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General Election 2019  Churches Together in Britain and Ireland now have a dedicated website bringing together information from across the Churches relating to the forthcoming General Election on 12 December 2019.  The website can be found at https://ctbi.org.uk/uk-general-election-2019.  There will be a General Election Hustings on Tuesday, 10 December 7.30-9.30pm at Bishops’ Stortford Baptist Church, Twyford Road, CM23 3LJ.  This is your opportunity to question candidates from all the main Parties.  Do not miss it!  Please send your questions to: bpshustings@gmail.com.  Doors open 7.00pm - you are urged to arrive no later than 7.15pm.  For more information, please contact 07846 067172.  The Hustings is organised by Churches Together in Bishop’s Stortford.

Saturday 14 December 7.00pm The Salvation Army Community Carols at our church featuring Hadleigh Temple Band & Timbreltastic.  Collection for the local Salvation Army community fund, which will support the toy appeal.  Come and celebrate Christmas with us!

Company at Christmas  Would you like to join a wonderful Christmas occasion?  Every year, under the banner of Churches Together in Bishop’s Stortford, we give a party for anyone in our Town who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day. This is a happy and popular event and is enjoyed by guests and helpers alike.  How can you be involved? There are FIVE ways you can help:

1. Be a Christmas DAY Volunteer, helping to look after our guests

2. Be a Christmas EVE Volunteer, preparing for the event.

3. Be a Christmas Day Driver, bringing guests to the hall and taking them home later.

4. Be a Christmas Day Entertainer and do a turn between 2 and 4pm on the day.

5. Cook a Christmas Turkey and bring it to the hall at 10.00am on the day.

For more information, see the information/sign-up sheets on the New Hall notice board or speak to Frieda Wilson.  Note:  There is a meeting for all volunteers (except drivers) on Wednesday 4 December at 8.00pm.

Salvation Army Toy Appeal 2019  As you know, each year we provide toys and gifts for families in Bishop’s Stortford and East Herts who are involved with intervention teams.  Now that the Ware Salvation Army has closed, we are the only Salvation Army group in East Herts.  Although we are small, we are committed to helping ALL the families across East Herts, meaning we could expect up to 100 families to be referred, with over 300 children.  And so we approach our friends in local churches to see if anyone would like to donate a toy or two?  Once again, The Entertainer store in Jackson Square will very kindly match any toy purchased from them for the Salvation Army during the period 1-16 November – so could you help?  See my letter on the Upper Foyer notice board for more details, or contact me on 507464 or megan.kervin@salvationarmy.org.uk.  Thank you.  Megan Kervin

Do you love ‘Strictly’? – would you like to learn a Latin dance free of charge from a professional?  Then this is for you.  We are having a fun evening to raise money to help bring an end to modern slavery in the UK and beyond.  Contact Clive Weir for more information on 07952 835781.