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Tuesday 1 September 2020
Sunday 30 August saw our seventh 'live' morning service at Acre Mill. This was the best attended so far (30 people) and everyone enjoyed Stephen Crook from Goodshaw Baptist leading the worship. Every week we have learned something new and we hope we have done all we can to keep everyone safe.
For 22 Sundays since lockdown in March, we have provided a recorded morning service on Youtube which has been watched by a surprising number of people and thanks go to everyone who has contributed and helped in any way. From this Sunday, things will be a bit different.
We will be recording the Sunday Service and an edited version will be published on YouTube the following Sunday. So, on Sunday, 6 September, you will be able to watch the service that took place 'live' on 30 August. This is a bit experimental at the moment so we shall see how we get on. There is no truth in the rumour that there will be a special 'outtakes' version available at Christmas!
Grateful thanks go to Phil Bowden who has spent an amazing amount of time on the technical problems involved. Also, thanks go to Kerry for signing the songs - this had been a great help and inspiration as we are officially not allowed to sing during the services. So we are signing rather than singing!
The Zoom meetings will continue on Wednesdays(Quiz and Bingo) and Fridays at 7.30pm but there is another change coming up for the Sunday Coffee Time Zoom. Because more people are coming to church, it's hard to get home in time to start the Zoom at 12.00 so, as an experiment, the Zoom on Sunday 6 September will be direct from church at 11.30am. If you log on, you will be able to see and speak to everyone who is having coffee after the service (outside and socially distanced, of course!)
The Deacons met last week to review our situation and to discuss what changes will need to be made to get some of our regular activities back to normal. We are hoping to start CBC later in September and the leaders are discussing this soon. Also, we hope to have some arrangements in place for the younger children during the service. Although we are limiting service times to about 45 minutes, we realise that even this is a long time for the younger ones. Our Sunday School leaders are meeting to see how a mini-sunday school/creche could be arranged and news about this will be available shortly.
Congratulations to Katie and Lauren for their great exam results recently.
Happy Birthday to all who have birthdays in September : Yvonne, Barbara, Samantha and Bethany
Morning Services for September:
Sunday 6 September Terry Haslam-Jones
Sunday 13 September Rev John Prior
Sunday 20 September Yvonne Webb (Tear Fund)
Sunday 27 September Jayne Webb (Send-a Cow : Harvest)
Please pray specially for
Monday 13 July 2020
This is the first newsletter for a few weeks - mainly because there hasn't been much news to report!
Everything is OK with the church building and there has been someone there almost every day to do cleaning, maintenance and gardening. We have continued with the Sunday morning video services and have received some very encouraging comments from far and wide - so thanks to everyone has taken part. It has been especially good to see so many of the younger people of our church involved. Past Sundays are still available on the Acre Mill YouTube channel and most have well over 100 views now.The Zoom meetings are continuing on Wednesdays(Quiz and Bingo) and Fridays at 7.30pm and on Sundays at 11.30am as a Virtual Coffee Time. A special thanks to Kimberley for continuing to set the Quiz and to Pauline and her assistants for the Bingo session.
We have produced a Risk Assessment and a Guide with information about the safe opening of Acre Mill for services.