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Church Treasurer (Morning Congregation)- vacancy

A vacancy will soon arise for the position of treasurer at The Church on Oakwood, when Peter Briggs retires at Christmas.

You will need to have a good brain for figures and a sense of humour, but above all be dedicated. Experience is NOT necessary, as full training will be given.

The job does not carry a salary but can be very rewarding.

Do you have what it takes? If so, please contact Reverend Lindsay Hughes (01332 667803)

For a full job description, please see the August/September issue of 'The Oracle' Magazine.

Volunteer cooking assistants needed urgently for The Lunch Club!!!

Every month we welcome around 35 senior citizens to The Lunch Club at The Church on Oakwood. It provides a tasty, well cooked meal in a friendly atmosphere for any older resident of Oakwood and its near environs, in particular those who are on their own, or those who are limited in what they can do by age or physical ability.

We rely mainly on volunteers from the congregation to prepare and serve the meals, as well as for transporting some of the frailer members to and from the Lunch.

Sad news of the passing of Liz Guirdham

Liz Guirdham has died peacefully at home, with her husband, John. Her funeral was held at Markeaton on Monday 3rd August 2009. Liz was a long standing member of the church community, she particularly enjoyed 'Monday Fellowship' and Thursday Coffee Mornings.

Before Alzheimer's took hold in the last two years, Liz was a lovely, bright and jolly lady. She will be much missed, and our love and prayers are with her husband John and their family.

Remembering Gerald Burton

Several of our members attended the funeral of Gerald Burton, on Friday July 17th at St John's Church, Bridge Street. Gerald and his wife, Gladys, were active members of The Church on Oakwood before they moved away in 2002. Gerald is remembered as a former Elder. His wood work skills can still be admired in the present kitchen; and he also made our Christmas candle holders for candlelight services. It was Gladys who started up our popular monthly Lunch Club.

Our Thoughts and prayers are with Gladys and her family at this difficult time.

Baptism of William Christopher

At a special Baptism service at 12.30pm on Sunday 26th July 2009, we welcomed baby William Christopher into the fellowship of the Church. Many people came to witness William's formal entry into the family of God, and he looked very interested in everything going on around him. William was supported by his parents, Andrea and Chris, and by his Godparents. Reverend Lindsay conducted the service, and John Cox presented the lighted candle to baby William.

Baptism of Charlianne 12 July 2009

At Sunday's 10.30am service, 6 year old Charlianne was baptised into the family of God, in her own words she wanted to be "a friend of Jesus". Charlianne looked beautiful in her white dress, and was supported by her parents, Andrea and Leigh, as well as her Godparents. Charlianne is a regular attender at our Sparklers children's group, and already has a strong grounding in the Christian faith.

Name the Teddy Competition raises £45 for STEPS

At Sunday's 10.30am service, Brian Shaw was the lucky winner of the gorgeous teddy with the tartan waistcoat. He correctly guessed the bear's name was William, and intends to give him to his grandchild who is due later this year. Andrew Cusick organised the competition to raise funds for Leicestershire Conductive Education Centre (STEPS), who specialise in supporting children with motor disorders, enabling them to live fuller lives.

A new venture - Mid week Holy Communion and sandwiches

At 12 noon on the third Wednesday of each month, we will have Said Holy Communion at Church followed by sandwiches and a drink. This will be a quiet service for those who would appreciate a mid-week service during the daytime.

Please bring your own sandwiches, drinks will be provided.

The Protestant form of service will be used and all are welcome to attend.

Rev'd Jo Whitehead ordained to the Priesthood

On Saturday July 4th 2009 at Ashbourne Parish Church, our curate, the Reverend Jo Whitehead was ordained to the Priesthood. She was supported by family and friends and many parishioners attended, over 40 travelling on a special coach booked for the occasion. Many people remained for a picnic tea, and we were blessed with beautiful weather.

Women's Prayer Breakfast 18th April 2009

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