Alton Webteam: July 2017
171 years of Alton Methodist Church — all those years of faith, fellowship and action are certainly worth celebrating!
The Girls' Brigade got the weekend off to a start with their bake-off and sleepover. Saturday morning saw a well attended coffee morning and baking competition, 'Use Your Loaf'. An array of breads and cakes was judged by Kate Wilson and prizes were awarded accordingly. All proceeds from donations for hot drinks and cakes as well as from the sale of the competition bakes will be included in the Gift Day collection. One eighth of the total will given to the Toilet Twinning charity (see previous articles for information about this).
The Sunday services focused on thanksgiving for all that we receive from God and have received over the years, as well as on the work that the church is enabled to do.
9th July is also Action for Children Day and the services included information on the work that Action for Children is doing to support children and young people with mental health problems and, of course, prayers for that work.
Between the services a goodly crowd, gathered for coffee and cake, was treated to sparkly candles in the shape of 171 on top of a pile of chocolate brownies, and to a shower of party popper streamers. The photos give you a flavour of the weekend's events.
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