For our June meeting of Messy Church, we completed our story of Jacob. We learned how he forgave his brothers for the wrongs they had done him and how they brought his father to Egypt and they all lived there together. Apart from the story, we had a treasure hunt in the church grounds to find all the letters that spelled out the word ‘Forgiveness’. We also made and decorated ‘heart’ jigsaws, which we compared to our own hearts that can be broken when we are not forgiven. We thanked God for his forgiveness when we said the Lord’s Prayer and we ended with The Grace. During our refreshments we said ‘Good Bye‘ to Jean, a long time member of Messy Church, who is moving to her family in Scotland. We will miss her but we wish her well and we also pray for Tim and Liz as the time for the birth of their new baby draws near.
Our thanks go to all those in the Church Minshull Sports & Social Group who held a fabulous race night to celebrate Ascot week in the village hall on Saturday, in aid of church funds. It was a fun filled evening, with a ‘tote’, lots of prizes, a well stocked bar and great buffet. We will let you know the amount raised soon, which will be spent on the church alterations starting this Summer. Well Done everyone!
Brian and Cindy kindly opened their home for a ‘Fellowship Afternoon Tea’ which was well attended and obviously had nothing to do with the large selection of sandwiches and cakes provided.
This was the second gathering that has grown from an objective from Cafe Church earlier this year, called “Action not Words”.
Our thanks go to our kind hosts and to all those who contributed so generously.
Celebrate Royal Ascot Week in Church Minshull. 22nd June 2019.
Church Minshull Sports & Social Club is hosting a “Race Night” on Saturday 22 June 2019 in Church Minshull Village Hall.
Doors open at 7.00 pm with the first race at 7.30pm.
There will be a welcome glass of bubbly upon arrival, fake money to make your bets at the “tote”, a buffet later in the evening and a cash bar.
There will be six races with a prize for the owner of the winning horse and an “Auction of Promises” available throughout the evening.
There will also be prizes for the Best Hat / Fascinator and for the person winning the most money during the evening.
Tickets are £15 each and available from Jean Jones on 07795 555492 and Cindy Moss on 07514 032834.
All proceeds are to go to St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Minshull.
Messy Joseph Craft Morning 11th may 2019
St Bartholomew’s opened it’s doors this morning to a craft session for the Messy Church children and their friends. Carrying on the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours from the last Messy Church service we made colourful circles to represent the good times in Joseph’s life and darker coloured circles for the difficult times. These were then fastened to our own version of his coat. We also made colourfully painted jewellery from pasta shapes and decorated biscuits. During a break for refreshments we listened to part of the story again and we will read some more of it at our next session on 26th May at 11am. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Please [click] the below link to view the report.
Jane Hough kindly opened her home for a ‘Soup and Roll’ lunch that grew to a wide selection of cakes too. This was another ‘Action not Words’ objective from Cafe Church earlier in the month and ten of us attended. The Lent subject was based on Proverbs 13:20 & 18:24 and John 15:13 and as a group of friends we discussed the importance of friendship and many of the things that had been done in the recent past to benefit the community and church. We also brought up those who need our help and prayers now. The lunch was very enjoyable, so thank you Jane and it was decided to continue these at 4 to 6 week intervals. Cindy volunteered to host the next one after Easter so watch this website for details.
“Action not Words” – Litter Pick – 17th March, 2019.
Following on from last Sunday’s Cafe Church when we talked about caring for the environment, today saw the first suggestion put into place. A host of villagers met at 2pm in the Village Hall car park to don High Viz jackets and be issued with litter pickers and large, tough bin sacks. Four teams set out, to be dropped off at various points around the village to collect all the rubbish from the hedges and verges of several of the roads. After two hours in the sunshine and showers, Cross Lane from the border of Worleston to the village centre, Minshull Lane and Cross Lane from the village centre to the United Reformed Church in Minshull Vernon were all litter picked. Twenty two sacks of rubbish were collected and taken to the tip.
Thank you to Tim and Jane Hough who organised the event and for providing welcome refreshments afterwards in their home. Thanks also to all who helped.