January Sunday Worship/Services
Prayer Support Group
The next meeting
of the Prayer Support Group is on Monday 13th Janaury at 10:00am
Open the Book - Assembly - Hatton Park School.
What is "OPEN THE BOOK" Open Book is a project which offers primary
school children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the Bible, presented chronologically, during the school year.
Where next for Messy Church!!
On 12th October the Messy Church Team met at the Baptist
Church to discuss ‘what next' for the Messy Church Group. For more information about the outcomes of this
meeting, contact Susan Meah 01954-781258 or Revd
Dr Beth Cope 07720330272
is for you...are you able to help?
Are you able to help? More people are needed to prepare crafts for MESSY
CHURCH. We offer six different craft activities and we will provide all materials and instructions well in
advance so that you have plenty of time to prepare. You will need to make a sample and, if necessary, do some advance preparation
for children to make the craft.
It is one way in which we attempt to reach out into the wider community. It can
be exhausting, but those of us who have been involved believe that it is important. I hope that you are supporting Messy Church
through prayer. However, we would really appreciate more help. Would you be able to transport the crockery and cutlery to
and from the church and the village hall? Perhaps you wouldn't mind cutting out shapes for a craft activity while you're
watching TV? Or you might like to research craft activities on the internet for us? You could go shopping for craft resources?
Maybe you could supply a dozen cakes or bake a large lasagne or cottage pie. It takes time to set up the activities,
to do the washing up and to tidy up. We'd love you to join us at Messy Church, but even if you can't (or don't
want to) any of the above jobs are things you could help us with. It doesn't even have to be a monthly commitment. Maybe
you'd like to coordinate offers of help and make sure the jobs are covered.
I would love to hear how you can
support us. It would be an encouragement if you can let us know that you are praying. You can contact me (Susan Meah)
on 01954-781258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
See contacts page if you
want to get in touch or e-mail email@example.com
Church Bible Study Group - 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th January
Bible study is not for
academic study, but an opportunity for us to grapple together with what the Bible says and how we might apply it to our everyday
lives. If we believe the Bible is God's word to us, surely we can set aside an hour a week to look at it together?
We will be taking the theme "EVERYDAY GOD".
The word "ordinary" speaks of something not particularly exciting or stimulating, yet in our daily lives there are
lots of ordinary jobs that have to be done. It is the same in church life: it is great to celebrate our special festivals,
but what about those Sundays which are not particularly special, like the 19th Sunday after Trinity?
The truth is this - we spend much of our lives in ordinariness, and the challenge
we face is this: how do we experience and appreciate the gems and wonders of everyday existence? How do we encounter God in
the ordinariness of daily life?
Join us and let's
work this through together!
Mini-Jaffas - 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
Mini-Jaffas is for parents with pre-school children. Mini-Jaffas meet at the
Village Institute Longstanton or the Church at 10.30am. for a short
informal time of worship followed by craft activities, related to the theme and refreshments.
is an excellent way of introducing young children to worship, as well as being a good way of meeting other parents within
the local community. Those who have had their children baptised will find this a great way of keeping their baptismal
promises. Just turn up and you will be guaranteed a warm welcome at either venue.
Thursday at Over - Between 10am & 12pm.
Mustard Seed is a coffee shop with a difference
and takes place in St Mary's Church Hall, Over on a Thursday morning (10 a.m. - 12 Noon). It is not a
church event but is open to everyone from baby to 100+. What we are seeking to achieve is quite simple - a place where anyone
can come and have a chat over coffee/tea (served in individual pots) + home-made cake. And if you are lucky we may even have
hot chocolate available.
Depending on the week, we also:
• sell locally grown produce (as available)
• sell home-made
crafts (usually the 1st Thursday of the month)
• have a selection of 2nd hand books (donations always welcome)
• and there could be more!!
Families with young children
are welcome, and we will make more "toys" etc. available should demand increase.
Volunteer help is always welcome - just come
along and offer your services.