Our CAFE CHURCH HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE & SALE OF PRODUCE was very well supported and raised £231.00 for WaterAid this year. This will help to provide a borehole giving fresh water to a rural village in Uganda.
FIRST SUNDAY CAFE opened for the last time in 2016 this time serving not ploughmans lunches but bacon butties. On a rather chilly November day this was a very welcome change, reflected in generous donations of £150. to help with our kitchen refurbishment.
Opened almost three years ago, the First Sunday Cafe has been a great success raising over £1,500 towards a new disabled toilet which is now up and flushing.
Further funds will help towards the cost of a much needed refurbishment of the Chapel kitchen.
The Cafe will open again on the first Sunday of April 2017.
FOURTH TUESDAY FELLOWSHIP
The first Fellowship meeting of 2017 is on January 24th, when members will be bringing along their favourite readings, poems and prayers and singing favourite hymns.
STONE THURSDAY CLUB
meeting in the Chapel on the second Thursday each month — 2 p.m.- 3.30 p.m.
This is a Club for the Over-60s, especially those who live alone and/or find it difficult to get around.
For transport contact Dee James 01296 747691
The first meeting of the New Year on Thursday 12th, will see all eyes down for a Beetle Drive — good old fashioned fun and games to give an appetite for those sandwiches, cakes and tea.
LINK TO HOPE SHOEBOX APPEAL. Grateful thanks to all who supported this year's appeal. We were able to send 36 jam-packed shoeboxes each with £2. transport costs plus an extra box containing 14 beautiful matinee jackets. These were knitted by an elderly gentleman whose mum taught him to knit as a boy. He also knitted a pair of pretty bootees for every box.
ART FOR PLEASURE. If you enjoy drawing/painting and getting together with like-minded folk to practise, then come along to the Group. The usual meeting time is 2 pm. on Mondays, but for the latest details please ring Josie Brandon on 01296 748031 to check.
OPEN THE BOOK TEAM. This ecumenical team, including Chapel member Sue Spinks, Minister Keith Edwards is a standby member takes regular Assemblies in three local Schools. The aim is to bring Bible stories and truths to the young people — to literally open the Book for them — using dramatic story-telling. Each Session consists of an introduction, a short drama and yes, we dress up appropriately! in which children are invited to take part, a sentence or two on how the story resonates in today's world, a word of prayer and a song to finish. Head teachers and teachers are helpful and children are very receptive. This is a really worthwhile activity — is your church involved? Details from Bible Society, who sponsor the initiative..