Announcements 12th September 2020

Hello Church family, here are the latest announcements for this week.

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Children’s Sabbath School
We are extremely delighted to inform you all that this Sabbath we successfully resumed our Children’s Sabbath School classes. As we continue to function under the ‘new normal’, w e w ere able to set up the Sabbath School classes via the Zoom platform and incorporate multiple classes to cater for our various age groups. Moving forward, the Junior Sabbath School w ill commence at 9.45am and Children’s Sabbath School w ill commence at 10am.

If you are parent or guardian who is a member of Holloway and we have your up to date email address, you will receive the Zoom details via email as usual each week. We strongly encourage you to tune in with your children. Let us continue to lift our children in prayer as we source innovative ways of guiding them spiritually in the way of the Lord.

Back to School
Let us once again remember our children and young adults in prayer. Some of them have been preparing to return to school following the prolonged lockdown. Some with excitement, some with apprehension. I t is our prayer that they w ill be encouraged by the relative normality and grow in confidence as the term progresses.

PARL Follow-up
Last Sunday, our Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Director, Dr Brighton
Kavaloh, led out in a follow -up discussion surrounding mandatory
vaccinations and the SEC’s response to the government’s initial invitation to consult with citizens on this subject. I f you missed the important presentation, you can view it on the SECmedia YouTube channel. Visit youtube.com and search: SECmedia.

COVID Consultation
The government are seeking our views, this time on proposed changes to the Human Medicine Regulations to help with the distribution of a COVID-19
vaccine. The consultation covers:
• authorising temporary supply of an unlicensed product
• civ il liability and immunity
• expanding the workforce eligible to administer vaccinations
• promoting vaccines
• making provisions for wholesale dealing of vaccines

We are inviting you all to prayerfully read and respond to this consultation before the closing date of 18th September. Click the link below for more information, clicking the “Respond online” button on the page to register and submit your response.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/distributing-vaccines-and- treatments-for-covid-19-and-flu

Virtual Open Day Sale
Stanborough Press in association with Lifesource Bookshop will be hosting a Virtual Open Day Sale Weekend from Friday 18th September to Monday 21st September. A range of special offers and discounts will be available online, over the phone, as well as the Lifesource Bookshop in Watford, and the ABC store at the Advent Centre.

Join the Stanborough Press team live at 2pm on Sunday 20th for a wealth of presentations by key Adventist speakers including Mark Finley, Brenda Walsh, Carlton Byrd, Louis Torres, Willie & Elaine Oliver and many more.
For more information: call 01476 591700, email sales@stanboroughpress.org.uk, or order your items online at: www.lifesourcebookshop.co.uk

Men’s Ministries Volunteer Mentoring Programme
Men’s Ministries Dept are setting up a volunteer mentoring programme specifically geared towards guiding, mentoring and supporting our Hollow ay male teens and youth. If you are a male and would like to be part of this programme please contact Bro Lincoln Moyo on 07961 032719.

Outreach
As a Church, we are sharing the Word of God around the Holloway area throughout the month of September. We are handing out tracts, offering Bible studies and meeting the needs of our community with food and clothing. Please join us. If you are unable to come out but would like to support the outreach, we would welcome donations for tracts, food items, or funds. Please contact Cresha Walkinshaw on 07939 347923 or Helen DeCoteau Grant on 07958 669804.

ADRA Collections
To all our senior members, we are aware that you may have been preparing your ADRA contributions the traditional way throughout the covid lockdown. Please be informed that we have individuals at Holloway each week whom you can hand your tins and envelopes to. If however you have difficulties getting to Holloway at the moment, please contact Sis Carmen Jones on 07943 037329 to see if pickup can be arranged.

HollowayPrayer Line
At this time on uncertainty, please be reminded that the Holloway Prayer Line is now available seven days a week. It will operate on Sundays from 9 a.m. and Mondays to Sabbaths from 6 a.m. To join the call, dial: 03330 112318. Key in the conference room number: 38 32 42 18#. Key in the password: 8305#

Answered prayers
If you have an answered prayer, whether small or large and would like us to celebrate with you, please contact the Communications team at: communications@myholloway.org.

South England Conference Prayer Line
The SEC also operates a prayer line each morning from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. for you to join a conference call or to receive prayers or to engage in a routine morning prayer. To take part, please call 0330 088 1937 and key in the access code: 619 764# when prompted.

Prayer is the perfect tonic to start our day and guide us through our week, so do make an effort to join the various prayer sessions when possible as we take all our troubles to God in prayer.

Cornerstone Counselling Service
The Cornerstone Counselling Service have counsellors and trained listeners who continue to offer telephone and online support through Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, and other mediums. They have a new, dedicated number for the listening service; as well as listeners who can speak French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Bulgarian and a number of African languages.

Call the dedicated listening line from 8am to midnight, seven days a week on 0330 133 2495; Call the office on 0207 723 8050 for counselling appointments, from 9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 12 noon on Fridays;

Email connect@ccscounselling.org.uk or visit their website to chat online, and obtain emotional support resources at www.ccscounselling.org.uk

Gift Aid
If you are a UK resident and a taxpayer, we’d like to encourage you to consider joining the Gift Aid scheme. It is a scheme which enables charities like Holloway Church reclaim tax on donations made by you as a taxpayer. Joining costs nothing and it releases additional funds from tithes & offerings which can be used for evangelism! To complete an online Gift Aid form, follow the Gift Aid link which is on the Giving page on the Holloway website. If you require more information prior to doing so, please email: treasury@myholloway.org.

In other news…

Volunteer drivers needed
The Covid 19 Response Team provide services to our member and community on Wednesdays and Friday. The team are in need of drivers with their own vehicles who can assist with various activities on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you are willing and able to assist on either of those days, contact our Church Clerk, Sis Althea Bailey – Perkins on 07832 521 577.

An Anthology of Short Stories, Essays and Poems
Members of the Seniors’ Connect Club here at Holloway Church have put together An Anthology of Short Stories, Essays and Poems. The book consists of varied pieces of writing by Sis Iris Walkinshaw, the late Sis Alexteen Roberts, Sis Doreen Scott, Bro Roy Cunningham, Sis Joyce Goddard, Sis Ev e Adams, Sis Joycelin Spellen, Sis Blossom Adebayo and Sis Vanessa McDaniel, and is rich in authentic accounts relating to their personal experiences, educational and religious upbringing, stemming from their Caribbean roots.

For more information on how to purchase the book, please contact Elder Keith Davidson on 07958 723000 or Sis June Alexis on 07956 246517.

This concludes the announcements this week, God bless you Holloway Communications