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Please remember in your prayers anyone who is going through a time of sadness, anxiety or undergoing medical treatment.
The October hymn is StF 612 God give us life.
Royston Fringe - this year was the best ever, with new ideas, and a greater footfall with new faces visiting. At the time of writing, with reserves held for outstanding costs, we are showing a profit of around £1300 (including the Cambridge Clarinet Choir already announced). This is exceptional and due to the higher attendance, and generous donations from performers and others. This effort, for which many thanks go to many people, will go to the Refurbishment Project.
There will be no Bible Appreciation on the following dates: Tuesday 15th October, 29th October (due to Holiday Club), or 12th November.
Christmas Begins Here - with the Cambridge Salvation Army Band at West Road Cambridge on Sunday December 1st 6.30pm. Tickets £12 (to be confirmed). This year they have a guest singer, Faryl Smith. Valerie and I will be going. Will anyone join us? We travel by car share as before. Let me know by October 31st so that I can make a priority booking. Brian Norwood 01763 241066.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN ROYSTON AND DISTRICT - Light Party - Thursday 31st October at the Coombes Centre 5.307:00pm
We are once again running the Light Party as a Christian alternative to Halloween. The event has continued to grow year on year and many children look forward to the fun evening of games, craft, food and music. As always the party cannot happen without a band of willing volunteers and we are very grateful for those who have served in this way in the past. We again need volunteers this year, so please see the sign-up sheet on the notice board with a list of volunteering opportunities. Please be aware that we need to know who will be coming to help from your Church in advance. Also we need to be assured that those who will be working directly with children on the evening are approved by your Church to do this according to your Safeguarding procedures. We would be grateful for any donations of individually wrapped sweets for the childrens goody bags, so if you are able to collect some that would be great. Please pass any sweets to Dave Aggett. You can also contact the organiser of the event directly to offer to help. Helen Tobiss Tel 01763 243774
Prayer Course - We will be holding a series of Bible studies on the topic of prayer this term. We will be following the Lord's Prayer, using resources and short videos from the prayer course (available at email@example.com ). The six studies will be on the first and third Thursdays of October, November and December, from 7.30pm to 8.45pm in the Eldon Room. All are welcome. Any queries: call 01763 449 126 or email
Shoeboxes - I have received leaflets from Samariatian Purse and due to import regulations toothpaste and sweets can no longer be included in shoeboxes. Pam
Facebook we have a facebook page for the Church, the link is facebook.com/roystonmethodist. If you are a facebook user, please go to the page and click on the Like button on the main picture at the top of the page.
Church Stewards: Paul Harris, Mel Cooper & Richard Elcock
Safeguarding Officer: Richard Elcock
All Notices to Tracy Aggett by Monday evening please.
Saturdays 10.00 to 10.45am Andante
Friday 11th October 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Sunday 13th October INFORM Deadline for November issue
Sunday 13th October 6.30 to 8.30pm YPF at 3 Long Close, Fowlmere
Sunday 13th October - Royston Methodist Church in the Swim - We are delighted to announce that this year we have two full teams to represent us at the Rotary Club of Royston Swimathon. As you know, they will be swimming for our Refurbishment Project so if you see them approaching you, dont look away, go up to them put your arm around their shoulder and say Yes I will sponsor you! Our team members are: Tess Maddin, Sarah Kendall, Rosie Austin and the Hindleys also The Blissetts - Lorna, Hannah and Michael with the Shepherds - Craig, Karen and Cameron. Two formidable teams I am sure you will agree. We wish them well.
Wednesday 16th October 11.15am Joint Midweek Communion
Thursday 17th October Prayer Course 7.30-8.45pm in the Eldon Room. We will be holding a series of Bible studies on the topic of prayer this term. We will be following the Lord's Prayer, using resources and short videos from the prayer course (available at firstname.lastname@example.org ). The next sessions will be held on the first and third Thursdays in November and December. All are welcome. Any queries: call 01763 449 126 or email
Friday 18th October 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 19th October 10am to 12noon Shoeboxes in Church. Come and pack a shoe box on Saturday 19th October between 10am - 12 noon in the church, with tea and biscuits.
Sunday 20th October 3.30-5.30pm Messy Church Building
Tuesday 22nd October 11.15am Bible Appreciation
Tuesday 22nd October 7.30 for 7.45pm Churches Together Meeting in the Eldon Room.
Wednesday 23rd October 11.15am Parish Midweek Communion
Thursday 24th October 7.30pm EldonThursday - Mission Aviation Fellowship by David Freeman - David will be speaking about the work of Mission Aviation Fellowship. For over 70 years, MAF has been flying light aircraft over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts to enable over 2,000 aid, development and mission organisations to bring medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope to thousands of communities.
Friday 25th October 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Monday 28th October 1.30-3.30pm Craft n Chat in the Eldon Room
Monday 28th October 8.00pm Finance Committee meeting, 46 Briary Lane
Monday 28th October Friday 1st November 9.45am 12 noon each day Junior Heroes Holiday Club led by John Hardwick - Free admission crafts, stories and songs, loads of fun with the Watt family ideal for 4 -11 year olds. For further information contact Richard Elcock 01763 208381 or Gill Grainger 01763 242682
Thursday 31st October Light Party at the Coombes Centre 5.307.00pm
Sunday 3rd November 12.15pm Sunday Lunch
Tuesday 5th November 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Tuesday 5th November 7.30pm Ladies Group Willow Weaving with Caroline Tregaskes
Wednesday 6th November 11.15am Parish Midweek Communion
Thursday 7th November Prayer Course 7.30-8.45pm in the Eldon Room
Friday 8th November 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Monday 11th November 7.30pm Church Council Meeting in the Eldon Room.
Wednesday 13th November INFORM Deadline for Dec/Jan issue
Wednesday 13th November 11.15am Parish Midweek Communion
Thursday 14th November 7.30pm EldonThursday Macular Degeneration with Audrey Drage.
Friday 15th November 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Sunday 17th November 3.30 to 5.30pm Messy Church
Tuesday 19th November 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Wednesday 20th October 11.15am Joint Midweek Communion
Thursday 21st November Prayer Course 7.30-8.45pm in the Eldon Room
Friday 22nd November 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 23rd November 20cVOX Swing Jazz
Monday 25th November 1.30-3.30pm Craft n Chat in the Eldon Room
Tuesday 26th November 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Wednesday 27th November 11.15am Parish Midweek Communion
Thursday 28th November 7.30pm EldonThursday Laughter Specialist with Annie & Patrick.
Friday 29th November 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Tuesday 3rd December 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Wednesday 4th December 11.15am Parish Midweek Communion
Thursday 5th December Prayer Course 7.30-8.45pm in the Eldon Room
Friday 6th December 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 7th December 9.30am JMA Bazaar & Coffee Morning
Sunday 8th December 12.15pm Sunday Lunch
Tuesday 10th December 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Wednesday 11th December 11.15am Parish Midweek Communion
Thursday 12th December 7.30pm EldonThursday Christmas with the Royston Roses.
Friday 13th December 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Sunday 15th December 3.30 to 5.30pm Messy Church
Tuesday 17th December 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Tuesday 17th December 7.30pm Ladies Group Carol Service
Wednesday 18th December 11.15am Joint Midweek Communion
Thursday 19th December Prayer Course 7.30-8.45pm in the Eldon Room
Friday 20th December 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve