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Above and below: Children listening to the Bible story after playing with the parachutes.

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Above and below: Enjoying the cooking class.

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Alma is still working hard

News (and pictures) from Albania – November 27th 2017

The bees are quiet now, but Alma Syla continues to work hard in the villages and on Saturday, November 25th she organised another Messy Church – something Jenny and I introduced Alma and the Bitaj Church to on our last visit to Albania, writes Janet King.
 

The children’s Group and the Teenagers' Group, which Alma runs every Saturday, were all involved – making biscuits, joining together in various activities – supported by what looks like an every growing music group – something else we started four years ago in Bitaj Church!  It is wonderful to see how the Messy Church idea has blossomed and become so successful.  I hope we can emulate their success when we finally get our refurbishment done here at St James' Church, Burton Lazars!
 
Also this Christmas, 40 families from Bitaj and Drenge will receive a special ‘Christmas Box’ – not the usual kind of Christmas present but a First Aid box together with training sessions on administering first aid by local experts! Thanks to St James' Church for supporting this project. Alma tells me that everyone is very excited about it! 

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Above and below: Enjoying eating the biscuits.

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Above and below: Messy church teenagers.

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40 First Aid Boxes for familie

40 First Aid boxes for families in Bitaj and Drenge.
 

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Funding boost for church
St James’ Church in Burton Lazars has received a funding boost in time for Christmas in the shape of a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant to install A much-needed toilet, kitchen and meeting room. More ...
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Soup and wine raises £450
Julia and Christopher Joseph organised an excellent soup and wine special in Burton Lazars Village Hall on Saturday, December 2nd, to raise funds for the St James' Church Refurbishment Project, writes Janet King. More ...
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An end or a new beginning?
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Café Connect with a difference 
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Fundraising is on song!
Belvoir Big Band were back at St James' Church, Burton Lazars, on Saturday, November 18th, two years on from their first visit to help us again with our fundraising for our Refurbishment Project, writes Janet King. More ...
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Making the LINK!
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Refurbishment plans on show
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