Genesis – April 2022: letter to parents

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Dear Parents,

As we approach the end of Lent and the glory of Easter, we thought it would be a useful time to update you on a few changes to Genesis post Easter.

Genesis will now start at the slightly later time of 10am where learning and activities will take place in the Church Hall until 10.45am. Genesis will then join mid-way through the Church service in time to share our learning with the congregation, for prayers, a short sermon and for singing. The service will finish by 11.15am so we may all leave together and enjoy fellowship over a drink and biscuit back in the Church Hall.

Holy communion or a blessing at the altar rail, will continue to be offered once a month at the 10.30am service but at every 9am Sunday service.

Family worship will take place on at least one Sunday per month and our last family worship for Mothering Sunday was wonderful as the children from Genesis really enjoyed participating at different points during the service and led the prayers beautifully.

Please see below the dates for Genesis until the end of the school year.

Let us now continue to make the most of the opportunities we have to share, worship, and grow together.

Fiona Pullé, Karen Cragg and Jayne Cawood
The Genesis team

Phone: 01477-537796/ 07443 644457


17th April: 10.30am in church – All age family worship for Easter Sunday
24th April: 10am Genesis: On the road to Emmaus and Doubting Thomas
1st May: 10am Genesis: Jesus and breakfast on the beach
8th May: 10.30am in church – Annual Parochial Church Meeting as part of the main service

(no Genesis today)

15th May: 10am Genesis: Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness

(Holy Communion in church)

22nd May: 10.30am in church All age family worship and baptism of Arthur Farr
29th May: 10am Genesis: Preparations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Pentecost
5th June: 11am at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre: ‘Churches Together’ worship for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

After this event there will a village wide celebration of Holmes Chapel through the decades and Genesis, alongside the other Churches in the village, will be hosting a craft activity inspired by faith and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  Please come along and support these events.

12th June: 10am Genesis: Trinity, Acts 8 26-40
19th June: 10.30am in church – All age family worship for Father’s Day
26th June: 10am Genesis: Paul’s conversion to Christianity Acts 9 1-19

(Holy Communion in Church)

3rd July: 10am Genesis: Cornelius Acts 10 1-8 and 23-36
10th July: 10am Genesis: Peter and Rhoda Acts 12 1-19

(Final Genesis for the school year)

17th July: 10.30am in church – All age family worship