What a wonderful evening we had at Radford Road Church on September 12th 2015!
40 people gathered together to watch the live performance of the Last Night at the Proms from the Albert Hall in London. Several people dressed in red, white and blue and all entered into the spirit of the concert.
We enjoyed a delicious fish and chip supper and then joined ith gusto in singing the traditional national songs. Rule Brittania and Land of Hope and Glory raised the roof.
The evening was arranged to raise money for our new Mission Project “The House of Light and Hope! Durinf the evening we heard how this project is particularly relevant at the present time when so many refugees are fleeing their homeland of Syria and trying to find a new life in Europe. Lebanon, where the House of Light and Hope is situated, has welcomed thousands of refugees and they now make up a quarter of the population.
organised by Warwickshire Community and Voluntary
On Friday September 11th Radford Road Church took part in the launch of Leamington Old Town Map and Trail which highlighted organisations that are active in the Old Town area. Other organisations which opened their doors to give visitors the chance to chat with leaders and volunteers made up a vibrant mix of charities, community and faith based organisations in Leamington’s Old Town area.
Radford Road Church was open from 10am – 4pm, serving tea, coffee and biscuits to visitors, Visitors experienced a warm welcome and the opportunity talk to Church members who showed them around.
A programme and map was available from all the participating organisations on the day.
A wonderful Activity Club was enjoyed by about 12 children and a group of adult leaders led so enthusiastically and ably by Jane.
The theme for the event which was held on the mornings of August 24th and 25th was “The Man who Calmed the Sea”.
The children listened attentively to the Biblical story of the little boat, carrying Jesus and the disciples, being tossed on the rough waters of Lake Galilee and how Jesus told his disciples not to worry because He was with them. They learned about how the disciples, who had had an unsuccessful fishing night, were told to cast their nets on the other side of the boat resulting in them hauling in their nets laden with fish. The story was linked with how Jesus is always with us whatever our problems and fears and will help us if only we listen to his word.
Craft work followed and the children made montage pictures of rough and calm seas; little boats from margarine tubs; storm shakers in plastic bottles; cakes decorated with blue icing and broken digestive biscuits to represent the beach; origami fish and apple boats with sliced cheese sails.
Action songs followed and the morning ended with a quiet time of prayer.
This was another exciting and stimulating Activity Club and our thanks go to Jane for being the inspirational leader, planner and organizer.