We met today on a nice dry warm summer day to support global care. A good number of people attended with talk of Guernsey holidays, ferry crossings and tractor rebuild news being among some of the topics discussed! A total of £123 was raised including the raffle and with thanks to Evelyn, Pauline and Phil for their support in serving the tea and coffee.
Pauline took our service today having celebrated her 80th birthday yesterday. The service mentioned getting old and local heroes touching particularly on John Sumner who developed the Ty-Phoo tea brand and was born in Coleshill and is remembered by his alms houses. After the service there were cakes to be eaten one we had all sung happy birthday to Pauline
Not too many here today, but lovely cakes made by Anne and Jayne. Cynthia and Lewis both have birthdays in July and were sung to in preparation for the event. Lewis also helped to wash up with the aid of his Aunty Julie, so grateful thanks to them both for their help. Around 22 people attended and £91 raised for the MHA.
A telling tale of how you treat others with the story of a citizen who had pleaded with the King for more time to pay yet then went and dealt with an employee of his own in far worse terms. The King then sorted this out properly reminding him of how he was treated! From parable of the unforgiving servant Matthew 18:21-35.
Our open the book team were back in school again this time completing the Good Samaritan story complete with some scary looking robbers.
Half term and we met to raise £87 for the Church Homeless Trust. A quieter morning due to many being away but still people came to have a chat and converse.
Rev Nick Jones led our Holy Communion service today with some thoughts on Ascension Day. He reminded us of the was that the Lord was lifted up to heaven particularly with reference to the Peter Rogers "The Ascension". He made us all thank the Lord when we all thought that the picture had a similarity to the FIFA world cup when he admitted that was his own thoughts when studying the original at his theological college. However Nick tied this in with the 1966 images of the world cup being lifted high and glorifying an event which relates to the Glorification of the Lord as he Ascends to Heaven.
More information about this picture from the Methodist art collection here
Over 60 people joined us at the church this afternoon for tea and cake. Choir led the singalong and everyone joined in old folk songs. It was all good fun but if you did not get your Coronation coins, you must contact the parish clerk or speak to Jill.
Thanks to all who made cakes, washed up or put up decorations for this special event.
Baby Freya and proud mum made a visit to our post service tea and coffee and much fuss was made of her. We had as a church been praying for her mum during her pregnancy and immediately after her birth so it was our prayers answered to see both well and happy.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.