SHOE BOXES, KNITTED GARMENTS AND NEW BIBLES

 

KNITTED CLOTHING FOR THE NIGHT SHELTER

 Each year Radford Road Church gives a huge quantity of hand knitted gloves, scarves and hats to the clients of the Night Shelter. This year was no exception! Our band of knitters has been busy throughout the year and have produced some lovely warm clothing. Many of the people who receive these gifts are homeless and are very grateful for the  warm clothing which we provide.

Thank you knitters!

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Once again we have filled many boxes for Samaritans Purse. These will go to children throughout the world who are in need. Some of the boxes were sent to distribution centres, others were bought on line. Every box will bring joy and happiness to a child who has little.

Many thanks for caring!

 The Knitted Garments and the Operation Christmas Child Gift Boxes were dedicated at the Sunday Service at 10.30am on November 15th.

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Gloves, hats and scarves for the Night Shelter clients

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Operation Christmas Child boxes

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Also at this service the New International Version Bibles, given in memory of two of our members, Rita Overing and Margaret Sandy (Sheen), who both died this year, were dedicated.  We were pleased to welcome members of the Overing family to the service.

 

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In memory of Rita Overing
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In memory of Margaret Sandy

 

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Members of the family of Rita Overing holding some of the newly dedicated Bibles.
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Carlos Sheen (son of the late Margaret Sandy) holds one of the new large-print Bibles

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CHRISTMAS 2015

  • YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE IN OUR

    ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SERVICES

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    Sunday Dec. 6th 10.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion

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    Sunday Dec. 13th 10.30am Morning Worship and the making of Christingles

    Sunday Dec. 20th 10.30am Service of Readings & Carols

    Christmas Day Dec. 25th 10.00am Special Christmas Morning Service

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    CHRISTINGLE SERVICE ON DECEMBER 13TH

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    The Christingle

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    The service was well attended and everyone enjoyed making the Christingles to remind them that Jesus came to the world (orange) and is with us throughout the seasons (sticks with fruit and sweets), was crucified (red ribbon), and He is the Light of the world (candle).

    Everyone took part from the very young to the not-so young!.

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    CHRISTIAN AID SINGS CAROLS AT MORRISON’S

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    On December 19th the local Christian Aid Committee organised the singing of carols for an hour  in the Morrison’s store.

    Many shoppers said how much they appreciated the live music in contrast to the canned carols usually heard in the shops and malls of our town.

    The public were generous in the monetary donations they made and the proceeds of £123.96 were given to Christian Aid.

    This was a way of showing the true meaning of Christmas to those who rarely go to church and, at the same time, benefitting those in other countries who have little.

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  • SERVICE OF CAROLS AND READINGS

     THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT

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    Floral arrangement

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    The Revd. Andy Laird led this service which told the Christmas story of the angel appearing to Mary; the news that Elizabeth, too, would have a baby; the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem; the birth of Jesus and the visit of the shepherds and Magi.

    The Bible passages were read by members of the congregation and some of the carols had been chosen by church members.

    Each Bible passage was followed by a brief summarisation and focussed on the relevance of Christ’s birth to us, today.

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    June and Edna celebrated their birthdays today.

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