Hurst Green

News please: To bring the news of your club or events etc...please contact me on 01580 861219

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNINGS: Possibly raised about £650.00 according to report. So thanks to all who participated.

UNDER 8 FOOTBALL TRAINING: every Saturday from 9am-10am at the Hurst Green Playing Fields Phone Kellie Compton 01580 860476 for more information. Due to lack of players, the under 12’s have had to be abandoned.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOLY TRINITY?:As many of you know, the church was more of less closed for business a year ago! However a few people have been working hard to keep the only church in this village open. Currently there is a communion service on the first Sunday of each month at 9.30am which is followed by a time of getting to know one another over coffee, tea and cake. The third Sunday of the month at 4pm, we are running another informal time together for the whole family. The aim is to look at real life issues and see what the Bible says about them. Some of the subjects looked at already are: ‘does God care about me, what about ‘suffering’, why is forgiveness so important’, ‘poverty’, and God’s provision’, to name a few. Anyone and everyone are warmly welcome.

NOVEMBER 16th: after the afternoon service we will be having a bonfire and BBQ behind the church, invitations with RSVP’s will be sent out nearer the time. On SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER there will be a carol service followed by mince pies and mulled wine. If you are interested in getting involved, whether it is joining in on the 1st &or 3rd Sunday, helping to keep the graveyard tidy, or if you would like someone to pray with you or to find out more about the Christian faith then please give us a call on 015809 860649, Richard & Annabelle Blackaby,

‘YOU AND ME’ Questions: Is it OK to want more? Why do some have nothing? Can I make a difference? Sunday 18th October at 4.00pm Holy Trinity Church Hurst Green. Old and young - find answers to real life questions and enjoy an informal time together for the whole family. For more information call 01580 860649

MINIBUS HIRE: Hurst Green School Association and the Hurst Green Parish Council have united to provide a 17- seater Community Minibus for the use of the Primary School and is available for use by Hurst Green residents, Hurst Green Clubs and the Brownies. Please contact Cllr. Christine Hampton 01580 860261 if you wish to take advantage of this generous offer. It is free to hire, but a donation towards cleaning etc...would be welcome. Drivers must have an appropriate Licence and fuel has to be paid for by hirers. Contact Cllr. Hampton for more info.

SHOP & CAFE NEWS: events coordinator needed due to our present treasurer moving away, we need some to replace her. This role involves liaising with the bookkeeper & providing reports on finances for the monthly board meetings. The present treasurer is happy to discuss the role with those who are interested-someone is also needed who is good at organizing people to ‘organize’ events. Whenever you spend £10 or more, in the shop (excluding alcohol & tobacco) you will be eligible to a free ticket for our ‘End of Month’ raffle. Each month the winner will be able to select a delicious cake made by Mark Roby ‘YUMMY’ If you’ve not tried one of Mark’s cakes, you’ve missed an experience of a life time! Order a meal by phone and it will be ready to eat or collect whenever you want it. 01580 860 070. Don’t forget, you can have your medication sent to the shop/cafe for your collection.

THE VILLAGE HALL: needs a volunteer to be an ‘Odd Job Person’ to do small maintenance tasks and a little gardening. Please ring Sue Endean on 01580 860425

ART EXHIBITION: Come and see a display of beautiful pictures painted by Burwash Monday Painters in THE HURST GREEN COMMUNITY CAFE & SHOP 16 paintings on display and are all for sale...new pictures every 2 months. Opening Hours are: Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 6pm. Saturday: 9am - 1am Sunday: 10am - 1pm Website: www.hurstgreenshop.co.uk

THE PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAYS: for children starting school next September - Tues. 11th Nov. & 2nd Dec. Thurs. 8th Jan.2015 01580 860375. office@hurstgreen.e-sussex.sch.uk

LITTLE ACORNS PLAY GROUP BREAKFAST CLUB: starting from September. For ages 2-5 years - Excellent facilities - Great Ofsted report. Opening times 8am - 3pm (term time only) We have spaces in September so if you would like your little one to come to pre-school, come for a visit. For further information or book some sessions call on 07791 764 523 or email littleacorns@hurstgreen.e-sussex.sch.uk

HURST GREEN BABY & TODDLER GROUP: 9-11am Friday mornings in Little Acorns Playgroup (at Hurst Green School) littleacorns@hurstgreen.e-sussex.sch.uk

Cynthia Jones

11 Acorn Way