Our weekly notice sheet provides information about events during the coming week and later on. To view the latest issue click here.
Outlook is the Newsletter for the whole parish of St Luke's delivered to all 3,400 houses three times a year, free of charge. Print copies are also available from church - the Christmas 2014 edition is now available, and the next one is out in mid-March.
The Christmas Outlook has an article from vicar Mark Fraser about Making Room This Christmas for Mary, Joseph and Jesus. There's a feature on the local work of charity Jericho Road supporting those involved in the sex industry; an item on the Leahurst Road Pre-School; mention of the new headteachers Aiden Sharp at Pierrepont Gamston and Stuart Edmonds at Abbey Road; how families have been adopting the Mexican Posadas tradition of hosting a knitted Mary and Joseph for one 24 hour stage of their journey to Bethlehem; links through Mark and Yancy Holden with Latin Link's work with children in Colombia; and a timely call to look out for our neighbours in Winter. You can also find details of all the Christmas Services at St Luke's.
To view the current Outlook click here
The CAP Money Course is back!
We recently finished another of our popular money management courses. The CAP Money Course typically runs over three Wednesday evenings and is free. It offers practical tips on how to budget, save and spend and it's a great way to get a grip on your finances. Click here for more information about the most recent courses or email the church office to register your interest for our next course.
St Luke's is part of the Anglican Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham. Nifty Notes is the monthly news and information sheet from the Diocese. To see the current Nifty Notes scroll to the bottom of the page.
Dads & Tods - Warning: may contain bacon (or sausage)
Dads and offspring (age 0-4) meet on the third Saturday of each month (except in August) for play and story and songs and fun. We usually get between 15 and 20 Dads (the record was 24 in November 2014) plus their toddlers and babies and the occasional grandpa. In June we had a well attended family party with mummies and siblings and a bouncy castle - over 90 attended.
The dates for 2015 are 17 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May, 20 June (the next day will be Fathers' Day), 18 July, [we don't meet in August], 19 Sept, 17 Oct, 21 Nov and 19 Dec. In Feb we made bread, and in March we will do some African Drumming and look at the Palm Sunday story.
It runs from 10 am till 11.30 am and there's a bacon (or sausage) butty as standard. Red sauce or brown? Cost - still just £1 per dad.
Plans for 2015 include a spring breakfast, a summer trip to Castle Rock Brewery, an autumn curry evening, and a Golf Day at Oxton on 13 June. We'll also fit in a "Grill The Vicar" session in a local hostelry with retired priest Alistair McGregor. And there will be monthly catch-ups at The Gamston Lock starting on 9 February from 7.30 pm.
In November 55 men enjoyed a curry evening at Bombay Bridgford. We listened to a talk from Aiden Sharp, newly appointed head-teacher at Pierrepont Gamston, one of the three primary schools in the parish. Earlier, author Dave Hopwood spoke at a men's breakfast on 8 November about the Jesus-like qualities in characters in modern films.
Prime Time meets at 2 pm at Church on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Fellowship, food and a speaker.
Fellowship on Foot
A group of walkers sets off from St Luke's at 9.30 am on the last Friday of the month. The walks are usually about five or six miles in Derbyshire and then end up in a tea room. Anyone with boots, waterproofs and a packed lunch will be most welcome. Further details from the Church Office.