worship by zoomCOVID threw up many challenges and the first was that lack of opportunity to meet together for worship and fellowship. Thus was born our weekly Wednesday Worship session via Zoom.

We had a few technical challenges, mainly around transmitting music, but we soon had a large following of varying ages for this session that lasts about 35 minutes. Please join the session when you can, wherever you are.

We have some hymns; some prayers; a bible reading and a reflection from either Julia Tomes or Brian Donlon.

We expected this to be a short lived thing but even when we could meet face to face the group decided to continue to meet in this format. It has the advantage of people joining from wherever they are (e.g. on holiday) and certainly during the winter months, it means we do not have to worry about being out on cold, dark evenings.

We are particularly grateful to those who lead our prayers as well as our two local preachers who lead the reflections. After the meeting we are able to have a catch up of what is happening to various members within our group and within our wider fellowship.

Brian Donlon
[Reprinted from the Holmes Chapel Annual Report for 2022-23]

Coming up soon . . .

Wednesday 29 Nov 8.00am
The Wonder of Advent, at Biddulph MC
Wednesday 29 Nov 7.15pm
The Coffee Shop Book Club
Saturday 2 Dec 9.30am
Biddulph - Christmas Fayre
Saturday 2 Dec 10.00am
BHG Christmas Coffee Morning
Sunday 3 Dec
'Advent Hope' Musical -- Circuit Service
Sunday 3 Dec 4.00pm
Thanksgiving and Memorial service
Wednesday 6 Dec 8.00am
The Wonder of Advent, at Biddulph MC
Saturday 9 Dec 7.00pm
Biddulph - Kingsfield Singers Concert
Wednesday 13 Dec 8.00am
The Wonder of Advent, at Biddulph MC
Thursday 14 Dec 7.30pm
Congleton Town Carol Service