Eight teams each comprising of six people battled it out at the fish and chips quiz. The food was cooked and delivered by Atlanta fish shop at Kingsbury. Sausages and pies were an alternative but most enjoyed the fish deal. Tea, coffee and bread with butter was provided by Val and Colin, Susan and Malcolm and Christine. Vincent gave us a thought provoking quiz, too clever by half for some of us, but great fun! Many thanks to him and all the workers. Congratulations to the Pointers (friends and family) who were the victorious team and thanks to all who helped raise a profit of £138.
Lent Bible Studies for 2020 are now on the website. This year the Chapel is following the York course Daring to see God now.
All are welcome to meet us on the following dates
March 4 th The good news of God
March 18 th The time is now
April 1st God is present
April 15th Change your mind
May 6th Live it!
Find out more here
As part of an ecumenical project to read the bible stories to young people in schools a group of readers have been trained many from our own congregation to deliver this programme in our local primary school. Shustoke is a C of E aided school and was one of the few in the area which was bereft of this programme. The first read happened today and was a great success judging from a few of the young people who were able to recount an outline of the event. Find out more about Open the Book here
A beautifully bright and sunny morning encouraged a lot of us to venture out to meet up with our friends at our February coffee morning. We were raising money for Calibre Audio Library, a registered charity who bring the pleasure of reading to people with sight problems or disabilities that prevent them from reading print. This charity was suggested to us by Dick Dale, one of our regular coffee morning attendees, who has benefited enormously from enjoying the numerous audio books delivered to him by Calibre. It was a privilege to hear Dick tell us about the pleasure he has derived from this service since losing the vision needed to read.
A great turnout, lots of chatter, a table full of donated raffle prizes and coffee and cake. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday morning in February.....and the result? £135 raised for Calibre Audio Library which will will help this charity widen their provision even further.
Thanks to Lynda and Jill for hosting today and to all our helpers and attendees.
A great start to our 2020 charity coffee mornings as we met right at the start of the New Year to raise £120 for ‘Mind’, who offer support and campaign to provide better provision for those suffering from mental health issues. We had a full house this morning and lots of chat as everyone shared their Christmas news. Many thanks to Fiona, Jane and Mary, who provided us with our drinks and cakes and to all who attended.
Once again a busy evening of carols, choir and readings all by traditional candle light. Derek led the service which included a tableau by the young people of the church based on the nativity scene, whilst the choir sang John Rutter's "Star Carol" and "Mary's Boy Child" which included a solo. Afterwards there were refreshments including two lovely gingerbread creations hand made by Gill Walley. Almost a shame to start them but lovely once we did.
A dry evening whilst cold but a happy band of about 18 adults and 4 children entertained households around the village. The merry band finished in the Railway pub and sang some more in the warm. With the previous singing in the Church End Brewery the Dog Inn the grand total for all is £510. This will be split between Methodist Homes for the Aged and Ronald Mc Donald charities.
the Methodist Schoolroom was awash with paint, glue, cardboard and masses of glitter and most important of all, a crowd of happy Children. Snowmen were made using polystyrene balls, Angels and gift-tags painted, created felt and button Christmas trees created and both stockings and large stars were decorated. Then Jackie and our Minister, Farai took the children into the Chapel to talk about the Birth in Bethlehem. The event ended, as it always does with sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and crisps. We hope everyone enjoyed the occasion as much as we did. Our thanks to all the helpers who are always so kind and enthusiastic. A happy Christmas to everyone.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.