Reports of recent Events
On Saturday 21st September just over 20 members and friends sat down to the first Harvest Supper held at the Chapel in living memory. We enjoyed a lovely meal together and gave thanks for God's goodness.
Peter Atwill ,from Canal Ministries, gave a short "thought for the evening" talk after the meal and sang an arrangement of the hymn Loved with everlasting Love.
Donations on the evening and the offering on Sunday were given to the Bible Society for the purchase of Bibles for Syrian refugees.
Despite the forecast inclement weather we were glad to welcome a good number for coffee and chat and listen to our speaker, Alan Young, on October 11th. Alan a keen cyclist came up from Bathford on his bike and was going back into Bath afterwards.
Alan explained how after speaking at our Harvest Service last year his thoughts flowed to "Simple Living" and how as a grand parent and Christian he should be more active in this. He shared with us some ideas how we should act responsibly in the world God made and commanded His creation to care and tend it.
This popular bi-monthly event continues and usually there are musical items and testimony between courses.
"The Sound of Music" was the choice of our guest David Morrell as he played a medley of ten items from the ever popular musical. You could just hear the occasional "Climb every mountain" or "I am sixteen going on seventeen" wafting through the audience.
David then spoke about the time he and his wife spent in the summer in Austria. They just happened to be there when Europe was experiencing tremendous heatwave conditions. The reason for their visit was to help out at a refugee camp which was near a church. The Church members were seeking to bring help, comfort and relief to these needy people.There was also opportunity to speak quietly of the love of the Lord Jesus which was quite different from the culture many had come from.
The usual mix of soup and cakes and tea / coffee went down well and people went away having enjoyed the time but understanding the challenges that many go through and how the Christian Church can bring hope to a needy world.