Grant, O Merciful God,
that we who confess you with all our mind,
may worship you with all our strength
and love you with all our soul; and that
so confessing, worshipping and loving,
we may behold you at the last in your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Please remember in your prayers anyone who is going through a time of sadness, anxiety or undergoing medical treatment.
The October hymn is StF 183 Praise to the God who clears the way.
There was a lot going on this year at our Harvest celebrations where the beneficiary would be the Royston Food Bank. On Saturday morning we held our normal Coffee Break in the church and invited people to come along and bring any gifts they had to help decorate the church. Although most donations came in tin cans for the Food Bank, we were still able to create a creditable display. This was enhanced by various items made by the children in the Harvest Activity Morning going on in the hall and a special mention should be made of the display of farm machinery and tools made in Lego. It was also good to see mums and youngsters drop in for a coffee and help with the decoration of the church. The traditional Harvest Supper took place in the evening with 50 people sitting down to shepherds pie followed by apple or plum crumble. Very nice! This raised £400 for the Royston Food Bank. In the evening we were entertained by members of the old Cambridge Crofters with an excellent show of folk music with reels, hornpipes, comic songs finishing with an excellent rendering of Amazing Grace with the audience joining in. The Harvest celebration came to a climax with the worship on Sunday led by Charity and Tess based around the All We Can appeal on behalf of Zimbabwe
Monday 23rd Friday 27th October 9.45am-12.30pm Razzamatazz Robots Holiday Club ideal for 4-11 year olds with John Hardwick and the Wyatt family. Crafts, games, bible stories, songs and puppets. Free Admission. If you are able to help please see Gill Grainger or Richard Elcock.
Many thanks to all who attended the McMillan coffee morning at church on 29th September. We had a lovely morning chatting, drinking coffee and eating cake! We managed to raise over £300 for McMillan which was wonderful
Many thanks to all those who have supported the efforts of me and my two friends, who together have completed a walk round the Island of Jersey for UNCLE. A magnificent £1,500+ has been donated and brings the amount raised over three years of Round Island walks to £5,000. Paul Harris.
Light Party - This year Churches Together in Royston and District are again holding the Light Party on Tuesday 31st October (5:30pm 7.00pm) as a fun alternative to Halloween trick or treating. This is the 10th year we have held this event and as always we need volunteers to make it happen. Help is needed in the following areas - Helping to prepare and serve food and drink, Running a ready-prepared craft activity or fete style game, Face painting, Welcoming and stewarding, Praying during the event. Also: Setting up in the afternoon - from 3pm, Clearing away from 7pm.If you are able to help please sign-up below or contact Helen Tobiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 01763 243774. You must register in advance to help
Phoenix Chorus. On Saturday evening 16th September an audience of 80 sat enthralled by 50 voices producing a sound of such quality of balance and diction worthy of any top professional group. £337.00 was raised to be shared between Garden House Hospice and our own General Fund but with comments on the visitor feedback forms like super evening, very, very enjoyable and wonderful, it is quite clear that the experience is every bit as important as the profitability. Sincere thanks go to all who contributed to making this event such a success
The Royston Fringe - We had well over 400 people attend the art exhibition and other events and the comments were very encouraging with many Excellent and good recorded on the Visitor Feedback forms with other remarks super evening, very enjoyable, friendly and welcoming added. We raised £409 over the weekend which is not an astounding amount but there is no doubt that the event as a whole, was a huge success. Very many thanks are due to the teams of stewards, the caterers and furniture shifters without whom this success could not have been achieved. Extra thanks are due to all those who stayed over on the Sunday evening to help return the church to the Default position. In record time I might add! A full report will appear in next months Inform. Brian Norwood.
Facebook we have a facebook page for the Church, the link is facebook.com/roystonmethodist. If you are a facebook user, please go to the page and click on the Like button on the main picture at the top of the page. There is also a link from the Church website.
Thursday 5th October 7.30pm EldonThursday
25th Anniversary Dinner
Friday 6th October 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 7th October 10.00 to 10.45am Andante Singers
Saturday 7th October 10.30 to 12noon Coffee Break
Saturday 7th October - 10.00am - 4.00pm 'reimagine forum'- A day for those interested in revitalising church at St Ives. Particularly recommended by Rev Charity and Sally for members of the Workshop Process Meetings. Transport available. Free event. Lunch provided. Booking required. Contact Yasmin Finch : email@example.com/01480 462293
Monday 9th October 3.30 to 5.00pm Monday Club
Tuesday 10th October Bible Appreciation, Eldon Room 11.00am
Friday 13th October INFORM DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER ISSUE firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 13th October 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 14th October 10.00 to 10.45am Andante Singers
Saturday 14th October 10.30 to 12noon Coffee Break
Sunday October 15th We are delighted to inform you that we have a team for the Rotary Club of Royston SWIMATHON to be held at the Leisure Centre. Our team will shortly be moving amongst you for your sponsored support in aid of UNCLE and the Rotary Clubs Charity Fund. If possible, we would like one more member for the team -if you interested please call Brian.
