The children helped to build the idol Baal for the bad King Ahab. The story told of how God fed Elijah by sending food with ravens whilst he was hiding from the anger of King Ahab. Ruby helped out too.
A good crowd this morning with some new welcome faces from Weymouth. Judy was brought up in Shustoke and she and Ray have returned to the vicinity they love. We hope to see them again.
There were lots of great raffle prizes to be won and luscious cakes thanks to Anne, Jacky and Jane.
The sum of £120 was raised for our Methodist Church funds .
Our next fund raising event for the Chapel is a fish and chip supper with Quiz, on Saturday March 9th.
Tickets are £11.50 each from Jill.
After the service today we celebrated the birthday of Carol one of our stewards who turns 70 this week. This was done in style with a cake at our post service tea and coffee meeting.
Quite a relatively quiet affair with perhaps many still away or back at work of course. However we still raised £90 to support Alzheimers who are working towards a world where dementia not longer devastates lives. Cakes and a raffle were still enjoyed and at least the weather seemed drier and more pleasant today than the wet downpours of late.
A good crowd of people turned out sing around the village with several youngsters joining us. the group ended with our usual carol sing along in the Railway public house and a total of £372.51 was raised for Acorns charity.
Our service of candlelit carols was led by Rev Nick Jones and supported by the choir who sang a new version of "Little Donkey" for the congregation as their finale. Lessons and carols were sung and we thank all those who read so ably for us. This year we had new LED flicker candles but still maintained tradition with proper burning candles on the side tables. We even had a special playlet where the Angels in Heaven discussed the coming of Jesus and decided to descend and view proceedings.
Mince pies and festive treats were washed down with tea and coffee afterwards in the school room. Merry Christmas to you all.
Our traditional Nativity display has now gone up for all to see including the passing traffic. The church has also been decorated ready for the Christmas services - please see our home page for times and dates
A good crowd attended this morning raising £121 for the Salvation Army. Our hosts Evelyn, Pauline and Phil and there were lots of raffle prizes and homemade cake and biscuits to enjoy.
45 people enjoyed themselves listening to Nick crooning to them. The Church rocked to a variety of music and we had fun. £330 was made for Church funds. We are grateful to Rev. Nick for giving up his time and to Chris & Vincent, Sue & Malcolm, Val & Colin for organising the refreshments.
We have been most fortunate to be gifted the former Coleshill Methodist church chairs to replace our green 1970 chapel chairs. These give a much improved comfort level with the padded upholstery and have made the main church a much brighter environment. We now have a range of three chairs which form the lifespan of the building since 1914. Find out a little more and scroll down, in our history section here. Our thanks to Coleshill for allowing these chairs to continue their proper use of worship.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.