Nativity Crib Display



           

                 

As part of the Rye Town Festival, we opened our doors for a display of nativity sets.  Many thanks to everyone who kindly entrusted us with the 72 sets that enthralled all of the visitors that came.

 

Ryesingers Concert

On 20th October, Ryesingers gave a wonderful concert, which included a fabulous selection of music and poetry based around Psalm 23 - The Lord is my Shepherd.  Our grateful thanks go to Mrs. Leslie Brownbill and everyone who took part to help us raise money for our church funds.


Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival service, taken by Revd. Dick Dengate on 7th October, was amazing with over 90kg of food donated to the Rye Foodbank.  A huge "Thank you!" to those who contributed to this fantastic total.  Our lunch, with the congregation of St.Mary's Church, was delicious!  Many thanks to Chris Emson and her band of helpers who produced such a wonderful meal.


Advent Songs of Praise 2018

Once again we had a fantastic time, on this occasion singing our favourite advent hymns and Christmas carols.  Gallons of coffee and tea were drunk and copious quantities of mince pies were consumed.  Many thanks to everyone who supported us, especially our three organists, Robert Searcy, David Frost and Clifford Foster.  We will be back at Easter!


Summer Songs of Praise 2018

Through the month of August, we opened our doors for another Songs of Praise.  Thanks to everyone who came along to join us and we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did.  Here are a few photos of two of our organists and some of the people who came along.  We will be back on 6th, 13th and 20th December 2018 for our Advent Songs of Praise.  Don't foget to put the dates in your diary!

  

 

 

                                 

Easter Songs of Praise 2018


Many thanks to everyone who came along to our three Easter Songs of Praise mornings.  It was fantastic to sing our favourite Lent and Easter hymns together.  Special thanks to our fabulous organists, Clifford Foster, David Frost and Robert Searcy who will all be back with us in August for our Summer Songs of Praise.  Look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Messy Church

For our Messy Church on 17th August, we looked at the bible passage 1 Kings 19 v11-18 where Elijah finds God in the "still small voice of calm".  With children recreatings earthquakes, wind and fire it was far from still or calm for a while but a great time was had by everyone and we finished off with sausages and mash for tea which we all enjoyed!


We met for Messy Church on Friday 13th April when we shared the two stories of Jairus' daughter and the woman with the haemorrhage.  To show how Jesus used His hands to heal the little girl and how the woman used her hand to touch Jesus' cloak to be healed, we drew around our hands, cut them out and wrote our prayers on them and then made hand prints.  We made electrical circuits, to demonstrate how power passed from Jesus to the woman, and tried to get marbles around an obsticle course to show how Jesus had to move through the crowds of people.  Then we cut up fruit for us to eat, as part of our tea, to remind us that Jesus told Jairus to give his daughter something to eat.  It was a fantastic afternoon which everyone enjoyed.  Our next Messy Church will be on Friday 17th August 2018, from 3.30p.m. - 5.30p.m.  Come and join us!



We met together for Messy Church on Friday 27th October when we looked at the story of the ten bridesmaids from Matthew Chapter 25 verses 1-13.  We talked about how we can be ready and prepared for Jesus and what our reaction is when we are faced with suprises.  A favourite activity was "Splat the Rat" when we had to wait patiently for the "rat" (a sock full of stones) to travel down a drainpipe and splat it with a rolled up newspaper before it hit the floor!!  Our next Messy Church will be on Friday 13th April 2018 from 3.30p.m. - 5.30p.m.  We look forward to seeing you there.



On Friday 1st September, 14 members enjoyed learning about John the Baptist.  Locusts were made from Playdoh, dolls were baptised, doves were painted, shoes were laced, John made his way though a desert maze to Jesus and we dressed John in sackcloth.  We ended up with making, and eating wraps and fruit salad.  Looking forward to our next Messy Church on 27th October 2017.

 







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