Monday, May 25, 2015

Early 2015

It has been quite a busy start to the year.  There have been studies to prepare for, services and sermons to write, leaflets to print and distribute, and programmes to plan.  Over Easter we went to Morecambe for a few days holiday.
 We visited a grade 2 listed ice cream parlour.
 Susannah brought a little sunshine.  We certainly needed it, despite fine dry weather over the country, Morecambe remained misty for three of the four days.
 We visited Arnside, where we watched trains, and found a very nice coffee shop.
 Then we watched the tidal bore come in, Although it looks less than spectacular in the picture, the sight of the wave suddenly rushing in and covering the sandbanks in a matter of minutes is quite awe-inspiring.
 We went to church at the local Free Methodist church, where we were made most welcome.  It was very unusual for us to be the oldest members of a congregation.
 We went to the coast a bit to the north and really tested our determination to follow "Thou shalt not covet"!
 In May Jonathan preached at the Rose Hill Church in Dodworth as his connexional plan appointment.

 After the service we were invited to a prayer meeting made up of people from a number of churches in the Barnsley circuit, and afterwards a meal.
In the afternoon of the same day, Susannah preached at Cornerstone Church in Doncaster.
After this service we were invited to tea.
We represented the church at the circuit meeting, and are in the process of preparing the next leaflet, the next newsletter and the publicity for the upcoming flower festival and music festival.