Secretary's report

Dear All

I am your new Church Secretary, having taken over from Gaynor Humphreys.

The Church owes Gaynor an enormous debt of gratitude for managing the duties of Secretary and Treasurer so wonderfully for many years and I am personally indebted to her for all the help and advice she has given me as incoming Secretary.

Many of you will know me already from Church. I have been coming to Heath Street since 1981 and have been a member since 1985. I was elected Deacon last June and took over as Secretary at the end of September. I am a regular helper at Contact Club (our Sunday night drop in for the homeless, lonely and vulnerable people in our community).

I am aware that one of the most important functions of the Newsletter is to help keep those who are no longer able to worship with us, in touch with Church life, and to provide a means for you to keep in touch with us, so do send me your news and any changes of address, either by e mail (t.thom@hotmail.co.uk) or by letter addressed to me at the Church.

One of my jobs as Secretary is to organise Church meetings and I would encourage all who are able, to attend these meetings, which provide a more detailed picture of Church life, including future plans and a forum for discussion.

Another responsibility I have is to liaise with other local churches through the ecumenical group: Churches Together in Hampstead. I am really enjoying this as I am naturally ecumenical. I have visited a number of other churches in the group but have yet to tackle the local Quaker meeting as I have serious problems keeping quiet for any length of time!

Of course, we always need helpers, so do get in touch with me if you are able to help with stewarding, Saturday Coffee mornings or Contact Club.

Do remember that you can check times of services and keep up with events at the Church by visiting our website at www.heathstreet.org.

Finally, don’t forget that Christian Aid Week is coming up (14th-20th May). Do contribute via the Church (Heath Street or your local church) or the charity’s website and, if you can, go on one of their sponsored walks: they are great fun and help you to keep fit.

God Bless

Theresa Thom

Church Secretary


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