This month we hope to inspire you with some quotes for busy lifestyles. Messy Church
Welcome to our March 2019 Newsletter.
Daffodil Afternoon Tea
Join us for our Daffodil afternoon tea where you can enjoy a pleasant afternoon of tea and cake.
-Tea and Cake
-Daffodils on sale
Ran by the PTA (Pleasant Tuesday Afternoon) Group.
Inspirational Quotes for Busy Lives
How often do we spend time worrying about what we have done in the past? We fret over our mistakes and often feel stressed by thinking about what we might have done differently. I recently read a quote I rather liked….”When the past calls let it go to voicemail”
We can learn from past mistakes, but we can also spend far too much time looking back, and not enough time looking forward.
The past is behind us. Let’s leave it there and move on!
Sometimes life turns too quickly and we struggle to achieve unrealistic goals. Or things which were once easy suddenly become difficult. Pressure builds and peace seems very far away.
When possible we need to pause and take time to evaluate.
Even a windmill stops turning sometimes. B
reathingspace is often the best gift you can give yourself.
Make time to ask yourself questions, and then give yourself enough quiet space to be able to hear the answers.
It is easy to grow downhearted when nothing goes your way,
It is easy to be discouraged when you have a troublesome day.
But trouble is only a challenge to spur you on to achieve
The best that God can Offer
If you have the faith to believe!
Be glad that you’ve walked in sunshine and rain,
Be glad that you’ve felt both pleasure and pain,
Be glad for the comfort you’ve found in prayer,
Be glad for God’s blessings…..His love and His care.
Father, keep me ever grateful for the trials and the joys that you send my way.
I need the rain to appreciate, fully, the sunshine in my life.
Quotes put together by Patricia Joyce
Messy Church learn about loving your neighbour
This month’s theme gave us plenty of opportunities to think about loving others. We encouraged children to talk about acts of kindness they could do and how they could be a good and kind friend, even to people they may not know yet. As always there were many craft and practical activities to choose from for our families, and plenty of mess.
Through the crafts, children decorated faces and placed them on a world map as they talked and thought about people they knew who lived near them. They decided they could smile at people they may not know yet as they pass them in the street to cheer them up. We discussed ways they could be a good friend to children in their school or playgroup too. Furthermore, children made lolly flowers with the motto ‘random acts of kindness’ on to give to someone to show they cared. They also made friendship chains, decorated ‘friendly’ bandit scarves and made healthy cheese biscuit faces. Brian helped children to continue decorating our banner with flags from around the world. You will be able to see the finished article after next month’s session.
We set up a Dolls Hospital so children could play with and look after dolls as they explored caring for children who are sick. Lots of dolls sported bandages on their ‘poorly limbs’ to make them better.
Brian led the celebration talking about the Good Samaritan as children enthusiastically acted it out. The fact that the only man who stopped to help the hurt traveller did not know him gave the children lots to think about.
By Helen Priestman
Flower List for March
- 3rd – Diana McClave
- 10th – Myra Ranson
- 17th – David Hunt
- 24th – Helen Priestman
- 31st – Vacant
Pulpit Supply for March
- 3rd – Revd Valerie Davies
- 10th – Revd Brian Acty
- 17th – Revd Valerie Davies
- 24th – Revd Brian Acty
- 31st – Revd Brian Acty
PTA (Pleasant Tuesday Afternoon) for March
- 5th – Revd Brian Acty plus Bring & Buy
- 12th – Bingo
- 19th – TBC
- 26th – Revd Valerie Davies
Meeting start at 2pm
Edited by Becky Garrattley