We are very much looking forward to our Harvest Thanksgiving celebrations on Sunday 24th October at the 11.00 am and 7.00 pm services.
Because of the current restrictions we will not be in a position to decorate the church as we normally do, but we hope we will be able to have some flowers by that point.
We would encourage you to bring some non-perishable foodstuffs which will be distributed through The Larder Food Bank run from St. Christopher’s, Mersey Street. We have partnered with The Larder before and it’s a real beacon of hope and support for families going through desperately difficult times, so we hope you can get involved in that. In particular, The Larder would be grateful for tinned fish, custard and rice pudding.
The special preachers at our Harvest services are …
11.00 am: Revd. Adrian McCartney, Rector of Belvoir Parish
7.00 pm: Revd. Ross Wilson, Rector of St. John’s, Orangefield
We look forward to welcoming you in person or online
‘Come, ye thankful people, come’
The Larder Food Bank
Over the next few weeks we will all get our £100 High Street Voucher. This is great for the local economy, but it could also be great for those most in need.
Would you consider giving some of that £100 to provide food for those in your community who are struggling? Large price increases for electric and gas at the same time as a drastic cut to benefit payments means many face winter having to choose between heating and eating. The Larder is working to support hundreds of people across East Belfast every month and you can support our work in two ways.
1) While spending your card in a local food shop you could buy some provisions for us. We especially need tinned meat and fish, tinned veg and custard. these can be dropped by the Larder on Tuesday or Friday mornings 10-12 or Thursday evenings 7-8pm.
2) Or perhaps you could consider donating/tithing a percentage of your £100 saving to the work of The Larder. You can make donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/boringwells or write a cheque to ‘Boring Wells’ (our former name).
Also a big thank you to the lovely folks at the Refill Quarter and the Yoga Quarter for pledging 10% of all the high street voucher takings to The Larder. So grateful for the community care we experience from you all, let’s remember to keep our spending local!