Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Other Social Activities

Other Social Activities

Details and updates on social activities held within the church.

In just over four months we have now given out 17 prayer shawls and touched people’s lives with our thoughts and prayers. It continues to lift my spirits when we are gathering for our monthly meeting and it is lovely to see how people are sharing skills and even attempting to learn new skills.  We welcome any new members to our group and donations of double-knitting wool as well as your kind prayers.

The joy of Easter Day commenced with 17 of us partaking of a simple breakfast in the Abbey Hall Lounge. A joyous atmosphere, convivial company, Easter treats and decorations on the tables, all blended together into what felt like a church family gathering to celebrate our Risen Lord. A great way to celebrate an Easter morn!

As a church, we should take more time to sit together, joyfully, be it suppers, lunches or breakfasts. There is no greater celebration than to break bread together in church family fellowship.

Nine prayer shawls have now been gifted to people facing significant changes in their lives as a symbol of God’s all-embracing love and compassion. We have been busy producing prayer scarves and shawls and these were dedicated during the Easter morning service. Please do contact Mike or Marie Perrott (or any elder) with the names of people who you think would benefit from receiving a prayer scarf or shawl, they do not need to attend our church to benefit.

If you are interested in getting involved in this ministry come along to one of the prayer shawl meetings in the Abbey Hall Lounge on one of the following dates between 10am and 12noon: 12 May, 16 June and 21 July.

It has been a great delight to see the first batch of about twenty shawls and scarves dedicated during the morning service on 7th January. They are now ready to go to people who are facing significant changes in their lives as a symbol of God’s all-embracing love and compassion. Please do contact Mike or Marie Perrott, or any of the elders with the names of people who would benefit from receiving a prayer scarf or shawl. Please keep this ministry in your thoughts and prayers. As ever, donations of new wool are always welcome.

It has been lovely that so many people have expressed an interest in this ministry. Leaflets are now available on the table in the back of the church.

I invite you to a knitting and praying get-together at Abbey Manse for those who would also like join together in fellowship, starting at 10am and through to about midday (to avoid having to come out after dark), on the following dates 

Saturday, 14 October

Saturday, 18 November

Saturday, 16 December

We will decide at our meetings whether we wish to meet monthly or more frequently.

If you would like further information please contact me by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marie P

 

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To be held in Abbey Hall on Saturday, 4 November 2017 from 10 am until 12 noon.

Donations of gifts to stock the stalls will be appreciated; they should be given directly to the appropriate stall holder. Gwen Sloan may be able to collect them.

Stall holders

Gifts - Janet Littlehales

Christmas Gifts - Jill Girdlestone

Tombola Prizes - Stella Gunston

Jewellery - Angela Pease

Cakes & Groceries - Jill Stagg

Raffle Prizes - Angela Farmery

Refreshments will be served.

Please note: no bric-a-brac or books thank you.

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact Gwen Sloan on 01794 514810

 

Notices

  • This Sunday

    Sunday 23 September

    10.30 am Family Worship led by Angela Bevan

    6.30 pm Evening Service led by the Minister

    The week ahead and forthcoming events 

     

    Tuesday 25 September

    9.30 am     Prayer Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge. Readings to be used: Psalm 54 and Mark 9: 30 - 37

    10.15 – 11.45 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Wednesday 26 September

    Church Table Tennis in Abbey Hall - cancelled

    Friday 28 September

    9.30 am Decorating of church for Harvest – if you wish to help, or offer a donation towards the cost of the flowers please speak to Anna Allsopp

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 29 September

    10.00 am Knit and Pray in Abbey Hall Lounge

    7.00 pm High Achievers Concert

    7.30 pm Harvest Supper in Abbey Hall

    Tuesday 2 October

    7.30 pm Outreach Meeting in the Minister’s Vestry

    Saturday 13 October

    note change of date from 6 October

    9.00 am – 12.00 noon Working Party around the church

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 30 September

    10.30 am Harvest Festival Family Worship led by the Minister

    please bring your offerings of tinned and fresh produce for the Harvest display. Tinned produce will be given to Romsey Foodbank, fresh produce to a local worthy cause

    6.30 pm Evening Worship led by the Minister

    For users of the M27 and Romsey Road bridge

    Works to replace the Romsey Road bridge spanning the M27 between 28 September – October 2019 start next weekend with the closure of junctions 3-4 of the M27.

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