September 2009

A Floral Tribute

Author: 
Edwin Cutress

A Floral Tribute!

The 2009 Fareham in Bloom competition presented our church with a Bronze Medal for our efforts with the garden which was entered into the Community Floral Display category. A big thank you to all those who have helped in various way during the year to gain this award - it could not had been achieve without your help!

Christmas, Christmas, O Christmas Tree

Author: 
Gill Bailey

‘Christmas, Christmas, O Christmas Tree’
Last January we agreed that this year we would buy a larger real tree to decorate our worship area for Christmas and that we would help to decorate it by providing one really nice ornament per family, either home made or bought. As well as this, in order to cover the cost of buying the tree and some new lights, we agreed that all those willing would donate £1 per family.

CHILD PROTECTION IN THE FAITH COMMUNITY

Author: 
Jane Dowdell

CHILD PROTECTION IN THE FAITH COMMUNITY

TRAINING SESSION IN SAFEGUARDING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF CHILDREN

WITHIN THE FAITH COMMUNITY AND IN EXTENDED OUTREACH

FOR CRÈCHE, JUNIOR CHURCH AND CHURCH MEMBERS

AND OTHERS WITH AN INTEREST IN and/or RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CHILD.

THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2009

7:30 – 9:00 PM

VENUE : FAREHAM URC, OSBORNE ROAD, FAREHAM.

For further information and to reserve a place, please contact:

Jane Dowdell, 75a Western Way, Alverstoke, Gosport PO 12 2 NF

FUN FOR UNDER FIVES

Author: 
Audrey Mann

As you know, we meet every Monday morning during term time. We have a core of some 35 mums who come with their children and share our Bible-time, coffee and chat. Some carers like the ’old-fashioned values’ and some like the company – but, either way, we have a great time.

If you would like further information, please see me.

Audrey Mann

Knitwitters

Author: 
Audrey Mann

Knitwitters

After a hiccup this summer, we have restarted on some Thursday mornings. If you are interested in knitting for charity and/or having a chat, please see me as we can no longer run a drop-in system.

Audrey Mann

Climate Change Day of Prayer

Author: 
Jean Antcliffe

Sunday 4th October has been designated CLIMATE CHANGE DAY OF PRAYER by the Environmental Issues Network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. People are encouraged to take time out to reflect on the issues and pray together as preparations are made for the next UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT in COPENHAGEN. At our evening service on that Sunday you will have an opportunity to reflect on our relationship to God's creation.
If you are unable to join us and/or want to know more about the day of prayer please use the following internet link:-

Bag Beetle

Author: 
CArol Rogers

Bag Beetle Drive

On Saturday 10th October you have the opportunity to play the exciting game of Bag Beetle – anyone can play as long as they can hold a pencil and recognise the numbers 1 to 6!

There is a twist though. To join in everybody needs to bring a bag containing 3 items; one item to be worth about 50p, another worth £1 and the last £1.50 - £2.

Do you have vision?

Author: 
Carol Rogers

Fareham United Reformed Church is signed up to be part of the Vision4life programme. So what is our vision? Do we have one? If as individuals we do, are we able to share it? Or, more important, is anyone listening?

The Big Sing

Author: 
Carol Rogers

A group from the congregation together with friends from Sarisbury Green United Reformed Church attended the BBC Songs of Praise Big Sing at the Royal Albert Hall in London recently. The evening covered items for 3 programmes including the Big Sing Christmas Party and featured interviews and songs from Bryn Terfel, Ruby Turner, Jodie Prenger, Amy Nuttall and The Soldiers. The evening was presented by Aled Jones and the music was led by Paul Leddington Wright.

Bronze Award for Church Garden

Author: 
Carol Rogers

For the third time the garden of the church has been awarded a Bronze Medal in the Fareham In Bloom annual competition. The garden is tended by a small group of volunteers led by Edwin Cutress.