Monday 16th October 8.00pm Finance Committee Meeting
Tuesday 17th October Bible Appreciation, Eldon Room 11.00am
Wednesday 18th October 11.15am Pastoral Meeting, Eldon Room
Thursday 19th October 7.30pm Property Committee Meeting, Eldon Room
Friday 20th October 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 21st October 10.00 to 10.45am Andante Singers
Saturday 21st October 10.30 to 12noon Coffee Break
Monday 23rd Friday 27th October 9.45am-12.30pm Razzamatazz Robots Holiday Club ideal for 4-11 year olds with John Hardwick with the Wyatt family. Crafts, games, bible stories, songs and puppets. Free Admission. If you are able to help, please see Gill Grainger or Richard Elcock.
Tuesday 24th October Bible Appreciation, Eldon Room 11.00am
Thursday 26th October 7.30pm EldonThursday Cambridge Refugee Action Group with Elliot Carmichael-Brown. Come and meet Elliot and hear about this group of volunteers who live in and around Cambridge working to help the refugees in Northern France and elsewhere. They send regular convoys to the camps and also aim to raise awareness of the situation, fundraise and organise donations of clothing and other items. All the money they raise goes towards providing aid in the refugee camps or supporting the convoys. They are just a part of a growing movement of people in Cambridge and the UK who want to do something to help those displaced by war and persecution. Elliot will be able to provide an update on the current refugee situation in Calais, Dunkirk and Paris as well as CAMCRAG's activities.
Saturday 28th October 10.00 to 10.45am Andante Singers
Saturday 28th October 10.30 to 12noon Coffee Break
Monday 30th October 1.30pm CraftnChat, Eldon Room. We will be preparing for the Christmas table decorations and making them at our November meeting. We are looking for any of the following items for the table decorations: Tall thin candles (preferably red or green), Pine cones or similar, Baubles or other suitable Christmas decorations. If you can provide any of these please let Anne Brown, Gill Grainger or Joyce Goodall know, especially if you need us to collect them. As always, new members are welcome. Activities vary from month to month but there is always a warm welcome, a cuppa and Fairtrade cookies on offer as well as plenty of chat.
Tuesday 31st October Bible Appreciation, Eldon Room 11.00am
Tuesday 31st October Ladies Group visit to Cambridge Arts Theatre
Thursday 2nd November 7.15pm Churches Together, Eldon Room
Friday 3rd November 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 4th November 10.00 to 10.45am Andante Singers
Saturday 4th November 10.30 to 12noon Coffee Break
Sunday 6th November 12.15pm Sunday Lunch
Tuesday 7th November Bible Appreciation, Eldon Room 11.00am
Thursday 9th November 7.30pm EldonThursday Continuing Work in India Rev Joy & Geoff Levine
Friday 10th November 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 11th November 10.00 to 10.45am Andante Singers
Saturday 11th November 10.30 to 12noon Coffee Break
Monday 13th November INFORM DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER/JANUARY ISSUE email@example.com
Monday 13th November 3.30 to 5.00pm Monday Club
Tuesday 14th November Bible Appreciation, Eldon Room 11.00am
Tuesday 14th November 7.30pm Church Council Meeting
Friday 17th November 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 18th November 10.00 to 10.45am Andante Singers
Saturday 18th November 10.30 to 12noon Coffee Break
Saturday 18th November Paul Field Concert
Tuesday 21st November Bible Appreciation, Eldon Room 11.00am
Wednesday 22nd November Stewards Meeting, Blue Room 2.00pm
Thursday 23rd November 7.30pm EldonThursday Desert Island Discs Rev Charity Nzegwu
Friday 24th November 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 25th November 10.00 to 10.45am Andante Singers
Saturday 25th November 10.30 to 12noon Coffee Break
Monday 27th November 1.30pm CraftnChat, Eldon Room
Tuesday 28th November Bible Appreciation, Eldon Room 11.00am
Friday 1st December 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 2nd December 9.30am to 12noon JMA Bazaar & Coffee Morning
Tuesday 5th December Bible Appreciation, Eldon Room 11.00am
Thursday 7th December 7.30pm EldonThursday Christmas Party with Andante Singers
Friday 8th December 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 9th December 10.00 to 10.45am Andante Singers
Saturday 9th December 10.30 to 12noon Coffee Break
Monday 11th December 3.30 to 5.00pm Monday Club
Tuesday 12th December Bible Appreciation, Eldon Room 11.00am
Tuesday 12th December 7.30pm Ladies Group Carols in Church
Friday 15th December 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 16th December 10.00 to 10.45am Andante Singers
Saturday 16th December 10.30 to 12noon Coffee Break
Tuesday 19th December Bible Appreciation, Eldon Room 11.00am
Church Stewards: Dave Aggett, Jeff Maddin, Audrey Hinnells and Paul Harris
Safeguarding Officer: Richard Elcock
All Notices to Tracy Aggett by Monday evening please.