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Easter 2107

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St Andrew's Prayers - Every 2nd Sunday at 10.15am

This is a new venture to be led by Bob Alger.  It will run for about 20 minutes before the main service where there will be music, a short reading and  time to share concerns and prayer.

 

Wednesday Women

We had a very productive craft evening at March’s meeting, making Easter chicks and Daisies for sale in aid of church funds.

For our April meeting, Helen Briscoe, CEO of Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove will be joining us to talk about the show garden the hospice created for the 2016 Malvern Spring Show. There will also be an opportunity to swap seeds.

The group will meet at St Andrew’s at 7.15. All welcome.

 

Reading Group

'The next meeting of the Reading Group will be on Wednesday 24 May at 7.30pm. We will meet at the home of Wendy Outram, 24 Cleevemont, Evesham Road, Cheltenham.

The novel we will be discussing is 'The Cold Cold Ground' by Adrian McKinty. The book is a thriller set in Northern Ireland in the 1980's. Detective Sean Duffy is an ordinary policeman trying to hunt down a serial killer at the height of the 'Troubles'.

New members are welcome. Please contact  Mary Cummings  for more information

 

URC BIG DAY OUT

Saturday 20th May 2017

Warwick Castle

 

A day of fun and celebration for the whole United Reformed Church.

ALL Church families and their friends are invited.

 

There will be: Worship for everyone with live music.

                      Access to Warwick Castle and attractions.

                     Opportunity to meet up with friends.

 

£16.50 for adults, £11.00 for 4-16 yr olds, under 4’s Free.

 

Let’s add Cheltenham to the list of churches going.

Please let Maz know if you are interested.

Church AGMs

All take place immediately after the morning service. Please try to attend - this where you can have YOUR say in the running of your Church

St Andrew's Sunday 2nd April
Prestbury Sunday 23rd April
The Church in Warden Hill Sunday 23rd April

The Annual Church Council Open Meeting for Cheltenham URC is at 7.30 on Wednesday 24th May at Warden Hill URC Centre. All Welcome

Lent Groups for 2017

All groups are open to everyone.

Warden Hill

The Lent Course will be based on Justin Welby’s ‘Dethroning Mammon’

Tuesdays             7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March and 4th April.

To be held in the URC Centre, Warden Hill from 11am-12.30pm.

To buy your book. please contact Maz.

 

 Brockworth URC

The Lent Course will be the York Course ‘Receiving Christ’

Tuesdays             7th, 14th, 28th March, 11th, 25th April.

The group meets at Brockworth URC, 2.30pm-4pm.

Contact Maz or Janet Kemp re books.

 

Cleeve Hill Nursing Home

The Lent course will be the York Course ‘Receiving Christ’

Fridays  10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March and 7th April.

The group meets at Cleeve Hill Nursing Home from 10.30am-11.45am.

Contact Maz or Janet Kemp re books.

After Lent the Group will continue with the Studies from Isaiah

Prestbury Friday Circle

The weekly Friday Circle at the URC starts at 10 am. If you are at a loose end on a Friday morning why not drop in for a cup of tea or coffee?  If you want more than just a chat, there are board and card games to play, quiz’, bingo and beetle sessions and if you fancy a spot of pampering there are visits from ‘The Nail Lady’ (Revd. Dee) who will send you out well manicured.

  For more information contact Rose on pfc@urcic.org.uk

Prestbury May Fayre & Coffee Morning

Our next event will be our Spring Fayre Saturday 6 April from 10 till Noon.

Refreshments as ususal, but also books, cakes, raffle, tombola, toys and many other stalls.

 

Keep Fit AND Have Fun!!

Footsloggers meet every month, alternating Mondays and Fridays for a morning walk, rarely more than 5 miles. Members take turns to organise the walk and find a suitable lunch venue. We have enjoyed a wide variety of country pubs as well as the occasional unlicensed establishment.

Walks have taken us all over the county, though steep ‘ups’ and too many stiles are discouraged! Weather we cannot control – so that is pot luck. We’d love to have your company, and your dog’s company.

Just get in touch with Tim Odell by e-mail at t_odell@blueyonder.co.uk, or Jenny Evans at jenny21evans@hotmail.co.uk

WANTED

If anyone has any wool (any colour) and buttons, I would welcome them. I am collecting them on behalf of a relative and friend who are knitting squares and sewing buttons on them to help people suffering from Alzheimers. These squares are used for occupational therapy as they act as comforters.Thank you.

Lyn Ricketts

Age UK

Age UK are offering a free service of regular telephone 'chats' to over-60's who are perhaps alone or not able to see people regularly.

If you know of anyone who would benefit from regular phone calls, you must get their permission to register them on the scheme. Either you or I can then do so, on the Age UK website.

Maz

St Andrew's Book Exchange

 Do you like borrowing books?

Do you have books of any sort, cluttering up the place that you would be happy to exchange , or give, to the Book Exchange?

St Andrew’s have started a Book Exchange, situated in the Link Gallery. Available whenever the building is open.

Marcus Dann

‘Getting to grips with the Bible’(TLS Lite Course of 5 sessions)

An ecumenical course designed to help us be more confident in reading/understanding the Bible. Open to all.

To be held at Brockworth URC, 2.30pm – 4pm.

 

Please let Maz know immediately if you are interested. Transport can be arranged.

Carol Drummond

CURC Discussion Group

This group exists for general discussion of the topic led by the speaker.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Put the dates in your diaries……….

Tuesday 25th April                            The Bible Society                              Julie Jefferies

Tuesday 27th June                            The Church in India         Rev Gary Grady

Meetings in future will be at St Andrew’s, in the Mews room starting at 7.30.

Regeneration/Repair Café

Word is slowly getting round about the Regeneration and Repair café. We saw a few return visitors and some new folk.

A new video shows how the cafe works ! See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbqjqLr0aPg&feature=youtu.be.

Vision 21 have also put up a video about the cafe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwtbr4cUU10

Classic Films

If anyone would like to take over running this event  then please contact Tony Jeans classic.films1@urcic.org.uk

Cheltenham Christian Arts Festival

Cheltenham Christian Arts Festival will be held from 22nd April to 7th May at many venues across Cheltenham.

Programme listing booklets are now available at many venues across town.

St Christopher’s at Warden Hill are hosting a ‘Musicathon’ on Saturday 29th April, continuous live music throughout the day, and St Andrew’s are hosting

‘Out of the Ashes’ an evening of jazz and rootsy blues with conversation on Thursday 4th May. Across the Festival there is something for everyone.  

THE BIG SING is part of the Festival, at Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday 22nd April

Tickets available from Town Hall Box Office

Past Case Review

The United Reformed Church Past Case Review is an open invitation for anyone to raise concerns about the behaviour or conduct of anyone affiliated with the URC since its formation in 1972. Tel. 020 7916 8682, email: pastcase.review@urc.org.uk

www.urc.org.uk/past-case-review

 

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