Hi folks, I hope you have enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend. I now attach the timetable for our Joshua studies.
I appreciate that some of you will only be able to attend 1 or 2 sessions, but you will be very welcome, whenever you can manage it. I have included the May 22nd on the timetable just for the sake of completeness.
Jean very kindly led our opening prayer last time. Just a reminder — if any others would like to do an opening prayer, let me know. It doesn’t have to be long or complicated! You will see that the Joshua series has 12 sessions and we may well later decide to have a break halfway through with something else, before resuming Joshua. Look forward to seeing you here in June. Geoff.
LIFEBUILDER SERIES — JOSHUA
Meetings once a month on Thursdays, from 7.30pm – 9pm, ending with light refreshments.
Group Leader: Geoffrey Scarlett
May 22nd: Session 1 — God’s Call and my insecurity : Joshua 1.
June 26th: Session 2 — Life-changing Faith : Joshua 2.
July 24th: Session 3 — Remembering what God has done : Joshua 3,1 — 5,12
August 21st: Session 4 — Claiming God’s Victories : Joshua 5,13 — 6,27
September 25th: Session 5 — Defeat, Confession and Victory : Joshua 7 — 8
October 16th: Session 6 — Deceived : Joshua 9.
Many thanks to all volunteer hosts. May we also pray for Colin’s house group and members.
On Saturday 7th June Dennis and Diane are taking part in a Sponsored Walk in Aid of Action for Children. The Walk is from Barton on Sea to Milford on Sea, and back again, approximately 6 miles. If you are interested in sponsoring them please speak to a Church Member to be introduced.
Action for Children was originally started by a Methodist Minister and two friends in 1869. It was formally known as National Children Homes. More details about Action for Childrens Work can be found at http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/
On Thursday 22nd May at 7:00pm. we will be starting a new study course based upon Old Jestament book of Joshua. This will be slightly different for us as we usually have studied courses set on a theme, rather than biblical study. Graham and Geoffrey looked around for something different based upon the Old Testament and we then choose Joshua. This promises to be interesting if I remember when I last read some of the things that happened in the book of Joshua.
We would be very pleased to see new faces in our group. We are trying to encourange many of our friends to view church as more than a Sunday Morning thing both in terms of secular and pastoral activities, and particularly in terms of being in one of the small house groups, where is far more easier to get to know different people. Geoffrey’s group normally meets about once a month in the evening. There are about 10 of us. We enjoy meeting in one of four or five homes, where we enjoy hospitality, tea, coffee and cakes. We do not lack noisy and excitable friends as well as quiet listeners. I prefer these small discussion groups to Sunday Morning Worship where I tend to fidget. Small groups are more about people. Please come along, you are very welcome.
The ramble on 15th May at 7:30pm. has been cancelled. Thankfully there is another ramble at the end of the month.
You are invited to join the rambling group for a walk at Chawton near Alton on Saturday 31st May and after for lunch at The Greyfriar at Chawton. You may park in the pub car park and we suggest we meet at the tea room next door at 11am. for coffee. The walk will include a visit to the local church and and as we go through a wooded area walking boots are advised. Menus are available from Marilyn or Michael or can be seen on the website http://www.thegreyfriar.co.uk. Please let them have your food order by Monday 26th May. Jane Austen`s house is across the road from The Greyfriar for those who may wish to visit after lunch.
This Event will take place on Wednesday 21st May at 6.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come along and see what the Brigades have been up to.
To give you an idea of what to expect an article about last years Awards evening is below.
During the Evening of Wednesday 3rd July, Relatives and Friends of the Boys and Girls Brigades attended the Annual Display and Awards Evening. This was an opportunity for us all to see what the Brigades had been up to during the last year, and congratulate them on the Badges they had achieved. We were pleased to welcome the Boys Brigade Battalion President, to present the Awards. Our thanks to all who where involved in this enjoyable event.
To see more about the Brigades please look at the Pages section to the Right of this post.
On May 11th at 10:30a.m. Ann and Tony will be introducing a new musical group. Ann and Tony belong to the musical group “The Madding Crowd”, and last year we were blest by their performance of “The Wesleys” at Swaythling Methodist Church. Tony is encouraging musicians outside of the standard Sunday morning worship mould to contribute to our worship, so under his guidance we are being brought together this Sunday after practice on Wednesday at 7:00pm. Tony plays the Serpent, a very interesting instrument indeed. We hope you all enjoy, and lets give Tony and all the musicians all the support and encouragement they deserve.
Thankyou everyone who came to the Spring Fayre yesterday. It was a lovely May day and this encouraged plenty of people to come. Outside we sold lots of plants, annuals, perenials and cacti. Indoor there were lovely cakes and marmalades, vegetables, books, games to play, things to buy, tins, woodwork, and lots of food to eat. More important than all the goodies, was the oportunity for everyone to meet in an informal setting. Nobody offerered me a prize on any of the games because I cheated! We trust everyone had a good time.
We apologise that the Saturday School website “www.jammychurch.co.uk” has now not been working for the last couple of weeks. The state has been brought to the attention of one of the webmasters of the site. Please be assured that Saturday School will still run on the second Saturday of each month, and that hopefully the problem will soon be fixed. In the meantime please refer to the calendar and details on this site, or the Saturday School facebook page.
On Saturday 3rd May we will be holding our Spring Fayre.
There will be many stalls including Plants, Books, Cakes, Crafts, Cards, Woodwork, Fruit Veg and Preserves, Gifts. We will also be holding some Raffles including one for a Hamper. Refreshments will be available, there will be an opportunity to play some Games. The Fayre starts at 10.30 a.m. and will go on until about 1.00 p.m. Admission is 50p per Adult and is free for Children. We would be delighted if you came to see us during the Morning. (The Pictures were taken at a previous Fayre).
Helping you to live in a fellowship of friendship.