Friends Newsletter

July 2019

Many thanks to all of you who supported us at the Grove and Wantage Extravaganza last month, both by visiting the stall and by helping to set up and take down. Despite some rain, we had a very positive day and were able to serve a good number of people.

While we were at the Extravaganza, the shop was closed for some essential electrical work to be done by CDC electrical. We are very grateful to everyone who donated money so quickly once the appeal went out and enabled this vital work to go ahead.

Thank you also to everyone who came to our recent AGM, where we were able to share some of our future plans. If you would like a copy of the draft minutes, please let me know.

Anything by Hannah Dunnett is proving very popular. She has a distinctive style that incorporates scripture quotations into colourful, flowing designs. I am pleased to say that we now have a new selection of cards as well as 2020 calendars. Last year these went like hot cakes, so get yours early!

Our customers and friends continue to be very generous, and one example is that our marble jar is now looking quite full! During the summer holidays we are going to use some of these marbles to offer free breakfasts to school children who would be eligible for free school meals (and their parents). We hope this will be a great chance to support local families. Please pray for us to be able to reach those who would benefit most from this.

Our Make and Bake for Under-5s every Friday continues to be popular and we’ve had a number of new children this last term—and as many grandparents as parents! The last session for this school year will be on Friday 19th July and then we will start up again when the schools go back in September.

Our main meal this month is sausage and mash with onion gravy and will be served at 12.30pm on Wednesday 31st July.

Our monthly prayer breakfast is a time to get together and pray for the Cornerstone as well as have fellowship with others while enjoying coffee/tea and croissants. Our prayer breakfast in July will be on Saturday 13th July from 8.30am–9.30am. I hope to see you there!

God bless,

Sarah Shewring

Hannah Dunnett designs, marbles & breakfasts, and more

Grove and Wantage Extravaganza, AGM, and more

Christian Aid week, the marble jar, dates for your diary

Easter eggs, Easter cards, the marble jar, and more

Lent, Mothering Sunday, Easter cards and Real Easter Eggs

New kitchen manager, concert for Cornerstone, and more