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Held their October meeting in the chapel schoolroom on Wednesday the 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.

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.

Messy Church

The October meeting of Messy Church took place in the chapel schoolroom on Sunday the 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.

Coffee Morning

A coffee morning in aid of Christian Aid will take place in the Eau Community Centre on Saturday 25th October from 10am-12noon.

Women’s Hour

The members of Women’s Hour held their Harvest celebrations on Wednesday October 8th, the pianist for the afternoon was Kay Edgar and Brenda Gwyther introduced Rev Ruth Simpson who took the service. At the following weeks meeting Brenda Gwyther was the pianist and Kay Edgar presided and introduced the speaker Mrs Maureen Wilson. The next meeting of Women’s Hour takes place on Wednesday 29th October at 2pm in the Chapel schoolroom.

Christian Aid Coffee Morning. A coffee morning in aid of Christian Aid will take place in the Eau Community Centre on Saturday 25th October from 10am to 12 noon.

Methodist Chapel

The service on Sunday 26th October at 10.30am will be taken by Rev Ruth Simpson, this will be followed by the Church Council AGM.


Service: There will be a Special Commemorative service at Scotter Methodist Chapel on Sunday 2nd November at 10.30am. This is a village service to honour the men who served in the 1914/1918 War and to remember so many of them who did not return and their families. The Right Honourable Edward Leigh MP has been invited to join the villagers of Scotter at this service.

Vintage Tea Party

The second event on the fund raising calendar of the Methodist Chapel is a Vintage Tea Party which will take place in the Chapel schoolroom on the afternoon of Sunday 2nd November.