Leaving service for Richard and Amanda. We were joined by friends from the Parish Church, Bamford and Bradwell for the service to say farewell and thank you to Richard and Amanda after their 10 year stay with us. Presentations were made on behalf of the church and Hope Valley Christian Youth Work. The service was followed by coffee and cake!
Outreach Weekend We welcomed Dave Scott-Morgan, former member of pop group ELO, his wife Mandy and keyboard player Alan to lead our outreach weekend. They performed three sets on the Saturday and led the Sunday morning worship.
The Big Breakfast The Christian Aid Big Breakfast raised over £800!
Action for Children Spring Fair Our Spring Fair for Action for Children raised £602 despite inclement weather.
Churches Together Craft Afternoon Many children and adults joined together for Christmas Crafts in the Methodist hall with the theme of 'Follow the Star'. Lots of fun was had making nativity scenes, making 3D stars for decorations and cards to give and send, icing star shaped biscuits and planting bulbs in decorated pots.
In November we held an afternoon tea followed by a hymn sing.
A lot of creativity was on show at our Bible Hero's and LEGO afternoon. LEGO scenes based on the story of David and Goliath were built, biscuits decorated and marshmallow sheep manufactured. The afternoon finished with the children singing some of the songs they had learnt at school.
In September we invited members of the luncheon centre and their families to an afternoon party. Everyone enjoyed the quizzes and games (how long is it since you played pass the parcel with forfeits?) which were followed by afternoon tea.