From the Notices: 27th May 2018

 We’re delighted to hear of the birth of a baby daughter, Rachael, to Sophia and Alex Irving. We send them our congratulations and best wishes as they begin their family life at home together.

 If you weren’t able to come to the meeting last Sunday when we discussed What’s Next for our Church Building?, there’s still an opportunity for you to contribute your ideas. Paul Binney has copies of a questionnaire to fill in; do collect one from him and return it to him as soon as possible. Your ideas matter!

 Revd Briant Smith and Jackie, his wife, are opening their garden to the public under the annual National Gardens Scheme. We have arranged an exclusive visit on Saturday 16 June, including a cream tea (£6 donation to charity), leaving Chapel Field Road at 1.30 pm. If you’d like to come please let Pauline Mann know.

 On Tuesday 19 June at 2.00 pm, Ruth Arnold, Methodist Women in Britain District President, will be speaking at Wymondham Methodist Church about the MWiB project Bees, Beds and Blessings. Tea and biscuits served afterwards.

 Debbie’s Ordination – final details. We shall be leaving Chapel Field Road on 1 July at 12 noon, calling at Drayton to pick up friends from there, and should arrive at Newark around 3.00 pm. Please remember to bring some lunch. The service starts at 4.00 pm. We leave Newark at 7.00 pm and expect to arrive in Norwich by 10.00 pm. There is a toilet on the coach. The cost for the coach is £11 per person. Please would you pay Terry Dunning by Sunday 27 May and he will give you the free ticket for the service. You need to arrange your own parking. Chapelfield and St Stephens are both open until midnight. Terry will ascertain if refreshments are available after the service.

 It’s not too early to sort out any items of clothing or bric-à-brac for our September Jumble Sale, which Colin O’Donoghue is organising in aid of the Church minibus fund. Please note that glass or electrical items can’t be sold.

 Thanks to your generosity last June Jacob Alderton raised a record amount for his school by doing a sponsored swim. This year he hopes to repeat this to raise money for gym equipment. Can you help him again? A list for you to sign is in the Church Centre.

 You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for St Stephen’s and for the Fire Service in our city.
When God made you
there was silence
in heaven
for five minutes.
Then God said,
‘How come I never thought of that before?’