Fiona came to preach today and reminded us about the signs we see. From the humble road signs to information giving notices surely none have been so important as Gods Star which showed the world where his Son was born in Bethlehem and guided in both the Shepherds and the Three Wise Men of the Orient. We were reminded of this with some lovely chocolate coins mounted on hand made stars as well as the almost complete external tableau which is now on view from the road outside reminding passers by of the signs of Christmas complete with its own star.
Due to the inclement weather a select few met for the Christmas coffee morning in aid of Emmaus, a charity serving the homeless. We had some fun and raised £90 as well. All present practiced singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and then pulled a party popper. The raffle prizes were a big hit!
The church was packed with many from the local community, who came shopping for festive products ranging from reindeer food to cakes. Tea and coffee was being served and many festive hats were to be seen.
Lynda Gascoigne won the hamper.
Jill Howell guessed the number of beads in the jar(188)
Chris Mansel won the cherry cake which contained 29 cherries
Colin Bowerman correctly named the bears, Harry and Haimish.
Over £700 was raised on the day, towards our Chapel maintenance fund. Many thanks to all our helpers for such a fantastic result.
We had a great turnout at our November Coffee Morning today. More than forty people dropped by this morning and the schoolroom was full of the usual chatter as people celebrated being able to gather together again. It was great to see some new faces amongst the ‘regulars’ too. Our coffee morning was in aid of MacMillan - the cancer support group, and the magnificent sum of £320 was raised. Many thanks to all our attendees and helpers, some great cakes and raffle prizes donated too, all demonstrating once again what a great team we have at Nether Whitacre Methodist Chapel and what a generous community we live in.
Gina and Arthur stepped in to take todays service at short notice and gave us a flavour of the "open the book" sessions that a group of people take into the local primary school. This week they took the story of Noah and the Ark to school and we had a repeat performance today. Noah was seen building the ark with a large mallet, adding the animals including two large toy tigers (one of whom refused to sit properly, loading the ark with food and letting the dove fly from the ark. Even the congregation were involved making the rain sound effects.
Todays coffee morning raised nearly £85 pounds for our own Chapel. A little thin today as a number of people had to miss the event but plenty of cakes and chat from those that were able to attend.
Sadly due to a rainy start we moved venues back to the chapel for our Harvest Festival service and lunch today. A good number of us praised God for the blessings we have with our food offerings being delivered to the Tamworth food back next week. After the service our now legendary question master Vince put forward another challenging and tightly fought quiz which had only points in each of the four teams before the picture round clinched victory for one team. Our thanks to all those who bought our food to share, the washing up and tea crew and of course our quizmaster Vince.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.