The theme for this year’s Gift Day is ‘Mission through Youth and Children’.
Your gifts can be given to our Minister, Revd Sue Keegan von Allmen, in the Dovetail Centre Café between 10am and 12noon
Church Council wants to focus on some aspects of our work with young people, and to raise funds for some useful extras including the following:
• New staging for Hand In Hand puppets
• Portable lighting for the puppets
• Small tables and chairs for various children’s groups
• A speaker bar for the Dovetail TV for Messy Church
There will be other items to add to this list, but the total costs are anticipated to be under £10,000.
The great thing about these items is that they will be of use in other areas of Church life. For example, the portable lighting will be beneficial for Drama Group productions and the improved sound for the TV could be used by Women’s Fellowship, Curious Café and more.
If you have any thoughts please see Chris Goodhead, Keith Cole or Anne Heath and your suggestions would be most welcome.
Please give some thought and prayer time as to whether you will be able to use this opportunity to make a one-off additional financial gift to the Church.
As ever with the Gift Day, the hope is that excess funds will be raised so that a contribution can also be made to general funds.
There is a particular need this year because we have a forecast deficit and there has already been some significant exceptional expenditure on renewing the office computers and costs arising from the quinquennial property inspection.
It will be two years since we held the last Gift Day with the focus on the Dovetail Centre. The Café refurbishment has of course been a great success, and excess funds raised in 2017 have helped to balance the Church accounts.