On a wet and drizzle filled
Saturday 2nd November we held our final special 90th
Anniversary celebration- our outreach
"Bonfire night evening" which included a guy
making competition, food and a
bonfire with sparklers and glow sticks (in spite
of the damp weather). Although not a fire
works evening it was well attended giving us an
opportunity to come together for a time of fellowship, chatting and fun! We
pray that events such as this help
to build our relationships with our neighbourhood
enabling the gospel message to be shared and proclaimed.
Bring and take afternoon:
12th October 2019 we held an outreach "Bring and take" afternoon which
replaced our planned film night. This event was our version of a boot
sale whereby people brought unwanted things for other people to simply
take away.... for free! Our hope is that this event showed a loving and
giving side of our fellowship in a very practical way and that this in turn
has helped build our relationships with our neighbourhood.
Teddy Bears Picnic:
If you go down in the woods today,
You're sure of a big surprise, If you go down in the woods today, You'd
better go in disguise!
How many of you over the age of
???? can remember this song and its imaginary
activity? Yes its all about a Teddy Bears picnic.
As our church 90th anniversary we turned
back the clock to yesteryear when after our morning service this Sunday, our
fellowship (accompanied by their teddy bears) had planned
to go to Valence park (not the woods) to enjoy a
Teddy Bears picnic of our own with games.
Unfortunately the unpredictable weather and damp grass
hampered our plans. Instead, we all picnicked in the church hall. Among our
guest diners were Trevor a clart and blue West Ham fan bear, several Winnie
The Poo bears and a very cuddly (and somewhat shy) sheep. In spite of the
lunch not happening as planned, we did all enjoy fellowship together.
On the weekend of 11th &
12th May 2019, we celebrated 90 years of witness and service to God in this,
our local community. To mark this exciting mile stone on Saturday, we
celebrated with a fellowship meal inviting old friends and members to join
us. On Sunday, our anniversary service was led by Rev. Colin Phillips
followed by a hearty buffet- again inviting old friends and members to join
us. The weekend rekindled old friendships and encouragement as we look
forward to how God wants to lead and use us in the future.
We also continue with
our special anniversary events throughout the year in to celebrate this
special anniversary year. Some events are mainly for the regular fellowship
whilst others (in addition to our regular bridge-building events) are
particularly also for the wider local community.
On Saturday 2nd March we held our annual lent evening of homemade traditional
pancakes with a mouth-watering selection of toppings refreshments and table top
games & puzzles all enjoyed by fellowship and friends. Many dozens of
pancakes were cooked, flipped and eaten throughout the evening. Our prayer is
that as a bridge- building event, the evening will have had an impact on those present.
Fellowship New Year Social:
In January, we held a
Fellowship New Year Social
which included of mixture of Games, quizzes, music and (of course) lots of tasty
food. The evening was well attended, "helthily competitive" and enjoyed by all.
We pray that this fellowship event will help build deeper relationships within
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