Ramsden Street
United Reformed Church

Ramsden Street
October 2018
We had a really good Coffee Morning at Dalton on Saturday September 22nd. We raised £333 towards Church funds and the morning was enjoyed by all. This money will go a little way to paying for the decoration which has now been completed.

There is a shoe box on the table at the back of church for extra things to go in the Christmas shoe boxes. When the boxes are checked before they leave Barrow it is good for the checkers to have some bits and pieces to add to any box which seems to have a bit of space to fill. For ideas on what might be needed please see the article in Newslink.

Our Harvest Supper and service will be held on Friday October 26th beginning with Pie & Peas at 6pm. This will be followed by a short service led by Jennet. Gifts of tinned items will be appreciated and will be donated to Furness Homeless Support Group. Donations will be collected at the supper table to cover the cost of the food and to make a gift to Christian Aid. (Please bear in mind that the food will be approx £4 each) A list will be circulated so that names of those wishing to attend can be added (to help with catering).

September 2018
The decorating and cleaning has now been completed in the Church. It all looks good – especially the outside of the front door! Let's hope we don't have to do any more for a long time.

Friday August 31st is the date we welcome Rev. Zena Smith into the United Area. The welcome service is being held at Dalton Community Church (Wellington Street building) beginning at 6pm and refreshments will be served after the service.

Wednesday midweek meetings and services begin again on September 12th.

The Church meeting will be held on Sunday September 16th immediately after the morning service.

Ramsden Street are holding a coffee morning at Dalton Community Church (Market Street building) on Saturday September 22nd from 9.45am to 11.15am. Help will be needed to staff the stalls, bake cakes and provide gifts for a tombola and raffle. If you can help in any way please let us know.

The quiz sheets are going quite well but we could do with selling more to help with the cost of the decorating.

Our Harvest supper and service will be held on Friday October 26th. beginning with a hot meal at 6pm and followed by a short Thanksgiving service. There will be a list for you to sign to indicate you are coming (for catering purposes).

Book presentation to Greengate School
We were fortunate to be successful for a Speaking Volumes Grant. The scheme provides funding to purchase christian books for use in churches or libraries. The grant allowed us to choose suitable books for Greengate junior school which we presented to them at a school assembly. This is what Greengate School published on their face book page.

"During Wednesday's assembly we were delighted to welcome Heather and Anne from Ramsden Street United Reformed Church. We have always had fantastic links with the church including our choir regularly singing there and the Church allowing our year 4 children to take part in their yearly 'Flashbacks' projects.

As a result of these close links the Church very kindly applied for a grant from the 'Speaking Volumes Christian Book Promotion Trust'. The bid was successful and Heather and Anne came to our assembly to present the books which will be a fabulous addition to our library. We are extremely grateful for the books and we know the children will enjoy reading them and taking on board all of the messages inside them."

Greengate Junior School



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