Showing posts from September, 2014

Harvest Quiz

Don't forget...It is not too late to buy tickets and enter the annual Harvest Quiz, this Saturday, 5th October 7.30 pm for a prompt 8 pm start. Tickets £7.50 for adults and £5 for children, ploughman's supper is included.
Tickets from Ivor and Joanne Wilde 870162, Steve and Gill Watson 870186, Jane Ward 870203 or Andrew Knowles 870103

Sermon 28th September

If you missed Reverend Beverley's sermon on Sunday, here is your chance to catch up, just click on the link: Sermon 28th September

Harvest Supper - Quinton with Preston Deanery

On Sunday the 28th September 2014 St John the Baptist Quinton held its Harvest Service and Supper in the Church. The Church was resplendent with harvest decoration, produce and flowers and the day was made more special with the arrival of our guest of honour (photo: greeted at the door by Mike Crouch, Churchwarden) Livingstone Chenge. Livingstone is the Headteacher of Butonge Primary School, the school we support, and is in the UK with the group from our linked diocese of Bungoma. During the service Livingstone gave us an insight into life in Bungoma and especially of the children at the school.  He explained the fantastic difference it had made when we financially assisted him to bring electricity into the school and how that would now assist our next project of improving the water and sanitation.
Mike Crouch

Ride and stride

Thank you to everyone who took part in the ride and stride on the 13th of September. Some of us walked around Willen Lake, while others rode 10 miles visiting eight Milton Keynes churches, navigating the red ways and byways. It was great fun! We'll give you a fuller report after all the sponsorship money has been collected.

Iraq crisis

The Iraqi people need our prayers. Iraqi Christians need our prayers. The climate of uncertainty and diminished confidence in the government armed forces to provide security and stability are causing many, particularly Christians, to seriously consider the hope of emigration.
If you are called to know more and maybe make a donation please follow this link

Wishing for a month of Sundays!

Usually you hear the phrase 'never in a month of Sundays', however, following the service led by our Youth Fellowship on the fifth Sunday in August, it left me wishing for a month of Sundays - so we could see them lead a service far more often. Their confidence in leading us through the service in singing, prayer and drama was a joy to behold and put many of us adults to shame! 

Their dramatic portrayal of Matthew 16 v 25 - 27easily conveyed the Gospel message;

'For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.'

Lest we forget WW1