Held their October meeting in the chapel schoolroom on Wednesday 1st and visitors were welcomed by Jean White, after the reading of the notices and correspondence. Jean introduced the speaker for the evening Major Gary from the Salvation Army, Major Gary is based in Ashby where he has been for the past two years. He gave an interesting talk, starting with the history of the Salvation Army which was started in 1865 by General William Booth to the work they do today in the UK and overseas. The raffle winner was Chris Cooper, there was no competition this month, instead the members brought along baby wear that had been knitted during the past year this will be forwarded to Lincoln Hospital. Refreshments were served at the end of the meeting including Plum Bread to celebrate Lincolnshire Day. The November meeting will be on Wednesday the 5th.
The Chapel Harvest Festival was held on Sunday 5th. The service was taken by the Rev David Leese, Mrs N. Mosey was the organist.
This was a family and parade service and was attended by Scotter Guides and Brownies and Messingham Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. The service was followed by a Harvest Lunch served in the schoolroom.
Family Quiz Night
A family Quiz night was held in the Chapel schoolroom on Friday 10th, before the quiz got underway a presentation was made to Ruby whose bright picture of a smiley sun won the logo competition. The quiz was the first of the chapel’s fundraising events in aid of refurbishment of the building. The schoolroom was full with over 10 teams of all ages taking part, there was break in the proceedings for a supper of pizza, salad and jacket potatoes, the eventual winners were Blind Elk. The night was a great success and enjoyed by all. The next fundraising event will be a vintage tea party on Sunday 2nd November.
The October meeting of Messy Church took place in the chapel schoolroom on Sunday 12th, the morning’s theme was News and how good news can be passed on. Posters were made for the Vintage Tea Party, contributions made to a newspaper and biscuits were iced. The youngsters joined the congregation at the end of the service when they demonstrated sending messages by Morse code using a torch and semaphore with flags. The November meeting of Messy Church will be on Sunday 9th, Remembrance Sunday and it is planned to join the adults on the Green for the Act of Remembrance, please bring a warm coat.
Rev Duncan MacBean will take the worship service on Sunday 19th to which everyone is welcome.
The speaker when Women’s Hour meet on Wednesday 22nd will be Pat Smith from the Crosby Angels.
A coffee morning in aid of Christian Aid will take place in the Eau Community Centre on Saturday 25th October from 10am to 12noon.