Wednesday week’s meeting members made puppets using pipe cleaners or socks. They also did shadow puppetry. Leaders Helen Halfpenny, Pam, Jo and Bethany Peake and Jamie Brelsford were assisted by Guide Charlotte Peake.
Members had a sponsored dance marathon at Wednesday week’s meeting, doing 26 disco dances back-to-back to raise money for Children With Cancer and unit funds. They thanked their sponsors. Leaders were Erika Marshall, Pam and Beth Peake and Rachel Scofield.
Arnie Kells led Sunday week’s service and Di Smith operated the clavinova. Doris Taylor manned the sound mixer desk and gave a PowerPoint presentation. Door stewards were Sue Beniston and Sheila Clarke and vestry stewards were Eileen and Howard Lawrence. Worship leader Brenda Goldsmith opened the service. Junior church members and leaders John and Anne Baines took the offertory. Margery Pierpoint and Len Jones gave Bible readings. Trevor and Brenda Johnson served refreshments. Members of Meeting Point, for people with learning disabilities, had activities on Wednesday week. Representatives of church groups met to plan 10th anniversary celebrations of the church building.
Busy Bees Club
At Anchor Centre seven pre-school children, accompanied by adults, attended Thursday week’s meeting and 14 accompanied children attended yesterday week’s meeting. Members celebrated Varsha Jeyakanthan’s third birthday. Other activities included painting, action songs and play with tricycles, a slide and a tunnel.
Chairman of 50 Plus Club, Mr Norman Broadbelt, opened Thursday week’s meeting attended by 36 members. He was bingo caller assisted by Mrs M. Gwynn, Mrs M. Marchant and Mr R. Birkin. Mesdames S. Clarke, S. Key and M. Hoyland served teas and Messrs Birkin, J. Clarke and A. Key and Mrs Gwynn did kitchen duties. Raffle winner was Mrs C. Stevenson and members played cards. Ticket sellers were Mr Birkin, Mrs J. Boyer and Mrs Marchant.
Members celebrated the Chinese New Year of the Horse, at Monday week’s meeting. They made origami shapes and model dragons and had fortune cookies. Leaders were Catherine Willis, Anne Bagley, Michelle Cook and Louise Flint.
St Andrew’s Church
There was a Little Fishes Toddlers’ Group activity period last Monday week and a 20-minutes’ prayer period on Thursday week. Associate Priest, the Rev Adrian Dempster, celebrated Sunday week’s early said Holy Communion and assisted at sung parish communion, led by the Vicar, Canon Dr Richard Kellett. Organist was John Dunn and the vicar played guitar. Graham Clarke and Yvonne Swain were in the ministry team and gave Bible readings. Janet Pursglove led prayers. Stewards were Sue and Richard Mountain. A donation for the Bible Society was given to representative Yvonne Swain. Elaine Hoult, Joyce Whetton and Sheila Shepherd served refreshments. Mike and Mary Collins and Hilary Hillman led junior church at the church hall.
At Healdswood Community Centre chairman Mr Jim Clarke opened Monday week’s meeting, attended by 23 members. He and Mrs M. Wallace were bingo callers. Raffle winner was Mrs M. Hoyland. Ticket sellers were Mesdames M. Briggs, J. Hague and P. Patton. Mrs Hague and Mrs R. White did kitchen duties. Birthday greetings were sung to Mrs A. Rhodes who provided refreshments to celebrate.
G Force Line Dancing
At yesterday week’s revision night at Anchor Centre members prepared for an awards event at Blackpool.
Mrs S. Craddock, R. Holloway, R. Squires and Mr J. Wakeland led junior members on Thursday week for arts, crafts and games. Mrs Craddock led prayers. As part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award work C. Booker-Varley, L. Betts, C. King, T. Butler, C. Marshall, L. Bird and S. Radford helped supervise. Senior members, led by Messrs J. Wakeland, P. Halfpenny and N. Wakeland, had tabletop games, unihoc and football.
All Saints’ Church
The Curate, the Rev Kate Byrom, led Sunday week’s evening service. Reader Eleanor Greaves preached and Estelle Ellis was pianist. Ian Hallam led Brightlights Youth Group’s meeting.
Dave Witham led Sunday week’s service and Mrs Hazel Williams was organist. Readers were Mrs Lillian Whitehead and Mrs Barbara James. Paula Skinner and Shirley Dicks led junior church. Last Monday week the church was open for prayer. There was carpet bowls at the sports hall. On Thursday week there was a prayer lunch and in the evening Shirley Dicks hosted Bible study at her home. Sensei Michael Burke, of Zanshin Karate Association, led karate classes in the sports hall on Saturday week.
Pauline Stojanovic led chair-based exercise at yesterday week’s meeting at Brand Court. Members had bingo and refreshments.
St Katherine’s Church
There was a prayer and Bible study meeting last Tuesday week. Andrea Temporal led Thursday week’s Christian stitchcraft group meeting at the Scout Hut. Associate Priest, the Rev Adrian Dempster, conducted Sunday week’s evensong, led intercessions and gave a talk called Power of The Cross. Eileen Norman and Kathleen Hollis gave Bible readings and John Dunn was organist. Gwyneth Allwood and Jane Fowkes were church stewards. Churchwarden John Caunt represented the church at celebration of completion of the diocese’s history project at Southwell Minster on Saturday week.