St. Oswald's News for October 2008
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News from St Oswald’s

October 2008



One of our main on-going mission projects is to fill shoeboxes with small gifts for the Blythswood Care annual shoe box appeal.  At this time of year the pace quickens to a run as we cover boxes, fill them and tick the check lists.  We have a stack of hats, gloves, scarves, toiletries, stationery, toys and other small things suitable for putting in a box.  Many hours have been spent during the year by members of the congregation and friends knitting items.  Our younger members love to spend Sunday School time filling the boxes, they put a lot of thought into what each person would like to receive and fill the box appropriately for a boy/girl/lady/man.  None of this would be possible without the amazing generosity of people not just at St Oswald’s, but also at St John’s, Girvan and Holy Trinity, Ayr, so a very big thank you to everyone who has supported the appeal this year.  So far we have 62 complete boxes, and we have things to fill a lot more, aiming for 100!



We celebrated Harvest with a special service in a beautifully decorated church on Sunday 5th October.  “Bring and Share” was the description given for lunch, and everyone most certainly did.  We enjoyed two courses with a great variety of dishes to choose from.

“Aunty Wainwright’s” Auction

After lunch St Oswald’s answer to “Aunty Wainwright”, our one and only Anne Girvan, grabbed her porridge spurtle “gavel” and made sure the pennies parted from our pockets as she auctioned the flowers and produce that had decorated the church.  £90 was raised for the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal.  This money will be used to help with the transport cost of the boxes.


Charity Shop

During the week beginning Saturday 22nd November we will be fundraising in Maybole Charity Shop.  All monies raised will go towards the refurbishment of our hall kitchen.

Can you help?

We need goods to sell: clothes, books, DVDs, CDs, toys, bric-a-brac and small items of furniture will all be gratefully received.