The Week Ahead

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Sunday 15th 12.00 noon: General Church Meeting

Wednesday 18th 10.30 am: Coffee Stop

12.15 pm: Midweek Service led by Sue Jones

Thursday 19th 10.30 am: Age UK Indoor Kurling

12.30 pm: Taunton Pop-In at URC

7.30 pm: Vivary Group and Men's Forum


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JOYCE MORGAN: The funeral for Joyce Morgan will be on Tuesday 17th September, 2.30pm at the Crematorium.

HARVEST FESTIVAL DECORATION: If you could please bring all your contributions either floral, greenery or other to the church by Saturday 28th September as we will be commencing decorating at 9.30am. If anyone could come and help that would be wonderful. Anne B.

CHURCH FLOWER ROTA: I will soon be thinking about next year’s flower rota and unfortunately there are going to be several gaps. If you could possibly contribute in some way please let me know asap. I am very grateful to all who help. Thank you, Anne B.

INDUCTION OF THE NEW MINISTER AT TAUNTON BAPTIST CHURCH: Saturday 28th September at 2 pm. The service will be followed by tea in the Baptist Church Hall. The church would like approximate numbers, so please would you let Rev Deborah know if you are intend to go.

MWiB AUTUMN DISTRICT DAY: Thursday 10th October, at Watchet Methodist Church, Harbour Road, Watchet, TA23 OAQ from 11am - 3.30pm (coffee from 10am: and tea afterwards). The day will include the Induction of the MWiB District President: Rev Jane Sperring and afternoon speaker Rev Mike Robins representing the charity Compassion.

A YEAR OF RURAL WORSHIP: God in Farm, Field and Village. A Devon Churches Rural Forum Workshop - with the Diocese of Exeter Worship, Prayer and Spirituality Group, Growing the RuralChurch Project and the Farming Community Network on Saturday 12th October 2019, 9.30 am to 1 pm followed by shared lunch at Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow. Please contact Revd Penelope Dobbin, if you wish to attend.

SEEDS OF SILENCE: Saturday 16th November, 10.30am - 3.30pm at Halberton Methodist Church (EX16 7AF). Alison Woolley will lead the November ‘Life Rhythms’ quiet day. There are 24 places available. Please secure yours by emailing Anne Browse as soon as possible.

TEMPLE'S GENERAL CHURCH MEETING will be held after the service on TODAY. We shall conclude by 1pm. The GCM is the main opportunity of the year for everyone in the church to assess our work and mission, and to share ideas about how we can respond to God's call over the coming year. Each person in the congregation is a unique and valued part of the Body of Christ in this place, and all are invited, members and non-members alike. I hope you will be able to stay and contribute to our time together. A booklet will be available before the meeting, containing various reports from many different areas of our church life.

POP-IN Active Living for over 50s: Thursday 19th September at URC: 12.30 Light Lunch: £2.50. 2pm: Fire Safety in the home. All over 50s welcome. Just turn up.

MEN'S FORUM AND VIVARY GROUP: Thursday 19th September at 7.30pm in room 12. Revd Chris Brown will be giving a talk. All are welcome.

FOOD SAFETY COURSE: There will be a Food Safety Course at Temple on Monday 23rd September, 9.30am - 4.30pm. The course is open to any but if you may have reason to prepare or serve food on behalf of the work you do in the church, the cost will be covered by the church. The course offers the Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (which is equivalent to the previous Basic Food Hygiene Level).

MIDDLEZOY SALAD & SWEET LUNCH: An invitation to our Salad & Sweet lunch on Thursday 26th September serving from 12noon Please don't be late or you may be disappointed! Charge: £5 (proceeds for chapel funds).