Thank you for all your support and encouragement with the Christmas services which were so well received.
Genesis meets on Sundays normally at 10am in the Church Hall continuing until 10.45am. We then join the congregation in the church service to share our learning with them, for prayers, a short sermon and for singing. The service finishes around 11.15am so we can all leave together to enjoy fellowship over a drink and biscuit back in the Church Hall.
The Spring term programme up to Easter is shown below.
It was lovely to see about 28 members, including several from Sandbach Heath and Brereton, turn up on a very cold, snowy day for our Epiphany service and party on Wed 18th Jan.
Canon Rob conducted a Communion Service for us, and reminded us of the importance of Epiphany. After the service he enrolled his mother, Margaret McLaren, as a member of
the Mothers’ Union.
A big thank you to our 18 children from Genesis for bringing the Nativity to life for us and for helping us focus on the true meaning of Christmas in our service in St Luke’s church last December.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the two Christingle and Crib services on Christmas Eve such a success as St Luke’s shone in candlelight.
Each service was supported by over 200 people and over £450 was raised for the work of the Children’s Society.
Time to renew or start your 2023 subscription to New Daylight notes from the Bible Reading Fellowship to help with your daily Bible reading. and prayer.
Around 25 pre-loved pew runners – free to a good home!
We had a lovely meeting this month – John Murfin gave us an interesting talk about bell-ringing and handbells and we finished by singing carols.
Personal collecting boxes: please bring your box to church for opening and counting during January 2023.
The recent considerable rise in MU fees prompted quite a discussion. Ann Peach, from Brereton and a Trustee of MU, was able to explain where all the fees went to and how MU is in deficit by a considerable amount.
The main theme for the meeting was ‘Who has inspired you?’ and three of our members shared their personal accounts.