GRAPEVINE – 4th August – 8th September 2019.

As this edition covers a number of weeks,

Church Family News

Please remember in your prayers:- 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. A number of our church family friends have been ‘flawed’ by heavy chesty coughs and head colds, thankfully, all are now well on the way to recovery.

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.

Saturday, 3rd August, we welcomed the Kendall and Salisbury-Jones families, together with many friends as they came along to support and share in the wedding service of the happy couple – Elizabeth and Dan. The weather was perfect, the Groom only a little nervous, the Bride was radiant, and with everyone looking on, the couple were extremely pleased to be pronounced Mr & Mrs Dan Salisbury Jones by Rev. Peter Catford. Elizabeth attended Sunday School at Greens Lane and is the granddaughter of the late Kathleen and Alan Kendall (both stalwart church members and Alan, one of our church organists for many years) and they were both, no doubt, looking down as Elizabeth & Dan took their wedding vows.

On behalf of the Church Family at Greens Lane we take this opportunity to offer

Congratulations, Love and Best Wishes to the new “Mr & Mrs” May God Bless you both always XX

Rev. Moira Peters led our evening worship on Sunday 14th July her last planned preaching appointment at Greens Lane before she “sits down” from full-time Ministry. We could not let the opportunity pass, without letting her know how much the Greens Lane Church Family have appreciated her during her time in this Circuit and how we have always looked forward to her services and wonderful sermons, illustrated with her very dry and apt anecdotes and humour. We presented her with a pretty houseplant, a rather large box of special chocolates, (for which we understand she has a weakness) and a card to wish her every blessing in the new phase of her life, from the church family at Greens Lane. Rev. Moira has telephoned to thank us very much for this gift and the kind thoughts. Also added that she has always felt very welcome, and “at home”, at Greens Lane. We are sorry to lose her but she knows that she will always be greeted with open arms at our church.

On Saturday, 17th August, we will welcome into the Church Family, by Holy Baptism, Sophie Mae Tate, daughter of Beth and Christopher and we extend to all the family, God parents and friends who will share in Sophie’s special day and the Baptismal celebration, a very warm welcome. We wish you God’s Blessings Sophie, for a long, healthy and happy life. XX

Happy Birthday, Congratulations and Best Wishes to all who have Birthdays and/or Anniversaries over the next few weeks. In this coming week John Ewart will celebrate a landmark birthday and we wish him a Happy Birthday and enjoyable time with his family. Via Grapevine, (and because we know she reads every edition), we send Happy Birthday Greetings to Gwyneth Nellist as she celebrates her 93rd birthday on 7th August. Love and Blessings Gwyneth from all friends at Greens Lane, we hope you enjoy your day. XX

Dates for your Diary


6th August

Coffee Morning in aid of the MWiB HALO Project


13th August

Chris Smart for Church Funds


20th August

Caroline Noble for Church Funds


27th August

Jean & Harry Whitehouse for Christian Aid


5th September

Thursday Club re-starts


8th September

Sunday Club re-starts


24th September

Our Annual Macmillan Coffee Morning arranged by Margaret Schofield

Tuesday Coffee from Margaret Schofield.

We offer a very big Thank You to Brenda Humble who, for many years, has looked after the ‘Tuesday Coffee Morning Finances’. Brenda is stepping down and Jean Whitehouse is taking over. Thank you to all the helpers and supporters.

Thank You from Christine Cockerill

Thank you so much to all who attended the ‘Tortured for Christ’ film night and all who helped to make it possible. Generous donations totalling £185.00p have been received and will be sent to Release International early this coming week.

Also:- Did you know that you can get Premier Christian Radio on your T.V. Freeview channel 725 and a Christian T.V. channel also on Freeview, channel 65 – TBN UK, which shows films/Bible teaching/discussions/music etc. (Helpful for anyone unable to attend Church too)

August Coffee Mornings

You will note from the ‘Dates for Your Diary’ above, that the four coffee mornings in August have now been arranged. Please come along and support if at all possible and mention to friends that these are happening in August and maybe bring them along too. Members from Ladies Circle are hoping to top up the annual project money which this year is for the HALO Project currently being run in Middlesbrough and Stockton for women caught up in arranged marriages and also those who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation, and need long term support after being caught up in such damaging circumstances. Any donations for a raffle/tombola will be gratefully received, by Judy Morrison and Margaret Walton.

Car Boot Sale

Following the success of our recent event, a further ‘Boot Sale’ is planned for Saturday 21st September. Bacon butties will once again be available – served between 9.00 am and 1.00pm and if anybody wishes to book a car space, please get in touch with Andrew Stoves. Any contributions for a cake stall with be gratefully received. NEXT YEAR we intend to hold three further ‘Boot Events’ in April, July and September

Holidays at Home – Across the Circuit in August.

Please note that the Holidays at Home across the Circuit are, apart from the one scheduled for North Billingham on 27th August, not going ahead. Apologies with regard to the one discussed for 22nd August at Greens Lane. However, if anyone is interested in attending the event scheduled at North Billingham, please have a word with either, Judy, Margaret Walton, or Cynthia.

Summer Holidays

Our youngsters have now all broken up for the school holidays – with a number of the older ones having to wait patiently for examination results, due out at the end of August. However if you are heading off on holiday over the forthcoming ‘summer’ weeks, we wish everyone a safe journey to wherever you may be travelling, and we hope the sun will continue to shine for you. Please take our good wishes to any Churches you may visit during this time and on your return we look forward to seeing you ‘healthy and refreshed’ even if it is only due to the change of scenery and time to chill out and relax. E N J O Y.

Please remember to keep saving postage stamps so we can support ‘Kidney Care’ 2,815 now 2,924 (going up!)

Please remember to pop into the large green bin anything that can be passed on to local asylum seekers

Please remember that we, as a Church, are supporters of Fairtrade products


For Info:-

Eaglescliffe Trinity wish to advertise, on behalf of the Circuit, the ‘Living the Faith’ group which meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7.30pm in the school room. One volunteer starts the discussion with a few minutes on the topic and it is then open for all to contribute respectfully until 9.00 pm with ‘on tap’ tea ! The group ends with the 2 Corinthians grace, recognising that we all exist in God’s grace, love and fellowship, forever. The meetings are open to all and free !!! Future topics are:- 8th August:- Do we have a Christian duty to be involved in politics?

The next Grapevine, will be issued on 8th September 2019

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