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Food Bank URGENT - FoodBank Food Swap

As you may be aware the numbers of people of using the foodbank has sadly increased and our stocks are therefore going down. One of our ongoing challenges is an imbalance in our stock of food and we wanted to ask if you could help us?

Currently, we have excessive stocks of baked beans, pulses, soup, cereal and dry pasta whilst for other items we have no reserves at all. This causes us storage difficulties but, more importantly, means we may struggle to always provide a balanced diet for clients and their families.

In an effort to address this issue we have an idea –

FoodBank Food Swap

and we will be keen to know if you would take part. We would see this working as follows:

1. We will supply your Church a crate or 2 of what we have excess of and a couple of empty crates to the church

2. You would invite your congregation to take home a tin of beans or packet of pasta or box of cereal and in return donate an item that we urgently need such as:

a.-tinned meat

b.-tinned meat pies

c.- long life fruit juice

d.- cooking sauce (not pasta sauce)

3. The FoodBank will collect the donated products when the crate is full.

If you could help then please email us on foodbank@generation.org.uk or call 0208 786 8221 with the amount of mixed crates you think you could take and we will then arrange getting the food to you? We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks

Jonathan Lees, Senior Leader, Generation Church, Epsom & Ewell Foodbank

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What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, it’s free, and everyone’s welcome.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions

and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world.

Millions of people have tried Alpha, all around the world, and it's been translated into 112 different languages.

Developed as a short course in 1990 by Nicky Gumbel running Alpha and found that many people outside of the church wanted to explore the Christian faith. Alpha now runs in every part of the global church, including the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and all mainline Protestant denominations.

Find an Alpha near you

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view - wherever they are in the world.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith and it runs all around the globe even in EPSOM

Most of the Courses in Epsom start again after the 2018 holiday period so come back to this page and local Courses will appear here.

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A new initiative of care and concern are a home for vulnerable/homeless people in the town which is being set up through a partnership between Churches Together in Epsom and the Christian charity, Hope into Action

 It is our hope that this project will be a very real help to many – in addition to so much else

 that Churches Together in Epsom and others are already involved in doing.

More online information is HERE

Chris Shaw - Chair CTiE

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Cake Stall Initiative

You may be aware that Pret a Manager have just opened next to Metro Bank in town. We talked to their management because we did not want any conflict of interest. They have given their blessings for us to continue with the Cake Stall every third Saturday of the month. Praise God.

Cake Stall dates for the next 12 months (always the third Saturday of the month excluding the whole month of August),

 ‘Taste & See’ Cake Stall:

Can You Help?

 There’s an opportunity to join a number of teams to provide FREE muffins, cupcakes and hot and cold drinks at the “Taste & See” cake stall in Epsom town centre from 11am to 1pm on every third Saturday of each month.

And if you like things logistical, there’s plenty more to do setting up and crashing down at the event. How often you help is entirely up to you – just let us know for planning purposes

And if you like things logistical, there’s plenty more to do setting up and crashing down at the event. How often you help is entirely up to you – just let us know for planning purposes.

Besides seeking the above, we are looking to develop a network of reps for this ministry from various churches in Epsom to share the vision as it grows. If you are curious about joining this ministry in either capacity, please contact Bukai Palmer on 07519967970 who would be happy to answer your questions and see how you may bless others with the talents and skills God has given you.

Regards Bukai and MorganPalmer

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Everyone is welcome

to the monthly afternoon teas being held at

St Martin's Church, Epsom

Church Street, Epsom, KT17 4PX

 

Tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes will be served to anyone who lives on their own or needs company or just wants to be part of a group.

All for a small donation.

If you would like to come, please ring Linda on 01372 274995 so that we have some idea of numbers.

We look forward to seeing you.

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EACH

 

Easy Access Church, a place where ALL are welcomed, included and encouraged

A new venture – a short church service especially geared for those with learning disabilities – followed by refreshments

Sunday 22 July 3:00pm

All Saints Church Hall, Fulford Road, West Ewell KT19 9QY

ALL are Welcome

More information Paula Smith

0208 337 2957 Or 077702421345

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Will you help us to create a dementia-friendly borough?

Join the Epsom and Ewell Local Dementia Action Alliance

The number of people estimated to be living with dementia in Surrey is over 16,000.

In Epsom and Ewell, it is around 1,030.

The Epsom & Ewell Local Dementia Action Alliance (LDAA) aims to support these people and raise the profile of dementia issues within the borough.

·        Find out what joining the Alliance means to you and your business.

 calling 01372 732 457, text or phone on 0770 306 1470

 or email dorahmay.hancock@ageconcernepsom.org.uk

Thank you so much for taking an interest in this very exciting new initiative.

Dorah May Hancock

Epsom & Ewell Local Dementia Action Alliance Co-ordinator

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     The Trefoil Guild
 

TREFOIL GUILD  EPSOM DISTRICT

The Trefoil Guild offers you the space to be with friends, undertake challenges and laugh together. If you enjoy adventure, travel and helping Girlguiding UK and other charities, join us!

Every guild is different to suit the interests, time and abilities of its members, so you could choose one that specialises in photography or walking or music or activities as shown below.

The Trefoil Guild is open to anyone over the age Of 18, so whether you are at university and want to keep in touch with guiding.

Membership types

• If you hold a role in Guiding or Scouting you will find that joining the Trefoil Guild is for you!

• If you were in Guiding or Scouting and enjoyed the camaraderie of friends with a similar outlook, you will find that in a Trefoil Guild near you!

• If you are having a break from Guiding or Scouting you will find Trefoil Guild is the place to be!

Even if you have never been involved in either Guiding or Scouting, there is always a warm welcome for anyone who likes the idea of learning something new, travelling, meeting new people or getting involved in local Guiding and Scouting projects.

Become a full member:

• If you are 18 or over and

• You have been a member of either Guiding or Scouting or

• You are willing to make the Guide or Scout Promise.

Become an affiliate member:

• If you are 18 or over and

• If you subscribe to the aims and principles of Guiding and Scouting but are not able to make the Promise.

Membership benefits include:

• Opportunities to join with members at local, regional and national events.

• A full-colour magazine three times a year

The Epsom District Guild meet monthly, usually the last Thursday of the month, for a variety of meetings and lunches at different venues plus in the summer trips of interest such as Watts Gallery, Polesden Lacy National Trust, the Lavender Fields in full bloom, Thames river trip, Nonsuch Park and Museum, etc.

We also support other Trefoil Guilds up to County level

To know more or join us contact Eve Douthwaite e-mail Chair Epsom Trefoil