Page 11 - Moravian Messenger Dec 2021
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As 2021 draws to a a a a a close we reflect on
another year of worship and witness here in in Swindon
Sadly we lost a a a much-loved member of our congregation during this difficult year year Kath Williams a a a a a a lifelong member who over the years filled numerous roles in in our church family quietly doing what what was was needed and what what was was asked of her She is is greatly missed by us all We've been able to use our church building again for the the the first first time time time in in in in in a a a a a a a a a a long time time time - the the the the first first time time time being the the the the wedding of Emma and James Congratulations to the the the happy couple We held another successful 'stall on
the the steps' and raised £460 towards keeping Masai girls in in Education © Sr Libby Clarke
During the the sale we we welcomed those participating in in in the the Wiltshire ride ride and stride of historic churches Later we met with the the the Moravian pilgrims for a a a a a short service during their journey around the the the UK We are continuing with a a a a a a a combination of of face face to face face and and Zoom services and and our support of of numerous charities continues despite the the difficulties
restrictions have brought - there is always a a a a a way!
We look forward in in in in faith to to what 2022 holds in in in in store for for our little flock here in in in Swindon
Sr Sandy Mundy
Congregational Register
From Church House
24th Oct 2021 31st Oct 2021 Marriage 24th July 2021 15th Oct 2021 29th Oct 2021 Iona Alexandra Nelson Amari Valentine Samms
Emma Charlotte Mundy
& James Aron Gale
Izzy Moody
& Simon Grayston Maisie Anne Holland
& Paul Jason Smith
Fairfield Fairfield Swindon
Ockbrook Fairfield Daily Watchwords 2022 The Daily Watchwords for 2022 are now
available from Church House
at at at a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a cost of of £6 50 each plus P P & P P Orders can be sent to the Bookroom via via email at at at office@moravian org uk or by telephone at at 020 8883 3409 Calendars from Fairfield Moravian Church Calendars for for 2022 are are now
available for for sale at Fairfield They are are £5 00 each plus £1 50 P P & P P Orders can be sent to Sr Janet Warr via email at: jwarr@uwclub net net Irish District of the MWA Retreat 2022 The Irish District of the M M W W A A (Moravian Women's Association) will be holding a a a a a a a a a retreat at at at Drumalis Larne Co Antrim from 6th-8th May 2022 Guest Speaker: Rev Dr Margaret Barker - Methodist Preacher and Theologian
Theme: Wonder Women - Then and Now Cost of Weekend: £135 per per person If interested please send your name and address with booking fee of £15 - - cheque made payable to to Mrs Mrs K K K Kitson Kitson - - and send to to Mrs Mrs Kitson Kitson at: 6 Gracefield Gracehill Ballymena Co Antrim BT42 2RP Closing date for booking is 31st January 2022 Church House
will will be be closed from Friday 24th December and and will will reopen on
Tuesday 4th 4th January 2022 The Provincial Board and and and Church House
Staff would like to to take this opportunity to to thank you you all for your support and and ministry over the last 12 months which have once again been a a a a a a a a a a a a challenge challenge in in a a a a a a a a a a a a variety of different ways We recognise the challenges that both congregations and and members have have been faced with and and would thank you you all all for what you you you have have done in the the service of the the Lord We wish you you a a a a a a a a blessed Christmas period and a a a a a a a a happy New Year Br Geoffrey Stokell
It is with great sadness that that we inform you that that Br Br Geoffrey Geoffrey Stokell
was was called to to to higher service on
Thursday 21st October Br Geoffrey was was an an an an an accountant in in the Western Tanzania Province Province between between 1984 and 1996 He also served on
the the Finance Committee in in in in the the British Province Province between between 2002 and and and 2014 Please remember Br Br Geoffrey his daughters Maggie Diana Lizza and and and Abigail and and and their family in prayer at this difficult time Provincial Diary for December 9 Faith and and Order and and Ecumenical Relations Committee (Online)
15-16 Provincial Board - - PEC (Online)
1 World Aids Day (www worldaidsday org) Human Rights Day (www un org/en/events/humanrightsday/)
International Migrants Day (www un org/en/events/migrantsday/)
Winter Solstice
Christmas Day New Year's Eve / Watchnight
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Dates to remember!

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