Hazelwell Church

Weekly Contact 29th November

27 Nov 2020 • Weekly Notices

Hazelwell Weekly Contact 29th November 2020

Autumn colour in Highbury Park

We are delighted to announce that we will be back in church from next week December 6th

This will take the form of a Christingle service

Prayers are requested for

Moira and her family

All those facing financial difficulties as Christmas approaches

Those missing loved ones who are in hospital or care homes without visitors

Parish update

21 members of the congregation again joined us on Zoom for last Sunday’s Zoom service led by Val Harris

The arch Deacon Revd Canon Jenny Tomlinson has offered to take a communion service on Christmas day.

Sunday Worship resources

There are broadcast Sunday services each week on radio & television as follows:-

Radio 4. 8.10am. Sunday Worship

BBC 1 1.15 pm. Songs of Praise

Janet Thomas will lead this week’s Hazelwell service on Zoom (Order of service attached)

All Welcome- click the link to join


Meeting ID: 834 7442 9742

Passcode: 371183

B30 Foodbank – w/e NOVEMBER 21st 2020

Distribution of food
lients or their representatives will need to collect the parcels from B30Foodbank, Quaker Friends Meeting House 23aWatford Road B30 1JB on Tuesday and Friday between 1.30 and 3.30pm.
Last week On Tuesday we fed 32 people 18adults and 14children on 13 vouchers
On Friday we fed 55 people 32adults and 23children on 24 vouchers
we used 719 kilograms of food and received in donations 2197kgs

Urgently needed (red for app)
Instant coffee, Instant hot chocolate, Instant potatoes, Tinned potatoes, Squash Long life Fruit Juice
Gender neutral roll-on deodorants, Toilet rolls
Needed (amber for app)Meat (ham, corned beef, pork slices, meat chunks) Tinned fruit in juice Tinned or carton custard
Tinned rice pudding Tinned tomatoes Tea Tinned spaghetti, Tinned macaroni cheese, Jam/honey/peanut butter, 1st stage infant milk (Cow and Gate) Biscuits, UHT whole milk (blue) Tinned veg (carrots, peas, sweet corn), Rice, Pasta sauce, Laundry liquid, Washing up liquid, Shampoo, Cereal, porridge, Shower gel, Single soap bars ,Single pack tooth brushes (not multi-packs), Toothpaste Disposable razors,
Not needed (green for app)

Baby food, Non-diary milk gluten free products Baked beans, Dry pasta, Instant noodles/pasta, Tinned fish, Soup, Meat products (spag Bol, sausages in beans, meat balls), UHT milk (green/red),Christmas puddings, Mince pies, Stollen or Christmas cake, Advent calendars Carrier bags, Pet food, Non essential or gender specific toiletries or beauty products, Sugar, Snack bars, Crisps, Fresh food, Nappies, Baby wipes, Face wipes, Toilet wipes. Sanitary wear,

Foodbank App. The app is updated weekly. Go to your app provider and download Foodbank Redemption Media and then open B30 .
Warehousing: B30 Foodbank Warehouse, is at 17 Castle Rd, Kings Norton Business Park, B30 3HZ. 2.00-4.00 on Tuesday and Friday.B30 Foodbank, The Cotteridge Church, 24 Pershore Road South.info@b30foodbank.org.uk 07582 143972
B30 Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust’s UK-wide foodbank network

Advent reflection

From: Peter Mallinson, Curate of Allestree St Edmund and Darley Abbey St Matthew

The vivid colours and fantastic hues of the coppered autumn have long since faded into silvered memory. But we have been given a promise: a promise of God’s faithfulness and constant love; a promise of the birth we celebrate in December, a promise of a child.

Christ came in the darkness. God sent us a small packaged Hope that brought new light, hope and fulfilment in hope to this world.

There are many things we look forward to; the dew that hangs from suspended webs like diamonds, dripping and dazzling in the sun; the cold, crisp crunch of frost; that new crisp, bright green that is only seen in that first spring of early morning. Christ is our new spring green.

We cannot stop the cycle of the seasons: we cannot stop the love that is in God; we cannot stop the Holy Spirit who brought Jesus Christ into the world.

God revealed himself in Christ just as Spring will reveal itself in new growth. In the darkness, know that we are not alone in life; know that “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life”(John3 vs16); know that we are not alone.

And know that in God “all things have their due season”” a time for every matter under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3 vs 1).

So together let us look forward to Spring, to the things we can do as a community together, to help each other, to help each other in this darkness. We can move forward into the light, as God in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit calls us to do in this season ofAdvent.