Wednesday 28th May: Rainworth community news

Community event.
Community event.

Rainworth over 50’s club - Mr J. Hallam welcomed 104 members to the meeting on Tuesday week at the Rainworth Miners Welfare. Mr C. Dodsworth was the MC for dancing and the spot waltz winners were Mr and Mrs Fell. Serving refreshments to the members were Mrs E. Baxter, and Mrs M. Wood. Mr J. Hallam called the bingo. Tickets were sold by Mrs A. Plastow and Mrs L. Parkin. Competition winner was Mrs S. Corden. MC for Dominoes was Mr J. Saunders and the winners were Mrs J. Doren and Mrs M. Polkey. The weekly raffle was held with the prizes donated by the club (3), and Mesdames, R. Dodsworth, Haggarty, Biggs, J. Dodsworth, Parkin, Chamberlain, Straw, Newberry, Higgins, Brown, Tomlinson, Evans, Blanc, Spafford, Bradford, Brailsford, Maggio, Dennett, Green, Creasey, Baxter, Millward, and Sherratt. New members will be welcome.

Fourth Rainworth Rainbows - The Rainbows met at SS Simon and Jude’s on Friday week and looked at things that began with the letter A. They tasted an apricot, a red apple and a green apple and looked at items beginning with A. They also sang the song ‘alive, alert, awake, enthusiastic’. They also discussed what they would like to do at future meetings.

Third Rainworth Brownies - On Friday the Brownies made preparations for the family service and picnic. They chose songs and wrote prayers and made flowers for the tables.nThe Brownies are looking forward to welcoming any-one who has ever been a Brownie to the celebration of the Big Brownie Birthday on Sunday 8th Jun at Rainworth Methodist Church at 10-30 am

ST Georges RC Church - Father Christopher Thomas was on the Altar on Saturday fortnight. Assisting him were Andrew Storey, Lily Davies and Rachel and Jordon Boulton. Jackie Massey and Cath Learmonth both gave readings with Brian McDonagh, Margaret Bonsall, John Storey and Jackie Massey as offertory bearers. Eucharistic Ministers were Angela Storey, Andrew Storey and Michael Boulton.

Methodist Church - On Tuesday the weekly Slimming World group met with the Weight Watcher group and Rainworth Leisure Artist group meeting on Wednesday. The monthly Messy church meeting took place on Wednesday afternoon with Bible study and Fellowship held on Thursday evening hosted by Judith and Mick Daykin. The Rainbow, Brownie and Guide groups met on Friday evening and on Saturday the Mansfield Society of Artist group met and the regular coffee morning was held. On Sunday morning the service was opened by Sue Billing with Robert Fennell Assisting by closing the service. Arnold Adeniji gave a talk and the Sunday school was led by Vanessa Lewin and Alan Mosley. There were readings from Sue Billing and Margaret Toon played the music for the service. Christine Daniel welcomed church members to the service and flowers decorating the church were donated by Mr Edmonds. Church members visited Ollerton Methodists for their evening circuit service.

SS Simon and Jude’s - On Tuesday evening there was a Faith and Light service with its theme of the Ascension, The congregation celebrated the churches birthday with balloons and party games making for a joyful evening. Holy Communion on Thursday morning was taken by the Rev’d Clare Tyack and Marilyn Brown was in attendance for Thursdays Vestry hour. The regular weekly coffee mornings took place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. On Sunday morning Holy Communion was again led by the Rev’d Tyack. Marilyn Brown gave the sermon and Gordon Foster played the music to accompany the service. There were readings from Jan Newberry, Vivienne Tansey, and Stephanie Smart with Joan Foster leading prayers. On Sunday evening Café Church was held. Those taking part had been asked to bring along a Bible verse or passage, or a hymn or prayer, which if they wished they could share with others saying why it was special to them. The evening was led by the Rev’d Tyack who also recounted her own favourites. Flowers this week were from Jan Newbury in memory of her parents, who both celebrated their birthdays in May. The church has been invited to take part in the Village hall Fun day on July 12th. It will give members a chance to meet new people in the village and let them know what is on offer. There is a need for volunteers to help on the day.