Events this coming week
Week beginning Monday 15th January
Monday Craft and Conversation 10.00 – 12.00 All materials and help supplied. Or bring a project of your own such as knitting, painting etc. Tea and coffee and light refreshments provided. For any further information call our minister, Rev. Hazel Ratcliffe. Tel:-01694 723923 Meet in the church hall.
2.00 Management Committee
Wednesday Babies and Toddlers 10.00 – 12.00 a.m. (This lively group meets on a Wednesday morning in the church hall in term-time between 10 and 12 .00
Prayer Group 1.30 pm meet in the church vestry 1.30 p.m. NO MEETING THIS WEEK
Network 2.30 pm NO FORMAL MEETING THIS WEEK
Friday WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
Meetings during this week are as follows –
Friday 19th Jan. 8.30am at St Michael’s All Stretton
Saturday 20th Jan. 10am to 12 noon Church open for prayer here with refreshments in the hall
Sunday 21st Jan. 6.30pm united service at URC
Sunday 10.30 Mrs Fiona Goodwin -service followed by refreshments in the church hall
Food Bank News / Needs
Thanks to your generosity stocks are generally good at the moment. Your help is really appreciated.
CHURCH OPEN FOR PRAYER. As usual the church will be open for prayer and coffee and fellowship will be on offer in the hall on the second Saturday of the month from 10.00 – 12.00. The usual attendees would love to see others in the church on these mornings. Suggestions for prayer are available each month (written by different people) but don’t have to be used. If fact you could just sit quietly and let the prayers of others uphold you. If you haven’t tried, do come at least once this year. You never know you might find yourself looking forward to the next one.
HAND MADE CARDS FOR SALE A reminder that cards made by the Craft and Conversation Group, which meet every Monday morning in the church Hall, are on sale after church each Sunday. Do have a look at the selection, proceeds are for church funds. Cards made by the Craft and Conversation group are now on sale in the hall after the service.
Our church is involved in local ecumenical activities, including; Churches Together in the Strettons, Stretton Traidcraft, Christian Aid, The Bible Society and The United Nations Association. A major refurbishment of our church has provided greater flexibility to reflect the need for a variety of worship styles in the 21st century and provide full disabled access to all areas. The pews have gone and we have comfortable upholstered chairs. There is a new worship area with movable pulpit and communion rail. This flexibility provides for a variety of community uses of the church, making it more suitable for meetings, concerts etc. The worship platform has disabled access and an induction loop facility is available for those with hearing impairment in both the church and the hall. The church area, hall and vestry are available for use by the community. Please contact the lettings secretary for details. Mrs. Carole Coles Tel: 01694 724377 History of the Church Our book on the history of Methodism in Church Stretton and our church over the last 100 years. Copies are available in the church – £3.00 Contact Jon Cooke Tel: 01694-723205 for further detail Our church has “accreditation” from the Fair Trade Organisation and is recognised as a Fair Trade Church. Church Stretton is a Fair Trade Town. Bible Study 20,,p.m. in the church hallWe have a regular Fair Trade stall in the hall after morning worship