A lovely evening with the prayers led by our new minister Farai and the meal finished off with the now obligatory Vince quiz. Hotly contested as usual the competition looked like it was going to have new champions until the last round. The final picture round in which all the faces were called Ian something proved to be tough. Our thanks to our meal makers, our washers up and of course our quiz master.
A lovely service led by Rev. Derek Shaw to a pretty packed church. Once again the food is being donated to the food bank and we had a nice range of tins and none perishables. The church looked lovely with some nice flowers and was well decorated incorporating some vintage farming equipment.
If you had ventured into the Chapel today you would have seen a happy hive of nineteen children and their parents as they created bunting, made decorated flip-flops, painted scallop shells, crafted colourful kites and fish. This all celebrated the holidays most of us have been lucky enough to enjoy. When the activities were complete Jacky read them some Bible stories whilst the hall was tidied for the sandwiches and cakes to be eaten.
We hope that our visitors enjoyed the occasion as much as we did. In this digital age it gave us pleasure to see the children using their creative imaginations and having a lot of fun in each others company. Our guests were extremely generous with their donations. We are grateful as the money will go towards craft materials for our Christmas Messy church.
We hope very much that we shall see you then.
Not quite so many at today's coffee morning for 'Care for the Family' - some people are still away on their holidays - but plenty of summer chatter amongst those there fuelled by a delicious supply of homemade biscuits and cakes courtesy of master chef Fiona!
Linda said a few words to everyone about the charity and how they reach out to help families who are facing any kind of crisis; from telephone 'befriending' to hosting event days and weekends. Stewart and Linda have had first hand experience of the support and encouragement they can offer when they attended a residential weekend some months after Thomas died. They were in the company of many other bereaved parents and far from being a gloomy occasion it was safe and uplifting and gave them hope that they could begin to feel some happiness again. They have continued to support the charity since and suggested that this coffee morning should raise funds for the charity. Today £100 was raised for 'Care for the Family'.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.