It’a Harvest Time at Greenfield

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This year we are supporting Age UK. Trafford – Improving later life in Trafford.
This independent local charity works in the community to support older people, their families and carers. They make a huge difference to the lives of older people in Trafford, their families and friends. services, social activities, groups and events.
We will raise money by:-
Harvest gift envelopes. Money donations or cheques (payable to Greenfield Church)
Money Bags -You will be given an empty money bag leading up to Harvest for you to collect loose change each time you appreciate being able to do something for yourself or are grateful for help given by someone else. These can be returned on Harvest Sunday
Win a hamper – £1.00 a go. On sale in market café and at church.
Borrow a book- Age UK Trafford provides the Home Library Service on behalf of Trafford Council.
The service delivers books directly to the homes of those who cannot get out to a library. In the weeks leading up to Harvest we hope to have a small lending library with an honesty box for donations. Please bring in books you think others may want to share and make a donation to borrow a book.
Saturday 6th October – Harvest Hotpot and Games 3.00-6.00pm. Tickets available £5.00.
Bingo, Hoy and Beetle. Hot pot, ice cream, cheese and biscuits.
Saturday 13th October – Harvest Fair 11.00-1.30pm
We are hopeful that our market café customers, congregation and friends and those who use our premises will support our fundraising activities. Please tell your friends. Please start to bring items for a Tombola stall (non-perishable food and treats- Chocolates, Biscuits, Sweets), Toys and books, Jewellery and scarves. We would welcome cakes, homemade or bought, nearer the time.
Sunday 14th October 10.45am – Harvest Festival Service.

Greenfield by the Sea

Not everyone can get away to the seaside – so the seaside is coming to Greenfield.
On Sunday 19th August the church will be laid out with sun loungers and umbrellas. As part of the service we will create a holiday atmosphere with hymns round the bandstand, Punch & Judy, virtual donkey rides and a trip round the lighthouse.
Everyone will receive a free icecream and be encouraged to come to church in their holiday gear – but there’s no need to go to extremes!
IMG_0185_1Ralph will be leading the service.

Christmas is Coming.

Barnabus Tea 17
Barnabus Tea 17
As the clocks go back and forecasters warn of colder weather to come, Greenfield Church swung into action by offering a sumptuous afternoon tea, reminiscent of hot sunny days and al fresco dining, to raise funds for BARNABUS the charity for the homeless in Manchester. Supporters came through doors in droves – for 3 solid hours the church was packed. Sandwiches and pies, scones and jam and cakes, lots and lots of cakes. All consumed with great gusto.
On the day £640 raised to go with the 13 sacks of warm clothing already delivered.
And still to come … The Annual Barnabus Quiz Night in January….
Barnabus

Church to visit local beauty spot.

Lymm Dam
Lymm Dam showing the historic Parish Church through the trees.
Picnic Site
After morning worship GREENFIELD CHURCH members will picnic at Lymm Dam on Sunday 16th July followed by a 2 mile circumnavigation of the dam itself.
Built in 1824 Tranquil Lymm Dam is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the whole of the borough of Warrington attracting vast numbers of nature lovers each year to revel in its true magnificence and peaceful settings. It truly is an escape. This 17-hectare site which recently won a Green Flag award includes one of the few publicly accessible large water bodies within the area. Situated in the Southeast of Warrington Borough, Lymm Dam is well placed to provide recreational and educational opportunities for both local and regional visitors. Ranger Tim Baker quoted; “Lymm Dam is a place that means many things to many people and sometimes those people can get quite passionate about it”.

Thoughts for July.

Stephen Rev Stephen Smith.
‘Baptist Voice’ the Talking Newspaper for visually handicapped Baptists in the UK is based at Greenfield Church. Our minister, Rev Stephen Smith is the newspaper’s Chaplain. Each month Stephen shares his thoughts and prayers with the listeners.
This is his contribution for July:-