Monday, 10 September 2012

August 2012

August started with a book festival.  This was an opportunity for people to bring their surplus books, browse the books on display and take some that took their fancy.  We invited people taking books to make a donation to our charity, the Sheffield Street Pastors. Over £100 was raised on the day.
During August the Bible fellowship continued to meet, (on the 7th and 21st) and Brian led our thoughts on part of the book of Genesis.  Topics included Creation, Noah, Babel and Abraham.
The church family camp took place over the weekend of 17th to 19th August.
 Some were energetic,others took the chance to relax in good company..
 Dave did sterling service on the barbecue.
 The radio controlled Flying Fish provided entertainment for many of the party over the weekend.
 Campers assisted in the leading of morning worship on Sunday.
 And we we revisited by members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association who also told us of some of their work.
The supper club met on the 23rd and we enjoyed a menu of: carrot and orange soup with a bread roll; Roast beef salad with buttered new potatoes; Apple pie and custard.

July 2012

 July started with a trip into Derbyshire.  After the morning service on July 1st a number of us went along the snake Pass to a farm.  At this farm there is a long tradition of holding a love feast annually.
 The barn is transformed into a chapel for these events with a small, table, flower displays,cross and benches.
 The congregation gathers and once assembled the minister asks people to choose hymns and testimonies.  Volunteers brought their items and a token meal of spring water in a traditional loving cup, and fruit cake was distributed
 On the 9th of the month the mean's breakfast was held, and the bible fellowship met on the 3rd and 17th.  The Ladies' fellowship met on the 18th when our Pastor Susannah led the meeting.
On Saturday 21st, the Ladies fellowship held their annual coffee morning is support of Martin house Hospice.
Sunday 22nd was our annual pet and animal service, and a number of visitors brought their pets to church.  this event was held outside.
The monthly supper club was held on the 26th when we enjoyed a menu of:  dips and Tortilla chips, Sausage in Cumberland Sauce, Vegetarian Sausage in Cumberland Sauce, Roasted tomato & mushroom, Moroccan Couscous, Boiled New Potatoes, Peas, Sweetcorn; Yorkshire Curd Tart and Nectarine Slices.  The speaker spoke about  his lifetime of music.
The month ended with a needlework day on July 28th.
The bog garden continues to produce a variety of blooms.