It was wonderful to celebrate Harvest together as a new church and to welcome the school children and their families, who obviously enjoyed their time with us as much as we enjoyed having them.
Thank you for all the gifts of food. A car load of tinned and packet food went to the Food Bank and was very gratefully received by ‘Church in the Peak’ who work hard delivering about 50 food bags to families each week. Several bags also went to ‘Church on the Bus’ via Keith Bamford.
The Food Bank needs a constant supply of food, particularly tinned meat and tinned vegetables so please continue to put items in the box in church or directly into the collection boxes in Matlock e.g. in Sainsbury’s, the Library, County Offices, Imperial Rooms.
Thank you to the team who organised the Harvest Supper which was enjoyed by all. Particular thanks to Paul (Vern) Johnson for entertaining us so well.
As a result of harvest collections, sale of jams/marmalade, harvest produce and profit from the harvest supper we have been able to send £475 to ‘All We Can’ which is a very pleasing total. If you are interested in continuing to support ‘All We Can’ their main appeal at the moment is for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. There are also Christmas Gifts catalogues available at the back of the church which contain a range of life-changing gifts e.g. £10 could provide 10 chickens to kick-start a family business in Zimbabwe, £41 could supply sheep to a farmer in a poor community in Ethiopia and £76 could provide poor marginalised women in Nepal with the ability to start two coffee nurseries. A letter of thanks from All We Can is on the noticeboard.