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Wednesday 26 February 2.00 pm Film Afternoon Since our Lent Course,is based on ‘The King's Speech and doesn’t use the film scenes sequentially, Gill is showing the film on Ash Wednesday. There will be a brief intermission with choc ices and tea. Come along and enjoy the whole film!

Lent Course starting March 4th We will be using a course called Finding a Voice by Hilary Brand based on the popular film The King's Speech on Wednesdays 2 pm -3.15 pm in the Wesley Hall. There will be five sessions, but if you can't commit all of them please don't worry as notes and the video will be available to borrow.Wed 4 March - The stuff of nightmares ; the power of friendship;
Wed 11 March - Chasing the dream or fulfilling the calling; 
Wed 18 March -Pressing forward & breaking through; 
Wed 25 March - Poisonous words and profane responses; 
Wed 1 April - Faith in our voice.

Our Jigsaw Festival is on Saturday 7 March from 10 am to 4 pm. We are hoping there will be a lot of visitors, so we will need plenty of people to help on the day. There is a sign-up sheet in the Upper Foyer – do please sign up and/or speak to Gill, Frieda, or Steve & Denise Carter. We will also need people to help put the already completed jigsaws together on boards any time from 10 am to 3 pm on the Wednesday,Thursday and Friday beforehand (ie 4,5 and 6 March) – no need to sign up for this – just turn up when you can. Finally, we need your completed jigsaws as soon as possible, please, and by Sunday 23 February at the latest.Thank you!

Sunday 8 March WiLos Lunch for anyone who would otherwise be on their own. After the morning service. No need to book – just let Angela Finbow or Frieda Wilson know you are coming.

Saturday 28 March 2.00 pm Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion (or just come to listen). At Abbey Lane Chapel, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, CB10 1AG. Followed by light refreshments.

Fair Trade Easter Eggs Please sign the list on the bookstall door to order these. Original milk chocolate £3.99; dark chocolate £5.50; box of 6 cream eggs £5.00; special edition with wooden holding cross £9.99.

Mark Wiffen is raising money for the children's charity Holibobs. The charity provides holidays for children suffering from cancer and leukaemia. The challenge is to complete as many climbs as you can in 24 hours of Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons. At 2,907 ft, completing 10 Y Fan is the equivalent of climbing Everest.….. tenuous maybe, but it just shows the enormity of achieving the full ten climbs. For your sponsorship Mark has set up a Just giving page, alternatively Mark also has a sponsorship form should you wish to donate directly to him. The challenge takes place over the 24 hrs from 6 pm on 9 May.

Leo & Hilary Cheng are serving on the Mercy Ship in Senegal from 2–15 February. Leo will be doing much needed and long overdue operations on very poor patients, and Hilary will be acting as Chaplain, praying with patients and leading worship. They appreciate our prayers.

Recycling – Don’t forget we now have recycling bins, so make sure you bring crisp packets, Pringles tubes and lids (Pringles only, please) and flexible can holders to church for recycling. More info on the notice board by the ramp. We also have a small bin for crisp packets which are taken to the Holy Trinity Night Shelter. If you have a large bag of crisp packets, please take them directly to the Night Shelter's bin at the back the Holy Trinity as our bin quickly gets filled up.