The latest parish magazine is out, full of information about what is going on in your community here in North Farnham, and reflections on life and faith.
This month we consider generosity, particularly generosity of spirit, and celebrate the joy of the recent Confirmation service in the parish. There’s a collection of clothing and other items for refugees, a campaign for a new cancer centre, the return of Messy Church, an invitation to take part in the Big Draw and in a pet service and a reflection on the fact that pets are good for us. All these, along with local community news, local businesses and ideas, prayer and reflection, if you click below:
Tough times, and 2020 certainly falls into this category, can bring out the best as well as the worst in people, and this year we have seen acts of huge kindness and generosity with communities coming together to support each other with acts of service.
The theme of generosity has inspired an initiative by the Diocese of Guildford called Transforming Generosity which can help us gain a deeper understanding of God’s abundant generosity, to reflect on generous giving as part of our discipleship and worship, and to respond by continuing to build generous churches.
We will be focusing on this theme in our church services through the lens of the Gospel of Luke, but there is more that we can do as individuals. Every day this month there is a short daily audio reflection, each one looking at different passages in the Gospel of Luke and written by different contributors from across the diocese.
The reflections are available at www.cofeguildford.org.uk/generosity and will continue to be available beyond the end of the month. You can also sign up to receive a daily email link to the podcast reflections.
The new Share Farnham community store opened on Tuesday, May 12 and will be open Monday to Friday, from 10am to noon, at Hale Community Centre, GU9 0JH, and Farnham Maltings, GU9 7QR.
Share Farnham is full of free-to-borrow activities and equipment to help keep you busy and active and has been stocked thanks to the generosity of local people who have donated scores of books, games, puzzles, DVDs, toys and craft activities. Those who dropped off their donations at St George’s Church Hall have accounted for five tables’ worth of items, so thank you so much!
How to borrow
Simply visit the store at either venue between 10am and 12pm Monday to Friday, or if you cannot because you are shielding or self-isolating at home, please call the Farnham Coronavirus Helpline helpline on 01252 745446.
How to donate items
More donations are welcome and can be dropped at the Farnham Maltings or Hale Community Centre during store opening hours.
Some of the donations at the Hale Community Centre.
Pictured top: Enjoy puzzles and games. Picture by Debby Hudson on Unsplash.
Serving the Villages North of Farnham: Badshot Lea, Hale, Heath End & Weybourne