Friends Newsletter

October 2018
Autumn is a time for change, and we’ve seen many a yellow, red or brown leaf blow in the door of Cornerstone; so we know it is here. Sadly the biggest change for us this autumn is that we will be saying “Goodbye” to Esther. Esther has been with us now for two and a half years starting as Trainee Assistant Manager and progressing to Assistant Manager. She has been a real asset and has done a brilliant job leading the kitchen team. Excitingly, she is going to be the new Cafe Manager at Crocodiles of the World near Carterton. Her last day is 13th October, so do pop in on that day, or before, if you would like to wish her well.
As you can imagine, Esther’s leaving will leave us with quite a gap in the team. In the first instance, we are advertising for someone temporary to fill in on Thursdays and Saturdays until after Christmas. If you know anyone who might be interested, please do pass our details on.

Books are My Bag is a yearly promotion supported by the Booksellers Association. This year it is being promoted on 6th October, and we are joining in. From 6th to 12th October, if you buy any book on our shelves, you will get a FREE Cornerstone shopping bag (only one bag per customer)! We have a huge range of books on the shelf, for all ages and tastes, and I would be surprised if anyone was unable to find a suitable book. Come in and see!

Our Christmas bookings have now been open since the first week of September and we have filled more than half the places available. Do call in or email us if you would like to make a booking while we still have space available. On the subject of Christmas, if you are looking to get prepared early, we have already got a range of Christmas cards, Advent candles, calendars and diaries in the shop. Christmas biscuits and chocolates are also on the way.

This month’s Hot Meal Special will be Lasagne with vegetables or side salad and garlic bread, served at 12.30pm on 31st October 2018.

The monthly Prayer Breakfast will be on Saturday 13th October at 8.30am.

God bless,

Sarah Shewring

Staff changes, and book sales

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AGM, new coffee machine, Make & Bake, and more

Maternity leave, coffee machine, Extravaganza, and more

World War I lecture, Christian Aid week, dementia-friendliness, and more

Real Easter Eggs, Grove Extravaganza, and more