Loxbeare December Update 2019
Our Harvest Celebrations were held over the weekend 28-29 September with the Rev Andy Humm from St Paul's speaking at the Saturday service, led by Ron, followed by sports and tea. The offering of £220 was given to Tear Fund. The Sunday Harvest Songs of Praise was led by Jean and Carol with Harvest hymns chosen by the congregation with Steph speaking. Harvest Supper was on the Monday with Rev Jane Wilson as the after supper speaker. The produce was auctioned by Steven Radford and Arthur Haywood. The evening raised £210 for Chat. Thank you to everyone who helped in any way for the Harvest Celebrations and we give thanks to God for His wonderful and abundant provision.
A PCC meeting was held on 30 October and the next meeting will be in February.
Christmas will soon be upon us with many services and celebrations of Christ’s birth. This year we will joining with Christingle Praise Party on Sunday 1 December at 3.30 in Calverleigh Church. The Carol Service will be on 15 December at 6.30 with the offering being given to the work at Vranch House. Do come and join us. On 22 December there will be an informal time at 11.00 in the Church. There will be no Christmas Day service at Loxbeare, but see middle pages for dates and venues at Calverleigh.
Carol Singing evenings will be on 19,21,23 December. The collection will be for Open Doors and Mind. Do come and join in. Details from Ron 01884 881362.
Sunday services in January will be 12 Morning Service and the 19 Family Service both at 11.00.
It is good to hear that the New Creation Christian Bookshop, now called the Lighthouse, have agreed their new premises at 13 Bampton Street. We give God thanks for his guidance and provision and we pray his blessing on this work of providing a place of refreshment & encouragement to all who visit. Well worth a visit.
On 19 October a coffee morning was held at Jean’s to raise funds for the Blythewood Shoe Boxes for Christmas. A sum of £275 was raised. Thank you to everyone who helped, supported and also gave ready filled boxes.
Many thanks & much appreciation to all who have helped keep the Churchyard looking so nice and tidy during the past year and with the general maintenance of the Church. Also to all who have helped, supported and contributed in any way to the smooth running of the Church, to those who have taken services, played the organ, cleaned the Church, provided flowers etc.
It is good to hear that Graham Radford has recovered from his finger injury & stay in hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with Leslie Tidball, Derek and Avril McMannus recovering from operations and anyone else who is not well, awaiting operations/treatments.
Congratulations to Henry and Hannah Frankpitt on the birth of their precious little girl Martha Florence in September. We send our prayers and good wishes to you both.
Also congratulations to all celebrating special occasions and Happy Birthday to all with birthdays in December/January.