On Tuesday 4th December it was Elaine's birthday and as it was a big one we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate with her. It is certainly not my business to reveal a ladies age so without doing that let me just say she is looking very well for an octogenarian. A light lunch was enjoyed by those who often get together for coffee and a chat.
Ladies Day 2018
Around 100 Ladies from several congregations met together for the Northampton Ladies Day 2018. The speakers presented excellent lessons asking how does the hope of heaven affect the way you live now.
During a craft session at which a choice of things to make were available pastries, tea and coffee were provided as discussions on the theme took place.
Lunch was served in an 'Afternoon Tea' style with an assortment of dainty sandwiches and cakes, cakes and more cakes.
Songs were presented by three of the attendees for the ladies, Carol from Buckingham Park and our own Jennifer and Katie.
Bible talks, discussions, songs, prayers, crafts, refreshments, lunch, bags that were made and given out and a wonderful time had by all.
Though the men were rushed off their feet waiting on the ladies even they had a good time together. In fact it was a pleasure to be involved and see all who were there enjoying themselves so much.
British Bible School Study Week
Once again we have been involved with a great week organised and run by the British Bible School.
Mark Hill from Northampton, Jon Galloway from East Kilbride and Patrick Boyns Director of the British Bible School taught there way through the book of Joshua.
Arriving on Monday 5th November we spent the next three days studying together. On Friday before leaving for home Patrick gave a summary of how what we had been learning applies to our lives today from a missional point of view.
Over the evenings we were there we enjoyed a quiz, a game of Balderdash and a film about C. S. Lewis (some of which was filmed at Loughborough's Great Central Railway) being from Loughborough that was a thrill for me.
Isobel worked hard in the kitchen providing good food for us at each and every meal time. There was always good conversation to be had in the "Pilgrim's Rest" where tea, coffee, cake and biscuits were always available.
This was the second of such study weeks and we highly recommend them to any who would like the opportunity to dig a little deeper. This does not just fil our heads with Bible knowledge but draws us nearer to God and understand more about our situation and relationship with him. Thank you to all who were there and made this such a wonderful experience.
The setting of Basenthwaite in the Lake District only added to our appreciation for God our creator as the picture below gives just a glimpse of.
Fellowship Around the Fire
It only took a spark to get the fire going. It was a very enjoyable evening with some nice snacks, a bit of apple bobbing, plenty of goodies and wonderful time of singing around the fire.
Small Group Studies
After all the activities of the summer and people going away at different times we have now been able to restart our Bible Study Groups. During the week on various evenings homes are open to anyone who would like to join in. In a relaxed setting we take time to praise God and then read His Word. After a time of discussion there is an opportunity to talk further over a cup of tea or coffee. Contact us via the web site to find the nearest venue to you. Different studies in homes also take place every second Sunday of the month.