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Café church - church with tea, coffee and cake.
Around once a month on a Sunday evening we have a café-style service in a relaxed and conversational style, enlivened by music, cake, coffee and tea. It will usually be in Room 2 rather than the church. Keep an eye on the Services page and come along. If you've never tried casual, chatty church you might find it's just your cup of tea.
Saturday Drop-In - fellowship with tea, coffee and cake (sensing a theme?)
On Saturday mornings between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon there will be cups of tea, cake, a bacon roll. Just ‘drop in’ for a chat in the small hall. Bring a friend, or make one. Catch up on the news. Catch your breath before you go shopping. Recently some of those dropping in have started playing table tennis too - but that's not obligatory!
Extend Exercise - (yes, including something to eat!)
A time to join in some manageable exercise suitable for senior citizens. You might be surprised how much you benefit from doing just a little more than you thought you could. Sessions are from 12.00 to 2.00 pm on the second Wednesday of the month, including a light lunch. Get in touch if you would like to come, or need a little encouragement.
Monday Fellowship - weekly friendship and worship
A group meets to share in friendship and worship every Monday afternoon at 2.00.pm and everyone is welcome to join them. There is often a speaker on a topic of general interest (usually secular) as well as prayers. If you would like some encouragement or have any questions the office can put you in touch with someone.
Toddlers Group - Thursday in term time at 9.30 am
The Toddlers group meets on Thursday mornings as an opportunity for carers to get together for company and fellowship whilst the children also make new friends and play together. Get in touch with the office if you would like any details.
Men's Table Tennis - first Saturday of the month 7.30-9.00 pm
A group of gentlemen started meeting recently on the first Saturday evening of the month to play table tennis and generally share fellowship. You are cordially invited to come along. The group is very casual, a mix of ages from about 11 years old up to around 99. Ability ranges from those who have never held a bat before to those who think they are terrific. Taking yourself or the game too seriously is not allowed.
Events to watch out for
Advent Bible Study
Deacon Marilyn will be leading a Bible study during advent with the title "Making Room". This is an accessible course aimed at everyone and will include a shared meal of bread and soup. There will be three opportunities to share in the study each week:
here at Four Oaks Methodist Church at 12.30 pm and at 7.00 pm
on these Tuesdays: 26th November, 3rd, 10th and 17th December
at Blackwood Methodist Church at 12.30 pm
on these Wednesdays: 27th November, 4th, 11th and 18th December
To register your interest or ask any questions please contact Marilyn.
Medical Equipment Amnesty - 16 November
Do you have walking frames, sticks, wheelchairs or other aids that are no longer used or needed? Do you know anyone else who does?
We can ‘upcycle’ them to Sierra Leone as part of Deacon Marilyn’s Sabbatical Project. A full container is planned for! Bring your items to church any time on Saturday 16th November.
Contact our centre manager Peter if you have something but can't make it on that day, or if you have something but aren't sure whether it could be given a new lease of life in Sierra Leone.
Turkey and Tinsel - Friday 29 November 11.30 am to 3.30 pm
You are warmly invited to join us at our next senior social event, Turkey and Tinsel on 29 November.
There will be a Christmas lunch followed by a pleasant afternoon of socialising along with some musical entertainment. Meet old friends and make some new ones.
Please get in touch via the office to book a place, or to ask a question (for instance if you have any medical concerns or might need a lift). A contribution of £5.00 is requested.
Advent and Christmas events
Keep a look out here for details of special services and occasions during Advent and over the Christmas period.
To start filling out your calendar, make a note of:
The Toy Service on Sunday 1 December at 10.30 am, a family service when we will be collecting toys to go to struggling families in our city
Light up a Life Service with St Giles Hospice on Sunday 1 December at 6.30 pm with refreshments afterwards
The Scouts and Guides Christmas Concert on Monday 2 December at 6.30 pm with refreshments afterwards
Blue Christmas Service on Thursday 19 December at 6.00 pm, a reflective service for those who find Christmas difficult
Nativity Service with Christingles on Sunday 15 December at 4.00 pm
Carol Service on Sunday 22 December at 10.30 am
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