Poppies for Remembrance

IMG_20180630_092554

We are planning to “Yarn bomb” an area of the church to create a memorial to those who gave their lives during the First World War. The idea is to knit or crochet as many poppies as we can which will then be joined together to create a blanket and be on display during November 2018. The more poppies we get, the greater area we can cover.  If you can help with this by knitting or crocheting some poppies please  ask the stewards to direct you to the person with the patterns who  also have some wool which can be used. Also if anyone has unwanted black buttons that can be used for centres they would be appreciated. Completed poppies will need to be handed in by the end of August so they can be sewn together. We already have a couple of hundred Red and White Poppies, and would like to thank those people who have kindly made these.

Advertisements

Carnival Cake Crafts and Drinks

IMG_20160702_134242

This Saturday 7th July is Hedge End Carnival.  We will be offering Drinks and Cake at the Church (Front Car Park) from before the procession starts.  We also have a plot at the Gala show in Greta Park (by the Library) where we will be offering the opportunity to take part in various Craft activities as well as cold drinks. We are happy to chat to our visitors at both of these events, you are very welcome to come along and speak to us.

For various reasons we are not entering a group in the procession this year, but we intend to be back next year and already have an offer of a vehicle.

The theme of the carnival is Winter Wonderland so hopefully this will make us feel a bit cooler.  More about the Carnival can be found on their website at

http://www.hedgeendcarnival.org.uk/

We hope that everyone  has a fun day.

Building on Foundations

The Theme for Jammy Church on Saturday 14th July is the Parable of the two houses, do you build your house on Rock or Sand ? This story can be found in the book of Matthew at Chapter 7 verses 24-27.

Jammy Church is an activity session for children, their families and the young at heart.  Each session is based on a particular Theme.

There will be various activities and crafts to take part in and some food to eat.  You do not need to attend all the session; you could just pop in to see what we are up to. If you wish to stay for the food please try to come before 11 a.m. so we can get our catering correct.

More information can be found on the Jammy Church Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/JammyChurch

The Pictures above were taken at last months Jammy Church and are of an edible version of a certain well known construction toy.

Please note that there is no Jammy Church in August so the next one will be Saturday 8th September.

Northam Caribbean Evening 2018

 

Northam Methodist Church Caribbean Evening 2015

On Saturday 21st  July at 7 p.m.   Our Friends at Northam Methodist Church will be holding their Caribbean evening.  Several of us have attended this event in past years and it is good fun.  Music is provided by the “Harbour Lights Steel Band” and there is a buffet meal.  Tickets are available at a cost of £6.

previous articles on this site about this event are at

Caribbean Evening

Caribbean Evening

Caribbean Flavours

If you would like to order tickets online  to be picked up and paid for on the day please fill in the form below and your request will be passed onto them. Please do so by Wednesday 18th July  so that catering can be sorted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tower of Babel

JammyChurch

The theme for Jammy Church on Saturday 9th June is the Tower of Babel. This story can be found in the Old Testament in the book of Genesis Chapter 11 verses 1 to 9.

Jammy Church is an activity session for children, their families and the young at heart.  Each session is based on a particular Theme.

There will be various activities and crafts to take part in and some food to eat.  You do not need to attend all the session; you could just pop in to see what we are up to. If you wish to stay for the food please try to come before 11 a.m. so we can get our catering correct.

More information can be found on the Jammy Church Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/JammyChurch

New Chairs

The New Chairs arrived on Wednesday. As you can see from the pictures  they are colour co-ordinated with the walls.  We think these should ensure a comfortable sitting experience for everyone.  Some of the chairs have arms and some are fitted with “Nets” for the Hymn books, bibles, service books.  As these chairs stack it will also be possible to move them around as appropriate for events such as the “Christmas Fayre”.

Our thanks to everyone who was involved in organising the New Chairs, and the refurbishment which has been taking place over the last few weeks such as the painting of the walls and the varnishing of the floors.

Christmas Fayre Date and Recipe Request

Our Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday 3rd November from 10.am. to 2 p.m. We would be pleased if you could put this date in your diaries.  We are finalising the stalls at the moment, It is likely they will include many of the stalls which we had a couple of weeks ago, some of the visiting  stallholders have already asked to attend again.

It is intended  to produce a Church recipe book for sale at this event.  We are grateful to those of you who have already given us recipes but we would like some more please  they can be starter, main course, dessert, cake, bread, snacks, BBQ, cooking tips etc etc. Children are also welcome to take part. More than one recipe is acceptable.
You may either send the recipes electronically using the form below or hand recipes to the Church Stewards. For more details please see the previous blog Church Recipe Book

Thank you for your help.

 

Winter Wonderland Carnival

IMG_20170701_152830

On Saturday 7th July Hedge End Carnival will be taking place. Our church family will be taking part in it. The Carnival has been running since 1921 and raises money for good causes local to Hedge End.

Last year the theme for our entry was “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, for which we received a first prize. The year before the theme was “Noah’s Ark”. In 2015 it was “All things bright and beautiful for which we were awarded a cup for our walking group.

This year the overall theme for the Carnival is “Winter Wonderland” we have decided to depict “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” which is a children’s story by C.S. Lewis who is well known for his Christian writing. We are looking into the possibility of having a float, rather than the Bus, as a float would make us more visible. If you happen to know anyone who has suitable transport please let us know.

If you wish to join us it would be great. This is not just for the children in the church; or only those people who attend Sunday morning worship, it is for everyone. People who attend any activity associated with the Church are welcome to take part.

If you wish to take part in the procession please let us know, so that we can get an idea of numbers (we need to give the carnival committee an idea of how many people we have) and work out the logistics, so all goes smoothly on the day.If you wish to help beforehand we will be making banners etc in the Hall during the evening of Monday 18th June.

We will be having a stall on the Show Ground where the carnival procession ends and hold a Children’s “Jammy type” event there as we did last year. This was appreciated by the public and good fun was had by all. If there are enough people available on the day we also hope to serve people tea and coffee outside the Church as we did in 2016, but this depends if we get enough volunteers as we do not wish to deplete the procession in order to do this.

The Carnival is an excellent opportunity to all have a good time, whilst telling the people of Hedge End and further afield that we are here, and that God is important to us, and for them. This is part of our continuing outreach into the Community.

Coffee Morning Womens World Day of Prayer

IMG_20180212_144424

As a replacement for the  Women’s World Day of Prayer Service in March , which was cancelled because of the Snow, Churches together in Hedge End and Botley  have organised a coffee morning. They say

We would like to invite you all to a coffee morning on Friday 18th May at the Underhill Centre, St John’s Church Hedge End from 10.30am-12.30pm.While enjoying homemade cakes and cookies, tea & coffee,we will use the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the women of Suriname who prepared the service,and to show our support for their efforts in protecting the rainforest which helps to protect us from the dire effects of climate change. Please come and bring friends and family members. There is no charge,but donations will be gratefully received for the charities supported by the WWDP.

The chosen country for the 2019 service is Slovenia”.

Helping you to live in a fellowship of friendship.