Monday, 2 July 2012

June 2012

June was a busy month.  It started with a Coffee morning on the Saturday 2nd, and then a Teddy Bears' Picnic on the Jubilee Weekend bank holiday
The event was well attended and all entered into the spirit of the occasion.

There were prizes for various categories, including oldest, largest and others.  The variety was huge!

As well as the teddy bears, there were jubilee themed arts and crafts inside
 Over 80 visitors attended the event, and over 30 New Testaments were given out, along with over 20copies of "No Ordinary Man", all inscribed as mementoes of the Jubilee
Because it was a Bank holiday, there was no Bible Fellowship on Tuesday 5th, but on Tuesday 19th we concluded our study of the book of Acts.
The men's breakfast met as usual on the 11th.
The weekend of the 23rd and 24th was our flower festival.  The theme was the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  For the photographs of the displays, please follow the link to the church website and then go the the "Flower Festival 2012" page.  The event was well attended with nearly £200 being donated in support of our church project to improve sanitation in Africa.
During the festival we distributed more new testaments and "No ordinary man", bringing the totals given away to 50 and 40 respectively.
 The supper club met on June 28th, with a menu of Cheese and apple cocktail, boiled bacon, duchesse potatoes, beans and ratatouille, followed by strawberry gateau, coffee and mints.  The speaker told us about the work of a charity called CLEM.  A South American group of women who manufacture items and sell them in order to improve their conditions.

May 2012

The cross placed outside for Easter lasted well.  
The bog garden is now well established, and the weather seems to have suited it this year.  The Guelder roses have flowered for the first time this year.
May started with a coffee morning on Saturday May 5th.  This was well attended.
Unusually, the Needlework day was on a Thursday (the 10th) in order to allow for people's other commitments.
May 13th was a "Fellowship Service" where members of the congregation bring along items for the service.
The men's breakfast met on the 14th and had a good discussion (not to mention breakfast!)
On Wednesday 16th, the Ladies' meeting was addressed by Steve Drinkall, who gave an illustrated talk about wildlife.  The evening was our church meeting.
The supper club on the 24th was a smaller group than normal, due to a number of people being on holiday, but still a success.  The menu was: Brown Windsor Soup, Regal chicken pie, with broccoli, potatoes and rich butter sauce, followed by Queen's pudding, coffee and mints.
During the month, the Tuesday Bible Fellowship met twice and continued to study the book of Acts.