Notice of Family Tea – 29th September 2011

Our next popular Family Tea is coming up this Sunday afternoon, the 2nd October.

Please don’t forget that we’ll be out in the park as well for our final Coffee in the Park of the season on Saturday morning from 10.45am.

We’d love to meet you at either occasion.  Please see below for details of the tea:

Mother’s Day Tea 2011

Invitation for Mother's Day Tea 2011

We had a good time for our annual Mother’s Day Tea, at Parkside with around 60 people coming along to enjoy a variety of food on offer.

The tea was ‘chaired’ by David Hedges and he welcomed people, gave thanks for the food and invited those there to ‘tuck in’!

Sandwiches, scones, crisps and cake a-plenty were devoured by the hungry masses with the coloured jelly proving popular as usual.

After the tea we enjoyed singing a few of the Sunday Club favourites before Victor came up to speak for a few minutes expanding on John 3:16 – For God loved the world so much that He gave his one and only son, Jesus Christ, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

All of the Mums at the tea were given a small present to take home with them.

It was especially good to welcome various people for the first time, including Andrew Burdett and his family, as well welcoming back other more familiar faces.

Our next Family Service is on 1st May at 11.30am.

Family Services in 2011

During 2011 we will be trying a new venture at Parkside – that of monthly Family Services on the first Sunday of each month.

In the series, we’ll be be looking at some of Jesus’ miracles.  We begin, next Sunday with the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine, at a wedding in Cana.

The format of each Family Service will be largely the same each month.  We’ll begin with some singing, have a memory verse and choruses for the children and finish with a short talk about the subject for the month.

Our normal two family teas will be taking place as normal.  On these months, we won’t be having a morning Family Sevice, and the tea will take place at 5pm.  In addition, the July and September Family Services will be followed by a BBQ and games in the park.

Please come along and bring all the family and friends, whatever their age.  We look forward to seeing you.

The full list of dates for 2011 is below (all at 11.30am unless indicated):

March 6              John 2 – Water into wine
April 3                 Mother’s Day Tea – 5.00pm
May 1                  John 4 – Nobleman’s son
June 5                 John 5 – Pool of Bethesda
July 3                  John 6 – Feeding of 5000 – followed by BBQ lunch
August 7             John 9 – Blind man
September 4      John 11 – Lazarus – followed by BBQ lunch
October 2           Family Tea – 5.00pm
November 6      John 20 vs 24-31 – Thomas
December 24    Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight – 5.00pm

Family Tea

We had a good turnout for our Family tea today with over 60 people joining us.

Sandwiches were followed by a fine selection of cakes and then by jelly and ice cream.

We finished with a short talk from David taken from Luke 18 on the the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.