Monthly Archives: February 2011

Newsletter for March 2011

Newsletter for March 2011

Sunday Services in March 2011

6th March
Family worship   led by Revd Adrian Heath
Organist Jenny Powley

13th March
Family worship led by Bryan Elkington
Organist Christine Furze

20th March
Family worship led by Pastor Roger Manning
Organist Alison Meek

27th March
Family worship led by Hugh Milsom
Organist Pippa Griffiths

Fiona’s ordination as an Elder

In our Sunday service on 20th February 2011, Wootton Bassett United Reformed Church welcomed Fiona Butler as a new Elder. Rev Thomas MacMeekin led the service including Fiona’s Ordination and Induction. Her parents, husband and children were in the congregation. Thomas reminded the congregation that in the URC we give thanks for the various gifts of all the people of the Church, and that as well as Ministers of Word and Sacrament, Elders are ordained. Jenny and Eileen joined Tom in giving the right hand of fellowship. After the formal words of Ordination, Tom encouraged Fiona to think of the new challenge and opportunity the role would bring. He explained to the children that the name did not mean that Fiona was old and indeed he had in the past ordained a girl of 16 to be an Elder!

Remembering June’s hospitality

On Sunday 13th February we gave thanks for the donations in memory of June Adams. June enjoyed giving hospitality to family and fiends so the money was used to buy a new fridge for the church kitchen, and a new set of cutlery.

The worship leader, Rev Harry Goodchild, and his wife, joined us for a fellowship lunch.

What’s on in March 2011

Vision4Life Discussion
Tuesday 1st 9:30am

Women’s World Day of Prayer in Wootton Bassett
Friday 4th March 2pm United Reformed Church
The service this year is called “How Many Loaves Have You”, written by women of Chile. The day  begins as dawn breaks over the islands of Tonga in the Pacific and continues across each continent until the last services of this special day are held back in the Pacific,on the islands of Samoa, circling the world in prayer for 36 hours.  Find out more here

Lent studies
This year Wootton Bassett churches come together for the new York Course
‘Rich Inheritance – Jesus legacy of love’
See more on the York Courses web-site here

Sunday 13th to Friday 18th evenings 7:30-9.00pm
Sunday            Sacred Heart Church           An empty tomb
Monday          The Croft, St Barts                A group of people
Tuesday          United Reformed Church  A story
Wednesday    Methodist Church                 A power
Thursday        The Croft, St Barts               A meal
Friday               Sacred Heart                         after the Stations of the Cross (which                                                                                          begin at 6.30pm) a discussion and time to                                                                                  reflect on the course
(Note no V4Life discussion on 15th)

Spring walk round Jubilee Lake
Friday 18th 10am Meet at the car park

Elders’ Meeting
Tuesday 22nd 9:30am Church lounge

Coffee Morning and Sales Table
Saturday 26th 10am-12

Annual Church meeting
followed by talk by Janet Gray on her trip to New Zealand
Tuesday 29th 7:30pm