November 2013

Christmas Fair - Saturday 30 November 2013

Fareham URC's Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 30th November 2013 from 9.30am to 2.00pm. Entrance free - all are welcome.

Stalls will include

Cakes- a wonderful selection of large and small cakes to eat straight away, or keep for the festivities.
Plants - for your garden or to use as presents for friends.
Gifts - come along and choose something for that special someone.
Crafts - more goodies to treat yourself or give away.
'Going Potty' - flower pots with a secret inside.
Preserves and Sweets - homemade goodies to tempt you.
Traidcraft - buy food and goods to help others.
WOW - jewellery and bags made from waste material by a women's group in the Philippines.
Fill a Shoebox - choose little things to make a child happy as part of Operation Christmas Child.
Santa's Grotto - walk through a winter wonderland to visit Santa who will be ready to give away some small toys.

These things and many more will be waiting at our Christmas market. Come and see, refresh yourself with a coffee, nibble a cake or stay for some lunch.

All ages are welcome - we may even hear the choir sing some carols to get us in the Christmas mood!

Fareham United Reformed Church remembers...

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God our Father
You have been our help in the past
You are our hope for the future
and we praise you.

In the storms of our personal lives
and of national life
Ultimately we have come home to you
and found you, waiting with arms outstretched in welcome,
and we praise you.

You existed before time began
and when all things are complete
You’ll still be there.
And yet you care for every hair on the head
Of every girl and boy, man and woman
On the face of the planet,
Whatever their country or colour or creed,
However good or bad they may be.
and we praise you.

On this Remembrance Sunday
We ask you, Father, to help us remember
Those who have died in wars between your children
Fighting for what they believed to be right.
Help us to think about those families who lost loved ones
and for whom today is a day
Full of memory and meaning.
Help us to use the freedom in which we live now
To strive day after day after day
To build a better, more loving and caring world,
So that those who died
May not have died in vain.

We ask this in the name of Christ
who gave up his life because he loved the world so much.

Amen