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

 

The church magazine with news, calendar dates and details of events comes in two versions.

For the PDF version see 'Download attachments' at the bottom of the page.

Below is the flip version; to view in full screen mode click on the square button - bottom right.

 

URC Magazine click here

 

 

 

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 17 November

    10.30 Morning Worship led by Revd Alan Green

    6.30 pm Evening Communion in Abbey Hall Lounge led by the minister, Revd Mike Perrott

    Forthcoming Events

    Monday 18 November

    10.30 am   MOT in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Tuesday 19 November

    10.30 am   Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge

    7.30 pm     Discussion Group in Abbey Hall Lounge. Speaker: John Horton – the work of Amesty International

    Wednesday 20 November

    2.00–4.00 pm Kettle’s On-Time for Tea in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    2.00–4.00 pm Table Tennis with RomDAG

    7.30 pm     Worship Group in Minister’s Vestry

    Thursday 21 November

    10.30 am Short Communion Service in Abbey Hall Lounge, followed by refreshments

    Friday 22 November

    10.00 am Romsey Festival Peace exhibition planning meeting for 2020 to be held in Abbey URC.  

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 23 November

    10.00 am – 4.00 pm Church Vision Day In Abbey Hall

    Tuesday 26 November

    2.00 pm Committal service at Woodley Cemetery  for Betty Salter

    Saturday 30 November

    7.30 pm Concert featuring Kirsty Newbury - A Victorian Christmas in aid of Fortube Centre of Riding Therapy. Fruit punch and mince pies.

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 24 November

    10.30 am Family Worship led by the Minister followed by Church Meeting

    6.30 pm   Evening reflection in Abbey Hall Lounge, led by the Minister

    Christmas Services

    Sunday 22 December

    6.30 pm Candlelight Service

    Tuesday 24 December

    4.30 pm Christmas Eve children's service. Come and dress up as one (or more) characters as we retell the Christmas story.

    11.30 pm Midnight Communion all welcome

    Christmas Day

    10.30 am Family worship

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