Happy new year to all. The bad weather of December continued to affect our activities, but nothing else was actually cancelled. January 3rd was the occasion of our annual covenant service where we follow in the tradition of Wesley by renewing our covenant with God. This year the service was led by our Pastor Jonathan.
The weather was particularly bad in the week before our party, and the night before several people rang to say they would be unable to get. In the event, there was an overnight thaw and most people attended. The "Round the World" themed event was a great success, people bringing and wearing items from many different countries. Quizzes included trying to identify well known hymns from their original first line, and guessing the 26 languages (one for each letter) of a well known bible passage (John 3:16)
At our Ladies' meeting, our pastor Susannah brought a quiz about Christmas and new year.
Due to bad weather our bible fellowship meetings were held at a nearby member's home to enable more people to attand.
Our Church meeting towards the end of January was successful and we agreed a programme of events for the rest of the year. More details of these can be found on the website. Use the link to the left to look.
The 30th January was the first Needlework day of the year when a group met to pursue their hobbies and have lunch together.