The president Jean White welcomed everyone to the WI Christmas Party held in the Chapel Schoolroom on Wednesday 4th December, the room had been decorated for the occasion by Sue Smith. Members were reminded of the Cliffside Carol Service to be held at Blyton Church on 5th December at 7pm. The four resolutions for 2014 were read out and members were asked to select one resolution to be voted at the Annual Meeting in June 2014. The members were entertained by Sue and Mike Dewsbury who sang and played a selection of folk songs, some with Lincolnshire dialect and were enjoyed by everyone. The entertainment was followed by a lovely supper to which everyone had contributed. The next meeting is on 8th January when the speaker will be Mrs P. Wilson.
A concert by the Eau Valley Singers took place in the Methodist Chapel on Friday 6th December, the choir sung a selection of Christmas songs including Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and Winter Wonderland, there was a poetry recital of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ and an interesting view of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. During the interval refreshments were served and the raffle drawn. Towards the end of the evening Chairman of the Eau Valley singers Mrs Pat Mirkin presented a cheque for £250 to Mr Trevor Cherry, a representative of the Air Ambulance Service. The evening ended with the choir and audience singing ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’.
The December meeting of Messy Church took place on Sunday 8th December, the youngsters joined the congregation at the beginning of the morning service, taken by Mr M. White, to help with the lighting of the advent candles. They returned to the schoolroom where they made edible snowmen, Christmas cards and decorations. At the end of the service they returned to the Chapel to show their work to the congregation and also placed in Chapel a giant Christmas card which they had all helped to make. The service on Sunday 15th December at 10.30am will be taken by Rev M. Wiles.
Carols by Candlelight
The annual Carol Service will take place in the Methodist Chapel on Sunday 15th December at 6pm, all welcome.
Christmas in Scotter
Carols will take place on The Green 6pm on Sunday 22nd December. Christingle service 6pm on Tuesday 24th at St Peter’s, Midnight Communion 11.30pm at St Peter’s. Christmas Day, St Peter’s 10am, Grace Church 10am, Methodist Chapel 10.15am.