Sunday, 11th. November 2018
Our striking new banner for Remembrance Sunday
BEATING the BOUNDS:
The Bounds of the Parish of St Paul’s were soundly beaten on a glorious Autumn morning finishing with a shared picnic lunch back at Woosehill.
It was a special day too for Ron who celebrated his 86th birthday with us – as we tried to keep up with him!
Deepening our Faith
Conversations on Tuesday evening at Woosehill Church: 8 to 9.30pm
30th October Praise
6th November Lament
13th November Hope Restored
[from this point on the course will also be run at 2pm in the parish- see weekly noticesheets for venue]
An Overview of Matthew’s Gospel (the Gospel we will read in Church in the year to come): 20th November
Advent Waiting: a study of Handel’s Messiah
27th November Who the Messiah will be
4th December What the Messiah will do
11th December The death and rising of the Messiah
18th December “He will come again in glory”
Harvest Festival 2018
Sunday 30th September was a special day at Woosehill Church when we started celebrating 25 years of our church building with a Harvest Festival service led by Bishop Andrew of Reading together with our minister Rev’d Patrick Mukholi. Many of the original members of the church were present, the fellowship continuing with a lunchtime BBQ – and it didn’t rain!
All Hands on Dec (oration!)
Our new “hand printed” altar cloth has been made by our own fair hands to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Church building. Reminding us that it is “God’s work – Our hands” , Patrick adds that we should be “Remembering and rejoicing in God’s faithfulness and trusting Him for the next 25 + years of journeying with Him”
It is now almost 25 Years since we started worshipping in our beautiful church building. To celebrate we are holding 3 special services. The first was our Harvest Festival Service on 30th September at 10am. That was led by Bishop Andrew, Bishop of Reading. Followed by a Church BBQ, when it didn’t rain(!), the proceeds went to Yeldall Manor and The Wokingham Foodbank. The date represented when we received the keys to the building.
The second service will be on 28th October at 10am and led by our close friend Elaine Steere and is a celebration that will include an anniversary cake with our tea and coffee.
The Final day of celebration will be 2nd December the closest date to the first service in our church 25 years ago. The day will start with a communion service at 10am led by John Hellyer, Chair of the Methodist Church South East District, this will be followed by tea and coffee before lunch is served from 12:30pm and the day will finish with an Advent Carol Service at 2:30pm.
You are all warmly invited to all events. To make the 2nd December extra special we would like to share it with as many past members of Woosehill Church as we can. Due to the new rules and regulations the stewards cannot just use their address details, so we are asking for your help. If you are still in touch with anyone who used to attend Woosehill Church please can you pass the following on.
Help us Celebrate 25 Years of Worship in our Church Building on
2nd December 2018
Communion led by John Hellyer,
Chair of the Methodist Church South East District, at 10am
Tea & Coffee
Lunch served from 12:30pm
Advent Carols at 2:30pm
We would love to see as many past and present members as can make it for either all or part of the day.
You are also most welcome at our other events to mark this occasion including on
28th October a celebration led by Elaine Steer
Messy Church Come and join us for our next Messy Church on 28th October, from 4-6pm. Games, stories, craft and a sit down tea for all. Not just for children, all ages welcome! An evening service follows at 6:15 pm. Patrick & Doreen.
Superheroes Holiday Bible Club, July 2018
Every summer we run a holiday bible club for children in Years 1 – 6 at the start of the summer holiday. For more information about this year’s Superheroes follow the link
Hawthorns School Summer Fair, 2018
Woosehill Church enjoyed the Hawthorns School Summer Fair on the last Saturday in June. We made crosses with lolly sticks and wool, white paper doves, and did some colouring sheets. In spite of the heat, and the melting ice creams, it was great to be part of our local community at such a beautifully organised fun event.
Sing Something Simple: 6th. June 2018
We took Sing Something Simple to Kennet Court this afternoon. A musical meander down Memory Lane – with songs from the late fifties to the early seventies. We had a lovely time with the residents.
A wonderful celebration of Pentecost at Woosehill. A new banner created for the occasion by our Banner Group, a stunning flower display from one of our ‘flower ladies’ and a delicious themed cake from one of our Tadpoles mums. Great teamwork to make the church look beautiful on this special day.
Tadpoles’ Christmas Service! (December 2017)
Today was our end of term at Tadpoles and we celebrated Christmas with a special service for our little ones, finishing with lots of festive treats. Thank you to Patrick for amazingly keeping all the children engaged and involved.
Happy Christmas Tadpoles – we open again on January 3rd and big brothers and sisters are welcome too!
New Church Banner
We have a new banner at Woosehill, made by some of the ladies of the church, with donations of many buttons from church members! It was hung in church in time for Remembrance Sunday and adds to our collection of banners for the different seasons of the church year.