The Church was beautifully decorated for Harvest on Friday September 23rd.
On Sunday September 25th we celebrated Harvest with a special service at 10.30am led by the Revd. Andy Laird, our Methodist Minister. The congregation brought tins and packets which were donated th the Leamington Dhristian Mission. The loose cash in the collecting plates was for Christian Aid.
Members of the Uniformed Organisations took part in the lively service which focussed on using our gifts and talents for the benefit of others.
On Saturday September 24th
at 7.30 we held a Skittles Evening with a Fish and Chip supper at Lillington Bowling Club in Lime Avenue, Lillington. This was a fun evening to raise money for our new Mission Project “Building Bridges in Bosnia”. During the next 12 months we plan to raise £1,000 towards the cost of running Peace Workshops in Bosnia. This new project is an initiative spear-headed by one of our former Methodist Ministers, the Revd. Clive Fowle, and is an extension of his work in Croatia.
Fifty one people attended the evening. Groups from Dale Street Methodist Church and from Lillington Free Church were also invited.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the fun of the evening as we played “Killer Bowling” and people had three attempts at knocking down the diminishing number of pins before being “killed off” and eliminated from the game.
The fish and chips were superb and were served with side dishes of curry, mushy peas and tartare sauce.
The Revd. Clive Fowle, a past Minister of Radford Road Church, spoke of his work of reconciliation in Croatia and how he intends to extend the work into Bosnia.
The money raised at the Skittles Evening is for Radford Road Church’s Mission Project which, this year, aims to raise £1,000 for Clive’s new work in Bosnia. £168.00 was raised by this event.
On September 10th Chris Price gave an Organ Recital in the Church. Chris is an accomplished organist from Oldham in Lancashire. Proceeds from the evening’s recital went to the Organ Fund.
Chris also played the organ for the Sunday morning service of worship the following day.
PROGRAMME FOR ORGAN RECITAL:
Praeludium in C – Johann Christoph Kellner
Arioso – Johann Sebastian Bach
Trumpet Tune – John Stanley
Grand Choeur Dialogue – Eugène Gigout
Andantino – César Franck
Cantilene – Josef Rheinberger
Adagio from Symphony 3 – Louis Vierne
Melody – Col. Charles Dawes
Andantino in D♭ – Edwin H. Lemare
Tuba Tune – C.S. Lang
Pacques Fleuries (Palm Sunday) – Alphonse Mailly
Bendiction Nuptiale – Camille Saint-Saëns
Toccata – C.M. Widor
On Sunday September 4th, Revd. Andy Laird, who is Minister at Dale Street Methodist Church, became the Methodist Minister at Radford Road Church. A warm welcome was extended to Andy and everyone is looking forward to his Ministry. He now works in partnership with the newly appointed URC Minister at Radford Road, Revd. James Church.
Greetings and good wishes were extended to Andy when he conducted his first service at Radford Road Church. After the service a celebration cake was enjoyed by the whole congregation.
A small Bible on the cake contained the following prayer: