Vicar's update 17th January        Steve4to5-3244373775-O

It has been a difficult few months for us all with the death of four members of our church family, whilst some have also experienced the loss of close relatives.  Whilst we are undoubtedly sad, let us hold on to our eternal hope that those who have died in faith are now at rest with the Lord.  All are welcome to attend Ivan Poulton’s Memorial and Thanksgiving Service which will be held at Church on Monday 6th February at 2pm. 
On Sunday (22nd), Open to God returns at its new time of 6.30pm.  Do come along and enjoy extended sung worship, teaching (this week from Ash Abbott) and prayer.  There is also a local service at the same time to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Ealing Green Church (we have only just been informed about this).
The first social event of our 150th anniversary year - a Ceilidh (pronounced cay-lee) - is next Saturday, 29th January.  Not sure what  a ceilidh is?  Essentially is it a dance where everyone can take part; young, old, experienced dancers and beginners and even those with two left feet!  At a Ceilidh we are 'walked through the steps' so don’t worry if you haven’t been to one before. If you would like to book tickets please click here.

We are holding a children's party and pantomime (Pinocchio) on Saturday 4th February.  Later in the day, there will be an evening performance for church members from 6.30 to approx 7.30. This is free - no tickets are needed, but donations on the day would be welcome for the Cool Christians charity - St David's Home.

With my love,