St Columba's Corby

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Letter from Ian 5th December

Hello Everyone,

I am delighted that we will be able to gather for worship again from tomorrow. If you have not had an invitation to one of our services and would like one please do get in touch. It would also be good to hear from you if you would like to go to one of our services on Sunday 20th December (when we will be showing our Nativity Play filmed at home) at 9am, 10.30am or 5pm; Christmas Eve (a repeated safe but interactive service) at 3.30pm or 5pm; or Christmas Day (Family Communion) at 10.30am.

We are continuing to provide the online service and thank you to David Bavin for producing this week's service. The PDF of the service is here and the link is: Sunday 6th December 2020 - YouTube

SHOEBOXES
Tomorrow is the last date for dropping off shoeboxes, so if you still have a box please bring it with you to church or drop it off during one of the services if possible.

DOORSTEP CAROLS
Please remember our Doorstep Carols initiative which Kevin introduced last week. This is a simple way of connecting with your neighbours and sharing some seasonal cheer in a socially distanced and legal way! All you need to do is print off the invitations (OR ask Kevin or me to deliver some to you) and then post them to your neighbours. Then find out who's coming and who needs a carol sheet (print off OR ask Kevin or me to deliver some to you) and then have a radio tuned to BBC Radio Northampton on Wednesday 16th December at 6pm and gather on your doorstep (or wherever you can see your neighbours) and join them singing!

OTHER ATTACHMENTS
I am pleased to include a new ENERGIZE EXTRA Activity Pack - this will be printed out for any children in church tomorrow but otherwise do print it out and use at home. Don't forget there are also the extra Advent Activities from Open Doors sent out last week.
Steve's latest puzzles are here, and we can look forward to a new printed edition of SCANS, out in time for Christmas.
There is also a final Prayer Letter from Derek and Jane Waller, which reminds me that it is their online farewell service on Thursday at 4.30pm. To take part in this you need to go to the following link and book a FREE place:
 Derek and Jane's Event of Thanksgiving Tickets, Thu 10 Dec 2020 at 16:30 | Eventbrite

AND FINALLY
Linda Angus' god-daughter Molly Stewart, who used to be part of Energize, is taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support's "Brave the  Shave" to raise money, as well donating her hair (and there's lots of it) to the Little Princess Trust. If you would like to support Molly you can donate online, and see before and (after the shave on 16th December) after pictures, at the following link:
Profile | Brave The Shave (macmillan.org.uk)

God bless you all and keep you safe in this Advent Season.

Ian

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