Saturday 16th November 8.30am at St P. This month we are praying for Christmas events.
Following on from the successful pre-Christmas Yard Sale last year we have been asked by members of the community to have another one. We thought that reusing and reducing spending on new items makes a great deal of sense for our planet.
Want to sell? Put £3.00 in an envelope, marked with your name and address and drop off at Toton Churches office, at the front of St Peter’s Church by Friday 1st November.
Want to buy? Maps will be available for £1 from local schools and Toton Church Office from 7th November and also available on the day from Toton Methodist Church where there will be refreshments and a table top sale to include people from Chetwynd Barracks.
Any questions? Contact Hilary
Hope Nottingham are looking forward to the next National Trussell Trust collection days with Tesco stores from 9am-5pm on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November. There will be shopping lists available for volunteers to pass onto the public to ask them to help feed the hungry at local foodbanks in the busy run up to Christmas. Other general information about Hope’s work will also be available. If you would like to help at Toton Tesco please contact Theresa Murray.
Saturday 23rd November 9.45am-1.45pm at Toton Methodist Church.
All Group Leaders and those who sometimes help to lead sessions are invited to a special morning of tailor-made training especially for Toton Churches to encourage, refresh and support you in your role. Led by guest speaker Andy Peck from CWR—writer, Bible teacher, course leader and small group trainer, and broadcaster for Premier Christian Radio. Welcome refreshments from 9.30am; buffet lunch provided.
To book your place contact Jacky Mewes or Rachel Day or the Office by 16th November.
Sunday 24th November 6.00pm at St Peter’s. You are invited to join us for Just Worship - an hour of musical praise and worship using songs both well-known and new to Toton Churches. Anyone who would like to Just Worship for an hour together would be welcome to join us. The music group will be setting up from 5.30pm with the time of worship beginning at 6.00pm. Further details from Andrew Pearson.
…Drum roll… Wait for it!... Good news… Advent Windows is running for one more year in 2019!
We are wanting to bring the good news of Christmas into the community of Toton through our Advent Windows, which will be running from 1-24 December. You may remember the fantastic window displays around Toton which were lit up each evening during Advent and the seasonal refreshments which welcomed people as we shared the Christmas story. Further details of this years event here and here.
You are invited to bring new, unwrapped toys, games and toiletries to donate as presents for children in Nottinghamshire to all our services on the 1st Sunday of Advent. Gift Ideas – Books, Jigsaws, Hair Accessories, Lego, Board Games, Dolls, Art/Craft Sets, Football Accessories, Vouchers, Bath time Accessories, Toiletry Sets, Make-up. Unfortunately we are unable to accept toy guns, toy soldiers, tanks or similar unsuitable toys.
They will go to The Great Notts Christmas Toy Appeal.
Thursday 4th December 7-8pm at St Peter’s Church. All the leaders and members of Youth Groups, Messy Church, The Zone and Uniformed Organisations in Toton are welcome.
Monday Lunch Club at 12 noon on 9th December at Toton Methodist Church—join us for a simple lunch of homemade soup, roll and a pudding , followed by Community Tea and Carols at 2pm—especially suitable for people with memory and physical difficulties, their carers & family.
Saturday 14th December 5-6pm in the illuminated gardens at Toton Methodist Church. Seasonal refreshments, hot chocolate, fruit punch etc.
St Peter's Church Thursday 19th December 3-5pm
Join us at 6pm at St Peter's Church.
A family celebration named after the Christingles that are lit during the service. Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle. We also hold a collection for The Children's Society to support children and young people.
Saturday 11 January at Toton Methodist 9.30am-12
This is especially for those on TM Church Council who missed the training we did earlier this year, but is also suitable for any St P’s members who need to attend training.
Wednesday 29 January at Toton Methodist 7-9.30pm
This refresher training is also suitable for any St P’s members who need to update their training. Training should be updated every 3 years. (The CofE now recognises Methodist Safeguarding training)