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.
For 2023 we have sent off 18 shoe boxes to Link to Hope. Gideon took them to our area organisers in Erdington. They will be picked up from there and delivered to children and adults in Ukraine or nearby countries.
Many thanks to those who filled a box.
Coffee morning today for Greenfingers, £110 was made. A few more there than the last couple of months. Lovely refreshments including Fiona’s famous meringues. Fiona decorated the tables for Remembrance,with red poppies she had crocheted. They looked great and were sold afterwards contributing further to the total of £121.
The new chapel chairs look very smart.
A small bunch of intrepid singers ventured out in the fortunately clear dry and warmer night than we have had for the past few weeks to raise money for Mary Ann Evans Hospice. Carolling from door to door around Station Road, Cottage Lane and Birmingham Road finishing off at The Railway public house. A total of £438 was raised with thanks to all who answered their doors and gave generously and of course to the singers, young and old, who braved the elements.
This year we have delivered eighteen shoeboxes to link to hope today. Many thanks to all our shoebox packers who made this such a substantial number to take for delivery
Today our service led by Anne and Mike Pointer celebrated the work of JMA - Junior Mission for All. Many of our collectors were present some now with quite substantial strings of collection to their names. Many thanks to our ten collectors who raised £52.67
Despite a very slow start we managed to raise £82 for the Open Doors Charity which supports Christians who suffer for their beliefs. It is hard for us to understand this when we are usually faced with indifference rather than persecution when speaking of our faith. There were many raffle prizes and we welcomed a couple of new faces and it was nice to see Arthur Edwards there with his family.
Thanks to Chris and Sue for their work and home made cakes.
The coffee morning was a busy one with many people commenting that they had known someone affected with Pancreatic Cancer and so a magnificent £146 was raised for the charity. Thanks to Hazel and Elizabeth for hosting the event.
We have collected up twenty shoeboxes to deliver to the charity Link to Hope. Many thanks to all those who have either contributed to packing the boxes or have given donations as well.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.