Friday, 21 January 2011

December 2010

December was something of a disappointment due to the adverse weather conditions! Several events were cancelled and several more were severely reduced in attendance.

The bible fellowship on Tuesday 7th was cancelled due to the snow. The Fair Trade Cghristmas Fayre on the 11th was cancelled because the visitor with the stuff for sale was unable to get her car out, although the coffee morning did go ahead for those who could get. A few hardy souls managed it!

The Advent Carol service on Sunday 12th was led by Rev. Alan Hindmarch.

Carol singing with the Salvation Army was a success on Wednesday 15th, but a severe frost on 16th reduced the attendance at 5 courses and carols somewhat. Nonetheless, those who made it enjoyed a meal of: Christmas trees with golden apple dip; Egg mayonnaise crown; Shepherds pie, roasted parsnips, sprouts and carrots; Christmas pudding and cream; Cheese board, tea and coffee.

Sunday 19th was another extremely cold day, and many people decided that they did not wish to risk falling on the ice. By the afternoon, Mayfield Road had been gritted and a number of people made it safely to the chapel.

Monday 20th was the day for singing round the area, and we visited a number of our regular sites, as well as singing outside the local coop.

Saturday 25th was the culmination of our celebrations with the Christmas day service at 10-30a.m. led by pastor Jonathan.

November 2010

November was another busy month. We started at the beginning with our Bible fellowship meeting on Tesday 2nd. Saturday 6th was the day of our annual bonfire. This was a huge success with a large number of visitors. The barbecue was popular, and many of our visitors also took part in making more lanterns and stained glass windows left over from the previous week's activities. The collection was in aid of the Alzheimer's society, one of the charities which we have been supporting this year.
Sunday was "Christians against Poverty Sunday" and our Pastor Susannah led our thoughts on the subject. This service was held in the back room as the chapel was out of action being decorated.
Wednesday the 10th was our annual planning meeting where we discussed proposals for the coming year. Details of the outcome of this discussion can be found on the website.
Saturday 13th was the "Created" coffee morning and Christmas Fayre where fairly traded craft goods were on sale.
Tuesday 16th was the next bible fellowship; and Wednesday 17th was the Ladies' fellowship which was a bring and buy sale.
Most of the rest of the month was spent in getting ready for Christmas, culminating in the first Sunday in Advent on 28th November when our pastor Jonathan led our thoughts on the people of God in every age.