Wet Your Whistle
‘Wet Your Whistle’ is a ‘drop-in’ with a difference! We meet on the first and third Wednesday afternoons of every month, from 2 pm, and usually some 30 to 40 people are there, mainly elderly folk from the local area. Lifts to the church are provided. The programme is simple - arrive about 2, have a cup of tea, look at the bric-a-brac stalls, have a chat. About 3 pm, Roger gives his ‘Thought for the Day’, which is a straightforward comment on a topical subject, with a Christian ‘flavour’. This is followed by another cup of tea, and more chat. The afternoon finishes about 4 pm, and they all queue up for lifts home!
The Team is mainly staffed by members of the Lancaster house group, who enjoy doing this piece of practical service. There are special events, too - a sit-down tea at Christmas, Easter and Harvest, and outings to Maldon, Perrywoods Garden Centre and Wilkins jam factory.
This is a ‘bridging’ activity - non-threatening, and not ‘preachy’, but demonstrating Christ’s love in practical ways. Some of our members have started coming to church, and we believe some good seed is being sown. There is a pastoral dimension too, in that some members have had time in hospital, and we have visited them, and brought encouragement in their time of sickness.
‘Wet Your Whistle’ is an established part of the church programme, and plays a significant part in the lives of its members. It is much appreciated by all.
Some special events planned for our meetings this year are:
Feb 20th 12:45 for 1pm - Soup lunch with dessert - cost £3.
March 20th - Quiz
April 17th 1:00 for 1:15 - Easter fish and chip lunch with dessert - cost TBA.
May 15th - Bring and share tea in the hall.
June 5th 1pm - Trip too Perrywoods Garden Centre with afternoon tea - cost TBA.
June 19th - Quiz.
July 3rd - Strawberry cream tea in the hall - cost £3.
August 7th - Choc ices.
Sept 4th - The Great British Cake Off!
Oct. 16th 1:00 for 1:15 - Harvest fish and chips with dessert - cost TBA.
December 4th - Buffet Christmas tea.
December 18th 1pm - Community Christmas Lunch - cost TBA.
December 22nd (Sunday) Festive Tea and Carols: tea in the hall at 4:00 pm; candlelight carol service in church at 5:53 pm.
WYW Maldon outing
Why not join us for some fresh home made soup or a toastie? Lunch is served every Thursday from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Church Hub following the Coffee Hub. With lovely fresh food, all are welcome to come and lunch together. Donations towards the cost are invited.
We have a community repair and mend group, meeting every Thursday at Coffee Hub 9:30 am – 12 noon. So bring along those things that need fixing – vacuum cleaners / bikes / mowers / old garments that need a make over etc. and we will have a go at fixing them. Why bin it when we can fix it!
Technically minded repairers are particularly welcome on Thursdays!!
Tool Box Project
Do you have any spare tools or craft items? We are collecting them for Tools With a Mission. See the list on our Tool Box Project page for details of what we currently need.
Can you knit, crochet or sew?
The Springfield Stitchers need help with various charity projects. If you would like to help or, if you would like to learn to knit, crochet or sew, or if you have unwanted wool or haberdashery (buttons, zips, thread, fabric, sewing machines) please pop along to find out more.
The Springfield Stitchers meet at “The Coffee Hub” every Thursday 9.30 till 12.00 at Springfield Park Baptist Church. Contact Alison for more information.
As a church we believe in the power of prayer and that it makes a difference in situations and circumstances. We are part of Chelmsford 24-7 Prayer, joining with Christians from across our City to pray for the things God lays on our hearts. Please follow this link for more information about how you and your church can get involved: https://chelmsford24-7.org/. Plans for the near future at Springfield Park involve the setting up of a new prayer space and prayer walks around our local area. Watch this space for developments.
Come to our coffee drop-in on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12 noon. All welcome for free coffee, tea and a chat.
From our Foreign Correspondent
See an account of John Lancasters 2017 visit to India here.
Follow Johns mission trips to India and see more pictures of the people and places he visits by joining Johns mission trip to India on Facebook.
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- Wednesday, February 20, 2019
- Thursday, February 21, 2019
- Sunday, February 24, 2019
- Tuesday, February 26, 2019
- Wednesday, February 27, 2019
- Thursday, February 28, 2019
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