About a week to go until Ickleton fete on 24th June and planning is going well. We have a big bouncy castle on order, a coconut shy and the stack of Pimms and beer is building along with preparations for all the other activities.
Extreme Domestic Activities
The highlight of the whole event will be our competition to find the Extreme Domestic Activities Quad-athlete – we have 4 fab round of this competition occurring throughout the afternoon with individual prizes for each round and a grand prize for top athlete across all 4. Extreme domestic activities include:
Creative napkin folding
“This is not for the faint hearted!”
Help still needed
We are still looking for helpers and donations. We need donations for the following stalls:
cake and produce
toys and puzzles
Please feel free to bring donations on the day or contact Keena.
The joy of a traditional fete, like Ickleton’s on 24th June, is that we have a huge range of stalls run by local people. The aim of the fete is to raise funds for the church, but equally important is having a wonderful family day out together. You can get the latest on the fete line up here.
We’ve therefore got lots of free activities – like the Cambridge University Ceilidh band – where you can come to enjoy the music or have a dance. We have a massive nearly new clothes stall where you can grab a designer bargain. Our huge range of game stalls will keep you and the children enthralled but not break the bank.
The home cooked food we offer is legendary, so whether it’s a burger and beer or tea and cake you know you’ll get something delicious.
We try to ensure that we have priced all the events and activities to be affordable while making a small profit. Please join us for a wonderful family day out while supporting the local church.
Find out about Pentecost. Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it Superman – no, even better, it’s the Holy Spirit!
At this month’s Sunday school come along and think about how the disciples felt when Jesus left then. Do you think they were confused or scared or a bit lost? Well they didn’t have long to wait before something wonderful happened when the gift of the Holy Spirit roared into their lives.
Come and find out more, reveal the hidden Holy Spirit and spin some tongues of flame.
St Mary Magdalene church was teeming with a group of lively Beavers on Friday evening. The Beavers visited the church to do a series of activities towards their faith badge.
Activities included musical balloon prayers, prayers for the world and foil intercessions among other things. They also gave examples of things they had done to help other people. These were collected in flower drawing and hung on branches.
The Beavers also completed a treasure hunt round the church and received their own ‘we explored St Mary Magdalene’ badges.
If you are between 9 and 13 your local churches would love you to join us at Hinxton village hall 6.00-7.30pm Sunday May 14th
Over the next few months we’ll be finding out what cutlery has got to do with talking to God and looking at questions like does God hear us when we pray and what to do if our prayers don’t get answered, using our usual mix of fun, games, clips and chat. Together, we’ll explore why, how and where we can pray…all with the help of a teaspoon BRING A FAVOURITE FOOD TO SHARE
This week’s Sunday school will be the first of a new series focusing on the apostles. We are going to kick off with Jude, or Thaddaeus, and think about what his special gift as a disciple was.
We’ll have stories, an unravelling activity and some fun things to make. We’ll be using the lovely materials from Jesus without Language – a wonderful web resource packed with great activities and lessons.
So if you’re aged between 5 and 14, come along for some fun-filled Bible exploration.
Today we spent time reflecting on Good Friday and the passion of Christ. As part of those reflections we used prayer stations to help us think and reflect – we even had a video projected onto the bare altar with a simple but powerful retelling of the Easter story.
Here are some of our other prayer stations for your reflection:
con·nect /kəˈnekt/ verb Bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established
CONNECT is a new monthly service seeking to do just that… Connect! to bring people (aged 9+) from all over South Cambridgeshire together, along with their families, to establish real connections with each other…and with God!
Launching on April 23rd, CONNECT is a new initiative brought about with the help of a small group of clergy, youth workers and volunteers who all want to see God’s Word brought to life through engaging music, activities, drama, games, speakers and prayer.
Over the coming months we will be looking at some of the stories Jesus told, hoping to unravel four of his parables and exploring together what these well-known – and sometimes not so well-known – stories can really mean to us today.
We will be meeting at St Andrew in Stapleford on the 4th Sunday of each month from 5.30pm, where there’ll be an informal, interactive service followed by a time of food and fellowship all together. The dates for your diary are: 23rd April, 28th May, 25th June and 23rd July – so be sure not to miss out!
This really does promise to be a fantastic gathering that we hope you can be a part of it too: it would be great if young volunteers from each parish could help .. maybe hand out books, make the drinks or play in the band. So invite your friends, invite your family and let’s join together.
The sun was shining and the children where in high spirits for our Easter craft day. Although we had low numbers of attendees we certainly had lots of fun and managed to pack in a huge number of activities. Some of these will act as prayer stations for our Good Friday devotions and everyone is welcome to drop in to Ickleton church between noon and 2.45pm on Good Friday (14th April 2017) to meditate and reflect on the children’s view of the Easter story.
You can see some of the crafts they produced here but before getting too excited you should know at all the tomb biscuits have been eaten!
We have some great plans in place for the forthcoming Easter craft day. One of the things we’re planning to do is create a stained-glass window based on our wonderful wall paintings. We’re going to do a study of the last supper panel and discover some surprising things about the images we can just about see.
Please come along – if you only want to drop in for an hour you’ll be more than welcome.