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What You Need To Know – Our Latest News (6th December 2021)

Here is your start-of-the-week newsletter. It should have all you need to know about what’s happening amongst us. And a quick look should mean you are updated each week.


What if Christmas isn’t like it’s portrayed in the songs? What if it’s more complicated, more disappointing, more disruptive?

We’re not the only ones to feel like this – it was like this on the first Christmas.

But there is hope…

What’s Happening this week

Tuesday 7 December

10am: Art Group

On Tuesday Janet has started a new art group that will in The Vine from 10am. Chat to her if you would like more info.

1pm- 2.30pm: The Crafty Crew Gang

The Craft Crew Gang meet in The Vine Community Hub. If you’d like to turn up earlier and bring your own lunch, then come from 12.

Wednesday 8 December

10.30am-12pm: Prayer Group

This prayer group meet in The Vine Community Hub. You will be very welcome to join them. There is chance to share lunch afterwards at 12.

Thursday 9 December

7.30pm: Housegroups

Some are online, some in-person – if you want to connect with a group, please talk to Neil

Friday 10 December

Play and Stay

There are two sessions every Friday. One from 10am-12pm and one from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

If you would like to be involved as a helper, please talk to Judith or Colin.

If you have little ones, please come along and spread the word.

Young Adults Together: Visit Lightopia at Heaton Park

Contact Andrew and Alex for more details.

Saturday 11 December

Christmas at The Vine

In the afternoon from 2.00 – 4.00 there will be a Christmas Family Fun event. There will be games, food, crafts and all the fun you would expect at Christmas.

In the evening from 7.30-9.30 there will be an evening of songs, quiz, mince pies and mulled wine.

Looking Ahead

Monday 13 December

1.30pm: Annelise’s Funeral

The funeral will be at 1.30pm at Holy Angels followed by a committal at Agecroft Crematorium. There will be a chance to gather with Phil and the family after the service at Swinton Masonic Hall, Station Road, Pendlebury.

Wednesday 15 December

7.30pm: Alt Worship

A Christmas-alt worship time together in church – for young adults that wants to include everyone else.

Sunday 19 December

4.30pm: Carol Service

There will be traditional carols, a sprinkling of newer ones, readings, a brass band, candles. All you would want in a carol service. Invite family and friends to join you.

There will be NO morning service that day.

Monday 20 December

6.30pm: Carol Singing in the Royal Sovereign Pub (opposite church)

Join us for some carols, and a chance to have a drink together afterwards. We will be doing this with folks from St James.

Christmas Day: 10.30am

It’s our traditional gathering – ask your children to bring some of their presents, come ready to worship in a relaxed environment as we get Christmas off to the best start.

There will be NO service on Boxing Day

Alpha Online

We have just finished the first of three Alpha courses we are running this academic year and it was great. There were five regular attendees and a couple of others who came to some sessions. One of them said:

It was not what I was expecting at all. There was much more debate and open discussion and the videos answered most of my questions about the Christian faith; in fact, the arguments were really compelling! There was a lot of diversity in the people who shared their stories too. Since starting the course, I’ve noticed things changing in the way I think and react and although I wouldn’t say I’m ready to commit just yet, I’m much nearer than I was. Alpha should be advertised much more!’

The next course starts on Monday the 10th of January 2022 and will be hosted by Dave and Chris Swindells online.

Do think and pray about who you could invite – it might just change their life!

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