Looking at the recent months
Summer Holiday Club 7th—12th August 17 and Pet Service 13th August
The holiday club for 5—11 year olds will be a bible based, activity packed experience for children from the local area which Mal is organising with help from members from all 3 churches. The sessions Monday to Friday will run from 1 o’clock until 2.55 pm.. On the Saturday morning there will be a celebration of the work done during the week which parents and others are invited to come to. On the Sunday morning Mal and Lena will lead a special Pastorate Pet Service when anyone who has a pet will be able to bring them to the service so they can be blessed. Weather permitting this will be held outside
Summer Carnival 26th August 17
We will be holding our annual community carnival on Saturday 26th August 1.30 pm to 4 pm. There will be things for all the family to come and enjoy, such as, circus skills, dance display, art and craft activities for the children, refreshments, coconut shy, a good as new stall which will have ladies tops and children’s clothes for sale. and all the usual stalls. As usual we need help with running the carnival, prizes for the raffle and tombola, cakes, items for the good as new stall or donations towards running costs and prizes. If you would like to volunteer, donate or help in any way please contact Mal, Andrew or Margaret E.
This year plans are in progress to make our Harvest celebration one that also embraces the work of the Art and Craft group so items/displays produced by this group will be included in the Harvest displays. The church will be open each day during the week after Harvest Sunday so that others can come and view the displays and art and craft items. We hope to have the church open for 2/3 hours each day and to serve refreshments during this time for those who come to view the displays/exhibition, which will be widely advertised.
Westbury Arts and Craft Group
The Art group continues to be very popular with up to 15 people attending and interest from others is being expressed. The group has recently been on a trip to the Lowry Art Gallery at Salford Quays. This was a very good day out learning more about LS Lowry ‘s life and his art and enjoying a meal together.
We will be beginning to work with Intack Primary School when a group of 20 children will be coming to our church each week to make bird shapes for their school garden. There will be 15 different types of bird shapes which the children will paint. The school are very keen to work with us on this project and the children are excited to be taking part in this new activity. We are working in partnership with Hillside Residents Association to carry out this project and are very pleased to be able to work in this way with members of our local community. Also in June, it is hoped to start work on improvements to the windows on the side of the church leading to the car park and we will be working in partnership with Newfield School on this project. You will have noticed that the flags at the front of the church are now much cleaner and repairs have been made to the steps leading from the pavement into the church. This work is being done by Hillside Residents Association as they help us to make improvements to our building over the summer months.
The Annual Memorial Service for those people who would like to remember a loved one who has died will take place on the 4th June at 1.00 pm in Corporation Park. This is an occasion for anybody who would like to take part.
There will be a prayer breakfast at Revidge Fold starting at 9.15 am on 17th June, everyone is welcome.
The URC North West and Mersey Synods are holding a Big Day Out at the Convention Centre in Southport on the 8th. This will be a day with many different things going on. It will include worship, celebrating time together, well known leading speakers on different topics, a market stall area with lots of thing for all ages. It will be a fun day which we hope will be enjoyed by everyone that can go. If you want more information, see the details on the noticeboard or speak to Derek.
On the 15th July at 9.15 am there will be a prayer breakfast at Revidge Fold and also on the same day starting at 10 am at Revidge Fold there will be a talk on ‘Ageing Spirituality and Dementia’ by the Revd Gaynor Hammond.
There will be a bible based holiday club led by Mal from the 7th to the 12th August and on Sunday 13th we will hold a special pet blessing service. On the 26th August we will be holding our annual community carnival with things for all the family to come and enjoy. As usual we need help with running the carnival, prizes for the raffle and tombola, cakes or donations towards running costs and prizes. If you would like to volunteer or help in any way please contact Mal, Andrew or Margaret E.