December 20 – January 21
ZOOM Services and Events
All the following will be available on Zoom. If you would like to join any of them, please let Mal Breeze know and he will send you an invitation to join in with the ID number and the Password details you will need.
Mal’s phone numbers are 01254 674862 and mobile 07825662203
The Advent Bible study is ‘Freedom is Coming’ with Prophet Isaiah and will be held on Zoom on 26th November and 1st, 8th and 15th December, all starting at 7.30pm.
All the following are on Zoom –
1st December 9.30 am Morning Prayers
1st December 7.30 pm Advent Bible Study
8th December 9.30 am Morning Prayer
8th December 7.30 pm Advent Bible Study
11th December 7.30 pm Quiz night
13th December 4.00 pm Christingle Service see note below
15th December 9.30 am Morning Prayers
15th December 7.30 pm Advent Bible Study
16th December 10.30 am Advent Coffee Morning with Daleen Ten Cate see note below
19th December 10.30 am Prayer Breakfast
20th December 10.30 am Carol Service
22nd December 9.30 am Morning Prayers
25th December 10.30 am Christmas Day Service
CHRISTINGLE SERVICE on 13th December at 4pm – a special advert for a special service.
This service is always a treat for those who attend and are given their own personal Christingle. The candelight from the Christingles never fails to create a lovely atmosphere. As we will be joining this service on Zoom this year, we won’t be able to make and light our own Christingles but Mal will make the service as special as ever.
Try not to miss it!
Everyone is welcome to join any of the above sessions. All you need is a computer or an iPad/tablet or a mobile phone. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please contact your Elder for information and support.
BIBLE STUDY – February and March 2021
An advanced note for your diaries – In February there will be Bible Study starting called ‘Fruitfulness’. There will be more details to follow in our next newsletter and we hope you will be able to take part.
You are invited to an online Advent Coffee morning for our Partnership
There will be a Zoom Lancashire East Missional Partnership Advent Coffee Morning on the 16th December at 10.30 am. If you would like to join please contact The Rev’d Daleen Ten Cate on mobile 07934854241 and she will send you the ID and Password details.
New Year’s Eve
For the last few years Lorraine and Mal have held an open house New Year’s Eve party at the Manse. Obviously, that can’t happen this year…Oh yes it can! We are proposing arranging a fun evening using Zoom with games, quizzes, good company and much more to which all are invited to attend starting at 8.00pm, you’ll need to provide your own food and drink unless someone can tell us a way of sharing food on Zoom. It’s important you let us know if you want to join us as there will be some things we’ll need to email. Join us and see in the New Year in a very different way. Mal and Lorraine
Mal and Lorraine. Tel:01254 674862
These are Talks by invited speakers that we at Westbury Gardens arrange & Host. Talks are on topical subjects that we hope are important, informative and interesting to us and to others. After the Talk there is an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss and the exchange of ideas. When we can hold these occasions in our building the Talk etc is followed by having lunch together. The latest Talk has been about the work of Northern College, where our Ministers and CRCW’s and others are trained, given by the College Principle the Rev’d Dr. Rosalind Selby. More Talks are planned in the New Year & the next one will explore the situation in Palestine/Israel and then one about the role and experience of being a General Assembly Moderator of the United Reformed Church
Zoom events during October and November arranged and hosted by Mal
If you are unable to get to church for whatever reason, you may like to join Mal, and others from our East Lancashire Partnership, for Sunday services on Zoom or any of the events shown below.
Friday 16th October – Quiz Night at 7.30pm
Saturday 17th October – Prayer Breakfast at 10.30am
Sunday 18th October – Harvest Service at 10.30am and Hymns and Their Stories Songs of Praise 2 at 6.30pm
Sunday 25th October – Communion Service at 10.30am
Friday 30th October – Quiz Night at 7.30pm
Sunday 8th November – Remembrance Service at 10.30am
Friday 13th November – Quiz Night at 7.30pm
Saturday 21st November – Prayer Breakfast at 9.30am
Friday 27th November – Quiz Night at 7.30pm
Sunday 29th November – Communion Service (1st Sunday in Advent
Do you have a mobile phone?
Did you know that it is possible to enjoy any of the Zoom Communion, Zoom Prayer Breakfast, Tuesday Zoom Prayers and much more by using the Whatsapp on your mobile.
All you need is to download the App to your mobile then to join any of the Zoom sessions you will need to ‘Phone a Friend’. This ‘Friend’ should be someone who is joining the Zoom Session / Service and they will use their phone so you can See, Hear and Join in with others.
For further information about this do please contact Anne Dolphin 01254 812961 and she will help you out. Anne is a member of Revidge Fold URC.
Aiming to open Westbury Gardens Sunday 1st November
Further to the letter that you will have seen it is our intention to try to open our church for worship from the 1st November. We are taking account of the latest regulations to do with Covid 19 and will be carrying out a full ‘Risk Assessment’ to make sure that our building is safe for us to use. The new Government regulations will be adhered to and if circumstances change that make it difficult to open safely on the 1st of November, we will of course notify everyone. In the meantime, be assured we are doing all we can to open as soon as we can.