Archive for December, 2012

Thoughts for the end of 2012

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

The theme of our Christmas morning service was peace and love – Luke 2 tells the story of the coming of Jesus – love brought to earth in the form of a baby.
There is a saying “The most important things in life are not things”
how true How good it would be if we could replace things with peace and love more often.
We take this opportunity to wish you all a Peaceful New Year

Notice Board

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Those passing the church will have noticed a new notice board erected at the front of the building.

2013 is our centenary celebration year and we want to make sure everyone is aware of our plans for the year ahead and of events that will be taking place.

All events will be displayed on the board for everyone to see. However feel free to drop in at any of our services.

Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

At 10.15a.m Darryl Lomas one of the Deacons led the Christmas Day service. It was great to welcome everyone to our service, although cool due to a problem with the heating – singing carols with gusto kept us warm.

Candlelight Service – 23rd December 2012

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Dr Sally Bradley and members of the congregation led us through readings and carols and once again brought the Christmas Story to life.

On Christmas Day at 10.15a.m Darryl Lomas one of the Deacons led the service. It was great to welcome everyone although cool due to a problem with the heating – singing carols kept us warm.

Candlelight Service – Sunday 23rd December 2012

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Our annual candlelight carol service will take place at 2.45pm Sunday 23 December.

The service will be led by Dr Sally Bradley with participation by members of the church. It will be a sandwich service of carols and readings. Everyone welcome.

Gift Sunday 16th December 2012

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Led by Suzannah Youden. Considering the pregnancy of Elizabeth with John .

The need to be prepared, brought to life in a little play with Suzzanah playing the part of the pregnant Elizabeth.

Thanks to all who collected for the Samaritans Purse shoebox appeal but we continue our giving theme next Sunday

Gifts of balls and hoops were accepted for a school supported by the church.
Toiletries for Charis House,Buxton and soup for the soup kitchens in the city.

We continue to collect for a local foodbank.

Church Anniversary – 99 years in the building

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Led by Darryl Lomas, Deacon at Tapton.
Readings: Matt 13 v53-58 & Luke 10 v25-37.
Is anyone interested in the 99th anniversary? In the case of Tapton the 99th year is only likely to last 22 days before we start celebrating our centenary in 2013. All focus is always on 100, in cricket batsmen enter the nervous nineties, infact 99 could be classed as the leper amongst numbers.
This resonates with the unloved and unwanted but compounded at this ‘festive’ time of year.
We have images of happy families, presents,baubles on the Christmas tree and logs burning on the fire.
Unfortunately this is not the case for many who are friendless,homeless or unemployed – societies 99s.
What do we do for the unloved? How do we reach out as reflected in the passage about the Good Samaritan?
Darryl reflected on two notices he had seen this week – ‘the greatest happiness in life is to love and be loved’. Love can be found at Tapton so use it!
Also remember ’the most important things in life are not things’.

The service concluded with organist John playing Overture to the Messiah by GF Handel.

Forthcoming Church Anniversary 9th December 2012

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

On Sunday 9th December Darryl Lomas will be leading our Church Anniversary service at 2.45pm.

This will be the 99th anniversary service in the current church building and as we approach our centenary year, we have a number of exciting, interesting and entertaining events planned.

These events include musical concerts by the Stannington Brass Band, International harpist Robin Ward and our own organist John Silverton. There will also be talks on Congregational and local history.

All events and our Sunday services are open to all comers, please check the web site for details.

Keith Bradley, Church Secretary

Bible Study – 5th December 2012

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Led by Darryl Lomas based on 1 Corinthians ch 12 v12-31.
The one body – considering the life and roles within Tapton working together with what aim?

This is the last Bible Study until the New Year and we encourage members to read the Daily Bread bible study notes until we resume on January 2nd 2013.