Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Advent and Christmas Services over the season.
we thank those who read in the Service of Nine Lesons and Carols,
those who were in the cast for The Nativity,
those who led worship while the Minister was away
and all those behind the scenes who made everything possible.
THIRD WEDNESDAY CLUB
As has been our practice in recent years, the January meeting took the form of a quiz, hosted by our Minister.
This year it was a series of picture rounds.
Well done to everyone for taking part
and congratulations to Ian and Cathy Gibson on their high scores.
COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING
Our regular Coffee Morning on a Friday resumed
on January 7th at 10am.
We are very grateful to those who set-up the room,
those who serve and those who wash-up and tidy away.
We are especially grateful to those who volunteered in recent months to join the Coffee Rota.
Your help is much appreciated.
IN YOUR PRAYERS
We remember Dorothy Coxon who is now reisdent at Pendleton Court Care Home.
We continue to remember Betty Vickers.
We continue to remember Shirley Bennett.
We ask your prayers for all others in any kind of need.
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE DORIS ROWLEY
The funeral service for the late Doris Rowley took place in church on Monday February 14th at 2.00pm, followed by Committal at Overdale Crematorium East Chapel at 3.15pm.
Refreshements were served at the Ellesmere Sports Club.
It was good to see church members, neighbours, friends and former staff and residents of Abbeyfield House there to support the family
and pay their respects.
THIRD WEDNESDAY CLUB
The February speaker was Dr Eric Lupton, who entertained us with his talk and keyboard playing, as he explored the topic "The musical world of Johnny Mercer and friends".
Dr Lupton has promised to come back to us next year.
The March speaker was local historian Judith Atkinson with her subject Burgess Ledward, which was of great interest, especially to those who worked there or had family links.
The April speaker was Brian Halliwell, who is continued his series on "The Golden Age of Comedy".
We would be grateful for helpers at the May and June meetings to open-up and close-up
and also to serve refreshments.
Please speak to the Minister if you can help.
A small group gathered for our short Servive of Reflection at 10am led by the Minister. We were pleased to welcome a lady from Aberdeen who was visiting locally and wanted to attend out worship.
The Minister attended the Churches Together Act of Worship at Little Hulton Neighbourhood Centre at 11.30am. There was a good represnetation of loacl churches and our thanks go to Bethany Church for organizing the event and supplying not only chairs but cups of tea and hot cross buns afterwards.
Churches Together held a short Sunrise Service in Blackleach Country Park at 5.45am followed by bacon barms at St John`s Community Centre. It was good to see a number of our own members in attendance.
We celebrated Communion in our own church on Easter Sunday at morning at 11am, followed by coffee and Simnel Cake.
Our Coffee Morning on Friday June 3rd will have a Jubilee theme. Please do let friends and neighbours know and invite them along.
Pentecost Sunday this year will be a very busy service.
We will be celebrating Communion for the Feast of Pentecost,
when we remember the beginings of the Christian Church.
We will be giving thanks for the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth.
We will be welcoming new members into the fellowship of our church.
If you have an invitation letter and have not yet repsonded, please contact either the Minister or Christine Potter as soon as possible please.
Minister ~ Rev Alan Kennedy 07733153203 01612703296 email@example.com