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World Day of Prayer 5th March

Many thanks to all who supported and attended the online 2021 wdp service. For those who wish to donate here are the various options –

GIVING TO WDP for 2021 – Donations can be made –

  1. By cheque, made payable to WDP, sent to WDP, Commercial Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2RR
  2. By online donation via the WDP website – www.wwdp.org.uk – minimum £10
  3. By TEXT message from your mobile phone. TEXT 2021WDP 5 to 70085 to donate £5. Any amount can be donated up to £40 – just add the sum after 2021WDP and your text will cost the amount plus one standard rate message.
  4. By cash to the branch secretary (Jayne Bunn 07791478313)
If you are a tax payer, please don’t forget Gift Aid – donations via the website or text will allow this information to be given. If you make a Cheque/cash donation please send either your brown envelope (in the service booklet) or a piece of paper to WDP office with your full name, house number/name and postcode and sign the letter.



Easter

  • To celebrate Easter, we have prepared a YouTube Passion Play. Click on the link to view it: https://youtu.be/BVnS933SHnk. Please see the poster below.
  • Easter Services
    • St Marys Friday 12 noon litany, with 4 hours stations of the cross
    • Sunday sunrise service Bee to organise live streaming
    • David Good Friday morning service and afternoon meditation



Christian Aid Week Sponsored Cycle Ride

Christian Aid Week is from 10th to 16th May 2021, so as part of the Sandbach Christian Aid Group’s fundraising this year, Mark Thompson (of Sandbach Baptist Church) plans to do a virtual bike ride in his garage at 81 Forge Fields, CW11 3RD.
He will ride one classic French mountain climb each day, starting at 9:30a.m. (2:30p.m. on Tuesday 11th). Total distance 170 km, climbing 8581 metres.
Spectators will be welcome on his drive (suitably distanced!) and refreshments will be available.
To sponsor him, scan the QR code on the poster below or use this link to his fundraising page where you will find more details. This year the collection will help communities tackle the effects of the climate crisis.



Christian Aid Quiz Night

Saturday 15th May at 7:00pm on Zoom – A family quiz to raise money for Christian Aid. This will be a team based quiz, with teams going in to ‘Zoom break out rooms’. All are welcome. Ask your friends and family from around the country or even the world to make up a team with you. To join the fun please email karen.unitymc@gmail.com with your team ‘name’ and an email address for the team captain, for sending the Zoom link. If you prefer we can put you in to a team. Donations for Christian Aid. Please see the poster below.



Events in our Churches

  • The Unity Methodist Church Justice and Peace group invite you to two Zoom meetings:
    • Thursday 6th May at 7:30pm – An evening with Chance Changing Lives:
      “Chance Changing Lives” – a story of help for homeless and disadvantaged people
      Those who are involved in projects like the Sandbach Foodbank and Lifeline are well aware of poverty and other difficulties locally.
      We may not be so aware of how things are in Crewe, which is quite close to home. Over the past 3 years the charity “Chance Changing Lives” has been working to help tackle poverty and deprivation in Crewe, and the Sandbach Justice and Peace Group has arranged for them to talk about their work. All are welcome at this meeting – to join us please email wmarkthompson@gmail.com and you will be sent the Zoom link. Please see the poster below.
    • Saturday 15th May at 7pm – A family quiz to raise money for Christian Aid (see above).
  • Sandbach Baptist Church Nefyn summer camps:
    • Saturday 24th – 31st July – 14-16 years old – Ben & Ali Slater & Sam & Abi Lovell
    • Saturday 31st July – 7th August – 9-11 years old – Johnny & Rachel Read
    • Saturday 7th – 14th August – 10-12 years old – Heather Cleave & Aaron Wright
    • Saturday 14th – 21st August – 12-14 years old – Dave & Lizzie Watkins & Sam & Pippa McHaffie
    • Saturday 21st – 28th August – 16-18 years old – Paul Higg
    Open to all – visit: https://www.nefyncamps.co.uk/ for more details
  • Wheelock Easter Holiday club 2nd week after Easter for 3 days prior to the government relaxing. Fliers are available. Please ask Jayne for more details



Knitted Christmas Angels

We have decided that the knitted Angels should make an appearance again this year.
To this end please click here for a revised pattern which Norma has kindly done, to help the process along (opens in a new window).
More details on the collection, labelling and distribution will be issued closer to the time, but for now could you all please ensure your knitting groups and keen individuals, or anyone you might know who would like to join in gets knitting please.



CTS Meetings

The next meetings of CTS are:

  • Tuesday 6th July 2021 via Zoom or in The Wesley Centre of Unity Methodist Church (to be confirmed)
  • Wednesday 6th September 2021 at St Peter’s
  • Thursday 14th January 2022 at St Winefride’s or Oasis – this will be the Annual General Meeting.
The meetings will start at 7:30pm.