxed manner over cake and a cuppa.
On Sunday 11th October, it is All Saints’s Harvest Festival.
This year we are collecting toiletries for Hospitality and Hope, a Food Bank in South Tyneside who we have supported a lot over the last few years. If you can please help by bringing things like:
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
Shampoo & Conditioner
Nappies (any size)
Hospitality and Hope will be most grateful for all gifts received.
Also this year following the recent news stories highlighting the plight of Refugees and Asylum Seekers around the world we are having a retiring collection over 4 Sunday’s around Harvest. The money raised as a result of this collection is going to Tearfunds Middle East aid work! If you would prefer to give to this cause or both any contributions will be most welcome!!!
We have now extended our opening of the church building into Saturday as well as the existing Monday to Friday. It will be the same time of 9.30am-3.30pm (approx.). Feel free to make use of the time and space for private prayer.
Toddlers @ All Saints are meeting at various locations this summer. They are meeting at 12 pm, bring a picnic and older siblings!
12th August 2015 – South Marine Park – South Shields
19th August 2015 – Cleadon Park (Coulthard Park)
26th August 2015 – Roker Park
Meet at the play areas at all the locations!
See you there
Come and Join us for Oasis our Cafe style church at 4pm in the Old School Room, Sunderland Road.
The next Oasis is:
Sunday 5th July
and then on:
Sunday 2nd August
All ages welcome to come have a cuppa, some cake and see what is happening!
On Ash Wednesday there was a Service of Holy Communion, with the Imposition of Ashes.
On each Wednesday in Lent, starting on 25th February, Rev’d Vernon Cuthbert is inviting everyone to come to ‘worship and break open the word’ at 7.30 pm in the Old School Room.
On Maundy Thursday, 2nd April, at 7.30 pm there will be a Service of Holy Communion, with foot washing.
On Good Friday, 3rd April, we will again be joining with the Methodist Church for a walk around the village, starting at 12.00 noon, followed by lunch at 1.00 pm and a service at 2.00 pm.
Arrangements went well for this year’s Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of 28th, 29th and 30th November. It was a busy, but very enjoyable time. Thanks to Helen and Ernie Belsham for all their organisation.
Friday 28th November
7.00pm to 9.00pm. Preview Evening. Compass Acapella choir sang in church from 7.15pm until 7.30pm. Mulled wine and mince pies were then be served, during which time there was an opportunity to see all the decorated trees. The choir then sang again from 8.30pm to 9.00pm.
Saturday 29th November
10.30am. The Mayor and Mayoress of South Shields opened the event. The choir of Cleadon Church of England Academy then sang for us.
Many, many varied stalls were available from which to purchase goods. There were also tombola stalls, competitions and Grand Draw tickets for sale.
10.30am to 11.30am. Coffee was served in the Old School Room. 12.00 noon to 2.00pm. Soup and sandwich lunches in Old School Room.
The Grand Draw took place at 1.00pm.
2.00pm to 4.00pm there were children’s activities in the Parish Hall. 2.30pm to 4.00pm. Afternoon Teas were served in the Old School Room.
Sunday 30th November
8.00am Holy Communion 10.00am Sung Eucharist
1.30pm to 3.30pm. The Church, Parish Hall and Old School Room were open for viewing and Afternoon Tea was served during these times.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of the Rev’d Norman Shaw. Norman trained at Cranmer Hall and served his curacy at Craghead, Stanley where he became Priest in Charge. He worked for 10 years at Cleadon and had an active retirement in Sherburn and Shadforth. He died on Tuesday 28th January peacefully at home. His funeral will be at 12noon next Friday 7th Feb in St Cuthbert’s Shadforth.
Our recent Harvest Thanksgiving service saw us able to pass on a considerable amount of tinned and packet food to Hospitality and Hope for their Food Bank. They have said thank you to us and included a copy of a recent short video they have filmed. You can see it here: