Easter Songs of Praise

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.


Summer Songs of Praise


 

Our last Songs of Praise for the Summer was held on Thursday 31st August when we "raised the rafters".  A great time was had by all.  We will return for Advent Songs of Praise on 7th, 14th and 21st December 2017.  Put the dates in your diary!!


 Advent Songs of Praise

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!


Messy Church

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.

 

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival service, on 1st October, was amazing, with 81.5kg of food donated to the Rye Foodbank.  A huge "Thank you!" to all of 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 a wonderful meal.  We finished our day with a Circuit Praise Evening Service, when our preacher was Alison Tomlin, previous President of Conference. Members from across the circuit were treated to a thought provoking and challenging sermon.  A time of fellowship, with refreshments ended a busy, but fulfilling day.

 

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 69 sets that enthralled all of the visitors that came.












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