Events this coming week

Week beginning Monday 15th July

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  Tel:- 01694 720353 Meet in the church hall.  

Tuesday Prayers for a Summer Evening 7.00pm in the church  During the months of July and August the Wednesday lunchtime prayer group does not meet so to continue our prayer ministry we will be having “Prayers for a Summer Evening” at 7pm, for about half an hour, in the church on the Tuesdays in July starting THIS WEEK 2nd July. 

Wednesday  10.00 – 12.00  Babies and Toddlers meet in the church hall. New members and their parents always welcome.            

Prayer Group  1.30 pm meet in the church vestry – NO MEETINGS UNTIL SEPTEMBER

Network   2.30 pm –  Network – MEETINGS UNTIL SEPTEMBER
Network is for men and women.
Once again Stella has organised a varied and interesting weekly programme of events. This year the meetings should go even better because the new loop system in the hall is working. But Network is much more than a series of meetings. It is a warm caring fellowship. Some people seldom miss a Wednesday afternoon and some attend occasionally but all are valued and participate just as much or little as they wish. We are a smallish group but still ‘punch above our weight’. If you have never been, why not give it a try?

Thursday 

Friday   

Saturday  

Sunday  10.30 Mrs Susan Dutton Please join us for coffee and fellowship after this service.
              

Food Bank News.

We are still short of Coffee, Pasta Sauce Jars and 500 gm Sugar. We are now also short of Cereal, 500 gm Pasta, Packets of Savoury Rice, Fruit Juice and believe it or not, Soup.You all do so well when we we make these special appeals so thanks again in advance.

Thanks for your generosity, the food stocks are replenishing.  We are, however still short of Pasta Sauce jars, 500 gm sugar, tins of fruit, biscuits and coffee.

 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 details.

Our church has “accreditation” from the Fair Trade Organisation and is recognised as a Fair Trade Church. Church Stretton is a Fair Trade Town. We have a regular Fair Trade stall in the hall after morning worship.