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Annual Pastorate Service

The Annual Pastorate Service will take place at St Christopher's on Sunday 11 June at 10.30 am.  There will be NO services at Prestbury or St Andrew's that day. A hot lunch will be served after the service - please sign up if you would like to have lunch as Cheryl Parsons needs to know numbers in advance.

Reading Group

'The next meeting of the Reading Group will take place at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 23 August 2017 at Prestbury URC.  
The book we are currently reading is 'Birdcage Walk' by Helen Dunmore. Set at the same time as the French Revolution, Lizzie Fawkes has recently married John Diner Tredevant.  As a property developer who is heavily investing in Bristol's housing boom he has everything to lose from social upheaval and the prospect of war. Diner believes that Lizzie's independent, questioning spirit must be coered and subdued as she 'belongs to him' and she should live as he wants. It is a tense drama of public and private violence, resistance and terror.
New members and/or past members would be most welcome. For any further information contact Mary Cummings

Eco Church

The Regeneration & Repair café celebrated its first birthday on Saturday 6th May. Thanks to everyone who has supported this initiative.

 

On 3 June, Vision 21 will launch Warmer Cheltenham with a training event at St Andrew’s while the Regeneration and Repair cafe is going on. This will include an understanding of energy efficient renovation of older housing, a demonstration of the website, and ideas for how to tell people about it. You may have read about this in Vision 21’s recent article in the Echo. The website was developed with the help of a grant from the Lottery Fund. It has lots of information for anyone who wants to renovate older properties and also make them more energy efficient.  If you have internet access you can explore the Warmer Cheltenham website on http://www.warmer.org.uk/. The website is still being developed with further links and case studies planned to be added.

Carol Drummond

 

Tuesday Teas at St Andrew's

How about trying our NEW ‘Tuesday Teas’, happening on the first Tuesday of the month over the summer – and if you all like the idea, they could continue.

Advance Notice: Maz’s last Services + Lunches

 

At:          The Church in Warden Hill on 9th July.

        Prestbury on 23rd July.

       St. Andrew’s on 30th July.

The reason I have arranged for three meals instead of one, is so that I can speak with more people to thank you for your love and support over the past ten years.

Please do try to stay for lunch. There will be a sign-up sheet in each church nearer the time.

Donations on the day will be gratefully received but not essential.

Maz

Holiday Club

All aboard the Warden Hill Holiday Club! (There will a train theme). This will take place on Tuesday 8th August, Wednesday 9th August and Thursday 10th August at the URC Centre.

Offers of help gratefully received.

Debbie Cypher

Family Fun Day Out - Saturday 17 June

 

Montpellier Fair

The next Montpellier Street Fair will be on Sunday 25th June. If you would like to help please talk to Maz or Ann Lewis.

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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