At St John’s Methodist Church chairman Sheila Galert opened September’s meeting attended by more than 40 members. Secretary Maureen Brassington read minutes and treasurer Pam Edwards gave a finance report. Sheila Key, Shirley Turner and June Densley served refreshments. Mr Pat Richard gave a talk about Lord Byron.
St Modwen’s Guild
At the annual meeting at Magdalene Centre officers were re-elected. As an additional officer Eileen Payne was elected as assistant secretary. Donations agreed included to King’s Mill Hospital’s scanner appeal and to Sutton Salvation Army. Raffle winner was Maureen Gillot. Margaret Young and Jean Ward served refreshments.
At Thursday week’s meeting Brownie traditions badgework included looking at old and new uniforms, badges and handbooks. A scrapbook was started to record information about the organisation past and present and members’ ideas for the future. Leaders were Liz Guy, Gemma Trueman and Angj Brooks.
At Monday week’s meeting members did animal actors badgework and played games. Leaders were Liz Belshaw and Trish Baines.
At yesterday week’s meeting members made Mardi Gras, animal and other masks. A show-and-tell session included showing certificates, collections and photographs and telling about planned holidays, projects at school and birthday presents. Leaders Tina Duncalf and Claire Nelson were helped by Young Leaders and Guides.
St Mary’s Church
The Rev Eric Ashby presided and preached at Sunday week’s Eucharists. Sheila Oscroft assisted and Carol Moore led intercessions at the later service. Junior church members and leaders met at Magdalene Centre.
Under 5s’ Playgroup
Activities about harvest festival included vegetable printing, games and listening to the book Oliver’s Vegetables, by Vivian French. A collage of a field with a tractor was decorated by children’s paintings of vegetables. Children went in groups to buy fruit and vegetables at the market. They made bread dough and used it to make cobs, did weighing and counting, and talked about caring for others. Other activities included a tug-of-war and parachute games. Connor Tomlinson celebrated his fourth birthday. Ladybird certificates for good behaviour went to Luke Cheetham and Lucy Thomas.
Zion Baptist Church
Youth club members did dance and song and there were puppeteers at the harvest service on Sunday week. Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson and the worship team. Blair Hutchison was in charge of sound and lighting mixing systems. Speaker, the Rev Charles Claydon’s theme was True Wisdom. At Eastside Centre last Monday week SureStart had a session and WNC (West Nottinghamshire College) ran a course. Last Tuesday week there was an Early Start session. On Wednesday week there was a WNC course and an Activity Club meeting. On Thursday week there were meetings of Kerry’s Can Can Club and junior and senior youth clubs. SureStart had a session on Friday week.
Community of Christ
Last Tuesday week Peacemakers’ Youth Group’s members did dried flower arrangements with Helen Kemp assisted by Marianne Rowe and Barbara Woodhouse. At the women’s group meeting a topical discussion was arranged by Hazel Holmes. Betty Fowler led worship. At Wednesday week’s coffee morning nearly new goods were on sale. Dorothy Jackson served drinks and Barbara Woodhouse manned the sale. A music workshop and games evening in the evening was run by Wayne, Linda and Adam Rowe. Sunday week’s evening worship, with a theme of Pray Faithfully, was arranged by Pastor Barbara Woodhouse. Stewart Woodhouse took the offertory. Marianne Rowe served refreshments afterwards.
The Rev Stephen Ward conducted Sunday week’s service. Mrs Helena Wain was organist and door steward Mrs Ellen Hartshorne also read a lesson. Mr and Mrs D. Hancock provided flowers arranged by Mrs Hartshorne. Mr Bill Gibson took the offertory. Recently the elders had a meeting called One Church 100 Uses.
On Wednesday week Maj Peter Disney, Sylvia Linnell and Janet Sawyer served meals at the lunch club meeting. Cynthia Densham, Marian Beardsley, Maj Marjorie Astill and Peggy Gibson ran Saturday week’s coffee morning. Maj Peter Disney led Sunday week’s morning meeting and Maj Dawn Disney, the evening meeting. Monday week’s parents’ and toddlers’ meeting was run by Maj Dawn Disney.
At yesterday week’s meeting domino winners were Joanna Crump, Ruth Smalley and Dorothy Jones. Members played bingo after lunch. Game winners were Ruth Smalley and Brenda Rudhall.
Bingo callers were Mr M. Wood, Mrs J. Connah and Mrs Z. Channer. Game winners were Mesdames M. Johnson, V. Morrison, E. McKee, Connah, T. Lovatt, P. Dykes, B. Rudhall, J. Swain, J. Gregory, M. Pitchford, E. Hill, C. Stevenson, J. Wood, J. Mansfield, W. Harris, E. Pickering, B. Toon and M. Rolley and Messrs H. Mitchell, Wood, A. Morrison, E. Lovatt and A. Saysert. Raffle winners were Mr D. Johnson, Mr Morrison and Mesdames Hill, Channer and J. Townsend.
St John’s Methodist
Olive Branch Coffee Bar was open on Friday week and Saturday week. There was a Boys’ Brigade meeting on the Friday. Mr Trevor Lee led Sunday week’s morning service. Mrs Janet Lomas and Mr Bob Dawson read lessons and Mrs Elaine Guy played the clavinova. Mrs J. Phillips conducted the evening service and Mrs Doreen Young played the clavinova. Miss Jill Moakes read a lesson. On Monday week there was a meeting of Ashfield Childminders’ Group. The Minister, the Rev Alan Boyd, chaired Monday Christian Group’s annual meeting. In the evening there were meetings of Girls’ Brigade and Sutton Choral Society. Yesterday week there was a carers’ and toddlers’ meeting and a zumba class. Last Wednesday there was an art class at the community room.