St Peter and St Paul Church News

St. Peter and St. Paul’s Ladies Friendship Group.
We held our A.G .M  on Monday June 12th.  We were reminded of the programme during the past year and also given a report of our efforts which  raises funds for our chosen charity, the  Air Ambulance, 
At the meeting various items were on the Sales Table which was generously supported thus raising more towards our charity fund. We were all reminded that the next meeting would be on September 11th.   Ladies were ask to think of any way we could raise funds and also suggestion for the future programme.
The evening ended with usual refreshments which included  a slice of Victoria sponge or chocolate cake which had been made by one of our members..  About twenty four ladies were present at the meeting and we would welcome anyone to come along to the meetings which begin again on 11th September.
Doreen Payne
On the beautiful, sunny and very hot afternoon of June 25th sixteen members made their way to the home of Angelia Pick where a warm welcome was received on arrival.
We were shown into the garden where we could stroll at our leisure admiring the beautiful layout with numerous interesting features and some clever quirky ideas to note.
Pots around the summer house gave a lovely effect planted with patriotic red, white and blue bedding and the beautiful mound of roses certainly caught our eyes.
Time was then spent sitting in shady spots enjoying chatting together.
Soon the welcome cry of ‘the tea’s ready’ reached our ears and we made our way to tables beneath gazeboes.
A lovely variety of sandwiches appeared followed by tasty trifles, with or without sherry, followed by an assortment of cakes and non stop cups of tea.
A huge thank you to Angelia, and her helpers, for looking after us so well.  It was a lovely way to spend our last meeting before the summer break.
Angelia will be donating all the money raised at the afternoon tea to the Guide Dogs for the Blind.
In June we looked at things from different points of view using St Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians Chapter 5 v 16-17. The children tried on oversize glasses to see things from God’s perspective! The children looked through other peoples’ glasses and sunglasses to view the world differently. They then made ‘rose coloured spectacles’ to see the world from a different point of view with ‘I am a new creation’ on. To help with the prayers sweets, Skittles, were placed in water and the colour leeched out while the children thought about what they were praying.
In July we looked at balancing prayers of please and thank you. We were looking at the things we have an abundance of. The lively mixed age group played the game ‘Beg, Stick or Share’ to inspire us to think with generosity.
Christian Aid Week
The combined efforts of the Churches Together in Syston in Syston after a Coffee Morning, lunches in the Hub, a Big Brekkie Event and church Collections raised a magnificent £1200.55.
Date for your diary
September 15th afternoon
St Peter & St Paul’s Church
Teddy Zip Wire experience!
Look out for details later.