Members raised £68 for Princess Royal Trust with a walk at Lawn Park. They also had a walk around Cromford, Derbyshire, with lunch at Willesley Castle. Some members attended a Mothers’ Union service at New Cross Community Church. At October’s meeting at St John’s Church chairman Sheila Galert welcomed 54 members and a visitor. Vice-chairman Sandra Prewett read minutes and treasurer Pam Edwards gave a finance report. Raffle winners were Maud Hawkins, June Densley, Janet Green and Joyce Handford.
St Mary’s Church
The Rev Peter Grieves presided and Denis Tully preached at Sunday week’s Eucharists. Tim Guy assisted and Stephanie Carter led intercessions at sung Eucharist. Junior church members and leaders met at Magdalene Centre. The evening memorial service was led by Tim Guy. Sheila Oscroft preached and led intercessions. Refreshments were served at Magdalene Centre afterwards.
Community of Christ
At Wednesday week’s coffee morning nearly new goods were on sale. Friday week’s coffee evening at Wayne and Linda Rowe’s home raised £45 for church funds. Lord, Let Me See, was the theme for Sunday week’s family worship led by Pastor Barbara Woodhouse. During the service children and adults played a game based on the miracles and parables of Jesus. Afterwards a pot luck lunch was served.
Zion Baptist Church
Sunday week’s worship was led by Helen Tomlinson and the worship team. Helen Tomlinson spoke about her visit to Wembley, Esther Tomlinson showed a picture and the Rev Charles Claydon spoke about a dream. Blair Hutchison was in charge of sound and lighting mixing systems. Speaker was Joel Tomlinson. At Eastside Centre SureStart ran a session and WNC (West Nottinghamshire College) ran a course last Monday week. There was an Early Start session last Tuesday week. On Wednesday week WNC ran a course and there was an Activity Club meeting. On Thursday week there were meetings of Kerry’s Can Can Club and junior and senior youth clubs. On Friday week SureStart ran a session.
Miss Kathleen Pass conducted Sunday week’s service. Organist was Mrs Helena Wain. Mrs Ellen Hartshorne was reader and door steward and arranged flowers provided by Mr and Mrs D. Hancock. Miss Eileen Jackson was vestry steward. Jessica Ross, Abbie and Lauren Ellis, Daniela Budd and Rosie Stone took the offertory. Mrs Rachel Ross led family church. Mrs Wain and Mrs Elspeth Clunie organised a bread and cheese lunch for Christian Aid afterwards.
Major Peter Disney led Wednesday week’s over 60s meeting and, with Sylvia Linnell, served meals at the lunch club meeting. Marian Beardsley, Cynthia Densham, Maj Marjorie Astill and Peggy Gibson ran Saturday week’s coffee morning. Maj Peter Disney conducted Sunday week’s morning meeting and Maj Dawn Disney, the evening meeting. On Monday week Maj Dawn Disney supervised the parents’ and toddlers’ group meeting.
At Monday week’s meeting members played games and made Hallowe’en masks. Leaders were Liz Belshaw and Trish Baines.
At yesterday week’s meeting domino winners were Joanne Crump, Ruth Smalley, Dorothy Jones and Pat Swanwick. Members played bingo after lunch. Game winners were Beryl Thompson, Joanna Crump and Doreen Lewis. A birthday card and gift from the club was given to Ruth Smalley.
Bingo callers were Mr M. Wood and Mrs J. Connah. Game winners were Mesdames Connah, M. Johnson, J. Gregory, M. Pitchford, D. Mitchell, I. Leach, E. Hill, J. Mansfield, B. Rudhall, J. Wood, E. McKee, V. Morrison, E. Moore, J. Townsend, E. Pickering, A. Ball, W. Harris and M. Barsby and Messrs D. Johnson, J. Moore, Wood, E. Lovatt, H. Mitchell and A. Morrison. Raffle winners were Mesdames Wood, C. Stevenson, Mansfield, P. Dukes and Moore and Mr Mitchell.
St John’s Church
Olive Branch Coffee Bar was open on Friday week and Saturday week. Mr Arnie Kells conducted Sunday week’s morning service and Mrs Sue Otter operated the clavinova. Mrs Madge Spencer and Miss Brenda Marshall read lessons. Mr Barrie Smith led the evening service. Mrs Doreen Young played the clavinova. Stewards for the day were Miss Jill Moakes and Mr Gordon Bestwick. On Monday week there were meetings of Ashfield Childminders’ Group, Monday Christian Group, Girls’ Brigade and Sutton Choral Society. Yesterday week there was a carers’ and toddlers’ group meeting and a zumba class. Last Wednesday there was an art class at the community room. Mr Anton Beighton led October’s Prayer and Praise meeting. Superintendent Minister, the Rev Mike Redshaw, was speaker and Miss Helen Kirk was soloist. Mrs Jan Dawes was accompanist.
Members wore fancy dress for yesterday week’s Hallowe’en-theme meeting. There were competitions and games included Musical Statues, a Skeleton-theme one, The Time Warp and Pass the Parcel. Leaders Catherine Graves, Tina Duncalf and Claire Nelson were helped by Young Leaders and Guides.
New Cross Church
Holy Communion was celebrated on Wednesday week. Hilary Bostock led a Pins and Needles Group meeting then and Thursday week’s card making group meeting. June Bagley led Friday week’s MINGLE Group meeting. Jane Selby led the children’s glee dance club. The Rev Adrian Butt celebrated Sunday week’s Holy Communion. Greeters were Peter and Susanne Brunt and readers were steward Bernard Brown and the Rev Frank Crowther. Derek Smith took the offertory, with Bernard Brown, and served refreshments, with Eunice Wright. Youth team members organised a 11 Alive service. On Monday week Norman Mitchell and Julie Cotterill led a toddlers’ group meeting and there was Mothers’ Union committee meeting. Jane Selby led a drama group meeting. There was a community choir practice yesterday week.
At Under Fives’ Playgroup activities were about Anita Hewitt’s book Mrs Mopples’ Washing Line. These included experiments, a puppet show and making windmills and animal-shaped biscuits. Other activities included alphabet and shape recognition. Ladybird certificates for good behaviour went to Lacey Gregory, Owen Spencer and Darcey Green-Wright.