Social Events: Getting to know each other
Care for those with memory loss
P&J Social: 2.00-4.00pm alternate Wednesdays in St Peter's Rooms
This social group for those with a diagnosis of memory loss and their partner or carer has a few vacancies. A chance for carers to have a quiet cup of tea and chat with others in the same situation, whilst their loved ones are cared for and entertained. Everyone leaves with smiles on their faces! If you would like to know more ring Anne on 077999 862 035.
What's so amazing about grace?
A six-week reflection for Lent
Six Tuesdays starting 20 February 7.30pm: St Peter's Rooms
We speak of grace often. But do we understand it? More important, do we truly believe in it ... and do our lives proclaim it as powerfully as our words?
Author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God's love for the underserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action?
This course reflects on grace and 'un-grace' on a personal level and will energise us as well as challenge us - each one is too good to miss.
There will be soup, videos and discussion. Please sign up at the back of church so we know how much soup to make. All warmly welcome!
'The road is made by walking'
Exploring our Christian journeys
Sunday 25 February at 6.00pm
Something a little different - this Lent sermon series will take the form of conversations between the two preachers, each aiming to shed light on our different Christian journeys and exploring our understanding of God throughout the Bible. Evening prayer with beautiful music and an opportunity to reflect on where we are on our own paths. Next week a look at God in the Old Testament - "My thoughts are not your thoughts".
Lent lunches with homemade soup
Wednesday 21 February in St Peter's Rooms
Lovely, relaxed occasions to meet new people or catch up with friends over soup and rolls. The lunches will run throughout Lent, mostly in the rooms here (though 14 March is at the Methodists'). Each one is in aid of Christian Aid and over the years we've raised a significant amount of money for their work.
'Restoring your heart' for women
Tuesday 6 March for 18 weeks
10.00-12 noon in St Peter's Rooms
What does your past have to do with the stress, strife and struggles you are currently facing? Restoring Your Heart is a journey that equips women to respond to life's difficulties, setting us free to fully follow Christ.
Over 18's only, no upper age limit - all welcome!
For more information, talk to Jennie Hamilton (07843 565950).
Do you enjoy coffee after morning services?
It's lovely to see friendly faces making our coffees but have you noticed how often they are the same friendly faces? It would be really good if we could share this easy task out a bit more. Pop your name down on the rota and join in!
Special and All Services in the next few weeks:
For Special Services coming soon at our churches see webcalendar on this page: "Special Services"
For all Services coming soon at our 3 churches see webcalendar on this page: "The Next Four Weeks"
Afternoon Tea at St Peter's Rooms at 2:30pm on a Monday every month
Everyone is invited to tea and cake with a speaker and a raffle.
Join the Holy Dusters/ Folders/Helpers
Can you spare.....
A couple of hours a month … to help fold and staple the Bulletin (flexible times towards the end of each month)
One hour a month … to join in with a worship service at a local care home (11.00am the last Friday of each month)
One hour a week, or every other week - to join our Holy Dusters and Oddjobbing Team (11.45am every Thursday for just an hour)
Interested? Put your name and contact
details into the red post-box at the back
of church – we will be in touch!
And coffee-making too … Bill is putting
together a rota of people to make coffee
after the morning service – please
sign up on the list.
Weekly thoughts from the vicar:
Each week our vicar publishes his "thoughts" in the Sunday Worship Sheet at St Peter's. This link: Weekly thoughts from the vicar takes you to his last three messages.