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Sermons and News for February/Early March 2019

News for february/Early March 2019

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Popcorn

Popcorn is St Stephen’s new monthly film night for young people of secondary school age. Meeting on the first Sunday of the month 6.30-9:00 pm St Stephen's Church foyer. Bring a snack to share. email youth@ststephensbath.org.uk for more information

Dementia Friends' Information Session

Please scroll down to see below a poster about the Dementia Friends' Information Session that is being held in the foyer at St Stephen's on Wednesday April 3rd from 7-8 pm. St Stephen’s is a member of Bath Dementia Action Alliance and has joined their community-wide action to create a 'Dementia friendly' Bath. This is the second Dementia Friends' Information Session that we have hosted as part of our efforts for St Stephen's to become a 'Dementia friendly ' church and we'd like to encourage every one to attend this event. It is open to the wider community too. 

Lansdown Friendship Club

Lansdown Friendship Club is especially suitable for anyone experiencing memory difficulties.  All are welcome with an accompanying family member, friend or carer. This is taking place at the St Stephen's Centre on the first Friday every month beginning  Friday 3rd May. Time: 2-3.30 pm.  Contact details:- the parish office 01225 420946; email address: lansdownfc@ststephensbath.org.uk   Please see Mary-Jane King or Mike Renton (or clergy) for details.

BANES CAFE

BANES CAFE is a new ecumenical group to bring a Christian perspective on the environmental issues we face. Thursday 28 February @ 7.30p.m. Nexus Methodist at Claremont, Eastbourne Avenue, Bath BA1 6EN   Following meeting Monday 13 May at Chewton Keynsham Church. Further Information from Rev Ian Souter 01761 433251 or souterfam@aol.com

Climate Change Meeting

Climate Change is even bigger than Brexit. FACE is a group of parents in St Stephen’s School seeking to raise awareness and encourage changes towards carbon neutral communities and homes. We are welcome to share this vision - more information: Philip

World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer, Friday 1st March, 2pm at St Saviour’s Larkhall. All Welcome, refreshments provided. For more information please see Pam Cavallini or visit www.wwdp.org.uk.

Special Garden Event

The Gardeners are planning a special Garden event on the afternoon of Mon 6th May in and around SS Church garden and church foyer - and invite groups to showcase activities. Di Ashby dillament@gmail.com; Christian Duckworth c.duckworth@rhsb.gdst.net.

Bath Half Marathon for Bath Welcomes Refugees.

Sophia will run her first Half Marathon on 17th March  and hopes to raise money for the volunteer-run organisation: Bath Welcomes Refugees: www.bathwelcomesrefugees.org.uk.   Sophia’s local giving page:

https://localgiving.org/fundraising/bath-half-marathon-2019-1547850406/

Electoral Roll.

Saint Stephen’s Electoral Roll is being reformed this year. If you’d like to be on it please fill in a form available in church and place in the box. Names are NOT carried forward from the current Roll; everyone must apply/re apply. Deadline March 16th. Judy Palmer (ER Officer.)  The application form is also available on this website and can be printed, completed, scanned and returned to the church office.  See the link on this website to find the application form:  https://ststephensbath.org.uk/contact/electoral-roll/


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Dementia Friends' Information Session

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PHILIP'S SERMON ENTITLED "DEEP WATER 1" : 03/02/2019
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Download 20190203 110245.mp3

Debbie's sermon of 17th February: a level playing field
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Download February 17th 19 dp.mp3

Philip's Reflection: Stilling the Storm - 24th February 2019

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Posted: 4th February 2019
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