GRAPEVINE – 12th to 26th May 2019.

Church Family News

Please remember in your prayers:- Anyone you may know who at the present time is not too well. We think of all members of our church family who are maybe struggling with health problems, and we think of those who are due to undergo hospital tests, operations, treatments etc for various conditions or perhaps waiting for results and trust all will go well for them.

We also remember all Church family and friends who can no longer share in fellowship with us because of being housebound or who are now in the loving care of Care Homes in the area, and feel sure that knowing they are in our thoughts and prayers is a comfort to them.

Happy Birthday, Congratulations and Best Wishes to all who have Birthdays and/or Anniversaries over the next two weeks. We take this opportunity of sending Happy Birthday Wishes to Margaret Jefferies for her 88th Birthday on Friday 17th May. Love, Best Wishes and God’s Blessings Margaret for a very happy day, from the Church Family at Greens Lane XXXXXXX

Dates for your Diary

Saturday 10.30

18th May

Jumble Sale Coffee Morning in aid of Christian Aid


8th June

Last Saturday Night Worship before Graham heads off to Uni

An evening of celebration is planned – watch this space.

Annual Church Meeting

Thank you to our ‘fish & chips’ hosts who went and collected and served our lovely meals, together with a very welcome cup of tea. The sharing of this meal together is always very enjoyable for those who come along, so, please can we ask, via Grapevine, that we continue what has become a tradition – to eat together before the Annual Church Meeting. Thank You All !!

Church Anniversary – Games Evening.

We give grateful thanks to Dawn and Graham Stoves for organising a most successful evening. Their initial idea for the evening and the careful planning and preparation resulted in 36 people enjoying a fun packed evening of five different games, ranging from indoor putting to dominoes and Jenga. The silence in the Hall whilst teams concentrated on dominoes was in sharp contrast to noisy competitive cheers in other rooms playing the more physical games. A Great Night!!! – Thank you Dawn & Graham, supported by John with the games.

A New Quiz

Yes, that’s right! John Schofield has once again prepared a Quiz for us and this time it is the ‘”S” Quiz’ with all the answers starting with the letter “S”. Proceeds from the Quiz sheets priced at £1, can be found on the table in the vestibule, will be donated to Church Funds. Please give your £1 to John or Margaret Schofield. (Many thanks John)

Church Stewards

Following the Annual Church Meeting, we take this opportunity to welcome Sandra Wilkinson onto the team and feel sure she will soon feel ‘at home’ with Caroline Noble, Graham Stoves and Ron Hill.

Christian Aid Week – from Harry Whitehouse, our CA Secretary

Christian Aid Week STARTS TODAY, 12th May, when together with many other Protestant Churches we look to help the poor and needy throughout the world. Envelopes are available in our Church for today and next Sunday where, should you wish, you can make a donation and leave it in the plates provided or see Harry. I would also remind you of the ‘Jumble Sale Coffee Morning’ which will be held next Saturday 18th May between 10.30am and 12.30 pm. If you have any items you wish to donate and/or need collecting please have a word with me and I will be very pleased to hear from you. – Any of the following goods/items will be greatly appreciated :- Clothes, bric a brac, toys, books and CDs etc.

Ladies Circle – an open invitation to all

On Wednesday 29th May a gentleman called Steve Dobson from North Billingham will be addressing our Ladies Circle meeting on his walking of the Camino Frances – 1,000 kilometres on the way of St James, from St Pied du Port in Southern France to Santiago De Compastella in Galicia. Steve’s comments on his journey are as follows:- “for me, it is the most momentous, most spiritual and physically demanding thing that I have ever done and I will enjoy answering any questions anyone may have”. It will be a power-point presentation and it is thought that it will be a very interesting and enjoyable afternoon. Anyone popping along (both ladies and gentlemen) can be assured of a very warm welcome. – See you there !!!!

Circuit Mission Event – Afternoon Tea

The Circuit Missions Support Group are holding an ‘Afternoon Tea with Entertainment’ at Norton Methodist Church on Saturday 1st June commencing at 4.00 pm and it is hoped that as many people as possible from the churches within our Circuit will try to attend and share in the event. Win Aston is our representative to this Support Group and is holding tickets on behalf of GL. They are priced at £10.00 each with proceeds going to the All We Can Partnership for Malawi. See poster on our notice board for further information


Thornaby Methodist Church – we are reminded that each Sunday morning from 10.30 am they have ‘Godly Play’ which is run by David Parkin. He says “Wonder and explore the Bible in a relaxed setting with your children – open to all”

Walk Down Memory Lane Wednesday 1.00 – 3.00pm Dementia Friendly Tea/Coffee Afternoon at The Forge, Norton Green, TS20 1EJ. These events which are held monthly on the last Wednesday of the month are not just for those directly affected by dementia, or memory loss and carers, but for anyone who would enjoy reminiscing in a friendly environment with a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake.

Concert by Bella Canta Choir in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

This event will be held at Greens Lane on Tuesday 21st May starting at 7.30pm. Why not enjoy at lovely evening out together with supporting this very worthwhile charity.

The Mustard Tree Café and Meeting Place.

Just by chance Win and Judy dropped into the above Café on Friday lunchtime and enjoyed a very nice quiche and salad lunch, together with pots of tea. The Café is in fact in what was the main worship area of Hurworth Methodist Church. It really is a great community meeting place with people from the village dropping in for refreshments and some of the young Mums meeting for a coffee (children are extremely welcome, but mustn’t run around). If anyone is out in the vicinity of Hurworth and fancies some light refreshment (quiches, sandwiches, soup & roll, cakes and scones are all on the menu) we feel sure you won’t be disappointed. Win and Judy were interested to find that Sunday morning worship is now always done as a ‘Café Church’ morning “in the Café”

The next Grapevine, will be issued on 26th May 2019

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