On Saturday 23rd October we’ll be cleaning the church in preparation for our Harvest Thanksgiving service here at St Andrew’s on Sunday 24th. Can you come along and help out? Please contact me in the church office if you can: firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting at 10.00 a group of volunteers from the congregation will be doing a variety of jobs such as polishing and brass cleaning to make the church look its best for the service on Sunday 24th.
The Harvest service is always a timely reminder of how fortunate we are to live as we do and to remember that countless others do not enjoy the same privileges and good fortune. To turn our gratitude into a real and positive act we once again ask you to donate foodstuffs with a long shelf life, and/or personal hygiene articles which we will collect and donate to the Pfarrer Sieber Sozialwerke in Zürich, https://www.swsieber.ch
For the last 30 years the charity has been assisting homeless people in Zürich, often enabling many to reintegrate into society and find work and a permanent home.
Please bring your donations of items such as:
- Mashed potato mix, polenta, pasta
- Sugar, flour
- Tinned peas, carrots, tomatoes, tuna fish
- Olive oil sunflower oil, vinegar
- Eistee mix, cocoa powder, Ovomaltine
Personal hygiene articles
- Shower gel, shampoo, body lotion
- Toothbrushes, toothpaste
- Disposable razors, shaving foam, aftershave
to us at the following times:
Wednesday 20th October between 09.00 and 13.00
Saturday 23rd October between 10.00-12.00
On Sunday 24th your gifts will be collected from you on arrival at the church.
The collection taken during the service will be matched by St Andrew’s and the total amount donated to the Salvation Army’s Open Heart programme: https://openheart.heilsarmee.ch which assists homeless and needy people in Zurich.
We thank you in advance for your time, work and generosity.
Ruth Bailey, Church Administrator