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15/4/17 - Easter Saturday - Messy Easter
Claire Warren organised a fantastic range of crafts for all ages which kept everyone occupied whilst the actors prepared for the "Temple News" Easter drama (ably assisted by Barry Aherne).  Jelly bean prayers preceded a very exciting Easter egg hunt around the churchyard in the afternoon sunshine.

 

13/4/17 - Passover Bring and Share Supper
25 of us joined together to be taken through all the elements of a traditional Passover led by Revd Lynn Trainor, celebrating the Jewish Exodus from Egyptian slavery. We learnt about the history and meaning behind the 4 cups of wine, matzvoth, charoset, bitter herbs and salt water. Then we tucked into a delicious bring and share meal and cleared up together. Thanks to Karen Fisher for her organisation of the evening.
 


11/4/17 - This morning's Crafty Rendezvous Cafe was a great success!  John's strawberry sponge and marmalade cakes were delicious.   Cindy's crafts were enjoyed by all ages - the pom pom bunnies were a huge hit while others made coloured card easter egg decorations and there was lots of colouring in!  Little ones played with the toys in the creche room whilst their parents watched from the sofas with a relaxing cup of coffee.   Many others just dropped by for a coffee (and cake) and a chat with friends.  The Rendezvous Cafe is open on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in church from 9.15 to 12 noon - do join us next month!

 
 
4/2/17 - 4Women Charity Dinner, 4th February - Friends of Smyrna Home, Ooty, India:
The 4Women Charity Dinner took place on Saturday night at Sunningdale Village Hall, attended by 48 women of all ages (from 16 to nearly 80!).  A delicious meal of chicken and vegetable curry was served before the team from Sunningdale, led by Sue Marchant, gave a very interesting interactive presentation about their visit last Summer to Smyrna Home and the many ways in which this charity supports its local community.  This includes sponsoring a child's education, providing a hostel for girls who would otherwise be married at puberty, a programme to rebuild homes, providing a weekly hot meal to those in need and a free rehabilitation centre for those with mental and physical disabilities and debilitating conditions.  Members of the Fuel Youth Group who took part in the trip shared their experiences.  We were all stunned to hear how a contribution of as little as £10 a month could make such a difference - providing a child with not only with their education but also their school uniform and food.  Another trip is planned for this July - if you would like further information please contact the Church Office.  
 
 

4/12/16 - Thank you to Bishop Andrew who joined us to preach and preside at our 8.30 and 10 am Communion services on Sunday 4th December. He breakfasted with the Churchwardens and Vacancy Team between the services and kindly made himself available to chat with members of the church family over coffee.