Church Newsletter

 

 

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY NOVEMBER 18th

The service was taken by the Revd Darren Holland at 10.45am.

There was a lunch  after the service.

There was a Bible and Prayer Circle at 10am, which was well attended.

Our friends from Blackford Bridge URC and Bury URC were invited to join us for the Anniversary.

SOCIAL CLUB Saturday 17th November at 3pm.

YVONNE LONG SCHOOL OF DANCE

Yvonne and her students gave a dancing display.

The dancers varied in age from little tots to advanced senior dancers.

THE EVENT WAS WELL SUPPORTED. The students and teachers gave their time freely and the performances were brilliant .Proceeds of £365 were raised for church funds. THANK YOU!

 

DROP-IN CHAT

Tuesdays 3-4pm       1st and 3rd week of the month

Thursdays 6.30 – 7.30pm     2nd and 4th week of the month

The Elders have decided to have a weekly open session in the side-vestry at the front of church.

The front church doors will be open and anyone can come along for a friendly chat and a cup of tea

or coffee.

We have advertised it by leaf-letting the surrounding area, and we hope it will be an opportunity for visitors

and our neighbours, particularly those who live alone, to share a friendly hour together with others.

All church members are welcome to join us and share in this outreach.

If we want our church to grow, we need to let those in the community know that our doors are open

to them.

BIBLE STUDY DISCUSSION GROUP

Everyone is invited to join us for Bible Study Discussions on the following dates in Room 3/ 4.

Thursday 22nd November 3pm – The Christmas Story as read in St Matthew’s Gospel.

Thursday 29th November 3pm – Mark’s Gospel – the session will be led by Revd Lawrence Moore, who will introduce his new translation.

Thursday 6th December 3pm The Christmas Story as told in Luke’s Gospel.

THE NEXT CHURCH MEETING 

This will take place on 2nd December following morning service. The Elders due to retire are June Williams Jean Nelson and Duncan Robertson. They are all willing to be re-elected.

If anyone would like to join Elders, please obtain a nomination slip from the Church Secretary.

ROTAS FOR 2019

If you would like to join the teams preparing Sunday Morning Coffee please see Norma Leigh.

If you are prepared to help with door duty, please see June Williams.

If you wish to join the Communion helpers, please see Norma Leigh

For vestry duty, Elders should see Judith Popay

To provide Sunday Flowers, please see Cath McHugh.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL WEEK

Starts 1st December – Sunday 9th December. Please see information elsewhere on our webpages.

On Sunday 9th December there will be a hot pie lunch. Cost £6. Please give your name to Norma Leigh if you would like to stay for lunch.

If you would like to help with stewarding or refreshments during the Festival please let Cath know.

MONDAY SINGERS 10YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Takes place at 2pm on December 3rd. Admission £4 including refreshments. Soloist Justine Thomas. See the Monday Singers Website

SERVICES

PREACHERS                                     STEWARDS                                       FLOWER

 

Nov 25th    Mrs B.Proctor                Jean and Roy Smithies               Jean & Roy Smithies

Dec 2nd     Mr Tim Hopley

Dec 9th     Mrs M. Ogden

Dec 16th   Mrs  D.Pinder

Dec 23rd   Carol Service

Dec 25th   Christmas Day Service at 11am

Dec 30th   Valerie Davis