4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
14For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
A warm welcome to everyone - just drop in and have a coffee/tea - we are a fun loving friendship group - either just sharing each others’ company or taking part in crafts and maybe learning new skills in crafts - there is always a readiness to teach each other craft skills. We meet every Tuesday morning from 9.30am to 12 noon and welcome new members - so don’t be shy!
For those interested in crafts, there is the opportunity to make quilts or make or knit garments/blankets in support of the Christian charity "Hope Now International", whose leaders and volunteers work alongside the Ukrainian people.
During 2019 as a group we have been able to support various local charities in donations raised from our weekly shrapnel collections of odd coins.
During the summer we enjoyed our annual outing to Broadstairs to participate in the St Peter’s Village Tour and contribute a small donation to the fund.
We continue to support members’ own individual charity fundraising with small gifts of donations and crafts.
Special mention of Linda Richards who has organised two fundraising events during the year and raised a total of £527.60 as contributions to the donations given to Oasis and Hope Now. Grateful thanks to Linda and all involved for such wonderful support.
Collections of quilts and garments continue to be delivered to Hope Now headquarters in Southampton for distribution to the Ukraine along with donations to the Mission Fund to help with costs of transport. Grateful thanks to all our hardworking members for their wonderful knitting and sewing throughout the year.
If you would like to join in craft activities there are plenty of opportunities to take up new and old skills – always someone on hand to help. Everyone welcome.
However, if you would just like to drop in for tea or coffee and chat, we would love to see you – Tuesday mornings from 9.30am to 12 Noon. Plenty of laughter and fun – no age limit. Do give us a try, you will find plenty of friendly faces.