ROYSTON METHODIST CHURCH, Queens Road

Notices

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Amen

 

 

                                 

 


 

 

For details of Sunday Services, click here: Services

*****

General Notices

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 shepherd’s 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 (lightparty@ct-royston.org.uk) 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 month’s 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.

 

*****

Diary Dates

Thursday 5th October – 7.30pm – EldonThursday 25th Anniversary Dinner
Thursday@ 8 / EldonThursday is celebrating!
– this group has been running for 25 years and we are going to be celebrating this achievement on Thursday 5th October with a meal.  You are all welcome to attend, the cost will be £15 a head which will include a 2 course meal with tea/coffee and mints.  If you would like to book a place, please email or call Tracy Aggett. You will then be issued with the menu choices

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 : yrfinch@gmail.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 – inform@royston-methodist.org.uk

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 Club’s 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 – Craft’n’Chat, 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 – inform@royston-methodist.org.uk

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 – Craft’n’Chat, 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.

Minister – Revd Charity Nzegwu, 68 Melbourn Road, Royston, Tel: 01763 241803

www.royston-methodist.org.uk