Newsletter - September 2017

Summer is all but over. The long summer school holidays, that stretched before us only a few weeks ago, are ended. As you read this article mums and dads have already bought new school uniform and trudged the shoe shops for new shoes and plimsolls.

Hopefully, our children and grandchildren are looking forward to a new school year. New teachers. New friends. New schools or universities. Some will be tackling new subjects never broached before. As they grow into young people they will find the world a different place from their sheltered lives. New challenges. New issues to deal with and come to terms with. Decisions to be thought over carefully. Responsibilities for them to face up to.

We need to be aware of all these things and consider how we interact with our children and young people.

Jesus knew exactly what to do. In Mark chapter 10 v13 - 16, we read how parents were bringing their children to Jesus for him to bless them. His disciples tried to turn them away, saying Jesus was too busy. But Jesus would have none of it. He sternly told his disciples to leave them alone. He turned to the children, put his arms around them and blessed them.

We can do no better than that; assure our children of our love and pray for them. Pray that they will make good decisions, that they will choose their friends carefully and that God will bless them and protect them throughout their lives.

God, bless our children.

 

Ladies! Girls! Do you enjoy being pampered? Then come to TLC on Saturday 9th September to give yourselves just that. We start at 2pm until 4pm.

Clare will be there to offer facials, foot spa treatment and a natural looking make-over. All the products that Clare uses are not tested on animals, they are botanically based, ethically sourced and contain no harmful chemicals.

Sue is offering to paint nails and her daughter Sharon will do make up.

Sharon Partridge-Underwood can show you how easy it is to do French plaits for that special evening out. So lots on offer.

We will be serving tea, coffee and homemade cakes. It is all free, we just ask for donations to cover costs.

Talking of coffee, Coffee Morning continues every Thursday from 10 til 11.30. meet up with friends for chat over a drink and biscuits.

 

All:Starz restarts on Thursday 14th September at 6pm. It is open to all primary school aged children. Fun and games, Bible stories, quizzes and a tuck shop. Come and join us.

 

Open Door is aimed at secondary school children and will restart on Wednesday 20th September, from 7-9pm. There are games and activities, discussions on topical subjects and tuck shop.

 

Our Harvest Festival is on Sunday 1st October. The preacher is Rev Steve Blyth from Nuneaton. The service starts a 2.30 and tea will follow. Come and join us to thank God for all his gifts to us.

 

Sunday 19th November TLC will be celebrating it’s 165th anniversary! William Partridge-Underwood is our speaker and we hope to welcome musicians from Great Park Street Church to lead our singing. 2.30 service and then tea, of course!

We meet every Sunday for worship at 2.30pm. (Except on Remembrance Sunday when we join with  our friends at St Mary’s.)  If you need more information on any of the above give me a call, you will be made very welcome.

Sue Partridge-Underwood 665167