|Sept 28 - The church was beautifully
decorated for our Harvest Service, led for us by Rev Robin Roberts.
Members were encouraged to bring along gifts of non-perishable food,
which were subsequently taken for donation to our local Foodbank
project. Thus an age-old tradition was observed, whilst providing real
and much needed support to people living in poverty right now.|
14 - The church was packed with friends and family of Andy and Amy
Godfrey, for the baptism of Charlotte. Amy sung a lovely solo,
accompanied by Andy on guitar, and Charlotte proved that she has a
fiine pair of lungs, objecting loudly to Ian's water torture.|
31 - More food, this time a BBQ kindly manned by Peter. A hearty meal
was followed by wonderfully laid-back worship led by an "unplugged"
version of our worship group, Fishy.|
|Aug 24 - A very
civilised Afternoon Tea, largely organized by Sue with a bit of help
from her friends ... and from husband Steve, who manfully carried
garden furniture from their home (thankfully only a few doors up the
road) so that pluckier visitors could enjoy the refreshments al-fresco.
Hogg (centre) was baptized before she and Alison Howard (left) were
both confirmed. Laura Busby was formally welcomed by transfer from her
previous church. Altogether they make a very welcome addition to our
membership, which now numbers 21.
June 8 - A memorable service in which we welcomed no less than three new members into our church family.
In addition, David Shortman was accredited as a Worship Leader, following the completion of his training course.
|March 22 - A Circuit Quiet Day was
led at Pett by Rev Ian Pruden. Focussing on a selection of Psalms (some
better known than others), Ian helped us to see what a rich resource
they can be in our daily lives, for encouragement, comfort and
guidance. Attendees were invited, during the quiet times, to write a
psalm of their own.
|March 9 - Wendy Hatch led a very successful All Age Worship
Workshop on this Sunday afternoon. The Workshop was attended by a
number of friends, including local preachers, from around the Circuit.
The event concluded with a lively time of worship led by our worship
|March 1 - A working party / Spring
cleaning day was well supported by members, who completed a number of
useful tasks in and around the building. Among the most noticeable
results are the lovely bright new blinds at the windows in the Church
Hall. Thanks everyone.
|January - We are grateful to local roofing legend, John Dye,
for fixing our roof which suffered a degree of damage during the
Christmas / New Year storms. We are now weather-tight again.|
|January 8 - We were pleased to
welcome Judah Armani of Christian Aid, paying a visit to
acknowledge the work of, and encourage the supporters of Christian Aid
in the village.