Wednesday 28th May: Mansfield and Farnsfield community news

Mansfield Arena Church - The topic of fasting was expanded by Phil Pie. Phil emphasised that all styles of fasting are valid as long as we have the right motives. There are many different reasons why we are called to fast; there are as many examples in the bible of ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things when they did. As a church we are going to be fasting and praying for the community and individuals in and around Mansfield for 21 day starting the 9th of June. Please feel free to contact Arena Church with any questions on 0115 944 2996; alternatively come and see us Sunday evening 6pm.

Farnsfield Methodist Church - On Sunday morning David Witham led the service assisted by Marilyn House who also read lessons. It was ‘All age worship’ on the theme of ‘encouraging others’. The churches Music group played the music that accompanied the service. Church members attended an evening circuit service at Ollerton Methodist church,

Tuesday Fellowship - The Tuesday Fellowship group met at the Methodist Chapel, Farnsfield joining with the ‘Live at Home’ group for a coffee morning.

Friendship Club - The club held a ‘Bring and buy’ sale on Friday with 30 members and friends attending. They were welcomed by Jenny Frost and during the afternoon celebrated Alice Sewell’s 90th birthday with a cake and refreshments. Bingo was played and members took part in a raffle. The clubs next meeting at the Village centre on Friday 6th June will include a talk on ‘Dogs to help the disabled’.

Farnsfield Flower Club - The club participated in the lovely Flower Festival at St. Barnabas Cathedral in Nottingham from 16th – 19th May. Their display was entitled “A Monastery Garden” designed by Jenny Freeman, ably assisted by Catherine Howell, Dorothy Smith, Dulcie Corser and Ruth Milliken. At their Meeting on Monday week there was a return visit from Derbyshire bird expert, David Tideswell, who gave an informative and amusing illustrated talk on the “Life Cycle of the Blue-tit”. The clubs next meeting will be on Monday, 16th June at 2.0 pm in the Lower Hall, Farnsfield Village Centre, New Hill and will be a demonstration entitled “Flower Time” with Tina Aram. New Members and visitors are very welcome.