Friends Newsletter

September 2019
It’s been a busier summer at Cornerstone than previous years. As you know, at the end of July we started our summer outreach. We have been providing free breakfasts to local children and their families who are entitled to free school meals and over the summer we have provided 237 breakfasts. The marble jar along with some generous donations has covered the costs but do continue to buy marbles for future needs.

Don’t forget we have a good supply of Bible Reading Notes – do browse the various options available. We can take orders for these, so you know you will have them regularly if you wish. We do also have bible notes for children and booklets aimed specifically for moving up to secondary school.

Our Book Sale has now finished but don’t forget we do have a really good selection of books on the shelves both for children and adults.

Our Make and Bake for the Under 5s started up again on 6th September. Some of our regulars have now left to go to school so we are hoping for new people to come along. If you are, or know, a parent or grandparent of an under 5 do join us. This is held every Friday in term time from 9.30-11am.

The new ‘Painted Bear’ range of cards and pictures is very popular, as is the 2020 calendar – do get yours while stocks last! The Hannah Dunnett, Eddie Askew and Leonard Smith calendars are all also now in.

We are very grateful for all those volunteers who have helped out, especially taking on additional slots, during the summer while other staff and volunteers have been away. There are some regular slots during the week and on Saturdays that we do not have covered. So we are still in need of more volunteers. If you are able to help or know of anyone who might be interested, then do please let me know.

Our Christmas Lunch menu is now available and bookings are open. We do already have people booked in; so even if it does seem a long way away, you need to consider booking soon so you don’t miss out on the date and time that suits you. We don’t need to know your menu choices yet but we will need £5 deposit.

Our main meal this month is chicken thighs with creamy mushroom sauce, and will be served at 12.30pm on Wednesday 25th September. It is really helpful if you can contact us in advance to book for the meal.

You may have read in the paper that we were once again awarded 5 Stars by Scores on the Doors following the visit by the Environmental Health Officer. It was back in June now; so I apologise for not letting you know sooner. It is a tribute to our hard working kitchen staff.

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 next one will be this Saturday 14th September from 8.30-9.30am. I hope to see you there.

God bless,

Sarah Shewring

Bible reading notes, Make & Bake, new stock, and more

Summer outreach, "My Painted Bear", book sale

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