REVD. JOHN CARRIER 60 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

 

 

The Revd. John Carrier was presented with a certificate at the Autumn Synod at Rugby URC to celebrate the occasion of 60 years since his Induction to the URC Ministry.

John particularly wanted the certificate presented to him in front of the local congregation at Radford Road and so the Revd. James Church presented the certificate again at the morning service on October 28th 2018.

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WORKING PARTY

Are you able to wield a paintbrush, bash with a hammer, or just make cups of tea and coffee for the workers?

Do come along in your oldest clothes at 10.00am on Thursday November 8th to do lots of small jobs that need fixing.

Remember, Many hands make light work! Work and have fun together!

For those who wish to stay to “bag” the angels in the afternoon a fish and chip lunch is proposed.

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Dec. 9th    10.30am Christingle Service led by the Revd. James Church

Dec. 23rd  10.30am Service of Carols and Readings led by the Elders

Dec. 25th  10.00am Christmas Day Service led by the Revd. Sam McBratney

 

WARWICK DISTRICT FAITHS FORUM Open Day

 

An Open Day is planned for Saturday November 10th from 9am onwards, when various places of worship in Leamington and surrounding areas will be open for anyone to visit. A programme of venues and times will be available nearer the time.

Radford Rd Church has invited people, between 9am and 11am, to look round our worship area, meet members of our congregation informally and join in our Big Breakfast, if they wish.

We hope you will come and welcome our visitors and maybe enjoy a Big Breakfast too!

 

ELECTION OF ELDERS

The office of Elder is a significant role in the life of the church and our Elders perform the duties diligently and conscientiously.

This year there is one vacancy on the Eldership and we ask all members to prayerfully consider who they could nominate for this role.

The nominations box is in the church vestibule and nominations must be submitted  by Sunday November 4th 2018.  The result will be announced after Morning Service at the AGM on Sunday November 25th 2018.

 

NATIVITY EXHIBITION

Many of you will remember the Nativity exhibition, belonging to Marjorie and John, which was held in our church on two previous occasions. It features Nativity sets from around the world and includes a manger scene in an Indian tepee, a Peruvian set which features llamas instead of sheep, a miniature set for a dolls’ house and over 100 others.

Marjorie spoke to the URC synod about the collection and displayed just a few of the models. This aroused a lot of interest and people were fascinated. This year more exhibits have been added.

Last year the exhibition was on display at churches in Coventry, Leicester and Wellesbourne. This year it starts off at a Methodist church in Cambridge and then moves to Abbey Hill URC in Kenilworth. There are bookings for each year until 2022 and a highlight is a booking in Coventry in connection with the city’s year of culture in 2021!

Churches which stage the exhibition are asked to make a contribution to Radford Road Church’s Mission Fund and so wherever the exhibition goes Radford Road Church is mentioned and benefits and visitors to the exhibition are reminded that the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated around the world.