This Weeks News

**** Streets for Prayer This Week ****

Wykeham Grove, Butterfield Grove, Wren Avenue, Pugin Close


**** This Week ****

Teddy Bear Church

On Monday, 9.30am, is our gathering for pre-school children and their carers, with songs, craft, bible story and play.


Messy Afternoon Tea

On Monday, at 3pm is this new fun chance for any who have left school to get together for worship, craft and tea. Great to invite along friends and neighbours


Mothers’ Union

Our next Mothers’ Union meeting is on Monday at 8pm, for members and all interested to find out more.


URC Meeting

Our local meeting for our area of URC churches takes place on Thursday, 7.30pm at URC, Penn Road.  All are welcome, and it’d be great to have some Pertonites there!


Perton Village Show & **** Community Songs of Praise ****

On Saturday, to close a fantastic community day with Perton Village Show in the Civic Centre, the Local History Day at the library, the dog show, cream teas in church, we are hosting a Community Songs of Praise at 4.30pm. This is a great chance to invite friends and neighbours to a service of favourite hymns, picked by local people, with Gavin Williamson MP also choosing a hymn and explaining his choice.  


If you’re able to help with the cream teas, from 2-4pm in church, please sign up in the vestibule in church or speak to Sue Ridley. Thanks.


**** Next Week ****

Church Away Day

Is happening! On Saturday 23rd September!  A fun day out for the whole church family!  You’ve had the date in your diary for ages… now here are the exciting details!  The plan is:

  • 10.30am - meet at church for a short gathering act of worship
  • 11am - leave church for Shrewsbury
  • 12pm - park near Theatre Severn
  • 12.15pm - buffet lunch together at The Foundry, Theatre Severn
  • 1.30pm - leave the restaurant, short walk over the bridge…
  • 2pm - boat trip - approx. 45 mins, with commentary, tea, coffee and biscuits!
  • 3pm - dock and go our separate ways.

It promises to be a fantastic day together. The price is £15 per adult for boat trip and buffet lunch; families please speak to Church Officers.

Max 60 places, so first come, first served on the sign up sheet in church!


**** General News ****

Church Meeting & Faith Lunch

There will be a church meeting on 1st October when we will be deciding the recipients of £5,000 (being 10% of the giving/donations received by the church) for our annual charitable giving. If there are any charities, local or otherwise, that you wish us to consider then please give their names to either Monica or Phil by 24th September.   There will be a bring and share church family lunch after the meeting too.


Pet Service

Our annual pet service will be on Saturday 30th September at 3pm… please let friends and neighbours, and their pets(!), know!


Fairtrade Shop

Volunteers are needed to run the shop in Wolverhampton, any morning or afternoon. Please speak to Ann for details.


Delivering Prayer Cards Each Week

From mid September, not only will pray for certain streets in Perton each week, we are hoping for someone to visit the streets for each week, to pray and deliver a new postcard through the letter boxes, letting folks know we are praying for them, and inviting them to get in touch if they would like to. Please see the sign-up sheet in the vestibule to put your name against one or more weeks over the next year.


Facebook Users!

Those of you who are on Facebook, if you haven’t already, please check out the new(ish!) church page - ‘The Church At Perton’ - and please follow us and from time to time, please share posts with your friends and on other local community pages so we can let folks know what’s happening here.  Thanks lots.


Shoebox Appeal

This year we will again be collecting shoeboxes to send for Christmas. We are doing this through a different charity - a small, local charity, based in Stourbridge, called “Project Gambia”, who send out shoeboxes to a linked region of Gambia. It’s great to be able to support a local, small charity for a change. The shoeboxes will be gathered on Sunday 29th October when we will welcome one of the organisers to speak to us. For information about the charity: 


Christmas Crib Festival

We are going to invite local groups to create their own unique crib for a weekend Christmas Crib Festival on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December.  Watch this space for details, but if you are part of a local group, please encourage them to get involved - it’s free!


23rd March 2019

Have you got your 2019 (not 2018!) diary yet?!!  We have the privilege of welcoming the URC General Secretary, Rev’d John Proctor, to the Church At Perton on Saturday 23rd March 2019 for a day of bible teaching on the book of Acts. This will be a really special day, so please take note somehow even now!!!

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