Events this coming week

Week beginning Monday 14th October

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     Engaging Issues – Disagree Respectfully – Helen Drewery   URC 7.30pm

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 – 

Network   2.30 pm –  Network -Kathryn Lewis

“Network” is back at last, after the summer break. The programme for 2019 – 2020 is the usual mixture of serious and more light-hearted afternoons, with a goodly number of our church family among the guest speakers. You don’t have to ‘belong’ to Network – just come and enjoy the fellowship any Wednesday afternoon. Both sexes and all ages are welcome.  Network is for men and women.

7.30 pm Churches Together AGM – Parish centre

Thursday 

Friday   

Saturday  Saturday Morning Concert   10.30 am Piano duets and songs with Gill Styles and Richard Walker.  Admission free but a retiring collection for the Methodist Church and local charities. Refreshments in the church hall at 11.30 am.

Sunday  10.30    This  is an ‘Own Arrangement’ and will feature UN Day and the One World Theme for 2019 “Climate Changes Everything”.

–   Please join us for refreshments and fellowship after the service.            

Food Bank News.   

Very busy week last week so now need tinned Veg, tinned Rice Pudding, Pasta Sauce/ Rice, Soup, Fruit Juice and Jam/ Preserves.

Thank you for your generosity last week; it is very much appreciated.

EcoChurch.

Our church is an Eco Church, having gained the silver award. Eco Church is an award scheme for churches operated by A Rocha. It believe that caring for God’s earth is a necessary and joyful part of Christian worship and discipleship.

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.