Alton Webteam: August 2015
In the coming week the Prayer Handbook will be encouraging us to pray with Christians in West Africa, Britain and Ireland. The theme for next week's A Word in Time Bible studies is Prayer and Prudence written by the Revd Dr Richard Clutterbuck.
Walking for Change
Starting on the 13/14 November, Christians across England will be partaking in a Pilgrimage2Paris, calling on world leaders to agree a fair, ambitious and legally binding climate change deal in Paris at the UN climate talks on 27 November. More information can be obtained from the link. http://pilgrimage2paris.org.uk/
Video Thursday: DoTheDadDance
A new campaign in aid of UNICEF UK is raising money for less privileged children, through encouraging dads to film themselves dancing. Contact the Methodist Church for more details.
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It was great to welcome lots of children, parents and grandparents to the first Messy Church of 2020 on Jan. 4th.After table games as people arrived we played two group games which burnt off plenty of energy. We then acted out the story of Mary & Joseph taking Jesus as a baby to the Temple to give thanks for his life. Old Simeon and Anna were so excited to see him! We then imagined what it was...
Messy Church Style Christingle ServiceOn Christmas Eve at 4pm the church began to fill with children, parents and grandparents as we began our Christingle Service.After singing some carols, lighting the advent candles and hearing the Christmas story we all moved to gather around tables to make our own Christingle using an orange, sweets, raisins, ribbons and candles. In no time...
The CAMEO Christmas Tea Afternoon began with a quiz, requiring members to work together to answer a range of general knowledge questions. After all that brain activity they were able to relax and enjoy some musical entertainment. Terri White very kindly brought along three of her pupils who played for us — the first public performance for all three of them! We sang along to some familiar carols...