Craft @4 had a lovely time together on 23 May talking about Pentecost, making windmills and catching up after so long..... thank you so much to Blue Orchid Bakery for letting us shelter under the gazebo - the cakes went down well too!
Next meeting 13 June 4pm picnic at Elms Field - contact Claire for details.
Church @ 4 met for the first time on Sunday 8th September 2013. We had a great time learning about the Parable of the Sower. We started off in the Meeting Place making coasters and placemats with leaves and a verse from James 1, 'Accept the word that God plants in your hearts'. We did some potato printing and made beaks to wear on our heads. We then went into Church and had a short service with a video, stories, singing and some interactive prayers. Finally, we all had a picnic tea and shared some time together.
Annual Report (February 2021)
Craft @ 4 has met throughout the year, either via zoom or on a couple of occasions in person. We have enjoyed stories, crafts and being together. We have distributed various crafts to do and some ideas of things to make from things we already have at home and activity sheets.
In June we enjoyed a picnic at Elms field which was very well attended and a great chance to be together. We will continue to meet on the second Sunday of every month and will no doubt enjoy another picnic in the summer.
On Christmas Eve we held a lovely well attended Christingle Service on zoom and it was lovely to see families gathering to worship together from home and we enjoyed a lovely Christmas story told by Georgia.
Beginning in September 2019 a new opportunity to worship was introduced here at Wokingham Methodist Church. Open to all denominations, those with faith and those who are searching it will meet in the Church on the first Wednesday morning of each month (except January, July and August).
The morning will begin with coffee, from 9.30am, followed by a short time of worship around 10am including prayer and Bible reading. From this time of worship together there will be opportunities to explore the reading through creative activities which will be provided. These might include painting, origami, clay, collage, creative writing, music, textiles and much more. Some of the activities will be ongoing, month by month. Others will change as we allow creativity to flourish! The morning will finish with a short closing worship around midday and possibly, lunch.
In our first year we will be exploring the seven miracles in John's gospel and linking them with the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus. Whether you regard yourself as ‘a creative’ or not you and your friends are warmly invited to join us as we learn and grow together.
In line with Methodist Church advice (in March) that all services are suspended we will not be meeting again for a while.
Contact: Christine Morgan
Report (March 2020)
In our March meeting we looked at the account of Jesus walking on the water as told in John 6:16-24. We looked at a painting by Maggie Hambling which is part of the Methodist Art collection and talked about how the presence of Jesus helps us through the storms of life we encounter.
Once again the creative writing group produced some inspired work and we listened as they sang the song Pauline had written. Small sailing boats were made out of card and paper, pastels were used to produce some watery images, leaves were stitched onto our banner and a mosaic for the café was started. We were pleased to welcome members from Bracknell and Crowthorne churches and also from The Church @ The Pines.
In line with Methodist Church advice that all services are suspended we will not be meeting again for a while.