Monthly Newsletter

Dear Friends

The February freeze is upon us.  Thank God!  It’s supposed to be cold at this time of year.  On the positive side, the cold air and ground gives the seeds, bulbs and plants time to rest until it is time for Spring blossoms!  The not-so-positive side is obvious - the homeless, who are increasing in numbers and those living on tight budgets are freezing.  So, we keep them in our thoughts and prayers that they are kept warm with God’s love throughout the cold days ahead.  The truth is that through the freezing weather, we are given the opportunity to be guided by the Holy Spirit to share God’s love in practical ways with those who are struggling in various ways.  In this way, we proclaim the Good News that the Kingdom of God has drawn near.

On a separate topic, our Social committee is working up a full year of exciting activities and events at both Holy Cross and St Peter’s.  We can look forward to meeting up at the Monthly Rectory Coffee Mornings on the second Saturday each month, Monthly Havenstreet Market, the Lent Lunch in March in aid of Bishop’s appeal, Welcoming Mothering Sunday services, special prayer services during Holy Week,  Icon Workshop with Ruth Tuschling at Holy Cross June 6th,  BBQ at Havenstreet July 26, Ride and Stride Sept 14, a talk with Joy Wickens
Oct 19 (I can’t wait!), and others still to be confirmed. 

I am always so grateful to God for all of you and all the support you give to God’s churches here in Binstead, Havenstreet and Wootton.

May God bless you richly,