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Wednesday Women

The meeting on 4th October will be a make-up session with Kayleigh Sutherland. Come along and see how it SHOULD be done!.

Meetings start at 7.15pm. In the coming session the group plan to have a variety of topics with speakers and demonstrations. All welcome.

 

Prestbury Coffee & Poetry Morning

Saturday 8nd September 10.30am – 12.00noon

Not only coffee and conversation, but Poetry and Pies as well!  Join Anne, Rose and Keith for some poetry readings with a little extra.

As ever, the legendary toasted teacakes will be on offer! There will also be a raffle, cakes and books for sale. Plenty of conversation guaranteed!

 

Wednesday Social Group at Warden Hill

At the URC Centre, Warden Hill, from 2-4pm

Please join us at the birth of our NEW Social Group for friendship, support, laughter and entertainment, and hopefully say, ‘thank you, this is just what I've always wanted’.

All ages are welcome.

Bring a neighbour, a loved one or someone who could become a good friend in the future. Don’t be on your own; four walls can always seem a sad and worrying place. Together, our group will show that we are a place of hope and joyful companionship. And there will, of course, be lots of tea, coffee and cake!

Friday Bible Study Group

Just a reminder that the  Friday Bible Study Group that has for many years met at Cleeve Hill Nursing Home ihas relocated to 51 Bournside Rd.  Same time though - 10.30 – 12.00am

New members will be very welcome.

Please contact Janet Kemp if you are interested in joining us.

CURC Discussion Group

Brian Ashworth will lead the session on Tuesday 26th September on “What is Freemasonry?”

Meetings are held at St Andrew’s starting at 7.30. All Welcome

Footsloggers Social & Quiz

Footsloggers are holding their annual social at St Andrew's on Saturday 11th November at 7.30pm. All welcome!

Samaritan’s Purse Appeal

Samaritans purse logoTime to start preparing your Shoe Boxes ! Flat pack shoe boxes available.

Final collection Sunday 29th October.  See the  October Magazine for Shoebox 'do's and 'don'ts'

Information leaflets in the churches. Queries to Dorothy Odell or Kate Alger

 

 

Reading Group

The next meeting of the Reading Group will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd November at Wendy Outram's home.

The book we have decided to discuss will be 'Conclave' by Robert Harris.

The Pope is dead and behind locked doors of the Sistine Chapel 118 cardinals are meeting in conclave to cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are Holy men but they are ambitious and they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth. Which one of them will it be?

Robert Harris will be coming to the Cheltenham Literary Festival on 8th October.

Any questions about the group please ring Mary Cummings

Martin Luther Exhibition at St Andrew's

The Exhibition on Martin Luther and the Reformation prepared by Janet Kemp, Wendy Outram, Jean Smith, Hanne Lambley and Tony Jeans was well received. It will be staying in the Church at St Andrew’s till October 31st, the actual 500th anniversary of Martin Luther publishing his 95 Theses

 

Vision4Mission - The next in the series of ‘24hour’ Synods

‘Missional Discipleship/People of the Way’

 

This event will be held from 6pm on Friday 13th October to 5pm on Saturday 14th October 2017 at The Holiday Inn, Birmingham City Centre.

 

‘The event will be an encouragement to explore the riches of our faith and be more authentic in its expression, enabling us to live out our calling as disciples of Jesus today.’

 

Friday evening:

Evening Meal

Keynote address from Deputy General Secretaries Ms Frances Brienen and Rev. Richard Church.

 

Saturday:

Mission Stream Workshops and small Business Meeting for Synod Reps.

Worship at key points in programme on both days.

 

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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