SCOTTER: Methodist Chapel

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Scotter Methodist Chapel celebrated their 114th anniversary on May 11th with a special service taken by Sue Leese, the organist was Sheila Evans. The theme for the morning service was ‘Come to the Party’ based around parable of the Rich Man’s Feast, the children from Messy Church joined the congregation for the first 10 minutes of the service before going into the schoolroom where they made a special card, decorated bunting, iced individual cakes with the letters Happy Anniversary. They also made other items of party food. The food was then shared with the adults when they went back into the chapel at the end of the service. Dr D. White will take the service on Sunday 25th May at 10.30am, the next meeting of Messy Church takes place on Sunday 15th June.

Dates for the Diary

May 31st, Concert by The Eau Valley singers in the Village Hall organised by Friends of the Medical Centre. June 7th and 8th, Scotter Arts Festival in the Methodist Chapel. June 14th, Book Sale and Food Bank at the Methodist Chapel. June 15th, Messy Church. June 16th, Toddler Praise. June 21st, Chapel Gift Day. July 5th, Open Garden at 115 High Street in aid of Chapel funds.

Arts Festival

Following the successful Exhibition held in 2013 the Scotter Art and Textile groups are repeating the venture in June 2014. Included in the exhibition is a textile triptych ‘Poppies for Remembrance’ and paintings which commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1. The triptych includes a copy of a letter written by John Foster, who was serving in France, to his mother in Scotter. John sadly lost his life in December 1916, a month after this last letter was written. It was quite by chance that this letter, which is one of four, came into our possession in 2011. The letters have been transcribed for all to read. You can find them under the ‘War Memorial’ heading on the Scotter Parish Council website. The venue for the exhibition will be the Methodist Chapel and Schoolroom, Scotter, Saturday 7th June, 10am-4pm and Sunday 8th June, 1-4pm. As well as textile and art work there are a number of local craftworkers exhibiting. The venue has wheelchair access. Entry to the exhibition is free. Refreshments will be available on both days. For further information contact Vera Johnson 01724 763513 or Val Hunter 01724 762229.