Lovely to see some new faces as well as our very own minster Farai. Tomato and rhubarb plants could be had for a donation as well as the usual raffle. Fiona's delicious cream meringues were memorable. All helped raise a lovely total of £115 towards the Methodist church, here in Whitacre.
It was a good move to leave the Lent Water Aid collecting jar in the chapel for some extra days after Easter...only half full on Easter Day it was magically full to the brim this Sunday morning thanks to some generous last minute contributions! All those coppers and other small coins reached the splendid total of £70 which will be sent off to Water Aid, helping to provide clean drinking water to some of the poorest communities in the world. That is our best Lent total to date, so well done to all!
The Methodist Messy Church Team were very pleased to welcome 20 children, their parents and some grandparents to an Easter Egg Hunt. The children made and decorated Easter Baskets and then were let loose to find tokens that they could exchange for chocolate eggs. The weather was kind to us so that we were able to use the garden and the Chapel. While some cleared up for Tea, Jacky told the children the amazing Easter story. We hope that everyone enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did, everything seems brighter if it involves chocolate, doesn’t it?
Please pencil the date of Saturday, July 28th in your diaries because we would love to invite you to a Picnic in the Park on Birmingham Road. Let’s hope that the sun will shine for us.
A great turnout and several new faces at this month’s coffee morning and a lovely sunny day! A healthy sum of £103 raised for Greenfingers, our April charity.
Despite being postponed due to last weeks weather, this was a well attended event.
The theme of this years Women's World Day of Prayer was "God's Creation is very good." The service was written by the women of Suriname, a country in South America, which has 94% forest land. It is home to the blue frog and the great turtle. Our leader, Linda Comfort, urged us not to damage our environment and we were encouraged to recycle and reuse our waste. In the church there were examples of art work from different countries. Items such as coaster made from ring pulls from the Philippines, decorative boats made from newspapers from Vietnam and decorative mats made from bottle tops from Uganda.
We were fortunate to be joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Warwickshire, Mr and Mrs T Waters, who along with about 50 other people enjoyed the service. The choir led the singing and afterwards we sampled peanut fudge and coconut macaroons which Anne and Fiona had baked from Suriname recipes. Many thanks to Will for the wonderful decorations, which included a display of the animals linked to Suriname and their flag which was painted by the children in the church for the event.
We thank the brave souls who came out today in sub zero temperatures to support our coffee morning in aid of Tommy’s charity. We raised a healthy £85 in spite of the fact that quite a few of our regulars were snowed in! Lots of chat about the weather of course - we are British after all! - and interestingly woolly scarves were amongst the first prizes to be snapped up from the raffle table!
We were reminded about the Women’s World Day of Prayer which takes place tomorrow evening at 7pm, and hoping that the weather will allow people to attend.
A very enjoyable quiz with fish and chips resulted in a profit of £140 for church funds. Eight teams of six battled out out under quiz master Vincent Coggins orders and only a point divided the first four teams. Many thanks to Sue and Malcolm Wagg, Valerie and Colin Bowerman and Vincent and Christine Coggins for all their hard work.
To improve security of the site and to avoid unwanted use of the carpark new yellow removeable bollards are now in operation. These T shaped posts are locked into place and will be locked into the stands at the sides when the carpark is open for use.
A busy morning with a good busy attendance which raised £!20 for Bloodwise which funds research into a range of blood cancers and supporting the way people live with it. It was lovely to see so many people present.
We met today to raise £95 for the Methodist Relief and Development fund. A busy morning with a raffle and lots of chat about how the Christmas period was spent and our New Year resolutions (or lack thereof in some cases!)
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.