How can we do better?

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Complete the All Saints on-line survey

Dear Friends,

Our long awaited, and much anticipated, church survey is now here!  Thanks to all the people who have suggested questions and helped with their formatting.

Please take time to complete it, and think carefully about your answers.  We really want to know how we can improve what we offer at All Saints, as we seek to honour God and serve the needs of our community.  The survey is anonymous, unless you want personal feedback, in which case you should fill in your name and email address at the end.

If you are a couple or family, then each person can complete the survey – just click on “submit” when you have completed the survey and the option “submit another response” will appear.  Another response can then be made – but only submit one per person!

Click on this link to start the survey!

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All Saints has now purchased 20 smoke alarms, at a total cost of THB7,300, which we will be donating to dormitories in Thailand.  They each contain a battery with a guaranteed ten year lifespan.

The first batch will go to the Karen Leadership Development Program dormitory.  It houses poor Karen students from remote villages who are studying at college in Chiang Mai.  Bill Moeller has also spoken to an orphanage in Doi Saket, and they would like smoke alarms and also fire extinguishers for their dorm, so the next batch will go to them.

The offering from Sunday June 5th, plus additional donations, will be supplemented from general church funds to pay for these valuable life-savers!  If you would like to make a specific donation towards them then please see Caitlin, our treasurer.  This an on-going project.  We will buy and install more smoke detectors as funds allow and requests are made.

Lets hope that this small project helps to save many lives.

Meanwhile, Chris continues the job of compiling the church directory.  This will give names, addresses, and phone numbers of people in the church.  (we will not publish emails because of the danger of general spamming!)  If you arrived in the last year, or your details have changed, please fill in a form at the back of the church on Sunday.

This Sunday’s readings are Isaiah 1:10-20, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, and Luke 12:32-40, and we will be singing the hymns All My Hope on God Is Founded, Let Us Build a House, Jesu Jesu Fill us with Your Love, and Now Thank We All Our God!

The readings can be found via this link!

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.  Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

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